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Sydney Win for Plymouth Road – will he back-up on Saturday?

 

Plymouth Road was transferred to James Cummings stables in Sydney at the end of 2016 from Lee and Anthony Freedman’s stable due to the state of the hard tracks in Victoria.  He much prefers some give in the track and after some welcomed rain in Sydney overnight, he had a good win at Warwick Farm today over 2400m. He led from go to whoa and was strong on the line. If he pulls up well from today’s race, James Cummings could back him up in a BM84 over 2400m on Saturday at Randwick. This will be a step-up in class and a big ask but with more rain forecast for Sydney and a low weight of 54.5kg, he could prove competitive.

After some disappointing performances, we are thrilled to see him back to his good form and we are very pleased for his patient owners.

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Latest addition set for Instant impact

Instant de Reve is a quality addition to our team.  He has won his last 3 races and looks to have an exciting future ahead.  This gelding could be anything.  His last 3 starts as a 3yo displayed qualities that one sees in top Group horses.  


Instant de Reve has had 9 runs (all as 3yo) for 3 wins, 1 second and 1 third.
  He has won his last 3 races at 1600m (Maison Laffitte on 17/9), 2100m (Saint Cloud on 11/10) and 1900m (Deauville on 28/11).  He is rated officially 101 (460 in France) and has beaten numerous stakes-winning horses.  He is a most versatile horse who can go on soft or good ground, can lead or come from behind.  He has an excellent sprint and has also shown he can tough it out.

Corine Barande Barbe is a boutique trainer with a reputation of developing high-quality thoroughbreds. Undoubtedly, her most famous horse was Cirrus Des Angles, who won 19 races from 51 starts, including Group 1’s. His Group 1 wins were at Ascot, Dubai as well as in France. She is known for always having a top horse in her stable.  Corine continues to hold a 50% share of Instant de Reve, with OTI Racing now joining her in racing this gelding. 

Instant de Reve is scheduled to race in a Listed event at Cannes Sur Mur over 2000m on the synthetic this coming Sunday.  The result from the above race will help dictate the programme for 2017.  A win will enable plans for Group races in France and, if deemed ready, Royal Ascot.  A loss will keep the horse at Listed/ Group 3 level for the short term.  It is planned for the horse to come to Melbourne for the 2017 spring carnival.

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