Three gallopers bound for Canterbury

Trainer Kim Waugh will saddle up three runners at Wednesday’s Canterbury meeting. Leica Star resumes in Members on Sale Hcp Bm 70 over 1250, ever consistent galloper Dylan’s Rojo backing up in Tab.Com.Au over 1550m whilst the tough race mare Oxford Heart is first up in the final event.

Leica Star resumes from an extended layoff leading the field out in race 3. The Starcraft gelding has pleased Kim since his return to the stable and has had the benefit of three recent trials leading into Wednesday race. Leica Star has raced well whilst fresh in the past however the stayer will most likely find the 1250m too short especially off such a long spell. Kim expects the gelding will take a couple of runs to get race fit and will be improved by Wednesday’s outing. “Leica Star is well and we have elected to use Koby Jennings’s 3 kilo claim after being allotted 59.5kg. After such a long break I’d expect them to be too nippy for him but as long as he hits the line I’d be happy” said Kim.

Leica Star

Leica Star

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The ultra-consistent Dylan’s Rojo backs up within a week following his game second over the same distance at Canterbury last Wednesday. The Dylan Thomas gelding continues to thrive with racing lining up for this seventh race start this prep “Dylan’s Rojo is going great guns and has done very well during the week. The horse puts himself on the speed and fights,he’s very hard to get past. Dylan’s Rojo deserves to break through after finishing second at his last three starts” said Kim. Dylan’s Rojo will again be ridden by former stable apprentice Jay Ford with the pair jumping from barrier 10.

Dylan's Rojo returns victorious at Hawkesbury

Dylan’s Rojo returns to scale

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Oxford Heart resumes from a spell in race 7 Camelot @ Coolmore Hcp over 1250m. The Lion Heart 5yr old has signalled her return to racing with two recent trials pleasing the stable at both outings. Oxford Heart generally comes to hand quickly and has never finished out of a place in 4 attempts when resuming, the mare also enjoys racing at Canterbury. “Oxford Heart is very well she has had two nice trials leading into Wednesday’s race and has pleased me since. The mare should get a nice run in transit. I have also decided to claim and have booked Brodie Loy who claims 3kg’s after she was allocated top weight. Brodie has ridden Oxford Heart before and knows her” said Kim.

Oxford Heart

Oxford Heart

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Two in a row for Forget

Forget stepped out in fine style scoring a commanding win to make it two wins from as many starts this campaign at Canterbury Park yesterday afternoon. The Exceed and Excel gelding jumped well and settled beautifully in the box seat position by inform jockey Sam Clipperton. Sam allowed the long striding chestnut to sit one off the fence within striking distance and pounced on the leaders on straightening. Forget sprinted quickly to score a comfortable 1.5 length win. “A great win he travelled kindly in the run and looked the winner a long way out. We have changed the way we train him keeping at a sprinting distance and it looks as though we have found the key, he’s flying. I have to thank a great bunch owners for showing patience and giving Forget time and by the way he has won his last two starts will have some fun with him. Forget will now head to Saturday grade” added Kim. Congratulations to the owners of Forget!

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Forget winning at Canterbury

Forget winning at Canterbury

FORGET returns to scale at Canterbury

FORGET returns to scale at Canterbury

 

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Dylan’s Rojo went within a long head of providing the Kim Waugh stable a race to race double. The Dylan Thomas gelding jumped brilliantly from the rails draw to lead the field. Jockey Jay Ford rated Dylan’s Rojo well giving a strong kick in the straight only to go down in the shadows of the post running another tough hard fought second. “Dylan’s Rojo ran bravely fighting out another tight finish. The gelding has continued to hold his form and race very well all prep. I’ll see how Dylan’s Rojo pulls up before deciding his next start, said Kim”.

Two inform gallopers bound for Canterbury

Impressive last start winner Forget heads back to midweek level lining up in the fifth event Restricted O Metro win race at Wednesday’s Canterbury meeting. Forget resumed with an effortless 3 length victory two weeks ago and has continued to please Kim at home. “Forget has returned to the stable in top form winning a trial by a commanding 7 lengths and backed it up with a soft win at Muswellbrook.  I really liked the way Forget went about his business first up and is ready to return to midweek grade. The gelding has a nice drop in weight and Sam should be able to give Forget a good run in transit from the rails draw” said Kim. The Exceed and Excel gelding races well second up with a win and a placing to his name whilst he has been placed at both the track and distance. Kim has secured the services of inform jockey Sam Clipperton to ride Forget in Wednesday’s assignment.

FORGET winning at Muswellbrook

FORGET winning at Muswellbrook

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The ultra-consistent Dylan’s Rojo steps out for this 6th race start this prep lining up in race 7  Tab.com.au Bm 70 over 1550m. The tough Dylan Thomas gelding has been a model of consistency all campaign and has again continued to tick over nicely in the lead up to Wednesday’s race. “Dylan’s Rojo is really well, he’s very a fit happy horse and his form reflects that and deserves to break through for another win after three close seconds. He’s does have a bit of weight to contend with but should be able to roll along in a forward position from the rails draw.” added Kim. Dylan’s Rojo has been racing in great heart all prep and with any luck in running will again be there when the whips are cracking. Former stable apprentice Jay Ford will again be aboard Dylan’s Rojo.

Dylan's Rojo wins again

Dylan’s Rojo wins again

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