Best of days for Cummings - by a mile
JAMES Cummings described yesterday as the best of his training career after landing a treble, capped by a Group 1 victory in the Kennedy Mile by the aptly named Best Of Days.
It was Cummings ninth Group 1 win in his career and his seventh since he teamed up with Godolphin in the middle of last year.
“It’s a red-letter day. I’ve got a great opportunity working with a great bunch of people that can support me with a big team,” Cummings said.
“It’s taken me a bit of time. I’m playing the right people in the right positions now. I’m really confident about that. Now we’re getting the results.
“It’s a five or six-month build up to today. I’ve got a great opportunity with Sheik Mohammed and he shows faith and support with horses like Best of Days coming over from Europe.’’
Cummings said Best Of Days had put in the best week of his preparation.
Best Of Days ($12) won by a half a length from Le Romain ($13), with Peaceful State ($13) a half-length away third.
Craig Williams said Best Of Days had been aided by the addition of blinkers.
“He looked like he profiled really well. Credit to James and his team in Melbourne and Sydney,’’ Williams said.
Williams gave Best Of Days a perfect ride, sitting on the fence throughout in sixth place before gaining runs in the straight.
Cummings’ other winners were Osborne Bulls and Ranier.
GRINNERS: Jockey Craig Williams, centre, and trainer James Cummings, right, celebrate with Best Of Days’ connections.