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O.P. « 2017-May-31, 05:25 PM »

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Offline PoisonPen7

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« 2018-Jun-27, 12:34 PM Reply #1 »
Another odds on favourite ($1.60 La Parva R1 Melb) bites the dust. Must have finished 10 lengths behind the 2nd last horse.

Geez this stable doesn't have a good record with shorties recently.

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« 2018-Aug-04, 04:31 PM Reply #2 »
Don't pay enough attention to know this but noticed J McDonald is riding Soothing in the last.

Is this the first time James has ridden in a race for Godolphin since his return?

Watching Intuition getting home earlier had me thinking that James Cummings  has obviously learnt from his  grandfather by having H Bowman as a bit of a go to man.

Wouldn't mind knowing the strike rate of the Godolphin/ Bowman combination....it would be pretty high.


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« 2018-Aug-04, 05:06 PM Reply #3 »
And home she goes.

J MaC didn't seem to want to make a lot out riding again for Godolphin but good on him.

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« 2018-Aug-04, 05:26 PM Reply #4 »
And home she goes.

J MaC didn't seem to want to make a lot out riding again for Godolphin but good on him.

Wish they'd put him on Kementari  :rant:

Reckon you will see McDonald on all the Godolphin top hopes from hereon in. Might start following the stable again which has been bedevilled by a lot of short priced failures on the back of ordinary riding recently.

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« 2018-Aug-05, 08:53 AM Reply #5 »
Hugh Bowman and Godolphin,

Hugh's strike rate for both win and place is very slightly higher with them, than his average for all trainers at around 19% win and 47% place before yesterdays meeting.

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« 2018-Aug-05, 08:57 PM Reply #6 »
A mate who is a trial watcher put me onto Avilius, noting it had been gelded as well.

Showed a ripping turn of foot. If it can reproduce that sort of acceleration it will be winning better races than that.

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« 2018-Aug-06, 12:07 PM Reply #7 »
On it's European form and the weight it had, Avilius just had to win that race on Saturday.

If he hadn't have won Godolphin should have sacked Cummings on the spot or by at least today.

How on earth did the handicapper give Avilius that weight against the likes of Dagny et al?

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« 2018-Aug-06, 05:14 PM Reply #8 »


....... not since Caligula made his horse a Consul has another been mooted as sacking JC on the spot.

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« 2018-Oct-16, 04:02 PM Reply #9 »
The jury is out but who has done a better job O’Shea or Cummings?

Other than Avilius who is yet to win a G1, their main local  spring hopes are on Hartnell and Kementari.

Compare this to the European trained runners who have been very competitive over the middle distances. Will the Godolphins start sending or leaving horses behind as other than the Williams runners most would not be able to compete regularly.

Also JC does not seem to have a 3yo capable of winning a G1 at the moment. Hopefully that will change as I am sure that is the yard stick of the Godolphin stable.


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« 2018-Oct-16, 08:49 PM Reply #10 »
Trainers are like football coaches. The better the cattle, the better the chance. I have only run into James Cummings a couple of times when I have been at yearling sales ; but he has always struck me as a very impressive young man.

PS PP - I know you didn't think it possible - but that is a sort of wrap !!

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« 2018-Oct-16, 11:09 PM Reply #11 »
Beadman?

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« 2019-Jun-10, 05:16 PM Reply #12 »
University of life
Cummings goes overseas to continue his education
NATHAN EXELBY
 
WINNERS ARE GRINNERS: James Cummings with the Stradbroke trophy after Trekking’s win on Saturday. Pictu AAP

STRADBROKE-winning trainer James Cummings has headed overseas to further his training education with some of the biggest names in world racing.

Cummings exited Eagle Farm early on Saturday, returning to Sydney before boarding an international flight early yesterday bound for the other side of the world.

The move follows an Australian season in which he has almost doubled the prizemoney haul he achieved in his first year with Godolphin, sitting on almost $29 million after Trekking’s Stradbroke win on Saturday.

Cummings spoke of the “university” he has had at his disposal growing up through his father Anthony and grandfather Bart.
But he has a thirst to keep learning.

“I spend a bit of time with John Gosden, Saeed Bin Suroor and Charlie Appleby and see a bit more of the other side of the world and how things are done,” he said.

“It’s good for all of us. Some of the team went up to Dubai earlier in the year, we’re a long way away.

“It’s nice for not only the Godolphin staff from the other side of the world to see us, but for us to see them too.

“They do it to an unbelievable standard. It will be my second visit there and it is definitely worthwhile.”

His dad Anthony said the trip would continue James’ development as a trainer.

“I think it will be a great learning experience,” he said on Radio TAB’s Past The Post yesterday. “It’s the sort of business where you never stop learning.”

The pair shared a bottle of red on Saturday night after their twin Group 1 successes, the first father-son to do so on the same day since Anthony and Bart in March 2013.
“It’s very satisfying,” Anthony said.

“Firstly, I’m proud (James and his other son Edward) followed in the family footsteps and secondly that they’re both doing it so well."

ENDS

You would think that while James is overseas Godolphin would need to nominate one or other of their team as the trainer responsible for the stable...Darren Beadman and or Reg Fleming .

Giddy Up :beer:

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« 2019-Jun-10, 05:29 PM Reply #13 »
Hopefully he learns to develop stayers whilst he is up there.


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« 2019-Aug-19, 05:49 PM Reply #14 »
I will be intrigued to see how he goes this year with his stayers. I wonder if he will have a MC type of horse or will they be with the other Godolphin trainers.

The fact is most of his o/s imports have a few runs here while with other Godolphin trainers, we are lucky if we see one run before the Cup.




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« 2019-Aug-19, 09:25 PM Reply #15 »
Avilius looks a good play for this weekend at $3.50 to me with Alizee still in the market.

Surely she comes out and he'll start shorter  :chin:


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