Anthony Cummings trained a winning treble at Randwick on Saturday starting with the Savabeel brothers Best Case and Strike The Stars.
Best Case (3g Savabeel – Ambitious by Last Tycoon) won in the City Tattersalls Inglis Bonus (1600m) and Strike The Stars the City Tattersalls Club Hcp (1400m). Stablemate Diamond Earth (Choisir) made it three in the G3 Nivison.
Best Case (NZ) secured a $100,000 Inglis Race Series Bonus with a nose victory over Kirramosa. “I was confident in the horse, he might have just come to the end of his run in the last 25m but he’s gutsy,” foreman Edward Cummings said. “Coming back in grade and up in distance did the trick.
“There’s plenty of improvement in this horse, his coat hasn’t come through 100% and it’s been a long time between runs. He’s certainly a horse on the up and we will probably now look to something in Melbourne.”
Bred by Gartshore Bloodstock in New Zealand, Best Case was a $170,000 buy from Waikato Stud at the 2012 Inglis Easter yearling sale. He is raced by a syndicate that includes Peter Horwitz, Russ Lazarus and Neven Botica.
Saturday’s win earned connections $168,750 thanks to a $100,000 Inglis Race Series Bonus and $20,000 BOBS Bonus on top of the normal $48,750 first place prizemoney.
Best Case and Strike The Stars, who owns a G3 in the Gloaming Stakes, are from G1 performer Ambitious. Second dam Starcent (Centaine) was G3 winner of the Gold Trail Stakes at Hastings.