By Gary Harley
Kim Waugh’s English import Succendam ($1.90 favourite on TAB fixed odds) should break through in his second Australian start when he steps out in the Rapid Clean Central Coast Maiden Handicap (1600m) at Wyong on Friday.
The three-year-old was unraced when he arrived at Waugh’s Wyong stables last year and after a Gosford trial in December, he went for a spell.
Succendam, on the back of trials at Newcastle and Gosford, debuted in a Scone 1300 metre Maiden on July 22.
He settled better than midfield with a nice trial but he was held up in the early part of the straight.
Once in the clear it took him a while to warm up before he attacked the line. Succendam is crying out for the 1600 metres and Brenton Avdulla has the mount.
RACE 1, DE BORTOLI 4YO & UP MAIDEN, 1100M: Splendid Surprise ($1.85 fav) has put the writing on the wall with metropolitan placings in his only two starts. He struck a heavy 10 track when narrowly beaten on the Kensington track on June 26 then he pulled up lame when placed at Warwick Farm on July 17. He is an on-pacer and is well placed in this field. Super Pins ($3.60) has been a beaten favourite in all three starts but is capable of forward showing here. Princess Siri ($11) has a place chance.
SELECTIONS: 5 SPLENDID SURPRISE, 6 SUPER PINS, 7 PRINCESS SIRI
RACE 2, CARLTON DRAUGHT 3YO MAIDEN, 1350M: My Sweet Fish ($3.50) has her chance to break through after finishing close up in her past two starts. She was beaten a length here last start after being caught wide with no cover. Antarctic Ocean ($7.50) was a distant third on debut at Kembla recently and he will appreciate the longer trip. Kuzco Lad ($2.15 fav) has been placed in both starts.
SELECTIONS: 8 MY SWEET FISH, 1 ANTARCTIC OCEAN, 3 KUZCO LAD
RACE 3, H & H GROUP 4YO & UP MAIDEN, 1350M: Bold And Wild ($3.50) had no luck when beaten two lengths at Kembla first-up. He tried to buck after the start and he was then three-wide with no cover. The regally bred gelding has drawn ideal. Prospero ($2.30 fav) was placed at Kembla last start after attempting an all-the-way win. Monterey Lad ($3.70) had issues last start and has trialled okay since.
SELECTIONS: 2 BOLD AND WILD, 1 PROSPERO, 4 MONTEREY LAD
RACE 4, RAPID CLEAN CENTRAL COAST MAIDEN, 1600M: Succendam steps up to the 1600 metre trip after an eye-catching debut second at Scone recently. He found the 1300 metre trip too short at Scone but he savaged the line. War Deck ($2.80) has been thereabouts and he will appreciate the longer trip. Phylave ($8.50) hasn't been far away of late.
SELECTION: 1 SUCCENDAM, 2 WAR DECK, 8 PHYLAVE
RACE 5, FRESKO FRUIT CONDITIONAL B/M 70, 1600M: Mustafa ($5) was heavily backed when he led and was beaten 1¾ lengths at Gosford first-up recently. He will be fitter and Tommy Berry rides again. Hermosa Reward ($9.50) is ready to improve after two runs back and Positive Peace ($3.80 fav) was runner-up on this track last start.
SELECTIONS: 7 MUSTAFA, 5 HERMOSA REWARD, 4 POSITIVE PEACE
RACE 6, SOMERSBY GARDENS ESTATE CLASS 1, 1200M: Sangita ($4.60) resumes here after two creditable trials. He raced in Group company last prep and she is the class runner in this field. Segalas ($3.50 fav) has been trialling well and she was runner up at Warwick Farm before a spell. Islands ($7.50) bolted in at Kembla last start.
SELECTIONS: 2 SANGITA, 3 SEGALAS, 9 ISLANDS
RACE 7, H & H CATERING B/M 64 HANDICAP, 1100M: Johnny Roo Boy ($4.80) has genuine speed and he was nailed in the last few strides at Wyong last start. He appreciates a soft track and will be hard to run down. Venture Capital ($6.50) has trialled well since an unlucky placing at Scone and she is speedy. Sophiella ($2.80 fav) is first-up, likes a soft track and has trialled okay.
SELECTIONS: 5 JOHNNY ROO BOY, 8 VENTURE CAPITAL, 10 SOPHIELLA
RACE 8, GOLDFISH BAR & KITCHEN B/M64, 1350M: One Of The Kind ($8) is in good form and he races well on this track. He won well at Kembla last start and he has a 3 kilogram claim. He will have a cosy run from the rails barrier. The Outcast ($9.50) has won four on the trot and the claim is a positive. Little Steiny ($7) is never far away and was a last start winner on the track.
SELECTIONS: 7 ONE OF THE KIND, 1 THE OUTCAST, 3 LITTLE STEINY
5 SPLENDID SURPRISE – CLASS ABOVE ON FORM
6 SUPER PINS – FORGET LAST RUN. CAPABLE
7 PRINCESS SIRI – WON RECENT TRIAL. WATCH
3 ESTROVERTO – PLACE
8 MY SWEET FISH – NOT FAR AWAY LAST START
1 ANTARCTIC OCEAN – LONGER TRIP SUITS
3 KUZCO LAD – LIKELY LEADER. TOP 3 CHANCE
4 MANHATTAN MARVEL – NO LUCK LAST START
2 BOLD AND WILD – DOWN IN CLASS. READY
1 PROSPERO – COULD LEAD. IMPROVING
4 MONTEREY LAD – FORM OK BEFORE ISSUES LAST START
9 NIJINSKA – PLACE
1 SUCCENDAM – EYE-CATCHER ON DEBUT
2 WAR DECK – LONGER TRIP CAN SEE IMPROVEMENT
8 PHYLAVE - JUST BEHIND PLADCEGETTERS PAST TWO
5 FAST TALKING – TOP 4 CHANCE
7 MUSTAFA – BEATEN FAV LAST TIME. CAN DO BETTER
5 HERMOSA REWARD – FITTER THIS TIME
4 POSITIVE PEACE – LIKES THIS TRACK
1 CLEVANNIC – LOVES SOFT TRACK
2 SANGITA – TALENTED MARE. TRIALS OK
3 SEGALAS – 1ST UP. GOOD FORM LAST PREP
9 ISLANDS – BOLTED IN LAST START
1 BATTLE CRY – JUST MISSED LAST RUN
5 JOHNNY ROO BOY – GOES QUICK. HAS FOOT ON TILL
8 VENTURE CAPITAL – SMART SHORT COURSER
6 SOPHIELLE – LIKES IT SOFT. TRIAL OK
2 KOTINOS – PLACE
7 ONE OF THE KIND – IN FORM. RACES WELL HERE
1 THE OUTCAST – HAS WON 4 ON THE TROT
3 LITTLE STEINY – NEVER FAR AWAY
5 BEAUFORT PARK – COUNTRY FORM GOOD