QEWY HAS EYE ON ANOTHER ROYAL WIN
HE was good enough to be a Melbourne Cup runner which has given trainer Charlie Appleby plenty of confidence in Qewy ahead of tomorrow’s Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2600m) at Flemington.
The eight-year-old missed the Melbourne Cup after winning Bendigo (2400m) on November 1.
He finished fourth in last year’s Melbourne Cup but the Godolphin trainer decided he’d be a better chance of winning tomorrow’s $300,000 Group 3 event.
“We felt that Qewy needed a bit more time after his victory in the Bendigo Cup, which is why we missed the Melbourne Cup,” Appleby said.
Qewy held off Kiwia by half a length in Bendigo Cup and meets him again and the betting suggests it will be another close race.
It looked like Kiwia was going to go straight past Qewy in the straight but the Street Cry runner fought back to grab win.
Appleby said he can make it back-toback wins and is on the improve.
“He is looking better with each day and the step up in trip will suit,” Appleby said.
“If he carries on his progression, he should be very competitive.”
Other runners in the market are Lexus runner-up Vengeur Masque who won the Geelong Cup two starts back and Darren Weir’s Gallic Chieftain
He’ll be looking to turn the tables on Vengeur Masque from Geelong Cup.