Can Winx make it 10 straight in the Warwick Stakes?
RACING: There is no doubt that Winx is the star attraction at Royal Randwick tomorrow and she will start the Warwick Stakes as a very short-priced favourite.
On a nine-race winning streak, Winx is available at a quote of $1.35 in the Stakes betting market with Ladbrokes - the shortest-priced favourite since Lonhro ($1.29) finished second behind Defier in the 2002 edition.
Lonhro may have gone down in 2002, but short-priced favourites have generally had an excellent record in the Warwick Stakes.
Rain Affair was also beaten as an odds-on favourite by Kiwi veteran Veyron in 2013, but Pinwheel (2011 and 2012), Racing To Win (2008), Private Steer (2004), Lonhro (2001 and 2003) and Sunline (1999) were all successful in the race as the punter's elect.
Winx really doesn't face the strongest field in the Warwick Stakes either.
Even Kris Lees admits that Cox Plate second favourite Lucia Valentina probably can't beat Winx, while Rebel Dane has only won one race since the 2013 Spring Racing Carnival.
The Silver Shadow Stakes is set to be a far more open race and there are plenty of winning chances in what is a highly competitive race.
Omei Sword, Manaya and Calliope all have star quality and the filly that wins the Group 2 event will go into the Golden Rose Stakes as one of the favourites.
The Silver Shadow Stakes is set to be one of the most exciting races this weekend and Ladbrokes is promising to give you the best odds.
Ladbrokes is offering punters best tote or starting price plus 20% for all 11 runners in the Silver Shadow Stakes and this ensures that you will receive the top odds for whatever horse you fancy this weekend.