Con Te Partiro is one of a host of Group One winners nominated for Saturday’s Winx Stakes (1400m) at Randwick, the first Group One race of the season.
Stablemate and Japanese-bred stayer Wolfe is also among the stellar list of 20 nominations.
“He will be on a staying program and this will just kick him off,” Bott said of Wolfe.
“Con Te will be the main one, I thought she trialled up excellent. If we get these types of (wet) conditions as well, well that’s excellent for her.
“We tried to have her a bit more forward this time around for the first up run. We are only going to have the three Group One targets here in Australia.”
Trainer Chris Waller is set to have a strong presence in the Winx Stakes, named after his champion mare.
He has nominated six horses, including Verry Elleegant, Kolding and Funstar, who has also been entered for the Show County Quality on the same program.
The race promises to showcase some of Sydney’s most exciting spring talent with Melody Belle, Master Of Wine and Godolphin pair Flit and Avilius also in the mix.
Market 💰: View the Odds for the Winx Stakes
|1||AVILIUS (GB)||James Cummings|
|2||BRANDENBURG (NZ)||John Sargent|
|3||CON TE PARTIRO (USA)||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott|
|5||FIERCE IMPACT (JPN)||Matthew Smith|
|8||IMAGING (GB)||Chris Waller|
|9||KOLDING (NZ)||Chris Waller|
|10||MASTER OF WINE (GER)||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes|
|11||MELODY BELLE (NZ)||Jamie Richards|
|12||MISTER SEA WOLF (IRE)||Chris Waller|
|14||PRAGUE||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace|
|16||STAR OF THE SEAS (NZ)||Chris Waller|
|17||THE BOSTONIAN (NZ)||Tony Pike|
|18||VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ)||Chris Waller|
|19||WOLFE (JPN)||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott|
|20||ZEBROWSKI (NZ)||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes|