2018 Winx Stakes Tips: Champion mare odds-on to win race named in her honour

The Warwick Stakes is now named in honour of the champion Australian mare
Winx will run as the hot favourite in the Winx Stakes. (Mark Evans/Getty Images)

2018 Winx Stakes Tips & Betting Predictions


Winx is the best horse in the world and she will make her return to the track in the 2018 Winx Stakes. Formerly known as the Warwick Stakes, it was named in honour of the past champion and it would take a brave punter to back against her this year.

The Chris Waller-trained runner is currently a 1.10 chance to win and there's little chance she will lose, but punters will be looking for better value. We look at the best each way chances in the race, which should feature some of Australia's best thoroughbreds.

Winx Stakes Best Tip - Winx


Winx might be at unbackable odds to win the 2018 Winx Stakes at Randwick but it's about the easiest 1.10 punters will make this season. The 29-race winner simply doesn't lose and her return in income is 62.7 percent, which isn't to be sneezed at.

Bookmakers could open a margin of victory market but the bigger punters will be betting the 1.10 and taking the interest to the bank. For the more recreational punters, putting Winx as a banker in a quinella or trifecta will be the best betting strategy.

Winx Stakes Best Value - D'argento


It's unlikely that the stablemate of Winx will upset the mighty mare but the place odds on offer will be good for D'argento. The soon to be four-year-old has been a professional winner of four from seven starts and that included a win in the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas.

His only run since was a fourth behind Happy Clapper in the Group 1 Doncaster Mile during The Championships and although beaten, he will take plenty of benefit from the run and push a few of these close in the Winx Stakes.

Winx Stakes Roughie Tip - Le Romain


Le Romain wasn't able to win in eight starts last preparation but the Kris Lees-trained runner went close in the Kingsford-Smith Cup and the Doomben 10,000 during the Brisbane Winter Carnival. Those performances suggested that the $2.7 million earner was back to his best and he could land some of the prize here.

He won't beat Winx but he might beat the rest of the field.

Best Bet: Winx to win @ 1.10
Best Each Way: D'argento @ 13.00
Best Roughie: Le Romain @ 26.00
Bill Rosenthal 22 July 2018

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