I'll be watching Avilius very closely from here on in.
I thought Glyn Schofield's post race comments were interesting - cannot find them but he basically said it really took a lot out of him and his head was down after the race, etc.
And taken in concert with what James Cummings said post race I'm not as bullish on him any moWhat now for Avilius?“He has still got to prove he can stay just yet.”
That was the word of warning James Cummings offered after Avilius consolidated his spot at the top of betting for The Metropolitan having won the G3 Premier’s Cup (1900m).
“He’s a really laid back horse but he was classy the moment he arrived at Osborne Park. Of our imported horses he just really looked the part,” said Cummings.
There were a few moments of concern for the $1.60 favourite after he was pinned between runners entering the straight but once Glyn Schofield found clear running he set out after the very game I Am Serious.
“He was a weapon once Glyn got him out and hit the line strongly. I think he is certainly one to keep following,” said Cummings.
“Whether we go to the Kingston Town or the Newcastle Cup next we’ll just wait and see how quickly he recovers and how far he wants to go next.
"We’ll nominate for The Metropolitan and I reckon he might be worthwhile nominating for the Caulfield Cup too. We’ll keep poking along with him and not get too carried away but I wouldn’t be limiting how far he can get this time.”http://www.racingnsw.com.au/news/latest-racing-news/what-you-missed-san-domenico-day/
is a stablemate of Avilius and has returned from a spell at Canterbury today looking bigger and better than he was as a 2YO where he had 3 starts for 3 placings.
Cummings was guarded but did say he has been nominated for all the big races. Hughie was similarly impressed.