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Lethal Winx Differences Identified By TAB
Ahead of Saturday’s Cox Plate, TAB has attempted to uncover what makes Winx so great, and has identified several attributes that have made the superstar mare's performances a lethally toxic combination for her rivals, with a good example her 2018 Gr1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes victory (see below). These include:
- Winx’s stride in full flight is on average 6.53 metres, which is a lot smaller than Black Caviar’s 8.50 metres
- To compensate for that small stride, Winx takes around 85 strides per 30 seconds, whilst her group one rivals take only 70
- The standard top class galloper struggles to maintain 12 footfalls every five seconds, while Winx continues at a whopping 14 footfalls every five seconds, even in the closing stages of a race, explaining how she reels off sprinters sectionals in middle distance events.
- Winx’s lungs distribute 10,000 litres of air per race and her heart beats 140 times per minute, distributing 30 litres of blood to her muscles, which are comprised of higher density, slow twitch fibres which use oxygen more efficiently to aid endurance, and allow her to sustain her top speed for a longer period than her rivals.