Man From Uncle set for big autumn

17 February 2017 20:24:20 GMTPlus11

Trainer Anthony Cummings is hoping to discover whether Man From Uncle is an ATC Australian Derby or Doncaster Mile contender.

Man From Uncle lines up at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday and looks set to be a major player this autumn carnival. Cummings is hoping he can demonstrate his emerging ability again in the Group 2 $400,000 Hobartville Stakes (1400m).

He is there to run a good race so we will see how it unfolds.

Anthony Cummings

Cummings is unsure what will be Man From Uncle's best distance but he is convinced of the gelding's quality, and is selling a 25 per cent share in his rising stable star.

"We are selling a quarter of him at the Chairman's Sale on the Thursday before The Championships and the chances are he will be running in either the Derby or the Doncaster two days later," Cummings said.

"For some, 25 per cent may be too much so we will probably sell it in smaller lots and give people the option of taking the rest of him.

"I reckon this (Inglis Chairman's Sale) is a great concept, anything that gets more people involved in racing is good for the sport."

Man From Uncle is 4/1 to win at Rosehill on Saturday with Echo Effect at 9/1.

Man From Uncle has only had four starts but has shown real potential with two wins and two placings including his outstanding first-up effort to take out the Group 3 Eskimo Prince Stakes.

"He was three-wide all the way which stamped the win as one of some quality," Cummings said. "I'm hoping he doesn't have to do the same again as it would be tougher over 1400m.

"But he is there to run a good race so we will see how it unfolds."

Man From Uncle is 20/1 on a win and each way bet to win the Doncaster Mile in April.

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