Funstar Favourite: Final Field For Winx Stakes Locked In

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Thu 20th August 2020

The Group 1 Winx Stakes (1400m) at Randwick on Saturday is packed with class, with 10 Group 1 winners lining up in the final field.

The race is to be run under weight-for-age conditions, with the track rated at a Heavy 8 at the time of acceptances on Wednesday.

The field is full of star power, with Group 1 winners Dreamforce, The Bostonian, Avilius, Fierce Impact, Kolding, Verry Elleegant, Melody Belle, Con Te Partiro, Flit, and Funstar all to face the starter.

Caulfield Cup favourite Master Of Wine is also in the field, kicking off his spring campaign for the Hawkes operation.

Following the barrier draw, Chris Waller’s exciting mare Funstar ($5.50) firmed into favouritism, ahead of Master Of Wine ($7), Dreamforce ($8), Verry Elleegant ($8), and The Bostonian ($10).

Last 10Horse NameAgeTrainerHcp Rating
1147x54533xAVILIUS (GB)7James Cummings114
2122x13437xBRANDENBURG (NZ)4John Sargent106
3x405x6161xCON TE PARTIRO (USA)7Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott113
41205x2810xDREAMFORCE8John Thompson116
5x211x2348xFIERCE IMPACT (JPN)7Matthew Smith112
6914x1602x2FLIT4James Cummings107
7x211x2142xFUNSTAR4Chris Waller106
8x20x8100x3IMAGING (GB)6Chris Waller108
9111x45778xKOLDING (NZ)5Chris Waller110
10x2311x114xMASTER OF WINE (GER)6Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes108
11112x3346x6MELODY BELLE (NZ)6Jamie Richards115
126101x300x5MISTER SEA WOLF (IRE)9Chris Waller110
1381412x2322NICCANOVA7Steve Tregea108
14116162xPRAGUE3Ciaron Maher & David Eustace90
15x3121x140xQUACKERJACK5Mark Newnham106
169393x1720xSTAR OF THE SEAS (NZ)6Chris Waller107
170x9358x12xTHE BOSTONIAN (NZ)6Tony Pike116
18410x42212xVERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ)5Chris Waller116
19185310x39xWOLFE (JPN)6Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott99
2026x1122xZEBROWSKI (NZ)4Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes96

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.