White Boots victorious on debut at Tuncurry

The flashy Animal Kingdom gelding, White Boots kicked off his racing career in fine style with a tough last stride victory in the second event at Tuncurry this afternoon.

White Boots jumped well before settling down in second position astern of the tearaway leader. Senior jockey Paul King sat quietly allowing the first starter to slowing cart the field up to the leader prior to the home turn before balancing up just after straightening to knuckle down and gathering the leader over the concluding stages to prevail in a photo finish. “That was a very tough brave effort by White Boots today, he showed great tenacity to wear down the leader. White Boots is a lovely type that has always shown nice ability but is still very raw and has need time. Once he learns and gains more race experience he will certainly make a nice miler in time. I will let him get over today’s run before finding him a suitable race in the coming weeks” added Kim.

Wyong racing Wednesday

Boca Grande and Hand From Above are both set to fly the flag for Kim Waugh racing at Wyong on Wednesday.

The well- related Boca Grande is set to make his race day debut taking his place in race 5 Guardian Partners Maiden over 1200m. The Sebring 3yr old gelding has taken benefit from two recent trials over 800 and 845m respectively with Kim and the team happy with Boca Grande’s progress leading into Wednesday’s first up assignment. “Boca Grande is well, he is a nice type that has needed time to mature. I have been happy with his trials and is an improving type that will benefit from the race day experience. Boca Grande has drawn a touch awkwardly in barrier 9 and will be ridden by Tye Angland’ added Kim.

Hand From Above steps out for the first time under the guidance of Kim Waugh in race 6 Hudson Homes Town Plate over 1350m. The More Than Ready gelding has had the benefit from two recent trials taking nice improvement between his and second heat which will hold him in good stead for his first up performance. “Hand From Above is a nice type that has continued to please since his arrival and has some solid form around the midweek metropolitan grade in both Sydney and Melbourne. I have been quite happy with trials and he is a horse that does come to hand quickly and from an ideal gate I’m sure he will be able to settle not to far from them and with luck in running I sure he will prove most competitive” added Kim. Brenton Avdulla has secured the ride aboard Hand From Above, with the pair jumping from barrier 1

Hand From Above

Hand From Above

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White Boots to debut at Tuncurry Monday

White Boots is set to make his race day debut at Tuncurry taking his place in the second event on the card Fairfax Marketing Services Maiden over 1200m.

The flashy Animal Kingdom 3yr old colt has taken benefit from two recent trials over 800 and 845m respectively with the stable happy with White Boots progress leading into Monday’s debut performance. “White Boots is very well. He is a lovely colt whom we have given plenty of time, he is improving type and will certainly be all the better for the race day experience. I feel he will be better over slightly further. Mondays race is a little tricky to line up with number of first starts plus numerous form lines all converging together and from barrier 3 I’d expect to see White Boots to settle midfield and see him hit the line late over the concluding stages” added Kim. Paul King has secured to ride aboard White Boots with the pair jumping from barrier 3 in the field of 12.