Best Odds with Top Tote+ and Bet Back Offers!
Register at Australia's #1 Online Bookmaker!
Back A Winner!
Sign-Up to Australia's Fastest Growing Online Bookmaker!
Back Yourself!
Sign-up and start betting with Ladbrokes in 2 minutes!
Best Of The Best Odds!
Bet With Palmerbet and get Paid Top Fluc or Top Tote!
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Image: Steve Hart
Winx has done what Winx does best even though there was no prize money

Winx has done what Winx does best even though there was no prize money or status involved.

The champion came to Randwick on Saturday for a simulated race, taking the place of a start in the Apollo Stakes.

Connections opted not to run her in the Group Two race because her jockey Hugh Bowman was unavailable through suspension.

But Bowman was on her back to give her a test against five of her Chris Waller-trained stablemates ahead of the Group One Chipping Norton Stakes in two weeks.

She did, of course, win but it was an important hit-out for both the mare and her jockey under race conditions.

With Mackintosh leading, Bowman stoked Winx up at the 500m and she stretched out in the straight to go past him and win by 3-3/4 lengths.

“I felt that engine burn,” Bowman said.

“It’s not the same as a barrier trial. I don’t get that feeling in her trials so it was great for her to exercise those competitive juices again.”

Most importantly from Bowman’s point of view, Winx’s barrier manners have improved from the spring and in two trials and Saturday’s “race” she has jumped cleanly.

“The only time I am nervous with her is in the barriers but she has been quiet and calm,” he said.

Waller said she would have two more serious gallops before the Chipping Norton to make sure she was kept up to the mark.

‘It’s all about the recovery,” he said.

“We need to make sure she eats up tonight and keep her ticking over until race day.

“She is a horse who normally does recover well so we’re happy.”

As a measure of how well she went, Winx recorded 1:10.30 for her 1200m gallop while the sprinters in the Group Three Southern Cross Stakes ran 1:10.53.

 
*Existing customers only. 2nd Racing bet. Excl SA & WA. T’s & C’s apply. Gamble responsibly.
Featured News

Free Racing Bonus Bets and Offers

We take a look at the BIGGEST and BEST Free Daily Racing Offers and Betting Promotions from Australia’s leading online...

Winterbottom Stakes results and replay – 2020

View the results and replay for the 2020 Winterbottom Stakes. The Winterbottom Stakes was raced at Ascot racecourse on 28/11/2020....

Elite Street wins the G1 Winterbottom Stakes

Brad Rawiller has given the Daniel Morton trained Elite Street a ten out of ten ride to win the Group...

Horse Racing Big Collects, Bets and Moves – Saturday’s Races 28/11/2020

Australia’s leading bookmaker the TAB gives an overview of today’s betting markets from the feature races and race meetings from around the...

Alligator Blood’s trainer and owners part ways

Trainer David Vandyke will not be the trainer of star Queensland galloper Alligator Blood when the horse returns. David Vandyke...

Tokoriki Lad wins in unusual fashion

Punters watching the last race at the Sunshine Coast on Saturday did a quick double-take and then they still had...

Star Queenslander Rothfire recovering well

For Rothfire, the Group 1 Golden Rose, back on September 26, was meant to be the final stepping-stone towards participation...

Connections turn down huge money for exciting stayer

Connections of exciting stayer Ain’tnodeeldun have turned down big money from Hong Kong interests. Co-trainer Sam Freedman has confirmed offers...

Racing officials reviewing use of whip

A study commissioned by the RSPCA has put the issue of whip use back in the spotlight after it found...

Stud career looms for Cox Plate winner

A stud career for Cox Plate winner Sir Dragonet is nearing although trainer Ciaron Maher will look to add a...

Kingston Town Classic

The is a  race held at each year. The  event is held in December each year and is one of...

Australian Bookmaker Reviews

Which bookmaker should you bet with? We Review each of the leading online Australian Bookmakers and rate them in order...

 
 
Copyright © 2020 Just Horse Racing.
All rights reserved - Privacy Policy

Gamble Responsibly 18+
*State exclusions apply to some offers. Please check T&Cs of each offer with the bookmaker. All Offers Exclude NSW residents.
18+ Don't let the game play you. Stay in control. Gamble responsibly. Think! About your choices. Call Gambling Help on 1800 858 858 or visit www.gamblinghelp.nsw.gov.au or www.gamblinghelponline.org.au.