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Clock Could Be Telling Factor For Libertini
He who owns the gold normally makes the rules, but even Gerry Harvey could be swayed by trainer Anthony Cummings who wants to keep the door open for boom 3YO filly Libertini (I Am Invincible) to have a crack at The Everest. What might sway the argument in Cummings' favour is the time the filly put on the clock in the Gr2 Furious Stakes, running a full second faster than Harvey's favoured runner Baller who won over the same course and distance earlier in the day. According to dailytelegraph.com.au, Cummings was concerned that Libertini, now looking almost certain to win the Darley Princess Series, was a length too far back in the run where head-winds favoured on-speed runners. Either way, there's always next year, where Libertini will be be bigger and stronger. In any event, Norman and co-owner John Singleton are probably enjoying picking up the quality free allocated Darley sire nominations that come with each winning leg of the Princess Series, to say nothing of having the choice of any Darley stallion nom should Libertini win the Series overall.