Hand From Above proves too strong at Canterbury

Hand From Above returned to the winners circle with an impressive performance stepping up out to 1550m for the first time this prep in the fourth event at Canterbury this afternoon. The More Than Ready gelding settled beautifully midfield off enjoying a solid tempo, inform apprentice Jean Van Overmeire allowed Hand From Above to work his way into the race under his own steam to be within striking distance just after straightening. Hand From Above pounced on the leaders gathering in the leaders showing a nice turn of foot to score by a length. “That was a great win by Hand From Above. He is a big gross gelding that has need to race his way into peak fitness and I couldn’t have been happier with his condition he was rock hard fit and came here today confident that he was ideally placed . Jean rode him brilliantly he didn’t panic when there was a midrace move timing his run to perfection. We will look to find another suitable race for him in the coming weeks and I have no doubt that he will pick up another race on his current form” added Kim.      

Hand From Above proves too strong at Canterbury

Hand From Above proves too strong at Canterbury

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Hand From Above bound for Canterbury on Wednesday

Hand from Above heads to Canterbury taking his place in race 4 Tab Handicap over 1550m on Wednesday. The More Than Ready gelding hit the line strongly over 1400m when finishing fourth at Randwick a fortnight ago and has continued to please Kim and the team both on and off the track. Hand From Above has raced his way into peak fitness taking improvement in each of his three starts this prep and heads into his fourth race start this campaign fit and well. “Hand from Above is very well. He hasn’t been far away in each of his races for me hitting the line strongly last start. Wednesday event looks a nice race on paper and I have no doubt that extra distance looks ideal” added Kim. Jean Van Overmeire continues his association aboard Hand From Above claiming three kilo’s bringing the gelding weight down nicely to 55.5kg, with the pair jumping from barrier 6.

Hand From Above

Hand From Above

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Running double at Port Macquarie on Sunday

Could I Be and Newsfan were successful breaking through for their first victories producing a running double for Kim Waugh Racing at Port Macquarie on Sunday.

Could I Be jumped well from a middle gate to cross the field to lead the field of maiden gallopers. The Dream Ahead filly settled beautifully under the guidance of Andrew Gibbons rolling along in front before kicking strongly just after straightening knuckling down over the concluding stages to prove too strong in a three-quarter length victory. “That was a great win by Could I Be to score her maiden victory at only her second start. She took nice improvement from her debut performance into this afternoons event to prove too strong for her rivals. Could I Be is a nice filly that will continue to improve as she learns her trade and gains more race experience” added Kim.

Could I Be too strong at Port Macquarie

Could I Be too strong at Port Macquarie

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Newsfan kicked off her campaign in brilliant fashion with an impressive victory in Prime 7 4yr old + Maiden Showcase Handicap over 1100m this afternoon. The Zoffany mare certainly didn’t disappoint her supporters stepping out as a short price favourite jumping well from the outside gate to work across the field setting outside the leader, settling kindly under the guidance of Andrew Gibbons before bounding away showing a nice turn of foot to score with ease. “That was an impressive victory by Newsfan, the mare has always shown nice ability and had some strong provincial form last prep we were quietly confident that she would prove too strong today. Its always nice to see a race plan out as well as it did. It was very pleasing to see both horses preform so well and come away with victory. Congratulations to the connections to both Could I Be and Newsfan” added Kim.

Newsfan impressive first up victory

Newsfan impressive first up victory

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