Dowdstown Charlie returned to his brilliant best yesterday with an outstanding front running display over the testing 2200m in the opening event at Newcastle yesterday afternoon. The Myboycharlie gelding backed up his recent tough city grade form to the provincial meeting coming through yesterday’s event with flying colours. Dowdstown Charlie bounced straight to the front by Andrew Gibbons controlling the race beautifully from the outset Charlie never looked like being beaten to score a run commanding 5 and three quarter lengths victory over the staying trip. “It was a great win and an outstanding front running ride by Andrew. Dowdstown Charlie has been racing very well all prep and it is once again very pleasing to see him win today, congratulations to the connections” added Kim
Provincial racing returns to Wyong on Tuesday where the team at Kim Waugh racing will once again be represented with two runners Bao Zheng lines up in race 4 whilst Trinity River steps out in race 5 after Kim confirmed the scratching of Stryka A Ransom following a poor barrier draw after acceptances.
Bao Zheng steps out for his second lifetime start in the Entrance Leagues Club Maiden Plate over 1350m. The Star Witness gelding has continued to make nice progression following his first run at Cessnock 12 days ago. “Bao Zheng is very well, he’s a horse that will continue to be improve with each outing and is learning all the time. He has drawn well on Tuesday and will jump from barrier 5 following two early scratchings hopefully he can settle in a handy position and hit the line” added Kim. Tye Angland has secured the ride of Bao Zheng and will be aboard the gelding for the first time carrying 59kg’s.
Recent stable recruit Trinity River will step out for the first time after Kim elected to scratch the filly from Newcastle on Saturday after the down grade in the track conditions. The Lonhro filly has only been under the guidance of Kim’s training regime for a few weeks and whilst Kim is still learning about Trinity River, the astute lady trainer is very happy with her since her arrival. “Trinity River is a well bred filly that looks to have some handy from around the Melbourne provincial circuit and whilst her form is a little tricky to line up I’m sure she will acquit herself well” added Kim. Tim Clark has been booked to ride Trinity River with the pair jumping from barrier 6 in the Wyong Rugby League Club Class 1 Hcp over 1350m.
Dowdstown Charlie will be joined by recent stable addition Trinity River as the pair head to Newcastle on Saturday taking their places in race 1 Whitebridge Birralee Long Day Care and race 8 Birralee Staff Class 1 respectively.
The well-known wet tracker Dowdstown Charlie returns to the provincial circuit following consistent efforts in stronger metropolitan grade with the stable confident a strong showing will be on the cards for the enigmatic galloper with the likelihood of favourable track conditions. “Dowdstown Charlie is very well. The gelding is the class horse in the field and has been allocated top weight however he drops sharply in grade after some handy efforts in city grade and I feel that the drop back in distance to 2200m looks suitable. His win at Newcastle four runs ago was a very strong effort” added Kim. Andrew Gibbons has been booked to ride Dowdstown Charlie in the opening event at Newcastle
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Trinity River steps out for the stable for the first time following her interstate transfer with Kim more than happy with the Lonhro filly’s progress since joining the yard. “Trinity River is a well-bred filly whom I am still learning about, she looks to have some handy form around the provincial circuit in Melbourne and whilst her form is a little tricky to line up and the heavy track is also an unknown the filly does come in well at the weights dropping some 5kgs from her last start’ added Kim. Two kilo apprentice Blaike McDougall has been booked to ride Trinity River in race 8