The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - - SPORT -

SOUTH­ERN STINT: Sold For Song (right) fights out the fin­ish with Keen Ar­ray (left) and Mal­ibu Style (sec­ond left). Pic­ture: AAP SOLD For Song’s classy ef­fort to run sec­ond in the Gil­gai Stakes yes­ter­day was enough to jus­tify Toowoomba trainer Kevin Kemp’s work­ing hol­i­day in Mel­bourne.

Kemp has de­cided to base him­self in Mel­bourne with Sold For Song over the next month and only re­turn home in­ter­mit­tently.

“I don’t get many chances to travel horses away, un­less it’s out west, so with a mare like her I’m ex­cited to be down here with her,” he said.

“I’m lucky to have re­ally good staff at home and we com­mu­ni­cate by video footage. It’s easy to keep up to speed.”

Sold For Song may have won in another cou­ple of bounds at Flem­ing­ton, but for Kemp, it was as good as win­ning.

“I watched it from the sad­dling en­clo­sure and I thought she might have run third, so get­ting the sec­ond was a pleas­ant sur­prise,” he said.

“We brought her down here in Fe­bru­ary so we knew she’s got no trou­bles with the track and hav­ing run well we will stick with the plan to go to the Tristarc and then hope­fully into the Myer.

“If she doesn’t make the field for that race we can run in a 1400m mares race on Cup day.”

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