By Jack Marshall
Leading Sydney apprentice Rachel King will be looking to continue her rich vein of form this season with three good rides at the 2GO Family Raceday at Wyong this Sunday.
King, who is following on from a breakout 2016/17 season, has currently ridden 30 winners and is sitting ninth in the Sydney jockey’s premiership
In the Central Coast Mariners 3YO Maiden Plate over 1000m she will team up with three-year-old filly Hemingways for Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott. KIng has ridden the daughter of Delago Deluxe in both of her trials and rates her latest trial as very impressive.
“Her last trial was very good, she’s a typical Gai and Adrian horse that just jumps and runs, and she’s pretty quick too,” King said
Hemingways has drawn awkwardly in barrier nine but King believes that shouldn’t be too much of an issue.
“She should jump well, be able to cross them, put herself there and run a big race. If something goes wrong and we have to go back I don’t think that will be a problem as she’s got such a great turn of foot
King will partner one of her favourites in the Bill farrow trained Macmissile in the 2GO’s Breakfast with Mandy and Akmal in 2018 Benchmark 60 Handicap over 2100m. She has ridden the five-year-old in all four of his victories and will be looking to add another one on Sunday.
“He’s an old favourite for sure. I haven’t ridden him for a while so its nice to get back on him
“He’s just a real out and out grinder. He will be one of the first horses off the bit but he just keeps finding.
The Marc Conners trainers Lady Mossman brings up King’s third in the Event Cinemas Tuggerah Maiden Plate over 1600m. She partnered up with the daughter of Mossman last start at Gosford, finishing sixth.
“It was an improved run last start. We rode her back and let her run on and I think that’s the way to ride her. If she can improve further off that run she can be competitive.
Meanwhile Newcastle trainer Kris Lees might be heading back to Wyong on Saturday 3rd of March for the Provincial Championships qualifier with promising galloper High Power.
The three-year-old will start in the Property Market Class 1 Handicap over 1350m and if he puts in a good performance could be Provincial Championship bound. “He’s had two trials back and they were ok, but he was trialling without his blinkers on,” Lees said. “He is a different horse with blinkers and he will wear them on Sunday. He is coming along well and will improve off the run.”
High Power will jump from barrier four and will be ridden by Jean Van Overmeire
RACE 1 GOSFORD CLASSIC CAR MUSEUM MAIDEN HANDICAP 1350M 1 Absolute, 2 Aeecee Tianhu, 3 Membership, 4 The
RACE 2 THE PROPERTY MARKET CLASS 1 HANDICAP 1350M 1 High Power, 2 Manhattan Mist, 3 Arrossire, 4
RACE 3 FASHION EIGHT FASCINATORS CLASS 1 HANDICAP 1100M 1 Limbo Soul, 2 Shudabeen, 3 Leogang, 4 Ready for
RACE 4 BENDIGO COMMUNITY BANK MAIDEN HANDICAP 1200M 1 The Exchequer, 2 Nai’a, 3 Buckle Up, 4
RACE 5 CENTRAL COAST MARINERS 3YO MAIDEN PLATE 1000M 1 Hemingways, 2 Deity, 3 Byzantium, 4
RACE 6 CENTRAL COAST BENDIGO BANKS BENCHMARK 67 HANDICAP 1000M 1 Musical Query, 2 Shudabeen, 3, Ready for Love, 4 Sojournist
RACE 7 2GO’S BREAKFAST WITH MANDY AND AKMAL IN 2018 BENCHMARK 60 HANDICAP 2100M 1 Suggestapartner, 2 Macmissile, 3 Just Keep Going, 4 Yulong Baohu
RACE 8 EVENT CINEMAS TUGGERAH MAIDEN PLATE 1600M 1 Julie Magic, 2 Weaving Magic, 3 Follow On, 4 Piccata