Super Kenny could be a wildcard for Swettenham Stud sire Host in the G3 Magic Millions Juvenile Championship in Singapore next weekend.
Trainer Pat Shaw will seriously consider backing up Super Kenny within seven days after the youngster scored a runaway victory on debut at Kranji on Sunday. He led home a quinella for Swettenham stallions nine lengths ahead of runner-up Carbon Diamond (Dash For Cash).
Super Kenny (2g Host – Mysterious Ransom by Red Ransom) started a short-priced favourite on the back of an impressive barrier trial victory and there were no anxious moment after he jumped straight to the front.
“We went into the race feeling confident but were just a bit worried about greenness first-up,” Shaw said. “We will see how he pulls up but, at this stage, I have every intention of running him again next week.”
Super Kenny was a $30,000 buy at the 2011 Gold Coast Magic Millions and is raced by Tmen Stable owners Mark and Emily Yong. “He’s a nice individual,” Shaw said. “I’m sure he’s going to make the grade.”
Winning jockey Barend Vorster was just as effusive explaining how the Host youngster won on ability alone. “We haven’t had to really push him yet and he’s done it all by himself,” Vorster claimed. “He’s exciting but still has a lot of maturing to do.
“He travelled very comfortably and when I pulled the stick he responded well. It was just to wake him up and make him know that he’s a racehorse. Then I left him alone and let him coast home.”
Host (Chi) is a son of champion sire Hussonet and campaigned at the top level throughout his racing career. He owned a devastating turn of foot that took him to Group 1 victories in the Chilean 2000 Guineas and Shadwell Turf Mile at Keeneland.
His first-crop Singapore winner from an unraced half-sister to LR Hobart Guineas winner Deloraine (More Than Ready).
Host will stand for a $5,000 (inc gst) early-bird service fee at Swettenham Stud this year.
Host two year old wins by nine lengths on debut at Kranji on Sunday