Trainer James Cummings thought his star colts Anamoe and Ingratiating had Sires’ Produce Stakes ‘written all over them’ after the dynamic duo chased home Stay Inside in Saturday’s Golden Slipper at Rosehill.
It was Richard and Michael Freedman’s day to remember as they trained their first the Slipper together but Cummings’ duo would have lost few admirers when leading home the chasing pack.
Stay Inside romps home to win the 2021 Longines #GoldenSlipper with a perfect steer from @TommyBerry21 for @Freedman_bros! pic.twitter.com/jwI5n8O4Dn
Anamoe made up incredible ground after settling last in the run from a wide draw to 1-3/4 lengths off the winner while Ingratiating overcome some inference to edge out Four Moves Ahead for third.
“I think Anamoe’s effort was nothing short of exceptional,” Cummings said.
“From where he was forced to get to from his extreme wide barrier, I thought Rachel (King) delivered perfectly on the plan and her execution was good enough to beat all bar one other horse.
“Proud of his effort and the other colt was very, very game late to finish third.
“He got galloped on when there was some tightening near the top of the straight and Damien (Oliver) felt like it cost him at least a length.
“It goes without saying that we are happy for the winners but disappointed to lose having such excellent runs from both of our colts.”
Trainer James Cummings. Photo: Mark Evans/Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images
Both Anamoe and Ingratiating still hold nominations for the Inglis Sires’ Produce Stakes, to be held at Randwick on April 10.
Cummings said his Godolphin team would meet on Monday to discuss if the stable will pull the trigger on running the colts in the race.
“They are both nominated and we will wait and see how they pull up but you would have to imagine they have Sires Produce written all over them, particularly the second horse,” Cummings said.
“I am also conscious they don’t have to run if we don’t want to so we will talk about it on Monday.”
Anamoe shares favouritism with Stay Inside at $4.50 with TAB.com.au for the Sires while Ingratiating is $11.
Originally published asGodolphin duo have Sires’ ‘written all over them’
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