Three Godolphin Runners In Group 1 Winterbottom

James Cummings and Godolphin will have a strong hand in Perth’s feature sprint with three runners in the race.

The Godolphin trio of Trekking, Home Of The Brave and Viridine are among the 15 declarations for the $1 million Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) at Ascot on Saturday.

Trekking, to be ridden by Kerrin McEvoy, holds favouritism at $3 for the Group One weight-for-age contest ahead of Home Of The Brave at $13 and Viridine at $17.

Damian Lane has been booked to ride Home Of The Brave with Damien Oliver aboard Viridine.

Eastern states sprinters have strong representation with the Tony and Calvin McEvoy-trained Hey Doc sharing the second line of betting at $7 with local sprinter Flirtini.

Also with dual representation in Saturday’s race is the Ciaron Maher and David Eustace stable with Dubious and Spirit Of Valour, rated $17 and $21 chances respectively.

– AAP

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