Tickling and Oxford Bella both are set the fly the flag for Kim Waugh Racing lining up in consecutive races at Hawkesbury on Thursday.
Tickling steps out in race 4 The Bachmayer Orthodontic Clinic Handicap for Class 2 gallopers over six furlongs. The Not A Single Doubt will be looking to atone for an unlucky first up performance when not gaining a clear passage at vital stage in the straight over the distance at Gosford a fortnight ago. “Tickling is very well, she has come on nicely since her first up run and has continued to please leading in to Thursday’s event. Her form does suggest that she does improve significantly second up having won at Hawkesbury earlier in her career. Unfortunately Tickling will need to overcome an awkward barrier in gate 8 and if she can gain some cover early I’m sure she will acquit herself well. I did nominate the mare for Scone on Friday however I’m leading towards Hawkesbury on Thursday” added Kim. Corey Brown has been booked to ride Tickling.
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Oxford Bella has continued to please following her brave third placing over 1000m a fortnight ago when resuming from a spell with the stable confident of another forward showing when she takes the field in race 5 Richmond Club Provincial and Country Maiden Handicap over 1100m. “Oxford Bella is really well, I was very happy with her first up performance and I feel that she has tightened up nicely. The filly has drawn ideally in barrier 2 ad should get a lovely run in transit and with an ounce of luck I’m sure Oxford Bella will prove most competitive” added Kim. Andrew Adkins takes over the reins of Oxford Bella, with the pair jumping from barrier 2.