Timeform Review - 2019 Kingston Town Classic

The Masters concluded at Ascot on Saturday with the Neville Parnham trained Kay Cee continuing the great record of 3YOs when reigning supreme in the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic.

Kay Cee winning the Kingston Town Classic.
Kay Cee winning the Kingston Town Classic. Picture: Racing and Sports

The seventh three-year-old to win the Kingston Town in the last 20 years, Kay Cee took full advantage of the inside draw and stamped herself the best filly in WA.

Sticking to the inside like glue, Kay Cee began well and tracked the speed in fifth.

With the majority fanning wide coming into the straight, Kay Cee got a dream run along the fence and set out after the leader Gailo Chop.

Although he gave a good kick, Kay Cee displayed a sharp turn of foot to quickly loom up to Gailo Chop inside the 100m.

Driven out to the line, she asserted her authority late to score by half a length with the James Cummings trained Best Of Days finishing third.

A daughter of Playing God, it was a real family affair with Neville Parnham having trained Playing God to win the Kingston Town back-to-back in 2010 and 2011, with his son Steven Parnham aboard both times.

Playing God was notably Steven Parnham's first success at the elite level, thus it was only fitting that Steven was aboard Kay Cee when she notched up Playing God's Group 1 success as a sire.

Although not rated in the same ballpark as last year's winner Arcadia Queen, Kay Cee's effort reads fairly well historically and in her first attempt beyond a mile, she returned a clear new career peak.

Rated 104 by Timeform in the lead up, Kay Cee returned a Timeform rating of 113 on Saturday, right in line with 2015 winner and fellow 3YO filly Perfect Reflection.

Playing God returned a figure of 115 in 2010, while Megatic was rated 114 when winning in 2007 and Old Comrade was rated 116 in 2000.

Star filly Arcadia Queen remains the equal highest rated winner of the event when returning a Timeform rating of 121 last year.

At the half way point of the season the Chris Waller trained Funstar currently leads the charge to be crowned Champion 3YO Filly rated 117+.

Loving Gaby sits second rated 116, while Libertini is hot on their heels in third rated 115.

The second filly to beat the older horses at weight-for-age this season (Loving Gaby - Manikato Stakes), Kay Cee's rating of 113 sees her equal fourth in the pecking order along with Anaheed, California ZimbolMiami Bound and Flit.

At this stage it appears a more than above average crop.*

*I've been let down many a time by a host of star Spring 3YOs, we eagerly await to see who takes that next step in the Autumn.


Racing and Sports



Ascot

Saturday, 07th December 2019

8
16:50
(local)

M.Mil.-Kingston Town Classic (G1)

Age: 3yo and up Type: OPEN
AUD $1,000,000
1800m TURF GOOD
8
16:50
(local)
AUD $1,000,000
1800m GOOD

M.Mil.-Kingston Town Classic (G1)

Age: 3yo and up Type: OPEN
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 15. KAY CEE (AUS) 3yo F
PLAYING GOD (AUS) - FLIRT 'N' HOPE (AUS)
STEVEN PARNHAM
NEVILLE PARNHAM
$11.00
50.0kg
G J Edwards, Mrs K A Edwards, Miss K J Edwards & C J Edwards
2nd 1. GAILO CHOP (FR) 8yo G
DEPORTIVO (GB) - GRENOBLE (FR)
J ALLEN
MATTHEW WILLIAMS
$41.00
59.0kg
Oti Racing (Mgr: T Henderson), J Higgins, Mrs F Archibald, L Webb, Ms D McKeown, Ms M Webb, D & Mrs D Miller, A & Mrs P Goodfellow, Werrett Bloodstock, Bobbin Along & Uthmeyer Racing
3rd 5. BEST OF DAYS (GB) 5yo G
AZAMOUR (IRE) - BAISSE (GB)
BRAD RAWILLER
JAMES CUMMINGS
$5.50
59.0kg
Godolphin
4th 14. SUPERSTORM (AUS) 3yo G
SEBRING (AUS) - STORMY NOVA (AUS)
SHAUN MCGRUDDY
G & A WILLIAMS
$13.00
52.0kg
5th 2. GATTING (AUS) 6yo G
HARD SPUN (USA) - STUBBORN (AUS)
LUCY F WARWICK
DARREN MCAULIFFE
$21.00
59.0kg
6th 8. REGAL POWER (AUS) 4yo G
PIERRO (AUS) - BROADWAY BELLE (AUS)
DAMIEN OLIVER
G & A WILLIAMS
$9.00
58.5kg
7th 16. TUSCAN QUEEN (AUS) 3yo F
FASTNET ROCK (AUS) - TAVARNELLE (AUS)
WILLIAM PIKE
G & A WILLIAMS
$3.50
50.0kg

Sales Information

8th 3. TALLY (AUS) 7yo G
STREET CRY (IRE) - ITEMISE (USA)
M HARLEY
JAMES CUMMINGS
$21.00
59.0kg
9th 11. MISSISSIPPI DELTA (AUS) 6yo M
HIGH CHAPARRAL (IRE) - MISSISSIPPI BELLE (AUS)
CHRIS PARNHAM
G & A WILLIAMS
$21.00
57.0kg
10th 12. DIG DEEP (AUS) 3yo G
DEEP FIELD (AUS) - LUCKY ANA (NZ)
J AZZOPARDI
DANIEL & BEN PEARCE
$21.00
52.0kg

Sales Information

11th 7. PACODALI (IRE) 6yo G
PACO BOY (IRE) - DONT DILI DALI (GB)
DEAN YENDALL
LINDSEY SMITH
$13.00
59.0kg

Sales Information

12th 10. PLATOON (AUS) 4yo G
PLAYING GOD (AUS) - ORIEL (AUS)
BRAD PARNHAM
NEVILLE PARNHAM
$26.00
58.5kg

Sales Information

13th 4. STAR EXHIBIT (AUS) 8yo G
STATUE OF LIBERTY (USA) - STAR ENCOUNTER (AUS)
PETER HALL
ADAM DURRANT
$61.00
59.0kg
14th 6. ACHERNAR STAR (AUS) 5yo G
GINGERBREAD MAN (AUS) - MORINE (AUS)
PAUL HARVEY
SIMON A MILLER
$41.00
59.0kg

Sales Information

15th 9. THE VELVET KING (AUS) 4yo G
UNIVERSAL RULER (AUS) - DOUBLEBLACK VELVET (AUS)
M PATEMAN
DARREN MCAULIFFE
$31.00
58.5kg
16th 13. JERICHO MISSILE (AUS) 3yo G
SMART MISSILE (AUS) - ONECATSTOOMANY (AUS)
PETER KNUCKEY
D R HARRISON
$31.00
52.0kg

Sales Information

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