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Winx Pleases Bowman in Final Gallop
Hugh Bowman has declared Winx (Street Cry-Vegas Showgirl, by Al Akbar) spot on for her highly anticipated return to racing in the $250,000 Gr2 Warwick Stakes (1400m) at Randwick on Saturday. Bowman put the champion mare through her paces on her home track at Rosehill yesterday, describing the work as her best yet. "She worked on her own yesterday morning. Because she trialled last week we didn't need to do too much with her but it was still probably her strongest gallop since she's been back," Bowman told Sky Sports Radio yesterday. "I would say that at the same stage as her last preparation, she is more enthusiastic and switched on. She just feels more mentally ready to go this time." He added: "I can't wait for Saturday. She's fit, healthy and happy and it will be good to have her back." Winx, who will be chasing her 18th consecutive victory on Saturday, is about to embark on an historic spring campaign in which she will attempt to join the legendary Kingston Town as the only horse to win three Cox Plates.