Winx in 'best shape ever': trainer
Champion trainer Chris Waller has said Winx has never been in better shape, as she prepares for a tilt at a record 4th-straight Cox Plate win.
The wonder-mare will start heavy favourite in the five-million-dollar, group-1 race this Saturday at Moonee Valley Racecourse in Melbourne.
Waller said he expects a few more contenders may jump in to make up the numbers amid talk of a field of seven or eight.
"A field of eight would be perfect for us because it means less horses get in her way," Waller said.
He did not want too small a field either.
"The more pressure the better. That's when Winx performs best."
Following a stunning 28 consecutive victories, Winx's future beyond Saturday's race remains unknown.