Winx will start as a shortest favourite in Group One race in the Chipping Norton Stakes. The $600,000 prizemoney race will be held at Royal Randwick this coming Saturday. Winx who is rated as the best runner in the world has been rated at $1.08. If she wins the race, it will be her 23rd contest in succession. If she starts at $1.08, it will mean that she will be hottest favourite horse Sydney is having ever since Valerius won the 1961 Chipping Norton where it had been rated at $1.03. She will also be joining other horses such as Ajax who was favourite at $1.02 in 1939 in the Ranvet Stakes formerly referred to as Rawson Stakes. In that race, Ajax lost to Spear Chief.
In 2013, the great Black Caviar won the William Red Stake at $1.03. She also was $1.14 at TJ Smith Stakes in 2011 and 2013. It is important to note that Winx will be trying to claim the 16th Group one win at Chipping Norton and only bad luck could stop her from breaking the record. So far, the Chipping Norton Stakes has attracted 14 entries with Chris Waller pocketing six nominations: Who Shot The Barman, Winx, McCreery, Libran, Endless Drama, and Comin’ Through all expected to take part in the Stakes.
Apparently, plenty of punters still opt to be with Winx. According to Munsie, punters believe that backing Winx is considered better than even the bank interest. The earning on Winx is 8 percent, and it will take you less than 100 seconds to have the money. So many punters see this as a good opportunity to make money. Before the mare won her successive Cox Plate in the last spring, she had enjoyed bigger bets of $100,000 and $106,500 at $1.15. Last year, she received a bet of &75,000 before she won the Queen Elizabeth Stakes. It is also important to remember that before she won the George Main Stake, she had received a wager of about $72,000. Already, the TAB has had many bets of $50,000 and more in the last 12 months on the mare, and they are expecting to receive more as she continues to win more races.
Currently, her winning streak is at 22 and her return in 2018 contests could add her more wins and could be declared a three-time champion and winner of separate Group One races. If indeed she wins the race, she will have surpassed Black Caviar’s Australian record which is currently standing at fifteen group 1 wins.