Australia: Winx could surpass Phar Lap in Chipping Norton

Winx: best turf horse in the world will be in action next weekend

PICTURE: Getty Images Winx could surpass Phar Lap in Chipping Norton By David Baxter 8:38AM 19 FEB 2017

Australia: Winx and Hartnell will lock horns again next Saturday in the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes at Randwick, with the mighty mare chasing a 15th consecutive victory.

Despite a two-day delay due to extreme temperatures in Sydney, Winx was still too hot to handle for her rivals in the Apollo Stakes earlier in the month, and trainer Chris Waller is pleased with how she came out of the race.

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'We weighed her and she's put on a couple of kilos since the Apollo," Waller said.

"So she is holding her racing weight and that's important.

"She is fit and our job is to maintain that and keep her going through the preparation and she's as good as she can be."

Victory in the Chipping Norton would mean Winx surpasses the great Phar Lap's sequence of 14 straight wins. She has beaten Hartnell five times during this run, and he will once again try to defeat her.

With James Doyle on the injured list with a fractured wrist, Brenton Avdulla takes the ride for the first time.

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