Mo’unga among 15 Winx Stakes Nominations

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Winx Stakes Nominations 2022

Reigning Winx Stakes champion Mo’unga has featured among 15 nominations for Saturday’s Group 1 Winx Stakes (1400m) at Royal Randwick.

The Annabel Neasham-trained son of Savabeel kicked off at the same time last year defeating 2020 Winx Stakes winner Verry Elleegant by a long neck before finishing second to Incentivise in the G1 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) at Caulfield.

Mo’unga was given one barrier trial before his success in the race last year and has been tuned up with two soft trials in preparation for his title defense.

Of the 14 entries standing in his way, the James Cummings-prepared Anamoe looks most threatening following a soft trial win at Warwick Farm on August 5.

The four-year-old son of Street Boss is one of two entries for Cummings who has also nominated All Aged Stakes (1400m) winner Cascadian.

Cummings’ brother Edward has also nominated his stable star Duais who added the Australian Cup (2000m) and Tancred Stakes (2400m) to her impressive resume last autumn.

Trainer Chris Waller has won five of the past seven renewals of the Winx Stakes (three wins for Winx) and is light on nomination this year with Fangirl and Hinged representing his stable.

2022 Winx Stakes Nominations:

Horse Trainer
1 ANAMOE James Cummings
2 BENAUD John O’Shea
3 CASCADIAN (GB) James Cummings
4 DUAIS Edward Cummings
5 FANGIRL Chris Waller
6 FORBIDDEN LOVE Michael Freedman
7 HILAL Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
8 HINGED Chris Waller
9 ICEBATH (NZ) Brad Widdup
10 MO’UNGA (NZ) Annabel Neasham
11 NIMALEE Matthew Smith
12 PROFONDO Richard Litt
14 STOCKMAN (NZ) Joseph Pride
15 ZEYREK (FR) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes