By Brad Gray
At Warwick Farm
How many gears did Glyn Schofield still have up his sleeve with Kementari?
“I only used a few of them,” Schofield replied.
Kementari proved far too good at the finish
He had just guided the Godolphin-trained colt to a crushing 2.8 length victory in the $150,000 G3 Aquis Farm Eskimo Prince Stakes (1200m) at Warwick Farm.
“He is certainly impressive to ride. His trial allowed me to ride him that way because he felt so good in his trial but they have to reproduce it on race day which he did,” said Schofield.
“He was all in my hands, all there. He had a bit of a look once he hit the front – he probably got there too soon but it was effortless really.
“He had the writing on the wall in the autumn. He was probably unlucky in one or two big races. The exciting part is that he coming off one soft trial while the others are rock-hard fit. There is a lot to like about every aspect of the run. He’s the one all the colts have got to beat.”
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Godolphin stable representative Darren Beadman said Kementari, whose black coat made him a stand out in the mounting yard, has a certain “awe about him.”
“What really showed today was his class and acceleration, the way he was able to put away some pretty nice horses,” Beadman gushed.
“He has got an extremely bright future and from day one he has impressed us in everything he has done. He has been treated with kid gloves all the way through.”
The G1 Randwick Guineas looks an obvious target but Beadman said there are plenty of options over the autumn for the three-year-old.