Gutsy Kaymay to face her toughest test today

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Gingin trainer Sue Olive hopes Kaymay is up to the mark today in the Raconteur Stakes (1400) after a gutsy win on May 21. Picture: Anita McInnes

GINGIN trainer Sue Olive says Kaymay faces her toughest assignment to date in the Raconteur Stakes (1400) at Belmont today.

Olive described Kaymay’s last start win as gutsy especially as the only two horses carrying more weight than her 58kg were Lordhelpmerun and Beat The Bro who both carried 58.5kg and they finished third last and second last.

“Yes she doesn’t seem to have a problem carrying the weight,’’ she said.

Today Kaymay will carry 3.5kg less but face tougher competitors such as Searchin’ Roc’s, Rokanori and Devoted in today’s field of 11.

She will have also a different jockey with Jade McNaught on board as regular rider Kyra Yuill is engaged to ride Searchin’ Roc’s for trainer David Harrison.

Three-year-old Kaymay will start from barrier four while Searchin’ Roc’s has drawn gate seven.

On what needed to go right today Olive said it depended on who jumped and set the pace.

“If no one does she will have to from that gate, otherwise just sit outside the leader.

“This will be her toughest assignment to date.

“Hopefully she is up to the mark.’’