The in-form training partnership of Mick Price and Michael Kent Jnr have shown interest in securing a spot in the inaugural running of The Quokka (1200m) at Ascot next year.

The powerful Melbourne stable have placed Lombardo’s name into the mix for the $4 million event, with 13 of the 14 slots still to be filled.

Speaking to TABradio this morning, co-trainer Kent Jnr said the Group 1 winner would profile as a perfect horse for the rich slot race.

“The one that would suit from our stable would be Lombardo,” Kent Jnr said.

“He’s a prolific winner.

“I think he’s won half of his starts and won The Goodwood.

“He’d be ideally suited to that race.

“If anyone wants to do a deal, give us a call.”

Lombardo beat TABtouch-Gold Rush winner The Astrologist in the Goodwood (1200m) earlier this year and connections of that runner have also shown interest in getting a slot.

The six-year-old had just one start in the spring in the Listed Regal Roller Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield and was unplaced.

As well as the Goodwood win, Lombardo is also a two-time Listed winner in Melbourne.

Tim Walker