Favourite Funstar Opts Out Of Winx Stakes

Funstar Flight 750
Thu 20th August 2020

Chris Waller has made the decision for favourite Funstar to bypass the Group 1 Winx Stakes (1400m) at Randwick, instead running in the Group 3 Show County Quality (1200m) on the same card.

Funstar was the $5.50 favourite with some bookmakers for Saturday’s feature event, and she now finds herself the $3.20 favourite in the Show County Quality.

Caulfield Cup favourite Master Of Wine ($6.50) has assumed favouritism, with Verry Elleegant ($7), Dreamforce ($7.50) and The Bostonian ($8) the next in line.

Saturday’s outing will be Funstar’s first return to the track since finishing behind Con Te Partiro in the Group 1 Coolmore Legacy (1600m) in April.

From Muswellbrook to the Melbourne Cup, Will is mad about all things racing and sport. Spent countless hours in the backyard as a child pretending to be Glenn McGrath, and has been known to get deadly late swing with a taped tennis ball.