The wonderful Anamoe landed his fifth Group One for Godolphin and James Cummings, totally dominating the 1600m George Main Stakes at Royal Randwick under James McDonald.

 

The homebred 4yo Street Boss colt proved far too good for eight rivals, confidently ridden behind the leaders before being sent for home inside the final 200m. The outcome was soon settled.

 

Anamoe and McDonald had won their previous start, a month ago, over 1400m in the Group 1 Winx Stakes, also at Royal Randwick.

 

His career highlight, to dare at least, was arguably his success in the 2012 Caulfield Guineas.

 

McDonald said: "He's a star. He's so adaptable now. He's a pleasure to ride and as soon as you hope on he oozes confidence.

"You know where you're going to be. He hops away and goes to sleep. He conserves energy like no other horse. He does enough to get past them and he'll do enough to hold them at bay.

“I am looking forward to the day the horse gets races run his own way: Hopefully that'll be in the Cox Plate.

"I don't know where he's targeted. He obviously has options. The Golden Eagle and stuff like that so we'll see where they'll want to place him and I'm sure they'll place him to the best of his ability and he has plenty of ability. It doesn't matter where he goes.

"He's just so economical and I think that's the beauty of a top class horse on display. You know you can do anything with them and they overcome hurdles.

His victory added to the earlier one of stablemate Aft Cabin in the 1400m Caulfield Guineas Prelude, contested in heavy rain which caused the rest of the meeting to be delayed, under Jamie Kah.

 

He will now most likely try and emulate Anamoe in the Caulfield Guineas.