Greycliffe Points to Cups Potential

Greycliffe Points to Cups Potential6 Jun 2019

Tavistock’s 4YO son Greycliffe pointed to brighter things ahead with a smart win over 2100m at Ballarat last weekend.

Trained in Victoria by Matt Cumani, Greycliffe registered career win number four following a handy rails ride under Harry Coffey, crossing with ½ a length to spare on the synthetic track.

“He’ll be an exciting Country Cups horse,” trainer Matt Cumani told Cambridge Stud today.

“He’s a lovely horse, who is very tough and genuine. Races over 2000m will suit him down to the ground.”

Cumani and bloodstock agent Phill Cataldo purchased Greycliffe from Lyndhurst Farm’s 2016 NZB Premier Yearling Sale draft for $250,000.

In a vote of confidence, his breeder, Carol Marshall, stayed in and an ownership group was put in place that included Henrietta, Dowager Duchess of Bedford, and the English internet entrepreneur Alison Jackson.

“My father Luca also went in and Andrew Bobbin, my stable foreman, and my sister Francesca are also in a syndicate,” said Cumani.

The big striding bay gelding has since endeared both himself and his sire to Cumani.

“I certainly love the Tavistocks but this one will always be a bit special for me, as he was my first Derby runner and it was for such a great group of owners,” reflected Cumani.

Greycliffe represents one of 43 individual winners this season for Tavistock in Australia - a country where the sire is best known for his successful Gr.1 Derby and Guineas offspring Tarzino, Tavago and Volkstok’n’barrell.