Kencella to Bypass Missile Stakes for Melbourne

August 5, 2014

Kencella to Bypass Missile Stakes for Melbourne

Nominating a total of five classy runners for first-up appearances in this weekend’s featured Group 2 Missile Stakes (1200m) at Royal Randwick, trainer Chris Waller has revealed he will not accept a position in the final field for talented sprinter Kencella, instead outlining plans for a trip south of the border for the five-year-old.

Trainer Chris Waller has revealed new acquisition Kencella will not contest the 2014 Missile Stakes

Trainer Chris Waller has revealed new acquisition Kencella will not contest the 2014 Missile Stakes . Photo: Steve Hart

Transferring to the care of Waller following previous trainer John O’Shea’s decision to take up the head training role with Darley Australia, Kencella has secured an impressive total of six wins and two minor places from just ten competitive race starts so far.

Yet to settle on a path for the Exceed And Excel gelding, Waller cited a lack of appropriate events in Sydney at this time in of year for a runner like Kencella as the major reason for the likely trip to Victoria this time in.

“Kencella will go to Melbourne and race down there, I just didn’t think weight-for-age is quite right for him at the moment,” Waller told TVN.

“What you see is what you get, he is a fast horse, I think he is an 1100m Rosehill specialist, so I thought 1200m at weight-for-age level away from Rosehill wasn’t ideal.

“Where is the next 1100m race at Rosehill? There is none, so the next best option was either Melbourne or the Show County…he is ready to go.

“I might take him to Melbourne and try and stretch him out to 1400m because otherwise he is going to be hard to place.

“John O’Shea has done a terrific job with him and it is going to be hard to take him to the next level.”

Performing well over the late spring/summer/Autumn Racing Carnival, Kencella won the Carlton Mid Handicap (1100m) at Wyong first-up and continued to build in class and form on his way to three victories back-to-back, including the Group 3 Maurice McCarten Stakes (1100m) on March 22nd; returning to the spelling paddock after being unable to fire and eleventh in the Group 1 The Galaxy (1100m) just one week later.

Leading online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au is currently offering the best early odds on all major races through the 2014 Spring Racing Carnival!

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

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2021 © 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

Sandown Guineas 2020 Field �...

2020 Zipping Classic Field �...

2020 Zipping Classic Field & Odds Update: Avilius Firming Favourite

Despite a last start failure in the Melbourne Cup the Godolphin-raced Avilius...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Results: Oli...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Results: Oliver Rides Sixth Winner on Personal

Jockey Damien Oliver celebrated his sixth success in the 162nd running of the...

Kennedy Oaks Day Results 2020:...

Kennedy Oaks Day Results 2020: Personal Wins The Oaks

2020 Kennedy Oaks Day continues the racing action of the Melbourne Cup...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Day: Fleming...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Day: Flemington Scratchings & Track Report

Day 3 of the Melbourne Cup Carnival takes place at Flemington Racecourse...

Horse Racing Today

2021 Caloundra Cup Day Abandon...

America’s Breeders’...

America’s Breeders’ Cup Calls WJ Healy 2021 Winner Away Game

The Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained Away Game was back in winning...

2021 Tattersall’s Tiara ...

2021 Tattersall’s Tiara Results: Tofane and Williams Win Again

The decision by star hoop Craig Williams to remain in Queensland aboard the...

Incentivise New Melbourne Cup ...

Incentivise New Melbourne Cup Favourite After 12 Length Tatt’s Cup Win

In his last run for trainer Steve Tregea, outstanding stayer Incentivise shot...

2021 Tattersall’s Tiara ...

2021 Tattersall’s Tiara Day: Eagle Farm Scratchings & Track Report

The action of the Queensland Winter Racing Carnival and Group 1 racing for the...

Race Results

America’s Breeders’ Cup Calls WJ Healy 2021 Winner Away Game

2021 Tattersall’s Tiara Results: Tofane and Williams Win Again

Incentivise New Melbourne Cup Favourite After 12 Length Tatt’s Cup Win

2021 Stradbroke Handicap Results: Tofane Upsets Vega One, Signore Fox Third

2021 J.J. Atkins Results: Converge Scores Third Win for Gai Waterhouse

Race Previews

Sunday’s Updated 2021 Winx Guineas Field & Odds

Stockman Odds-On In Updated 2021 Caloundra Cup Field & Betting

Grafton Cup 2021 Field & Betting: Punters After Purrfect Deal

2021 Ramornie Handicap Field & Odds: Gold Coast’s Phobetor Favourite

2021 Caloundra Cup Day Rescheduled: Winx Guineas Run This Sunday

Fields & Form

Sunday’s Updated 2021 Winx Guineas Field & Odds

Stockman Odds-On In Updated 2021 Caloundra Cup Field & Betting

Grafton Cup 2021 Field & Betting: Punters After Purrfect Deal

2021 Ramornie Handicap Field & Odds: Gold Coast’s Phobetor Favourite

Punters Take Stock in Caloundra Cup 2021 Field & Odds