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Avilius Wins Gr1 Colgate Optic White Stakes

Friday, 20th September 2019

J: K Mc Evoy
T: James Cummings
W: 59 kgs
S: Pivotal
D: Alessandria
J: N Rawiller
T: John Thompson
W: 59 kgs
S: Fastnet Rock
D: Eskimo Queen
J: G Boss
T: Patrick Webster
W: 59 kgs
S: Teofilo
D: Busking
J: J B Mc Donald
T: C J Waller
W: 56.5 kgs
S: Zed
D: Opulence

  • Track: Randwick
  • Race: $500,000 Gr1 Colgate Optic White Stakes (1600m)
  • Winner: 6YO gelding Avilius (Pivotal-Alessandria, by Sunday Silence)
  • Placings: 7YO gelding Dreamforce & 9YO gelding Happy Clapper
  • Winning Sire: Pivotal (Polar Falcon-Fearless Revival, by Cozzene)
  • Stud Farm: Cheveley Park Stud
  • Trainer: James Cummings
  • Jockey: Kerrin McEvoy
  • Race record: 11 wins and 4 placings from 21 starts for $2,758,710 in earnings
  • Sales Info: N/A


At Royal Randwick in Sydney, 6YO gelding Avilius (Pivotal-Alessandria, by Sunday Silence) bounced back to his best form with an authoritative 2.3 –lengths triumph for trainer James Cummings in the $500,000 Gr1 Colgate Optic White Stakes (1600m). Unleasing a powerful surge down the centre of the course, the dual Gr1-winner rapidly overhauled free-rolling 7YO gelding Dreamforce (Fastnet Rock-Eskimo Queen, by Shinko King), with 9YO gelding Happy Clapper doing his best work late to fill the minor placing. The fluidity of his victory put a spring in the step of Cummings who will enjoy the dilemma he now faces:  “That was a Cox Plate effort today. His first up runs so far this preparation demonstrated that he was more a Caulfield Cup horse, so we’ve got some thinking to do… But this is the demonstration of a horse that is well and truly back and firing.” His latest success improved Avilius’ record to 11 wins (including last season’s Gr1 Ranvet Stakes & Gr1 Tancred Stakes) and 4 placings from 21 starts for $2,758,710 in earnings.


Avilius was back to his best (pic: Steve Hart)
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