Australian Derby 2015 Target for Ruling Dynasty

February 24, 2015

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Australian Derby 2015 Target for Ruling Dynasty

Co-trainer and grandson to 32-time Derby winning trainer Bart Cummings, James Cummings is hoping the stable’s promising youngster Ruling Dynasty can earn a 2015 Australian Derby bid starting with a win in Sydney this weekend.

Bart Cummings

Co-trainer Bart Cummings has a live wire 2015 Australian Derby chance with Ruling Dynasty racing in Sydney this weekend. Photo: Taron Clarke.

The Cups’ King Bart Cummings hasn’t just dominated the Caulfield and Melbourne Cup races during the spring over his illustrious career.

He has also prepared numerous winners in nearly every other Group 1 major including a total of 32 Derby winners, and he could have another this Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival in Medaglia D’Oro three-year-old Ruling Dynasty.

The Gooree Stud-owned colt has had four starts to date for just the one win at Gosford over 2100m when beating home a Class 1 plate by an easy four and a half lengths on January 16.

His latest run was then in a Benchmark 66 over 1900m at Canterbury on February 6 against a field of fellow three-year-olds.

Now Team Cummings have the up-and-comer nominated for an $85,000 Benchmark 83 Handicap over 2400m, his first look at the mile and a half, on Chipping Norton Stakes Day at Warwick Farm Racecourse this Saturday.

James Cummings is hoping for a win in the race from their poorly weighted chance who gets in on 53kg, getting just a one kilogram allowance for being a three-year-old, the weights led by eight-year-old Planet Purple (59kg) and Ghost Protocol (58kg) who ran first and second respectively at Randwick over the same distance a fortnight ago.

The race will be a real test against the older horses for Ruling Dynasty who will only grow from the experience.

“He’s so badly treated at the weights but I think taking on the older, more seasoned horses will do him the world of good,” Cummings told Racenet.

“This is an acid test. I’m hoping Saturday will toughen him up.

“He looks like a Derby horse, he’s bred like a Derby horse, he acts like one and works like one.

“I want to see him matching motors with them at the furlong on Saturday and then win or lose I’ll know he’s got a chance (to measure up to the Australian Derby).”

The $2 million Group 1 BMW Australian Derby (2400m) runs at Royal Randwick on Day 1 of The Championships, Saturday April 4, along with three other Group 1 races including the Doncaster Mile.

Futures Australian Derby betting markets are available online now at and are a very open affair.

The leading fancies are the John O’Shea-trained Hobartville Stakes runner-up Sweynesse ($6), third in that same race from last Saturday Kermadec ($7) for Chris Waller, Waller’s Victoria Derby winning Zabeel colt Preferment ($7) and the Gai Waterhouse-trained Spring Champion Stakes winner Hampton Court ($9).

Ruling Dynasty meanwhile can be found further down the all-in Australian Derby odds at a current quote of $26.

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