Local stayer Rialya gave blueblood stallion Kempinsky his biggest win to date in the G2 Adelaide Cup on Monday.
Rialya (4g Kempinsky – Ettu Blu by Prince Echo) looked beaten at the top of the straight when headed by interstate raider Drunken Sailor. But under a vigorous ride from Shayne Cahill, he got up off the canvass to defeat the Irish bred equal favourite by a head.
Mornington Cup winner Norsqui (Matsqui) finished another two lengths away for minor money at the end of the 3200 metre marathon.
“This horse is tough and strong,” rookie trainer Lloyd Kennewell said. “It’s my first big win and I prepared him like a Bart Cummings stayer. Thanks, Bart!”
Rialya is a homebred for Luke Koumi and is one of five winners from Ettu Blu. All five have won in Adelaide and include Jumaana (Lujain), Tis Isat (Lujain), Moggaden (E Dubai) and Loukoumi (Grandera).
Her yearling filly by Stratum has been catalogued by Kirkliston Stud for the Adelaide Magic Millions Sale on Tuesday.
Kempinsky now stands at Geoff and Mark Taylor’s Tamac Farm near Walcha in NSW. His only other stakes winner has been Chateau Fort who scored at G3 level in the 2011 Gunsynd Classic at Eagle Farm.
Kempinsky (Danehill – Tristalove by Sir Tristram) is bred in the purple and was a G2 winner of the AAMI Vase at Moonee Valley for a partnership that included Walter Alteri and Sir Patrick Hogan.
He retired to Alteri’s Newlands Farm in 2005 and was also based in Victoria’s North-East at Independent Stallions and Rangal Park before his latest transfer last year.
Kempinsky stands alongside Botswana (Lion Hunter) and Final Glory (Incognito) at Tamac Farm for a $3,300 service fee.
Son of Kempinsky rails up to win the G2 Adelaide Cup