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Yard to the Post @ Apollo Stakes Day

Race Day: Royal Randwick on Saturday, 17 February 2018

Winx trial

It was an extended afternoon of thoroughbred action at Royal Randwick today, the Australian Turf Club organising for champion mare WINX’s final trial to take place between races.

And she didn’t disappoint.

Settling midfield and tracking up behind stablemate MACKINTOSH, who rolled along in the lead, WINX edged to the outside and surged hard for a dominate win in quick time. There won’t be many legitimate competitors in the Chelmsford two weeks from now based on that performance.

As well as attracting all the press attention, Waller also snared the feature race of the day, import ENDLESS DRAMA running down a brave GLOBAL GLAMOUR to take out the Group 2 Star Apollo Stakes.

There were promising returns to the track for three-year-old filly ALIZEE, winning the Group 2 Light Fingers, and CLEARLY INNOCENT, who had no luck behind KAEPERNICK in the Group 3 Southern Cross Stakes.

And Gai Waterhouse’s SANTOS stamped himself as a legitimate Golden Slipper contender, dominating the Pierro Plate early in the day, a win co-trainer Adrian Bott was delighted with.

A full review of the day will be on-line Monday 5pm.


photo: @ray_hickson

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