Sultry Feeling Likely to Target 2014 Flight Stakes

September 11th, 2014

Returning to the track in competitive form this season, co-trainer James Cummings has revealed exciting three-year-old Sultry Feeling may target the Group 1 Flight Stakes (1600m) at Randwick on October 4th.

Sultry Feeling is trained by Bart and James Cummings

Sultry Feeling is trained by Bart and James Cummings. Photo: Taron Clarke

Securing two wins and one minor place from six competitive starts so far, Sultry Feeling returned to racing with an exceptional three length victory in the Ranvet FM (1100m) on August 20th, and was unlucky to be blocked for a run in the final straight when fourth in the Group 2 Furious Stakes (1200m) last time out on September 6th.

Yet to settle on a specific path towards major black type races through the 2014 Spring Racing Carnival, Cummings said the Group 2 Tea Rose Stakes (1400m) at Randwick on September 20th is likely to figure as the next point of call for the Encosta De Lago filly.

“She could go a number of ways,” Cummings told Racing Ahead.

“I think at this point in time we are satisfied that she could just run in the Tea Rose next start, but there is a feeling that she may be better kept to the sprints or she may be sent to Melbourne.

“They are going to just access her on her work and how she handles the build-up in training and more towards the 1400 metres of the Tea Rose with the temptation of the Flight Stakes also being there.

“On pedigree Gooree (owners) aren’t so confident that she can run out a strong mile, but we will let ourselves be judged by how she runs in the Tea Rose.”

Debuting to racing with a credible sixth amongst classy competition in the Big Sports Breakfast Plate (1100m) on February 26th, Sultry Feeling stamped her claims as one to watch when charging home to win a maiden over 1200m on March 18th before finishing a fighting third in the Group 2 Magic Night Stakes (1200m) most notably on March 29th.

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