Raceday focus: Shayne O’Cass previews Gosford

Dec 12, 2017

ANTHONY and Edward Cummings have delivered visiting Irish jockey Declan McDonagh the perfect opening to his summer riding stint with the real opportunity of a treble on his first day of riding at Gosford today.

McDonagh’s Aussie sojourn begins this afternoon with three rides — Hierarchal, Ma Tante and Native American — all for the father-and-son partnership.

“Declan has come to Australian for a summer holiday — not that he’s found much summer yet — but it’s a working holiday,’’ Anthony Cummings said.

“He is quite a well-performed jockey out of Ireland and has lots of experience and he’s a good rider. He’s won all sorts of stakes races and rides for the best trainers over there so it was an easy enough decision to put him on.

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