Godolphin trainers James Cummings and Charlie Appleby comment on their stable runners at Stakes Day at on Saturday.
Race 3 - VRC Springtime Stakes-Listed (3yos) (1400m)
WAGNER (AUS) - 3yo Colt by Bernardini (USA) out of Ringstrasse (AUS) - James Cummings
“After battling away over 1200m last time he should be well-suited by the 1400m here.”
“He has the potential and I’d like to see him running on strongly.”
Race 4 - DeRucci Stakes-Group 3 (1400m)
SPECTROSCOPE (USA) - 5yo Gelding by Medaglia d'Oro (USA) out of Diamondrella (GB) - James Cummings
“He ran on strongly first up to just go down.”
“He’s steadily gaining fitness and he should be capable of another nice effort here.”
Race 7 - VRC Sprint Classic-Group 1 (WFA) (1200m)
KEMENTARI (AUS) - 4yo Colt by Lonhro (AUS) out of Yavanna (AUS) - James Cummings
“He was very strong in the Manikato from a difficult position and has come on nicely since.
“The Coolmore winner Sunlight finished behind us in that race.”
“He’s deep into his preparation, but he’s thriving and a win here would completely forgive him for a campaign that hasn’t gone his way.”
JUNGLE CAT (IRE) - 7yo Horse by Iffraaj (GB) out of Mike’s Wildcat (USA) Charlie Appleby
"This is his swansong,"
"He's been a yard favourite. Obviously the highlight of his career was the Alquoz (Sprint in Dubai) and for him to come over here and win the Rupert Clarke (Stakes) was a great achievement for him.”
"He's returning for a reason as he's getting a bit older now. It'll be tough for him but there's one thing about him - he won't lie down."
Race 8 - Seppelt Mackinnon Stakes-Group 1 (WFA) (2000m)
IT'S SOMEWHAT (USA) - 7yo Gelding by Dynaformer (USA) out of Sometime (IRE) - James Cummings
“He looks a picture of health and is very fit.”
“His work has been improving all the time and I think we can expect to see him show the form he’s capable of.”
“I’d like to think that this will be the best performance of his preparation.”
BLAIR HOUSE (IRE) - 6yo Gelding by Pivotal (GB) out of Patroness (GB) Charlie Appleby
"We are very confident. We've seen him work there this morning and he had a little blow out”
"He came out of that last run well and we purposefully skipped the Cox Plate because we thought we couldn't reverse the form with Benbatl let alone Winx so we gave that a swerve and thought we could go into the Mackinnon with some fresh legs.”
"I feel they have got us to beat on Saturday."
Kerrin McEvoy and Charlie Appleby with Melbourne Cup winner Cross Counter (GB), picture Quentinjlang.com