Kendrick among festive winners at Corbould Park
HORSE RACING: Sunshine Coast trainer Stuart Kendrick is looking to finish the year on a high as the lucrative Magic Millions meet fast approaches.
Kendrick was among the festive winners at Corbould Park on Christmas Eve with You Don't Say Molly (race six) and Scrabble (race seven) crossing for top honours.
"You don't Say Molly stepped up to the 2200m and lead the whole way and he looks like a horse that's going to make a nice stayer in the future,” Kendrick said.
"He's still only young at three-years-old and I'm very happy with him.”
Kendrick couldn't back up the festive cheer on Boxing Day, however, with both his runners Willing Force and Tycoon Tyke failing to make an impression at the Sunshine Coast Turf Club yesterday.
But, he was hoping to see some more favourable results in Brisbane and Gold Coast meets this weekend before heading into the New Year.
Kendrick's five-year-old gelding Tarzan, who claimed a Corbould Park track record recently, and Sequalo's Spirit both "should run well”.
Although hopeful of a strong finish to 2017, Kendrick is gearing up for an even bigger start to 2018, with the Magic Millions Raceday on the Gold Coast nearing.
"Obviously it's very tough racing but we've got a couple of horses going well so hopefully we can give them a bit of a shake down there which would be good,” he said.
Among them is Fullazaboot, who Kendrick aims to enter into the Magic Millions two-year-old Classic.
"He (Fullazaboot) won in Brisbane on his first start and ran second on his next start so he's a really nice horse and hopefully he'll measure up to Magic Millions,” Kendrick said.
The Kendrick-trained Spur Le Jouer will also be in the action in a QTIS race.