Cascadian primed for Flemington Group 1 tilt

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In preparation for his bid to secure consecutive triumphs in the prestigious 2000m at this Saturday, , who clinched victory in last year's edition after a turnaround from , enjoys an extended interval between the two marquee events, a endorsed by his handler, .

Reflecting on Cascadian's prospects, Cummings remarked, “Cascadian's had a good week since the .

“His effort to finish third was very solid, he's just racing so well, and the step up to ten furlongs looks good now he's had the right grounding.”

With a discernible advantage conferred by the additional week, Cummings noted,

“Probably this year it's (the break between runs) an advantage, given that I've raced him so sparingly in the last 12 months.

“Just that little bit more time to get over the All-Star Mile is ideal.

“Last year he was just that week and with clear running we just couldn't see him being held back and he flooded home.

“This time, given he only had the one run (in spring), we've just taken our time with him.”

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