Uptown Lad tough first up victory at Gosford

Promising 3-year-old Uptown Lad resumed from a spell scoring a tough hard fought victory in the opening event at the Anzac day meeting at Gosford yesterday.

The Manhattan Lad gelding jumped well before settling on speed outside the leader. Apprentice jockey Nick Heywood allowed Uptown Lad to work around the leader on the home turn sprinting quickly at the top of the straight before the gelding fought courageously over the concluding stages to score a tough hard fought victory. “That was a great effort by Uptown Lad today, he’s a horse that I have plenty of time for and I have no doubt we will have lots of fun with in time. He’s still learning his craft and will continued to improve with each outing. I will take him home and find a suitable race in the coming weeks ’ added Kim.

King Viv and Local Affair fly the flag at Wyong on Thursday

Lightly raced galloper King Viv resumes from a spell in race 5 HMA Flow and Industrial Class 1 over 1200m. The Falkirk gelding has shown nice ability in his short career to date making nice progression in each campaign and once again has continued to please Kim since his return to the stable following his most recent spell. “King Viv is very well. He trialled nicely over six furlongs, settling last he worked home nicely under his own steam at Newcastle 10 days ago which will hold him in good stead for Thursday. He won quite well when resuming last prep and whilst he will be better over a tough further Thursday’s assignment looks a nice race to kick off his current prep. I have tinkered with his gear and I have decided to put a pair of ear muffs on him for the first time under race conditions” added Kim. Tye Angland has been booked to ride King Viv, with the pair jumping from barrier 5.

King Viv tough hard fought first up victory at Newcastle

King Viv tough hard fought first up victory at                              Newcastle

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Local Affair continues his prep stepping out for the second time leading the field out in race 7, HMA Wear Solutions Class 2 Hcp over 1350m. The Mossman gelding resumed from a spell two and a half weeks ago and has pleased Kim since that run making nice improvement in the leadup to Thursdays event. “Local Affair is well, he was a victim of circumstances suffering interference at a vital stage over the concluding stages of the race. He has drawn nicely in barrier two and hopefully should be settle a touch closer in the run from the good gate and whilst he will continue to improve with the run under the belt Local Affair will certainly appreciate the step up in distance to 1350m” added Kim. Tim Clark takes over the reins of Local Affair when he steps out in the seventh event on the card on Thursday.

Local Affair

Local Affair

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Fight For Glory has been scratched from race 6 HMA Geotechnical Class 2 over 2100m.

Uptown Lad and Stryke a Ransom bound for Gosford on Tuesday

Promising 3-year-old Uptown Lad resumes from a spell in the opening event, Warnie’s Café Class 1 over 1000m. The Manhattan Rain gelding has pleased Kim and the team since his return to the stable and has continued to make nice progression following a nice trial at Newcastle over six furlongs in preparation to his first up assignment on Tuesday. “Uptown Lad is very well, he is a big grouse horse that has need time to grow and mature into himself, he has shown nice ability to date and I feel that in time he will be a lovely horse for the stable. Tuesday’s race looks a nice to kick off his campaign and a stepping stone for him going forward” added Kim. Two kilo claiming apprentice Nick Heywood has been booked to ride Uptown Lad, with the pair jumping from barrier 6

Uptown Lad

Uptown Lad

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Stryke A Ransom continues her preparation following a short let-up taking her place in race 5 101.3 SeaFM Class 2 over 1200m. The Stryker filly hasn’t raced since late February she has been kept up to the mark with a recent trial where she sat outside the leader before working home scoring under her own steam over 1000m at Newcastle last week. “Stryke A Ransom has returned in good form finishing close up in both performances against stronger provincial grade she is fit and well and I couldn’t be happier with her heading into her next start. Stryke A Ransom responded well to the ear muffs and a barrier blanket which have both been added to her gear she is a filly that puts herself on speed and has drawn ideally in barrier 1 on her current form Tuesday’s event looks very suitable assignment” added Kim. Andrew Gibbons has secured the ride aboard Stryke A Ransom, with the pair jumping from barrier 1.

Strkye A Ransom leads all the way to score at Gosford

Stryke A Ransom leads all the way to score at                                 Gosford

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