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Lovemelikearock Wins Spring Stakes

Lovemelikearock gave her trainer Anthony Cummings a timely boost when she became only the second filly to win Newcastle's prestigious Group 3 Spring Stakes at Broadmeadow today.

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Lovemelikearock Wins Spring Stakes

Lovemelikearock gave her trainer Anthony Cummings a timely boost when she became only the second filly to win Newcastle's prestigious Group 3 Spring Stakes at Broadmeadow today.

Lovemelikearock
Lovemelikearock
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Anthony Cummings
Anthony Cummings
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Glyn Schofield
Glyn Schofield
Photo by Racing and Sports

Cummings is recuperating from a hip replacement operation and while he is now attending his Randwick stables he could not make the trip to Newcastle.

Lovemelikearock, ridden in deft style by Glyn Schofield, joined Lotteria - a former Group One winner - as only the second filly to win the Spring Stakes since its first runing in 1985.

Part-owner Duncan Grimley outlined spring plans for Lovemelikearock with the filly to now attempt to emulate Lotteria by winning the G1 Flight Stakes at Randwikck on October 3 before she heads to Melbourne.

Grimley said the Wakeful Stakes (2000m) at Flemington would be on her agenda before a decision is made on whether she attempts to win the VRC Oaks over 2500m on November 5.

The favourite Hus Der Lieften finished sixth after a poorly judged ride by Queensland jockey Stathi Katsidis.

Hus Der Lieften was left flat and awkwardly placed when Schofield made a winning move to circle the field at the 700m on Lovemelikearock with the filly sustaining her long run to beat the Gai Waterhouse-trained Viking Legend and Euphimism from the Peter Snowden stable.

Waterhouse confirmed that Viking Legend will have his next start in the Spring Champion Stakes at Randwick on Octobver 3.


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