Kilowatt on an energetic streak

Riverton galloper Kilowatt has his fourth consecutive win in his sights in the Publican's Cup at Wingatui.

The Kelvin Tyler-trained gelding will attempt to add the Beaumont Racing Club's 1600m feature to the hat-trick of Southland wins he has scored in his last three starts.

There seems little reason why Kilowatt can not make it four in a row.

"He has hit a purple patch, I can't really fault him," said Tyler.

"He is looking good and working good, so he should go another good race."

Kilowatt has been aided by apprentice claims in his past three wins.

Kavish Chowdhoory has been aboard the Shocking gelding in his past two wins, and will claim 3kg off him in his quest for a hat-trick of wins on the horse tomorrow.

"At the moment he is getting in to his races pretty well at the weights, so that helps," Tyler said.

"Weight might catch up to him next year."

Tyler puts Kilowatt's brilliant form down to the horse maturing during the autumn.

"A bit of maturity and a bit of time has helped him."

Kilowatt steps back from the 2000m of his last start in the Wyndham Cup to 1600m in today's race.

Tyler he said he had no concerns about that.

"Sixteen-hundred metres is probably his best distance - over time he will probably get over 2000m.

"Sixteen-hundred metres shouldn't be a problem for him tomorrow, he has got a good sprint on him."

Kilowatt clashes with a quality line-up of gallopers today.

The Tony and Lyn Prendergast-trained Showpin has been in excellent form recently, and comes into the race having won her last start over 1600m at Wingatui this month.

It would be appropriate if the galloper could score at today's dual-code meeting.

Lyn Prendergast is a dual-code trainer, and starts One Direction, a leading chance in race 7, on today's harness racing programme.

Like Showpin, Accidental Offside went a big race in his last start over 1600m at Wingatui.

He ran second behind Residential, beating home another contender, Tomm Jones.

Residential made that form look good when winning the group 3 South Island Breeders Stakes at Riccarton on Saturday.

Rider Robert Hannam had the John and Karen Parsons mare in front shortly after the start, and she fought doggedly in the straight to win.

Zabay launched a big finish from three back on the fence, but came up half a length short.

Her rider, Corey Campbell, made the most of his first ride on star South Island galloper Boots `N' All on Saturday.

Campbell gave the Lance Robinson-trained galloper a soft run on the fence before finding clear air for him in the straight, getting the win by half a neck from a brave Tommy Tucker.

Saturday's meeting was a brilliant one for Robinson.

He started three horses and scored three wins.

Khimar War and Live Drama also won in Robinson's colours.

 

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