It was high five’s all around for Kim, Mark and the team at Kim Waugh racing following Harry Hotspur’s triumphant return at Muswellbrook, giving the astute lady trainer her fifth winner in six days. Once again the ever consistent galloper Harry Hotspur displayed his will to win after absorbing the pressure up front to tough it out and score by a long head in Bengalla Cup over 1200m . “Harry Hotspur’s win was great. He had a very successful campaign last time in and to see him return in that manner is fantastic . He’s a big strong galloper now and will naturally take improvement into his next start, I’ll let him get over the run before deciding our next move most likely in a few weeks. It’s been a memorable week for all” added Kim. Congratulations to a big group of owners!
The well -related His Majesty returned to Gosford yesterday with an impressive 3 length victory over unsuitable 1200m. His Majesty is a superbly bred import and is a brother to the now-retired Group I performer Puissance De Lune. The grey was patiently ridden by Shinn, travelling midfield with cover before being produced nearing the 150 metre mark to score by a comfortable three lengths. “Very impressive win and showed a great turn of foot. He’s a horse I have a lot of time for he’s only had eight starts and still learning what it it’s all about. A fantastic win for a great group of owners”added a thrilled Kim.
Puissance De Lune, which also caught the attention of the Australian public for his flashy grey looks, was devastating in races beyond 2000 metres and Shinn believes His Majesty can also make an impact if the brothers share the same staying ability. “If he can get out to those trips with the sprint that he has, who knows where he’ll end up, He’s an exciting horse, but he’s still a bit of a kid” said an impressed Shinn on dismounting.
His Majesty’s win has continued a highly successful week for Kim and her team with four winners with in the week – a stable double at Newcastle with Fight for Glory and Dylan’s Rojo closely followed by the ever-consistent race mare Oxford Heart scoring fist up at Canterbury on Wednesday. Congratulations to all the connections, both Kim and Mark and to the team at Kim Waugh racing.
Harry Hotspur heads to Muswellbrook on Sunday to make his return to the race track lining up taking Bengalla Cup over 1280m. The flashy chestnut gelding has been readied for his return from a 3 month spell with a solid trial hit out over 900m when finishing second at Newcastle two and a half weeks ago. Harry as he is known around the stable is rarely far away in his races and can pull a run out when fresh having won earlier in his career when racing first up. “Harry is very well. He has tightened up since his trial and whilst me may find Sunday’s race a touch short I could not be happier with him heading into his first up run” added Kim. A two times winner at Canterbury last prep looks well weighted in a suitable race to kick off his preparation with 56.5kg’s and will be ridden by Paul King, with the pair jumping from barrier 7.
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