KZN trainer Doug Campbell has a very smart 3yo on his hands in the King Of Kings colt King’s Bay.The smart sprinter beat seven older rivals in smooth fashion at Scottsville on Sunday, and looks destined for bigger things.
Only eight runners went to post for the R94 000 MR 103 Handicap run over the testing straight 1200m, and proved great value at a generous and stress free 19 to 10!
The favourite won effortlessly, beating the Gr3 winning two year older Hard Rock giving him a kilo and a half, by 1,25 lengths in a time of 69,48 secs.
King’s Bay looks to have earned a tilt at richer prizes, and he looks like he could well go a mile.
He certainly has matured dramatically since winning the NBT Sentinel Stakes last season.
King’s Bay has won six of his eight starts and run one place. His only two defeats came when he travelled to Gauteng for the Gr1 SA Nursery, when he ran a smart fifth behind Willow Magic, and then on debut when he was beaten into second by Mighty Var.
The smart 3yo colt has amassed R460 750 in earnings, and after today has now won at all three KZN tracks.
King’s Bay was bred at the Campbells’ Sugar Hill Stud in Richmond in the KZN Midlands.
The winner is by King Of Kings out of the four time winning Russian Revival mare, Rose Bay, who was also trained by the Campbells.
King’s Bay was Ian Sturgeon’s second winner of the day, and he shared the riding honours with Sean Cormack, and apprentice Craig Zackey