Quartet of runners bound for Wyong on Thursday

Kim Waugh racing will saddle up a quartet of runners including King Hewitt, Sleepwalker, Validate and Staraday when racing returns to Wyong on Thursday

 

King Hewitt

                            King Hewitt

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King Hewitt will be out to atone for his last start defeat when finishing fourth less than a length from the winner over 1400m at Newcastle 10 days ago when he steps out in the second event on the card JA Doors Class 1 Handicap over the mile. The Star Witness gelding has continued to please Kim and the team making nice progression since his strong first up win.  “King Hewitt is really well, he is an improving type that will certainly appreciate the step up the mile. Blake Shinn has been booked to ride King Hewitt and from barrier 6 Blake should be able to gain a lovely run in transit close to the speed and I have no doubt that King Hewitt will be more than competitive in what looks a suitable race on paper” added Kim.

Sleepwalker breaks through at Taree

Sleepwalker breaks through at Taree

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Sleepwalker resumes from a spell taking his place in race 6 Tumbi Wholesale Meats Class 2 Handicap over 1200m. 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 the gelding has continued to please in the lead up to his first up run on Thursday. Our stable apprentice Chris Williams will take the ride aboard Sleepwalker, bringing the gelding’s weight down nicely to 54.5kgs after his claim” added Kim.

Validate's strong first up victory at Kembla

Validate’s strong first up victory at Kembla

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Validate resumed from a spell last start with an impressive victory over 1200m at Kembla two and a half weeks ago and has continued to please Kim and the team both on and off the track and heads to her second up performance in great condition when she leads out the field in race 7 NBN News Cannonball Benchmark 70. “I could not be happier with Validate she continued to make nice progress stripping fitter from her first up win. The mare has drawn a touch tricky and I will sit down have a good look at the speed maps. Chris Williams rode her to victory last start and he will again take the ride, Validate comes in well after his claim and I have no doubt that Validate will again prove most competitive with luck in running” added Kim.  

Staraday

                        Staraday

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Staraday rounds out the day taking her place in the final event on the card, race 8 NBN Community Partners Benchmark 71 over 1350m. The I Am Invincible mare was a surprise but brilliant victory when resuming from a spell two starts ago with the stable hopefully of a repeat performance with favourable conditions. “Staraday is well, she is a mare that does posses her share of ability which was evident first up. She is a mare that like to settle back in the field and with a solid tempo up front along with the increase in distance I’m sure she can bounce back to form” added Kim. Jason Collett has secured the ride, with the pair jumping from barrier 3.