Today I’m riding at Kilmore where the feature race is the Kilmore Cup. The rail is in the true position and the track is rated in the good range.
Race 6 is the Listed Kilmore Cup over 1600 metres, my ride here is PANCHO who is trained by Chris Waller. This four-year-old gelding by Dissident is raced by Laurel Oak Bloodstock and partners. He comes into today with a race record of three wins and four placings from 19 starts. I rode him twice as a two-year-old at Flemington where we contested a handicap, and then a Listed race. Last year over the Flemington carnival he beat Russian Camelot in a 3-year-old 1800 metre race. The majority of his racing has been done in Sydney including four runs this preparation, with his last start being at Flemington over the Carnival in BM90 grade over 1800 metres where he finished fourth, just under three lengths from the winner. He comes into this race 16 days between runs, is dropping back in distance and carries the minimum weight of 56 kilos from a favourable barrier draw. If we have luck in running and he runs up to his best form he will take a lot of beating in this.