Trainer Neville Parnham says a wide barrier draw won’t impact Kay Cee prospects in the Group 3 Champion Fillies Stakes (1600m) at Ascot on Saturday.
Kay Cee, to be ridden by Steve Parnham, has drawn barrier 15 in the 16 horse Champion Fillies Stakes field, but Parnham says it’s not a concern.
“I’m confident she is a much better horse when you do ride her a little bit quieter,” Parnham told Tabradio.
“That part of it won’t bother me at all and she will find her feet and come with a storming finish.”
Kay Cee’s finishing burst was in strong play first-up when against an on pace she surged powerfully to be runner-up to Boomtastic.
She then backed up to win the Burgess Queen Stakes (1400m) on November 5, defeating Tuscan Queen by a head in an exciting end to the Listed feature.
Tuscan Queen is the $2.40 Tabtouch favourite to turn the tables on Kay Cee. The Fastnet Rock filly will jump from barrier 10. William Pike maintains the ride.
Parnham says Kay Cee, the $3.30 second elect, had improved since her Burgess Stakes victory.
“She is in top order and I was really happy with her work on Tuesday morning,” Parnham said.
“I’m really happy with my filly and she has been able to step up to the plate.
“I’m sure she won’t let me down, she hasn’t so far.
“I’ve always thought of her being as being a nice horse.
“From her win in the Burgess Queen she is certainly going to hold up to this race.”
Meanwhile Parnham has high hopes Platoon can win the Group 3 Peters Stakes and book a Railway Stakes (1600m) berth.
The Playing God gelding is unbeaten this preparation and has impressed in back-to-back wins.
“I think it’s a winnable race for him,” Parnham said.
“He is in excellent order and right in the zone.”
Platoon is rated a $4 chance in the Peters, third in line behind Mississippi Delta ($2.60) and Regal Power ($3).
Platoon defeated Regal Power to win the Roberts Stakes (1800m) earlier in March.
Parnham belives not much separates Kay Cee and Regal Power.