By Brad Gray
Envy Of All and Passage Of Time are in the infancy of their racing careers but James Cummings predicts very bright futures for both youngsters as they head towards Rosehill on Saturday.
Two-year-old filly Envy Of All, by Your Song out of Elahi, is a half-brother to Group Two-winning stablemate Good Standing and she impressed on debut at Canterbury running second to Regent after working early in the run.
Envy Of All was brave on debut
“Your Song is a homebred stallion from the (Gooree) farm and it would be good to keep him ticking along with the momentum he has built lately. She has got something about her and is quite a progressive horse,” Cummings said.
“Brenton (Avdulla) and I were very happy with the way she conducted herself on debut and we expected her to improve dramatically second-up. We were delighted with the run and I think we bumped into a pretty stylish colt.
“It’s a good strong test for her against horses with experience and some that have trialled very well. If she can rise up to the occasion, she certainly has a bright future.”
The famous red and black stripes of Gooree Stud will also be carried by untapped Northern Meteor colt Passage Of Time in the Freshmark Handicap (1200m).
“He is a lovely colt but this is a stern test for him. He has got to jump from a tricky alley but there was a lot to like about his run at Wyong and he might have finished a little closer had he got a run at the vital stage,” Cummings said.
The winner of that Wyong race, White Moss, franked the form on Wednesday with an emphatic win at Warwick Farm and Cummings is giving consideration to heading north with Passage Of Time for the Queensland winter.
Passage Of Time's Wyong second
“He is a big beautiful colt that has taken plenty of time. He was ridden up in the hills of the farm for an extended period just to keep him ticking over and to avoid him to getting too big. He’ll be the pick of the yard on Saturday.”
“We’ll review his performance but I have got my eye on the Daybreak Lover for him if he performs well. At this stage though there are a few options open for him.
“Despite his frame he is a sharp horse but if I get the inclination after Saturday that he wants a mile, I can have him ready for the Queensland Guineas.”
Meanwhile, Power Law rounds out Cummings’ trio of Rosehill runners in the Sydney Markets Foundation Handicap (1800m) with the three-year-old lunging to just miss at Canterbury last start.
“It’s a race he can get a nice run in. He’s not without a hope and will be thereabouts. He has been knocking on the door lately.”