Sir Monash Stakes 2015: Lloyd Kennewell suggests Lord Of The Sky is vulnerable again   Leave a comment

Sir Monash Stakes 2015: Lloyd Kennewell suggests Lord Of The Sky is vulnerable again

Last July at Caulfield, Lord Of The Sky started $1.40 favourite in the Bletchingly Stakes and Kennewell produced Thiamandi at $19 to win.

Joe Bowditch partners Heart Of A Lion to victory at Morphettville. The combination is at

Joe Bowditch partners Heart Of A Lion to victory at Morphettville. The combination is at Caulfield on Saturday. Picture: Tom Huntley Source: News Corp Australia

LLOYD Kennewell knows what it takes to defeat Lord Of The Sky when he is an odds-on favourite.

And Kennewell can see it happening again in Saturday’s 1100m Sir John ­Monash Stakes at Caulfield with his sprinter Heart Of A Lion.

“I think Heart Of A Lion is going better than Thiamandi was on that occasion,” Kennewell said yesterday.

He said $1.85 favourite Lord Of The Sky was again vulnerable.

“He’s way under the odds and he’s there to be beaten again,’’ the Adelaide trainer said. “He’s first-up and he’s drawn barrier 11. There’s going to be a stack of speed and he only knows one way. Also he hasn’t won for a year.”

Winning hasn’t been a problem for Heart Of A Lion, a $13 chance. He has won four out of his past five starts in Adelaide and was unlucky on the other occasion, finishing third.

Lord Of The Sky needs to get over the line on Saturday or questioned will be asked. Pictu

Lord Of The Sky needs to get over the line on Saturday or questioned will be asked. Picture: Getty Images Source: Getty Images

“This is the race I’ve had in mind for some time with Heart Of A Lion. He’s fit and he ­deserves his opportunity in a Group 3 race,” Kennewell said.

He accepted with Heart Of A Lion at Moonee Valley a fortnight ago in a 1200m race but elected to stay in Adelaide and win over 1100m.

“He found the line really well. Running in the Sir John Monash over 1100m was part of the thinking of why we stayed at home,” he said.

Two weeks ago Heart Of A Lion sat second in the run but Kennewell can’t see that ­happening on Saturday.

“There’s going to be a lot of action upfront so he’ll lob just off the speed,’’ he said. “The tempo will be strong and he’s a charge-to-the-line horse.”

Stable jockey Joe Bowditch has given up a full book in Adelaide to ride Heart Of A Lion.

Kennewell said Heart Of A Lion boasted strong form, having defeated stakes performer Karacatis last start.

michael.manley@news.com.au

Originally published as Kennewell plots course to bring undone LOTS

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Posted July 3, 2015 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

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