After what was undoubtedly his best display since heading south to Sydney, KING KAPA will look to carry the momentum from his Scone run into next Saturday’s Randwick meeting.

Despite again finding a heavy track which took some of the sting out of his speedy turn of foot, KING KAPA battled bravely to the line but just went under by a neck to the race favourite.

Despite his narrow defeat in the Class 1 Handicap under the wizard Willie Pike, trainer Joe Pride was understandably delighted that the son of Capitalist had bounced back to form.

“He came out of the run in very good order,” said Pride.

“We’re on the right path with him, he’s still a young horse and is only lightly-raced. We’ll be guided by the weather with him, we know we don’t want to run him on another heavy track if we can avoid it. There is more rain forecast for Sydney next week, but hopefully we escape the worst of it.

“There’s also a 1200-metre Class 1 at Gosford next week which could suit, but my preference would be to take him to Randwick so we’ll just wait and see how the next few days go before making a final decision.”

Hopefully the Pride team has now found the key to unlocking his talent, fingers crossed our partners can get another win on the board wherever the King heads.