Anthony Cummings

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Trainer Anthony Cummings wants firm track for Derby hope Thunder Fantasy

Chris Roots Like many trainers Anthong Cummings has been priming a team for the  opening day of the Championships at Randwick on Saturday, but like many he has an eye on the weather.

Anthony Cummings-trained Villa Verde in right mood for Robert Sangster Stakes

SPORT Villa Verde ridden by James McDonald wins the 5th race at Randwick on Saturday 15 March 2014.  Pic JENNY EVANS

Chris Roots When Anthony Cummings sat down to plan Villa Verde's autumn campaign it was always going to end at the Robert Sangster Stakes if things went to plan.

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Anthony Cummings chasing Newmarket-Australian Cup double at Flemington

Fontelina ridden by Peter Robi.

Patrick Bartley Anthony Cummings will attempt to replicate what his father achieved over the past 40 years.

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Anthony Cummings confident of shock Challenge Stakes result with Villa Verde

Up to the challenge: James McDonald rides Villa Verde to victory in the Challenge Stakes at Randwick on Saturday.

Chris Roots It was billed as a clash between Buffering and Snitzerland but Anthony Cummings was always confident Villa Verde would cause a shock to take the Challenge Stakes at Randwick on Saturday.

Flemington preview: Thunder Fantasy's Australian Guineas price amazes Anthony Cummings

VRC Derby Day Flemington , Spring Racing Carnival 
Race 6 The VRC Derby won by Damien Oliver on Fiveandahalfstar , trained by Anthony Cummings
Photo Pat Scala The Age 
Saturday the 3rd of November 2012

Chris Roots Anthony Cummings cannot believe the $12 available for Victoria Derby placegetter and first-up winner Thunder Fantasy in Saturday's Australian Guineas at Flemington.

Anthony Cummings bullish about his dream team

Chris Roots dinkus

Chris Roots Anthony Cummings has known for a quite a while that he has his most promising team of three-year-olds and Saturday could be a group 1 pay day in two states.

Anthony Cummings hopes to strike while Stars is hot in Emirates Stakes

Back up: Anthony Cummings? speedster Fontelina will aim to follow up his win at Flemington on Derby day in the VRC Sprint Classic on Saturday.

Chris Roots Anthony Cummings knows the history of the Emirates Stakes and what it takes to win it, so he has structured Strike The Stars' campaign to peak at Flemington on Saturday.

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Anthony Cummings chases success in Emirates Stakes

Anthony Cummings

Chris Roots Anthony Cummings knows the history of the Emirates Stakes and what it takes to win it.

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Trainer Anthony Cummings will race Best Case in the Sandown Guineas

Best Case ridden by Christian Reith

Anthony Cummings expects Best Case to make his presence felt in the Sandown Guineas.

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The Offer and Diamond Drille shine at Randwick barrier trials

DIamond Drille

The spring stars, including early Melbourne Cup favourite The Offer, step out for the first time at the Randwick barrier trials on Friday morning.

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In-form rider Josh Parr to tackle two racetracks in a day

Have rides, will travel: Josh Parr will ride at Kembla Grange and Rosehill on Saturday.

Chris Roots June has been pretty good to the in-form and in-demand Josh Parr after eight city winners, the most in Sydney for the month, but he has opted to start his Saturday at Kembla Grange.

Spy Decoder could crack Hawkesbury Guineas

Anthony Cummings

Warwick Barr A spring campaign is doubtful for Fontelina but trainer Anthony Cummings is counting on the sprinter's younger brother to help fill a void, starting with the Hawkesbury Guineas.

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Kushadasi wins SA Derby for Richard Jolly

South Australian three-year-old Kushadasi has claimed his home town Derby in a desperate finish, edging out Victorian filly Scratchy Bottom.

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Australian Turf Club, trainers discuss bringing Golden Slipper forward

Textbook: James McDonald celebrates winning the Golden Slipper on Mossfun in April.

Chris Roots Australian Turf Club racing manager Matt Rudolph has started talking to trainers about moving the Golden Slipper forward by two weeks to mid-March from next year.

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Jockey Peter Robl watching clock and calendar while he waits for medical all-clear

Peter Robl

Chris Roots Peter Robl ''isn't looking over the abyss'' despite his riding future being in limbo until July.

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Fontelina eyes George Ryder then Royal Ascot

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Chris Roots Anthony Cummings is considering a surprise start at Rosehill and then a trip to England, all going well.

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Robert Smerdon shoots two stars at The Galaxy

Robert Smerdon is aware that The Galaxy has always been won by high-quality sprinters over the decades.

Patrick Bartley Robert Smerdon is set to have a significant hand in Saturday's $400,000 The Galaxy at Rosehill in Sydney.

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Tiger Tees turns fortunes around in The Galaxy

Like a tiger: Nash Rawiller pilots Tiger Tees to a group 1 win in The Galaxy at Rosehill on Saturday.

Chris Roots Joe Pride had no idea what to make of Tiger Tees at the end of his last campaign but, three runs into this preparation, he is a group 1 winner after Saturday's The Galaxy at Rosehill.

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Spell looms for Gallatin after Rawiller magic ensures emotional win

Adam Pengilly The feed bin rather than a $2 million Australian Derby carrot is shaping Peter Snowden's thinking after Gallatin came from last to win the Tulloch Stakes (2000m), renamed in Nathan Berry's honour.

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Thunder Fantasy headed for Australian Guineas after winning Autumn Classic

Michael Lynch Victoria Derby form stands up in the group 2 Autumn Classic at Caulfield.