Anthony Cummings is riding the wave of success and is hoping it continues getting deeper into the spring.
Libertini, Baller and Mizzy have all stamped themselves as winners over the past few weeks and Prince Fawaz will be out to do the same when he returns in the Run To The Rose.
Winner of the Group One JJ Atkins Stakes at Eagle Farm in June, Prince Fawaz has had a barrier trial and a couple of race day gallops to get him ready for Saturday’s Group Two race over 1200m at Rosehill, a traditional lead-up to the Group One Golden Rose two weeks later.
He had a gallop with Mizzy at Randwick on Saturday and and his Atkins rider Kerrin McEvoy sticks with him for his first-up assignment.
Cummings said the race day outings helped keep the colt sharp and he would race in blinkers to help the cause.
“Prince Fawaz is in great shape. His last couple of bits of work have been really good,” Cummings said.
“But he doesn’t do any work. He needs to come out and get his heart rate going a bit.
“His first-up run last time was very good, albeit in maiden grade, but it was around Gosford and from a bad gate. I’d be quite keen to see him draw well and sit midfield, maybe a bit worse.”
Baller, winner of a benchmark handicap on Saturday, is among 13 entries for the Group Two Theo Marks Stakes (1300m).
Mizzy was a first-up winner of the Group Three Toy Show Quality (1100m) on August 24 and Cummings believes she can live up to his high opinion of her now she is a more mature four-year-old.
She is one of 20 entries for the Group Two Sheraco Stakes (1200m) for fillies and mares.
Former West Australian-trained mares Arcadia Queen and Enticing Star, now with Chris Waller, have been nominated along with Group One winners El Dorado Dreaming, trained by Kris Lees, and New Zealand mare Volpe Veloce from the Graham Richardson stable.
Arcadia Queen is more likely to run in the Theo Marks and is the early favourite for that race.
Champagne Cuddles will represent the Bjorn Baker stable in the Sheraco with the Warwick Farm trainer also on a wining roll with Samadoubt backing up his Winx Stakes win with victory in Saturday’s Group Two Chelmsford Stakes.
Champagne Cuddles has won four races and been placed 10 times, four of those at Group One level.