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Talented filly She’s A Fox signalled her potential as a 2012 Golden Rose contender on Saturday when recording a dominant victory in the Optus Sprint (1100m) at Warwick Farm.
Running in just her third career start, the Anthony Cummings-trained youngster bolted well clear of her rivals in the straight to win by four lengths.
Cummings was always confident the pre-race favourite would perform well but admitted to being surprised at the dominance of the win.
“I thought she would run very well [but] the nature of the win was probably beyond what I expected.” Cummings said.
The Sydney trainer did not hold back when declaring her potential for bigger things, suggesting she would go on to become a highly competitive group-level horse.
“A wonderful turn of foot, the turn of foot of a group horse in the making,” Cummings said
“She now beats the ballot for some important listed and stakes races coming up, which is why she was here, so we are looking forward to that.”
Ridden patiently by jockey Peter Robl, She’s A Fox was allowed to sit towards the back of the field for the majority of the race.
The Sydney rider peeled her to the outside as the field approached the corner and in the straight she showed a remarkable turn of foot, leaving no doubt about who would be the winner.
Robl was highly impressed by the daughter of Fastnet Rock, describing her as “top class.”
“Hugh Bowman has done a lot of work with her and he labelled her top class and I was just lucky he is up sunning himself at Port Douglas and I’m riding the winners for him,” Robl said.
Cummings has a number of rising three-year-0lds vying for Golden Rose starts and She’s A Fox could be joined by the likes of Your Song and Ninth Legion in the $1 million event.
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