We always love to see Winx in action and she lines up in the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes this Saturday seeking her 31st consecutive win.
There might not be any legitimate opposition standing in her way – only one non-Chris Waller-trained runner in the field, but there is still money for punters to make.
Her $1.05 won’t be where punters are looking so, we look at the other betting options available to punters.
We have our best bets, form and odds for every runner in the 2019 Chipping Norton Stakes.
2019 Chipping Norton Stakes final field, barrier draw and odds
Our best bets for the Chipping Norton Stakes 2019
Happy Clapper to place @ $1.30 – Bet Now
Best Each Way Bet:
Egg Tart to place @ $4.60 – Bet Now
Unforgotten to place @ $4.60 – Bet Now
Chipping Norton Stakes Form Guide & Tips
Happy Clapper (Best Bet – $1.30 to place) – Bet Now
Punters aren’t going to get rich with this betting option but the Patrick Webster-trained gelding is easily the second-best runner in this field over the 1600m.
He has finished second to Winx on four occasions and many punters are predicting the Chipping Norton Stakes to go the same way this Saturday.
He’s a Doncaster Mile winner, so the ability is there and he should be beating the rest of this field barring the champion mare.
Patrick Erin ($91) – Bet Now
Chris Waller would have been happy with the ground the former Kiwi made up when running fourth behind Winx in the Apollo Stakes.
He has staying targets in mind and the 1600m is a fair distance short of his best. This run will simply be used to get him fit as races such as the Sydney Cup are just over a month away.
Libran ($101) – Bet Now
Nine-time winner which has had four trials to prepare for this and has beaten only three runners home in total.
Ran third over this distance when 1.4 lengths behind Unforgotten last year but it would take a mammoth effort for him to place here.
Likely to make ground late but that will be the extent of his performance.
Brimham Rocks ($101) – Bet Now
Has Melbourne Cup aspirations and placing over 1600m seems too hard in a fresh state.
The son of Fastnet Rock placed at his only start at the mile when running third behind Avilius but he has since been tried over 2500m and it’s tough to come back to the mile having had those starts.
Look forward to seeing him content the staying features but this isn’t a staying race.
Winx ($1.09) – Bet Now
Not much to be said about the 34-time winner. She will destroy this field without being fully let down and so she should.
Happy Clapper is the only genuine miler in the field and he’s not up to Winx’s level. She will win again for fun and push towards The Championships.
Egg Tart (Best Each Way – $4.60 to place) – Bet Now
Only two placings will pay out in this seven-horse field but Egg Tart represents value at her current odds.
She might not be in her best form but she ran third behind Winx last start and was seen battling nicely at the line.
That run will do her plenty of good and she’s more than capable of beating every other runner in this field except Winx.
Unforgotten (Best Roughie – $4.60 to place) – Bet Now
Was entitled to run on better than she did last start but she will only improve with the run under the belt.
She is a winner of three from four starts second up and that’s her biggest asset coming into this. Expect Kerrin McEvoy to sit off the pace and if he’s smart, McEvoy will try get onto the back of Winx and use her momentum to her advantage.