Magic Millions berth on the line for Kemp duo at Doomben
PLANS to contest Magic Millions races go on the line at Doomben tomorrow for Toowoomba trainer Kevin Kemps duo of Sold For Song and Plumaro.
Kemp is looking towards the Magic Millions Cup for Sold for Song and the Guineas Plumaro
their first steps towards those features starts at Doomben tomorrow when they contest the Listed Brisbane Handicap (1600m) and Listed Just Now Quality (1350m) respectively.
Sold For Song has been very good in placing at her past two starts and is looking to end an 896 day absence from the winners’ circle.
“She found line nicely last start at the end of 1350m so I think the mile could be really good for her,” Kemp said
“She was a little bit unlucky when blocked for a run in the straight.
“I think if you that race five times you would get five different winners.”
Prior to her third in the Recognition Stakes, Sold For Song failed in three runs on rain affected tracks before a half-length second at the Sunshine Coast when back on a dry surface.
“I think she really likes the firm tracks now,” he said.
“Her last two starts have been on firm and she has only a half-length from the winner.”
Three-year-old filly Plumaro takes on the older mares for the first time tomorrow but Kemp believes this is a more suitable assignment than other options.
“It’s always challenge taking on the older mares but to be fair to her, I thought 1200m around Doomben in the Mode Stakes last week or Gold Edition next week wouldn’t have be to her advantage chasing those fast fillies,” he said.
“I wouldn’t mind taking them on in the Guineas over 1400m around
“I think that will be a completely different scenario.”
Plumaro showed she was of the best two-year-old fillies in Queensland two wins and two seconds in the first four starts before tacking Group 2 Sires’ Produce and
1 J.J Atkins Stakes. Despite finishing midfield, Kemp was thrilled by her efforts against the likes of The Autumn Sun, Lean Mean Machine and Zousain.
“She was less than four lengths from the winner both times and against those horses, she held her head up high.”
Despite the challenges the pair face, Kemp is confident they will more than hold their own this weekend.
Plumaro and stablemate Sold For Song are being tested for a Magic Millions start at Doomben tomorrow.