2018 The Everest Next Sydney Race for Viddora

December 19, 2017

2018 The Everest Next Sydney Race for Viddora

Ace young South Australian trainer Lloyd Kennewell has confirmed his Group 1 winning mare Viddora won’t be making her Sydney debut until next spring’s The Everest 2018 at Royal Randwick.

Viddora

The Everest 2018 is the key spring target for Viddora in Sydney next year. Photo: Jenny Barnes.

The five-year-old daughter of I Am Invincible handed her Morphettville-based trainer Kennewell with his maiden elite level victory when she saluted in the Group 1 $1 million Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) in Perth earlier in the month.

The breakthrough Group 1 success followed a string of close runs in top company from Viddora including her second to She Will Reign in the Group 1 $500,000 Moir Stakes (1000m) and fourth to Hey Doc in the Group 1 $1 million Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes (1200m) at The Valley.

Since her Winterbottom Stakes victory on December 2, Viddora has already returned to work off the quick freshen-up and is targeting the Gold Coast Magic Millions Race Day on January 13 in Queensland.

“I gave Viddora three days out after Perth but she is back in work now and is in a good state of mind,” Kennewell told The Daily Telegraph.

“I’m just concentrating on having her right for the Gold Coast.”

She ran a competitive second to Target In Sight when only a quarter-length beaten in last summer’s $1 million Magic Millions Sprint (1200m), one of two options for her at the carnival next month.

“She will run in the Magic Millions Sprint or Fillies and Mares race [over 1300m]. I will make up mind my at acceptance time.”

The autumn campaign of Viddora remains open however with the mare to skip the entire Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival in favour of being kept fresh for a second shot at the Group 1 $1 million Robert Sangster Stakes (1200m) at home in May.

Viddora was runner-up to Secret Agenda in this year’s Robert Sangster Stakes, but has obviously come on since.

“The first time you see Viddora in Sydney is for The Everest next year,” Kennewell said.

Now the country’s richest race, the $10 million The Everest (1200m) runs at Royal Randwick in mid-October and Viddora should have no problems securing a slot in the buy-in Restricted feature in 2018.

All-in The Everest betting at Ladbrokes.com.au are currently led by the reigning champion Redzel who franked the form taking out Flemington’s Group 1 $1 million Darley Classic (1200m) during the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Viddora is listed as a $34 roughie in futures The Everest 2018 odds, making now the time to back her through Ladbrokes.com.au.

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