Kementari gallops at Hawkesbury ahead of the Canterbury Stakes at Randwick

Godolphin’s emerging Stallion prospect, Kementari, visited Hawkesbury Race Club on Tuesday morning to gallop the course proper.

The horse galloped with stable mate Roosevelt to prepare for a start on Mostyn Copper Guineas Day at Royal Randwick this Saturday.

Emerging racer: Kementari ridden by Glyn Schofield wins race 7 during the Silver Slipper Stakes Day at Rosehill Gardens in Sydney, February 24, 2018. Picture: Rafal Kontrym

Emerging racer: Kementari ridden by Glyn Schofield wins race 7 during the Silver Slipper Stakes Day at Rosehill Gardens in Sydney, February 24, 2018. Picture: Rafal Kontrym

Kementari is nominated for the Canterbury Stakes where he will face a star-studded field including 2017 Canterbury Stakes winner, Le Romain.

A star in his own right, Kementari has previously raced against champion mare Winx at weight-for-age in the Group 1 George Ryder Stakes, only to finish third behind the superstar mare and Happy Clapper.

Godolphin trainer James Cummings has established a proven training approach in bringing his best horses to gallop at Hawkesbury Race Club.

Only last month he brought sprinter Osborne Bulls to gallop the back straight before beating home Sunlight for a gallant second behind In Her Time in the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes at Flemington.

“With the break in racing and beautiful weather, the track at Hawkesbury is in really good nick, and gives the horses the opportunity to really let down” said James Cummings.

Although Cummings couldn’t be on-course Tuesday morning, Godolphin Assistant Trainer Paul Reid was present for the Entire’s gallop on the course proper.

“He worked really nicely this morning and really switched on," said Reid.

"It’s great to be able to come to Hawkesbury to gallop on the course proper and in a different environment, especially for the colts.

"We are so appreciative to the Club for allowing us to use the facilities”.

The $500,000 Canterbury Stakes is the second Group 1 event on the card on Saturday, March 9 at Royal Randwick and Kementari looks set to be right in the finish.

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