Champion mare Winx will target the $4 million Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) at Randwick on April 8, and has been installed the $2 favourite with bookmaker bet365.
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The record breaking daughter of Street Cry has just racked up her second breath taking Cox Plate (2040m) victory, and provided all goes to plan, she’s the one they all have to beat during the autumn.
Having strung 13 wins together since her last defeat in April, 2015, Winx has been the benchmark in Australian racing and looks near unbeatable over 2000m on any racing surface.
Cox Plate runner-up Hartnell, who finished eight lengths from Winx, is the second-favourite at $10, which is exceptional value if Winx fails to take her place in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes as she did in 2016.
Trainer Chris Waller will no doubt be eyeing off a third Cox Plate so the mare can emulate the deeds of Kingston Town, and if she has a couple of testing runs of Soft and Heavy tracks, connections wouldn’t hesitate to withdraw her again.
Waller’s classy pair, Omei Sword and Comin’ Through, are next in line at $17 and $26 respectively.
Caulfield Guineas winner Divine Prophet also shares the $26 line, as does Caulfield Cup winner Jameka who is likely to stay in Melbourne during the autumn, and last year’s Queen Elizabeth Stakes runner-up The United States.
2017 Queen Elizabeth Stakes all-in market courtesy of bet365:
Winx - $2
Hartnell - $10
Omei Sword - $17
Comin Through - $26
Divine Prophet - $26
Jameka - $26
The United States - $26
Black Heart Bart - $34
Prized Icon - $34
Redkirk Warrior - $34
Sacred Elixir - $34
Tosen Stardom - $34
Bondi Beach - $34
OTHERS - $51+
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