THERE is not a lot new to be said about the marvellous Winx, who gained her 27th straight success and 20th Group 1 victory in all in the Colgate Optic White Stakes at Randwick at the weekend. In form terms, even a four-length defeat of Le Romain at this 1600 metre trip was a good few pounds below her very best, but she can only beat what is put in front of her.

Once again, Winx showed a remarkable turn of speed to come from a few lengths back. I make her last three sections 11.40s, 10.70s and finally 11.12s, though about 0.06s needs to be added to each to bring them into line with full-furlong equivalents.