Scissor Kick Capable of 2015 Randwick Guineas Success

March 3rd, 2015

Classy three-year-old Scissor Kick has been a revelation for trainer Paul Messara over his short racing career so far, and is set to be offered his best chance of maiden success at the highest level when lining up for Saturday’s Group 1 Randwick Guineas (1600m).

Paul Messara rates Scissor Kick a major chance of success in Saturday's Group 1 Randwick Guineas. Photo: Steve Hart

Paul Messara rates Scissor Kick a major chance of success in Saturday’s Group 1 Randwick Guineas. Photo: Steve Hart

Posting three race wins and a further two minor place finishes over his seven start career so far, Scissor Kick has returned to competition in typically good form this year; charging home to take out the Group 3 Eskimo Prince Stakes (1200m) first-up before placing a still-credible fifth when blocked for a run late in the Group 2 Hobartville Stakes (1400m) last time out on February 21st.

Understandably thrilled with the results secured and form displayed by the son of Redoute’s Choice so far, Messara told The Daily Telegraph that while lining up against the country’s leading three-year-olds including the likes of Hallowed Crown, Shooting To Win and Sweynesse, he remains confident Scissor Kick is more than capable of 2015 Randwick Guineas success.

“I’m not frightened of him at all,” Messara said of race favourite Hallowed Crown.

“They are a very good, above average group of colts.

“Nothing went Scissor Kick’s way in the Hobartville; he needed to draw an alley but I thought he did well to finish so close to them.

“Scissor Kick has come through it really well and will peak for Saturday’s race.”

Having initially underlined a possible Randwick Guineas berth for stable mate Panzer Division, Messara revealed he had taken a while to get over his tough run for seventh in the Hobartville Stakes and will be kept for future endeavours.

“He felt the run last start, he was a bit stiff after that race,” Messara said of Panzer Division.

Claiming three consecutive race wins upon resuming in spring, including both the Listed Rosebud (1200m) and Group 3 Up And Coming Stakes (1300m), Scissor Kick was unlucky to finish an agonizingly-close second in the Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes (1400m) on September 13th.

Again finishing second in the Group 2 Stan Fox Stakes (1500m) on September 27th, Scissor Kick was unlucky to be drawn on the wrong side of the track for the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) on November 1st, finishing a disappointing ninth.

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