Randwick Racing Saturday

Stable stalwarts Oxford Poet and Shiraz will be joined by recent stable recruit Our Century with the trio all bound for Randwick on Saturday.

Oxford Poet

                          Oxford Poet

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Tough front running galloper Oxford Poet continues his campaign lining up for his seventh start this campaign taking his place in race 3 Tab Hall Mark Stakes over 1200m. The Dylan Thomas gelding has been a model of consistency all prep against similar opposition and heads to Saturday’s assignment in great order. “Oxford Poet is great. I couldn’t be more pleased with his current condition the gelding continues to do what is asked of him both on and off the track all of his runs have been good he is never far away and when given the right run in transit he is more than capable of a strong showing” added Kim. Andrew Adkins knows Oxford Poet well and continues his association, with the pair jumping from barrier 4.

Shiraz

                         Shiraz

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Talented stayer and recent stable acquisition Our Century kicks off his career with Kim Waugh Stable taking his place alongside stablemate Shiraz in race 9 Nathan’s Famous Hotdogs Handicap over 1400m. “Both horses are really. Shiraz is coming along nicely and heads to his third start this prep fir and well. The gelding has drawn lovely in barrier 3 and should gain a lovely run in transit in behind the speed however he has been allocated top weight of 61kg and I have elected to claim and have secured the services of 2kg claiming apprentice Jen Van Overmeire.

We are really excited to see Our Century kick off his career with the stable on Saturday. He is a lovely type that has really impressed us at home both and whilst we are still learning about the gelding I could not be more pleased with him since joining the stable. Both of his trials have been really good and whilst he kicks off his prep over an unsuitable distance of seven furlongs the gelding has responded well to life at Wyong and certainly has plenty of spring in his step to be effective over the 1400m on Saturday. All things going well we have earmarked the Brisbane Cup as his Grand final over the Brisbane winter” added Kim.  Mark Zahra has secured the ride aboard Our Century, with the pair jumping from barrier 10.

City Of Love set to fly the flag at Wyong on Thursday

City Of Love set to fly the flag for Kim Waugh Racing when she steps out in the opening event Wyong Race Again May 3 Maiden Plate over 1350m on her home track of Wyong on Thursday.

The So You Think mare resumed from a spell with a solid performance finishing second over 1200m a fortnight ago and has continued to please Kim and the team taking nice improvement stripping fitter with the stable confident of another strong showing stepping up to 1350m at her second start this campaign. “I could not be happier with City Of Love, I thought her first up run over an unsuitable trip of 1200m was very good she hit the line strongly over the concluding stages and stepping out to 1350m looks ideal. She is a lovely So You Think mare that will continue to improve with the race experience and as she gets out to a longer trip however she is more than capable of going one better with natural fitness from her first up performance” added Kim. Brenton Avdulla retains the ride aboard City Of Love, with the pair jumping from barrier 4.

Sleepwalker resumes victorious at Port Macquarie

Sleepwalker kicked off his prep in impressive fashion leading all the way in the third event Anzac Day At Port Panthers Handicap over 1206m at Port Macquarie this afternoon. The Dreamscape gelding jumped well from the gate and take up the front running role. In a well-judged front running ride stable apprentice Chris Williams showed maturity beyond his years allowing the big striding gelding to roll along at an even tempo before giving Sleepwalker his head just after straightening to kick clear proving too strong over the six furlongs. “That was a great win by sleepwalker, he’s a horse that has always shown nice ability but has been plagued by injury and it is always very pleasing to see these types of horses return victorious. Sleepwalker had trialled well in the lead up to today and we did head here confident of a strong showing and whilst he got a little tired close to the line he proved too strong for his opposition he will certainly come on from today’s run. Chris has done a lot of work at home and it was great to see the pair score today, he rode him very well” added Kim.