2018 Chipping Norton Stakes: Winx Form Guide & Betting Preview

March 2, 2018

2018 Chipping Norton Stakes: Winx Form Guide & Betting Preview

Winx is the showstopper in the race but below we go over the complete Chipping Norton Stakes 2018 form guide and betting markets to uncover any value in the placings for the Sydney feature on Saturday.

Winx

Winx (inside) is the champion horse and one to beat in the 2018 Chipping Norton Stakes first-up over a mile at Randwick this weekend. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Chris Waller’s daughter of Street Cry is the best horse on turf in the world currently and her odds-on quote of $1.08 through Ladbrokes.com.au to win the Group 1 $600,000 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) for the third year on the trot is justifiable.

The six-year-old is already the country’s highest earning racehorse and she will eclipse Black Caviar with a sixteenth elite level win should she salute for the punters first-up on the weekend at her pet track and distance (8:7-1-0).

The Chipping Norton Stakes betting markets are obviously all about Queen Winx who dominated her simulated race trial on Apollo Stakes Day leading up to her much awaited autumn return.

She races officially for the first time since the Cox Plate three-peat in Melbourne during the spring and the Sydney race fans will be keen to get a glimpse of the $15.6 million earner for the first time since September.

Nothing else in the nine-horse Chipping Norton Stakes field is under $14 with former VRC Derby winner Prized Icon considered the “danger”.

Only a travesty on the track will see Winx beaten for the first time in 23 starts but there is still the Chipping Norton Stakes 2018 form guide history and betting statistics to go over when tipping the trifecta on Saturday.

Winx is out to secure a third Chipping Norton Stakes win for the first time since the four straight victories by Tie The Knot (1999-2002)

2018 Chipping Norton Stakes Form Facts & Betting Stats

  • Last year’s Chipping Norton Stakes winner successfully defending her title was the mighty Winx who came off a lead-up Apollo Stakes victory for the second year on the trot and saluted for the punters again with Hugh Bowman aboard from barrier four (of 10)
  • Winx is after a third straight Chipping Norton Stakes win in 2018 but this time comes into the race first-up
  • Shoot Out for his second in 2013 was the last first-up winner of the Chipping Norton Stakes having run fifth in the previous year’s Cox Plate at his latest start
Winx is out to become the first first-up Chipping Norton Stakes winner since Shoot Out (2013)
  • All six other Chipping Norton Stakes champions from 2011-2017 came off a lead-up run in the Apollo Stakes including the past three to do the double with Contributer (2015) and Winx (2016-17)
  • The Apollo Stakes graduates in the Chipping Norton Stakes field this year are Prized Icon (4th), Stampede (6th) and Classic Uniform (7th)
Prized Icon (4th) is the best out of the Apollo Stakes this year out to be the seventh Chipping Norton Stakes winner since 2011 to come out of that lead-up race
  • Chris Waller chases a third straight Chipping Norton Stakes win saddling up not only #7 Winx but also his 2018 Sydney Cup-bound duo of #2 Who Shot Thebarman ($151) and #3 Libran ($51) first-up in the weight-for-age feature
  • Waller has prepared six of the past seven Chipping Norton Stakes winners with the dual success of Winx (2016-17) following his earlier victories with Danleigh (2011), Shoot Out (2012-13) and Boban (2014)
  • The only other previous Chipping Norton Stakes winning trainer with a runner on the weekend is Gai Waterhouse chasing a record seventh win with likely pacemaker #5 Stampede ($17)
Six-time Chipping Norton Stakes winning trainer Gai Waterhouse is back in 2018 with Stampede
  • Jockey Hugh Bowman has ridden five of the past seven Chipping Norton Stakes champions and returns on Winx in 2018
  • The only other previous Chipping Norton Stakes winning jockey with a ride on Saturday is Glyn Schofield on the second favourite #4 Prized Icon ($14)
  • Along with Winx the only other last start winner in the line-up is $81 roughie #6 Jedamar who saluted in a Benchmark 80 over 1500m at Canterbury in mid-February
  • Four of the past five Chipping Norton Stakes favourites have saluted for the punters and #7 Winx ($1.08) is odds-on again this weekend
  • The last Chipping Norton Stakes winner to jump at odds longer than $10 was He’s No Pie Eater who scored a huge upset at $81 in 2007
  • He’s No Pie Eater (2007) was also the last three-year-old Chipping Norton Stakes winner and this year the sole 3YO out to break the drought is #9 Vinland ($67)
  • Winx (2016-17) and Tuesday Joy (2009) are the only mares to win the Chipping Norton Stakes since 1986
  • Along with #7 Winx the other mare in this year’s race is former Oaks winner #8 Lasqueti Spirit ($101)
  • Five-year-olds have the best recent record in the race and this year the 5YOs in the Chipping Norton field are #1 Classic Uniform and #5 Stampede
  • The horses with the best record at the Randwick track are: #7 Winx (17:13-3-0) and #1 Classic Uniform (7:3-0-1)
  • The horses with the best record over the distance (1600m) are: #7 Winx (9:8-1-0), #1 Classic Uniform (8:3-2-1), #6 Jemadar (3:3-0-0), #4 Prized Icon (4:2-1-0) and #5 Stampede (3:2-1-0)
  • Randwick is set to be in the Soft range for Saturday and the runners with the best Soft track records are: #7 Winx (5:3-1-0), #1 Classic Uniform (12:2-1-3), #3 Libran (9:2-2-1) and #4 Prized Icon (5:2-0-0)

Check out the official Chipping Norton Stakes 2018 Form Guide below courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au – home of the best Winx odds this weekend.

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