Lloyd Kennewell with La Pomme De Pin (Image: Racing Photos)
Lloyd Kennewell is hoping to put some runs on the board early after going through a stable transition and says speedy filly La Pomme De Pin can be his first winner out of his new Caulfield set-up when she lines up at The Valley Saturday.
Kennewell, who will continue to operate his Morphettville base in conjunction with his new team at Caulfield, has relocated some stable stars to better target spring riches - in particular G1 winning-mare Viddora and his rising three-year-old filly by I Am Invincible.
"We've tried to target some horses to bring over early and get good results and La Pomme De Pin is one of them," Kennewell explained.
"I think she's one of those horses that early spring there'll be some targets for her.
"She had a good trial in Adelaide where she showed her blistering speed that she usually does, and she was dominant in that.
"We were going to go to the Lightning Stakes but we decided to just hold back and dodge a couple of the speedsters.
"She had a gallop at Caulfield this morning and sizzled around the track this morning, and Joe [Bowditch] is really happy with her.
"She's come back [this preparation] a bit sharper and a bit better again.
"I think The Valley will really suit her [on Saturday]."
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Winterbottom Stakes winner Viddora has taken to Caulfield in superb fashion according to her trainer and preparations are underway to have her firing for a particular spring Group 1 target.
"Viddora has settled in like it's home in Morphettville, I feel that she's in really good order and we're really trying to gear her up to get her ready for the Moir Stakes [1000m] first-up," said Kennewell.
"We've [also] brought some really nice young horses as well so we're looking forward to what we can blend in with.
"The move has been terrific, we've brought some staff over with us and gained some staff, and we've got a nice little team just kicking off.
"The stable was Peter Moody's originally and then Henry Dwyer had it, but now it's become ours and we've got 18 boxes.
"So hopefully we can do it proud."