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Kawi At Peak For Kingston Town Classic
The pre-race instructions from Allan Sharrock to his former champion apprentice before tomorrow's $1 million Gr1 Kingston Town Stakes (1800m) at Ascot will be succinct, reports NZ Racing Desk. The New Plymouth trainer's words to Michael Walker will be don't get cluttered up and get the multiple Gr1-winning six-year-old rolling before the turn. "I just think the main thing is to get him out 600 from home and have a crack at them," Sharrock said. "At weight-for-age the best horse wins in my opinion. It suits Kawi, they all come up to his weight now and we've had two nice runs to ready him for this." He added: "It has always been our target race and I couldn't be happier with my horse and the rest is really up to him and Michael on the day and luck in the run." Kawi (Savabeel-Magic Time, by Volksraad) was a last-start sixth in the Gr1 Railway Stakes (1600m) and the gelding has come through the race in perfect order. "He would have got closer with some clear air and he was quite happy to pick grass afterwards in the birdcage so he didn't really have a hard run," Sharrock said. "He's thrived since." Sharrock nominated defending Kingston Town champion Perfect Reflection as the toughest to beat.