Brisbane Winter Carnival: Lloyd Kennewell hopes for change in fortunes at Doomben   Leave a comment

Brisbane Winter Carnival: Lloyd Kennewell hopes for change in fortunes at Doomben

Baligari wins at Morphettville. Picture: Atkins Photography

Baligari wins at Morphettville. Picture: Atkins Photography Source: Supplied

LLOYD Kennewell hopes to turn a luckless Adelaide Carnival into another successful Queensland raid with a big team of horses at Doomben on Saturday.

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The Kennewell stable has enjoyed plenty of success in the Sunshine State.

Conservatorium won the Eye Liner at Ipswich and Rialya the Group 3 Tatt’s Cup in 2013 before Deiheros claimed the $1 million Magic Millions Guineas on Gold Coast earlier this year.

The Morphettville trainer is resigned to missing a start in Saturday’s Group 1 Doomben 10,000 with Nite Rocker. But there’s some consolation in knowing the horse is a major player alongside Chris Waller’s Delectation in a Listed race earlier in the day.

Nite Rocker wins at Morphettville. Picture: Atkins Photography

Nite Rocker wins at Morphettville. Picture: Atkins Photography Source: Supplied

“Not many scratch out of a Group 1 race,’’ Kennewell said of Nite Rocker’s chances of sneaking a start in the $750,000 feature.

“In the race he’s in (the $100,000 Listed 1200m), it looks a two-horse race.’’

Kennewell’s mixed fortunes haven’t been restricted to Adelaide, with Baligari coming off a luckless Queensland debut a fortnight back.

“Baligari should have won, clearly,’’ he said.

Stepping beyond a mile for the first time in his 15-start career, a bold showing in the $125,000 Group 3 Premier’s Cup (2020m) will see the horse earn a tilt at next month’s Ipswich Cup.

“I always thought he’d be a nice miler,’’ Kennewell said.

“We’re heading into uncharted territory a little bit.

“At the same time it’s the perfect opportunity. With 54kg it gives him his chance.

“If all goes well we could head towards the Ipswich Cup.’’

Kennewell’s talented three-year-old pair Silent Whisper and Deiheros tackle the Group 3 Fred Best Classic, Silent Whisper unlucky not to win the William Hill Stakes at Morphettville last time out.

Deiheros wins the Magic Millions Guineas. Picture: Mike Batterham

Deiheros wins the Magic Millions Guineas. Picture: Mike Batterham Source: News Corp Australia

Kennewell said the horse was drawn perfectly for his first start racing in the clockwise direction.

“He’s drawn a good barrier if he can just hold a position, rather than get too far out of his ground. If he’s midfield somewhere he’ll go extremely well,’’ he said.

“He’s well suited at the distance and you couldn’t ask for a better draw having horses around him.

“I think he’ll be pretty hard to beat.’’

“Both him and Deiheros are going well and have live chances.

“They’re all competitive horses in the right races.’’

Originally published as Kennewell steps up Queensland campaign

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Posted May 22, 2015 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

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