Chapman lauds Winx in historic Cox Plate

Winx's strapper Umut Odemislioglu walks with the glamour horse after a galloping session in Melbourne this week

The Chris Waller-trained horse beat Benbatl, with Humidor - who almost caused an upset over Winx in last year's Cox Plate - finishing back in third.

English broadcaster Matt Chapman has described being at Moonee Valley to witness Winx's record-breaking fourth Cox Plate as one of his best moments on a racecourse.

"The build-up to a fourth Cox Plate was pretty intense", he said.

Star jockey Hugh Bowman defied a leader's track to pilot the mighty mare to her 29th-straight victory and her 22nd Group 1 win.

"Not only is she good enough to win these races, she is good enough to overcome problems and still win". "I really thought in the build up to this I would get quite emotional".

But those figures, impressive as they are do not convey the scale of the impact the Chris Waller trained mare has had on Australia, a nation that prides itself on sporting excellence and has traditionally been defined... "I'm lost for words", Bowman told Channel Seven.

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Kepitis is a daughter of Bob Ingham who, with his late brother Jack, raced some of the greats including Octagonal and his champion son Lonhro.

Tighe said if Winx still wanted to be a racehorse when she didreturn to training later this year, then it was likely she would race on during the Sydney autumn carnival.

A year ago she joined Kingston Town as the only three-time Cox Plate victor but come Saturday afternoon the seven-year-old could stand alone.

"I really felt (the pressure) this week, more than I have before".

Waller says over the next few days she will be thoroughly checked by his vet before she goes for a break.

"I don't think I need to say anything, Winx has said everything", Chapman said. "I was looking for Humidor coming off her back and seeing how the others were travelling but she had them covered a long way from home".

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