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Difficult To Compare Winx To Past Champs - Waller

Wednesday, 18th January 2017

Meanwhile, trainer Chris Waller yesterday adopted a diplomatic view when asked whether Winx should now be considered in the same class as two of the greatest Australian mares of the modern era - Black Caviar and Makybe Diva. "It's very hard and it becomes quite sensitive when you're comparing good horses. You've got to respect Black Caviar for being unbeaten and taking on the best in the world over a short distance," Waller said. "Makybe Diva was the best two-miler Australia has ever seen but maybe people older than me can debate that as well. It's a talking point just like great sporting teams. It's hard to compare but I know we've got a pretty good one that would certainly open the batting for Australia." Waller added: "There are so many different milestones that she is now achieving. We respect all of them. We also respect that she can be beaten as some stage. Her racing style, as we've seen in a number of races, sees her get back in the field and therefore they need a bit of luck."

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