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Kementari RGuineasKementari Resumes in Missile Stakes

Exciting four-year-old Kementari (Lonhro) will make his much-awaited return to the track this Saturday in the A$150,000 Missile Stakes at Randwick and will be a warm favourite to make it a winning one. Providing he performs up to the expectation of his connections, the half-brother to Westbury Stud sire Telperion will be in line for a start in the A$13,000,000 The Everest and will be keenly sought after among the remaining slot holders to run in the race.

Kementari was in dynamic form in the autumn, winning the Randwick Guineas Gr.1 and the Hobartville Stakes Gr.2 after winning the Group 3 Eskimo Prince Stakes earlier. The form lines through Kementari stack up exceptionally well having beaten The Everest favourite Trapeze Artist at each of the meetings, while tomorrow’s second favourite Pierata finished second to Kementari in both the Hobartville and the Randwick Guineas.

Trainer James Cummings has given Kementari two trials coming into his first up outing with the son of Lonhro impressing as he made ground strongly in both trials without ever being extended. Kementari will be reunited with Glynn Scofield tomorrow who has an unbeaten record on the impressive black entire, having had three rides on the colt as a three-year-old for three wins.

The field opposing Kementari tomorrow is of the highest level and could easily be regarded as a Group 1 field with the likes of Music Magnate, Pierata, She Will Reign, Showtime, and Egyptian Symbol set to run. Music Magnate will be having his first start back since his Dubai trip earlier in the year, and the Westbury-bred gelding showed he was in good shape winning two trials last month and there is no doubt that Warwick Farm conditioner Bjorn Baker will have him stripped fit and ready to go for his first up run.

To watch Music Magnate’s trial, click on the link below.

 Pictured: Kementari

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