Click here for today’s racebook. Horror barrier draws haven’t dented the confidence of Gary Moore for his three runners at Wyong’s meeting this Sunday.
Kalahari Heart and last start winner Perfect Match have drawn one off the outer barrier, while Harapan will start from the extreme outside.
“It’s been the trend over the past month drawing bad barriers, we’ve had no luck from the draws, but we’ve been able to overcome it,” Moore said.
The outside barrier didn’t affect the chances of blueblood Chief Conductor, who was impressive breaking through for his debut win for the stable at Wyong on Tuesday, and Moore hopes the luck continues.
He considers Perfect Match, who won his last outing at Wyong on January 8, the best of his trio.
The Brazen Beau three-year-old has had a win and placing from four starts, the placing coming at Wyong over the 1600m on December 9, when Moore said he had no luck.
He starts from barrier 11 in the BM64 on Sunday over the same distance.
“He drew wide when he won his maiden at Wyong, so he should be able to cope with that and he’s probably the best of my three,” he said.
“I like to take them back to Wyong if they handle the track. The day he ran third there he got interfered with around the 400m, bounced off the rail and lost his stride but finished on nicely and that set him up for the win the other day.
“He looks well. His gallop on Tuesday over six furlongs was very good and I expect him to go close to winning.”
Moore is expecting improvement from Dissident gelding Harapan, who lines up in the 1600m Maiden. The four-year-old finished toward the rear in his last start, a Wyong maiden over 1350m on January 8, having previously been placed over the same track and distance on December 15.
“I do expect a better performance than last start. The jockey came back and said he found it too short and couldn’t get near the lead.
“He handles soft ground, and the mile won’t be problem. He’s very fit, working well and I’ve been waiting to get him fit to be able to step up from the 1350m to the mile.
“He’s had plenty of grounding for this, has good gate speed so should be able to cross them and lead.”
Show A Heart mare, Kalahari Heart rounds off Moore’s trio, starting in the 1350m Maiden.
She debuted with a seventh at Canterbury over 1100m On January 7 and the trainer believes she will need more ground.
“She looks really well. Whatever she does on Sunday she will improve on. She’s bred to get over ground but the 1350m is a good steppingstone to get her up to a mile third up.”
Keagan Latham will partner all three Moore runners. The first of seven races gets underway at 1.15pm.
Race 1 – 1.15pm: CANADIAN CLUB CLASS 1 (1100m): 1 PETULANT, 2 Per Ivy, 3 She’s Contrary, 4 Ilzoomya.
Race 2 – 1.50pm: TAB.COM.AU 4YO & MAIDEN (1100m): 1 AMORTAL, 2 Legend Rules, 3 Suprina, 4 Fragore.
Race 3 – 2.25pm: CARLTON DRAUGHT MAIDEN (1600m): 1 REGAL POM, 2 Circling, 3 Gulf Of Sidra, 4 Harapan.
Race 4 – 3.00pm: WYONG RACE CLUB FUNCTION CENTRE MAIDEN (1350m): 1 CAPTAIN VLADIMIR, 2 Sky Ace, 3 Dresden, 4 Rosovo.
Race 5 – 3.40pm: GREAT NORTHERN BM64 (1000m): 1RITA MAY, 2 Turning, 3 Clifton Springs, 4 Dual Escape.
Race 6 – 4.16pm: GO ELECTRICAL BM64 (2100m): 1 PRIVATE DETECTIVE, 2 Sandastan, 3 Miss Delia, 4 Schoona The Better.
Race 7 – 5.00pm: WYONG’S NEXT RACE MEETING FEBRUARY 15 BM64 (1600m): 1 TWICE ON SUNDAY, 2 Perfect Match, 3 Tornado Light, 4 Crystal Waters.