What can you say? The champ has done it again. Winx takes her record to 26 straight wins and 19 Group 1s as she claims the race now named in her honour for the third consecutive year.
Find out what the jockeys made of their runs in the Group 1 Winx Stakes (1400m) at Royal Randwick.
Hugh Bowman (Winx): “Amazing. It’s been a while since she has run over this distance. It is a bit short of her best distance. Glyn (Kementari) and I came around the corner together. I thought I was near my top. She was struggling at the pace of this distance. When she balanced up and saw the winning post, what can I say, she is incredible.
“You see the crowd building from the start of the day. Lots of children here and that’s what I love and that’s what I love the most. Parents are bringing their kids out to see a horse of the calibre we may never see again. They only come along once in a generation. She is such a special athlete. I’m lost for words. I am so proud of her.”
Winx makes it look all too easy
Andrew Adkins (Classic Uniform): “That was about as good as it gets for him he is not a Group 1 horse in a very tough race and he ran right through the line like we wanted to see. He is in for a nice campaign”
Jay Ford (Religify): “He gave a bit of cheek for a while in that grade he has run pretty well.”
Tommy Berry (Libran): “No great run they left him a bit flat footed on the corner but his last furlong was very good.”
Tim Clark (Cabeza De Vaca): “He ran terrific and once he goes back to handicap or set weights and penalty races he is going to be hard to beat in anything he runs in.”
Jason Collett (Invictus Prince): Very good run, he went really well.”
Bob El-Issa (Oriental Runner): “He run well, if he jumps he probably finishes two-lengths closer.”
Glyn Schofield (Kementari): “He had his chance, he loomed up with the mare and couldn’t quite sprint with her, he ran okay I suppose.”
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Tye Angland (Ace High): “He ran well he just needs further.”
James McDonald (D'argento): “He went brilliant, he travelled beautifully in the run and dashed up the rise.”
Kerrin McEvoy (Unforgotten): “Great first up run.”