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The world’s number one race horse Winx will have her next 2018 Spring Carnival outing in the Group 1 $500,000 Colgate Optic White (George Main) Stakes (1600m) at Randwick on September 15.
Winx added another record to her growing number of achievements when she claimed her twenty-sixth straight win with another come from behind first up performance in the Group 1 $500,000 Winx Stakes (1400m) at Randwick last Saturday.
The Winx Stakes was the Chris Waller trained mare’s nineteenth Group 1 victory and her twenty-sixth straight win, surpassing Brave Caviar’s record of twenty-five consecutive victories which Winx equalled with her win in the Group 1 $4m Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) at Randwick on April 14, day two of The Championships.
Winx will be trying to make it a hat trick of George Main Stakes win after claiming the trophy in 2016 and 2017 and Waller is happy to give the headline mare four weeks in between runs.
“It was her first race since the Queen Elizabeth in April and we’ve been planning her return since then,” Waller told AAP.
“You always think they’ve come back well and it’s a relief when they do.
“She is an uncomplicated horse but there were a couple of moments in the race when I wondered.
“She will go to the Colgate Optic White George Main next. The mile (1600m) will suit and we don’t need to be over-racing her.”
Winx now holds the Australian record for the most number of consecutive wins and the headline mare will be looking to set another record later in her Spring Carnival campaign when she attempts to win her fourth straight Group 1 $5m Ladbrokes Cox Plate (2040m) at The Valley on October 27.
Early markets at Ladbrokes.com.au for the George Main Stakes has Winx as the $1.15 favourite, way ahead of her nearest rival Happy Clapper at $10 while 2018 Cox Plate betting Winx is the dominant $1.45 favourite to make it four in a row.
Early betting for the 2018 Colgate Optic White George Main Stakes at Ladbrokes.com.au: $1.15 Winx, $10 Happy Clapper, $12 D’Argento, Humidor, $16 Invictus Prince, Kementari, Pierata, Santa Ana Lane, $21 Lanciato, Le Romain, $26 Cabeza De Vaca, Crack Me Up, Global Glamour, Invincible Gem, Youngstar, $31 Comin’ Through, Daysee Doom, Egg Tart, Endless Drama, Heavens Above, Life Less Ordinary, Red Excitement,. Satono Rasen, $34 or better the rest.
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