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Hallowed Crown Primed To Claim Second Gr1
Trainer James Cummings is confident that top-class 3YO Hallowed Crown (Street Sense-Crowned Glory, by Danehill) has made the necessary progress to win tomorrow's Gr1 Randwick Guineas (1600m) at Royal Randwick, reports horseracing.com.au. A winner of the Gr1 Golden Rose (see below) in the spring, Hallowed Crown resumed with a strong victory in the Gr2 Hobartville Stakes (1400m) at Rosehill two weeks ago, but Cummings believes the valuable colt must improve as there is very little separating Sydney's top 3YOs. "I think that given the bunched finish between the first seven or eight horses, the critical factor going forward will be how those horses progress from that race," Cummings said. "I know that the whole stable is very comfortable with where the horse is at, he has had a very good two weeks and he will hopefully have made the progression required to rate well enough to win one of the strongest Randwick Guineas we have seen for a long time. Due to the unfortunate situation that sees the Australian Guineas programmed on the same day, the Randwick Guineas has attracted a small field of just seven runners, but what it lacks in quantity it more than makes up for in quality with the likes of Gr1 Caulfield Guineas winner Shooting To Win, Gr1 VRC Derby winner Preferment, and Gr1 performers Sweynesse and Scissor Kick all lining up. Click here to view Randwick Guineas field.