Murphy spent time in Australia as an apprentice and has wanted to return for a Cox Plate since watching Chad Schofield win the race on Shamus Award five years ago.
Less than a day after Winx's historic fourth Cox Plate win, the question of when she will be retired is inevitable.
Avilius has thrilled trainer James Cummings with his performance behind Winx in the Cox Plate.
"He's experienced a high-pressure weight-for-age race for the first time and they don't come any stronger than that. She really doesn't have anything left to prove". He ran far too freely in 2016 and on his next start was beaten comfortably at Flemington by Awesome Rock.
"Lucky the horse has more petrol than me", he added with a laugh.
Benbatl is a $9 second pick with bookmakers behind three-time victor Winx, which is a $1.22 favourite with BetEasy. He is not a champion, and would not be expected to beat the likes of Cracksman, Enable or Roaring Lion were he to meet them at home. His rating of 123 made him the second-highest ranked global horse to race in the Plate, and his multiple group 1 record franked his toughness and quality.
Knife-wielding woman injures 14 children in Chinese kindergarten
The 39-year-old woman entered the school in Banan district when the children were in the playground, the BBC reported. In another incident past year , a man climbed the wall of a kindergarten and knifed 11 children.
Winx secured her place in the history books as she won a record fourth Cox Plate at Moonee Valley on Saturday.
"I was lucky enough to be at Morphettville when Black Caviar broke the record and when Makybe Diva won her third Melbourne Cup", Chapman said. Bowman gave her a couple of slaps to focus as she ranged alongside the challenger then put the whip down and pushed her out hands and heels, easing off in the last 50 metres: even then the runner-up didn't take much ground off her.
"But it's not the time to be talking about the future for Winx, we will sit down together as a group down the track and look at our options, " Tighe said.
Who knows? At this stage, who cares?
There was a brief duel with Benbatl before Bowman eased the star seven-year-old across the line to win by two lengths from the Saeed Bin Suroor-trained Benbatl.