Hugh Bowman heads back to scale on Winx. Picture: Getty
Hugh Bowman heads back to scale on Winx. Picture: Getty

Winx wins 28th race on the trot

CHAMPION racemare Winx has given her legion of fans a huge scare before winning the Group One Turnbull Stakes at Flemington.

Settling last on the inside of runners, Winx gave the leaders an eight-length start into the straight and she had to navigate a path between horses.

Getting into the clear at the 300m, Winx moved into another gear to beat stablemate Youngstar and Kings Will Dream in her 28th consecutive win and her 21st at Group One level.

Her latest success edges her closer to $20 million in prizemoney and extends her unbeaten streak well beyond three years.

Trainer Chris Waller was full of praise for jockey Hugh Bowman after the race. 'What more can you say? She does us proud every time. We are very proud of her.

'It's the best way to ride a horse. Picture perfect Bowman ride, but you are waiting on luck and fortunately the gap came. The way they can get through their gears and so naturally let down, which is what she did today Although you get a few flutters, but once she had clear running, what will be will be.

'There will be a day where she is not as dominant, but today all she had to do was repeat her form and she did that.'