A DAY after combining to win the Prime Minister’s Cup with Neo at the Gold Coast trainer Stuart Kendrick and jockey Jim Byrne combined for another win at the Sunshine Coast.
The pair teamed up for success with former Sydney galloper Dhahab ($6) in a Maiden (1600m) at her third start for third start for the stable.
The three-year-old Emirates Park-owned filly, formerly trained by Michael, Wayne and John Hawkes, relished the step up to a mile after finishing third over 1300m second-up.
“It was her first time over a mile but she’d given every indication she was looking for that sort of trip,’’ said trainer Stuart Kendrick after the breakthrough win.
The win marked a Sunshine Coast double for Kendrick Racing after Banda Spice’s scintillating win in a QTIS 2YO (1000m).
Ridden by Damian Browne, Banda Spice ($3.50) bolted in by three-and-a-half lengths.
The Show A Heart filly had won a 2YO Maiden (1000m) at the same track three starts back before a couple of solid fourths In two Doomben appearances.
Back to provincial grade she was far too strong, giving the stable the first leg of its double.
“It was great to follow up Saturday’s Gold Coast success with two winners on the Sunday,’’ said Kendrick.
“We went close to a feature double on Saturday when Time For War finished second in Group 3 company after Neo’sPrime Minister’s Cup win,’’ he said.
“It was good to keep the momentum going on the Sunday.”
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