James Cummings to send Microphone to Sydney

Microphone will return to Sydney to tackle the Skyline Stakes at Randwick after dominating his rivals up the straight at Flemington on Saturday.

The two-year-old was hardly tested, sprinting clear at the 200 metres to defeat Talented by two-and-a-half lengths with the field strung out behind him.

Trainer James Cummings said Microphone would now go back to Sydney after two wins and a second in his three starts in Melbourne and contest the Skyline Stakes at Randwick.

Jockey James McDonald rides Microphone to victory in the Talindert Stakes, during Black Caviar, The Great Horse Race Day at Flemington.Credit:AAP

Depending on his performance in the group 3 race he could progress to the Golden Slipper at Rosehill in April.

"The beauty of these horses I am bringing to the races is they have got plenty of upside," Cummings said.

"He will lap up the six furlongs there without the pressure of a jam-packed group 1 field."

Cummings said he was learning about his crop of two-year-olds each time they ran out on the track and said Microphone's performance was more about talent and a basic level of fitness than him being primed for a particular race.

He said the horse would only improve on whatever he achieved in his two-year-old season.

The win of Microphone completed an early double for Cummings and jockey James McDonald, with Intuition taking out race three.

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