Winx Backed as Unbeatable in Group 1 George Main Stakes
Punters who seek a sure thing might be tempted to back Winx in her final Sydney start Saturday when she graces the turf at Royal Randwick for the ATC Group 1 Colgate Optic White George Main Stakes (1600 m), but with TAB Fixed Odds of $1.15, by the time the bookies get their commission, it might be nothing more than a break-even proposition.
An even safer bet would be to take the $1.01 Sportsbet is offering on Winx placing, but that is worse than break-even, unless someone were to possess the sweet talking skills to cajole Sportsbet into foregoing its margin.
Of the other seven horses in the field, only Haruki at $10 and Tosen Stardom at $11.00 are even remotely a part of the conversation.
All eight runners will have to deal with a soft course, but Winx has a wet rating of 100, so track conditions offer little in the way of hope for any of her competitors.
Chris Waller’s five-year-old bay mare won her last serious race at Randwick in August when she took the Group 2 Warwick Stakes where she enjoyed a 2 kg. advantage over second placed Hartnell and Rebel Dane in third.
She won the Doncaster Group 1 in April of this year on a soft Randwick track.