For the first time in about two years, Chris Waller has had to study the form trying to decipher why some experts thought Winx was vulnerable in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes.
He need not have worried with the mare again showing why she is rated the world’s best with her 25th consecutive win to equal Black Caviar and 18th at Group One level in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick on Saturday.
She was ridden cold by Hugh Bowman from the outside barrier and made her customary move approaching the home turn.
Bowman took her to the outside and let her loose down the Randwick straight where she accelerated to sweep past Gailo Chop ($26) to win by three and three-quarters lengths with Happy Clapper ($11) running on for third.
Although she dominated the market at $1.24, she was as short as $1.15 earlier in the week, prompting Waller’s concerns.
“For the first time in a long time I sat down and went through the opposition,” Waller said.
“I have every respect for the other horses in the race