KING KAPA kicks off the weekend’s action for our partners tonight when he steps out at Canterbury for his second start under Joe Pride.
After missing the kick at his debut for the stable in an 1100m race at Canterbury last month, the King returns to the same track and distance in tonight’s $50,000 contest.
Multiple Group 1-winning jockey Nash Rawiller takes the ride for the first time and with the field decimated by scratchings due to the wet weather in Sydney, KING KAPA will face just five rivals.
Having backed him into favouritism from an opening quote of $4.20, the punters clearly agree with Pride’s assessment that our boy should take a power of beating tonight despite the wet track.
“I’m keen to run him even though it’s going to be a wet track, with the rain predicted here we’re probably looking at wet tracks for the next week and we need to test him out in those conditions at some point anyway,” said Pride.
“I’m hopeful he’ll handle it because he’s fit enough, plus it’s a fast-draining track at Canterbury so you won’t find a better surface in Sydney when it’s wet.
“There’s plenty of speed in the race, we could potentially lead but I won’t be burdening Nash with too many instructions. He’ll be somewhere in the first two or three from that gate and I think he’ll be hard to beat, some of the other horses in the race are exposed whereas this horse has got a good level of progression in him.
“We’re really happy with him and I’m sure he’ll run a great race if he handles the track.”
We wish our partners the best of luck.