By Brad Gray
Man From Uncle proved his first-up win was no fluke by taking out the $400,000 Group Two Hobartville Stakes at Rosehill, albeit by the barest of margins.
The promising youngster settled much closer second-up, sitting outside the leader Echo Effect who looked the winner everywhere but the post only to be nailed on the line.
Man From Uncle goes two from two this campaign
“The race worked out pretty much as we expected. We probably sat a little too far off the leader but as it turned out, the best horse won,” said Anthony Cummings.
“He has done a lot wrong in most races he has been in. He is still learning and he will be a better horse again next time in.”
The son of Uncle Mo has now won three of his five starts and in typical Anthony Cummings fashion, the trainer will shoot for the stars with the three-year-old.
“Randwick Guineas certainly. Rosehill Guineas most likely,” Cummings said of Man From Uncle’s autumn campaign.
“I was always figured those two were going to be his best runs this prep and that’s still looking very much the case. Then we’ll probably go to the Doncaster but the world is his oyster right now.”
Comin’ Through was heavily supported in the race but faded on his run after looming as the winner half way down the straight while Prized Icon found a few rivals a touch too sharp first-up over 1400m.