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Flashy four year old Kementari can prove his credentials for The Everest with a win in the Group 2 $200,000 Mostyn Copper Group Missile Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on Saturday.

Glyn Schofield will ride Kementari, above, in the Missile Stakes at Randwick. Photo by Steve Hart.

Glyn Schofield will ride Kementari, above, in the Missile Stakes at Randwick. Photo by Steve Hart.

Jockey Glyn Schofield will be trying to keep a perfect record on Kementari in the Missile Stakes and said that the James Cummings trained stallion wouldn’t be out of place if he was to secure a slot in the $13m The Everest (1200m) at Randwick on October 13.

“I’d be keen to ride him anywhere,’’ Schofield told Racing New South Wales News Desk.

“He’s filled me with a lot of confidence every time I’ve ridden him so I’ll ride him wherever he goes so long as they want me.

“James (Cummings) has spoken about (The Everest) openly, he hasn’t secured himself a spot at the moment but there’s a fair way to go and things can change.

“He’d give the race a lot more panache without doubt.’’

Schofield has ridden Kementari three times for three wins during the 2018 Sydney Autumn Carnival in the Group 3 $150,000 Aquis Farm Eskimo Prince Stakes (1200m) at Warwick Farm, the Group 2 $400,000 Hobartville Stakes (1400m) at Rosehill and in the Group 1 $1m Mostyn Copper Group Randwick Guineas (1600m) at Randwick.

Kementari then took on the older gallopers with Brenton Avdulla in the saddle for a third in the Group 1 $1m The Agency George Ryder Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill and a tenth in the Group 1 $3m The Star Doncaster Mile (1600m) at Randwick.

Kementari has drawn barrier four in the final ten horse field for the Missile Stakes.

Pierata was runner up to Kementari in the Hobartville Stakes and in the Randwick Guineas and will be clashing with the Lonhro stallion again in the Missile Stakes.

James McDonald will be having his first race ride on Pierata who has drawn in the second half of the field at barrier eight.

Trainer Gary Portelli’s 2017 Golden Slipper winner She Will Reign has drawn the rails in the Missile Stakes with Kerrin McEvoy back in the saddle again after the pair combined for a win in the Group 1 $500,000 Charter Keck Cramer Moir Stakes (1000m) at The Valley during the 2017 Melbourne Spring Carnival.

She Will Reign is undefeated from four first up runs which includes the Moir Stakes win as well as her win in the $250,000 Inglis Sprint (1100m) at Warwick Farm at the beginning of her 2018 Autumn Carnival campaign.

Warwick Farm trainer Bjorn Baker will saddle two runners in the Missile Stakes, Music Magnate (Hugh Bowman, barrier 7) and Egyptian Symbol (Jason Collett, barrier 2) while the Mark Newnham trained Lanciato will jump from the outside gate with Rachel King in the saddle.

Final field for the 2018 Missile Stakes (1200m)

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 50100x1x0x MUSIC MAGNATE (NZ) Bjorn Baker Hugh Bowman 7 58.5kg 111
2 320x11130x KEMENTARI James Cummings Glyn Schofield 4 58.5kg 109
3 510x23723x SHOWTIME Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 6 58.5kg 106
4 37x121122x PIERATA Gregory Hickman James McDonald 8 58.5kg 105
5 34430×5104 THE MONSTAR Brett Cavanough Tye Angland 3 58.5kg 104
6 1x1x31117x LANCIATO (NZ) Mark Newnham Ms Rachel King 10 58.5kg 103
7 400x78056x TAKEDOWN Gary Moore Tim Clark 9 58.5kg 103
8 01Dx0230x9 BOSS LANE Ron Quinton Andrew Adkins 5 58.5kg 101
9 1x10x1085x SHE WILL REIGN Gary Portelli Kerrin McEvoy 1 56.5kg 108
10 5278x1327x EGYPTIAN SYMBOL Bjorn Baker Jason Collett 2 56.5kg 103

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Mark Mazzaglia

Mark is a passionate journalist with a life-time involvement in the racing industry. He spent many years as an analyst and form expert at the Courier Mail and also has hands-on experience working with some of Queensland’s top trainers.