Tommy Berry put in a masterful riding display to claim four winners across the seven races including the SKY RACING SUMMER PROVINCIAL SERIES heat with Trajection. 

The Kim Waugh trained mare grabbed victory on the line over fellow Wyong galloper Margie Bee, from the Kristen Buchanan stable. 

Edward Cummings’ Tri Nations will join them in the January 2 series final at Wyong, after finishing third. 

Berry had to weave a passage in the straight after coming from the rear of the field, but, timed his run to perfection.

“Tommy got the timing perfect, he’s been doing that all day,” Waugh said after the race. 

“This mare is amassing a good record. She’s really handy and is tough and never wants to give up.

“She likes to be where she’s comfortable and if that’s the case she hits the line very strong.” 

It was the sixth career win for Trajection, from 18 starts, and the first on her home track.

The camera was required to separate Trajection ($3.80) and Margie Bee ($17), with only a short half head between them. 

The other Wyong runner, The Crimson Idol trained by Jeff Englebrecht, was just out of the placings in fourth.


Berry showed why he is currently leading the NSW jockey premiership, with an impressive display in the saddle.

He also partnered Shamani for the Freedman brothers, Yukon for Hawkes and Stoltz for Annabel Neasham.

More Than Ready gelding Stoltz showed his class winning the WYONG’S NEXT RACE MEETING THURSDAY DECEMBER 10 MAIDEN over 1000m.

A $200,000 yearling, Stoltz was given the perfect ride by Berry, who brought him from a midfield position to the lead in the straight. 

He showed a good turn of foot and sped away from his rivals to win by a length. 

The three-year-old was impressive when narrowly beaten at Canberra on November 3 and earned plenty of support, sent out $1.95 favourite. 

Trainer Annabel Neasham was full of praise for the ride by Berry. 

“Tommy is a great judge of pace and he got it right. It was a tricky gate, but I knew we had the right jockey on board,” Neasham said.

“He looked like he was travelling nicely in behind them and I thought they might have been overdoing it a bit upfront.

 “It looked like he was going to let down in the straight, but it took a bit of time.

“He will get better from that win. He’s a horse that likes to feel really confident, that’s the key to him and he will take a lot of benefit from that. 

“It’s great for Kia Ora, who kept a share in him and the Seldon’s, who pledged $500 to Tommy and his father John’s Movember Campaign.” 

Stoltz beat the John Thompson trained Pacific Ocean ($6), with Zouly ($4.40) from the Joe Pride yard, third. 


Berry piloted classy mare Shamani to victory in the 1600m WYONG EQUINE CLINIC 4YO & UP MAIDEN.

The win brought up a double for Berry and Shamani’s first win in her second race start. 

The Freedman stable had expected the Shamexpress mare to be more forward, but Berry was unable to cross from the wide barrier and settled her toward the rear. 

He rolled into the race on the turn and was forced wide but the four-year-old had too much on her rivals, racing away in the final stages to win by three lengths.

“Tommy knew he had the class underneath him and didn’t panic,” Libby Hopwood, representing Richard and Michael Freedman, said.

“She is tracking beautifully, and I like the way she acquitted herself today. 

“It was a very good run at Kembla in her first start, but she picked up cough between runs,

“She had a nice trial between and looked like a nice race for her.

“We like her and think she will continue to improve as she gets over more ground.”

Shamani was sent out $2.90 favourite and beat The Fringe ($3.50) trained by Clare Cunningham, with Superb Time ($26) from the Grant Allard stable, third.


The Hawkes/Berry combination struck again with Yukon winning on debut over the 1350m. 

The $360,000 yearling was coming off a soft trial at Rosehill on November 12 and eased in the betting, starting at $10.

Berry settled Yukon in third, behind the tearaway leader Black Sage. 

He came back to his rivals in the straight, and Berry pounced with the Vancouver three-year-old scoring a narrow win in the VALE JOHN MCDERMOTT CHAMPION CALLER AND CHAMPION BLOKE MAIDEN.

In an exciting three-way finish, Yukon beat the Godolphin trained Jana ($8.50) by a short half head, with Clare Cunningham’s Big Lion ($4.80), a long neck behind in third. 


Waterhouse/Bott debutant Nelspruit was impressive taking out the WYONG EQUINE CLINIC 4YO & UP MAIDEN. 

The Zoustar gelding was too strong for his opposition in the final stages of the 1100m race winning by a length and a half. 

Brenton Avdulla settled the four-year-old just off the leader in the early stages, gaining a narrow lead on straightening before pulling away in the final stages. 

Nelspruit, a $140,000 Inglis yearling, was sent out $2.50 favourite on the back of an impressive trial win at Wyong on November 11.

Stable representative Neil Paine, said it was an “exciting win.”

“It was great. Brenton rode him very good, sitting just outside the leader as Gai and Adrian had wanted,” he said.

“They thought there would be a little bit of pace in the race and didn’t want him to press on and lead and the horse just kept giving.

“He was against horses that had raced previously, more experienced horses.

“He’s taken a bit of time but has really improved and he won terrific.

“We’ve got some owners here and it’s very exciting for them.”

Nelspruit beat Stays On Tour ($61), who put in a much improved performance, from the Price Racing stable, with Miss Anticipation ($14) trained by Ron Leemon, third.


The Godolphin trained Mollycoddle proved too strong for her rivals in the 


The three-year-old made it back to back Wyong wins, coming off a maiden victory over the same distance on November 7. 

The Lonhro filly was given a cool ride by Jason Collett, who came from the rear of the field, charging home in the straight to win by a length and a half. 

Stable representative Darren Beadman said Mollycoddle was in a “rich vein of form.”

“It was encouraging to see the way she won today,” he said. The speed of the race helped her, and Jason was cool as a cucumber. 

“James has spaced her races and she seems to have thrived on that. 

“This will be a good confidence builder.

“She’s a very lightly framed filly, there’s not a lot of her but she’s got the will to win and that’s what matters at the end of the day.”

Mollycoddle ($3.60eqfav) beat the Pride trained Titanium Power ($3.60) by a length and a half, with the locally trained Aytobe ($17) from the Partelle stable, third. 


Segrill ($5) continued a winning run for veteran trainer Clarry Connors taking out the 1600m WYONG EQUINE CLINIC 4YO&UP BENCHMARK 64. 

Tom Sherry put in a great ride to claim victory on the Sebring mare, holding out his rivals in the final stages to win by a short half head. 

He deprived Jean Van Overmire, who finished second on the Anthony Cummings trained Fill Of Fun ($12), of a winning ride on his comeback from injury.

Buba ($5ef), the hard luck story of the race, from the Ryan Alexiou stable, was a close third. 

Sherry had kicked away in the straight, after leading throughout and looked like scoring an easy win before Fill Of Fun and Buba stormed home.

The win was the tenth for the Connors stable in less than six weeks.

Segrill was having her 19th race start and has now had three wins and four placings.



Robert and Luke Price have a three-pronged attack in Thursday’s second heat of the Sky Racing Summer Provincial Series. 

The father and son duo already have Accoy headed to the January 2 final at Wyong following her narrow defeat in the series opener at Hawkesbury on November 19. 

The stable saddles up last start winner Against The Tide, El Magnificence and Mohican, and consider Against The Tide the best of the three.

 “We usually have a little bit of luck when we come to Wyong, so let’s hope it’s our day on Thursday,” Luke Price said.

“We are really happy with Against The Tide. He’s the best chance of our three. 

“He won here (Nowra) the other day and Keagan Latham is sticking with him, plus he has good form around that distance.”

Price said the five-year-old Dane Shadow gelding had taken time to hit form. 

“He’s always shown us that he has ability, but he can just do things wrong. 

“He comes into this in good form, looks sensational and it’s a nice race for him.”

Price said it was ideal with the final being run at Wyong, the horses will have had a hit out on the track.

“It’s good to know the final is there and he will have had a go around the tighter track. 

“I don’t think it will be a problem for him. He’ll put himself on the speed and as long as he’s on the speed and rolling at a nice tempo, he’ll be hard to beat.”

Price expects seven-year-old Mohican could put in a good performance first up. 

“He got beat in a photo finish first up last preparation over the 1350m at Wyong.

“He went to the paddock in really good form and even though he’s first up he’ll run a cheeky race.”

The Authorized gelding will be ridden by Brock Ryan. 

Magnus six-year-old El Magnificence has drawn wide in 12 and Price is uncertain if he will start. 

“I might have to save him for another day but I’m undecided at this stage. 

“It’s his first time out over this trip in a while, he’s only ever had one start at it.

“He’s had a bit of a gear change and is pretty speedy so could easily lead them.”

The Price’s also saddle up Stays On Tour in the 1100m 4YO and Up Maiden.

The four-year-old is having only his second race start and Price is hoping for an improved showing.

“His trials were super going into his first up run, but he just raced terrible. 

“Brock rides him and he knows him really well. We’ll be more positive with him out the gates. 

“He’s a horse who’s taken his time. He’s shown us enough at home but needs to take it to the track.”

The first of seven races gets underway at 1.25pm. 


Race 1 – 1.45pm: WYONG EQUINE CLINIC 4YO & UP MAIDEN HANDICAP (1100m): 1 NELSPRUIT, 2 Jaytees, 3 Glock, 4 Rubielie.

Race 2 – 2pm: VALE JOHN MCDERMOTT CHAMPION CALLER AND CHAMPION BLOKE MAIDEN HANDICAP (1350m): 1 BIG LION, 2 Chateaux Park, 3 Black Sage, 4 Dizzy Dawn.

Race 3 – 2.35pm: WYONG EQUINE CLINIC 4YO & UP MAIDEN PLATE (1600m): 1 SUPER WALLY, 2 Aunty, 3 Yes No Maybe So, 4 Mister Ripley.

Race 4 – 3.10pm: WYONG’S NEXT RACE MEETING THURSDAY DECEMBER 10 MAIDEN PLATE (1000m): 1 STOLTZ, 2 Arctic Rover, 3 Zouly, 4 Pacific Ocean.

Race 5 – 3.50pm: NO EXCUSE FOR ABUSE – DOMESTIC & FAMILY VIOLENCE AWARENESS WEEK CLASS 1 HANDICAP (1350m): 1 EDMOND, 2 Mollycoddle, 3 Titanium Power, 4 Shadow Chaser.

Race 6 – 4.30pm: SKY RACING SUMMER PROVINCIAL SERIES – HEAT 2 – CLASS 5 PLATE (1350m): 1 AGAINST THE TIDE, 2 Great Danger, 3 Trajection, 4 Sapphires Son.

Race 7 – 5.10pm: WYONG EQUINE CLINIC 4YO & UP BENCHMARK 64 HANDICAP (1600m): 1 BUBA, 2 My Desire, 3 Fill Of Fun, 4 All Things.




A great end to the second day of the Magic Millions Wyong Provincial Trainers Series with Stephen Schofield and Kristen Buchanan both winners. 

Magic Millions generously donated a second prize pack of airfares, transfers and accommodation to the MM sale of choice, when the trainers finished on equal points after the meeting.

The final leg of the series will be on MM Day, December 16, with the overall winner receiving a $5000 credit to spend at the sales. 

It was a super day of racing, with some impressive maiden winners including Can Do It and Beiber, who look likely to take the next step.


Well-bred Godolphin filly Reverse opened her winning account taking out the 1000m BOOK YOUR CHRISTMAS PARTY AT WYONG RACE CLUB MAIDEN.

The Exceed and Excel three-year-old was resuming from a spell, having debuted at Kembla in May. 

Two good trials heading into the race had her primed for a strong first up performance and she didn’t disappoint.

Jason Collett settled Reverse just behind the leaders, bringing her to the outside in the straight.

She was able to run down her rivals in the final stages, finishing strongly to record a half-length win. 

Stable representative Josh Whittaker said the filly had matured a bit courtesy of the trials. 

“She got some nice easy trials under her belt coming into this and that has helped her mature and get the job done today,” he said. 

“She jumped well, not like her first start, and that was a big help. She’s a lovely bred filly and should go on with it.”

Reverse started $4.40 favourite after Kristen Buchanan’s first starter, Eyewitness was scratched at the barrier. 

She beat the Mark Newnham trained That’s Better ($4.60), with Gallant Run ($5) from the Gary and John Moore stable, third. 


Goulburn visitor Can Do It made short work of his opposition to take out the DE BORTOLI WINES MAIDEN over 1600metres in impressive style.

The three-year-old, a $100,000 Magic Millions yearling, had superior form heading into the race, having been placed twice this preparation. 

He was coming off a fourth at Randwick on November 4 over the 1400m.

Can Do It, a colt by American sire No Nay Never, appreciated the rise in distance and dominated the field, posting a four and a half length win.

Chad Lever had him in the gun position throughout outside the leader, before speeding past the tiring Aunty on the turn.

He sped away on straightening and was never in danger in the final stages. 

Can Do It looks certain to make a return to mid-week Metropolitan grade on the back of the win. 

Trained by Jean Dubois, Can Do It was sent out $1.75 favourite, and beat Aunty ($15) trained by Anthony Cummings, with Lincoln Park ($7) from the Perry yard, a half-length behind in third. 


The Waterhouse/Bott trained Belieber ($1.30fav) lived up to his trial form with a dominant maiden win over the 1100m. 

Raced by the Tait family and sporting the colours made famous by champion Tie The Knot, Belieber cruised to the line three lengths ahead of his opposition in the TAB.COM.AU MAIDEN. 

Tim Clark led throughout and had the rest of field off the bit and chasing a long way from home. 

Neil Paine, representing the stable, said Gai and Adrian would be “rapt” with the win. 

“It was a terrific win. Gai and Adrian think he is up to Sydney Saturday class and he showed he’s on track for that today,” he said.

“Let’s hope he can prove them right and go on with it.

“They like to send these horses up this way to learn their trade and get a win on the board. It gives them so much confidence.

“He hasn’t beat the greatest field, but it was the way he did it and the confidence he will take out of it. 

“Once Tim released the brakes, he went away with it.”

Beiber, a Zoustar gelding, was having his third career start, having previously finished fourth at two Randwick starts. 

He beat the Richard and Michael Freedman trained Screebe ($6.50), with Soldier’s Desire ($21) from the Widdup stable, third.


A super ride by Robbie Dolan secured victory for the Snowden trained Miss Sure Shot in the BOOK NOW WYONG MAGIC MILLIONS DECEMBER 16 F&M BENCHMARK 64 over 1200 metres.

The Shooting To Win mare, a $150,000 MM yearling, was given a ten out of ten ride by Dolan, and was able to run over her opposition in the final stages to win by more than a length.

Raced by Triple Crown Syndications, Miss Sure Shot is becoming a Wyong specialist with both her wins recorded on the track. 

The four-year-old mare brought up her maiden win in December 2019 and was coming off two Randwick trials prior to her latest outing. 

She was well supported starting at $3.80 and beat the locally trained Mosht Up ($13) from the Schofield stable, with Designer Maid ($16) trained by Blake Fitzpatrick, third. 

Miss Sure Shot has now had two wins and two placings from nine starts.


An exciting three-way finish in the GREAT NORTHERN ON TAP BENCHMARK 64 HANDICAP with the Matthew Smith trained Majella getting the bob on the line.

The six-year-old mare was given a great ride by Glyn Schofield and snatched victory by a long head, over the Jason Coyle trained Benfica Maid.

Schofield gave the Testa Rossa mare a nice rails run in the straight to bring up her third win at start 10.

Paul Rowe, representing the stable, said the mare had been luckless in a few of her recent runs. 

“She’s always had her fair share of ability but has been unlucky with barriers and in the running in her past few starts,” he said.

“Today she got good midfield cover and Glyn got her to switch off. She finished the race off well.

“It was a good ride with Glyn pinching runs through the inside. He got a nice split in the straight and she hit the line well.”

Magella ($4.40) beat Benfica Maid ($10), with One Pound ($9.50) from the Kody Nestor stable, a long head behind in third. 


Speedy Muswellbrook mare Eminette put paid to her opposition in fine style, taking out the 1000m MAGIC MILLIONS GOLD COAST YEARLING SALE BENCHMARK 68 by two lengths. 

The four-year-old led from barriers to post, defying plenty of mid-race pressure to score her fourth win from 12 starts, with Jeff Penza in the saddle.

Trainer Jan Bowen bred the Epaulette mare and races her, making the win even more special. 

“Jeff rode her perfect today,” she said. 

“There was plenty of pressure around the turn, but Jeff knows her and that paid off. 

“She always shows plenty of speed and went really good today.”

It was Penza’s second winning ride on the mare, the pair having tasted success at Muswellbrook on August 4.

Eminette was coming off a last start fourth at Muswellbrook over the 900m on November 3. 

She earned late support in the betting at Wyong and was sent out $5. 

Eminette beat the Ron Quinton trained Hibiscus Lady ($3.80), with the locally trained Upper East Side ($19) from the Buchanan stable, a length behind in third. 


Big Bad Bruce broke through for his third career win, taking out the 


The Not A Single Doubt gelding, trained by Joe Pride, is headed for metropolitan grade on the back of the win. 

Sam Clipperton gave the five-year-old a super ride, weaving a passage in the straight before bursting clear in the final stages to win by more than two lengths over the 1200m. 

“It was soft in the end and that’s the way they need to be if they are going to progress to the next stage,” Pride said. 

“We wanted to take him back to metro grade this time around and will be heading that way now. 

“It was a nice ride by Sam, giving him a cosy run just behind the speed and that won him the race.”

It was the second win for Triple Crown Syndications on the day, with Miss Sure Shot having taken out an earlier race. 

Big Bad Bruce ($3.10) beat the $2.70 race favourite Wild Chap, with Thiswilldous ($12) trained by Damien Lane, third.  



Kristen Buchanan is excited about the prospects of her three-year-old Eyewitness who debuts at this Wednesday’s Wyong meeting. 

The Star Witness filly has been impressive in her three trials and Buchanan is keen to see how she can perform under race conditions. 

“She’s a very nice filly and it’s great to finally be going to the races with her,” she said. 

“She is still very immature but in my eyes she has a lot of ability. 

“If she wins, I’ll probably tip her out. I think she has plenty of upside and I want to be patient with her. 

“She is lightly framed and all legs, so she’s got plenty of growing still to come.”

Eyewitness had two nice trials in the winter before being spelled and resumed with a winning trial at Gosford on November 4. 

“Her trials have been good but it’s different on race day in a more pressured situation,” Buchanan said. 

“Her owners, who are new clients to the stable bred her, and are very excited to be going to the races for the first time. 

“I’m confident she will race well for them.”

Eyewitness has drawn favourably in barrier two in the 1000m Maiden and will be ridden by Koby Jennings. 

He also partners Buchanan’s other runners on the day, Upper East Side and Margie Bee. 

Upper East Side resumes in the 1000m BM68 following a nice trial win at Gosford on November 4.

The Manhattan Rain four-year-old has clocked up five wins from his 18 starts, and Buchanan is hoping to add to that tally come Wednesday.

“This is a nice starting point for him,” she said. 

“He’s been a tricky horse. He’s won five races, but he should have won a lot more. 

“He’s matured a lot and this time around he will get the 1200m a bit more comfortably.

“Hopefully there will be enough speed in this race and that should stop him doing anything wrong.”

Buchanan is confident the addition of a Norton bit will help Margie Bee, who starts in the 1200m BM64. 

“She won first up at Wyong but sometimes that’s not such a good thing.

“I think she is a genuine Benchmark 65 horse, so she has a win goes up in grade, carries weight, then we keep racing her in town to drop her benchmark back down and she wins again.

“That’s reality for her, she’s not a superstar but she will continue to win races on her terms.

“She’s been a little bit fierce in her racing, so the Norton has gone on in this race. 

“I’m a bit tired of her going as hard as she can for as long as she can and then tiring.

“I’m hoping it will make a difference to her racing pattern. She will still be up there but just that notch off.”

The first of seven races, on day two of the Magic Millions Wyong Provincial Trainers Series, gets underway at 2pm.


Race 1 – 2pm:  BOOK YOUR CHRISTMAS PARTY AT WYONG RACE CLUB MAIDEN (1000m): 1 THAT’S BETTER, 2 Screebe, 3 Eyewitness, 4 Urban Warrioir.

Race 2 – 2.35pm: DE BORTOLI WINES MAIDEN (1600m): 1 DUNLEE, 2 Can Do It, 3 Lincoln Park, 4 Somova.

Race 3 – 3.10pm: 1 BELIEBER, 2 Screebe, 3 Escape Artist, 4 Natanya.

Race 4 – 3.45pm; 1 CATHAY, 2 She’s Independent, 3 Margie Bee, 4 Running Four Bub.

Race 5 – 4.20pm: 1 ASPECT RATIO, 2 One Pound, 3 Broadside Armour, 4 Mo The Great.

Race 6 – 4.55pm: 1 MISS CANADA, 2 Trust Me, 3 Emilette, 4 Invincible Lad. 

Race 7 – 5.30pm: 1 BIG BAD BRUCE, 2 Sanctioned, 3 Sedona, 4 Thiswilldous

18 November Race Book – with scratchings.



Matthew Smith and James Cummings shared the training honours at our Carlton Draught Spring Race meeting, training half the program.

Both stables bagged doubles, while Jeff Penza rode two winners. 

A quinella for Godolphin in the BOOK YOUR CHRISTMAS PARTY AT WYONG RACE CLUB MAIDEN kicked off their winning double with Winston Blue narrowly beating stablemate and race favourite Dhakuri.

Jeff Penza settled the Sebring gelding near the rear of the field in the 1600m race, before gaining momentum on the turn and storming home to claim a narrow victory. 

The Godophin pair overhauled She’s Justified ($8.50), denying Matthew Smith of a race to race double. 

Lee Cundy, representing James Cummings, said Winston Blue had taken plenty of fitness into the race. 

“He had a bit more fitness going into the race, with a few extra runs than Dhakuri,” he said. 

“He gets to the line well and we thought the extra distance would suit. 

“He has been a work in progress but has had a good couple of weeks going this and we were hoping to see an improved effort so he could get the job done.” 

Three-year-old Winston Blue ($4.20) was having his fourth career start, coming off a fifth at Newcastle over 1400m on October 17. 


A gun ride by Christian Reith gave Godolphin their second winner for the day with Mollycoddle taking out the 1350m 2 FLIES CHAMPION RYAN MARTIN F&M MAIDEN.

Reith followed his riding instructions to a tee, settling the Lonhro filly closer to the lead. 

He hit the front mid-way down the straight and Mollycoddle, the $2.40 favourite, was able to sprint away to win by almost two lengths. 

“We wanted to ride her a bit more forward today if the circumstances permitted and Christian was able to do that,” foreman Lee Cundy said. 

“There wasn’t a lot of pace and she wasn’t far off them at any stage. 

“That gave her the best chance at the finish and that’s how it worked out.”

Mollycoddle was second up after resuming with a second at Gosford over 1200m on October 8. 

Having her seventh career start, she beat Dizzy Dawn ($21) trained by Craig Carmody, with the luckless Moremi ($3.20) from the Richard Litt stable, third. 


A patient ride by Blake Spriggs brought up the first win for the Smith stable, with Rebel Bro ($9) taking out the RYAN’S METAL ROOFING CG&E MAIDEN over 1350m. 

The Matthew Smith trained gelding broke through for his debut win at his seventh career start.

The four-year-old was coming off a disappointing ninth at Canberra over 1200m on October 23 but had caught the eye with two placings at Nowra and Kembla at the end of his previous preparation.

Spriggs settled Rebel Bro at the rear of the field and was last at the turn. He rounded the field and put in a sustained run to snatch victory on the line. 

He beat the John O’Shea trained Prince Invincible ($3.60), with Peter Robl’s $2.80 favourite Finally Realise, third.

It was a case of one ride, one win for Spriggs, with Rebel Bro his only mount for the meeting.


A last stride victory by Latina Beauty in the 2 FLIES LIFE MEMBERS CONDITIONAL BENCHMARK 68 secured a winning double for the Smith stable. 

The Deep Field mare, a $160,000 Magic Million yearling, followed the pattern of the day and came from the rear of the field in the 1350m race to grab a narrow win.

Ridden by Tyler Schiller, the four-year-old was having her 14th career start, having previously posted victories at Canberra and Goulburn. 

Latina Beauty resumed from a spell with a third at Canberra on October 9 and was sent out at $18. 

Race favourite Foxborough ($3.40), trained by John Sargent, looked to have the race won but Schiller was able to get the best out of the mare in the final stages to score a narrow win. 

Acoustix ($4.40) trained by Tas Morton, was a length behind in third. 


An emotional win for the connections of Miss Dior with the mare overcoming significant health issues just to make it to the track.

By Brazen Beau, the Snowden trained Miss Dior, was primed for a first up win and didn’t disappoint taking out the 1000m 2 FLIES RUNNER-UP GABE RIVETT MAIDEN in impressive style. 

The four-year-old hadn’t raced since early January but had been given three trials leading into the race. 

Her latest trial at Hawkesbury on October 19 caught the eye and she was sent out $3.70 second favourite. 

Adrian Layt opted to take a sit just off the leader Jaytees, before hitting the front around the 150m mark and drawing away in the final stages to win by a length and a half. 

Miss Dior was bred by Ali Foye and her family near Scone and considering her injury plagued early years, it was doubtful she would ever make it to the track. 

As a foal, she lost her mother when she was just three months old and went on to have eye surgery and a paddock injury before she was six months. 

“It didn’t end there,” Foye said. 

“In total she has had chips removed from both stifles and hocks, her front right knee and left fetlock, a micro fracture in the left fetlock, severe arthritis in both front fetlocks. 

“She was passed in at the Easter Sales because of her poor x rays despite her sister selling for $550,000 the previous year, so we decided to race her ourselves.

“I run a specialist equine injury rehab facility at Scone, Gundy Park Equine, so I’ve been able to care for her myself and help get her up and racing.

“It was very emotional seeing her win and I don’t mind admitting I shed a few tears.”

Stable representative Colm McCullough said they had been expecting a nice, first up performance from Miss Dior.

“She has always shown us that she has good toe,” he said. “She’s very much a sprinter, much like her sire and we thought the tight track and soft barrier would suit her today.”

The Tracey Bartley trained favourite Jaytees ($3.30) was runner-up, his 10th placing from 12 starts, with Impulsive Tycoon ($4.80) from the Hawkes stable, third. 


Scone galloper Reveal The Magic proved too strong for his opposition in the final stages of the 1000m 2 FLIES QUEENSLAND CREW BENCHMARK 64. 

Locally trained Invincible Kiss looked to have the race won, before Reveal The Magic came from the rear of the field to grab victory on the line. 

The win brought up a double for Jeff Penza. 

The Magic Albert gelding, trained by Peter Bloomfield, was narrowly beaten at his last start on his home track over 1100m on October 23. 

He is a recent addition to the Bloomfield stable and was having his fourth start for them, having previously been trained by David Atkins. 

Reveal The Magic ($9.50) brought up his second win at his 15th start, and has been placed nine times. 

He beat the Wayne Seelin trained Invincible Kiss ($4.60), with Pearl Roan ($9) from the Steve Hodge stable, third. 


The Anthony Cummings trained Shadow Girl made it back to back wins taking out the 2 FLIES PUNTERS CLUB NSW CLASS 1 & MAIDEN over 2100m. 

The consistent Uncle Mo mare broke through for her maiden win at Kembla over 2000m on October 24 and backed it up with a strong Wyong victory courtesy of a great ride by the in-form Alysha Collett.

Collett took advantage of the slow pace in a muddling run race and was able to settle the four-year-old toward the rear of the small field.

She took Shadow Girl ($4.60) wide on the turn, sweeping home in the straight to run down the Godolphin trained favourite La Sagra ($3.40) and Gunaluva ($14), from the John Sargent stable. 

Shadow Girl is amassing a strong record with two wins and six placings from just nine starts.

Collett has been in great form in recent weeks, with Shadow Girl bringing up her sixth win in less than two weeks. 


A tough win by Brook Hill to take out the last, the LJ HOOKER BUDGEWOI CLASS 1 for Bjorn Baker and Mitchell Bell. 

Schiller circled the field on the turn and was able to fight on in the straight to win by a long neck. 

He beat the $4.20 favourite General Dubai, from the Robl stable, with the fast finishing Pink Beau ($11), trained by Kim Waugh, third. 

The lightly raced Hinchinbrook gelding, a $110,000 yearling, was second up from a spell, having finished sixth over 1250m at Newcastle on October 17. 

Brook Hill ($12) was having his fifth career start, having posted a win at Newcastle in May and placing on the same track. 

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Damien Lane is hoping for a change of luck when he saddles up four runners at Saturday’s Wyong’s Carlton Draught Spring Race Day.

The stable is going through a run of placings, but Lane is confident things will turn around. 

“We seem to have a period every year when our horses are consistently running placings,” he said. 

“All we can do is ride it out, but it does get frustrating. 

“We’ve also been going through a bit of a transition, moving quite a few horses on and bringing through some young ones.

“It’s a work in progress but we are getting towards where we want to be.”

Lane finds it hard to split his runners on Saturday, considering all four could figure in the finish.

“They’ll all be in the market and I’d like to think they are all good each way chances.”

Stables mates Obscene and Oakfield Target line up in the 1350m Benchmark 68. 

Lane is keen to see Not A Single Doubt mare, Obscene return to form after a disappointing run over 1400m at Newcastle on October 13.

“She’s been a bit plain to be honest. She was caught wide in her first up run and didn’t have a lot of luck but was terrible second up at Newcastle. 

“We had her vetted, checked right over but there was nothing wrong with her. 

“Her work has been good since so I’m putting it down to a bad day and I think she will run an improved race. 

“The 1350m might be a bit sharp and I do want to get her to the mile, but with a few things going wrong I’ve had to back off. “

Lane said there wasn’t a lot between the mare and Oakfield Target. 

“He won really well at Tuncurry three starts back and in both his subsequent runs, when he finished fourth at both Newcastle and Scone, he hasn’t been beaten far. 

“I think he is better on a tighter track and he’s won at Wyong, so this race should really suit him.”

Lane believes the addition of earmuffs will help settle three-year-old, Girls Kick On, in the 1000m Benchmark 64. 

The Scissor Kick filly over raced in her last start at Kensington on October 28, but Lane thinks the step back in class, and distance combined with the gear change will see a much-improved run. 

“She missed the kick slightly in town, got fired up when she had to cross them and just went too hard. 

“Taking that run out, her form has been good, so I expect her to go well.”

Lane is hoping a change of environment will see Oakfield Romance breakthrough for her first win in the 1350m Fillies and Mares Maiden. 

The six-year-old has been placed 13 times from 20 starts and is coming off a second at Scone over 1300m on October 23.

“Her three runs since joining our stable have been good. Kristen (Buchanan) had her but she’s a cranky mare and didn’t do well in the stables, so she suggested I take her so she can be on the farm. 

“She has her own paddock and does seem happier. It was a good run at Scone, and she can improve on that. 

“The 1350m is as far as she wants to go, but it’s a soft 1350m at Wyong and should suit her.”

The first of eight races gets underway at 12.29pm. 


Race 1 – 12.29pm: RYAN’S METAL ROOFING CG&E MAIDEN (1350m): 1 PRINCE INVINCIBLE, 2 Finally Realise, 3 Ralph’s Folly, 4 Grazie. 

Race 2 – 1.04pm: BOOK YOUR CHRISTMAS PARTY AT WYONG RACE CLUB MAIDEN (1600m): 1MISTER RIPLEY, 2 Winston Blues, 3 Poetry In Motion, 4 Dhakuri.

Race 3 – 1.39pm: 2 FLIES PUNTERS CLUB NSW CLASS 1 & MAIDEN (2100m): 1 PROSPERO, 2 Kikikapow, 3 Gunaluva, 4 La Sagra.

Race 4 – 2.19pm: 2 FLIES CHAMPION RYAN MARTIN F&M MAIDEN (1350m): 1 MOLLYCODDLE, 2 Don’t Recall, 3 Divine Intavention, 4 Oakfield Romance.

Race 5 – 2.59pm: 2 FLIES RUNNER-UP GABE RIVETT MAIDEN (1000m): 1 JAYTEES, 2 Black Jacamar, 3 Stoical, 4 Invincible Ninja. 

Race 6 – 2 FLIES QUEENSLAND CREW BENCHMARK 64 (1000m): 1 BAT PAD, 2 Girls Kick On, 3 Invincible Kiss, 4 Pearl Roan. 

Race 7 – 2 FLIES LIFE MEMBERS CONDITIONAL BENCHMARK 68 (1350m): 1 ATHERTON, 2 Foxborough, 3 My Blue Jeans, 4 Oakfield Target.

Race 8 – LJ HOOKER BUDGEWOI CLASS 1 (1350m): 1 FAETHM, 2 General Dubai, 3 Pink Beau, 4 Rose Sauvage.