Punter plonks $106k on Winx
WINX stands head and shoulders above her rivals, and one TAB punter is so confident she can win a third straight Cox Plate he has placed $106,500 on the mighty mare in Saturday's race.
The punter has unloaded on Winx at $1.15 to notch her 22nd consecutive win and claim the Cox Plate for a potential collect of $122,475. It is the biggest bet the TAB has ever taken on Chris Waller's superstar.
Despite the massive wager, the TAB has kept Winx at $1.15, the shortest favourite for the great race since Phar Lap ($1.07) in 1931.
"The wonder mare is currently $1.15 to win the race for the third time, with only Phar Lap having won at a shorter price - $1.07 in 1931 and $1.14 in 1930," TAB's Nick Quinn said.
MANLEY'S COX PLATE WINNERS & LOSERS
Winx looked magnificent in the coat and strong as an ox at the Breakfast with the Best at Moonee Valley on Tuesday. Gailo Chop is the horse most likely to run second. The wildcard is the three-year-old Royal Symphony.
Winx: Barrier six is ideal for her. She won't get cluttered and Hugh Bowman can keep an eye on what's going on around him.
Gailo Chop: Barrier four is ideal for his on-speed style.
Royal Symphony: The most inexperienced horse in the race can get galloping room from barrier seven.
Happy Clapper: Barrier nine won't help him.
Seaburge: Barrier one won't be a plus for him as he will get back.
Humidor: Could get caught out on a limb from barrier eight.
BIGGEST BETS ON WINX SINCE MONDAY WITH TAB
$106,500 at $1.15
$50,000 at $1.15
$28,000 at $1.15
$3,000 at $1.15
$2,354 at $1.15
$2,173 at $1.15
$2,000 at $1.15
$1,017 at $1.15
$1,000 at $1.15
SHORTEST PRICED COX PLATE WINNERS
$1.07 Phar Lap in 1931
$1.14 Phar Lap in 1930
$1.17 Tobin Bronze in 1967
$1.33 Beau Vite in 1941
$1.50 Ajax in 1938
$1.50 So You Think in 2010
$1.67 Kingston Town in 1981
$1.72 Red Anchor in 1984
$1.72 Might and Power in 1998
$1.80 Manfred in 1925
$1.80 Heroic in 1926
$1.80 Aquanita in 1962
$1.80 Winx in 2016
$1.90 Tobin Bronze in 1966
$1.90 Bonecrusher in 1986
COX PLATE (price changes since barrier draw)
$18 Gailo Chop (out from $15)
$18 Humidor (in from $21)
$18 Royal Symphony (out from $17)
$21 Happy Clapper (out from $17)
$101 Seaburge (in from $201)
$151 Hardham (in from $201)
FULL MARKET: TAB FIXED ODDS