KING KAPA moved one step closer to a racetrack return after cruising in his trial under a tight hold at Warwick Farm this morning.

Our exciting son of Capitalist was steered to victory on his home track by Sam Clipperton, who was glowing in his assessment after the trial.

“He’s a lovely horse, and he’s clearly got some gears,” said Clipperton.

“He jumped quickly, got straight into the bridle and sat off the leader very well. He wanted to hang a little bit coming round the corner, but once I pulled my whip through my left hand he balanced and straightened up very nicely. He’s clearly very talented, and I’d say he’s now ready to go.”

It was King Kapa’s second official trial for new trainer Joe Pride, who knows a thing or two about fast horses having turned his Everest contender Eduardo into one of the country’s best sprinters with two Group 1s to his name.

With only two starts in the form guide, KING KAPA perhaps isn’t on the radar of Everest slot holders just yet but we’re still excited to see him get back to the races in the very near future.