Culture Ready to Pop in 2012 Kingston Town Classic

November 30, 2012

Culture Ready to Pop in 2012 Kingston Town Classic

Local Ascot horseman Colin Webster is confident that a month long break between runs heading into Saturday week’s Kingston Town Classic 2012 will give his bonny mare Pop Culture the advantage she needs to be competitive in the Group 1 Perth Summer Racing Carnival feature.

The four-year-old daughter of Blackfriars boasts a consistent record of six wins and five minor placings from 14 starts to date but the $500,000 Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) at Ascot Racecourse on December 8 will be Pop Culture’s maiden elite level assignment.

She is however a dual stakes winner thanks to her success in the Listed 1000 Guineas (1800m) and the Group 3 WA Oaks (2400m) as a three-year-old back in the autumn.

Pop Culture has been up since late September and has won two of her four spring starts, most recently beating home Rosie Rocket and Moonlight Bay in the Listed Ascot Gold Cup (1800m) on November 10.

That race has proven form too with Rosie Rocket continuing on to finish a close third behind Mr Moet and Luckygray in the Group 1 Railway Stakes over the mile last Saturday while Moonlight Bay backed up and won the Listed Tattersall’s Cup (2100m) at the same meeting.

Given a short break after the Ascot Gold Cup to freshen up for the Kingston Town Classic, Pop Culture is reportedly in top form and ready to fire when she takes on the boys in the big one next weekend.

“She worked beautifully and I’m very happy with her progress,” Webster said earlier this week.

“She’s relished the ease-off from racing but has still done plenty of work.

“She’s very dour now. Even when she won over 1800, my only concern was it could be too short for her.

“That’s why I wanted her fresh for the Kingston Town.”

Latest Kingston Town Classic odds at the Aussie bookies are led by Luckygray ($2.70) who ran a brave second as the beaten favourite in the Railway Stakes last Saturday.

Pop Culture meanwhile is a $21 outsider in the current markets, a price sure to firm when the Kingston Town Classic field is released early next week.

Webster is also eyeing off the 2013 Perth Cup for Pop Culture with her Kingston Town performance to determine whether they press onto the $500,000 Group 2 feature over the mile and a half on New Year’s Day.

2013 Perth Cup nominations are due to be taken on December 11 and published right here at Races.com.au.

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