Studious right for Rosehill
Anthony Cummings has Group One aspirations for Studious who will be on show in a maiden at Rosehill on Wednesday.
The colt is a three-quarter brother to Duporth who Cummings trained to win the 2008 Golden Rose.
Studious was an unlucky fourth on debut over 1200 metres at Canterbury on November when he was blocked for a run but gets the chance to make up for that in the Slipper On Sale Maiden (1500m).
Cummings said there were similarities and differences between Studious and Duporth.
“Duporth was a different style of horse,” Cummings said.
“He was brute strength and plainly a sprinter.
“This guy is a bit more athletic good balance.
“I think he will get over more ground and I think he can also get to Group One level.
“He could make a Guineas horse in the autumn but first things first, we’ll get him to break his maiden and see what happens from there.
“He was unlucky first up and the step up in distance this time will suit him.”
The colt will be ridden by leading apprentice Brenton Avdulla who is indentured to Cummings.
Studious is by Red Ransom out of Studio, a daughter of Duporth’s mother Staging.
Like the rest of the family which includes Group One winner Excites and stakes winner Tickets, Studious is raced by his breeders Peter and Wendy Moran.
The rail will be out eight metres at Rosehill on Wednesday and back in the true position for Saturday’s Christmas Cup meeting.