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Godolphin trainer happy with All-Star pair

James Cummings has walked away happy with the performances of Hartnell and Alizee who filled the placings behind Mystic Journey in the All-Star Mile.

Godolphin trainer happy with All-Star pair

James Cummings has walked away happy with the performances of Hartnell and Alizee who filled the placings behind Mystic Journey in the All-Star Mile.

Hartnell running in the Expressway Stakes
Hartnell running in the Expressway Stakes Picture:Racing and Sports

Godolphin trainer James Cummings Horseform  has praised the efforts of his two placegetters in the inaugural running of the All-Star Mile at Flemington.

Hartnell Horseform  ($13) led home home his more highly fancied stablemate Alizee Horseform  ($4.20) in finishing second and third behind Mystic Journey Horseform in the $5 million race on Saturday.


Only a nose separated the two Godolphin runners at the end of the 1600m race, finishing 1-1/4 lengths behind Mystic Journey.

"They were set for the big race and they ran slashing placings, the pair of them," Cummings said.

"Hartnell savaged the line.

"He was following a couple of capable horses at the top of the straight but had to switch inside and unfortunately he didn't get the momentum when he wanted it.

"Alizee, she ran terrific. I think that is probably right up there with her best runs but we've bumped into the best Tasmanian filly for 100 years."

Cummings said the All-Star Mile concept would continue to grow.

"Look at first to sixth, it's a serious race," Cummings said.

"If you got that result in the Doncaster you'd be saying it's one of the best Doncasters of all time."

Cummings said Hartnell would return to Sydney to continue his preparation during the autumn carnival while he'll need to consider Alizee's immediate future.

"Hartnell will enjoy going to the Doncaster in three weeks," Cummings said.

"Alizee I'm not sure. I'm wary of her on heavy tracks."

AAP


AAP



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