Newitt Confident of Queen Elizabeth Chances on My Kingdom Of Fife

April 19, 2014

Newitt Confident of Queen Elizabeth Chances on My Kingdom Of Fife

Jockey Craig Newitt is confident the building form of veteran runner My Kingdom Of Fife will count for a lot in the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m), and is above all expecting a top 5 finish for the nine-year-old in this afternoon’s featured race.

Jockey Craig Newitt is confident of the chances of outsider My Kingdom Of Fife in today's featured Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes

Jockey Craig Newitt is confident of the chances of outsider My Kingdom Of Fife in today's featured Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes. Photo: Steve Hart

Having partnered the Kingmambo gelding to a mid-pack finish in last weekend’s Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m); his best result in three starts since returning from a two-and-a-half year injury break, Newitt told AAP trainer Chris Waller’s approach to this weekend’s race is sure to pay dividends for My Kingdom Of Fife.

“I’ll be disappointed if he doesn’t run in the top four or five” Newitt said.

“He is going well. He (Waller) has been soft on him because of his injuries and he is racing him into fitness.

“He’s had a couple of real hard runs on bog track now and I reckon he goes into the race spot-on, but out of form on paper.”

Amassing an impressive record of seven wins and ten places from 28 race starts to date, My Kingdom Of Fife began his racing career under the guidance of leading British trainer Sir Michael Stoute, unlucky not to claim a victory at the highest level of racing in 19 appearances.

Arriving in the care of Waller at the beginning of 2011, My Kingdom Of Fife contested an impressive run of three victories and one second over four race starts in a short autumn preparation; claiming the Group 3 Doncaster Prelude (1600m) before comfortably winning the 2011 edition of the Queen Elizabeth Stakes most notably.

Returning to racing in the spring of the same calendar, My Kingdom Of Fife appeared to be on track for another strong preparation; finishing second in the Group 2 Chelmsford Stakes (1600m) before seriously injuring a tendon when winning the Group 3 Craven Plate (2000m), forcing the talented gelding from the track.

Unable to figure when last in the Group 1 Canterbury Stakes (1300m) first-up this preparation, My Kingdom Of Fife could not match the pace of his rivals in the Group 1 George Ryder Stakes (1500m) on March 29th when finishing a disappointing 14th, however did appear to be benefitting from race fitness when finishing mid-pack in the Doncaster Mile last weekend.

Currently given little hope in betting markets for success in the 2014 Queen Elizabeth Stakes, My Kingdom Of Fife is offered at a particularly generous quote of $81.

Having returned to the track in competitive form this season, four-time Group 1 champions It’s A Dundeel is currently clear $3.70 favourite and market mover for the Queen Elizabeth Stakes, ahead of Silent Achiever ($4.60), Carlton House ($5) and Royal Descent ($8.50). is currently offering the best odds on the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes!

Open an account and sign up for the all-new Ladbrokes Card to take advantage of your winnings just seconds after your pick has passed the post!

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Rogerson Dreams of 2018 Melbou...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feat...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feature Redzel

Inaugural champion Redzel has officially secured his position in the 2018 The...

2018 The Everest Field Takes S...

2018 The Everest Field Takes Shape: In Her Time Confirmed

She missed out on a shot at the world’s richest race on turf last spring but...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 Th...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 The Everest Slot for Aquis

The first official slot in The Everest 2018 field has been confirmed with...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC Oaks Bid

Ben Smith’s ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes winning filly El Dorado Dreaming is in...

Horse Racing Today

2018 Kingsford-Smith Cup Betti...

2018 Queensland Oaks Betting U...

2018 Queensland Oaks Betting Update

The Chris Waller domination of the 2018 Queensland Winter Racing Carnival will...

Baker snug about Champagne Cud...

Baker snug about Champagne Cuddles chances in 2018 Kingsford-Smith Cup

Trainer Bjorn Baker is snug about the chances of his three year old filly...

Capacity field of 16 for 2018 ...

Capacity field of 16 for 2018 Queensland Oaks: Waller has 5

A capacity field of sixteen fillies will line up in the 2018 Group 1 $500,000...

A win by English in 2018 Kings...

A win by English in 2018 Kingsford-Smith Cup could secure an Everest slot

Doomben 10,000 winner English could be racing for a slot in the 2018 The...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field