2016 Chipping Norton Results: Winx Dominates

February 27th, 2016

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.

Winx wins the 2016 Chipping Norton Stakes

Winx wins the 2016 Chipping Norton Stakes. Photo: Steve Hart

$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

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
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