Dowdstown Charlie returns to form with a solid win at Newcastle

Dowdstown Charlie returned to form with a solid 3 length victory at NJC’s Beaumont track over 2000m yesterday afternoon. In what proved to be a master stroke, trainer Kim Waugh elected to remove the blinkers and add a pair of winkers to the gelding’s gear in a bid to get Dowdstown Charlie to settle stepping up in distance to 2000m for the first time. Dowdstown Charlie relished the even tempo settling beautifully in fourth spot by Kerrin McEvoy before tackling the leaders and kick clear. “That was a good effort, we haven’t had him that long and to be fair he’s rarely far away and it was pleasing to see him win in that manner, I’m sure that will give him a nice boost of confidence going forward.  Kerrin rode him beautifully running the 2000m right out, the sting out of the ground certainly helped” added Kim.

Dowdstown Charlie breaks through at Newcastle

Dowdstown Charlie breaks through at Newcastle

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Oxford Poet to resume at Randwick on Saturday

Oxford Poet is set to resume at Royal Randwick on Saturday where he will take on a class field of gallopers in race 5 Wilson Asset Management Hcp over 1100m.

The bold front running galloper has impressed all concerned since his return to the stable and has continued to please Kim in the lead up Saturday’s resumption to the racetrack with two solid trial performances which has resulted in two soft trial wins over 1000m and 1150m respectively. “Oxford Poet is very well, both trials have been excellent and all indications Oxford Poet has come back in good and we look forward to Saturday. The race looks quite strong on paper with some classy gallopers all lining up, however Oxford Poet races very well fresh and I’m sure he will be more than competitive” added Kim. Former stable apprentice Jay Ford has been booked to ride Oxford Poet with the pair jumping from a nice gate in barrier 4.

Oxford Poet returns to scale after his Rosehill victory

                                   Oxford Poet 

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Prince Dylan impressive victory at Gosford

Lightly raced Dylan Thomas gelding prince Dylan kicked off his campaign with an impressive 3 length victory in the second race at Gosford yesterday afternoon.

Prince Dylan's breaks duck in impressive fashion at Gosford

Prince Dylan’s breaks duck in impressive fashion at Gosford

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Prince Dylan jumped smartly from an inside barrier before settling second outside the leader travelling well within himself, replacement jockey Sam Clipperton gave Prince Dylan his head before pouncing  the leader, sprinting quickly to score a soft three and a half-length victory. “That was very impressive, he’s a horse that has always shown nice ability and it was very pleasing to see him return in that fashion. Prince Dylan still has a lot to learn, he was quite green over the concluding stages I think he may end up with blinkers eventually but he certainly looks to have a future on that win today” added a thrilled Kim. Congratulations to a wonderful group of owners!!

Prince Dylan returns to scale victorious

           Prince Dylan returns to scale victorious

Congratulations to the winning connections of Prince Dylan

Congratulations to the winning connections of Prince Dylan

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