Kemp-Trained Filly One Of 23 Nominations For Group Three Race

Toowoomba trainer Kevin Kemp has always held Daybreak Lover (Listed, 1400m) winner Sold For Song (Collate) in high regard and plans to back up the three-year-old filly in the Sunshine Coast Guineas (Gr 3, 1600m) on Saturday.

Sold For Song, a $2,500 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale Book Three purchase, is one of 23 nominations for the Group Three three-year-old race at the Sunshine Coast this weekend.

Among her possible rivals is C S Hayes Stakes (Gr 3, 1400m) winner Tivaci (High Chaparral), Queensland Guineas (Gr 2, 1600m) fourth placegetter High Spirit (High Chaparral), Victorian filly Fife (Starcraft) and the David Murphy-trained Shotacross The Bow (Rothesay) who finished sixth in the Daybreak Lover.

Kemp told ANZ Bloodstock News yesterday that Sold For Song was on track to return to the races seven days after her Daybreak Lover victory, her third win in eight starts and second at Listed level.

“She won’t back up if she’s not 100 per cent on Wednesday, but at the moment she is 100 per cent,” Kemp said.

“Someone said you’re mad backing her up, and I might be, but she’d be in the top few chances (on Saturday). I know if it was two weeks between runs it might be more ideal, but if she continues to hold her condition how she has (then I will run her).”

When Sold For Song was put into work, Kemp said it was evident the young filly possessed more than her fair share of ability, going on to win on debut at $21 at the Sunshine Coast before winning the Gold Edition Plate (Listed, 1200m) at Doomben last December at just her third start.

“We didn’t have any concerns (about her ability) right from her first gallop,” Kemp said.

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