Superstar trainer Charlie Appleby confirmed after his exciting young stayer KEMARI (Dubawi) – who was bred by Luca Cumani -may well come to Melbourne this year for the Melbourne Cup.
And after he won the Queen’s Vase at Royal Ascot last night showing a stunning turn of foot late in the 2834m race, he now looks like a superb lightweight hope.
“He’s a lovely horse,” said Appleby, “And he’s getting better all the time.
“He may well develop into a Cups horse – is the Melbourne cup this year too soon, we’ll see but he is a very strong stayer and a straight forward horse.”
Amazingly this was just Kemari’s 4th race start and second win.
Kemari is owned by Godolphin.
He comfortably beat the highly touted Ballydoyle stayer Wordsworth by nearly 2 lengths and had his measure all the way down the long Ascot straight.
Stowell was 3rd and Benaud flashed home for 4th.
He, Benaud, also looks a superb 2021 Melbourne Cup type after coming from last on the bend in a slowly run race.
Plus, being by Australia, someone should buy him as he is named after one of our icons, Richie Benaud.