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Winx scores impressive debut win at Warwick Farm

Chris Waller unleashed a smart juvenile that appears to have the potential to be competitive in stronger races following the eye-catching win of Winx on debut at Warwick Farm.

After settling back in the field, Winx sprinted from a seemingly impossible position back along the fence to roar down the straight and gobble up Feelines with Uratta Belle finishing third.

“She is a very talented horse with a bright future, she had to be very good to pick them up from where she was otherwise she runs a nice third or fourth and we would still be on track but to come out and win like that today was pretty special,” Waller said.

“Spring might come up a little quick, they win on debut and you put booms on them and then all of a sudden you go in to the Spring against experienced horses off a very short spell and quite often it can backfire, they don’t have the race experience.

“It would be nice to win another one, and get a bit of prizemoney and worry about things after that.”
Jockey Jason Collett was pleasantly surprised with the strength of the performance and feels Winx can take the step in grade.

“She is just so raw, she never come back under me and travelled, she was on the bridle but then had to go again but when I went for her I did go hard because within five strides I was length or two off the leader and I thought then I would pick it up late, it was pretty impressive,” he said.