Field of 11 declared for Winx Stakes

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Winx Stakes Field

The all-important field and barrier draw has been declared for Saturday’s Group 1 Winx Stakes (1400m) at Royal Randwick.

Last season’s star three-year-old Anamoe resumes from a spell following his Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) failure, and he looks set for a forward showing from gate one with James McDonald in the saddle.

Richard Litt’s Spring Champion (2000m) winner Profondo wasn’t far from Anamoe in a recent barrier trial over 1000m at Warwick Farm, and he’ll make his presence felt from barrier seven.

Reigning Winx Stakes champ Mo’unga has drawn barrier two which has been the most successful gate in Winx Stakes history producing five winners.

Mo’unga won from gate 12 last year defeating champion mare and 2020 Winx Stakes winner Verry Elleegant.

Tancred Stakes (2400m) winner Duais has drawn well in gate five alongside Tancred Stakes runner-up Stockman in barrier six.

Trainer Chris Waller will be represented by the only two mares in the field; Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m) winner Fangirl and Surround Stakes (1400m) winner Hinged.

2022 Winx Stakes Field and Barriers:

No. Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 MO’UNGA (NZ) Annabel Neasham Tommy Berry 2 59kg
2 STOCKMAN (NZ) Joseph Pride Sam Clipperton 6 59kg
3 ANAMOE James Cummings James McDonald 1 58.5kg
4 PROFONDO Richard Litt Brenton Avdulla 7 58.5kg
5 HILAL Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes William Pike 3 58.5kg
6 BENAUD John O’Shea Reece Jones (a) 4 58.5kg
7 DUAIS Edward Cummings Joshua Parr 5 57kg
8 FORBIDDEN LOVE Michael Freedman Ms Rachel King 10 57kg
9 ICEBATH (NZ) Brad Widdup Kerrin McEvoy 8 57kg
10 FANGIRL Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 9 56.5kg
11 HINGED Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 11 56.5kg