Kaphero climbs into Australian Top 10

Kaphero sired another winning double on Tuesday to climb into the Top 10 on the Australian second-season winners and wins premierships.

The Swettenham Stud stallion has sired 15 winners of 24 races this season and that puts him ahead of all second-season stallions based in Victoria.

Swettenham will stand Kaphero for a $5,500 (inc gst) service fee this year.

Kaphero sired four winners in as many days leading up to Rearview’s victory in the Function & Event Centre Hcp (1200m) at Geelong on Tuesday.  The Robbie Griffiths trained three year-old ranged up at the furlong to win by a length at his first run back after a short break.

“He had a hoof abscess and we eased up for a couple of weeks after his last run here in April,” stable manager Reid Balfour said.  “We swapped blinkers for winkers and he settled much better although Matty (Allen) said he can still be a bit aggressive.

The Terricks is another promising Kaphero three year-old in work with Griffiths.  He won second-up at Seymour earlier this season and was then a good thing beaten at Caulfield.  “Robbie tried to get him ready for the South Australian Derby but ran out of time,” Balfour said.  “We expect him to develop into a good middle-distance horse next season.”

Rearview (3g Kaphero – Viking Rose by Viking Ruler) will also keep improving with maturity and will appreciate a longer trip than 1200 metres.  He was bred by Alwyn Shaw and is owned in partnership by Clanbrooke Racing.  His dam has a yearling colt by Kaphero being educated by John Blacker.

Clanbrooke is also syndicating a yearling colt from the first crop of Swettenham shuttler Equiano from Sandown winner Class Prevails.  He is on the books with Ricky Maund.