Trainer James Cummings has outlined his autumn plan for Golden Eagle winner Colette with the Group 1 winning mare to make her 2021 debut next week.
Cummings will send Colette to the Group 2 Apollo Stakes first-up at Randwick on February 13 after the classy daughter of Hallowed Crown impressed the Godolphin stable at Rosehill trials last Wednesday.
“It was a good lung burner for her,” Cummings said.
“She will be kicking off in the Apollo and is all set to run well first-up.”
Colette is currently prominent in markets for several Group 1s this autumn and Cummings admits her main targets will be in Sydney.
Trainer James Cummings. Photo: Mark Evans/Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images
“She will be nominated for the Queen Elizabeth and the Sydney Cup and will be set for the Tancred first before we work out which way we are heading,” he said.
TAB.com.au list Colette as a $26 chance for the Queen Elizabeth Stakes while the mare isn’t currently in the bookmakers Sydney Cup markets.
She is currently the equal $15 favourite for the Doncaster Mile but it looks unlikely she will head in that direction if all goes to plan for Godolphin.
Colette is also rated a $15 Australian Cup chance, which is run three weeks after the Apollo Stakes on March 7 at Flemington.
Colette already has a Group 1 victory next to her name after dominating in the Australian Oaks last autumn while her only win in the spring came when she lapped up the heavy going in the Golden Eagle at Rosehill.
Originally published asCummings’ autumn plan for Colette
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