European raider Benbatl is more popular than Winx to win Saturday’s Cox Plate.
Winx heads betting at $1.22, but second favourite Benbatl ($8.50) has received twice as many bets as the great mare.
There are plenty of Benbatl fans that obviously think Winx’ winning streak is coming to an end on Saturday. It happens every year, but someone needs to tell them they’re dreaming.
I think you did a commendable job not giving any life to that inept Pom who tried to incite riot with his comments re Winx at that breakfast the other day. Long live the Queen, the GOAT, she leads Benbatl for home and then trounces him. https://t.co/EmQuUQ6Rzu
— Ric Chapman (@songopoly) October 24, 2018
Winx will be chasing an historic fourth Cox Plate win, and has certainly grown a legion of fans throughout her career with the following wagering highlights:
- In 2015 Winx opened at $17 and started $4.50, her longest price. Criterion (2nd) was the best backed to beat her.
- 2016 saw Winx ($1.80) defeating Hartnell, who was the next most popular runner, by eight lengths. Winx opened $5.50.
- In 2017 Happy Clapper (6th) was the best backed runner, by a slender margin. Winx starts at $1.18, her shortest quote for the Group 1.
- Sportsbet has paid out over $40 million on her wins to date.