Reigning Cox Plate champion Winx has dominated the 2016 Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes at Royal Randwick to extend her impressive run of impressive form.
$1.35 favourite Winx was too strong for Dibayani who finished second ahead of Hauraki in third.
“You get used to having favourites on a Saturday, but you don’t have $1.30 favourites in a Group 1,” trainer Chris Waller said.
“People must be putting some serious money on to get her to that price. I believe they’d have their hearts in their mouths with 200m to run like I did.
“You just dream of horses like her and it’s just great for Australian racing.”
Waller could send Winx to the Group 1 George Ryder Stakes or the Group 2 Emancipation Stakes before heading to the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes as the star mares main target.
2016 Chipping Norton Winner & Full Placings
|1||11||WINX||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||–||8||57kg||$1.35F|
|2||7||DIBAYANI (IRE)||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig||Blake Shinn||1.5L||1||59kg||$15|
|3||8||HAURAKI||John O’Shea||Sam Clipperton||2.5L||10||59kg||$26|
|4||2||PREFERMENT (NZ)||Chris Waller||Tommy Berry||4.1L||5||59kg||$71|
|5||3||HARTNELL (GB)||John O’Shea||James McDonald||4.7L||7||59kg||$9.50|
|6||9||CENTRE PIVOT||Peter Robl||Damian Browne||5L||9||59kg||$61|
|7||10||STORM THE STARS (USA)||Chris Waller||Tye Angland||5.1L||6||58.5kg||$26|
|8||6||GRAND MARSHAL (GB)||Chris Waller||Jason Collett||6.1L||3||59kg||$101|
|9||5||MAGIC HURRICANE (IRE)||John O’Shea||William Buick||6.7L||11||59kg||$51|
|10||4||WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ)||Chris Waller||Christian Reith||6.9L||12||59kg||$101|
|11||1||MONGOLIAN KHAN||Murray Baker||Kerrin McEvoy||7.1L||4||59kg||$12|
|12||12||GUST OF WIND (NZ)||John Sargent||Brenton Avdulla||12L||2||57kg||$81|