Kennewell on track to claim first Group 1 win with Viddora
TRAINER Lloyd Kennewell is confident stable star Viddora primed for her first-up tilt at the Group 1 Moir Stakes (1000m) Moonee Valley tonight as she bids to go one better than last year in the weight-for-age sprint.
Viddora was taken to Moonee Valley for a solo workout on Monday morning and did everything Kennewell wanted to see building up to tonight’s assignment.
“I think she’s in really good order and ticked every box for mine up until now,” Kennewell said.
“I’m just hoping she has a smooth lead-up into the race and whatever happens, happens but I think she’ll be right in thick of things.”
She could give Kennewell his first Group 1 win since setting up a Melbourne base at Caulfield at the start of this season.
“It was one those things, obviously the photo didn’t go our way last year but I think she’s pretty similar to last year,” he said.
“She’s in super condition and you can’t leave any stone unturned for a Group 1 when you’ve got a horse that loves winning first-up. We’re going in as good as we can.”
With plenty of pace expected in the Moir, Kennewell is hoping Viddora can have a trouble-free run and finish powerfully.
“We know that there’s plenty of horses in there with of speed so it’s just a matter us hopefully drawing reasonably nice barrier, getting as good a run as possible and having no bad luck,” he said.
“And I think she’ll be right in the finish.
“It’s going to be a very exciting race.”
Viddora is primed for tonight’s Moir Stakes at Moonee Valley.