Balloons takes on the older mares at Gosford

Balloons a lightly raced filly from the Waugh stable will take on the older mares when she lines up in race 8 at Gosford tomorrow afternoon. The flashy Not A Single Doubt 3 year old has raced very well this preparation including  a very strong win over the course and distance two starts ago with Kim believing that the big field will ensure a truly run race which was unfortunately not the case on the Kensington track last start when finishing third in a stop start affair “all of Balloons runs have been full of merit this time in, I have been very happy with the filly she is fit and well. We are just unsure about the wet track the Not A Single Doubt bred seem to handle it but you never really know until they race on it’ added Kim. Brenton Avdulla will again be aboard Balloons with the pair jumping from barrier 5 race 8 Marathon Cricket @ SCG Class 2 over 1200m at Gosford on Thursday.

Balloons in full flight

Balloons in full flight

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Annatime to step out Warwick Farm tomorrow

After two impressive wins at Gosford Kim’s pocket rocket Annatime heads to Warwick Farm where the filly will lead out a small but select field in the first event Benchmark 65 over 1000m. The Time Thief filly has continued to please Kim since her last start victory “Annatime is great she has been ticking over nicely and deserves her chance at the midweeks after two strong wins; I can’t fault her, my only concern would the weather and the very heavy track” said Kim. Annatime has shown good gate speed at all her starts and will again go forward from barrier 7 with Kim electing to claim on the filly after she was allotted the top weight of 58kg’s entrusting the reigns with 3 kilo claiming apprentice Brodie Loy.

Annatime

Annatime

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Prince Of Sofia heading to a rain soaked Canterbury Park.

19-08-2014

After three runs this campaign the for French galloper Prince Of Sofia (pictured below) continues to step up in distance lining up in race 4 The Restricted “O” Metro win Handicap over 1900m. Prince Of Sofia is fit and well however after missing the start at his last two starts the gelding has proven to be challenge for the astute lady trainer “we have given Prince of Sofia some barrier practice since his last run. Trying to keep things interesting is the key to tried horses, hopefully it’s done the trick” added Kim. Prince Of Sofia has raced in Saturday grade the past two starts and with the slight drop in grade back to the midweeks along with a 2kg claim from former stable apprentice Serg Lisnyy the stable is hopeful of an improved performance. Whilst the very heavy track is unknown the Rock Of Gibraltar gelding has been placed at both start on rain affected ground in France and with continuing rain in the Sydney area Canterbury is currently rated a heavy 9 for the upcoming meeting.

Prince Of Sofia heading to the start

 

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