Two gallopers bound for Kembla

The Kim Waugh stable will make a rare trip to Kembla Grange tomorrow with maiden gallopers Misty Lights and Ezi Pleased. “Both horses are fit and well and have pleased at home in the lead up to their respective races. Unfortunately they have both drawn a touch awkwardly” said Kim.

First Emergency Misty Lights has gained a start after two early scratchings in the first event 2yr old Maiden over 1200m. The Sebring filly worked home well over an unsuitable distance after striking trouble last start and Kim believes the filly will appreciate the extra furlong. Inform apprentice John Kissick will be aboard claiming 1.5kg’s with the pair jumping from barrier 8.

Ezi Pleased steps up to the mile for the first time in his short career when he lines up in race 7. After 3 consistent runs this prep the Excites gelding is rock hard fit and ready to tackle the increased distance. “Ezi Pleased is a big striding galloper whose racing style will be suited by the bigger track” said Kim. Senior jockey Paul Hammersley takes over the reins jumping from gate 9 of 10 starters.

 

 

 

 

 

Well deserved win for Harry Hotspur

17-04-2014

Kim’s decision to scratch Harry Hotspur from Wednesday’s Kensington meeting proved a masterful stroke after the flashy chestnut gelding scored a tough determined win in race 7 Benchmark 70 over 1350m at Wyong this afternoon.Tommy Berry set a cat amongst the pigeons taking off 400m from home and set Harry Hotspur alight bursting clear on straightening. In a move timed to perfection the gelding fought off a late challenge to score by a nose. “That was a tough win. Kim was a big supporter of Nathan’s and winning on Harry Hotspur was a pleasing result” said Tommy Berry. Harry Hotspur will now head to the midweeks and tackle non metro win race.

Recife Beach resumed in race 4 finishing strongly over the concluding stages to finish third in a leader dominated race. “Recife Beach ran well, he settled further back than expected and hit the line hard”. We will take him home and find a suitable race in a few weeks , added Kim.

Mi Lad’s Princess ran an improved race making late ground to finish fifth in the second event open Maiden over 1000m.

Recife Beach set to resume at Wyong

16-04-2014

The Kim Waugh stable will be well represented at their home track when three gallopers are set to take their place tomorrow.

Kicking off the day will be dual acceptor Mi Lad’s Princess taking on the older gallopers in race 2 Maiden over 1000m. The Dylan Thomas filly has pleased Kim since her first start “Mi Lad’s Princess is an improving filly who will be better for the experience. She has drawn awkwardly which isn’t ideal”, said Kim. Inform apprentice John Kissick will aboard Mi Lad’s Princess claiming 1.5kg’s.

Promising 3yr old Recife Beach will lead the field out in race 4 Class 1 over 1100m. The Sharkbite gelding has had the benefit of two trials winning his most recent over 1000m last week. “Recife Beach has really impressed me this time in. It looks a nice race to kick off his campaign has drawn beautifully in gate 1” said Kim. The gelding races well fresh and enjoys racing on his home track. Kim has elected to engage claiming apprentice John Kissick in a bid to offset the big weight.

Consistent galloper Harry Hotspur will round out the day when he lines up in race 7 Benchmark 70 over 1350m.The Mossman gelding looks ready to atone for his two close finishes at Wyong in recent weeks. “Harry is rock hard fit and has really pleased me at home on the training tracks. Tommy Berry takes over the reins drawing ideally in gate 2” added Kim