Golden Slipper winner Kiamichi is set to take on the older mares when she lines up for the first time as a three year old in the Group 3 $160,000 Toy Show Quality (1100m) at Randwick on Saturday.
Kiamichi was voted New South Wales two year old of the year following her win in the Group 1 $3.5m Longines Golden Slipper (1200m) at Rosehill during the 2019 Sydney Autumn Carnival and trainer James Cummings is hoping for a top performance as she kicks off her 2019 Spring Carnival campaign.
Cummings said that Kiamichi is not fully wound up for the Toy Show Quality against the fillies and the mares and is expecting a lot a improvement from the filly as she goes deeper into her campaign.
“Kiamichi is by no means at her best first-up and it would require no small feat to get up and beat the older mares so early in the spring,” Cummings said.
“We don’t expect her to have her preferred soft ground, but I appreciate that this filly is capable of improving into her campaign.”
Kerrin McEvoy will be having his first race day ride on Kiamichi who has drawn barrier eight in the fourteen horse Toy Show Quality field and Cummings will also saddle up five year old mare Soothing who will jump from gate five with Kathy O’Hara in the saddle.
Kiamichi is marked as the $5.50 second favourite with Ladbrokes.com.au for the Toy Show Quality behind the $4.40 favourite Mizzy who is trained by James Cummings’ father Anthony while Soothing is listed at $6.50.
Tommy Berry takes the ride on Mizzy who has drawn nicely at gate three.
Betting for the Toy Show Quality at Ladbrokes.com.au: $4.40 Mizzy, $5.50 Kiamichi, $6 Notation, $6.50 Soothing, $9 Meryl, $12 Dyslexic, Into The Abyss, Tell Me, $13 Agent Pippa, $20 Alassio, $21 Brook Magic, $34 My Xpression, $61 Split Up, Goldfinch.