Winx Back With Waller

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Winx | Bronwen Healy

By Daithi Harvey

Racing fans in Australia and indeed around the world got some news they were hoping for when Chris Waller announced Winx (Aus) (Street Cry {Ire}) is back in his care following a period of pre-training and will commence her training proper with immediate effect. The world’s highest rated racemare enjoyed the perfect autumn landing three Group 1 races and extended her unbeaten streak to 17 and will now set her sights on some potential record breaking feats in the spring. “I am very happy with the way Winx has returned from her winter break. She appears as to have filled out a little and this is backed up by the scales weighing 534kg which is up about 5kg at the same stage of her previous preparation,” Waller reported on Monday. Outlining a possible racing route at this early stage Waller added. “The [G2] Warwick Stakes is likely to be our starting point for her spring campaign however I would like to get the next two weeks of training out of the way before locking in definite races. Naturally the spring program generally defines itself leading towards the [G1] Cox Plate and my intentions will be no different, spacing her races throughout to get her there in the best condition possible. Obviously my staff, owners, Hugh Bowman and I are excited by her return and look forward to stepping up her workload.”

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