Winx Stakes attracts 20 nominations

Aaron Hamilton in Winx Stakes 17 Aug 2020
Winx Stakes Nominations

 

A total of 20 nominations have been taken for Saturday’s Winx Stakes (1400m) at Royal Randwick which marks the return of Group 1 racing for the new season.

Last year’s 4th placegetter Avilius heads the list of nominations and returns as a seven-year-old following two soft barrier trials where he finished 4th of four and 10th of 10.

Leading trainer Chris Waller has nominated six of his stable stars including Funstar, Imaging, Kolding, Mister Sea Wolf, Star Of The Seas and Verry Elleegant.

15 of the 20 entries are yet to race this spring, while the James Cummings-trained Flit and Chris Waller’s Imaging come of 2nd and 3rd placings respectively in the Group 2 Missile Stakes (1200m).

The Steve Tregea-prepared Niccanova also comes off back-to-back runner-up efforts at Doomben and Eagle Farm.

The final field and barrier draw for the 2020 Winx Stakes will be declared after 9:00am on Wednesday, August 19.

2020 Winx Stakes Nominations 👇

1AVILIUS (GB)James Cummings
2BRANDENBURG (NZ) John Sargent
3CON TE PARTIRO (USA)Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
4DREAMFORCEJohn Thompson
5FIERCE IMPACT (JPN)Matthew Smith
6FLITJames Cummings
7FUNSTARChris Waller
8IMAGING (GB)Chris Waller
9KOLDING (NZ)Chris Waller
10MASTER OF WINE (GER)Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
11MELODY BELLE (NZ)Jamie Richards
12MISTER SEA WOLF (IRE)Chris Waller
13NICCANOVASteve Tregea
14PRAGUECiaron Maher & David Eustace
15QUACKERJACKMark Newnham
16STAR OF THE SEAS (NZ)Chris Waller
17THE BOSTONIAN (NZ)Tony Pike
18VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ)Chris Waller
19WOLFE (JPN)Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
13ZEBROWSKI (NZ)Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes