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Australian star Winx wows as she chalks up 16th Group One win at Randwick

Sat 3 Mar 2018

Winx recorded her 23rd consecutive success in Australia on Saturday morning - watch a full replay of the Chipping Norton Stakes, courtsy of Racing.com.

By Racinguk.com staff

Winx trainer Chris Waller would not be drawn on the subject of a possible trip to Royal Ascot in the summer for Winx after the wonder mare's record-breaking victory on Saturday morning.

The Australian mare extended her winning streak to 23 with a stylish success in the Group One Chipping Norton Stakes at Randwick.

The victory also represented the 16th top level success of Winx's career, surpassing Black Caviar's record of 15 Australian Group One wins.

"To see her come back like this is pretty special," Waller told Racing.com

"Her attitude is fantastic, she is better now than when she was a four-year-old, but not much has changed in the last 12 months.

"She knows it's her job, she enjoys her job."

Waller nominated another crack at the George Ryder Stakes over seven and a half furlongs at Rosehill on March 17 as her next port of call.

Having her first start since winning a third Cox Plate last October, Chris Waller's charge was settled towards the back of the field by Hugh Bowman through the early stages of the mile contest.

Racing widest of all around the home turn, Winx breezed past her rivals before quickly asserting and pulling seven lengths clear of Victoria Derby winner Prized Icon, with Classic Uniform in third.

"She has been filling me with confidence all preparation," Bowman said.

"She is at her most vulnerable early in her preparation over the shorter distances, we've seen when she has run in her first-up races over 1400 metres (seven furlongs) it's the only time she's left flat-footed and left us scratching our heads wondering if she has still got it.

"Today at the 1600m, a nice genuinely-run race, I had a lovely run close to the rear of the field but she just travelled so kindly.

"I wouldn't say it was a vintage field that she has beaten here today, and that's fair to say, it's obvious, she's beaten much better horses."

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