Winx draws perfect barrier for tilt at defending Cox Plate crown
Cox Plate favourite Winx has had the first win ahead of Saturday’s much-anticipated clash with Hartnell.
The defending champ has drawn perfectly, securing barrier 3 for Australia’s premier weight-for-age race at Moonee Valley.
Hartnell will start from gate 7.
French raider Vadamos (barrier 2) has also drawn well.
Winx will now almost certainly start favourite in Saturday’s $3 million race.
Meanwhile, hot favourite Chautauqua has drawn awkwardly in Friday night’s Group 1 Manikato Stakes.
The star sprinter will start from barrier 1.
COX PLATE BARRIER DRAW
- Barrier 1 ? Yankee Rose.
- Barrier 2 ? Vadamos.
- Barrier 3 ? Winx.
- Barrier 4 ? Happy Clapper.
- Barrier 5 ? Awesome Rock.
- Barrier 6 ? Black Heart Bart.
- Barrier 7 ? Hartnell.
- Barrier 8 ? Happy Clapper.
- Barrier 9 ? Lucia Valentina.
- Barrier 10 ? Happy Trails.