Best yet to come from Killarney

Killarney (Matt Cameron) grabbing Thatsforsure (obscured)to score an impressive win at Te Rapa today.

Killarney (Matt Cameron) grabbing Thatsforsure (obscured)to score an impressive win at Te Rapa today.

Roger James is confident that Killarney can make his mark in top company over the next couple of seasons.

The Cambridge trainer has long held the four-year-old in high regard and he gained a good degree of satisfaction from the son of O’Reilly’s winning performance in the Harness Racing Waikato Premier at Te Rapa today.

Killarney has now been successful in four of his seven starts and will be turned out to allow him more time to strengthen.

“He’s been a big, gangly horse and I think there is a big race in him,” said James.

“I’ve got a lot of faith in him and had he done things more correctly today he could have been more decisive.

“He’ll go out now and he’ll be even better as a five and six-year-old. He’ll get a mile and that gives us a lot of options.

“As he gets more professional he could go for an undercard race in Australia.”

Killarney settled at the back of the field for rider Matt Cameron and was drawn wide on the home turn from where he produced a sustained finish.

“He’s a very good horse who lacks ring craft, but once in the clear he got the job done,” said Cameron.

Thatsforsure had dashed clear 200 metres out and was being hailed as the winner, but could not withstand the brilliant finish of Killarney.

– NZ Racing Desk.