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Holiday program follows the clues at Mudgee Baptist Church | PHOTOS Jordyn Richards, Jessica Halbisch, Will Daniell and William Wiseman with their stamp art and disguises.
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Elke Simpson, Xanthe Althofer, Maggie Virgona, Matilda Uryszek and Miriam Halbisch play out the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears in a drama session.

Tristan Van Reason and Jake Begg perform as Little Red Riding Hood’s grandmother and the Big Bad Wolf in a drama session.

Playing out the story of Alice in Wonderland: Emily Gatley, Jaya Maddock-Delph, Harriet Etherington, Angelina Lillis, Bessie Nicholson, Sarah Gatley, Ruby Redfern and Emma Clulow.

Grace and Harry Sykes did stamp art.

Anastasia Germon displays her mysterious artwork created in the Thursday afternoon art session.

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Worrigee residents call for meeting on public safety

COMMUNITY SPIRIT: Keith Baker from Carrington Park Estate, Worrigee has called a meeting to address neighbourhood concerns about an increase in crime.MORE than 50 Worrigee residents have united in calling for a community meeting to address crime in their neighbourhood.
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Keith Baker has lived in Carrington Park estate for 10 years.

Mr Baker said he has been robbed three times and after doing his own research estimates as many as 70 per cent of residents in the estate have been the victims of crime in one way or another.

Last month his car was one of four that were broken into in one night.

He said he is fed up with what he sees as a growing crime trend.

“Older residents have come to see me worried. One family moved from Sydney, where they said they feared for their lives, and moved to Nowra.

“Now they’ve been robbed,” he said.

Mr Baker recently called for a community meeting on the issue of crime in Worrigee.

“I have written to MP Shelley Hancock, the police and the Mayor calling for Mrs Hancock to convene a community meeting here in Worrigee.”

Mr Baker said the purpose of the meeting would be to question officials on what is being done to fight crime in Worrigee.

He also believes the Worrigee community needs to look at bringing back a neighbourhood watch type program.

“We hardly see police patrols in this area any more. We are victims,” he said.

“I did a letterbox drop asking residents to put a note in my letter box if they would support a community meeting. So far I’ve had about 50 people from this neighbourhood write to me asking for a meeting.

“I cannot do this myself, I need all residents to help me especially the ones who have been violated.

“I’m just concerned about our community we keep getting ransacked all the time.”

Member for South Coast Shelley Hancock and a senior member of the Nowra police will meet with Mr Baker at 4pm Wednesday, October 8.

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Community spirit shines through for Hamish

Community spirit shines through for Hamish Enjoying the course were Angus, Matthew and Zavier Jones with Margaret Stone, and Ian and Marilyn Jones. 0914golf_9102
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Avid golfer Sam Turner with his grandad Brian McPhee and Ron Hetherington. 0914golf_9107

Myles Smith was caught mid-swing here.

Clinton Hawke was in full swing. 0914golf_9128

Mike wood was all smiles. 0914golf_9052

Best Dreesed winners were the Complete Hire team of Joel Cowling, Tony Ross, Bruce Cowling and Matt Ross. 0914golf_9056

Anna and Jeff Westcott enjoyed the greens in support of Hamish.

Enjoying the jumping castle were Wayde Kriedemann with Hunter and Quinn, Duncan Neville with Eilish, Maille and Hamish, and James Hayes with Jemma and Corey. 0914golf_9067

Jordan Capple putts while Craig and Braydon Capple look on.

Aaron Carseldine teed off. 0914golf_9094

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Get ready for inaugural Wiradjuri Festival

David Towney – former Peak Hill resident and owner of Red Dust Creations Indigenous Films in Sydney.David Towney – former Peak Hill resident and owner of Red Dust Creations Indigenous Films in Sydney – had high aspirations to hold a WiradjuriFestival.
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Earlier in the year, he returned home to Peak Hill to meet with the Peak Hill Aboriginal Community Working Party, and Bulgandramine Traditional Owners.

Together they formed a committee, and after months and months of planning, The Peak Hill Wiradjuri Festival Committee was formed.

Preparations are now underway to host their first annual Wiradjuri Festival in the central west this October long weekend (Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th) at Bulgandramine – an Aboriginal mission 22.5kms west of Peak Hill.

This old mission was abandoned more than 60 years ago.

However, recently, it has been part of the Restoration and Rehabilitation Project with Lachlan Landcare and the Peak Hill Aboriginal Landcare Group.

The Festival will showcase some of the finest professional Aboriginal talent in the Wiradjuri nation.

The program will include traditional dance, music, art, dreaming, bush tucker sampling, astrology and family, and feature some of the finest Aboriginal talent in the central west.

There will be activities for all age groups to participate – from traditional games including an old time favourite the Boondi Chase.

Camping and caravans are welcome to stay on site throughout the duration of the festival.

Food and drinks available.

No alcohol will be allowed on site as this is a family event.

Everyone is welcome to come and learn, share in or participate in celebrating the Wiradjuri culture.

Entry is $20 per car.

For bookings or further inquiries contact Event Coordinator /Founder David Towney on 0499080555 Or Secretary Karryn Keed 0407162799.

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Souths runs in Curran family blood: POLL

James Curran will be thinking of his grandfather Frank during Sunday’s grand final. Frank played with South Sydney in the 1930s and represented Australia 10 times. When South Sydney run out onto ANZ Stadium on Sunday night, James Curran will stop, smile and think of his granddad.
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Frank Curran played 71 games for the Rabbitohs between 1931 and 1937, won premierships in his first two seasons and represented Australia 10 times on two Kangaroo tours of Great Britain and two of France.

Maitland Blacks prop James said South Sydney was in his blood. thanks to his grandfather.

“I was only two when he died, but Souths are a big part of our family,” he said. “I’ll definitely be watching on Sunday.”

James, a prop with the Maitland Blacks and former St Joseph’s College first XV, Australian under19s, Sydney University and NSW Waratahs Academy player, is also the son of former Wallaby Declan Curran.

James said his granddad rarely spoke about his career until his later years but one story from his playing days stood out.

“Back then there were no semis, the top placed team offered the grand final to whoever they thought were the second best team,” he said.

“One year it was Souths against the Roosters, Souths had two internationals and the Roosters had about five or six.

“Souths won in a boil-over and Frank was a police ­officer and had to go straight to work after the game in Redfern.

“He was on a tram on Allison Road and was alerted to a public disturbance at the back, he went down there, took one look at them and just got off the tram.

“They were Souths supporters celebrating the win, a game he played in, he couldn’t bring himself to kick them off.”

Another story came from when Frank received an unexpected bonus.

“He used to get £2 for being a policeman and £1 for playing, back then the gate takings were divided between the players,” James said.

“One year he got a £100 bonus, which was totally unexpected.

“A house at Redfern at that time cost £10.”

James said he will be cheering the Rabbitohs on come Sunday night.

“Dad said he wishes we were playing the Swans ­[losing AFL grand finalists], not Canterbury,” he said.

“It’ll be a good game, Canterbury are the only team playing consistently over two halves in the semis.

“It’s got to be Souths though, I think. Souths 13 plus.”

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Fairfax front pages: Friday, October 3

Fairfax front pages: Friday, October 3 The Northern Daily Leader, Tamworth, NSW
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Central Western Daily, Orange, NSW

The Advocate, Burnie, Tasmania

Illawarra Mercury, Wollongong, NSW

Newcastle Herald, NSW

Western Advocate, Bathurst, NSW

The Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania

The Border Mail, Albury, Victoria

Bendigo Advertiser, Victoria

Daily Liberal, Dubbo, NSW

The Courier, Ballarat, Victoria

The Standard, Warrnambool, Victoria

The Maitland Mercury, NSW

The Wimmera Mail-Times, Victoria

The Area News, Griffith, NSW

The Irrigator, Leeton, NSW

The Armidale Express, NSW

Bay Post, Bateman’s Bay, NSW

Cowra Guardian, NSW

Cootamundra Herald, NSW

The Canberra Times, ACT

Goulburn Post, NSW

The Grenfell Record, NSW

The Inverell Times, NSW

Muswellbrook Chronicle, NSW

Mudgee Guardian, NSW

Moruya Examiner, NSW

Narromine News, NSW

Parkes Champion-Post, NSW

The Queanbeyan Age, NSW

The Singleton Argus, NSW

Southern Highland News, NSW

South Coast Register, Nowra, NSW

Wellington Times, NSW

The Esperance Express, WA

The Macleay Argus, Kempsey, NSW

Manning River Times, Taree, NSW

The North West Star, Mount Isa, Queensland

Port Macquarie News, NSW

The Stawell Times-News, Victoria

Yass Tribune, NSW

The Young Witness, NSW

Australian Financial Review

The Age, Victoria

The Sydney Morning Herald, NSW

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Luck in the wind: Business owner thanks weather for saving his business

The remains of a business in River Street. Photo GREG KEEN.ANOTHER business owner caught up in Wednesday’s dramatic fire in NorthDubbo said he thought he was going to lose everything when the blaze broke out.
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The inferno erupted on the corner of Bourke and River streets shortly before 4pm and fire crews spent several hours working to extinguish the fire.

Robbie Cook from Robbie Cook’s Auto Electrical and Air Conditioning said he was grateful his building received minimal damage.

“I thought I was going to lose the shed for sure. Luckily the wind was blowing the other way,” he said.

Mr Cook was evacuated when the blaze started and said the heat from the fire broke all the windows running along the side of his building.

“The fire brigade put it out before it could do more damage,” he said.

Mr Cook said he temporarily closed yesterday awaiting for electricity to be restored after it was lost in the blaze.

Yesterday, Sainsbury Automotive issued a statement via its Facebook page alerting clients it was attempting to operate with a “business-as-usual” approach and urged the public to have patience and be aware of emergency services still operating in the area.

“Luckily nobody was injured in the incident, however there were several cars which have been lost to the fire as well as our detailing shed,” the post said.

“We would also like to send our thoughts and best wishes to the team at Dubbo City Smash & Mechanical, who were hit extremely hard by the unfortunate incident.”

The street remained closed yesterday and police tape cordoned off the area.

Inspector Gary Barber from Dubbo Fire Station said when firefighters arrived on the scene on Wednesday they found the Sainsbury detailing workshop alight and the fire had spread to the adjoining Dubbo City Smash & Mechanical.

The police said they believed the fire was not suspicious but were still making enquiries about the origin and the cause of the blaze.

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Worried about your family history, genetics and cancer?

Local McGrath Breast Care Nurse Dianne Green and The Pink Dishes Cancer Support group have invited Gillian Shannon, Bathurst Community Health Centre Genetic Counsellor, to speak on the topic of genetics and cancer as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Photo: Barbara Reeves People interested in learning more about genetics and cancer are invited to a talk at Parkes Health Service Education Centre next Thursday (October 9).
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Local McGrath Breast Care Nurse Dianne Green and The Pink Dishes Cancer Support group have invited Gillian Shannon, Bathurst Community Health Centre Genetic Counsellor, to speak on the topic of genetics and cancer as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

“In my work with families, the most frequently asked question is often whether a family history of cancer puts them at risk and what can they do about it,” Gillian said.

“To answer that question we need to think about cancer and what makes one families history significant and another’s not”.

Many people have someone in their family who had or has cancer, but it’s important to know that only a small percentage (up to 5%) of certain types of cancer is due to an inherited faulty gene.

Cancer can occur in more than one family member for different reasons, including:

* Just by chance (mostly the cause)

* Shared environment and lifestyle influences (eg too much sun or smoking)

* Having an inherited faulty gene in the family causing an increased risk of cancer (uncommon).

The clues that cancers in your family maybe due to an inherited faulty gene include:

* The number of close blood relatives who have developed cancer- particularly breast and ovarian, or bowel cancer;

* The age at which the cancers developed;

* The pattern of cancer in the family;

* The number of different cancers, particularly if there is more than one primary cancer in the one family member and especially if the cancer occurred at an early age.

“These pieces of information are clues as to whether the cancer in your family has occurred by chance or is due to a faulty gene in the family,” Gillian said.

“The more clues on one side of the family, the more likely it is that there is an inherited faulty gene.

“It is important to note that we assess each side of the family separately. As the genetic counsellor, I work with you to assess this family history”.

The process of assessing a family history can take time and often the news is good or reassuring, in that the risk is not high and genetic testing is not needed.

If this is the case the discussion will be about screening recommendations to help manage the risk of the cancers seen in the family.

For some rare families, where genetic testing is needed, the pros and cons associated with genetic testing can be explored.

“So if your family history shows a number of the same type of, or similar, cancers on one side of the family, with individuals having that type of cancer at a young age or more than one type of cancer you may wish to pursue referral to the familial cancer service,” Gillian said.

To find out more about genetics and cancer, people are encouraged to attend the information session next Thursday, October 9 at 2pm, at the Parkes Health Service Education Centre (red brick building on the corner Coleman Road and Rose streets).

An afternoon tea will be provided after the presentation. Please RSVP to Parkes Community Health Centre on 6861 2500 if you wish to attend.

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Dubbo swim instructor the best in the state

Karen Martin with her NSW Austswim Teacher of Adults award and the RSL Health Club’s NSW Water Safety Awards Most Significant Contribution to Water Safety with a Focus on Inclusive Practice award. Photo: GREG KEEN Karen Martin with her NSW Austswim Teacher of Adults award and the RSL Health Club’s NSW Water Safety Awards Most Significant Contribution to Water Safety with a Focus on Inclusive Practice award. Photo: GREG KEEN.
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Karen Martin with her NSW Austswim Teacher of Adults award and the RSL Health Club’s NSW Water Safety Awards Most Significant Contribution to Water Safety with a Focus on Inclusive Practice award. Photo: GREG KEEN.

Karen Martin with her NSW Austswim Teacher of Adults award and the RSL Health Club’s NSW Water Safety Awards Most Significant Contribution to Water Safety with a Focus on Inclusive Practice award. Photo: GREG KEEN.

Swimming and gym instructor Karen Martin at the Dubbo RSL Aquatic and Health Club has been awarded the winner of the NSW Austswim Teacher of Adults award.

Last week Ms Martin was presented with the award for the best adult swimming instructor in the state at a ceremony in Sydney.

The award was decided from a collection of nominations from RSL Aquatic and Health Club clients.

A number of her fans expressed their congratulations on the RSL’s Facebook page.

One person commented: “Congratulations on your award Karen”.

“You are an amazing, compassionate and truly inspiring women, and a truly wonderful person who deserves so many good things.

“So happy to hear of this award you’ve received.”

Ms Martin responded humbly to these comments with her own: “Thanks to everyone for the beautiful comments.”

“I am very humbled by what you all have said.

“I am extremely lucky to love what I do and to be able to teach many amazing people.”

The NSW Austswim Teacher of Adults award is Ms Martin’s second award, after she won the 2012 NSW Austswim Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety of the Year.

But she insists the awards do not mean half as much to her as teaching someone to swim.

“I don’t do it for the awards, I love being able to show people how to stay safe in the water,” she said.

This is the second year running the health club has won the award – fellow instructor Katherine Bernard won the title last year.

The RSL Health Club also won the NSW Water Safety Awards Most Significant Contribution to Water Safety with a Focus on Inclusive Practice award.

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Jodi Picoult: What I know about men

What I Know About Men
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Jodi Picoult, 48, Author

Married

My dad, Myron, has always been a terrific role model. By going to night school to get his degree in business – and going on to become one of the best-known security analysts on Wall Street – he established how much work and drive it takes to be successful. But as much as he was a professional when he was at work, at home he was goofy, funny. He would talk in a Donald Duck voice, and he played with his kids all the time – and he’d later do that with his grandkids too. I imagine he used his daily two-hour commute from Long Island to Wall Street to sleep and decompress, because when he came back to us he was entirely ours. He didn’t bring his work home with him at all.

I suppose dad did become a template in my mind of what a partner should be like, because I wanted someone who loved what they did and was endlessly devoted to their family like my dad. Another thing my younger brother, Jon, and I got to see every day was his devotion to my mom, Jane. For my dad, the sun rises and sets on my mother. That was the relationship I had modelled for me my whole life. They don’t just love each other, they are completely in love with each other. I wanted that.

My brother was the very typical younger brother who was too young and geeky to be my friend. Three-and-a-half years younger than me, he is so unbelievably talented and smart, but back then he got his share of ribbing from me and my friends. But he really grew into himself the four years I was in college, and we soon connected again. It was like he was a different person. He has a very dry wit and we do enjoy each other’s company, and I’m really grateful to him. I think it’s great to have a sibling, especially when you want to complain about your parents.

I’ve always got along very well with guys. I had a boyfriend through high school and a number of great male friends, including one of my best friends, Harry  – who I saw just last week actually – and a guy, Jay, who lived with us for his final year of high school when his parents moved away. He was dating my best friend and was just a buddy. These guys offered much less drama than my girl friends. Girls get all wrapped up in drama and it’s exhausting. Guys tell you exactly what’s on their mind, and usually there’s no hidden agenda. I really appreciated that.

In college I was the only girl on the men’s heavyweight rowing crew. I had literally 30 big – very big – brothers in college. My husband of 25 years, Tim [Van Leer], was the captain of the team, while I was the manager. He was a year ahead of me and we were good friends at first, while I was dating a boy on the basketball team and he was dating a woman on the female rowing team. We’d pal around together but there was nothing romantic between us. But after my boyfriend broke up with me, devastating me, Tim heard about it and called me in my dorm and invited me to visit him in Cape Cod where he was working. I said, “OK, how about this weekend?” I just wanted to get off campus so I wouldn’t have to see my ex any more. And so I went to go visit him in Cape Cod. Well, he was waiting for me at the airport – having driven there in a red Mustang convertible – and he was wearing a suit because he came from the office, and he was holding a red rose. He’s incredibly good looking and when I saw him I was sunk. That weekend we were not just friends. When I came back to school I came back to find my boyfriend who’d broken up with me waiting in my room, sobbing. He said he made a mistake. But I stayed with Tim – I’d fallen hard – and two years later we were engaged.

Tim is different from me in almost every way. He is incredibly athletic, unbelievably fit and outdoorsy, and he grew up on a farm. So he’s taught me things like how to change a tyre and how to feed a donkey! A WASP of the first order – he can trace his lineage to the Mayflower, Tim is one of the kindest people you will ever meet. He is someone who roots enthusiastically for the underdog. He’s interesting that way. If you meet him, you think here’s a guy who has everything going for him. He should be a tough guy, a bully or a jock. But that’s not who he is. I think that’s because he was born cross-eyed, and spent the first seven years of his life like that, having surgeries. I think that made him realise that everyone doesn’t have it easy, and I think that formed his character.

Having children makes you see the world through their eyes and I’ve found that with my three – Samantha, 19, Jake, 21, and Kyle, 23. Part of the responsibility of being a parent of boys is to have a conversation with them – and I’m thinking of the college hook-up scene here that people of my generation find hard to understand. We teach girls that they matter, to not give yourself away for nothing, to make sure a guy really likes you, to not get yourself in trouble. But the way a girl gets into “trouble” is through a guy. So it’s important to have a conversation with your sons as well. To say it is your responsibility to value women and to treat them the way you would want your daughter to be treated. I don’t think a lot of moms do that with boys. I think there’s more of a tendency to be protective of our daughters but not educate our sons.

Jodi Picoult’s new novel Leaving Time will be published on October 14 by Allen & Unwin.

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Edwards: Ambulance times unacceptable

Maree Edwards.
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MEMBER forBendigo West Maree Edwardssays leaked ambulance response times show the government is failing Loddon Malleeresidents.

Fairfax Media reported on Thursday that in many parts of the state, Ambulance Victoria wasfailing on its target to get to 90 per cent of patients within 15 minutes of receiving a call.

The data revealed that in general, people living in rural areas waited longer for ambulances than their metropolitan counterparts.

It revealed that inthe Loddon region, ambulances reached 90 per cent of patients within 27.3 minutes of receiving a call.

Ms Edwards said the state’s ambulance service was under-funded and had been in decline since the government came to power four years ago.

“We’ve called on the government to invest more in resourcing ambulances in regional Victoria,” she said. “This is data Denis Napthine tried to keep secret and now we know why.”

Ms Edwards would not comment on whether the Labor Party would provide additional funding to Ambulance Victoria if elected.

Bendigo paramedic and United Voice union member Brett Adie said Bendigo was in need of at least one more 24-hour ambulance crew in April.

But Health Minister David Davis saidthe data showed there was an improvement on ambulance response times and the government had improved on an number of other key performance measures.

He said the government had hired 539 new paramedics in the state since 2010.

-With The Age

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Western Plains Security and Locksmiths Dubbo a finalist in WorkCover awards

WESTERN Plains Security and Locksmiths Dubbo was announced as a finalist in the 2014 WorkCover NSW Safe Work Awards.
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They are one of three businesses in the running for the Best workplace health and safety practices in small business award.

Vivek Bhatia WorkCover NSW Chief Executive Officer said this year’s awards have received the highest number of entries since its formation in 2004.

“The annual awards, now in its 11th year, recognises businesses and individuals and making positive changes to work health and safety, workers compensation, and return to work,” he said.

“This year’s finalists were from a range of industries and included safety innovations such as automated tie-down straps, web and mobile risk management applications, and simple and effective solutions for monitoring a vehicle’s risk of rolling.”

Mr Bhatia said the participating businesses should be applauded for their efforts: “These finalists will become safety ambassadors and raise the bar for workplace health and safety among their industry peers.”

The 26 finalists were selected from 176 entries across the state – a number that Mr Bhatia said is encouraging for workplace safety practices.

“The volume of entries received this year reflects that more and more workplaces are encouraging everyone to accept responsibility for their own health and safety as well as their colleagues,” he said.

The finalists will be judged by a panel consisting of representatives from WorkCover, employers and workers and the awards will be presented at the end of the month.

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James Cummings’ Hallowed Crown out to underline value in Roman Consul Stakes

Under no illusions: James Cummings knows just how good Golden Rose-winning colt Hallowed Crown is. Photo: Wolter Peeters Under no illusions: James Cummings knows just how good Golden Rose-winning colt Hallowed Crown is. Photo: Wolter Peeters
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Under no illusions: James Cummings knows just how good Golden Rose-winning colt Hallowed Crown is. Photo: Wolter Peeters

Under no illusions: James Cummings knows just how good Golden Rose-winning colt Hallowed Crown is. Photo: Wolter Peeters

Each adjective James Cummings uses to describe Hallowed Crown is more deliberate than the next. Painstakingly pointing out how good the Golden Rose winner is — and in turn hinting can be at stud — while subtly referring to the minor flaws in the colt’s near faultless make-up.

“Eduardo Cojuangco [Cummings’ grandfather-in-law who races Hallowed Crown under the Gooree Stud banner] has been breeding this family for many years — a lot longer than I’ve been training this horse individually — and he’s extremely happy that this is the path we’re taking,” Cummings points out of the Zoustar model he’ll adopt before Saturday’s Roman Consul Stakes at Randwick.

“And I think the horse is brilliant enough to be trained to sprint and sprint well enough in the spring. He’s an immature spring three-year-old, but he’s naturally talented enough, brilliant enough and precocious enough in his own right to be the first group1-winning colt of his generation.”

And despite sealing a stallion future with the very first group1 he has crossed off his list as a trainer, Cummings’ young shoulders are not feeling the weight of the racing world. At least not yet.

“You can’t stop and take too much time to think, you’ve got to keep the ball rolling,” Cummings said. “There will be plenty of pressure on us to get him to race up to that standard again next start [in the Roman Consul] and hopefully come to another peak in a race like the Coolmore [Stud Stakes].”

That Cummings, a group1 novice when lined up against his grandfather and co-trainer Bart, a veteran of 267 wins at the top level, is navigating a trail blazed by Chris Waller and Zoustar last year is no coincidence.

Even to the horror Golden Rose alleys and wide passages they traversed in that race, there’s more than a little synergy between the two than just the Roman Consul-Coolmore plans after a career-defining win.

Cummings is quick to suggest Hallowed Crown’s stud duties are already set in stone after the Golden Rose. Preserving — or perhaps more poignantly — increasing his value?

“Well, to a certain extent his value is cemented and that main job is done,” he said. “What I’ve got to do is concentrate on my horse, stick to the systems and I can’t let the result worry me.

“I’ve just got to get the horse to train well and race up to his training. The rest will fall into place.

“He’s got to beat the seven other horses that are nominated in the race and we all watch racing every day of the week. A favourite gets beaten every day. It can happen and there’s only one horse I’ve seen that it doesn’t happen to.

“He certainly has showed us enough to suggest we’re not expecting anything less than a very, very good performance from him on Saturday.”

It will certainly take a very, very good performance from any of Hallowed Crown’s five rivals to defy Hugh Bowman from returning to scale a winner for Gooree, who are hoping to end the week on a better note than it started when one-time Epsom favourite Rock Sturdy went amiss.

Waller perhaps poses the biggest hurdle with Brazen Beau and Delectation entered, while Gerald Ryan boasts stakes-winning two-year-old Time For War, which pushed Rubick in a Rosehill trial on Tuesday.

So can Hallowed Crown win in the same arrogant manner as his Rose predecessor did last year?

“I watched the replay the other day and I know it’s impossible to judge because you’ve got to compare the horses Zoustar beat to what I have to beat on the weekend,” Cummings said.

“Nostradamus and Klammer are some nice horses and there are some horses around that have the ability to beat him if everything goes wrong. It’s a truism, but the reality is we’re concentrating on the horse and he’s as good as we can have him.”

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