Viddora set to peak at Everest
DUAL Group 1-winning sprinter Viddora is primed for her “hit and run” mission to chase part of the $13 million booty on offer at in today’s Everest at Randwick.
Trainer Lloyd Kennewell said his mare was in great shape ahead of the richest turf race in the world, following a strong hitout at Caulfield on Tuesday morning. The laststart winner of the Group 1 Moir Stakes headed to Sydney on Thursday night, and will return home tomorrow, with Kennewell buoyant about her chances in the biggest race of their lives to date.
“I prepped her for the Moir because last year we did the same, and the natural progression from that was that if she did really well, we were hoping to get one of those last (Everest) slots,” Kennewell said.
“Her work (on Tuesday) was really, really good. It was ideal preparation work.
“It was nearly a clone of what she did at the Valley before the Moir, and Joey (Bowditch) was really excited by it.”
Viddora is a $17 chance for the Everest and will jump from barrier 12, with Kennewell confident his six-year-old can run a big race in a very open affair.
“Has anyone seen a sprint race this good where it is possibly going to end up being 10-1 the field?” he said.
“There looks to be great speed in the race, which is probably a real positive for us, and we have got one of the horses going in with red-hot form.”