One of Godolphin’s many homes is in the Hunter Valley, so the Scone weekend is an important date on the calendar, but the focus for trainer James Cummings will be on Impending in the Doomben 10,000 on Saturday.
Godolphin’s trainer will be trackside at Doomben as Impending attempts to lower the colours of star sprinters Redzel and In Her Time to add a second group 1 to his racing resume, which will close in Brisbane as a stud career looms at the end of the season.
“It is a proper group 1 sprint when you have horses like those in it but we believe he is up to it and he has shown that before,” Cummings said. “He is already a Stradbroke winner at Doomben and was placed in a Caulfield Guineas, but if you look at his form his best performance have been at 1200m and at weight-for-age.
”There is argument to say he is better at 1400m as a Stradbroke winner, but I think of him as strong sprinter. It is an important group 1 and I want to be there but I will watching Scone, where we have strong chances.”
Among them are fillies Demerara and Resin in the Denise’s Joy Stakes at listed level and Ghisoni and Philosophy in the group 3 Dark Jewel Classic.