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Kementari can justify high praise in Golden Rose Stakes

From Brian Ashfield.
August 2017.

The James Cummings trained colt Kementari is regarded as one of the leading two-year-olds in training this season and he has the opportunity to win the first Group One of his career in the Golden Rose Stakes next month when he steps up in class at Rosehill Racecourse in Sydney where he looks a good bet to come out on top.

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If you are having a punt on the leading two-year-old race or any other action from Australia, including daily meetings such as Scone, then Kementari is currently a top price of 8/1 on Oddchecker for the race and that looks good value as once the final declarations are in for the race, he is likely to be a lot shorter.

Kementari made his debut back in May at Canterbury Park. He ran very green on his debut, but connections were very pleased with his second-place finish behind a Darren Beadman-trained horse named Malahat. On his second outing at Randwick, the two-year-old was much more professional and he showed his class as he settled early and pulled away from the field in the closing stages to record a victory by four lengths. His owners Godolphin will already be planning some of the leading races for his age category at the back end of 2017, while they may also be looking to tackle some of the biggest in Europe for his three-year-old campaign.

One of the biggest dangers to Kementari's chances in the Golden Rose is likely to come from Catchy who is already a Group One winner after landing the Blue Diamond Stakes at Caulfield back in February. After that success, the two-year-old went into the Golden Slipper at Rosehill as one of the fancied runners, however, he was very disappointing as he finished last of 16 runners over the 1200m contest.

Invader is another Group One runner who is entered at Rosehill and has to be respected. This colt's biggest win so far came at Randwick in the Inglis Sires' where he got the better of Summer Passage in a close finish to the 1400m race.

It is Kementari though who gets the preference in this two-year-old race as he remains unexposed and, if you believe the talk coming out of the yard, he could be something special so the Golden Rose may be the first step towards proving that superiority.


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