Staraday victorious at Wyong

Staraday bounced back to form with a last stride victory in the final event on the card at Wyong yesterday afternoon. The I Am Invincible mare jumped well to settle well under the guidance of inform jockey Jason Collett, the mare traveled well within herself sitting fourth always within striking distance. In a very patient well-timed ride Collett allowed Staraday to track the speed biding his time before balancing up just after straightening to gathering the leaders in the shadows of the post to score an impressively. “That was a brilliant ride by Jason, Staraday always travelled like the winner and it was very pleasing to see her break through today. She is a mare that has always shown nice ability but has prove quite challenging at times however with two strong victories this campaign i’d like to think we have found the key to her and the results are coming. a great way to end the day on a high after two narrow losses with both King Hewitt and Validate finishing second earlier in the day. Congratulations to the Huddy Family” added Kim.

Congratulations to the winning connections of Staraday

Congratulations to the winning connections of Staraday

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Provincial Championships Day

Kim Waugh Racing will be well represented with a two-pronged attack with Manhattan Mist and Newsfan taking their places in the Provincial Championship Final over 1400m on day two of the Championships at Randwick on Saturday.

Manhattan Mist

                      Manhattan Mist

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Manhattan Mist qualified for the final with a tough workman like performance finishing second behind Just Dreaming in the Wyong qualifier and has continued to tick over nicely rounding out his prep with a strong win at Gosford three weeks ago beating subsequent city winner in Marsupial. The bold front running gelding by Manhattan Rain has drawn better than stablemate Newsfan in barrier 7 and will look to take up a forward position. “Manhattan Mist is great, he hasn’t put a foot wrong since his last start win. He’s an improving type that continues to meet each challenge, he has never finished further back than second and I have no doubt that he will prove most competitive on Saturday” added Kim. Brenton Avdulla has secured the ride aboard Manhattan Mist, with the pair jumping from barrier 7.

Newsfan makes it two in a row at Wyong

Newsfan makes it two in a row at Wyong

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Newfans has very similar credentials to her stablemate storming home over the concluding stages when finishing second to the highly talented mare Serene Miss in the Gosford heat four weeks ago. Like Manhattan Mist Newsfan has been a model of consistency throughout her short career with two wins and three second placings from only five lifetime starts. “Newsfan is great. She has shown nice ability and continues to improve with each outing, she is a very progressive type that has really pleased me both on and off the track, I can not fault her prep. Whilst barrier 12 isn’t ideal she will certainly relish the step out to 1400m and the big track will be in her favour’ added Kim. Andrew Adkins has been booked to ride Newsfan, with the pair jumping from barrier 12.

Hetty Heights booked her place in the Provincial Championships Final with victory at Wyong.

Hetty Heights booked her place in the Provincial Championships Final with victory at Wyong.

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Talented race mare Hetty Heights steps out for the second time this campaign in the final event on the card race 10 The Group 2 Sapphire Stakes over 1200m. The Written Tycoon mare overcame a wide barrier to storm home over the concluding stages to finish third in the Group 3 Birthday Card Stakes on Slipper day and has continued to please Kim and the team both on and off the track and heads into Saturday’s event fit and well. “Hetty Heights is great, I was wrapped with her first up performance and she has certainly made nice progression stripping fitter, she is in great order and meets a very similar field to last start. Hetty Heights is a mare that like to get back in her races and from barrier 10 we shall look to find cover early and I’m sure with luck in running she will again be hitting the line hard again” added Kim. Andrew Adkins knows Hetty Heights well and once again takes the ride aboard the mare with the pair jumping from barrier 10.

Port Macquarie Friday

Kim Waugh Racing will saddle up a trio of gallopers including Sleepwalker, Gold Codes and Could I Be when racing returns to Port Macquarie on Friday.

Sleepwalker resumes from a spell taking his place in race 3 Anzac Day At Port Panthers Handicap over 1206m. The Dreamscape gelding has been readied for his return to the track with a strong trial performance scoring nicely under his own steam over five furlongs on his home track a fortnight ago. “Sleepwalker is great. He’s a horse that comes to hand very quickly and that is evident by his strong trial performance and he has continued to please in the lead up to his first up run on Friday. Sleepwalker has drawn ideally in barrier 3 and with our stable apprentice, Chris Williams, taking the ride claiming 3kgs” added Kim.

 

SLEEPWALKER on his way to victory

SLEEPWALKER on his way to victory

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Gold Codes kicked off his race career finishing on the placegetters heels at Hawkesbury two and a half weeks ago and has taken nice improvement with the race experience and will take his place in race 4 Panthers Mega Kids Playgound – Coming Soon Maiden Plate over 1206m. The Smart Missile gelding is a big strong galloper who is still learning his trade, he showed nice ability in his trials prior to his first up performance with the stable confident of a strong showing when he takes on a country maiden at only his second start. “Gold Codes is a nice type who is still very new and will continue to improve as he learns his trade. Gold Codes has drawn beautifully in barrier 2” added Kim. Aaron Bullock takes over the reins, with the pair jumping from barrier 2.

Could I Be returns to country racing following two runs on the provincial circuit and will take her place in race 7, The Tapp at Port Panthers – Beer / Wine / Eats Class 1 over 1506m. The Dream Ahead filly is rock hard fit after five runs this campaign and looks well placed stepping up to 1506m for the first time. “Could I Be is well, I have been pleased with the filly progress in stronger grade and I feel that the filly will appreciate the tempo of the 1500m and returning to a track where she has won at proven three starts back, she has drawn a touch awkwardly and if she can overcome barrier I sure she is more than capable of bouncing back” added Kim. Aarron Bullock takes over and has secured to ride aboard Could I Be.