Emotional Bowman Revels In Winx Success

Hope Soto
October 30, 2018

Last year's runner up Humidor ran third, another two and three quarter lengths back.

Phar Lap won the Cox Plate twice in the 1930s and Kingston Town's three successive wins in the early 1980s was the previous record before Winx came along.

"What I would really like to do is say this will be her race", Waller said.

THE queen of the turf has a fourth Cox Plate jewel in her crown.

Star jockey Hugh Bowman defied a leader's track to pilot the mighty mare to her 29th-straight victory and her 22nd Group 1 win.

Winx is just one of seven horses to win the $5 million feature aged seven or older, and the oldest since Fields Of Omagh claimed glory in 2006.

"At some stage we will have a race earmarked as her last".

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"Not only is she good enough to win these races, she is good enough to overcome problems and still win".

"I guess the emotion I'm feeling at the moment is relief - the build-up to her fourth Cox Plate has been so big, the hype has been so big, relief if the word for us and everyone here".

The Chris Waller-trained runner hasn't been beaten in 28 starts and is a heavy favourite to become the only horse to win the 2040m race four times at Moonee Valley tomorrow.

"I get on really well with the horse and it's an opportunity I'm going to savour and I can't wait for tomorrow", he said. On Thursday I rang a few close mates to have a bit of a chat, I just try to do things to keep my mind occupied.

Kepitis is a daughter of Bob Ingham who, with his late brother Jack, raced some of the greats including Octagonal and his champion son Lonhro.

"I don't think I need to say anything, Winx has said everything", Chapman said.

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