Winx Continues to Amaze Heading Into 2017
Those punters who do not mind the risk represented by an all-in market might like to get a punt down on Winx for the 2017 Cox Plate, as some bookmakers are offering approximately double what she was returning prior to her second Cox Plate victory in 2016. There seems to be a general consensus that Chris Waller will want to run her in the chase for a three-peat in order to put her in the same conversation with Kingston Town, the three-time winner from 1980 – 1982.
There is always the chance of something interfering with the mighty mare, although it was once thought that she would seek to run abroad where she could earn huge payouts, so the actual thought process of trainer Chris Waller and the ownership group will remain confidential for some time to come.
To date, Winx has earned just over $9.3 million in 23 starts, an average of just a bit above $400,000 per race. Her winning strike rate of 73.91 percent and 86.96 percent place rate places her in the all-time elite.
She will have one more fall campaign as a five-year-old and judging by how well she has been managed to this point, it would be logical to see her tried about five to 10 more times before her connections call time on her racing and see if she can produce progeny in any way equal to her ability.