Tickling and Oxford Bella fly the flag at Hawkesbury on Thursday

Tickling and Oxford Bella both are set the fly the flag for Kim Waugh Racing lining up in consecutive races at Hawkesbury on Thursday.

Tickling steps out in race 4 The Bachmayer Orthodontic Clinic Handicap for Class 2 gallopers over six furlongs. The Not A Single Doubt will be looking to atone for an unlucky first up performance when not gaining a clear passage at vital stage in the straight over the distance at Gosford a fortnight ago. “Tickling is very well, she has come on nicely since her first up run and has continued to please leading in to Thursday’s event. Her form does suggest that she does improve significantly second up having won at Hawkesbury earlier in her career. Unfortunately Tickling will need to overcome an awkward barrier in gate 8 and if she can gain some cover early I’m sure she will acquit herself well. I did nominate the mare for Scone on Friday however I’m leading towards Hawkesbury on Thursday” added Kim. Corey Brown has been booked to ride Tickling.

Tickling brings up her second career victory at Gosford

Tickling brings up her second career victory at Gosford

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Oxford Bella has continued to please following her brave third placing over 1000m a fortnight ago when resuming from a spell with the stable confident of another forward showing when she takes the field in race 5 Richmond Club Provincial and Country Maiden Handicap over 1100m. “Oxford Bella is really well, I was very happy with her first up performance and I feel that she has tightened up nicely. The filly has drawn ideally in barrier 2 ad should get a lovely run in transit and with an ounce of luck I’m sure Oxford Bella will prove most competitive” added Kim. Andrew Adkins takes over the reins of Oxford Bella, with the pair jumping from barrier 2.

Prince Dylan heads Taree on Monday

Prince Dylan heads to Taree taking his place in race 5 Pre-Christmas At Taree Races Class 1 Handicap 1300m.

The Dylan Thomas gelding has need a model of consistency of late racing against stronger provincial grade and will certainly appreciate the slight drop in grade when he leads the field out in the fifth race on the card on Monday. “Prince Dylan is well, he is a horse that does have nice ability however can mix his form all of runs have been really good prior to his last start effort however he has pleased be since that last run I’m sure he is capable of bouncing back to form. The gelding has good gate speed and does enjoy racing on speed and from the gate will most likely go forward and hopefully slot in ” added Kim. Serg Lisnyy has been booked to ride Price Dylan with the pair jumping from barrier 10

Prince Dylan returns to scale victorious

Prince Dylan returns to scale victorious

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Trio of gallopers bound for Newcastle on Saturday

Kim Waugh racing will be well represented with a trio of gallopers including Newsfan, Bluetwentytwo and Sassaby all bound for Newcastle on Saturday.

First starter Newsfan kicks off her career in race 3 Newcastle Obstetrics and Specialist Ultrasound Maiden Plate over 900m. The Zoffany mare has had the benefit of a recent trial over 800m a Gosford when finishing off nicely against a strong field. “I have been happy with Newsfan’s progress following her trial, she is a nice mare that will continue to be improved by the race day experience. Newsfan has drawn ideally in barrier 3 and whilst she is giving away experience I feel that from a good barrier Newsfan will acquit herself well” added Kim. Travis Wolfgram takes the ride aboard Newsfan in race 3

Bluetwentytwo resumes from a spell in race 4 Easy Payroll Class 1 Handicap over 1200m. The El Hermano gelding looks ready for his return to the racetrack following two solid trial performances under his belt which will certainly hold him in good stead. “Bluetwentytwo is really well, he’s a horse that does come to hand quickly and is rarely far away in any of his races. Bluetwentytwo should get a lovely run in transit from the rails drawn and with an ounce of luck I’m sure he will prove most competitive” added Kim. Travis Wolfgram has been booked to ride Bluetwentytwo.

Sassaby

Sassaby

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Sassaby continues his prep when he takes his place in race 8 Tyrrell’s Wines Provincial Cup Benchmark 70 Hcp 0ver 1400m. The Nothin’ Leica Dane gelding heads to the final event on the card fit and well following two runs this prep and will be looking to atone for a luckless run last start at Hawkesbury when failing to gain a run at a vital stage. “Sassaby is very well, I thought his first up performance was full of merit and then last start was a complete forgive after he was unable to gain clear running down the straight. He is rock hard fit and whilst it is a solid field on paper I’m sure with luck he will once again prove very competitive. Travis Wolfgram takes over the reins of Sassaby ” added Kim.