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Race 7



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Jockey: Rachel King

Trainer: James Cummings


4-year-old Godolphin gelding with a terrific career record of 8 starts for 5 wins and 2 placings.

Godolphin has always had a big wrap on this horse ability wise, but he’s always been immature. Didn’t race until he was a 3-year-old but instead of throwing him into 3-year-old Group racing he was nursed through his grades, to help him mature without being tossed into the deep end.

Now as a rising 5-year-old the penny has finally dropped and he’s having his first go a stakes grade here in the listed June Stakes. It was obvious to see in his barrier trials that he was finally ready to fulfil his big potential.

Watch his brilliant trial effort coming into this campaign below.

He returned to racing May 25 in a 1100m open class handicap at Randwick where he was sent out a hot favourite.

Jockey Rachel King who rides him again here took him right back to the tail from an outside gate. Despite spotting them a big start on the turn as well having to duck and weave back to the inside to get clear running, one he finally saw daylight he sprouted wings and charged home to beat the very smart Heart Conquered. His last 600m was 9.3L faster than average (32.86 seconds – fastest last 600m of the whole day). It was a huge win. Check it out below.

This is the toughest test of his brief career to date but he’ll undoubtedly cope with the rise in class. James Cummings has earmarked him as a possible Group 1 / Group 2 winner come to Spring and this is merely another stepping stone on his way to that elite level of racing. Barring bad luck he’ll be too good for this lot and even more confidence building is the fact he’s drawn well and will be able to settle handier this time.


June Stakes 2015: Josh Parr set to strike with Avoid Lightning in feature sprint at Randwick

 Nic Ashman — The Daily Telegraph 

JOSH Parr gets his first taste of Avoid Lightning on Saturday and has promised his mate Tim Clark to do the Central Coast boys proud in the June Stakes at Randwick.
Parr is Clark’s brother-in- law, with the pair residing north of Sydney and frequently travelling to Randwick for trackwork in the same car.
Clark will be riding at Doomben on Saturday.
For weeks, Parr has sat in the car on the way back from trackwork on Tuesdays and Thursdays hearing about how well Avoid Lightning is coming along after a stop-start beginning to her campaign.
“He loves that mare and has established a very good record on her,” Parr said. “Obviously with a horse like her, he’ll talk a bit more than he would about most other horses. Let’s hope I’ve heard enough to ride her as good as he does.”

 Clark said he had the utmost confidence that Parr would get the job done.
“She’s such an easy horse to ride because she’s got that push-button turn of foot that most horses don’t,” he said. “The other thing is she’s got early toe, which means usually I can put her in the right spot.”
But it doesn’t always work out that way, as Clark found out in the Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes (1200m) in Adelaide last month.
“The bigger the field, the more horses vying for that spot and there’s usually more with the early toe to be there,” he added. “Joshy has a big field to contend with but, unlike that day, he’s drawn a nice gate.
“That’s a big key in these types of races and also for a horse like her. She can be in behind the speed without overexerting, whereas when you draw wide you’re hunting up looking to get in somewhere and it takes so much longer for the horse to settle and get into a rhythm.”
Avoid Lightning will travel to Brisbane in two weeks for the Tatt’s Tiara (1400m) — the last Group 1 race of the season.
Clark says the daughter of Blevic can arrive in the sunny state off the back of a win after a rousing gallop at Randwick on Tuesday.

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