The Provincial Championships In Waugh’s Sights (Wyong)

Story courtesy  Friday 24th Oct, 2014

Trainer Kim Waugh plans has a long term plan to target the Provincial Championship next year with Dylan’s Rojo and the in-form four year old takes the next step towards that plan in the Australian Decal Sales Benchmark 70 (1350m) at Wyong on Sunday.

Kim Waugh

Kim Waugh

Above: Kim Waugh saddles up three horses at Wyong on Sunday including the promising Dylan’s Rojo. Image by – Bradley Photographers

Dylan’s Rojo will be aiming for his third win from four starts this preparation with Jay Ford his new rider.

“The Championship has been in the back of our mind for a while,” Waugh said. “He is a horse that continues to improve and if he keeps making that progress he would have to be competitive in the Championship.

“We will keep racing him then give him a freshen up to get him ready for the Wyong heat.”

The first heat of the Championship, worth $100,000, will be run over 1350 metres at Wyong on Thursday, March 5 with the $300,000 final at Randwick on April 11.

Dylan’s Rojo resumed with a maiden win at Hawkesbury last month then followed that up with a close second at Newcastle then led all the way to win at Newcastle on October 11 over 1400 metres.

Waugh will also start Mi Lads Princess in the Wyong Twilight Race Meeting Nov 27 Maiden (1350m) and Bully Bully in the Robson Civil Projects Benchmark 60 (1200m).

Both will be ridden by Taylor Marshall.

My Lads Princess will wear blinkers for the first time after her fourth at Muswellbrook. “She is still very green and floats all over the place,” Waugh said.

Bully Bully has been unplaced in two starts since resuming and is, according to Waugh, a work in progress.

“He is on a quick back up from Gosford but he is a big, gross horse and I am trying to trim him down,” Waugh said.

Sunday racing returns to Wyong

Promising last start winner Dylan’s Rojo will be out to continue on his winning way when he lines up in the final event Australian Decal Sales Bm 70 over 1350m. The Dylan Thomas gelding has been in racing in fine style this prep which has yielded 2 wins and close second for connections. Dylan’s Rojo has continued to please Kim pleased since his last start all the way victory at Newcastle. “Dylan’s Rojo is racing really well at the moment, once again he has drawn awkwardly in barrier 14 which isn’t ideal. The horse enjoys racing on top of the speed and will again go forward from the outside gate”. Former stable apprentice Jay Ford has been booked to ride Dylan’s Rojo.

Dylan's Rojo wins again

Dylan’s Rojo wins again

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Bully Bully(pictured below) faces the starter for the third time this campaign in race 7 Robson Civil Projects Bm 6o over 1200m. The Choisir gelding is a massive horse who needs a few runs to get fit and has pleased Kim since his tough run last week after sitting three deep the trip and should get a nice run in transit after drawing well in barrier 3. “Bully Bully is racing well I thought his first up run was good and last week was a complete forget. He has done well during the week” added Kim. Bully Bully will be ridded by Taylor Marshall who will claim 2 kilos.

Bully Bully


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Mi Lads Princess has been accepted to race in race 4 Twilight Meeting Nov 27th Maiden over 1350m. The Dylan Thomas mare race an improved race when finishing off late to run 4th over 1200m, the 1350m of Sunday’s race looks a natural progression. Mi Lads Princess has pleased Kim since her last start and will be wearing blinkers for the first time. “Mi Lads Princess is well. I was going to fun the filly at Taree but after looking at the fields I have decided to wait for Sunday’s race” added Kim. Taylor Marshall will also be aboard claiming 2 kilos, with the pair jumping from barrier 10.

Mi Lads Princess waits for Sunday

Mi Lads Princess was scratched from today’s Taree meeting with Kim electing to wait till Sunday’s Wyong meeting. Mi Lads Princess will now join stable mates Dylan’s Rojo and Bully Bully.