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Twelve Potential Rivals for Winx
Winx is one of thirteen horses nominated for Saturday's $600,000 weight-for-age Gr1 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) at Royal Randwick. The champion mare has not raced since October when she created history by joining the legendary Kingston Town as the only horse to win three Cox Plates. She also surpassed three-time Melbourne Cup winner Makybe Diva to become the greatest prize money earner in Australian racing history. Victory in the Chipping Norton will see her claim her 23rd successive win and her 16th at Group 1 level. Winx tuned up for her return when easily defeating five of her stable-mates in a specially convened open trial over 1200 metres at Randwick on 17 February. "The trial has brought her on and she is ready to go in the Chipping Norton," trainer Chris Waller told AAP. "She's had a very good week since then and we couldn't be happier." TAB has installed Winx as the $1.08 favourite for the Chipping Norton. Click here to view all nominations for Randwick on Saturday.