Bowman Confirms that Winx Likes to Run Anti-Clockwise

We had promised ourselves no more Winx stories until the Cox Plate, but just like many of the promises we make to ourselves, such as to lose weight, put some money aside, or drink more beer, we are helpless, drawn to the Winx flame like a moth to a flame.

She is going to try the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000 m) on October 7, but that is not the reason for breaking our vow where Sydney’s mighty mare is concerned.

Just as we had to eat crow when we admitted being wrong about Andrew Bogut being done as an NBA player, we now have the opportunity to crow all over once again, as Hugh Bowman has confirmed our belief that Winx prefers to run anti-clockwise rather than make right-handed turns when racing. Any who would like to interpret our repeated crow references just now as support for the SA footy side in Saturday’s AFL Grand Final is entitled to do exactly that.

If they lose, we will once again be dining, but if they win, we will be strutting around the barnyard proclaiming for all the world like a certain Sydney-based NRL team mascot.

Winx is seldom seen at Flemington, but Bowman recently remarked, “I tend to look forward to riding her all the time but she’s definitely more comfortable going the Melbourne way, I will say that,” Bowman said.

It is still more than a fortnight before the Turnbull Stakes and has only eight on the board at the moment, one of those being Almandin, so take this information for what it is worth, but can anyone other than us see the Turnbull as a potentially one-horse race?

Humidor might be game to give her a chase, after running away with the Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes mid-September and his trainer, Darren Weir has said he will not dodge Winx, unlike so many others.

So far as we could determine, Winx and Humidor have never gone head-to-head, at least we could find no instance of Humidor’s name in the top three of a field containing Winx.

We will save some of our dinner for you, Mr. Weir. We ourselves may soon be dining on scavenger, with a little bit of fresh rocket on the side, fava beans and a nice Chianti.

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