Winx Stakes Nominations

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Winx Stakes Nominations Verry Elleegant (PA Images)


See which horses feature in the 2022 Winx Stakes nominations. Nominations will close on Monday August 16 and the final field will be declared two days after nominations take place.

Below are the Winx Stakes nominations from 2021.



Champion trainer Chris Waller has nominated five runners for Saturday’s Winx Stakes.

The headline nomination for the race is Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) winner Verry Elleegant. The six-year-old mare has already captured two Group 1 races in 2021 with wins in the Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) and Ranvet Stakes (2000m).

At her latest run, Verry Elleegant was second in the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) and she is the defending winner of the Winx Stakes one year ago.

The James Cummings-trained Colette has also been nominated for the event and she looks to turn the tables on Verry Elleegant. The five-year-old mare was second in the Chipping Norton Stakes and fifth in the Ranvet Stakes. She contested the Group 1 Queen of the Turf Stakes (1600m) at her latest run back in April, finishing fourth.

Other key nominations for the race include Mo’unga, Kolding, Cascadian and Master Of Wine.

2021 Winx Stakes Nominations

1 BRANDENBURG (NZ) John Sargent
2 CASCADIAN (GB) James Cummings
3 COLETTE James Cummings
4 DREAMFORCE John Thompson
5 HUNGRY HEART Chris Waller
6 IMAGING (GB) Chris Waller
7 KEIAI NAUTIQUE (JPN) Matthew Smith
8 KOLDING (NZ) Chris Waller
9 MASTER OF WINE (GER) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
10 MO’UNGA (NZ) Annabel Neasham
11 MOUNT POPA (IRE) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
12 SHE’S IDEEL Bjorn Baker
13 STAR OF THE SEAS (NZ) Chris Waller
14 THINK IT OVER Kerry Parker
15 VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) Chris Waller