KING KAPA came through a trial on the synthetic track at Warwick Farm in good order, with the son of Capitalist set to kick off his winter campaign on Easter Monday.
The King was ridden by man-of-the-moment Nash Rawiller in the 800m hitout on Monday morning, and whilst he wasn’t suited by the muddling tempo of the trial, both jockey and trainer Joe Pride were satisfied with the performance.
“He was very deep on the track, but I thought I’d leave him out there to help with his education,” said Rawiller.
“There wasn’t much speed on and they dashed home, whereas he probably needs to build into it so he wasn’t suited to the sit-and-sprint tempo. He could be a really nice seven furlong horse in time, because he was strong late and hit the line nicely.”
Pride has targeted Easter Monday's meeting at Warwick Farm for KING KAPA's return to the races.
“He’s lightly raced and we’re still learning about the horse,” said Pride.
“We’ll look to kick him off next week .... and overall we’re very happy with how he’s progressing.”
KING KAPA is yet to show his very best form since heading south to Sydney, but there’s no doubting his potential and we’re really excited to see what he can do this preparation.