Godolphin sprinter in Courageous bid for Everest slot

Co-trainers Tom Dabernig, David Hayes and Ben Hayes celebrate Boom Time’s Caulfield Cup triumph.

Regardless of Godolphin ruling Kementari out of The Everest, the $13 million race continues to be an selection for his stablemate Dwelling Of The Courageous immediately after his convincing Theo Marks Stakes earn.

Dwelling Of The Courageous gained the Team two Theo Marks at Rosehill on Saturday at his 2nd Australian start off, beating D’Argento and the then-favorite for The Everest, Trapeze Artist, to push his statements for a location in upcoming month’s race.

“That was the attraction of the Theo Marks,” coach James Cummings explained to RSN927.

“We could have waited yet another 7 days and presented him yet another search up the straight at Flemington exactly where he is at house presented his straight-observe encounter in the British isles, but what would it have genuinely explained to us in conditions of a race as massive as that?

“I imagine he caught the interest of the appropriate people today and I imagine that if we have been genuinely severe about it then we could certainly get extremely intrigued with Dwelling Of The Courageous.

“He’s not evenly raced. He’s obtained an uncovered file, but he appears to be to have loved settling in Australia and it is achievable that he’s appropriate up there with the swiftest of all our quick horses right here.”

The Darren Weir-properly trained Mother nature Strip has clinched the Australian Turf Club’s slot.

Home Of The Brave wins the Theo Marks Stakes. Picture: Getty Images

Dwelling Of The Courageous wins the Theo Marks Stakes. Photo: Getty PicturesResource:Getty Pictures

The only remaining slot is held by a team led by Max Whitby and Cummings indicated they experienced touched foundation with Godolphin Australia’s controlling director Vin Cox.

“They’ve been in call with Vin but which is just standard,” he claimed.

“I’m absolutely sure they maintain their contacts likely and they maintain the conversation up at all periods.

“He (Vin) appreciates what the business needs and I just focus on the horse and allow that all enjoy out.”

Cummings claimed Dwelling Of The Courageous experienced appear by Saturday’s earn in terrific get.

“He’s a top rated horse and I imagine he’ll operate nicely in whatsoever we established him for,” he claimed.

“If it is not the Everest so be it, but there is a good deal of other stunning targets for the horse in the coming spring.

“The Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes would be a genuinely exciting selection for a horse like him.”

Co-trainers Tom Dabernig, David Hayes and Ben Hayes celebrate Boom Time’s Caulfield Cup triumph.

Co-trainers Tom Dabernig, David Hayes and Ben Hayes rejoice Growth Time’s Caulfield Cup triumph.Resource:AAP


CAULFIELD Cup reigning winner Growth Time will pass up the spring immediately after struggling a tendon harm.

A Lindsay Park favorite, Growth Time’s shock victory at extensive odds in very last year’s Team one function was a common consequence for co-trainers David and Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig.

In accordance to stories, the 7-yr-outdated Growth Time was nicely positioned heading into yet another spring carnival just before his premature setback.

Growth Time is envisioned to make a comprehensive restoration and return in the autumn.






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