Winx galloped solo wide out on the Rosehill course proper and although she wasn’t out to make time, she showed that her tough first-up run to win the Warwick Stakes nearly two weeks ago has not taken anything out of her.
Winx having a track gallop @rosehillgardens ahead of her run in the Group 2 Tattersalls Chelmsford Stakes @royalrandwick Saturday! pic.twitter.com/M2AZMJalWZ— Australian Turf Club (@atc_races) August 30, 2017
The mighty mare wore the ear muffs in the gallop which she will do on Saturday in an endeavour to ensure she doesn’t become fractious in the barriers and miss the start badly gain like she did in the Warwick Stakes.
“Her engine is quite unique,’’ Bowman said. “I’ve never ridden another horse like her.
“She has the rare ability to overcome adversity is what makes her a true champion.’’
Waller said Winx will strip fitter again for the Chelmsford where she is $1.08 favourite on TAB Fixed Odds to win her 19th race in succession.
“She is 3-4kg lighter than she was before the Warwick Stakes,’’ Waller said.
“We gave her a really solid gallop on Tuesday where she was very impressive so this morning was more a maintenance gallop.
“We are really pleased with her, she has done everything right since the Warwick Stakes.’’
This is Winx before every media call. Doesn't turn a hair #GoWinx pic.twitter.com/u0itH5wYia— Brad Gray (@BradJGray) August 30, 2017
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