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Sold For Song To Back-Up In Guineas
Trainer Kevin Kemp has confirmed his intention to back-up talented filly Sold For Song in the Gr3 Sunshine Coast Guineas on Saturday, reports Racing Queensland. Sold For Song (Collate-Buena Chava, by O'Reilly) was one of 15 acceptors for the 1600 metre feature and will jump from barrier 12 if Kemp gives the green light. "At the moment she's 100 per cent and if she stays that way she'll run," Kemp said. "I decided to accept with her this morning [Wednesday] but I won't make a final decision about running until Saturday morning." Sold For Song has been a bargain buy for western Queensland cattleman Ian Price who picked her out at the Magic Millions yearling sales for just $2,500. The 3YO daughter of Collate took her prize money earnings to more than $335,000 with her victory in the Listed Daybreak Lover at Eagle Farm last Saturday. Kemp and Price will discuss Sold For Song's future after the Sunshine Coast Guineas with the respective spring carnivals in Sydney and Melbourne on the agenda. "Win, lose or draw she'll go for a break after this run and lan and I will then sit down and go through the programs to see what is available for her in the south," Kemp said. "But I must admit I can't wait for the Brisbane winter carnival to come around again next year." Kemp believes the big stretches at the Sunshine Coast will suit Sold For Song and is expecting another bold showing from the filly. "It's a very even field and the barriers are of no concern to her as she gets back," Kemp said. "I couldn't single out one particular danger to her but she's a rating 90 so she gets into this field quite well at the weights."