Trainer says Winx is ready to extend streak

8th April 2017 5:00 AM
Winx, ridden by Hugh Bowman, wins the China Horse Club George Ryder Stakes during Golden Slipper Day at Rosehill in March. Winx, ridden by Hugh Bowman, wins the China Horse Club George Ryder Stakes during Golden Slipper Day at Rosehill in March. DAVID MOIR

RACING: The trainer of wonder mare Winx, Chris Waller, says all the preparation for the unbeaten star was leading to today's Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick.

Winx will be going for her 17th straight win and Waller said all was right for the season finale of The Championships in Sydney.

"It's been a long preparation but everything has gone to plan, a little bit like a child waiting for Christmas," he said.

"This is the race we've been building towards since she won the Cox Plate in the spring.

"Obviously she's in great form but she needs to win again."

Organisers are expecting a huge crowd for the last day of racing in Sydney, with all eyes focused on whether Winx can keep up her winning streak.

"Tomorrow is all about Winx," Racing NSW chairman Peter V'Landys said yesterday.

"Seventeen in a row, she's caught the public's imagination, she's an out and out champion.

"I've never seen a horse that can accelerate like she does ... and we hope to see that again tomorrow."

Today's run will be almost four years to the day from when Black Caviar won her 25th and final Group 1 at the same track.