Winx wins 2016 Apollo Stakes

February 13th, 2016

Last year’s Cox Plate winner Winx has returned to racing with a comfortable win in the 2016 Group 2 Apollo Stakes at Royal Randwick.

Winx wins the 2016 Apollo Stakes at Royal Randwick. Photo: Steve Hart

Winx wins the 2016 Apollo Stakes at Royal Randwick. Photo: Steve Hart

Trainer Chris Waller said after the race that the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes will be the Autumn goal for Winx.

The well backed Solicit took up the running and looked a threat to the favourite Winx, but 4-year-old Street Cry mare surged pass Solicit down the straight to win by a length. Hauraki claimed third.

“The Queen Elizabeth is the bonus because of the big prizemoney there. Every race will be taken very seriously, as they always are.”

“I would say it will be a Group 1 next start for her that she will be running in and hopefully she will get that as well.”

2016 Apollo Stakes Results

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 8 WINX Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 1 57kg $1.60F
2 10 SOLICIT Gerald Ryan Kerrin McEvoy 1L 4 57kg $5.50
3 5 HAURAKI John O’Shea Sam Clipperton 3.8L 2 59kg $41
4 4 DIBAYANI (IRE) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Tye Angland 3.9L 11 59kg $19
5 6 LEEBAZ (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 4.1L 8 59kg $13
6 11 BOHEMIAN LILY (NZ) Gai Waterhouse Tim Clark 5L 9 57kg $31
7 2 MAGIC HURRICANE (IRE) John O’Shea James McDonald 6.8L 5 59kg $17
8 7 CENTRE PIVOT Peter Robl Ms Winona Costin (a) 7.1L 3 59kg $21
9 1 WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) Chris Waller Christian Reith 8.1L 7 59kg $81
10 9 GUST OF WIND (NZ) John Sargent Brenton Avdulla 12L 10 57kg $81
11 3 GRAND MARSHAL (GB) Chris Waller Jason Collett 13.4L 6 59kg $151