Cumani trying to Future past Pakenham


Coach Matt Cumani is not sure what to anticipate from Future Rating when the stayer makes his return to racing at Pakenham.A 3-time winner for Cumani, the European import runs first-up over 1600 metres within the Hanson Handicap on Saturday.Whereas Future Rating was profitable over 1614 metres at Pontefract in England in July 2018 earlier than becoming a member of Cumani’s Ballarat secure, his Australian victories have all been at 2400 metres and past.Cumani expects Future Rating to proceed to enhance as he’s stepped up in distance however says Saturday’s task is an efficient start line.”He is feeling fairly recent and nicely,” Cumani stated.”I’d expect a quiet sit out the again and a extremely good end.”I feel he is improved since he arrived right here and had that first prep, so he could possibly be aggressive even over a mile, however in actuality he isn’t going to be getting heat till he will get as much as 2400 metres.”Future Rating has not raced since profitable the ultimate of the Banjo Paterson Collection (2600m) at Flemington in July.Cumani has quite a lot of staying choices for the gelding, together with the Adelaide Cup, the Sydney autumn carnival and the Andrew Ramsden Stakes at Flemington in Could.Victory within the Andrew Ramsden ensures the winner a begin in subsequent yr’s Melbourne Cup.Within the shorter time period, Cumani has mapped out a program in direction of the Torney Night time Cup at The Valley in February and pending Future Rating’s progress, the coach will decide probably the most appropriate path.”We have got choices within the subsequent few weeks,” Cumani stated.”Then there’s both the Roy Higgins (at Flemington) or the Lord Reims in Adelaide, or probably even the Adelaide Cup which is simply per week after.”We may additionally embrace Sydney in calculations if he is going rather well.”However then there’s the Andrew Ramsden as nicely, nonetheless that will imply preserving him up fairly a very long time. We’ll see the way it all performs out.”Future Rating can have 9 rivals at Pakenham with betting headed by the Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra-trained Odeon.

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