Winx Stakes Field & Barrier Draw

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Winx Stakes barrier draw Kolding (left) (PA Images)


The Winx Stakes barrier draw and final field will be announced at 9:00am on Wednesday, August 18, 2022. 

Check back here following the barrier draw for an assessment of the 2022 Winx Stakes field.

Below is the field and barrier draw from 2021.



Chris Waller’s superstar mare Verry Elleegant kicks off her spring campaign as she looks to successfully defend her Winx Stakes crown on Saturday.

The six-year-old mare has won more than $8.5 million in prizemoney as she lines up for her 30th start. She has won 13 races, eight of them at Group 1 level. Her biggest win came in the 2020 Caulfield Cup (2400m).

Verry Elleegant will have regular jockey James McDonald as they jump from barrier five.

Stablemate Kolding has drawn barrier 10 with Tim Clark in the saddle. The six-year-old gelding captured the Group 1 All Aged Stakes (1400m) back in April and enters the Winx Stakes second up from a spell following a fifth placing in the Group 2 Missile Stakes (1200m) on August 7.

Mo’unga has drawn barrier 12 for trainer Annabel Neasham. The four-year-old entire won the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas (2000m) last season.

Cascadian has come up with gate seven while Think It Over drew barrier two.

2021 Winx Stakes barrier draw and final field:

1 KOLDING (NZ) Chris Waller Tim Clark 10 59kg
2 THINK IT OVER Kerry Parker Brenton Avdulla 2 59kg
3 CASCADIAN (GB) James Cummings Hugh Bowman 7 59kg
4 DREAMFORCE John Thompson Nash Rawiller 11 59kg
5 IMAGING (GB) Chris Waller Ms Kathy O’Hara 6 59kg
6 STAR OF THE SEAS (NZ) Chris Waller Jay Ford 9 59kg
7 KEIAI NAUTIQUE (JPN) Matthew Smith Glen Boss 4 59kg
8 MASTER OF WINE (GER) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes TBA 8 59kg
9 BRANDENBURG (NZ) John Sargent Ms Rachel King 13 59kg
10 MOUNT POPA (IRE) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes TBA 1 59kg
11 MO’UNGA (NZ) Annabel Neasham Tommy Berry 12 58.5kg
12 VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) Chris Waller James McDonald 5 57kg
13 SHE’S IDEEL Bjorn Baker Jason Collett 14 57kg
14 HUNGRY HEART Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 3 56.5kg