Kentucky Breeze's in at The Valley

 

Kentucky Breeze was back to his best at Moonee Valley on Saturday, winning the last race easily over 2040m against a pretty handy field including second placegetter Charossa, who was aiming for four wins in a row.

His trainer Levi Kavanagh couldn’t be happier with how the now six-year-old is going this preparation and praised jockey Brett Prebble for riding him perfectly.

“The step up in distance was perfect for him today, as was the light weight. Brett busted himself to ride the weight and thankfully it paid off, said Levi.

“He rode him perfectly, got him in a good spot and judged the pace really well.”

“It was always my goal to have him back early this campaign, win some races to lift his rating and get him out to see if he could run a strong 2000m which he did.”

“He has not been without his issues, but his last few runs have been fantastic.”

Brett Prebble claimed riding honours at The Valley with a double, also taking out Race 4 earlier in the day aboard hot favourite Algadon Miss. A delighted Prebble punched the air as Kentucky Breeze passed the winning post (resulting in a careless riding suspensions).

“It’s exciting and I’m wrapped for Levi, they have been good supporters of me and it’s good to get a winner on a Saturday for them,” said Prebble.

“Today we had a pretty cushy ran, we were three-deep at times, but he is tough and courageous. 2000 metres I think is maybe all he needs, but that’s all we needed today.”

“It was a (competitive race on paper), Levi asked me to press hard to ride 54, I’ve taken it easy on the diet, so I had to strip it a bit and it was worth it.”

Kentucky Breeze has pulled up well, at this stage is likely to head back to the The Valley in a fortnight over a similar trip.

 

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