By Glenn Davis
Trainer Stu Kendrick is hopeful of adding to his TAB Queensland Winter Racing Carnival firepower with stablemates Kenny Boy and Vetta Volocita, who clash at Eagle Farm on Saturday.
The pair will run in the QTIS Two-Year-Old Handicap over 1400 metres.
Kenny Boy has started twice, winning over 1300 metres on debut at Eagle Farm in February before a last start third at the same track behind stablemate I’ve Been There over 1400 metres on February 20.
Vetta Velocita was an impressive winner at his only start on a soft track over 1000 metres at the Sunshine Coast on March 14.
Kendrick finds it hard to separate the pair but has a big opinion of Vetta Velocita, who was bred by Judy Cutts of Show A Heart fame.
“I like both horses but it’s hard to split babies who have had only a few starts,” Kendrick said.
“Vetta Velocita is potentially a very good colt and is a full brother to Coral Bay and Banda Spice who was Stakes-placed for me in the Gai Waterhouse Classic.
“He’s a big strong colt who stands about 16 hands and he’s got plenty of scope.
“I thought Kenny Boy’s run behind I’ve Been There was huge coming off his previous win at Eagle Farm.”