Slot Holder: Australian Turf Club
Breeding: Street Cry – Jerezana
Trainer: James Cummings
Jockey: Tommy Berry
Having originally selected Home Of The Brave from the Godolphin stable of James Cummings to represent the Australian Turf Club an elevated temperature forced a replacement and the honest sprinter Osborne Bulls takes his place in The TAB Everest at Royal Randwick.
A winner of eight of his 12 starts, the gelding has only raced at Group 1 level once for a respectable fifth in the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield in September.
“Osborne Bulls performed very well in the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes last start, and was clear $3.50 TAB favourite for this Saturday’s Sydney Stakes,’’ ATC Director Phil Morley said today.
“ATC is pleased to be able to continue its partnership with Godolphin and its Australian trainer James Cummings in the TAB Everest.’’
Top Sydney jockey Tommy Berry will ride Osborne Bulls.
Godolphin Managing Director in Australia, Vin Cox, said: “As the stewards have advised, Home Of The Brave has an elevated temperature. It isn’t a serious issue and we advised all relevant parties at the earliest opportunity.
“Osborne Bulls was the favourite for the Sydney Stakes, the race from which Everest replacements are selected, and it keeps our chances in this great race alive.
“James Cummings has been very pleased with the horse, he loves Royal Randwick and while we’re disappointed for Home Of The Brave, we’re delighted Osborne Bulls has been selected and the team are very confident he will run a big race.”