Thursday 13 December 2018

Cromwell's Innamorare targets sixth win of season

Cumani said: “I wouldn’t say it’s something I’ve been thinking about for a long time, but I’ve come to realise the time is right.
Cumani said: “I wouldn’t say it’s something I’ve been thinking about for a long time, but I’ve come to realise the time is right." Photo: Getty Images

Thomas Kelly

Innamorare will bid to record her sixth win of the season when she lines up in the featured Fillies Handicap at Gowran today.

Successful three times for Clare Cannon, the daughter of Intense Focus was bought out of claimer for €17,000 just last month.

Now in training with Gavin Cromwell, she has already made that money back, winning at Cork on her penultimate start before following up at Leopardstown lat Saturday.

Turned out again quickly, she faces 16 rivals today, with Best Not Argue and Rickrack among her chief threats.

Best Not Argue is two from three since joining Joseph O'Brien, while Jessica Harrington's Rickrack drops in class, having contested a Group Three on her most recent outing.

Meanwhile, Luca Cumani has announced he will bring his illustrious training career to an end later this year.

The legendary trainer has decided to call it a day after 43 years at Bedford House Stables in Newmarket.

His big-race winners include two Epsom Derby heroes in Kahyasi (1988) and High-Rise (1998).

Cumani said: "I wouldn't say it's something I've been thinking about for a long time, but I've come to realise the time is right.

"I've been very lucky and privileged to have won big races all around the world and I no longer have the material to do so.

"I've been to Churchill Downs and Melbourne, but now we're having more runners at Wolverhampton and Chelmsford and it's not quite the same."

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