Cu­mani shows Author­ity at Sey­mour track

Seymour Telegraph - - SPORT - Sne­feru, rid­den by Jor­dan Childs, wins the Man­ga­lore Park BM58 Hand­i­cap at Sey­mour on Thurs­day.

Matt Cu­mani is fast mak­ing Sey­mour’s race­track his home away from home after land­ing a se­cond suc­ces­sive dou­ble in the club’s past two meet­ings.

On Thurs­day the Bal­larat-based Cu­mani sad­dled March­esa in the $25 000 Kellys Coun­try Homes three-year-old Fil­lies Maiden Plate over 1411 m with jockey Jor­dan Childs cross­ing the line a length ahead of the field.

Then he sent out Golden Author­ity in the last of the day — the $25 000 Clas­sicBet Hand­i­cap over 1600 m — to score a mas­sive win with the best of the rest six lengths adrift.

At Be­nalla on the Tues­day his horse Ryan’s Fender took out the $22 000 CA Sin­clair Pork Whole­salers SV Maiden Plate over 2046 m.

Al­though both Cu­mani’s Sey­mour win­ners started at good odds he said he wasn’t sur­prised by their suc­cess.

‘‘They are both horses we like a lot and Golden Author­ity had only been nar­rowly beaten the week be­fore and that was after he had a prob­lem at the gate,’’ Cu­mani said.

‘‘He looks re­ally good over a mile and his big win proved his bad luck the week be­fore and his po­ten­tial,’’ he said.

‘‘While we see him as a stayer, and he is bred to go long, we might keep him at the mile for a few starts be­fore we look at edg­ing him out to 2000 m and beyond.

‘‘In all hon­esty we prob­a­bly felt both Sey­mour win­ners might have been in need of an­other run but clearly they were in better shape than we might have ex­pected so we were pretty happy with the out­come.’’

While Cu­mani is still look­ing for Golden Author­ity’s next race he al­ready has Ryans Fender set for Don­ald on Novem­ber 19 and is still de­cid­ing on a 1400 m start for March­esa in the next week or two.

He also had two starters over the fa­mous 3200 m on Tues­day, just not in the Mel­bourne Cup.

In­stead Missy Zippy and Mr Coyne were at the bar­rier in the $20 000 Moama Bowl­ing Club Hand­i­cap.

‘‘But we do have one nom­i­nated for the Queen El­iz­a­beth at Flem­ing­ton on Satur­day so we have high hopes of a big mo­ment in the Mel­bourne Cup car­ni­val week,’’ Cu­mani said.

Lo­cal train­ers Shan­non and Lee Hope also had some suc­cess on what is their home track when Sne­feru greeted the judge in the $18 000 Man­ga­lore Park Hand­i­cap over 1200 m.

With Jor­dan Childs in the sad­dle the 11/1 shot won by a long neck from Jay Belle and Cuban Mis­sile in a blan­ket fin­ish.

Jye McNeill also had a good day at Sey­mour rid­ing a dou­ble Tea for Choux in the Land­mark Sey­mour Maiden Plate and Love in the City in the Mitchel­ton Wines F&M BM64 Hand­i­cap.


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