George Main Stakes nominations – Weir not afraid to tackle Winx in Colgate Optic White Stakes

  • Nominations extended to Tuesday, September 13.
  • Winx among seven entries.
Hugh Bowman riding Winx

While Winx seems to have the opposition running scared in Saturday’s Group 1 Colgate Optic White Stakes (1600m), leading Victorian trainer Darren Weir has nominated one of his stable stars to take on the great mare.

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A total of seven entries were taken for the $500,000 Randwick feature, which has seen nominations extended to 11:00am on Tuesday, September 13.

The Chris Waller-trained Winx will be aiming for her 11th consecutive victory following an emphatic spring return that saw her score a 3.5-length victory over Hartnell in the Group 2 Warwick Stakes (1400m).

Stablemates Vanbrugh and Spirit Jim are also nominated, but it is the entry of former Japanese-based galloper Tosen Stardom that is interesting.

Now with the powerful Darren Weir stable, Tosen Stardom has no luck when resuming in the Group 2 Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes (1600m) and is likely to head to Sydney to see how he measures up against Australia’s best.

With a Cox Plate clash on the cards for Winx and Tosen Stardom, the George Main will offer good insight to the possibility of beating Winx in the pair’s main spring target.

Tramway Stakes (1400m) winner Hauraki is one of two nominations for Godolphin, with It’s Somewhat being the other entry for trainer John O’Shea.

Tramway Stakes runner-up Le Romain has also been entered by trainer Kris Lees.

2016 Colgate Optic White Stakes nominations:

1. HAURAKI John O'Shea
2. IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA) John O'Shea
3. LE ROMAIN Kris Lees
4. SPIRITJIM (FR) Chris Waller
5. TOSEN STARDOM (JPN) Darren Weir
6. VANBRUGH Chris Waller
7. WINX Chris Waller


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George Main Stakes nominations – Weir not afraid to tackle Winx in Colgate Optic White Stakes

While Winx seems to have the opposition running scared in Saturday’s Group 1 Colgate Optic White Stakes (1600m), leading Victorian trainer Darren Weir has nominated one of his stable stars to take on the great mare.

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