Now it’s a matter of his star sprinting mare Viddora and jockey Joe Bowditch dodging any bad luck as she shoots for a groundbreaking Group 1 success in Saturday’s $1 million Winterbottom Stakes at Ascot. “She’s spot-on,” Kennewell declared. “She’s travelled over well, settled in well, galloped well and recovered well. The clock’s on for the countdown now.” Viddora carries clearly the strongest formline heading into the 1200m Perth feature, her past three outings — all at Group 1 level — yielding a second in the UBET Classic at Morphettville, another second, beaten a lip by She Will Reign, in the Moir Stakes at Moonee Valley and a luckless last-start fourth behind Hey Doc in the Manikato Stakes at Moonee Valley on October 27. Kennewell said the strapping five-year-old mare had given every indication she was ready to produce a performance of similar quality in the Winterbottom Stakes (1200m). “She’s ticking all the boxes like she’s done previously,” the Morphettville trainer said. “She hasn’t missed an oat and is in really good shape. She seems very happy to be here. She likes travelling, too, which is good. “She’s been in the zone for probably 12 months now. It’s just a matter of getting her up and about for the good races. “I’m not too concerned about much else in the race. It comes down to having no bad luck, clear running and no excuses. “We know she’s good enough. She deserves a Group 1. She’s knocking on the door. Hopefully it’s her turn.” Viddora is rated a $3.80 chance in UBET fixed-odds markets for the Winterbottom after drawing well in gate seven. “State Solicitor and Santa Ana Lane are the major movers in early trade, $3.20 into $3 and $9 into $7.50 respectively, but it’s not like Viddora has been forgotten — quite the opposite, actually,” UBET’s Nick Curry said. “We’ve got just as much out of her as we have the favourite since the draw and I can appreciate why. Her form more than stacks up, she always goes well fresh and, from gate seven, she should be very strong to the line.”