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Winx can pass Black Caviar as Australia's greatest racehorse - Chris Munce

Gary Emmerson in Latest News 23 Jun 2017
Winx wins her second Cox Plate

Chris Munce believes Winx is on course to pass Black Caviar and earn the tag of Australia's greatest racehorse.

The Chris Waller-trained Winx is back in training ahead of a Spring Carnival campaign in which she will bid to extend her stunning run of victories and land a third successive Cox Plate.

Should she do so, Munce thinks her achievements will warrant becoming Australia's best ever horse - surprassing Black Caviar, Phar Lap, Tobin Bronze, Sunline, Northerly and So You Think in the process.

Writing in his column at sportsbet.com.au, Munce wrote: "Trainer Chris Waller has Winx back in work and she looks capable of stamping herself as Australia’s best ever racehorse this preparation, even better than Black Caviar.
 
"Comparing past and present champions can cause a few arguments, but if Winx can go on and win her third Cox Plate she must rank as Australia’s greatest racehorse.

With two consecutive Cox Plates under her belt she has already equalled greats like Phar Lap, Tobin Bronze, Sunline, Northerly and So You Think.

Waller makes no secret that her target is the Cox Plate. Another win in the Moonee Valley Group 1 will bring her equal to the great Kingston Town and she will become just the second horse to win three Cox Plates in a row.

Make no mistake I am a fan of Black Caviar and rate the mare an absolute champion. Her feat to go unbeaten in 25 career starts was phenomenal and lot of the credit must go to trainer Peter Moody.

Moods did a super job in placing her in the right company and amazingly her 25 wins were all on a “good’’ track. Not once was she tested in soft or heavy going and the longest trip she won over was 1400m, once. The rest of her wins were either 1000m or 1200m.

Winx has won her last 17 starts and should edge closer to 25 wins this preparation. Yes she has lost races, albeit early in her career. She has won races from 1100m out to 2400m and had victories on good, soft and heavy, for mine that versatility puts her above Black Caviar.

Black Caviar did win at Royal Ascot and the possibility of a third Cox Plate is probably the only thing that has stopped Winx from heading overseas. Once she notches win number three in October, the world will be her oyster."

Winx has now won 17 races in a row - her last victory coming in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick in April. She last suffered defeat back in April 2015 when second in the Group 1 Australian Oaks.

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