Moneymadefamous ground out a tough win at Gosford last start and Brett Partelle is confident the gelding is capable of back-to-back wins.
The five-year-old is one of three runners Partelle takes to his home track meeting this Thursday and he believes at least two could figure in the finish.
Moneymademefamous and Skye Banner start in the 1200m Class 1, while Nomoretawq lines up in the 1100m CG&E Maiden.
Partelle said Moneymademefamous had improved since his maiden win on a heavy track.
“He hasn’t gone backwards since then. He goes up in class but I’m sure he’s ready to run a nice race and put his best food forward again,” he said.
The Fast ‘N’ Famous gelding came to Partelle via a stint with Gordon Yorke in Albury.
“He’s been a bit of a work in progress, but he keeps improving. He came up here pretty new and pretty raw.
“Yorkey and I had a discussion and we thought he’d improve with better training facilities here, which he has.
“First up for me at Gosford he got too far back and in his next run at Wyong he was wide and ran fifth. Then he came out the other day and won, so he’s getting better with each run.
“He’s maturing and his confidence is quite high, so I’m expecting another good performance.”
Partelle also expects a good showing from another recent stable addition Nomoretawq, who is coming off a third at Gosford over 1100m on April 22.
The six-year-old, by Onemorenomore, was previously in the care of recently retired trainer Peter Eggleston.
“Peter sent him down in good order. He’s settled in well and enjoys the environment. We have him in the water a lot which is pretty therapeutic. He seems to appreciate that and is responding to it.
“His last couple of runs have been really good and he will handle the track.
“In saying that I’d like to see him on top of the ground but that’s not an option at the moment.
“He’s improved since his last run, and I expect him to race well.”
Wet tracks have been an issue for Sky Banner, who also starts in the 1200m Class 1.
“I’ve been hanging around try to find the right race and right track for him, but it hasn’t happened so I’m starting him under sufferance.
“He needs firm footing but we’ll send him around. He needs to race otherwise you are just going backwards.”
The first of nine races gets underway at 11.40am.
Race 1 – 11.40am: WYONG’S NEXT RACE MEETING THURSDAY JUNE 2 3YO MAIDEN (1350m): 1 CITRIC, 2 Willinga Rufio, 3 Ms Nefertiti, 4 Dubai Showgirl.
Race 2 – 12.15pm: THE BELLBIRDS & CENTRAL COAST VOLUNTEER RESCUE ASSOCIATION 2YO MAIDEN (1100m): 1 CAPTAIN BOND, 2 Secret Revolution, 3 Economics, 4 Ahoy.
Race 3 – 12.50pm: WE CARE CONNECTION & CENTRAL COAST KIDS IN NEED 2YO MAIDEN (1100m): 1 SILENTSAR, 2 Bernasconi, 3 Controlocracy, 4 Sylvia Belle.
Race 4 – 1.25pm: ACCOLADE WINES F&M MAIDEN (1100m): 1GLACIER QUEEN, 2 Not That Easy, 3 Kimura, 4 Arale.
Race 5 – 2.05pm: NESTLE PROFESSIONAL CG&E MAIDEN (1100m): 1 CONSPIRACIST, 2 Easily Offended, 3 Fielding, 4 Laos Fortune.
Race 6 – 2.40pm: COCO-COLA EUROPACIFIC PARTNERS & ARCADE TRADER CLASS 1 & MAIDEN (2000m): 1AWESOME WONDER, 2 Vandelay Style, 3 Thailand, 4 Overthink.
Race 7 – 3.20pm: DAILY PRESS & CARLTON & UNITED BREWERIES BM64 (1600m): 1 DUKE OF GORDON, 2 Star Sparks, 3 O’Not A Doubt, 4 Alastor.
Race 8 – 3.55pm: REGNIS REFRIGERATION & SONS BM64 (1350m): 1 PODIUM, 2 O’Not A Doubt, 3 Royale Return, 4 River Snitty.
Race 9 – 4.35pm: WYONG ROOS FOUNDATION CLASS 1 (1200m): 1 HURIWAI, 2 One Way Street, 3 Xpresso, 4 Moneymademefamous.