Spring Stable Stars: Godolphin

The star-studded stable is no doubt set for more success this Spring

Spring racing Godolphin

The global powerhouse that is Godolphin is the focus of today’s Spring Stable Stars. After more than a year as the head trainer in Australia, James Cummings well and truly has his feet under the desk for the blue team and will be keen for a big Spring.

Hartnell

Stable star who’s already back, running in the Group 2 PB Lawrence at Caulfield on Saturday. Goes well fresh and proved that again with a solid run into second. Will be sniffing for another Group 1 this spring.

Best available early odds:

Caulfield Cup: $51
Cox Plate: $81
Melbourne Cup: $101

Kementari

He’s a star, but hard not to think a few pundits were getting carried away when they said he could trouble Winx. Looked the goods in the Missile Stakes a few weeks back, running second, and finished decently in the Winx Stakes. Should have a great campaign.

Best available early odds:

Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes: $15
Cox Plate: $34

Alizee

After beating the likes of Winx in a star-studded trial at Rosehill in early August, the dual Group 2 winner bled at trackwork the following week. Unfortunately this rules her out for the spring, and she’s back to the paddock.

Home Of The Brave

Bit of a world traveller for Godolphin, being a former UK galloper who has also raised in the USA. Now calls Australia home under Cummings’ care. Great Australian debut at the weekend, running second in the Group 3 Aurie’s Star at Flemington.

Best available early odds:

Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes: $21

Osborne Bulls

Bit of a rising star and possibly a late bloomer. Returned in superb style on Saturday at Caulfield, nosing out some handy types to win the Listed Regal Roller Stakes. Could be headed to the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke.

Best available early odds:

Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes: $6.5

Encryption

Returned in the Group 3 Up And Coming Stakes at Randwick on the weekend. Finished in eighth but probably had much more in the locker with a better run. Nominated for the Golden Rose and Caulfield Guineas.

Best available early odds:

Golden Rose: $61
Caulfield Guineas: $61