racemare Winx is under consideration
for a European campaign in 2018.
Chris Waller's pride and joy took her winning tally to 20 races at the weekend when she claimed victory in the George Main Stakes at Randwick. Winx will now have a prep run before she takes aim at winning the Cox Plate at Moonee Valley for a third consecutive year.
But her trainer has also raised the intriguing possibility of sending her to Europe next year, when she might have Royal Ascot on the agenda.
Waller said in a statement: "To ease speculation on her future
beyond 2017, I look forward to the autumn and a possible trip overseas but at
this stage no decision on this will be made until after the George Ryder Stakes
(in March). Providing she is well, she will run during The Championships in the
Group One Queen Elizabeth Stakes (April 8) and look to target a race during the
Royal Ascot carnival or be freshened up subsequent to the George Ryder Stakes
and be targeted towards a European campaign containing three races over a range
of distances. Obviously this is a long-term plan and my team and I would much
prefer to focus on the current campaign as we head towards such an important
time of the Australian racing season."