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Alizee wins Flight Stakes 2017; James Cummings first Group 1 win for Godolphin

JAMES Cummings claimed his first Group 1 for Godolphin as Alizee stamped herself as a real star of the long run at Randwick yesterday.

The half-sister to Astern, who has the most effective strides you’ll ever see, relished the short tempo in yesterday’s Flight Stakes as she monstered her rivals late to win the mile characteristic by an easy 2 ¼ lengths.

The victory marked Cummings first Group 1 with Godolphin and, boy, didn’t he take pleasure in it.

”Gee, it has been a giant workforce effort with this filly,” Cummings stated. “What we labored on an increasing number of all through the preparation was to deal with her an increasing number of like a traditional horse.

“She went to sleep within the tie up stalls out the again.

“She had an ideal preparation to peak within the grand remaining.

“She has walked in. Full credit score to all of the workers.”

Alizee, who gave Sepoy his first Group 1 winner as a stallion on Saturday, received like a horse that might stretch out to 2000m or past this spring however Cummings stated he’ll let the filly inform him whether or not she pushes on to Melbourne.

“It’s tempting but we’ve learned the lessons of the past,” he stated. “If she shows us any signs of not wanting to go on we’ll put her straight out and concentrate on the autumn. She has a good future ahead of her.”

Glyn Schofield stated Alizee simply oozes class.

“This filly has just given me so much confidence, especially from her last start win,” he stated. “She’s acquired a flip of velocity second to none on the finish of her race.

“We had a chat earlier than the race and our plan was positively to be detrimental early on, if there was any doubts concerning the mile we have been going to verify she was switched off and relaxed, as a result of when you let her go you noticed what she will be able to do.

“James (Cummings), Darren (Beadman) and the workforce have finished a improbable job switching her thoughts off and getting her to loosen up and getting her to the races in a state of mind the place she is concentrating on what she’s doing and never her environment.”

Schofield is upbeat Alizee will get additional. “She was really electric coming from the back of the field, I’m pretty happy she’s won over a mile,” he stated.

Champagne Cuddles ran one other Group 1 second after additionally ending runner-up within the Golden Rose final weekend. “We had a perfect split through but the winner was dominant,” Champagne Cuddles’ jockey Jason Collett stated.


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