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Cummings Sanguine About Kementari's Challenge
Godolphin head trainer James Cummings is heading into Saturday's Gr2 Run To The Rose (1200m) with the foresight that whatever the stable's well-regarded colt Kementari does against race fit opposition, he will be an even better horse over the 1400m of the Gr1 Golden Rose. "He's trialled up nicely and he's had a very solid grounding for his first up run," revealed Cummings, also acknowledging, "He's going into the race with a reputation built mainly on potential. It's now time for us to find out what he's made of." Pariah (barrier 3) and Menari (barrier 11) are the top two picks ahead of Kementari (barrier 7), and Cummings observed, "If he's in the mix against these horses first-up, then I'd say he's going to improve sharply over 1400 metres second-up. But he still has the speed to be with them on Saturday… He oozes quality and there's certainly something left in the tank for the future."