The Bart & James Cummings’ stable has welcomed back into work their up-and-coming colt Hallowed Crown who is earmarked for a 2014 Golden Rose – Caulfield Guineas campaign in Sydney then Melbourne this spring.
A lightly raced son of Street Sense, Hallowed Crown is undefeated having won their opening two career starts.
The rising three-year-old debuted at Randwick’s Kensington track on March 26 with Christian Reith guiding them to a smart one and a quarter length victory over 1150m in a two-year-olds’ maiden against their own type.
They were then stepped up in class next start at the course proper at Royal Randwick 17 days later.
There, on April 12, Reith jumped back aboard for Hallowed Crown’s run in the Group 3 Kindergarten Stakes (1100m).
The race was run in the mud on a Heavy (9) but the youngster handled it well, settling back in the field third last.
They made up lots of ground at the start of the straight before hitting the lead 200m from the finish line.
Too strong for their rivals in the closing stages, Hallowed Crown went on to win the Kindergarten by the same margin as their debut before turning out for a spell.
Son of 12 time Melbourne Cup winning trainer Bart Cummings, James has confirmed they are now back in work and ready for a big spring campaign.
“He’s come back into work and looks good,” Cummings told Racenet.
They’re being prepared for all the majors for their age group starting with Sydney’s $1 million Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes (1400m) at Rosehill Gardens on September 13.
“We’ve been thinking about the Golden Rose and the Caulfield Guineas but we’ll see what happens when he comes up around barrier trials,” Cummings said.
All going to plan Hallowed Crown will then head to Victoria for the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival riches, primarily the $1 million Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) on October 11.
While futures Golden Rose odds are yet to be released, Ladbrokes.com.au already have pre-nomination Caulfield Guineas betting markets open.
Those Caulfield Guineas odds are led by Gai Waterhouse’s Group 1 J.J. Atkins winner over the mile in Brisbane last weekend Almalad ($8.50).
Hallowed Crown is yet to be added to the markets but certainly will enter the picture if they progress as well as Cummings believes they will.
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