Stable keen to get ball rolling

IN THE CHAIR: Gun apprentice Brock Ryan will ride Princess Kashema for Robert and Luke Price at Kembla Grange on Saturday. Picture: bradleyphotos.com.au

IN THE CHAIR: Gun apprentice Brock Ryan will ride Princess Kashema for Robert and Luke Price at Kembla Grange on Saturday. Picture: bradleyphotos.com.au

As the Magic Millions Yearling Sales roll on north of the border, Robert and Luke Price will turn their focus to claiming a maiden victory at their new home track at Kembla Grange. 

The father-son training duo, who have been active at the Gold Coast sales, are yet to taste success at the Illawarra Turf Club since opening up a base at the course late last year.

They bring in-form mare Princess Kashema to the races on Saturday.

Princess Kashema was a winner at Moruya last start and looks well placed to break through with gun apprentice Brock Ryan set to pilot the four-year-old in the Dale & Therese Olivwer 20 years Benchmark 65 Handicap (1300m). 

“She did a good job at Moruya and has now won three from 10 and we think she is up to better things. She can run at home and not travel [to Moruya on Monday],” Luke Price told Racing NSW.

“She worked great on Tuesday morning and Brock [Ryan] is very happy with her. We are confident she will run well.

“She goes from carrying 59kg at Moruya to 52.5kg on Saturday and it looks a good race for her.

“We have had a couple of wins away from the Kembla stable but you want to win on your home track and it is not really home until you do it.”

Princess Kashema will run at 3.10pm, with the first race jumping at 12.51pm. 

The Price’s had made two purchases at the Magic Millions by late on Friday afternoon.

The stable secure a colt by Shamus Award for $80,000 and another by Reset for $30,000. 

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