KNOCKKNEE’S legs may look a little dodgy but they get the job done.
“You probably wouldn’t buy her at a sale, but the guys have had a ton of fun with her,” said trainer Stuart Kendrick.
The Nicconi five-year-old mare brought up her second city win and the fifth of an 18-start career with a boil-over at Eagle Farm on Wednesday, December 21.
Ridden by apprentice Angela Jones, Knockknee ($26) won beyond 1000 metres for the first time in a Class 5 (1200m).
She looked likely to run a nice second over the concluding stages, but kicked strongly for the upset win.
Kendrick said it was a good, tough win.
“She’s a consistent mare. She’s always thereabouts,” he said.
Kendrick said the horse got back at the Gold Coast last start, which didn’t give her much of a hope, and her run before that when third at the Sushine Coast was good.
“I said to Ange: ‘Look she worked with Superare on Saturday and there was nothing between them and he’s a very quick horse’,” he said.
“I said if we can get a nice little run up on speed she’ll keep on kicking and give us something to cheer.”

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