Re: Winx

Postby Treve » Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:55 pm

Flanders wrote:
sweettalk wrote:i know it wasn't considered a real race, but should this finish be worrying at all? i'm not super familiar with how barrier trials work/are analysed/etc.

No. Its essentially just a gate workout but with other horses. Each horse just goes out and does what the connections want, none of the horses were asked to do anything. As far as I know, she has only won one barrier trial ever and that was in August 2017.

There is a video of the trial at the following link:

And especially if both trainer and jock are pleased with her, it's really nothing to be concerned with.
I think barrier trials are a bit more interesting/a bigger deal for the 2yo newcomers and maidens.
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Re: Winx

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Sat Jan 27, 2018 4:14 pm

Winx's regular rider, Hugh Bowman, will not be up for her first start of the year due to a couple of riding suspensions for Bowman. :( ... pion-winx/
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Re: Winx

Postby Sparrow Castle » Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:55 pm

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Please see below a media update from the stable in relation to Winx and Hugh Bowman.
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Re: Winx

Postby Northport » Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:36 pm

He's lucky that they value him so much that they changed the horse's schedule to accommodate his multiple bans for careless riding. He did end up appealing the one Australian ban, but lost.

Are there any other examples of this happening in recent memory? Genuinely asking. I mean, Anthony Oppenheimer said he was reluctant to run Cracksman in last year's Arc because Frankie Dettori was already booked for Enable, but the horse didn't end up running for a multitude of reasons.
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Re: Winx

Postby Saintly » Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:19 am

She had another trial at Randwick yesterday. Looks like everything will be running for second prize money again
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