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Indecision over Sold For Song return

Trainer Kevin Kemp will scrutinise the possible field for the Listed Bribie Handicap before deciding if Sold For Song resumes at Doomben.

Sold For Song proved one of the finds of the Brisbane winter, winning the Listed Daybreak Lover Stakes and being placed in the Queensland Guineas, Sunshine Coast Guineas and Gold Coast Guineas.

The mare had two starts in Sydney during the spring with her most recent an eighth in the Group Two Golden Pendant on September 24.

She had a six-week spell after the Pendant and has been back in solid work at Kemp’s Toowoomba stables for several weeks.

Kemp hopes to win a wild card entry into the $1 million Magic Millions fillies and mares race on January 14.

Sold For Song was bought at a Magic Millions sale but was not paid up for the series which means she is not an automatic entry.

Kemp has pinpointed the Listed Nudgee Quality at Eagle Farm on December 31 as the wild card race for Sold For Song.

“I am not sure exactly which way to go. I can run her in the Bribie Handicap on Saturday at Doomben or wait and go straight into the Nudgee two weeks later,” Kemp said.

“She has really bloomed for the spell but I will just see how strong the Bribie look before making a final decision.”

There were 27 entries taken on Monday for Saturday’s Bribie (1050m) headed by last year’s winner Into The Red and Casual Choice.

Kemp said he made a mistake taking Sold For Song to Sydney.

“Her first run there was good because she had no luck. But in hindsight the trip was too soon after the winter,” he said.

“She only had a three-week break before going away. I probably should have waited and gone to Melbourne instead.”

Kemp believes Sold For Song can show Sydneysiders her best in the autumn and there are also some races for her in the winter.

“For a $2500 horse she has been fantastic. Sold For Song has already won $355,000 so she owes us nothing,” Kemp said.

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