Man From Uncle will head towards the 2017 Royal Randwick Guineas after he recorded an impressive victory in the Eskimo Prince Stakes at Royal Randwick this afternoon.
There was late betting support for Man From Uncle in the lead-up to the Eskimo Prince Stakes and that money proved to be spot-on when he finished over the top of Guard Of Honour and Spending To Win to score the biggest win of his racing career to date.
Trainer Anthony Cummings said after the race that he went into the Eskimo Prince Stakes with a fair amount of confidence and he confirmed that the Uncle Mo gelding would have his next race start in the Group 2 Hobartville Stakes (1400m) at Rosehill Gardens in a fortnight before making his Group 1 debut in the Royal Randwick Guineas (1600m).
“He is a really nice horse and he has a really bright future in front of him,” Cummings said.
“He has some Group races coming up on his program and there is no doubt that he will take a strong part in all of those.
“The first and most logical step is the Royal Randwick Guineas and then it is a matter of what the preparation looks like after that.
“That is really an achievable race for him.
“Big tracks are his friend, he has a nice big stride and a nice attitude for it.
“When he came around the bend he was relaxed and he gives himself every chance to show his best.
“He is just a great racehorse.
“I think that he is up to Group 1 standard at a mile, but exactly where he finishes up after that I’m not sure.
“I have little doubt that he will run 2000 and that might finish up being his pet distance.
“He is just a high-quality racehorse.”
Guard Of Honour toughed it out to the finish after working hard early for second, while Comin’ Through hit the line nicely in a performance that suggests he is looking for further late in the preparation.