Sleepwalker and Mo The Great are set to fly the flag at Hawkesbury on Thursday

Sleepwalker and Mo The Great are set to fly the flag at Hawkesbury on Thursday

Sleepwalker and Mo The Great are set to fly the flag for Kim Waugh Racing in consecutive races at Hawkesbury on Thursday.

Sleepwalker lines up for his second race start in over 18 months in race 2 The Livermol Sprint Class 1 over 1000m. The Dreamscape gelding has taken benefit from his first up performance naturally stripping fitter from that outing and has continued to make nice progression in the lead up to Thursday’s event. “sleepwalker is really well, I was happy with his first up run and whilst he is still lacking match practice and will continue to improve with racing I’m sure he will acquit himself well” added Kim. Sleepwaker has drawn ideally in barrier 1 and will be ridden by Josh Adams.

SLEEPWALKER on his way to victory

SLEEPWALKER on his way to victory

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Mo The Great returns for his second racing campaign when he takes the field in The Irresistible Pools & Spa Provincial and Country Maiden over 1300m. The lightly raced Uncle Mo gelding made nice improvement in each of his three starts during his first prep and has continued to head in the right direction pleasing Kim and the team since his return to the stable and has taken benefit from two recent trials in the lead up to his first up performance on Monday. “Mo The Great is very well, he’s a gelding that we have taken our time with allowing him to mature, Mo has had two trials prior to his first up assignment and has drawn nicely in barrier 6, I’m sure with luck in running he will prove most competitive” added Kim. Brenton Avdulla has secured the ride aboard Mo The Great.

Uptown Lad brilliant first up victory at Newcastle

Talented galloper Uptown Lad resumed with a brilliant two length victory in the Komatsu Coal Miners Cup over 1300m.

The Manhattan Rain gelding settled midrace, beautifully under the guidance of 2kg claiming apprentice Jean Van Overmeire bided his time before allowing Uptown Lad to work his way into the race pinching ground around the corner before letting down strongly just after straightening gathering the leaders to score running away. “The was a great first up performance by Uptown Lad, he’s a lovely big strong gelding that has taken time to mature, we have been very patient with him giving him lots of time and we are starting to see the results. Uptown Lad has always shown nice ability and he looks to be an ideal type for the Provincial Championships, I plan to give him only two or three runs this time before targeting the Provincial Championships” added Kim

Uptown Lad dominant first up victory at Newcastle

Uptown Lad dominant first up victory at Newcastle

Congratulations to the winning connections of Uptown Lad

Congratulations to the winning connections of Uptown Lad

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Oxford Gem and Uptown Lad head to Newcastle Sunday

Oxford Gem and Uptown Lad head to Newcastle on Sunday taking their places in race 1 XXXX Gold Metro & Provincial Maiden and race 7 Komatsu Coal Miners Cup, respectively

Oxford Gem has shown nice ability at his only two starts finishing third on both occasions with the stable confident of another strong showing when he takes his place in the opening event over 1400m. “Oxford Gem is well, he continues to make nice progression with each outing and heads to Newcastle fit and well stepping out to the seven furlongs for the first time following two runs over 1200m. Whilst Saturday’s race does looks quite a competitive maiden on paper with a number of form lines coming together. Oxford Gem is a huge gelding with a massive stride and the big Newcastle track will certainly be in his favour and I’m sure he will once again acquit himself well” added Kim. Josh Adams has secured the ride aboard Oxford Gem, with the pair jumping from barrier 5.

Uptown Lad

                  Uptown Lad

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Uptown Lad resumes from a spell in the Komatsu Coal Miners Cup over 1300m. The Manhattan Rain gelding has shown nice ability in a short career today and looks to returned in good fashion with two strong trial performances in recent weeks scoring under his own steam over 845m on his home track of Wyong then was given an easy time over 1000m at Newcastle 10 days ago. Uptown Lad is very well, I couldn’t be happier with his progress since his return to the stable and has continued to please following his two trial performances, he’s a horse that has always come to hand quickly, Saturday’s event looks a nice race to kick off his campaign and I’m sure with luck in running he will be hitting the line strongly over the concluding stages on Saturday” added Kim. Jean Van Overmeire has been booked to ride Uptown Lad and will claim 2kg’s when the pair take the field in the seventh race at Newcastle on Sunday.