George Main Stakes a guide to Waller’s Spring plans
MANY of Winx’s George Main Stakes rivals will come from her own stable but trainer Chris Waller can’t envisage any of them beating her.
Winx is aiming for her third win in Saturday’s 1600m Group 1 race at Randwick and her 20th at the highest level.
Among the horses Waller will enter are Who Shot Thebarman, Comin’ Through, Tom Melbourne, Unforgotten and Egg Tart with a couple to also be nominated for the Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes in Melbourne.
Waller said the declaration of weights for the Epsom and Metropolitan Handicaps would have a bearing on where some of those horses go.
“The weights of the Epsom will a big factor on where our horses go,” Waller said. They came out yesterday and that will tell me a lot.
“will help me decide what stays around and runs in the Epsom and goes to Melbourne for Makybe Diva.” “I feel it is quite an important race here. “They can’t beat her, but it is an important race for them.”
While Waller will be busy juggling his spring team, the focus as always is on Winx.
“She is just constantly in the zone and everything has gone to plan,” he said.
“The jump- out last week was perfect. It was just enough get on top of her with the four weeks between runs. “She will love stepping up to the mile.
galloped on Thursday and will have another one Monday or Tuesday just depending how quick the tracks recovers from the rain, then we will have the media morning on Thursday.
“That will be just to stretch her legs. It seems to work for her. We can’t change it now.”
Waller said Winx’s next step towards an unprecedented fourth Cox Plate win was not set in stone.
“Her run beyond Saturday is not locked in yet,” he said.
“It is likely to be in Melbourne but we haven’t given up on keeping her here.
“She can go two weeks, four weeks, wherever she goes.
“I said at the end of last prep it is one run at a time and we will stick to that.”