Thoughts on King’s CounselMarch 30, 2019
King’s Counsel makes his debut in the 1:35 at Kempton this afternoon. Tom Queally will be aboard the son of Camelot in the ten furlong novice stakes. King’s Counsel is the final foal out of his dam the Group 3 winner Love Everlasting who tragically passed away when foaling him. Raised as an orphan he had a tough start to life but has really started blossoming first under the care of the team at Wood Farm Stud where he went as yearling before spending a summer at grass as a two year old. He’s developed nicely over the winter and should learn plenty from today’s experience. He is a half brother to Covenant who was a decent winner for the yard before going on to win races in Australia. He is also closely related to Furrion who is a decent horse in Australia out of King’s Counsel black type half sister Acquainted and like King’s Counsel by Camelot.
The race features a pair of last time out winners Sucellus and Living Legend anything will have to be fairly smart on debut or step forward a fair amount to step forward.
King’s Counsel races for owner breeders Gary and Lesley Middlebrook. He will be led up by yard manager Lauren Webb whose excellent horsemanship has been pivotal in developing the gelding. She will he assisted by travelling manger Shaun Johnson.