Kidmenever and Folkswood to kick off Charlie Appleby's Australian campaign

Charlie Appleby

Kidmenever and Folkswood will be the first two of Charlie Appleby's Australian-based quartet to run next weekend.

Appleby enjoyed notable successes in the country last year with a select team and Kidmenever will take in the Herbert Power Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday while 24 hours later Folkswood will run in the Cranbourne Cup.

The pair galloped at Werribee on Saturday and Appleby has had positive reports.

"We fitted the winkers (cheekpieces) to Kidmenever and he led Folkswood in the first part of the gallop," said Appleby.

"At the finish, they were upsides, whichis what we wanted, so the experience will have served them well.

"Glyn Schofield will ride Kidmenever in the Herbert Power, while Kerrin McEvoy has been booked for Folkswood in the Cranbourne Cup.

"We will also pay up for Folkswood in the Group One Caulfield Stakes on Saturday to keep our options open"

Qewy and Francis Of Assisi complete the team and are tuning up nicely for the Geelong Cup and Caulfield Cup respectively.

"Both have settled in very nicely and if they can perform up to the standard of their efforts last year, we will be happy. Qewy is ready to have a crack at trying to win to back-to-back Geelong Cups, which would ensure him a place in local racing history," Appleby told

"Overall, I am very happy with how the four horses have travelled and settled in. This weekend will tell us a lot."