The Waterhouse/Bott team head to Wyong on Thursday with three nice chances including impressive debutant winner Bojack.
The Snitzel gelding, a $400,000 yearling, blitzed his opposition at Gosford on February 4 with an eye-catching three length win over the 1200m.
He steps up to the 1350m in a Class 1 at Wyong and racing manager Emma Reeves believes he can make it back-to-back wins.
“He was really impressive winning last time,” she said.
“We had planned to possibly start him at Canterbury Friday night, but this looks like a winnable race and he rates really well.
“I think Gai, and Adrian are leaning toward Wyong, getting him another nice kill and hopefully letting him win as impressively as he did on debut.”
Reeves said they had high hopes for the three-year-old, who is raced by a syndicate including Waterhouse and Bott.
“We will probably just keep building him through his grades this preparation and definitely try and get him to town.
“When he comes back next time, we will have much higher aspirations for him.”
Sebring colt Tea Leaves starts in the 1300m 2YO Maiden and Reeves considers him a good chance.
“We’ve always had quite a high opinion of him from early on, but he’s looks like more of a miler, 2000m and beyond as he matures physically.
“Kathy O’Hara rode him in his gallop on Saturday and she is enamoured with him. She really thinks he’s a Derby style horse, whether it’s here in Sydney or Queensland, he’s only going to improve as he gets further.”
A $335,000 Magic Millions yearling, Tea Leaves finished toward the rear of the field at his only start over 1000m at Canberra on February 5.
“He was run off his feet at Canberra, but we had to start somewhere.
“He will appreciate the extra distance on Thursday and beyond that, but we are hopefully his precocity makes him tough to beat over the 1300m, but he will excel over even further. He’s a bright prospect.”
Reeves said Mensa Missile, resuming in the 1100m BM64, goes into the race in really good order.
“He’s always shown a lot of ability. The day he broke his maiden at Wyong he did it in very impressive style.
“Then we sent him down to Victoria chasing races in his own age group before he was spelled.
“He has returned in really good order. He can be quite a hot horse but has settled down a lot.
“Now he’s a four-year-old he’s got quite a nice rating to work off and he should be working through his grades really nicely.
“He trialled really well going into this and is ready to go.”
The first of eight races gets underway at 1.15pm.
Race 1 – 1.15pm: JIM BEAM CLASS 1 & MAIDEN (2100m): 1 JUST A JEDI, 2 Karauna, 3 What A Girl, 4 Seporto.
Race 2 – 1.50pm: SKY RACING METRO & PROV MAIDEN (1350m): 1VANILLA SKY, 2 Le Vizir, 3 Mr Severino, 4 California Cible.
Race 3 – 2.25pm: DE BORTOLI WINES 2YO MAIDEN (1300m): 1 WILSONS PROM, 2 The Bullring, 3 Tea Leaves, 4 Akahata.
Race 4 – 3.05pm: GREAT NORTHERN ON TAP 3YO MAIDEN (1100m): 1 ZAIN’S GIRL, 2 Octagon, 3 Russbuss, 4 Initiation.
Race 5 – 3.40pm: BOOK NOW POLYTRACK PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS WYONG MARCH 27 (1350m): 1 SELEQUE, 2 Rosie Riveter, 3 Jeanne D’Arc, 4 Heart Of Siena.
Race 6 – 4.15pm: CANADIAN CLUB MAIDEN (1200m): 1 IMPRESSIVE LASS, 2 Jadida, 3 Klopp, 4 Hialoa.
Race 7 – 4.50pm: TAB.COM.AU BENCHMARK 64 (1100m): 1 PARACHUTER, 2 Star Magnum, 3 Mensa Missile, 4 In Awe Of Me.
Race 8 – 5.30pm: WYONG’S NEXT RACEDAY TUESDAY CG&E CLASS 1 (1350m): 1 BOJACK, 2 Tectonicus, 3 Nordicus, 4 Spanish Fighter.