|Kilmore Cup Day 2023
|Kilmore Racing Club – East St, Kilmore VIC 3764
|Sunday, November 26, 2023
Feature racing in Victoria heads to Kilmore on Sunday afternoon with the Listed Kilmore Cup (1600m) taking top billing on the nine-race meeting. With rain forecast over the weekend, expect a Soft track that could slide into the Heavy range as the day goes on. The rail sticks in the true position, with the action commencing at 1:10pm AEDT.
Kilmore Cup Top Tip: Keats
Keats was tipped as a big chance in the Listed Kilmore Cup last year before the meeting was abandoned, and the Gavin Bedggood-trainer runner is looking to add the title to his mantlepiece 12 months on. The seven-year-old gelding was only run down late in the Listed Sale Cup (1600m) first-up, finding the in-form Maktoob a touch too strong for him late. He gets the conditions to suit on Sunday and maps to gain a relatively uncontested lead from barrier one. Under a well-rated steer from Beau Mertens, Keats should prove too hard to run down in the 2023 Kilmore Cup.
Race 8 –
7yo Gelding | T: Gavin Bedggood | J: Beau Mertens (54kg)
Best Bet at Kilmore: Ginger ‘N’ Pink
Ginger ‘N’ Pink from the Peter Moody & Katherine Coleman barn has always been blessed with ability but has failed to put it all together on race day. With two minor placings to her name as a juvenile, the Zoustar filly is set to have her first start as a three-year-old. She has a quiet Pakenham jumpout under her belt leading into her return to the track, but the stable seems to have found the right maiden for this girl. Thomas Stockdale will likely have her in the second half of the field, but if she can gain a nice tow into the race, Ginger ‘N’ Pink should prove tough to hold out.
Race 2 –
3yo Filly | T: Peter Moody & Katherine Coleman | J: Thomas Stockdale (56kg)
Next Best at Kilmore: Staunch
Despite finishing eighth upon return at Geelong, Staunch put in an eye-catching finish over 1400m to suggest the step up to the 1600m second-up should be ideal. He was only beaten 2.15 lengths and made up good ground inside the final furlong. Daniel Stackhouse will have him settled in a striking position just off the speed, where he should have favourite Simeon in his sights at all times. With a well-timed finishing burst, Staunch should have no issue in blousing the leaders and bringing up an overdue win.
Race 5 –
5yo Gelding | T: Matt Laurie | J: Daniel Stackhouse (60.5kg)
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Sunday, November 26, 2023