Kim Waugh’s First Wyong Cup Runner

Kim Waugh is excited about the prospect of her first Wyong Carlton Draught Gold Cup runner and hoping the veteran galloper could secure her home track’s $160,000 feature.

She has confirmed Our Century will start in Friday week’s Listed race, some eight months after his last outing, with Jason Collett in the saddle.

The nine-year-old import, who will have only his 19th start in the Cup, was impressive last preparation with a win and placing in Listed company at Randwick and Rosehill and a Rosehill win first up over 1900m.

In May 2018 he impressed with a win in the 2000m Listed Lord Mayors Cup and a third in the Listed McKell Cup (2400m).

He has been plagued by problems and Waugh has taken her time preparing the Australian Bloodstock galloper for a first up tilt at the Cup over 2100m.

“He’s going great and I couldn’t be happier with him,” Waugh said. “I was pleased with both his trials and he’ll be ready to go in the Cup.

“I’ve had a lot of Cup runners before but not the Wyong Cup. It would be wonderful to win. I would definitely love to.”

Waugh said Jason confirmed last week he would ride the gelding. He has a great record on Our Century, partnering him four times for three wins and a second.

Waugh said she would consider future options for the gelding after his Wyong run.

“He’s had a lot of issues so we will just see how he goes. If he runs well at Wyong, we will press on to the Newcastle Cup and a few others. There are a number of different options we can take,” she said.

Our Century will join Kris Lees pair Sixties Groove and Mongolian Wolf in the Cup field, completing a trio of runners for Australian Bloodstock.

The syndicate took out the Wyong Carlton Draught Gold Cup in 2016 with Slow Pace.

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