Queensland trainer Kevin Kemp has chosen to forgive and forget Sold For Song’s unplaced run in the Tristarc Stakes preferring to concentrate on her sterling effort at Flemington.
Sold For Song has had two starts in Melbourne for a nose second to Keen Array in the Group Two Gilgai Stakes on October 7 before she ran 12th of 14 in the Tristarc (1400m) at Caulfield two weeks later.
Kemp, who trains at Toowoomba, has decided to ignore the Caulfield form and look at the Flemington run as a guide to Sold For Song’s chances in Saturday’s Group Two TAB Stakes.
“Did we run at Caulfield? I have erased it from my memory banks,” Kemp said.
“Her run in the Gilgai was very good at the 1200 metres up the straight. The Flemington race will suit.
“There is a fillies and mares race at the Sandown Classic meeting so I could stay for that. But at this stage we will come home after Flemington.”
Kemp was in Melbourne on Saturday morning to watch Sold For Song work before flying back to Brisbane to supervise his Doomben runners.
“She did work well and she hasn’t taken any harm from her two runs,” Kemp said.
The mare is one of 23 entries for Saturday’s sprint with Keen Array among the nominations which are headed by 2016 Newmarket Handicap winner The Quarterback.
Sold For Song cost $2500 as a yearling and has returned $479,000 prize money.
“It means we will probably get into just about anything in the autumn or winter carnivals. She really has been good for us,” Kemp said.