New market support record for Winx

Update 5.30pm Wednesday - reported a $72,000 wager at $1.08 on Winx.

Earlier report Wednesday - The level of market support for Winx to win the Group 1 WFA George Main Stakes (1600m) at Randwick on Saturday has reached a new benchmark reported late on Wednesday morning.

Four weeks ago, 99.2% of the money wagered on the Group 2 Warwick Stakes over 1400m at Randwick was on the champion mare, but that level has been eclipsed with 99.3% of pre-post betting on the 30th start of her race career.

“Incredibly, the biggest bet we took on any other runner in the all-in market was a $15 wager on Happy Clapper,” TAB’s Nick Quinn said.

“Meanwhile we took a $17,000 bet on Winx.”

Winx firmed from $1.10 to $1.08 after the final field was announced on Wednesday morning which, if she jumps at that price, would be the shortest odds of her career.

Winx’s shortest odds of her career

$1.08 2017 Colgate Optic White Stakes
$1.09 2017 Chelmsford Stakes
$1.09 2016 Colgate Optic White Stakes
$1.10 2017 Warwick Stakes
$1.12 2017 Queen Elizabeth Stakes
$1.14 2017 Apollo Stakes
$1.22 2017 Chipping Norton Stakes
$1.24 2016 Caulfield Stakes
$1.24 2016 Warwick Stakes
$1.26 2017 George Ryder Stakes
$1.35 2016 Chipping Norton Stakes
$1.50 2017 Cox Plate

Most Group 1 victories

22 Hurricane Fly
16 John Henry, Kauto Star
15 Black Caviar
14 Affirmed, Forego, Goldikova, Kingstown Town, Istabraq
13 Spectacular Bid, Sunline, Tie The Knot, Zenyatta, Bayakoa, Moscow Flyer
12 Winx

The latest odds as at Wednesday noon.

$1.08 Winx
$15 Happy Clapper
$17 Foxplay
$26 Red Excitement, Tom Melbourne
$51 Ecuador, Heaven’s Above
$71 Mackintosh
$101 McCreery