Winx Takes Out 2000 m Group 1 Caulfield Stakes With Ease

Astute punters who absolutely insisted on having a wager in the Group 1 Caulfield Stakes no doubt backed Winx, although by the time they paid the bookies’ fees they had little left to show for their sage wagers.

The pride and joy of Sydney jumped at $1.24 in the 2000 m event. She was the shortest since Bonecrusher in 1986. A $100 on wager, using a nice, round five percent as margin, would have left a tidy profit of $17.80. Hey, a profit is a profit, right?

It was the eighth Group 1 win for Winx and she has now earned about $7.5 million, which places her sixth on the all-time list. Does she have time to catch Group 1 winning mares Black Caviar’s 15 Group 1 wins, or Sunline’s 13?

Not to be overlooked are the facts that her 12th win in a row brings the name of Tulloch into the conversation and just two more will put her equal to Phar Lap at 14 in a row.

Hugh Bowman was steering Winx and had to do nothing other than mark Black Heart Bart until the turn before opening a comfortable two length gap. Brad Rawiller on Black Heart Bart tried the only sane strategy in trying to turn the race into a sprint at the halfway point, but it seems that the only way to avoid being beaten by Winx is to avoid racing her altogether.

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