Kay Cee has delivered trainer Neville Parnham a record fourth win in the Burgess Queen Stakes (1400m) at Ascot this afternoon.
The Playing God filly, ridden by Parnham’s son Steven, came with an almighty run over the concluding stages to score by a head to race favourite Tuscan Queen.
Boomtastic set an electric speed in front for jockey Chris Parnham, while Tuscan Queen settled one off the fence and had Kay Cee on her back.
Tuscan Queen set out after the tearaway leader in the home straight, but couldn’t hold off a determined Kay Cee.
Sanabreanna finished third in what was a meritorious performance having sat three-wide in the run.
Kay Cee added to Neville Parnham’s previous winners of the race in Even Astar, Fortune Streak and Ellicazoom, while it was a third success in the Listed feature for Steven.
Neville Parnham said he felt Kay Cee deserved to be favourite for the $100,000 event and thought there wasn’t a lot between her and Tuscan Queen.
“I was pretty confident,” he said.
“She’s done nothing wrong at all.
“I’ve been saying for a while that she’s got a lot of quality about her and expect her to go a fair way.”
The Hall of Fame trainer said he would start the filly in the Group 3 WA Champion Fillies Stakes on November 16 and had an eye on bigger races after that.
“She will go to the Champion Fillies and we will weigh it up from there,” he said.
“Whether we go to the Guineas and she’s nominated for the Kingston Town.
“We are aware that she’s a three-year-old filly.”