Kallos causes Rubiton Stakes boilover

Kallos ridden by Blake Shinn returns to the mounting yard after winning the Rubiton Stakes at Caulfield. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Racing Photos)

High-quality performer Kallos secured a spot in the esteemed Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m), making a remarkable comeback from a 23-week hiatus to triumph in the $300,000 Group 2 Rubiton Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield on Saturday.

Under the skilful guidance of jockey Blake Shinn, riding for trainer James Cummings, Kalios made a decisive move down the centre of the track, clinching victory by a length over the short-priced favourite Asfoora (-133.33), with stablemate Zapateo (+750) finishing a long head back in third.

Boasting his fourth stakes success, Kallos now boasts a record of seven wins, two seconds, and a third from 19 starts, accumulating earnings of $797,205.

2024 Group 2 Rubiton Stakes Replay – Kallos

Stable representative Nacim Dilmi shed light on the challenges Kallos faced, stating, “He’s had a few things wrong; we’ve had to put a tongue tie on him and all kinds of other gear, but it was good to see him win the way he did today.”

“He’s been in a better mental state at this stage, had a nice training session at Osborne Park, and arrived here a few days ago.

“It was great to see him back in the winner’s enclosure.”

“The way he’s done it today, it took him a while to get into gear, he was strong late.

“I wouldn’t be surprised if we saw him again in two weeks (Oakleigh Plate).”

Following his first-up win, Kallos is now a +1000 chance for the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate with leading horse racing bookmakers.

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