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My Kingdom Of Fife saved for Craven Plate


My Kingdom Of Fife saved for Craven PlateMy Kingdom Of Fife will be kept on ice until next month as part of an abbreviated campaign aimed at delivering Cox Plate success. The import, who won the Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick during his first Australian campaign, is among entries for two races at Rosehill on Saturday as well as the Underwood Stakes in Melbourne.

But trainer Chris Waller said the former English middle distance campaigner won’t be part of the weekend racing action.

“I’m going to wait with him and he won’t run now until the Craven Plate at Randwick on Epsom day,” Waller said.

“We’ve decided to target the Cox Plate. It will be three weeks from the Craven Plate to the Cox Plate which is ideal.

“Importantly it will be his third run back, which I think will be his best run.”

My Kingdom Of Fife is already well-schooled racing left-handed and has impressed Waller working the Melbourne way at Rosehill.

“He’s raced seven times in Europe left-handed,” Waller said.

“But we’ll get him down there (to Melbourne) in plenty of time to give him two or three gallops at Moonee Valley which should have him ready to go.”

My Kingdom Of Fife resumed with a close second to Trusting in the Chelmsford Stakes at Warwick Farm and while his next run is still almost three weeks away, Waller expects the galloper to be near peak condition.

“He’ll be a very fit horse for the Craven Plate,” Waller said.