On Saturday at Randwick Racecourse’s Royal Sovereign Stakes Day, improving five-year-old Kenny’s World claimed victory in the $125 000 Group 3 Jim Beam Southern Cross Stakes (formerly the Frederick Clissold Stakes).
Trained by Graeme Murray, Kenny’s World started at odds of $5.50 and had an impressive run from the barrier one in the 1200m sprint feature, defeating the race favourite Gai Waterhouse’s Dreamscape ($2.80) by a short neck with Geared Up ($7.50) a further half neck back for third.
It was a gallant run from the son of Kenny’s Best Pal, ridden by Corey Brown, as they made their move up the inside and were head to head with the early leaders at the 300m mark.
Reaching five across, it was a tough battle over the final metres with Kenny’s World holding on strong for the win, while others including eventual fourth placegetter Emperor Bonaparte lost speed and dropped back.
It was only an eight horse race following the scratching of Court, Lighthorseman and Prima Nova.
Kenny’s World has now won eight of his 20 career starts for over $445 000 in prizmoney and will continue on in the Listed and Group 3 status races for now.
2010 Southern Cross Stakes Results:
|Graeme Murray||Corey Brown|
|Gai Waterhouse||Blake Shinn|
|Joseph Pride||Tim Clark|
EMPEROR BONAPARTE (NZ)
|David Payne||Kerrin McEvoy|
PINS ON PARADE (NZ)
|Kris Lee||Tye Angland|
KEEPIN’ THE DREAM (NZ)
|J & G Lee||Jim Cassidy|
AT THE CREASE
|Graham Begg||Brenton Avdulla|
|Gary Portelli||Glyn Schofield|