Mighty Winx wins record fourth Cox Plate

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"We're happy with what we've done".

Godolphin trainer Saeed bin Suroor lauded Winx as a "superstar" after the wonder mare beat Benbatl to win a record fourth Cox Plate and 29th race in a row on Saturday.

"They came, we conquered, bring on anything you want to bring here, she is awesome".

Last year's Cox Plate runner up Humidor ($21) ran on from back in the field to find third position while his stablemate Kings Will Dream was pulled out of the race at the 1600m mark.

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"It certainly hasn't sunk in", he said. "But we're in racing and we love it". "First and foremost, we will assess Winx".

Jockey Hugh Bowman pulled the trigger with 600m to go and Winx powered home to win by almost two lengths from the Godolphin raider Benbatl. "Obviously, the day will come eventually when we have to consider retirement and when she is going to have babies". "He's a bit of an unknown quantity, but I think he's a live chance".

It was the Chris Waller-trained seven-year-old's 29th win on the trot and her 22nd win at Group One level, seeing her leave three-time Cox Plate victor Kingston Town in her wake. Her owners maintain it will be a decision "that's all up to Winx".

Chapman caused a stir at the barrier draw for the Cox Plate when he questioned whether Winx was entitled to be rated the world's best racehorse.

The fact that she's been able to do it so many times consecutively just speaks volumes for the management of her, but I just - what can I say? "But I doubt [she'll be back to Moonee Valley]".

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