Dowdstown Charlie racing at Warwick Farm on Wednesday

Dowdstown Charlie heads to Warwick Farm on Wednesday taking his place in race 5 Hyland Race Colours Hcp over 2200m.

The Myboycharlie gelding has been racing consistently well  of late and lines up for his sixth race start this prep fit and well with the stable more than happy with his progress since finishing fifth over 1900m at Canterbury in a slightly harder benchmark 72 three weeks ago. “Dowdstown Charlie is very well, he wasn’t suited by the stop start tactics of last start over the slightly shorter trip of 1900m I confident the step back up in distance along with the slight drop in grade back to benchmark 65 on a rain affected track are all factors which Dowdstown Charlie will appreciate. The horse has been racing well of late and has drawn nicely in barrier 4 hopefully Kerrin will be able to settle Charlie a touch closer in the run and with the right run in transit Dowdstown Charlie is more than capable of being most competitive’ added Kim. Kerrin McEvoy has ridden Dowdstown Charlie in his last four starts and will again guide the gelding in the fifth race at Warwick Farm on Tuesday.

Dowdstown Charlie breaks through at Newcastle

Dowdstown Charlie breaks through at Newcastle recently

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Oxford Magic second placing on debut

Oxford Magic kicked off his racing career at NJC’s Beaumont track with a promising second placing in the second race on the card this afternoon.

The Ortario gelding bounced straight to the lead from the rails draw travelling well within himself  giving a strong kick just after straightening. Oxford Magic fought on bravely only to be run down late to finish 1.5 lengths from the winner. “I was very happy with Oxford Magic run today, he trialled nicely prior and I felt with the right run he would be competitive, he did everything right and I’m sure he will continue to take good improvement both physically and mentally as he learns his trade” added Kim.

Oxford Magic makes his race day debut at Newcastle on Thursday

Oxford Magic will make his race day debut on the NJC’s Beaumont track at Newcastle on Thursday, taking his place in race 2 Easy Payroll 3yr old Maiden Plate over 1350m. The Oratorio gelding has continued to make nice progression at the trials and following two strong efforts at his most recent trials which have resulted in victories over 800 and 1000m. “Oxford Magic is a nice type who comes from a family which I have had some success with including recent maiden winner Prince Dylan, he is a big raw galloper who learning all the time and will be better for the race day experience. The gelding has reacted well to the application of blinkers in both trial heats and he again be sporting them on Thursday” added Kim. Sam Clipperton has been booked to ride Oxford Magic who has drawn ideally in barrier 1 which is a huge advantage when stepping out for the first time.