Stephen Schofield’s in-form mare Mosht Up is part of a three-pronged attack on his home track this Thursday. 

The Wyong based trainer believes the mare is in career best form and primed for another victory. 

And he is confident apprentice Maddie Derrick, who has ridden the six-year-old in four of her past five starts, has found the key to Mosht Up. 

“She gets on really well with her,” Schofield said. “She rides good, she likes the horse, and they get on really good together. 

“She can get her to relax and as a result she races really well for her. 

“She’s flying at the moment, jumping out of her skin. I couldn’t get her any better and give her a great chance. “

Derrick partnered Mosht Up to her latest win at Newcastle over 1200m on November 23 and has placed on her three other times. 

She lines up in the 1000m BM64 at Wyong in a race Schofield said is ideal. 

“She’s a pretty fizzy at times so not having to float her to the races is a real bonus. 

“She races well at Wyong and likes the wet, the heavier the better for her and more rain his tipped.”

Since transferring to Schofield mid last year, Mosht Up has had two wins and 15 placings from 38 starts.

“She’s earned over $100,000 since I’ve had her. The owners were going to sack her, but a friend convinced them to give her to me and they’re rapt in the results she’s getting.

“I’ve got her worked out now and know what she likes and doesn’t like, so I keep her happy. 

“The key to her is routine. She’s got to be first one on walker, first one on the track, first one home, first one to be fed. Everything’s got to be in a hurry but that keeps her happy.”

Schofield also saddles up Almost Reset in the 1600m Metro and Provincial Maiden and Sonic Hollow in the 1350m Maiden. 

“Almost Reset is a good horse,” Schofield said. “He wants a bit of ground and is going to race really well.”

The Reset gelding finished fifth at his last Wyong start over the same distance on November 25. 

Sonic Hollow, a Shamus Award gelding, has been unplaced from his three starts. 

“He probably wants a little bit further than this race. He’s quite small and does everything right. He’s a lovely horse but needs more ground. 

“I’ve got the whole team in at Wyong so I’m saving on the float fees,” he laughed. 

The first of seven races at the Business Wyong Race Day, gets underway at 1.50pm.


Race 1 – 1.50pm: COMMUNITY BANK WYONG – BENDIGO BANK MAIDEN (1350m): 1 ESTONIA, 2 Stay Wealthy, 3 Wizard Of Oz, 4 Fear The Truth.

Race 2 – 2.25pm: PAUL HILLS – THE AGENCY CLASS 1 & MAIDEN (2100m): 1 IRONIC MISS, 2 Conference, 3 Lady Redwood, 4 On Bail.

Race 3 – 3.05pm: BATTERY WORLD WYONG METRO & PROV MAIDEN (1600m): 1 TAILORING, 2 Aldrin, 3 Chappelli, 4 Single Babe.

Race 4 – 3.40pm: CENTRAL COAST UNITY BANK BM64 (1600m): 1 LORD WINSTON, 2 Bak Da Man, 3 Schoona The Better, 4 Mon Amore.

Race 5 – 4.20pm: WYONG RUGBY LEAGUE CLUB GROUP MAIDEN (1000m): 1 PETULANT, 2 Hamaki, 3 Foolish, 4 One Way Street.

Race 6 – 4.55pm: SIGNARAMA TUGGERAH BM64 (1000m): 1 RIVER MAC, 2 Mosht Up, 3 Sachello, 4 Tudor Music. 

Race 7 – 5.35pm: McDONALD’S FAMILY CHIPS CLASS 1 (1200m): 1 MIDORI BEAUTY, 2 Penopera, 3 Shalstar, 4 Thunderbolt Two.