Sheniyan racing at Gosford

Sheniyan will head to Gosford on Thursday where he will take his place in race 8 Rotary Club Of Gosford Benchmark 65 over 2100m. The former European galloper stepped up to the mile and a quarter for the first time when racing at Hawkesbury three weeks ago and has continued to please Kim both on and off the track with the stable confident the slight drop in grade to Benchmark 65 will be in the geldings favour. “Sheniyan is very well. Whilst the gelding has a bit of weight to carry I have decided to claim booking James Innes Jr who will claim 2kg’s. He has drawn ideally in barrier 3 and given the right run in transit he is more than capable of proving to be most competitive in this type of race” added Kim.

Sheniyan dives late to score at Wyong

Sheniyan dives late to score at Wyong

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Strong showing at Wyong trials

Kim Waugh left Wyong wrapped with her team following a strong showing at this morning’s trials. With no less than six gallopers all strutting their stuff in preparation to their raceday returns it certainly was a busy morning for all concerned.

Stable favourite Harry Hotspur continued on his winning ways with a strong all the way victory in heat 2 over 1000m. Harry’s been in wonderful form this prep with two wins from three starts and has freshened up nicely since his last win over Easter. “Harry went great all going well he will now head to Scone Friday week” added Kim.

Oxford Poet bounced straight to the lead and was never headed working home under his own steam in a powerful display to record the fastest time of the morning over 1000m in heat 4. “That was a lovely trial. I have been really happy with Oxford Poet since his return to the stable he will most likely have another trial before heading to the races” added Kim.

Unraced filly Esempio stepped out for her second trial in heat 5 over 1000m and continues to make nice improvement with each outing. The Excellent Art 3yr old settled second before working home nicely over the concluding stages to go on and score by a length. “Esempio is a big long striding filly who is still learning what the racing caper is all about and I will most likely trial her again before she debuts” added Kim.

Recent stable addition Validate stepped out in heat 12 over 845m. The Duporth filly settled midfield before working home under her own steam “Validate has only been with me for a very short period it was a nice trial and wasn’t sent out to do too much, all going well we will now head to Scone” added Kim.

Prince Dylan stepped out for the first time in preparation to his second racing campaign and in doing was another galloper who signalled his return with a nice trial win. “Prince Dylan is a nice type who is improving all the time. He will trial again before hitting the races” added Kim.

Oxford Art rounded out the busy morning with a hard hitting second in heat 14 over 845m. The Excellent Art mare settled last in the early stages before knuckling down strongly over the concluding stages finishing a close second. “Oxford Art trialled nicely she will trail again in the coming weeks before going to the races” added Kim.

Trio of runners set to fly the flag at Kembla Grange

Trio of runners – Meiner Freccia, King Viv and Dowdstown Charlie will head south to fly the flag for Kim Waugh Racing at Tuesday’s Kembla Grange meeting.

King Viv kicks off the day in race 4 Warilla Bowls & Recreation Club Maiden Plate over 1600m. The lightly raced Falkirk gelding hit the line will when resuming from a spell over 1300m at Hawkesbury two weeks ago and has continued to head in the right direction pleasing Kim in the lead up to his second run this prep. “King Viv is very well, he is an improving type who is leaning all the time and getting better with each run. I’m sure he will appreciate the big track along with the step up to the mile looks suitable for King Viv” added Kim. Kerrin McEvoy takes over the reins and will reunite with King Viv, with the pair jumping from barrier 6.

Dowdstown Charlie

Dowdstown Charlie

Dowdstown Charlie (pictured above) steps out for the second run in race 6 Nimaka Pty Ltd Handicap for Benchmark 65 gallopers over the seven furlongs. The Myboycharlie gelding resumed from a spell at Wyong a fortnight ago and despite being know as a wet tracker the very heavy track along with persistent rain through the day was to his liking. Dowdstown Charlie has been to Kembla on only one occasion for a second placing and is more than capable of running well despite an awkward draw. “Dowdstown Charlie is well, I have been very happy with gelding since his first up run and heads to Kembla fitter for his most recent run. Hopefully Kerrin is able to slot in and get cover from barrier 12” added Kim. Kerrin McEvoy has secured the ride, with the pair jumping from barrier 12.

Meiner Freccia scores a brilliant first up victory

Meiner Freccia scores a brilliant first up victory

Former Japanese galloper Meiner Freccia rounds out the day in the final event Kembla Grange Class 1 & Maiden Plate over 2000m. The lightly raced stayer has shown to be a progressive type with three excellent performance on Australian soil, the long striding gelding came from near last and hit the line strongly over the concluding stages at Canterbury a fortnight ago over 1550m and the step up to 2000m for the first time under Kim’s guidance looks a very suitable target especially on a bigger track. “Meiner Freccia is very well. All three runs have been very good and have given him a solid grounding for the mile and quarter, Tuesday’s event looks a good stepping stone for him. We don’t want any more rain” added Kim. Blake Shinn has secured the ride aboard Meiner Freccia for the first time, with the pair jumping from barrier 6.