Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Cumani's Juvenile Deserves Respect

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Cumani's Juvenile Deserves Respect

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IF PEOPLE really do put horses in notebooks these days, the name of Ajmany will be at the forefront of many and commands utmost respect in the British Stallion Studs EBF/BHEST Maiden Stakes at Yarmouth.

It looked unconventional for trainer Luca Cumani to pitch an unraced juvenile into the hurly-burly of the Windsor Castle Stakes at Royal Ascot, but Ajmany ran way better than his final placing suggests.

The Kheleyf colt found everything unfolding far too quickly for the first half of the hectic five furlongs, and Kieren Fallon soon realised his mount was not going to win, so eased off the gas.

However, Ajmany started to get the idea and cut through many of his rivals to finish in mid-division, looking for all the world as though a maiden at the very least will be his for the taking.

Cumani's horses are going really nicely, and the Bedford House handler can also strike with Strada Facendo in the Guide Dogs For Blind Handicap, again with Fallon in the plate. …

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