Godolphin will take on undefeated hen Zardozi in the Clarendon Stakes Two-Year-Old, which usually kicks off a Hawkesbury meeting.
A Kingman mare from Dubawi mare has found her home in Australia after breeding in southern Europe, illustrating Godolphin’s global nature.
“You don’t expect much from a filly like her because of her breeding, but she’s done really well in both races,” Cummings said. “The races she’s in are a good launching pad for some good horses.
“She’s a slim filly, so we’ll see how she does on Saturday, but there are some races for her in Brisbane.”
Cummings has revamped Queensland Guineas and Turlock Stakes winner Character in his bid to return to the North and has given him a one-way chance at the Hawkesbury Cup. The stable was part of the gold rush with Athelric, Andermatt and Zethus.
“After a couple of sluggish runs in the early days of Character Fiesta, we’re back on. Miles is his best trip and he’s been working really well,” Cummings said. “We were strong in the sprint, with Andermatt coming back from the Galaxy and Athelric will be better at the 1100m.
“Zethus has been at its best.”
Godolphin continues to be selective in which carnival horses it targets, so Renosu at the Redelva Stakes and Kallos at the Irwin Stakes at Morphettville are good chances, despite the wide draw.
“We would have liked to have drawn a little better but they’re targeting Adelaide and are capable of playing better games and they’re both in great form,” Cummings said.