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Winx Dazzles in Maiden Trial Win
Winx (Street Cry-Vegas Showgirl, by Al Akbar) has sent an ominous warning to her spring rivals winning the first barrier trial of her career at Randwick yesterday. The champion mare looked in excellent order when winning the opening 1000 metre heat of the morning under Hugh Bowman by 0.8 length in a time of 59.98 seconds. Pariah was second with Happy Clapper back in third. Winx, who was inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame in May this year, is preparing for an historic spring campaign in which she will attempt to join the legendary Kingston Town as the only horse to win three Cox Plates. She is scheduled to open her spring campaign in the weight-for-age Gr2 Warwick Stakes (1400m) at Royal Randwick on 19 August. Click here to watch the mighty mare's trial.