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Hallowed Crown 'Building' Towards Guineas
Trainer James Cummings says that Hallowed Crown is ready for the 2000 metres of Saturday's Gr1 Rosehill Guineas where the top colt will be looking to remain unbeaten this campaign, reports horseracing.com.au. Hallowed Crown, who is co-owned by his breeder Eduardo Cojuangco's Gooree Stud and Sheikh Mohammed's breeding arm Darley Australia, has won his only two starts this campaign in the Gr2 Hobartville Stakes and Gr1 Randwick Guineas, and Cummings says the horse's will to win will make him tough to beat again on Saturday. "He's a grandson of Street Cry, he's the son of a Kentucky Derby (Street Sense) winner from the family of Zabeel and Baryshnikov and he just loves to find the line," Cummings told Racenet. "He loves the contest. The horse wants to range up to the horse in front of him, eye-ball him and go by. That's what he loves doing." Cummings says the valuable colt is thriving ahead of latest Gr1 assignment. "He's enjoying his work over ground," Cummings said. "My grandfather tells me when a horse is happy they get better and better. From what I saw from him in his work on Saturday and today (Tuesday), it's not a horse that wants to savage the line every time he comes out to work. It's the work of a horse that's building, and keeps building into his preparation and he's built up a good record." He added, "I concede there is pressure to keep adding to that on Saturday but I'm confident the horse is spot on." Hallowed Crown, who has won 6 of his 7 starts hitherto including the Gr1 Randwick Guineas and Gr1 Golden Rose, is out of Golden Slipper runner-up Crowned Glory and descends from the same female line as champion New Zealand stallion Zabeel, Australian Guineas winner Baryshnikov, and Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winning mother and son Detroit and Carnegie.