The Sportsman Weekend - - News - MATT JONES

DON­CASTER win­ner It’s Some­what may have fin­ished 10th of 12 last start in the Sir Ru­pert Clarke Stakes (1400m) but it was the run he had to have to give him a chance to win to­mor­row’s Group 2 Crys­tal Mile at Mooney Val­ley.

That’s the opin­ion of his trainer James Cum­mings who said the seven-year-old was thriv­ing af­ter tak­ing a like to the month-long break since his last run.

“This has been a tar­get race for him for quite a while and I think that it could be

re­ally nice one to pick up,” Cum­mings said.

“He was good in a jump out re­cently and he at the Val­ley on Tues­day when he gal­loped the course proper.

“I was re­ally happy with his gal­lop. He’s a horse with a re­ally bold ac­tion and he could have been at risk of not get­ting around a tight track like this. But he has a win­ning record at the Gold Coast and han­dled it well Val­ley on Tues­day.

“He can put him­self right into a race and try to take luck out of the equa­tion.”

The Godol­phin trainer will also send Sanc­tioned to the Drum­mond Golf Vase (2040m) later in the day and he’s step­ping back up to 2000m af­ter run­ning eighth from a wide gate in the Caulfield Guineas.

“He’s come through that well and he still looks full of life com­ing into this which will po­ten­tially be a strong lead-up to the Derby,” Cum­mings said.

“What he’ll need to show us though is that he can hit the line well and mix it with these horses. But he’s got what takes to be com­pet­i­tive here.”

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