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Winx jockey lauds “special” horse ahead of historic race

Winx’s jockey Hugh Bowman joined Matty Thompson and Dave Culbert moments after he rode the champion mare in preparation for this Saturday’s Cox Plate.

Bowman took Winx through her paces at Moonee Valley during the ‘Breakfast with the Best’ event on Tuesday morning

Bowman was overheard telling trainer Chris Waller that Winx she felt ‘bloody good’ which Bowman confirmed.

“I’d be lying if I didn’t say I feel the emotion but I’m just doing what I do,” he told Melbourne Breakfast.

“I’m not really coping with anything.”

Winx will race for her fourth Cox Plate consecutive on Saturday at Moonee Valley.

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You’ll be able to hear the race on Saturday on Macquarie Sports Radio.