After a very promising debut preparation, Team Edmonds have sent KING KAPA to the paddock to freshen him up ahead of a spring campaign.

An eye-catching maiden win at Grafton was followed by a highly encouraging fourth at Doomben last Saturday, when he took the leap to Group 2 company in his long stride and didn’t look out of place against some of the country’s leading two-year-old talent.

The wide barrier probably cost our Capitalist colt a top three finish, but almost $30,000 in prizemoney from his first two career starts is still a very handy return for our partners.

With limited options left for him in the coming weeks, Toby and Trent Edmonds decided to pull the pin on this prep and send him for a spell, with a view to bringing the King back into work as a stronger, more mature three-year-old.

“He’s done a very good job this preparation,” said Toby.

“There probably aren’t too many suitable races for him, plus he needs a bit more time anyway.

“A four-to-six week break will do him the world of good. We will bring him back for the spring plus he’s Magic Millions qualified, so he will have a chance to head towards the three-year-old race next year.

"He looks a nice colt going forward, so we’ll give him the time he needs to develop and he’ll be better for it.”

Given how well Capitalist’s progeny have performed this season, we’re excited about what the future might hold for King Kapa and we’re already looking forward to seeing him in the spring.