Winx with an appetite following the 2016 Cox Plate

Winx went straight for the feed bucket following its victory in the 2016 Cox Plate at Moonee Valley

TWO-time Cox Plate plate champion Winx has pulled up well following its win at Moonee Valley on Saturday.

The five-year-old champion went straight to the feed bucket when it arrived at the stables which shows it has pulled up in good spirits.

“She tucked straight into her feed when she got home from the races and then we left her alone,” Melbourne stable foreperson Johanne Taylor said.

“She went through her normal routine and she’s in great order this morning – she was still asleep when we walked into the stable this morning.

“When she came out of her box she was on her toes and a happy mare.”


On a day where the weather played havoc at Moonee Valley, Winx shined on the track and despite the enormity of its Cox Plate win on Saturday, the quality mare will follow its post-race routine.

“My first priority is to make sure she has come through the run in good order and she’s a happy mare in the next couple of days,” Taylor said.

“She blends in with all the other horses here. She knows our routine well by now and goes with it.”

There has been discussion that Winx could possibly start in the Group 1 Emirates at Flemington on the final day of the spring carnival and trainer Chris Waller will be making that decision over the next few days.

Waller has all but ruled out a trip to the Hong Kong international meeting this year, stating it’s “almost impossible” that it will go to Hong Kong.

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