Next NSW Race

Latest News

Trainer Hoping To Continue White-Hot Form At Wagga Today

There are few racehorse trainers presently with the winning record of Steve Cunningham who will be out to strike again with Doogans Rise in the Benchmark 60 (2000m) at Wagga on today.

Cunningham is averaging a winner at better than one in every four starters and on that score and the consistent record of Doogans Rise they could again be the combination to beat.

From his past 28 starters, Cunningham has returned eight winners which includes Doogans Destiny  at Tumbarumba on Saturday.

A regular at Wagga meetings despite being based at Wangaratta, Cunningham has found the right races for the ability of his horses and has been returning home a winner consistently for three months.

Doogans Rise is well suited to the cup distance, and after being placed at his past three starts at Wagga, is well overdue for another win.

“He will be competitive in that type of grade. He has run home well at his past two runs at Wagga,” Cunningham said. “He isn’t the easiest horse to ride, is highly strung, but he tries hard and will run well.”

Sydney-based apprentice Nick Heywood has ridden most of Cunningham’s recent Wagga winners including Godfrey twice and will have the mount on Doogans Rise. The galloper is owned by Peter Beaton who also races Doogans Destiny.

“He bought the mother in foal and loves the horses. He also owns Outrageous Deal who ran third at Tumbarumba,” he said.

As for his recent run of success which also includes a win at Moonee Valley with Sasayuri, Cunningham said it was his best winning run he could recall.

“It’s as good as I have had. Steel Trigger won in Melbourne about 12 months ago and then Sasayuri the other night and the rest of the horses are all racing consistent,” he added.

Doogans Rise has won four races since Cunningham took over training the gelding. However, he hasn’t won in his past 10 starts since his last win in April last year.

Warwick Farm visitor Veux Winkle won by three lengths in maiden grade at Wagga last start and is rated one of the major chances along with last week’s Leeton winner, Willy White Socks. His stablemate Mr Sommerville is likely to back up after racing at Canberra on Friday.

View the fields, form and race replays for Wagga here

The Latest Racing News

Spendthrift 'Shares' Goulburn's Recognition Of Guy Walter

It's Goulburn Cup day this Sunday and thoroughbred stud Spendthrift Australia will continue its association with one of the features ...
Read More

Newnham's 'Sleeper' Lord Graduating With Honours

By Ray Hickson He’s still not three by his birth date and Lord Olympus continues to punch above his weight, ...
Read More

Neil Evans' Tips For Grafton (Tuesday)

By Neil Evans Track likely Soft, with plenty of lead-up rain and rail true Race 1 CLASS 2 HCP (1000m): ...
Read More

Dale Considers Saying Yes To Bonus Tilt For Mudlark Man

By Ray Hickson Trainer Matthew Dale will wait until the last minute before deciding whether Kosciuszko placegetter Man Of Peace ...
Read More

Newcastle Barrier Trials (Weds) - Abandoned

Please be advised that due to recent heavy rainfall and with the forecast for further wet weather and the scheduled ...
Read More
Loading...
Racing NSW Apps
View
Mobile Version
Contact
Forms
Information
Industry Links