Wow, what a win by Verry Elleegant (Zed-Opulence) in the first Gr 1 race of the season at Randwick.
But what did we learn from this fantastic rendition of the race Winx made her own?
Well, perhaps we saw some of the winners of future major Gr 1 races this spring.
For instance, Verry Elleegant is aimed at both the Gr 1 Cox Plate and Gr 1 Melbourne Cup. And she can win one if not both those races, particularly if the track is damp. She is back better than ever. Now the winner of 4 x Gr 1 races with a couple more to come.
She will also win the Gr 1 George Main Stakes in late September.
Imaging (Oasis Dream-Mirror Lake) who was 4th today, is being aimed at the Gr 1 Epsom in a few weeks and off this run, given the handicap conditions of that race, he should win it.
Zebrowski ( Savabeel-Polish Princess) who was 8th today, is being aimed at the Gr 1 Caulfield Cup and on the way he charged through the line he looks the one to beat.
Master Of Wine (Maxios-Magma) who was flat in the run home here when 12th, can bounce back and win the Gr 1 Metrop on 3 October.
Both Star Of The Seas (Ocean Park-Stella Livia) and Con Te Partiro (Scat Daddy-Temple Street) who were 2nd and 5th today, are on target for Gr 1 races but will be winning Gr events along the way.
This was a Winx Stakes to savour this year.
They ran a stunning 1:23;26 on a wet track, on a very cold day with an extremely annoying blustery swirling wind.