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Champion Winx begins her farewell race campaign with a barrier trial at Rosehill Gardens on Tuesday morning.

Trainer Chris Waller has nominated the super mare to step out in a 900m heat against nine rivals including Alizee, Ace High and Performer.

Winx will have two barrier trials before she aims for her 30th consecutive win in the Group 2 Apollo Stakes at Royal Randwick on February 16.

Tuesday’s trials sessions boasts a number of potential autumn carnival stars. In the second heat, Trapeze Artist, D’Argento, Lean Mean Machine and Shillelagh are due to clash over 900m. – The Daily Telegraph