Trio bound for Wyong racing on Tuesday

Kim Waugh Racing will be well represented on their home track of Wyong with a trio of gallopers including Celer, Sleepwalker and Oxford Angel all taking their places on Tuesday.

Celer kicks off the day in race 3 taking his place in the Doylo Maiden Plate over 1000m. The Excelebration gelding kicked off his race career at Gosford three weeks ago and has continued to make solid progress in the weeks since returning to the trials scoring nicely over 845m. “Celer is well, his a nice type that will continue to improve with racing. I was very please with his most recent trial performance hitting the line nicely which will hold him in good stead for Tuesday’s event.I have elected to put a tongue tie on Celer after he got his tongue over the bit last start and from the good gate the gelding should gain a nice run in transit just off the speed” added Kim. Blake Shinn has secured the ride aboard Celar, with the pair jumping from barrier 4 in the field 10.

Sleepwalker breaks through at Taree

Sleepwalker breaks through at Taree

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Sleepwalker continues his prep taking his place in the Norah Head Sporties Provincial Mile at his fourth run in. The Dreamscape gelding has been a model of consistently with a win and placing and looks ready to step up to the mile for the first time. “Sleepwalker is really well, he’s rock hard fit. I have been very happy with each of his runs and I feel that the step up to the mile looks ideal at this stage. He’s a horse that enjoys racing close to the speed and should gain a lovely run in transit from the inside gate and will once again prove more than capable on Tuesday. Blake Shinn has been booked to ride Sleepwalker” added Kim.

Oxford Angel rounds out the day taking her place in the final event on the card The Entrance Leagues Club Class 1 Handicap. The Nicconi filly kicked off her second racing campaign in impressive fashion with a brilliant victory over 1100m earlier this month and has continued to make nice progression naturally taking improvement both mentally and physically following into her second start this prep. “Oxford Angel is a lovely filly that has always shown nice ability and it was very pleasing to see her return with a strong victory last start, she has continued to thrive both on and off the track and I couldn’t be more please with her as she heads into her second up run on Tuesday. Whilst she will need to overcome a wide gate she is a filly that has proven to quite adaptable in her racing style. I will have a good look at the field and discuss with her owners but I’d say that we will most likely look to take a sit find cover and I have no doubt with luck in running Oxford Angel will again prove most competitive” added Kim. Blake Shinn knows the filly well having code her in a trial and also last prep and reunites with Oxford Angel on Tuesday, with the pair jumping from barrier 12.

Oxford Angel impressive first up victory

Oxford Angel impressive first up victory

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Muswellbrook Monday

The Reward For Effort 3yr old filly Little Effort will make her race day debut in race 2 Silks Function Centre Fillies and Mares Maiden plate over 1280m. Little Effort has had the benefit of three lifetime trials taking nice improvement in each heat finishing in the placings over 800 and has continued to please since returning to the stable following a spell. She is a nice filly that is still learning and will certainly benefit from the race day experience. Monday’s race looks a nice race to kick off her career and I’m sure she will acquit herself well” added Kim. Chad Lever takes the ride aboard Little Effort , with the pair jumping from barrier 1

Boca Grande too strong at Muswellbrook

Boca Grande too strong at Muswellbrook

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Boca Grande returns to Muswellbrook following his impressive maiden victory over the distance two and a half weeks ago over the distance and will take his place in race 8 John Robinson Memorial. “Boca Grande is very well. He’s continued to please since his first up victory and has certainly taken benefit in the weeks since and heads to Muswellbrook in great order. Initially We had accepted him for two races however I have elected to run him in the final event after looks at the fields after drawing ideally in barrier 1 in race 8. Whilst Boca Grande is still learning and will continue to improve with the experience I have no doubt that he will once again prove most competitive on Monday” added Kim. Chad Lever continues his association with Boca Grande, with the pair jumping from barrier 1

Hetty Heights to fly the flag for Kim Waugh Racing at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday

Talented race mare Hetty Heights set to fly the flag for Kim Waugh Racing when she continues her campaign taking her place in race 7 Australian Hall of Fame Handicap over 1500m at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday.

Hetty Heights dives late to score at Rosehill

Hetty Heights dives late to score at Rosehill

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The Written Tycoon mare has continued to please Kim and the team both on and off the track since her last start when working home well after a wide run in transit in the Group 3 Godolphin Crown at Hawkesbury three weeks ago with the stable confident of an improved performance stepping out to 1500m and dropping back in grade to benchmark handicap following three black type races. “Hetty Height is very well, she is a mare that has been plagued by wide gates and races which have been leader dominated recently and whilst on Saturday she has again drawn a touch awkwardly she is a mare that will again be ridden for luck hopefully in a truly run race I’m she Hetty Heights will be given every opportunity to hit the line. I have elected to tinker with her gear and she will again wear blinkers in a bid to give the mare some confidence” added Kim.  Andrew Adkins continues his association with Hetty Heights and once again will partner the mare when they step out in the seventh event on the card at Rosehill.