Hunt­ing for glory in Guineas

Townsville Bulletin - - RACING -

STABLE­MATES Ke­men­tari and Sanc­tioned have taken dif­fer­ent paths to to­day’s Caulfield Guineas and trainer James Cum­mings is con­vinced both de­serve re­spect in the $ 2 mil­lion clas­sic.

Ke­men­tari comes through the tra­di­tional Guineas Pre­lude at Caulfield, while Sanc­tioned will race on a seven- day back- up af­ter his fourth in the Group 1 Spring Cham­pion Stakes over 2000m at Rand­wick last Saturday.

The colts form part of a strong rep­re­sen­ta­tion on Guineas day for Cum­mings in what could be his big­gest day since tak­ing over in July as head trainer in Aus­tralia for Sheikh Mo­hammed’s Godol­phin op­er­a­tion.

Along with the two Guineas hopes, Cum­mings will sad­dle up Thou­sand Guineas favourite Al­izee and one of the lead­ing Caulfield Stakes con­tenders Hart­nell in Group 1 races.

Ke­men­tari has been primed af­ter fin­ish­ing fourth in the Run To The Rose first- up in Syd­ney be­fore his clos­ing third in the Caulfield Guineas Pre­lude ( 1400m) last Sun­day week.

Ke­men­tari has bar­rier 10 and is third favourite at $ 5.50 with UBET while $ 31 chance Sanc­tioned has to over­come the out­side gate in the field of 16.

Three of Godol­phin’s Group 1 run­ners will be rid­den by Syd­ney jockey Glyn Schofield. Schofield and Cum­mings teamed in Mel­bourne to win last year’s Vic­to­ria Derby with Prized Icon. Schofield takes the mount on Sanc­tioned in the Guineas and will also com­bine with Hart­nell and Al­izee.

Af­ter a first- up win in the PB Lawrence Stakes at Caulfield, Hart­nell has since been placed in the Makybe Diva Stakes and the Un­der­wood Stakes and is on trial for a run in next week’s Caulfield Cup to­day.

Schofield is yet to ride Hart­nell, who will be hav­ing his 23rd start in Aus­tralia.

Yes­ter­day’s UBET div­i­dend­sid d

HIGH HOPES: Trainer David Hayes with Ever­est favourite Vega Magic and ( in­set) Redkirk War­rior.

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