Balloons storms over the top to score at Gosford

25-07-2014

Balloons broke through for a well-deserved maiden victory in the third race at Gosford this afternoon. Ridden patiently from the awkward barrier Brenton Avdulla settled the filly near last and allowing the filly to slowing make ground producing Balloons with a weathering burst down the centre of the track to score a strong win. ‘It was a great win Brenton didn’t panic timing his run to perfection. The way Balloons hit the line you would have to think 7 furlongs to a mile will suit her down the track” said a very pleased Kim.

Little Mary went within a neck of delivering a stable double when she finished second in the first race over the mile. After settling in the second half of the field the Duke Of Marmalade filly fought strongly going down by the barest of margins. “Little Mary went great, she’s a big strong filly who is improving all the time and will be better for today’s run” added Kim.

Prince Of Sofia heading to Kensington Track

24-07-2014

Prince Of Sofia steps out for the second time this prep lining up in the final event Tab Rewards Benchmark 85 over 1400m. The flashy imported galloper ( pictured below) has  pleased Kim at home since a fast finishing fourth at Kembla 10 days ago. “Prince Of Sofia is very well, I couldn’t be happier with the gelding. His first up run was very good and he has come on since that run. The 7 furlongs is still short of his best distance and Prince of Sofia will get back but I’d expect him to be hitting the line” said Kim. The Rock Of Gibralter has raced sprinted well second up in the past, having won 1 from two attempts whilst racing in France albeit over a longer distance. Nathan Thomas knows the horse well and has retained the ride with the pair jumping from gate 2.

Prince Of Sofia heading to the start

Two gallopers bound for Gosford

23-07-2014

The Kim Waugh stable will saddle up two maiden gallopers at tomorrow’s Gosford meeting. Little Mary will take on the older horses lining up in the first event Erina Rugby League Club over 1600m whilst Balloons steps out for the second time this prep in race 3 set weights maiden over 1200m.

Little Mary has pleased the stable since with Kim believing that the filly’s fitness levels have improved since her last run over the mile, a  distance which Little Mary has previously placed at three starts ago. Sam Clipperton rode the filly last start and will again guide the filly from barrier 6.

Not A Single Doubt filly Balloons takes her place in race 3 The Coast & Country Insurance Maiden over 1200m. Balloons has done very well since her first up performance when finishing third over the same distance at Newcastle a fortnight ago. “Balloons has come on nicely since her first up run, I could not be happier with her heading into tomorrow’s run.” Brenton Avdulla has been booked to ride Balloons with the pair jumping from gate 9.