Saturday, 27 October 2018 12:24



Australian supermare Winx rewrote the history books by winning an unprecedented fourth successive Cox Plate with a dominant victory this morning (8am SA time).

The grey D’argento set a moderate pace, followed by European raiders Rostropovich and Benbatl.

Winx was handier than normal and coming off the final bend was clearly travelling far better than anything else as she cruised on the shoulder of Godolphin’s Benbatl.

Benbatl made his move coming for home, but Hugh Bowman and Winx soon clearly had his measure, and far from fully extended went on to win by a very comfortable two lengths.    

This was her 29th win in a row, with an unbelievable 22 of them coming at Group 1 level. Her career earnings now stand at a mind boggling Australian $22.8 million (R237 million).

Trainer Chris Waller said that the race worked out perfectly.

“Going past the straight the first time I was little bit concerned she might get caught three-wide, but all unfolded very well, she got cover, the speed wasn’t too strong. If anything they were going a bit slow,” Waller said.

“To see her unleash as she does. I was looking for Humidor coming off her back and seeing how the others were travelling, but she had them covered a long way from home.”


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