World champion Winx limbers up for comeback in trial at Rosehill
Before Winx can attempt to further her astonishing record of 29 consecutive wins next month, the world champion mare must first address a fascinating sequence of another kind.
On Tuesday morning Winx is due to jump out of the gates at the 900-metre mark of Rosehill racecourse, and if past form in home track official trials is anything to go by, she will be comfortably beaten.
For while Winx is globally renowned for her ability to win any race at any venue, her practice runs on her home track have been consistently underwhelming.
Tuesday morning will be her 12th trial at the course in nearly five years and she is yet to finish in the first two placings.
The official trial will be the penultimate one of Winx's incredible career.
It is expected that she will take part at Rosehill on January 29 for a further beating in a 900-metre workout before attempting yet another victory as just 18 days later she lines up to attempt a 30th straight race win in the Group 2 Apollo Stakes at Randwick on February 16.
Winx will at least have good horses finish in front of her on Tuesday as the ten-horse trial has attracted the likes of multiple Group 1 winner Alizee as well as a number of her talented imported stablemates.
Winx's trial record at Rosehill
May 12, 2014 Fifth over 900 metres
May 27, 2014 Third over 900 metres
January 20, 2015 Fourth over 900 metres
February 3, 2015 Seventh over 903 metres
January 19, 2016 Third over 900 metres
January 17, 2017 Third over 900 metres
January 31, 2017 Third over 900 metres
January 22, 2018 Sixth over 900 metres
February 5, 2018 Fifth over 900 metres
July 23, 2018 Seventh over 900 metres
August 7, 2018 Third over 900 metres
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