THREE of the most promising horses in stable have handed Kendrick Racing a treble at its home track.
Wins to Let's Cheer Again, Cabochon Lil and Invincible Faith capped a terrific day at Caloundra on Sunday, January 5.
"(They are) three nice horses, so hopefully we can see the best of them now,'' said trainer Stuart Kendrick.
The stable saddled up seven runners for the day, with six of them finishing in the placings.
Inform jockey Ryan Maloney rode a double, with wins aboard Cabochon Lil and Invincible Faith.
His ride on Cabochon Lil ($3.70-fav), which had to overcome a wide barrier before racing away to win by two-and-a-quarter lengths in a Maiden (1400m), was a highlight.
"Ryan is riding terrific obviously and to get her across from that gate, one off the fence in the right spot, he did a great job,'' Kendrick said.
Cabochon Lil had been frustrating for connections of late.
"She's got any amount of ability as you can see and she actually ran a couple of good placings in town early days,'' Kendrick said.
"She then just didn't want to get going early. We've had a lot of problems with her getting out of the gates,'' he said.
"We've made a couple of gear changes today and hopefully that's the trick. Hopefully, that's given her the confidence now and we can see the best of her now."
Kendrick has no doubt she's a city class filly.
"I'm keen to get her up over a mile or even 2000 the way she won today."
Maloney completed his riding double and the stable's treble when he steered Invincible Faith ($3) home to a half-length win in a Class 1 (1200m).
Stablemate Stepped In Paint also ran a nice race for third.
Invincible Faith had been freshened up since finishing fourth on November 1 and had trialled well leading into the race.
"I was a little bit disappointed last start but as it turns out The Pines beat him so the form was pretty strong,'' Kendrick said.
"He's a really nice horse. He used to do a bit wrong early on in his races but he did everything right today,'' he said.
"Even though Ryan got caught a little wide he had cover so it was good to see him finish off."
Invincible Faith had some injury problems early in his career but his owners have been patient and he's now a sound horse and looks to have more wins ahead of him.
Earlier in the afternoon, the stable kicked of its treble when Let's Cheer Again ($3), ridden by Larry Cassidy, won his second race in a row in a Class 2 (1000m).
Cassidy took a split between horses in the straight and the three-year-old raced away to win by one-and-a-half lengths.
Connections will be hoping cheering their horse home for successive provincial wins will be echoed in Brisbane soon.
"He's a smart type,'' Kendrick said.
"He'll head to town now for a three-year-old race," he said.
Images courtesy of Trackside Photography.
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