Six rivals for Winx in Chipping Norton

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Winx will see plenty of familiar faces when she attempts her 31st-consecutive victory this Saturday at Randwick as the world’s best goes up against five stablemates and a long-time adversary.

The Pat Webster-trained Happy Clapper will be lining up for his 10th shot at the mighty mare as she races for a fourth-consecutive victory in the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes.

Happy Clapper has been runner-up to Winx four times and will be a short price to achieve the same placing behind Winx this Saturday as the mare attempts Group 1 win number 23.

Winx’s trainer Chris Waller prepares the remaining five runners, of which two are fellow Group 1-winning mares, Unforgotten and Egg Tart, while the others are stayers in the former of Patrick Erin, Libran and Brimham Rocks.

Winx’s Chipping Norton Stakes record to date:

  • 2016 (12 starters): Won by 1.5 lengths from Dibayani on a Good 3 as $1.35 fav;
  • 2017 (10 starters): Won by 2 lengths from Lasqueti Spirit on a Heavy 9 as $1.22 fav; and
  • 2018 (9 starters): Won by 7 lengths from Prized Icon on a Soft 5 as $1.09 fav.