Saturday, 11 August 2012
: It’s not often that headaches are enjoyable but that is what Anthony Cummings finds himself with after She’s A Fox scored a comfortable victory in the $100,000 Listed The Rosebud (1200m) at Warwick Farm on Saturday.
| Anthony Cummings|
Photo by Racing and Sports
The sister to Foxwedge returned to racing at Warwick Farm a fortnight ago and showed she would be a force this spring, but with her first black type under her belt, Cummings has a few decisions to make about her immediate future.
“She goes to the first leg of the Princess Series in a few weeks’ time, the Silver Shadow, and then we have some choices to make,” Cummings said.
“We can stay with the (Princess Series) or we can go three weeks to the Golden Rose and three weeks into the Flight Stakes, so a few choices to make but they are good choices and it is a great problem to have.”
Ridden by Hugh Bowman on Saturday, She’s A Fox travelled last in the run thought not far off race leader Pronto Pronto
in the five horse field.
Heading into the turn Bowman made his move and came five wide around the field and levelled up to the leaders with Urquidez
but from that point it was a one act affair.
After balancing up Bowman went for home and She’s A Fox responded impressively, kicking clear to win comfortably.
At the line the margin was three and three quarter lengths to Urquidez with a head to Secret Delight
in third place. The overall time was 1.10.70 with the last 600m run in 34.16.
“Once again we have had a fairly comprehensive win,” Cummings said. “She gave them all a start and a beating in a race that was run a little bit against horses from that spot.
“Hughy knew what he had underneath him, he rode the right race and she looks to have a very bright future.
“(Bowman) came and did a bit of easy work with her on Thursday morning and got off and said he couldn’t be happier.”
“She was the dominant favourite and we were very confident going into it,” Bowman said.
“I haven’t been on her see she went through her paces on Thursday, we only went evens, and it was great to let her go.
“In a five horse field I didn’t want to let her get a run on me, I thought I would just travel up, and I was surprised how easily she gobbled them up.
“If I had of known she was going to do that I might have held her a bit longer but I didn’t want to be left holding the baby; she had the race won before I let her go and that was what we wanted to see.”
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