2016 Gold Coast Guineas Ideal for Sold For Song

May 5th, 2016

Trainer Kevin Kemp is confident stable star Sold For Song will continue her impressive run of form with a big performance in Saturday’s 2016 Group 3 Gold Coast Guineas (1200m).

Trainer Kevin Kemp is thrilled with Sold For Song ahead of Saturday's 2016 Gold Coast Guineas. Photo: Steve Hart

Trainer Kevin Kemp is thrilled with Sold For Song ahead of Saturday’s 2016 Gold Coast Guineas. Photo: Steve Hart

Sold For Song has only made four competitive appearances at the races through her short career so far, but has more than announced herself as a serious Winter Carnival prospect in posting two impressive wins and two close second-place finishes.

Having returned to racing for second behind Devine Centuri in the Listed Mick Dittman Plate (1000m) on the Sunshine Coast on April 23rd, Kemp told AAP he has been thrilled with the condition taken by the Collate filly in recent weeks and is confident she will be tough to beat in the 2016 Gold Coast Guineas.

“I wasn’t shaking before the race but I was afterwards. It was a fantastic run and she showed she had matured a lot for her spell,” Kemp said.

Apprentice hoop Luke Dittman took the ride on Sold For Song in the Mick Dittman Plate is confident a step-up in distance will mean the difference in a return to the winner’s circle in the 2016 Gold Coast Guineas.

“She is a very nice filly and the 1200 metres should suit her much better,” Dittman said.

Sold For Song debuted to racing for an impressive win in a Sunshine Coast minor over 1000m on November 8th, and after producing an impressive late turn of foot to finish a close second in the Mittys Handicap (1110m) on November 28th, made a successful transition to black type racing with success in the Listed Gold Edition Plate (1200m) on December 12th.

Allocated the somewhat wide and awkward barrier 15, Sold For Song is currently available at 2016 Gold Coast Guineas odds of $11 for success with leading online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au.

Trainer Stuart Kendrick was understandably thrilled with Devine Centuri’s performance for success in the Mick Dittman Plate but is yet to confirm if the filly will take her position in the 2016 Gold Coast Guineas field after drawing the outside barrier.

“She showed what she can do with her win in the Mick Dittman and I believe she will be even better at 1200 metres and further,” Kendrick said.

“But barriers are very important and she is a go-forward horse.”

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