Godolphin's trainer James Cummings comments on the stable's runners at Flemington and Randwick on Saturday and updates on Hartnell (GB), Keminatri and Plague Stone after their races last week .
Talindert Stakes—Listed (2yo SWP) (1100m)
SANGLIER (AUS) - 2yo Colt by Albrecht (AUS) out of More Haste (AUS)
“He looks to have returned extremely well with a solid jump-out win up the straight at Flemington.
“He’s had straight-track experience when he had no luck when unplaced in the Maribyrnong Trial last October.
“He has form around horses like Longleaf and his recent trial showed me he’d made significant improvement on his last preparation.
“This is an open race that will be a good test.
The Vanity-Group 3 (3yoF SWP) (1400m)
BANISH (AUS) - 3yo Filly by Lonhro (AUS) out of Meidung (AUS)
“She’s enjoyed a fairly light preparation in the lead up to this.
“Her fresh record has been excellent and in the past and after a solid trial at Rosehill she looks to have gone ahead and looks capable of running very well first-up.
“Hopefully she rewards us for the break she had after winning the G2 Fillies Classic at Moonee Valley last start. (Looking at races like the Keith Nolan Classic third up)
Pierro Plate (2yo SWP) (1100m)
STUNTS (AUS) - 2yo Colt by Lonhro (AUS) out of Aerobatics (AUS)
“Stunts is first-up after a promising campaign last time in.
“He trialled particularly well at Warwick Farm a couple of weeks ago but there’s still improvement to come.
“He’s trained on strongly, but is still a little bit on the big side.
Light Fingers Stakes-Group 2 (3yoF SW) (1200m)
ALIZEE (AUS) - 3yo Filly by Sepoy (AUS) out of Essaouira (AUS)
“She had a good break after finishing third in the Thousand Guineas last start.
“She looked very strong storming home in a high-class official trial at Rosehill last week.
“Since the she’s come on and looks capable of running well despite having improvement in her this weekend.
“This is the perfect opportunity for Alizee to be returning to the track where she has a terrific record.
“She’s a terrific filly, she is very well treated at the weights and I feel she has improved a bit since the spring.
“The Light Fingers is going to be a strong race with quite a big field, which is great because it gives an emerging filly the chance to come along.
“But I’m sure they’re going to need to be pretty strong if they’re going to be matching motors with Alizee.”
Southern Cross Stakes-Group 3 (Qlty) (1200m)
DUCA VALENTINOIS (IRE) - 6yo Gelding by Holy Roman Emperor (IRE) out of Love Valentine (IRE)
“At 1200m this is a distance short of his best. Nevertheless he may well reward us after being put in the paddock since winning a Listed race at Hawkesbury last start in November.
“You can expect to see him jump out of the ground when he gets up to 1500 to 1600m.
“He’ll strip fitter after a very fast run barrier trial at Warwick Farm a couple of weeks ago and looks ready to run a nice race first up.
Triscay Stakes-Group 3 (4yo+ Mares Qlty) (1200m)
RAIMENT (AUS) - 4yo Filly by Street Cry (IRE) out of Clothing (AUS)
“We decided to miss the spring carnival after she’d raced in Brisbane in the winter and we’d like to see her show competitive form at a track where she had a dominant win in JB Carr as an autumn three-year-old nearly 12 months ago.
“She looked very strong in her recent work after she won a barrier trial and looks capable of running a top race.
HARTNELL (GB) - 7yo gelding by Authorized (IRE) out of Debonnaire (GB)
“We brought Hartnell back to Osborne Park because he’s a horse who loves to be turned out after his training, and we get the opportunity to do that up here.
“That gives me every chance to get him big and round and bouncing around before his next start.
“We’ve got plenty of options on the table and we haven’t locked in anything yet because we need to see how he recovers from that big, first-up performance.
“If it hasn’t taken too much out of him we give ourselves every chance of determining his next target.”
KEMENTARI (AUS) - 3yo Colt by Lonhro (AUS) out of Yavanna (AUS)
“We don’t have a more exciting three-year-old colt than Kementari who made a mess of his opposition in the Eskimo Prince Stakes.
“He will have one more run and then have the G1 Randwick Guineas clearly in his sights.
PLAGUE STONE (AUS) - 2yo Colt by Lonhro (AUS) out of Giggleswick (AUS)
“Plague Stone left an indelible mark despite being beaten.
“To be able to keep on surging to the line despite enduring a wide run was a really great pointer to his chances of going one better when he gets to the Blue Diamond.
Kementari and Glyn Schofield winning the Group 3 Eskimo Prince Stakes at Warwick Farm, picture Sportpix.com.au