Winx (Image: Racing Photos)
Trainer Chris Waller is hoping for a smooth fortnight leading in to Winx's attempt at a third-straight Cox Plate victory on October 28 at The Valley.
But speaking at his Flemington stable on Friday morning, Waller said the champion mare had pulled up well following her 21st win in a row in last weekend's Turnbull Stakes at Headquarters and that there will be little that will worry either trainer or horse.
"She came through the race really well and nothing ever bothers her," Waller said.
"She's been to The Valley before and she loves the distance. You wait for the barrier draw but barrier draws aren't a problem as she can sit three-wide with cover without any issues. In fact, it's probably a benefit for her.
"Weather doesn't matter. Last year was a really windy day and looked like it was going to be a wet track and it doesn't worry her.
"Good track, hard tracks, distances, luck in running (none worry her). She's a pretty good horse."
Speaking on the eve of the inaugural running of The Everest at Randwick, Waller joked that connections could possibly be convinced to make a return to race in Melbourne in 2018 if Victorian racing officials were to establish an Everest-style mile race.
Waller made the tantalising suggestion when asked for his opinion of The Everest, for which he has no runners but is part of a six-person syndicate that bought a slot and entered into an agreement with Deploy's owners for Saturday's race.
"It's important that it works because if it did work, I know Victoria would be right on the front step and they might put a race on for milers and get Winx there next year," Waller said, having previously stated his 2018 ambitions revolve around two to three Sydney autumn runs and then a potential trip to Royal Ascot.