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WalleroutlinesautumnplansforWinx

December21,20181:41pm。

byAAP

TrainerChrisWallerhasannouncedplansforWinxtohaveanautumncampaigninSydney。

TrainerChrisWallerhascautiouslyconfirmedplansforWinxtoraceintheautumnbutsaysifsheshowsanysignsheisnotatherbest,shewillbeimmediatelyretired。

Allgoingwell,thechampionwillfollowthesamepathaspreviousyearsbeginningwiththeGroupTwoApolloStakesfollowedbythreeGroupOneraces,theChippingNorton,GeorgeRyderandQueenElizabethStakes。

Wallersaysifshedoeswellinherpreparationforareturn,hercampaignwillthenbeassessedracebyrace。

ThetrainersaidthedecisiontoraceonhadbeenmadeafterdiscussionswiththeownersPeterTighe,DebbieKepitisandRichardTreweekeandjockeyHughBowman。

Shehasnothinglefttoprovetousorhermanyfollowersandweareundernoillusionthatsheisgettingalittleolder,howeversheisinexcellentconditionbothphysicallyandmentallyandhadshenotpleasedusinanyareaofherwellbeingormentalstateshewouldhavebeenretiredimmediately,WallersaidinastatementonFriday。

Thisisnottosaythatitmaynothappenbeforeherfirstrunofthepreparation,afterherfirstrunoratanystagewherewearenothappywithanyaspectofhertrainingorphysicalstate。

Wewillnotcommittoanyracesasyetbutitwouldbelogicaltofollowthepathwehavepreviously,commencingintheApolloStakesatRoyalRandwickinFebruaryandifshedidmanagetogetthroughafour-racepreparationitwouldmostlikelyculminateintheQueenElizabethStakesatRoyalRandwick。

Imuststresstoeveryonethatitshouldntbeassumedshewillbethere,itwillbearacebyraceassessmentasithasalwaysbeen,especiallyoverthepasttwoseasonswhendecidingwhethertogotowardsathirdCoxPlate,asecondQueenElizabethorevenafourthCoxPlateasitwasinherlaststart。

Eachraceisimportantforitsownreasonandwefullyappreciateallofthesupportthatshehashadthroughouthercareer。

Forhertobestillracingintheformthatsheiswhilstremaininginsuchgoodhealthisacredittotheowners,HughBowmanandotherridersthathaveriddenherandmostimportantlythestaffatChrisWallerRacingwhocontinuetokeephersafeandhaveenabledhertobeappreciatedinthemannerthatsheis。