It was called the Spring Preview but Flow, with a solid winter campaign behind him, was too strong at Rosehill yesterday for those heading towards bigger dates during the carnival.
Thriving: Flow has enjoyed a strong winter campaign and shows no signs of slowing down.
Kerrin McEvoy, made it a winning treble, with two for Godolphin, sitting three wide with cover on Flow ($3.50) and charging down the centre to finish over the top of Prized Icon ($8.50) and then hold off a fast-finishing I Am Serious (4.80).
“I think we had the fitness edge there on a very classy horse, but full credit to Flow to get past a horse as good as Prized Icon,” James Cummings said.
The young trainer, of course, had won a Champagne Stakes and Victoria Derby with Prized Icon before taking up his role with the boys in blue.
Flow is a horse that shows off his talents as trainer and came to the Spring Preview in peak form.
“I don’t see any signs that we should be stopping just yet. I think he’s really thriving,’’ Cummings said.
Well placed: Trainer James Cummings found the right race for Flow.
“We don’t need to do a lot with him because every time he steps out to do any work all he wants to do is please his riders.
“Whilst he continues to be the best in the morning at track work, I think he can keep stepping out and racing well.”
It was another double for Godolphin after a treble on the first Saturday of the season, and another example of Cummings’ ability to place a horse.
He decided to drop back from the 1500m of the Winter Challenge to the 1400m, and Flow responded by showing a good turn of foot.
There is going to be improvement in I Am Serious, who was freshened up, and Prized Icon, which was once again good first-up. I Am Serious will go to the Rowley Mile later in the month, and Prized Icon will head towards group 1 racing over longer trips.
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