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Favourite all set for rescheduled Civic

Tamerlane ready to make amends in Sydney midweek Listed feature.

TAMERLANE.
TAMERLANE. Picture: Colin Bull / Sportpix

A black-type winter Wednesday is outside of the norm for punters but the rescheduling of the feature race from last Saturday's washed-out meeting at Randwick is shaping as an opportunity for favourite backers and James Cummings to nail the Civic Stakes.

The $200,000 listed event over 1400-metres will be run at Warwick Farm for the first time in the race's 75-year history and the Godolphin team have firming $3.70 chance Tamerlane set to improve on the gelding's last start disappointment at Scone.

Finishing ninth in the Listed Luskin Star Stakes (1300m) on May 18 - albeit less than four-lengths off the winner Coastwatch who then went on to finish second behind the promising Freedom Rally in the Listed The Wayne Wilson (1600m) at Eagle Farm 10 days ago – Cummings says that a sharpen up winning trial between runs has the six-year-old ready to go to take on his pet distance that has delivered four of his nine wins to-date.

"Second-up from a spell (on Wednesday), he faded first-up at Scone after racing on pace," Cummings said.

"He has since been back to the trials where he performed well."

That trial was on a track rated Heavy 8 at Rosehill on June 11 and with the current report having the Warwick Farm surface at Heavy 9, that is the likely outcome given around six millimetres of rain is forecast in the lead-up to the meeting.

However, the top weight of 59.5-kilos will present a challenge as James Mcdonald hops aboard for the first time since Tamerlane finished fourth in the Group 2 The Damien Oliver (1400m) at Flemington in November.

Despite the impost Tamerlane firmed from $4 through Monday to notch his first win in just three outings since winning The Buffering at Doomben on December 30.

"He has drawn ideally in barrier 1 and strips much fitter now.  He looks well-placed here and should prove hard to beat," Cummings added.

Tamerlane's nearest rival across markets is the Joe Pride-trained Estadio Mestalla at $5.


Racing and Sports

Warwick Farm

Wednesday, 26th June 2024

7
ET

THE AGENCY CIVIC STAKES (LR)

Age: 3yo and up WT: 117lbs Type: Qlty
7 f TURF HEAVY
7

(local)
AUD $200,000
7 f HEAVY

THE AGENCY CIVIC STAKES (LR)

Age: 3yo and up WT: 117lbs Type: Qlty


FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 12. DIAMOND DIESEL (AUS) 7yo G
MOSSMAN (AUS) - MALACCA CANE (AUS)
ANDREW ADKINS
ADAM DUGGAN
$7.5
53kg
TCR (Mgr: P Coffey)

Sales Information

2nd 14. ESTADIO MESTALLA (IRE) 5yo G
GALILEO GOLD (GB) - SUPERIOR CHARM (USA)
TYLER SCHILLER
JOSEPH PRIDE
$3.75
53kg
NSW Tycoons (Mgr: S K Brown), Barraband Racing & Breeding (Mgr: M W Livsey), M Galanos, P Binet & Brave Luigi (Mgr: D A Johns)

Sales Information

3rd 5. ESSONNE (NZ) 5yo M
RELIABLE MAN (GB) - RIVIERE (AUS)
CHAD SCHOFIELD
RICHARD LITT
$21
55kg
G Harvey
4th 4. STRAIT ACER (AUS) 4yo G
HEADWATER (AUS) - MONEY WANTED (AUS)
TIM CLARK
EDWARD CUMMINGS
$8.5
57kg

Sales Information

5th 8. SUBSTANTIAL (GB) 6yo G
SIYOUNI (FR) - SENTARIL (GB)
KERRIN MCEVOY
PETER & PAUL SNOWDEN
$21
54kg

Sales Information

6th 11. EXCELLADUS (AUS) 5yo G
SO YOU THINK (NZ) - RUSSETING (AUS)
REECE JONES
JOSEPH PRIDE
$7
53kg

Sales Information

7th 6. JOJO WAS A MAN (AUS) 6yo G
AL MAHER (AUS) - JO JO GIRL (AUS)
JASON COLLETT
JOHN P THOMPSON
$18
55kg
8th 1. TAMERLANE (AUS) 6yo G
GOLDEN HORN (GB) - WORDCRAFT (GB)
TOMMY BERRY
JAMES CUMMINGS
$7
59.5kg
9th 10. FLYING CRAZY (AUS) 5yo G
FLYING ARTIE (AUS) - FOREVER CRAZY (AUS)
ZAC LLOYD
M, W & J HAWKES
$9.5
53kg

Sales Information

10th 16. MIRRA VIEW (AUS) 5yo M
MORE THAN READY (USA) - MIRRASALO (AUS)
JETT STANLEY
PETER & PAUL SNOWDEN
$41
53kg
11th 15. RISE OF THE MASSES (AUS) 4yo H
RUSSIAN REVOLUTION (AUS) - RUUD AWAKENING (AUS)
AMY MCLUCAS
G WATERHOUSE & A BOTT
$15
53kg
12th 9. GRAVINA (AUS) 6yo G
SEBRING (AUS) - METASTASIO (AUS)
LOUIS-PHILIPPE BEUZELIN
MATTHEW DALE
$19
53kg

Sales Information