Lauri Wray felt Lord Kingsley was finally starting to maximise his potential after the four-year-old made it back-to-back wins at Kembla Grange on Saturday.
Wray has always been confident in her son of I Am Invincible’s ability, but has only started to see the best of him this preparation.
“Early days he lost races doing things wrong,” Wray said after his Kembla success.
“He used to cost himself by getting back too far or come around the bend star gazing. He just wasn’t focused. We put blinkers on him and winkers on him but I have taken all the gear off now and he has just matured.”
Lord Kingsley won over 1400m first up at the Illawarra Turf Club before saluting again over the mile on Saturday. Jockey Koby Jennings pulled out to the centre of the track at the top of the straight and made his run on Lord Kingsley alongside Chris Waller’s Shield Wall.
He fought head to edge out Waller’s hope in the finish, with Rob and Luke Price’s Lani Girl in third.