KINETICS returns to Tamworth looking for a change of luck for both horse and owner/trainer next Monday.
The six-year-old gelding son of Delago Brom has won eight of his 55 starts although it would have been nine except for a disqualification from his Wauchope Cup win at Port Macquarie earlier this year because of a positive test to testosterone.
While that “ninth” win was taken off him, owner/trainer Graham Payne was also suspended for four months. He is contesting the severity of the sentence and operating under a stay of
The Jerrys Plains Tavern publican hopes to have that four month suspension reduced.
He’s been training for 30 years and had just the one “hiccup”.
“That was 18 years ago when I copped a three month suspension, two months of which was suspended,” Payne said.
He is in racing for the fun of it and returned to training as a means of overcoming a health problem he suffered.
Jeopardising that would be something Payne said would be stupid and unrealistic.
“I got back into it as something for me to do of a morning,” he said.
“I’m not going to jeopardise that.”
He has accepted the fact his horse has lost the Wauchope Cup race but hopes Racing NSW will listen kindly to his appeal against the severity of the sentence.
He’s also hoping Kinetics can return to the winners’ list at Tamworth in Monday’s Bath Stewart & Associates Benchmark 75 Handicap (1600m).
“He’s been working well,” Payne said.
“Absolutely flew this morning. I worked him over 1000m and he came home the last two on the grass really well. Broke 24secs, was carrying 75kg and did it on the bit.”
Kinetic has four starts at Tamworth, winning on debut there in a Class 2 back in 2010.
He then finished third, fifth and then 12th, the latter being to Universal Belief in this year’s Tamworth Cup.
At his most recent start he was fifth to Zarbu in the 1500m Muswellbrook Cup on Melbourne Cup day.
Jessica Taylor rode him that day.
“She rode him a treat,” Payne said of the apprentice jockey who has been in-form across the region.
“She’s ridden some good races for me. Went to Dubbo and rode Secret Encounter when he won out there and ran a class record. Beat a couple of good horses too.
“She was a little bit unlucky at Muswellbrook too. We got 50-1 fixed odds about him (Kinetics). I also had him nominated at Gosford next Wednesday and Nash Rawiller rang up for the ride.
“But we’ll go to Tamworth instead.”
Kinetics has drawn six of nine at Tamworth and Taylor’s 2kg claim drops him to 56.5kg.
BATH STEWARTS & ASSOCIATES MARKET: 4-1 Kinetics, Blinkin Easy, 5-1 Prior Baron, All Again, 6-1 Dusty’s Felt, Solitaire Princess, 10-1 Island Dane, 12-1 Tellzcay, 20-1 Snugasabuginarug.