By Glenn Davis
Trainer Kevin Kemp believes Fighting Teo can repel the Chris Waller invasion in the Group 2 Tattersall’s Cup at Eagle Farm on Saturday.
Waller has six runners lining up in the 2400-metre feature but Kemp believes Fighting Teo can prove a giant killer.
Waller runners filled the first six places in the Group 3 Chairman’s Handicap two weeks ago and he has the top five in Tattersall’s Cup markets spearheaded by Another Dollar, who is a $3.80 favourite.
Kemp has never had a runner in the Tattersall’s Cup and is looking forward to Fighting Teo’s David and Goliath clash.
Fighting Teo stands at more than 17 hands and is one of the tallest horses racing in Queensland.
The five-year-old is coming off a last start fourth to the Waller-trained Raqeeq over 2400 metres at the Gold Coast on May 29.
“We’ve been one race behind with him all preparation but he’s spot on this time,” Kemp said.
“He’s won over 2400 metres in a restricted race so I’m not worried about him running the distance.
“It’s a race full of class with Waller making up most of the field but my bloke will run well.
“We originally brought him back this winter with the Caloundra and Ipswich Cups in mind but they’re not on any more due to the virus restrictions.
“He’s now better prepared for this race after running over 2400 metres last start.”