Winx To Race With Synthetic Hoof Filler

Winx winning her 2nd Cox Plate. Photo courtesy Geo Hillis Photography.

Winx winning her 2nd Cox Plate. Photo courtesy Geo Hillis Photography.

Trainer Chris Waller has dismissed any concerns about champion mare Winx racing with synthetic hoof filler in one of her feet ahead of her bid for a 17th consecutive win in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

Waller said the filler was on the outside wall of a hoof and was a precaution not a problem.

"It gives the farrier a bit more hoof to bang a nail into. If you don't (use it) you can get movement and they can pull a shoe off," Waller said.

SYDNEY, April 5 AAP