Kristen Buchanan recently trained her 300th career winner and could bring up another milestone with her two runners at Wyong on Saturday. 

If either of her two-year-old debutants Nevim and Brutal Belle can post a win it will be Buchanan’s 50th victory on her home track. 

“It would be great to bring up my 50th Wyong winner so quickly after the 300th, “she said. 

“I like both these two-year-old’s so hopefully they can get the job done.”

Buchanan races Divine Prophet gelding Nevim herself and believes he is capable of a strong first up run in the 1300m 2Y0 Maiden. 

“I brought him with the intention of selling him, but he wasn’t brilliant early, and I don’t like putting my clients into horses I’m unsure of.  

“He has improved a lot and was good in both his trials over 1000m.

“He’d be run off his feet over a shorter distance so the 1300m suits and he’ll wear the blinkers which will sharpen him up. I think he’ll be a nice miler down the track.”

Buchanan is also expecting a good run from Brutal Belle in the 1000m Maiden. 

The Brutal filly has also had the benefit of two trials, the second impressing her trainer.

“The first trial was more about giving her a good experience and she was underdone but the second trial was nice, and I’ve been very happy with her since.

“She really improved and that should set her up well for Saturday.”

Brutal Belle was a $25,000 yearling purchased by prominent stable clients Vardy Thoroughbreds. 

“They buy all their horses with a very doable budget and have had plenty of success. Hopefully this filly can continue the trend.”

With three Wyong meetings remaining in the current racing season, Kim Waugh and Snowden Racing head up the Trainers Premiership, both having prepared 10 Wyong winners. 

Both stables have accepted with three runners for Saturday’s meeting. 

In the Jockey’s Premiership, Tyler Schiller leads on 10 over Ash Morgan and Keagan Latham on 8. With Morgan & Schiller engaged at the Randwick meeting, Latham has an opportunity to hit the lead with seven rides on the program. 

It’s a similar story in the Apprentices Premiership, with Zac Lloyd who has ridden 11 winners, Dylan Gibbons 10 and Zac Wadick 8, all otherwise engaged on Saturday. 

This gives local apprentices Anna Roper a chance to improve on her seven winners, with a full book of rides. 

The first of eight races gets underway at midday. 


Race 1 – 12.00pm: TABCORP CLASS 1 (1600m): 1 KONING, 2 California Sunrise, 3 Cook Island Girl, 3 Pocket Eights. 

Race 2 – 12.35pm: BEN GREER APPRECIATION SUPER MAIDEN (1350m): 1 MAGIC SHADOW, 2 Zoomorphic, 3 Glory Start, 4 Tokyo Lady.

Race 3 – 1.10pm: WYONG LEAGUES GROUP 2YO MAIDEN (1300m): 1 VINNIRO, 2 Hyperbolic, 3 Algarve, 4 Nevim.

Race 4 – 1.45pm: VALE RON BUNDY PROVINCIAL MAIDEN (1200m): 1 STRATIFIED, 2 Lonhreel, 3 Frosty Jo, 4 Call Me Grouchy.

Race 5 – 2.20pm: DE BORTOLI WINES MAIDEN (1000m): 1 OCTAVIAN TREASURE, 2 Bradken Blu, 3 Here Comes Hogan, 4 Monocarolinia. 

Race 6 – 3.00pm:  CARLTON & UNITED BREWERIES MIDWAY BM 64 (1000m): 1 DIZE, 2 Hellova Nature, 3 Bodgie, 4 Amazing Nicci.

Race 7 – 3.35pm: DREW CHIVAS MEMORIAL BM64 (1200m): 1 CARPACCIO, 2 Chartwell, 3 She’s All It, 4 Fourth Spargo.

Race 8 – 4.15pm: MAGIC MILLIONS BM64 (1350m): 1 WORX, 2 Bonus Tempus, 3 Candy Women, 4 Spicy Hotpot.