James Cummings to seek revenge in Reginald Allen

Tom Baddock - Wednesday September 20

James Cummings is hoping to seek some revenge on his father and brother in next month's Listed Reginald Allen Quality after odds-on favourite Nai'a was outdone by Anthony and Edward Cummings' Memento at Warwick Farm on Wednesday.

James Cummings.

Nai'a started as the $1.80 favourite in the TAB.com.au maiden plate (1100m) but it was Memento ($7) that prevailed for Anthony and Edward for a convincing 1-1/2 length victory, while Nai'a finished a disappointing second-last.

Anthony declared that he had black type in his sights after the break-through victory.

"She was very professional today," Anthony said. "It was the first time she has put it all together."

"When we started we thought she might be lining up for a Flight Stakes or something like that, that's going to come too soon for her I think but there's the Reginald Allen the week after and there's some other nice races around and if she continues to take the steps she could easily end up in Melbourne."

James Cummings soon bounced back with a winning filly of his own, with Regimen putting on a professional display in the #THERACES Benchmark 73 Handicap (1200m) and he made it clear he had plans for payback in the coming weeks.

"She's got a lot of speed about her, she's a real ball of muscle," James said. "She's taking the right steps so we're delighted to see her beat the older mares, which was a little bit hard for her to do last time.

"I think she's come and justified the promise we thought she had. We had her in the Tea Rose Saturday of course but there was no way she could have worked better than Alizee in the lead up to that and she's paid for the scratching fee today.

"I thought she was being felt for before the turn and I appreciate they would have run up the straight pretty quickly in an on speed dominated affair but I'm tempted to consider a race like Reginald Allen.

"My brother and father knocked me off in the earlier race with Memento so maybe I can get back at them with Regimen."

If everything goes to plan bragging rights will be on the line when the pair meet on October 14 in the $125,000 event.

More Reading...
From a $1,000 Mare and Now One of the Most Valuable Colts in the Nation
Stay Inside looked a picture in the mounting yard before the running of Saturday’s $3,500,000 Longines Golden Slipper (1200m) at Rosehill Gardens and looked even better a short time later with a dominant performance in the world richest race for two-year-olds.
Another G2 Winner for So You Think
Talented mare Fasika was fit and ready to rumble at her first run back from a spell at Randwick on Saturday and scored a tenacious win in the Group II ATC Sapphire Stakes (1200m).
Efforia a Class Above in Satsuki Sho
He may not receive worldwide acclaim of last week’s charismatic Oka Sho heroine Sodashi, but the world will be hearing plenty more about Sunday’s Group 1 Satsuki Sho (Japanese 2000 Guineas) winner Efforia (JPN).
Another Big Payday for Magnus
Widden Stud recruit Magnus showed why he is the king of VOBIS stallions when his son Mahamedeis captured the $250,000 Surewise Vobis Gold Heath at Caulfield - but that was the appetizer for a day when winners came from as far afield as Alice Springs, Kalgoorlie and Kyneton and a Group III triumph at Morphettville.
Sire Profitability at Inglis Easter
A record breaking Inglis Easter made for some great results in the sale ring  for breeders with plenty of stallions returning three times service fee and more.
Spectacular National Weanling and Broodmare Catalogues Online
Magic Millions is proud to announce the star studded catalogues for the breed shaping National Broodmare and Weanling Sales are now online.
Stakes Double for Zoustar
Widden Stud's champion sire Zoustar had a  great day on Saturday with Sunlight’s little sister Sisstar claiming another Black Type win in the Listed MRC Bel Esprit Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield, while in Brisbane blue-blooded mare Zaniah scored a valuable win in the Listed BRC Ascot Handicap (1000m).
Hoi An Stakes a Claim for Best in the West
The two-year-olds in Western Australia seem to have been dividing up the stakes races until the Group III WATC Gimcrack Stakes winner Hoi An staged a last to first performance in Saturday’s $200,000 Group III WA Sires' Produce Stakes (1400m) at Ascot.
Deserved Stakes Success for Muntaseera
I Am Invincible filly Muntaseera has been threatening to win a stakes race since finishing second in the Group III VRC Ottawa Stakes as a spring two year-old and finally got the job done in Adelaide on Saturday when taking out the Listed SAJC Redelva Stakes (1100m).
The Race for Champion Sire Honours Heats Up
Following the win of Finance Tycoon in the $1million Showdown at Caulfield on Saturday the battle for Champion Sire has heated up as Arrowfield Stud’s recruit Written Tycoon moves within $50,000 of the Arrowfield pensioned stalwart Not A Single Doubt.