Champion mare Winx has come up with the ideal barrier for Saturday’s Cox Plate clash with Hartnell.
Winx drew barrier three and remains firm $1.90 favourite with online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au.
Regarded as a match race against Hartnell, the Godolphin six-year-old is second favourite at $3.20. Nearest to the top two is Yankee Rose at $14 ahead of Black Heart Bart and Vadamos at $15.
On Friday night Chautauqua commands top spot, at $2.25 to defend his Manikato Stakes crown. Golden Slipper winner Capitalist ($6.00) is on the second line, ahead of English ($8.00). Buffering, who won the 2013 Manikato, is $12.
“Winx could probably start from the car park and still win, but from a good barrier she should get the run of the race. She’s a short priced favourite, but Hartnell also has his supporters and according to most is the only danger,’’ said sportsbet.com.au’s Christian Jantzen.
Markets courtesy of sportsbet.com.au
$14 Yankee Rose
$15 Black Heart Bart
$21 Lucia Valentina
$67 Awesome Rock
$67 Happy Clapper
$126 Happy Trails
$9.00 Lucky Hussler
$13 Fell Swoop
$17 The Quarterback
$21 Under The Louvre
$41 Rebel Dane