By Gary Harley
Local trainer Kim Waugh, enjoying a run of success, is set to add to her season tally at Monday's Wyong race meeting. Waugh will saddle up three runners with the three-year-old filly Mighty Marmalade ($2.70 favourite with TAB fixed odds) the standout. An odds-on favourite on debut on this track on February 20, Mighty Marmalade will be ridden by Brenton Avdulla in the www.wyongraceclub.com.au Maiden Plate (1200m).
Mighty Marmalade was a good thing beaten on debut when she missed the start and was forced off the track when making a run on the home turn. The filly was beaten by a head. Waugh’s New Zealand-bred 2yo Trumbull ($6) is on debut in the Hudson Homes 2yo Maiden (1200m) after two barrier trial wins. He looks hard to beat with Avdulla aboard. Chicago Stomp ($5.50) is first-up in the Great Northern On Tap at Wyong Class 1 (1350m) and he is Waugh’s other runner.
RACE 1 (WWW.TAB.COM.AU 3YO MAIDEN, 1350m): With four scratchings just a field of two goes around. Ron Quinton's Supreme Rhythm ($1.45 fav) should prove too strong for Fields of Glory ($2.30) with the tactics from both jockeys to provide the interest.
SELECTIONS: 4 SUPREME RHYTHM, 5 FIELDS OF GLORY
RACE 2 (GREAT NORTHERN ON TAP AT WYONG CLASS 1, 1350m): Casino Angel ($6) finished strongly when she overcame a bump in the straight to win at Gosford recently. Now that she has broken through the mare can go on with it in this field. Thy Kingdom Come ($3.90 fav) is first-up and he won a Kembla maiden by 6 lengths in September. The Patrician ($6.50) is consistent and he is a chance in this field.
SELECTIONS: 4 CASINO ANGEL, 1 THY KINGDOM COME, 2 THE PATRICIAN
RACE 3 (DE BORTOLI WINES CLASS 1, 1600m): Decroux ($1.35 fav) is a front runner and will be difficult to run down here. He led all the way to win a four-horse race at Warwick Farm a month ago. Then he was placed at Rosehill last start on February 28. Our Mantra ($2.90) was placed at Canterbury two starts back and he had good metropolitan form in the spring. Raptor ($12) is the only other chance.
SELECTIONS: 2 DECROUX, 1 OUR MANTRA, 3 RAPTOR
RACE 4 (HUDSON HOMES 2YO MAIDEN, 1200m): Stunts ($1.75 fav) resumes here after a nice trial. He was placed in the Victory Vein at Randwick in October and he was runner-up at Rosehill three weeks later. The colt is the only horse in this event that has raced. Farranfore ($5) has been travelling well and he has a soft draw. Trumbull ($6) has won two recent trials.
SELECTIONS: 1 STUNTS, 3 FARRANFORE, 5 TRUMBULL
RACE 5 (WINNING COMMERCIAL MAIDEN, 2100m): Petite ($1.65 fav) was placed a couple of times in Victoria before a luckless placing at Newcastle on March 1. The filly is a strong stayer and will appreciate the step up in distance. Maria Victoria ($7) was very unlucky when narrowly beaten at Gosford last start. Glasgow Grey ($31) was a close third at Gosford last start.
SELECTIONS: 10 PETITE, 9 MARIA VICTORIA, 8 GLASGOW GREY
RACE 6 (WWW.WYONGRACECLUB.COM.AU MAIDEN, 1200m): Mighty Marmalade ($2.70 fav) was a good thing beaten on debut on this track on February 20. The filly missed the start and was forced off the track when making a run on the home turn. She was only beaten by a head. Princess Kandis ($2.80) should run well first-up after an easy trial win. King Billy ($34) has been trialling well.
SELECTIONS: 9 MIGHTY MARMALADE, 10 PRINCESS KANDIS, 4 KING BILLY
RACE 7 (LAKES PRINTERS BENCHMARK 73, 1100m): Johnny Roo Boy ($10) is a fast short courser with an ideal barrier and an apprentice who claims 3 kilograms. He was a winner in his only run on this track and he was close up at Warwick Farm last start. Bella Vella ($7) was run down late in a strong race on this track on March 3 and she has a chance. Music Magic ($11) is racing well on country tracks.
SELECTIONS: 1 JOHNNY ROO BOY, 4 BELLA VELLA, 8 MUSIC MAGIC
RACE 8 (GO ELECTRICAL TUGGERAH CLASS 2, 1100m): Easy Eddie ($1.40 fav) is a very fast horse with a good record and he won easily in his only run on this track. Looks too good for this lot. Cuba ($4) has Blake Shinn aboard and will run well first-up. Lakota has the rails draw.
SELECTIONS: 1 EASY EDDIE, 2 CUBA, 5 LAKOTA
GARY HARLEY'S LATE MAIL
1 PRIMITIVO – CLASS ABOVE THESE
2 OMINECA – WENT GOOD ONLY RUN
3 DAIQUIRI LASS – COUNTRY RUN OK
6 BELL SERENADE – PLACE
4 CASINO ANGEL – IMPRESSIVE AT GOSFORD
1 THY KINGDOM COME – DROP IN CLASS
2 THE PATRICIAN – CAN IMPROVE HERE
5 MISSYBEEL – IS BETTER THAN LAST RUN
2 DECROUX – SMART FRONT RUNNER IN FORM
1 OUR MANTRA – HAS GOOD METRO FORM
5 SOMETHING SHOCKING – READY TO WIN
4 MULU MAGIC – A WIN NOT FAR OFF
1 STUNTS – HAS OUTSTANDING FORM FOR THIS
3 FARRANFORE – 1ST START. TRIALLING WELL
5 TRUMBULL – WON 2 RECENT TRIALS
9 GRAND BOUQUET – IMPRESSIVE TRIAL FORM
10 PETITE – KNOCKING ON THE DOOR
9 MARIA VICTORIA – STIFF LAST START
8 GLASGOW GREY – LAST RUN HER BEST
6 REGAL CANNON – FRONT RUNNER IN FORM
9 MIGHTY MARMALADE – NO LUCK ONLY START
10 PRINCESS KANDIS – EASY RECENT TRIAL WIN
4 KING BILLY – TRIALS INDICATE BOLD SHOWING
1 DENIALS - LIKES THIS TRACK
1 JOHNNY ROO BOY – FAST SHORT COURSER. RESPECT
4 BELLA VELLA – ALWAYS PUTS IN
8 MUSIC MAGIC – COUNTRY FORM GOOD
2 ALLEGHENY – SPEEDY & DROPS IN CLASS
4 ARTMIS ROSE – SMART & HAS GOOD RECORD
1 EASY EDDIE - TALENTED FRONT RUNNER
8 PROGRESSION – PROMISING & WINNER HERE
3 BELLA VELLA – ALWAYS PUTS IN