Tracey Bartley is heading towards his best season in more than a decade and hopes to add to his tally with four home track runners on Saturday.
Bartley has 23 winners to date in 2019/2020, along with a host of frustrating placings but has also enjoyed black type success with In Good Time claiming a Listed race at Eagle Farm last month.
“It’s been a good season and would be great to finish it off with a couple more wins,” Bartley said.
“I’m very pleased with how things are going along, and we’ve recently taken over a barn at Wyong and that increases our numbers from 16 to 20.
“It’s the perfect number for us and now we’ve got to keep the results coming.”
In Good Time’s half-sister Rose Sauvage races on her home track for the first time on Saturday and Bartley expects her to run well.
The Outreach filly, a $90,000 yearling purchase, lines up in the 1000m Class 1.
“She had a good preparation last time in and won a two-year-old race.
“She trialled nice the other day and while I normally would run them that quick after a trial, this race was there and just walking across the road, she’s got to run.
“I’m hoping the track firms up because that will suit her.
“She is owned by a group of us, including Gerard Maher who races In Good Time.
“We paid good money for her, so she’s got to live up to that. We will kick off here and hopefully get her to town.”
Stablemates Rockness Angel and Rise’N’Shine, start in the 1100m Maiden.
Bartley expects Rockness Angel to perform well first-up.
“She’s a very well-bred filly who we brought off Hayes and Dabernig,” he said.
“She’s owned by a group of guys, including Brett Jones the vet, and we are looking forward to her resuming.”
“I expect her to run really well. She trialled nice and I’m very happy with her.”
“We found she was out in the back last time in, so we’ve been training her differently.”
Bartley also believes his Shooting To Win gelding, Rise’N’Shine, will run well.
“I think the 1100m and the short course here will suit him much better. He missed the start at Grafton, and it was a bit of a nothing run. I’m expecting a much-improved performance.”
Rounding out Bartley’s runners is Equilibrium, resuming in the 1350m Benchmark 64.
The six-year-old, another Victorian import has had 40 starts for five wins and four placings,
“He probably needs the run. He was competitive last preparation, but he just needs to get our in distance and get a bit fit.”
Race 1 – 11.54am: WELCOME BACK WYONG RACE CLUB MEMBERS MAIDEN (2100m): 1 LIBRARIAN, 2 Past Tense, 3 Ausbred L’Or, 4 Final Showdown.
Race 2 – 12.29pm: DE BORTOLI WINES MAIDEN (1100m): 1 PRIVATE EYE, 2 Honey Go Lightly, 3 War Weapon, 4 Rockness Angel.
Race 3 – 1.04pm: COCA-COLA MAIDEN (1350m): 1 KISS AND TELL, 2 Aeecee Beau, 3 Ultimate Thinker, 4 Heads Will Roll.
Race 4 – 1.39pm: CARLTON DRY CLASS 1 (1600m): 1 ELDER PRICE, 2 Mission Dream, 3 Sarah Elizabeth, 4 Dummy Run.
Race 5 – 2.19pm: DREW CHIVAS MEMORIAL 2YO MAIDEN (1350m): 1 CASTLECOMER, 2 Urban Warrior, 3 Honored Vow, 4 Bolson.
Race 6 – 2.59pm: JIM BEAM BENCHMARK 64 (1350m): 1 WESTLINK, 2 Buzz, 3 Fantasy Eagle, 4 Ellie’s Encore.
Race 7 – 3.39pm: OFF THE TRACK NSW CLASS 1 (1000m): 1 ESCAPED, 2 Star Girl, 3 Rose Sauvage, 4 Superbellaa.
Race 8 – 4.18pm: WYONGS NEXT RACEDAY TUESDAY JULY 21 CLASS 2 (1200m): 1 CRIMLET, 2 Zell, 3 Temple Run, 4 Snippy Fox.