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24/11/2020 Trekking wins trial
Dual Group 1 winner Trekking (Street Cry) put the finishing touches to his preparation for Saturday’s Winterbottom Stakes (Gr 1, 1200m) at Ascot by winning a barrier trial at Belmont yesterday. Trained by James Cummings, Trekking finished fourth behind Hey Doc (Duporth) in the Winterbottom 12 months ago and the six-year-old appeared in top form ahead of this weekend’s $1 million feature under Railway Stakes (Gr 1, 1600m) hero Willie Pike, getting the better of Excellent Dream (Dream Ahead) in a five-horse line-up that also included Lindsey Smith's unbeaten Chantrea (Puissance de Lune). "Obviously, Willie (Pike) is not used to the way James (Cummings) trains his horses but we just said 'come out neutral, get some cover and let him find his stride nicely the last furlong'," Cummings' representative Nacim Dilmi told The Races WA. "He's pulled up very well which gives us another great indication he's going well into Saturday's race." Trekking is one of 16 acceptances (plus one emergency) for the Winterbottom Stakes. The barrier draw is set to take place this evening.
Ratings Results 17th July:
Randwick:: Mr Hussill top rater $5 sp $11; Fastconi top rater $5.50 sp $5.50 ; Le Chevalee top rater $3.50 sp $2.20 ; Blondeau 2nd top rater $4.25 sp $3.40; War Eternal 2nd top rater $5 sp $3.60;
Flemington: I'm Thunderstruck top rater $2.75 sp $4.20; Seiners Express 2nd top rater $7.50 sp $8.50
Eagle Farm: Tears of Love top rater $4.50 sp $12; Release The Beans top rater $2.50 sp $2.70; Shooting for Gold top rater and sectional times $2.38 sp $1.50; Dreamreacher top rater $4.25 sp $3.40; Boomsara 2nd top rater $5 sp $4/60;
Morphettville: Lombardo top rater $2.63 sp $1.80; Mac n Cheese 2nd top rater $6.50 sp $1.95; Great Diviner 2nd top rater $4.50 sp $3.50