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10 February 2018 Guineas campaign underway for Kementari

A new Classic campaign took shape for Godolphin colt Kementari with his resounding victory in the G3 Eskimo Prince Stakes at Warwick Farm on Satruday, 10 February.

The runner-up in last spring’s G1 Caulfield Guineas, the son of Lonhro will now proceed to next month’s G1 Randwick Guineas in Sydney.

Kementari had established himself among Australia’s best three-year-olds of last spring, and his latest win over the highly-regarded Siege Of Quebec showed he had returned to racing in the same vein, and perhaps even better.

Given a conservative ride by Glyn Schofield, Kementari was positioned behind the leaders on the fence, conceding a two-length start to his main rival at the 300m. Once clear, Kementari reeled in Seige Of Quebec and went to the line untouched to win by two and three-quarter lengths.

Kementari is a half-brother to the Stakes winner Telperion, out of the winning Redoute’s Choice mare Yavanna. Yavanna’s dam Wild Queen was a G3 winner and one of three Stakes winners produced by Kementari’s third dam Crowning Jewel (Bletchingly).

The victory made him Lonhro’s 71st Stakes winner.

Lonhro stands at Kelvinside, NSW, at a fee of A$66,000 including GST.

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