Christmas is just around the corner, but before then we have plenty of lobster to eat after many profitable days leading up to the festive period. Our run came to a stop at two on Tuesday when our best bet of the day, Ashtrain, had to settle for second at Wangaratta, but it sort of summed up November on the punt: ordinary.
Anyway, the field for the final local Group 1 of the year has been released, the Everest winner will have his first trial in Hong Kong, and a Sandown Guineas winner has been sold to Hong Kong in what has been a busy 24 hours in horse racing.
Capacity field for 2020 Kingston Town Classic
Let’s be honest, 2020 has been a pretty shit year. The one thing that has kept most of us going has been the racing, and our final Group 1 of the year – the Kingston Town Classic – will take place on the last day of the Ascot Racing Carnival this Saturday. The winner of the Railway Stakes, Inspirational Girl, will look to become only the fourth horse to do the Railway/Kingston Town double. If she does so, Western Australia will have managed a clean sweep of the feature races this carnival. The barrier draw for the Kingston Classic will take place on Wednesday afternoon, and if Inspirational Girl draws a nice gate, the team at Punt Drunk will be loading up and looking for some good lobster to eat on Saturday night.
Classique Legend to step out in Hong Kong
In the lead up to the Hong Kong Sprint on December 13, the 2020 TAB Everest winner, Classique Legend, will step out at Sha Tin for the first time for trainer Casper Fownes. The superstar sprinter is an odds-on favourite for the featured sprint on Hong Kong’s big day of racing and will look to prove his move to Asia was worthwhile.
Allibor off to Hong Kong
In what seemed a pretty straightforward decision for connections, Allibor was sold to Hong Kong after his win in the Group 2 Sandown Guineas three weeks ago. When you get offered seven figures for a horse who won a glorified BM64 last start, you’d be silly not to take it. In fairness, he does look like he will improve, but it takes a lot of balls to put down that sort of money based off the form he’s shown.