This Time of Year Any Winx News is Good News
Hugh Bowman was sincerely complimentary towards Chris Waller recently, when the latter broke his record from past years for metro winners.
Waller surpassed Tommy Smith’s 1978 record 1978 of 154.5 winners in 2013, and then last season, Waller moved the mark up to 169 in 2016 and recently recorded his 170th win of the soon to be concluded 2017/2018 season.
Bowman told Sky Racing, “To me it comes as no great surprise that he breaks records because he’s so professional, so thorough in everything that he does.”
Waller is a thorough thoroughbred trainer.
“He’s got great systems in place which he’s developed over a period of time,” Bowman said. “It’s a privilege to be riding so much for him.”
Careful mate, lest that topical substance on your nose turns up on the list of banned substances.
Waller, meanwhile, now seems willing to regret not taking Winx over to Royal Ascot to bend the knee for The Queen.
Comparisons were inevitable to 2012 when Black Caviar went over to win the Group 1 Diamond Jubilee.
Had Winx gone over, she in all probability would have won the Queen Anne Stakes, given the field. She could then have gone over to The Oval to help the Aussie cricketers save embarrassment in ODI play with the Poms.
Waller told one of the more astute Aussie racing journos, “I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have regrets for not going with Winx. I thought about it, the Queen Anne looked a moderate race.”
What race does not look moderate when you are fielding the number one horse in the world?
Reverting to his usual self, Waller went on to say that the Cox Plate is no lock for Winx. “I’m not saying she is definitely going to the Cox Platebut I am saying she still has some really good racing left in her.”
Let the spring speculation begin.
Just think is she were to run first up in the Group 1 Warwick Stakes, now renamed the Wins Stakes, only to lose.
Would they have to change the name back?