Superstar mare Winx made light work of her rivals in the Chipping Norton Stakes, cruising to her 23rd straight victory in the Group One at Randwick. 

Never getting out of second gear, Winx ($1.09) ambled to the lead at the 300m before pulling right away to score by seven lengths. Superstar mare Winx made light work of her rivals in the Chipping Norton Stakes, cruising to her 23rd straight victory in the Group One at Randwick. 

Never getting out of second gear, Winx ($1.09) ambled to the lead at the 300m before pulling right away to score by seven lengths. 

Prized Icon made it a popular quinella with Classic Uniform finishing third.

An emotional Chris Waller said he was relieved to see the mare return in great order

“It’s always a concern to see how horses come back, regardless of whether they are Winx or who they are,” Waller said.

“To see her come back like this is pretty special.”

Winx had been set to resumes a fortnight earlier in the Apollo Stakes over 1400m before a suspension to jockey Hugh Bowman saw a change of plans. 

Bowman said he had been very confident with the mare going straight to a mile. 

"She's at her most vulnerable over the shorter distances. We've seen when she's run in her first-up races in her previous preparations over 1400m, it's the only time she's left flat-footed," Bowman said. 

It was Winx's third straight victory in the Chipping Norton Stakes and her 16th Group One success.

The George Ryder Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill on March 24 will be her next assignment.

 

 

 

 

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