Winx ready for shot at his­tory


WINX was the head­line act at Moonee Val­ley’s ‘Break­fast with Best’ on Tues­day morn­ing and she didn’t dis­ap­point the ador­ing crowd with a typ­i­cally im­pec­ca­ble per­for­mance.

Hugh Bow­man had her un­der re­straint for al­most the en­tire work­out where she strode her last 1200m in 1.22.72 and was keen to go quicker up the home straight but Bow­man only al­lowed her to clock 23.86 for fi­nal 400m.

Al­though there were quicker gal­lops at The Val­ley dur­ing the morn­ing, the ease in which Winx com­pleted her work in­di­cates she is as good as she can be for her at­tempt at his­tory to­mor­row.

Tony McEvoy paired up SUN­LIGHT and BEAUTY at The Val­ley on Tues­day morn­ing they recorded one of the quick­est last 400m morn­ing.

With Sun­light sit­ting on the out­side of her work­mate, they cov­ered 800m in 51.28 and dashed up the home straight to run their last 400m in 23.11.

Sun­light wasn’t placed un­der any real pres­sure dur­ing the work­out and looks in out­stand­ing or­der for tonight’s Manikato Stakes.

McEvoy also paired up SA­CRED SWORD and DESERT LASHES dur­ing ‘Break­fast with the Best’ at The Val­ley on Tues­day morn­ing Sa­cred Sword work­ing on the in­side of his sta­ble­mate.

Sa­cred Sword gal­loped clear as they ap­proached the fin­ish­ing post to cover 800m in 50.21 and his clos­ing 400m 23.07.

His last 400m was the quick­est of the morn­ing and he should prove hard to beat at The Val­ley tonight.

Ciaron Ma­her and David Eus­tace teamed up with Peter Ge­lago­tis to send three horses around for a short gal­lop at ‘Break­fast with the Best’ lead­ing into to­mor­row’s Inglis Ban­ner.

The Ma­her and Eus­tace­trained sta­ble­mates SUB­STAN­TIAL SALOME paired off in the lead with the Ge­lago­tis-trained CHICAGO BULL set­tling be­hind them. At the turn into the home straight Chicago Bull peeled out to gal­lop past his work­mates and clock 38.65 for 600m dash and 24.56 his fi­nal 400m.

Chicago Bull is a pow­er­fully built two-year-old who looks ca­pa­ble of ac­quit­ting him­self well on de­but.

Phillip Stokes paired up NODOUBTABOUTIT and MORE THAN EX­CEED at The Val­ley on Tues­day morn­ing and they kept pretty close com­pany dur­ing their hit out.

They came up the home straight in im­pres­sive fash­ion to cover 1000m in 1.05.54 and their last 400m 23.91.

Both horses looked at peak fit­ness and are ready to run to their best in their re­spec­tive as­sign­ments at The Val­ley over Cox Plate week­end.

Sun­light worked bril­liantly at Moonee Val­ley dur­ing the week be­fore tonight’s Manikato Stakes.

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