Can Winx make it 10 straight in Warwick Stakes?
RACING: There is no doubt that Winx is the star attraction at Royal Randwick tomorrow and she will start the Warwick Stakes as a very short-priced favourite.
On a nine-race winning streak, Winx is available at a quote of $1.35 in the Stakes betting market with Ladbrokes - the shortest-priced favourite since Lonhro ($1.29) finished second behind Defier in the 2002 edition.
Lonhro may have gone down in 2002, but short-priced favourites have generally had an excellent record in the Warwick Stakes.
Rain Affair was also beaten as an odds-on favourite by Kiwi veteran Veyron in 2013, but Pinwheel (2011 and 2012), Racing To Win (2008), Private Steer (2004), Lonhro (2001 and 2003) and Sunline (1999) were all successful in the race as the punter's elect.
Winx really doesn't face the strongest field in the Warwick Stakes either.
Even Kris Lees admits that Cox Plate second favourite Lucia Valentina probably can't beat Winx, while Rebel Dane has only won one race since the 2013 Spring Racing Carnival.
The Silver Shadow Stakes is set to be a far more open race and there are plenty of winning chances in what is a highly competitive race.
Omei Sword, Manaya and Calliope all have star quality and the filly that wins the Group 2 event will go into the Golden Rose Stakes as one of the favourites.
Ladbrokes has a wide range of betting markets available and you can back Winx or any other horse in the Warwick Stakes tomorrow with the leading online bookmaker.