Kingsguard has helped lift Sydney's premiership-leading jockey from an autumn carnival slump and now Brenton Avdulla is planning on more success with the gelding.
The five-year-old secured a double for Avdulla at last month's stand-alone meeting by complementing stablemate Glenall's win in the Listed Hawkesbury Gold Rush with victory in the Gr.3 Hawkesbury Cup.
The Hawkes Racing-trained Kingsguard now takes on 1600m again in Friday's Listed Scone Cup and Avdulla is confident of a strong showing providing he can negotiate an awkward gate.
Kingsguard, who was on the third line of betting with the TAB on Thursday at $7.50, jumps from barrier 12 in the capacity field of 16.
"That makes it a little bit tricker but he can put himself on speed," Avdulla said.
"If we can get nice and comfortable and he takes confidence from the other the day I'm sure he'll run well." -AAP