Anthony Cummings hasn’t ruled out running Fontelina against stablemate Your Song in the Doomben 10,000 next Saturday after his comfortable victory in the Luskin Star Stakes (1300m) at Scone.
Dropping back in grade after finishing 13th in the Doncaster Mile, Fontelina was able to capitalise on a lack of pace, controlling the tempo from the front and then kicking strongly in the straight to beat favourite Riva De Lago and Decision Time.
Riva De Lago was confidently backed to start favourite at $2.60 and was a touch unlucky after copping a check mid-race from Instinction, who lost his action for a few strides.
“The track has played a little leadersish, so I left it to Peter (Robl), the plan was to be positive as he normally is and he made every post a winner,” Cummings said.
“You never say never in this business, a week is a long time, the horse is in very good form so we will think about Doomben,” he said.
“His two runs before the Doncaster were the best of his life, in the Doncaster the mile is the outside of his distance range on a wet track especially, all those things came against him but he came out of the race really well, he went to the water walker for a week to get him fresh for this.
“Once he got there he just dropped the tempo little by little and he just had a really nice rest, let him regather and then he had a good kick.”
The win gave Cummings a winning double having won the previous with Diamond Earth and Peter Robl a treble.
Source : Racing Network