There are floors in James Cummings training and interested to see who really is training in about 6 weeks time.
He is not the best man for the job, but 300 horses how many have put their hand up?
James Cummings signs on for the Godolphin head trainer job
Godolphin will confirm James Cummings as its head Australian trainer to replace John O'Shea as early as Tuesday.
It is a coming together of one of the most famous families in Australian racing with a global powerhouse headed by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
Fairfax Media understands Cummings, the grandson of legendary trainer Bart, has signed a seven-figure contract to take over the massive racing operation, which has stables at Agnes Banks, Warwick Farm and Flemington.
Godolphin did not return calls on Monday. The announcement is likely to be made by press release.
Cummings has been mooted as the Godolphin trainer since O'Shea's shock exit last month. It is likely he will take over the stables from August 1, allowing him to finish the Brisbane carnival with Prized Icon, Good Standing and a number of other high quality gallopers for existing clients.
It will mean Godolphin interim trainer Darren Beadman will get a chance to have a group 1 winner during the Brisbane carnival.
Cummings was born into Australian racing royalty, and although he has a university degree, he has worked in stables for much of his life.
He was foreman for his grandfather Bart for four years before he gained his trainer's licence in 2013. He trained in partnership with Bart for a couple of years until his death in August 2015.
The pair produced a group 1 winner in Hallowed Crown, which was the first unbeaten Golden Rose winner before going on to win the Randwick Guineas. Hallowed Crown was retired to stand as a stallion at Darley, Sheikh Mohammed's breeding operation.
The 29-year-old has trained 108 winners since running Leilani Lodge in his own right, with Prized Icon giving him another two group 1 successes by winning the Champagne Stakes and Victoria Derby last year.
Cummings fits the model for the job at Godolphin as he has had good black-type success with two-year-olds and has a proven track record that he can produce a winning stallion, which is key to Godolphin's operation.
He will be the face of the Godolphin operation, which prides itself on integrity and a winning culture.
The Godolphin stables have had more than 180 winners in Australia this season and have more than 300 horses in work.
It is unclear what will happen to Bart Cummings' famed Leilani Lodge stable at Randwick when his grandson takes the Godolphin job.