Hand From Above bound for Canterbury on Wednesday

Hand from Above heads to Canterbury taking his place in race 4 Tab Handicap over 1550m on Wednesday. The More Than Ready gelding hit the line strongly over 1400m when finishing fourth at Randwick a fortnight ago and has continued to please Kim and the team both on and off the track. Hand From Above has raced his way into peak fitness taking improvement in each of his three starts this prep and heads into his fourth race start this campaign fit and well. “Hand from Above is very well. He hasn’t been far away in each of his races for me hitting the line strongly last start. Wednesday event looks a nice race on paper and I have no doubt that extra distance looks ideal” added Kim. Jean Van Overmeire continues his association aboard Hand From Above claiming three kilo’s bringing the gelding weight down nicely to 55.5kg, with the pair jumping from barrier 6.

Hand From Above

Hand From Above

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Running double at Port Macquarie on Sunday

Could I Be and Newsfan were successful breaking through for their first victories producing a running double for Kim Waugh Racing at Port Macquarie on Sunday.

Could I Be jumped well from a middle gate to cross the field to lead the field of maiden gallopers. The Dream Ahead filly settled beautifully under the guidance of Andrew Gibbons rolling along in front before kicking strongly just after straightening knuckling down over the concluding stages to prove too strong in a three-quarter length victory. “That was a great win by Could I Be to score her maiden victory at only her second start. She took nice improvement from her debut performance into this afternoons event to prove too strong for her rivals. Could I Be is a nice filly that will continue to improve as she learns her trade and gains more race experience” added Kim.

Newsfan kicked off her campaign in brilliant fashion with an impressive victory in Prime 7 4yr old + Maiden Showcase Handicap over 1100m this afternoon. The Zoffany mare certainly didn’t disappoint her supporters stepping out as a short price favourite jumping well from the outside gate to work across the field setting outside the leader, settling kindly under the guidance of Andrew Gibbons before bounding away showing a nice turn of foot to score with ease. “That was an impressive victory by Newsfan, the mare has always shown nice ability and had some strong provincial form last prep we were quietly confident that she would prove too strong today. Its always nice to see a race plan out as well as it did. It was very pleasing to see both horses preform so well and come away with victory. Congratulations to the connections to both Could I Be and Newsfan” added Kim.

Mighty Marmalade to make her race day debut on Tuesday at Wyong

Mighty Marmalade will make her race day debut taking his place in the opening event Kristen Buchanan Racing Stables Provincial Country Maiden Handicap on her home track, Wyong on Tuesday. The Duke of Marmalade filly has had the benefit of recent trial working home nicely after missing the kick over 800m at Wyong two and a half weeks ago. “Mighty Marmalade is a nice filly. She has drawn ideally in barrier 1 which is a huge advantage when stepping out for the first time. Tuesday’s assignment is a little trick to line up with a number of different form lines converging which is often the case with a provincial country maiden having said that I am very happy with the filly and I’m sure she will acquit herself well” added Kim. Blake Shinn rode the filly in her trial and has secured the ride on aboard Mighty Marmalade on Tuesday.