She might be one of, if not, the best sprinting 3YO filly in Australia, but the exciting KISUKANO may not come south to Sydney because she has a mind of her own.
She took forever to be loaded at Eagle Farm today for her assignment over 1200m, but when she did, wow!
Kisukano (Bel Esprit-Kiss For Gran) took her record to 5 wins from 7 starts after just destroying a nice bunch of 3YO fillies.
“She makes you want to get up in the morning,” said her trainer Mick Nolan. “But she is a major headache too on race day. I just don’t know why she doesn’t want to load. I don’t know what to do, but I can tell you this: she is very, very good.”
We all knew that the day she ran down the wonder 3YO Rothfire as 2YOs in a $500,000 race back in March. She is, to this day, the only horse that has beaten him.
Nolan said plans are up in the air for the filly who is by the same stallion as the freak Black Caviar.
“I’d like to go to Sydney because I know she would measure up there against the best of them, but it’s a long way to go if she is just going to be scratched at the barrier.
“So I’ll go and have a drink at the bar, and figure out what to do. Maybe send her to the paddock and hope she matures, then bring her back for our summer season.
“We have good races here in summer.”
Apprentice rider Alex Patis had the sit on her today and she was beaming as she dismounted.
“Wow, when she just goes at the top of the straight it is an amazing feeling. The faster she goes the better her action feels and I was smiling as we turned for home.
“It’s an absolute honour to ride a horse this good.”