Kim Waugh’s association with Orbis Bloodstock got off to a flying start with Street Scream’s eye-catching debut win over 1200m.
The Street Boss gelding is the stable’s second runner for the Hong Kong based Orbis and first winner for Waugh.
The company’s Australian operation is headed by former Wyong based jockey Paul King.
“Our first runner for them was at Scone yesterday and he finished second but should have won, so it could have been two from two,” an excited Waugh said.
“We are really pleased to get a winner for them. They’ve been very good supporters of mine. I’ve got a lot of horses for them and a lot of very nice ones, so it’s an exciting day.”
Waugh said there was added pressure because the owners had planned to take Street Scream to Hong Kong.
“The pressure was on because we talked them out of it, so I was desperate for him to win today.
“He’s a beautiful horse.
“We’ve got a really good opinion of him. Nash has come up a couple of times to ride him for us in trials but couldn’t ride him today, so we got the next best Brenton.
“He’s a strong horse, so we expect he could up around the mile.”
Street Scream, a $230,000 purchase at the Inglis Ready to Race sales, franked his unbeaten trial form with a dominant three length victory.
Avdulla was able to get a soft lead and held him together until straightening, when he sprinted away from his opposition.
He said Street Scream had “plenty of upside.”
“He’s a big baby. He’s built like a three-year-old with a yearling’s brain,” he said.
Street Scream was sent out $1.90 favourite in the TAB.COM.AU PROV & CTRY MAIDEN and beat the Brad Widdup trained Icebath ($2.50), with Hasty Heart, from the Ken Parker stable, a length and a quarter behind in third.
It was another Tommy Berry masterclass at Wyong with the in-form jockey finishing the day with a treble.
Berry combined with the Waller and Godolphin stables to partner two promising maiden runners to victory and then rode the perfect ride on the locally trained Cliff’s Choice ($8.50) to bring up it’s second win for Wayne Seelin.
Berry’s treble gave him 14 wins for the season on the Wyong track, two behind Josh Parr.
Duporth gelding Cliff’s Choice took out the HONOURABLE JOHN BOOKS MEMORIAL CLASS 1 over 1350m by a length and a half, courtesy of a great front-running ride by Berry.
Coming off a second at Muswellbrook on July 1, Seelin said an unplanned freshen up helped secure victory for the three-year-old.
“He was supposed to run at Scone last week but there was an accident on the highway, and we couldn’t get to the track,” he said.
“I think he raced well fresh today and it was a super ride by Tommy.
“He had him exactly where he likes to run and got him to finish strongly. He’s a tough horse.
“We will probably spell him now because he’s been up for a while and has done a great job.”
The Chris Waller trained Skillet ($1.35) gave Berry his first win of the day, with the filly scoring in convincing style to take out the 1350m CARLTON DRAUGHT MAIDEN by a half- length.
Tommy Berry replicated the ride of Ben Looker in the previous race, sitting well off the pace in the early stages.
He moved up to the small field just before the turn and made up good ground in the straight, holding off a strong challenge by the Godolphin galloper Tisane ($8).
Stable representative Adam Stewart said it was good to see the filly settle in the race.
“It was exactly the way Chris wanted her to be ridden today. He was confident if she settled, she would win,” he said.
“It will do a lot for her confidence, especially having to tough it out a bit toward the end.
“I think she will probably stick around the Provincials. The main thing was getting that win out of the way today.”
Skillet, coming off a fourth at Newcastle over 1400m, had been placed twice from five starts.
She beat Tisane, with Queen Zoffany ($18), two lengths behind in third.
His second win came aboard Pandemic ($2fav), with Berry believing Godolphin have a handy horse following his dominant victory in the JOIN WYONG RACE CLUB NOW – 2YO Maiden over 1000m.
“He’s a lovely horse and he really helped me because he did everything right,” Berry said.
“He relaxed well, and I got to follow the second favourite in the race. He did all the hard work and my bloke just had to finish off, which he did nicely. “I think he will be a better horse over further next preparation.”
Kent Wade, representing the stable, agreed the Sepoy gelding looked to have a good future.
“We came here pretty confident going on his trial form and his work leading up to this was good.
“I think James will probably step him up a level now. He really hit the line well and came home in 33.7 which is pretty smart.”
Gerald Ryan’s filly Heart Of The Oak ($2.70) was second, with Courageous ($10) from the Bjorn Baker stable, third.
Tracey Bartley will spell his in-form filly Joigny with the 2020 Provincial Championships in mind following her impressive win in the WYONG GOLD CUP DAY 6 SEPTEMBER Benchmark 64 over 1600m.
The Excelebration filly was sent out $2.10 favourite and courtesy of a great Grant Buckley ride, put paid to her opposition with a length and a half win.
Bartley believes the three-year-old has earnt a chance in the rich Provincial Championship series.
“She’s a very nice filly. She keeps taking that next step and it was another big step up again today and I thought Grant rode her beautifully, the pace was on, so she had the last crack at them.
“That’s her job done so she will go to the paddock now. We will save her for the Championships, she will be one of those horses for us.
“Onwards and upwards. We’ve got a nice filly and I thank the owners Kerry Chrysiliou for sending her to us, she came to us in really good order.”
Joigny is building an impressive resume, with eight starts for three wins and four minor placings.
She beat the Bjorn Baker’s Positive Peace ($9), with Sculptures ($26), trained by Craig Bermingham, a length behind in third.
A great front running ride by Rachel King secured victory for Miss Invincible, who looked strong when resuming from a spell in the NSW PARLIAMENT FORMER MEMBER ASSOC. Class 2 over 1000m.
The I Am Invincible filly, trained by Bjorn Baker, is now headed for a metropolitan race, with the stable confident she is in for a good preparation.
Stable foreman Jack Bruce said there is still plenty of upside to the three-year-old.
“It was a good win. Just like her trial she jumped cleanly and was able to relax a little bit and then had some petrol left in her tank. She was really well ridden I thought, and she’s come back in good order,” Bruce said.
“She had them off the bit on the home corner which was nice to see. It’s just good to see her do the little things right and that’s what you want.
“She’s getting older now, she turns four soon, so hopefully we can get her back to town and keep winning.
“On the strength of that win, with just the one trial, there is plenty more improvement to come.
“Bjorn has her going really well this prep and hopefully she keeps going. “
Warren Gavenlock’s Hard Merchandise ($41) was second, two lengths behind the winner, with Nine’s Enough ($11) trained by Gabrielle Englebrecht, third.
Country galloper Saintly Sunrise defied a betting drift to score a strong win in the KOOKINDAY WATERS STAY & PLAY 3YO Maiden over 1600m.
The three-year-old, trained at Coffs Harbour by Warren Gavenlock, was as short as $1.90 when betting opened and got out to $2.30 at start time.
Ben Looker gave the gelding a super ride, sitting back off the pace before tacking onto the field around the 500m mark, where he continued to make ground before pulling away in the final stages.
“What a great ride by Ben,” Gavenlock said.
“I was worried about the pace, but it went on early which really suited us in the end.
“My only concern was the rail was out, but they compressed around the 600m and the rest was history.
“Ben sat there and didn’t panic. He made up beautiful ground down the outside and was too good for them.”
Gavenlock said he believed the Dawn Approach gelding, who was a $240,000 yearling purchase, had ability.
“Peter Colley, who races a lot of horses with me, bought him off the previous owners.
“I think he’s got a bit of untapped ability. He proved the form good from his last start at Newcastle.
“I’ll see how he pulls up. There might be a nice mile, Class 2 race for him on Coffs Harbour Cup Day.”
The early leader Just Like Jessie ($21) held on for second, a half-length ahead of the Ken Lantry trained Hillandale ($15).
A text-book ride by apprentice Samantha Clenton secured victory for Magnolia Power ($2.60fav) in the MAGIC MILLIONS 2YO SALE OCTOBER 15-16 BENCHMARK 64 over 1100m.
The Kris Lees trained three-year-old, raced by Power Thoroughbreds, brought up her second win from nine starts.
She was coming off a fourth at Randwick last start, where stable representative Cheree Marsham said there were excuses.
“She was trapped at a vital stage at her last start and couldn’t get clear running,” she said.
“Sammy gave her a good positive ride today and she got the job done.
“She settled her in a great spot and got her out when she needed to.
“She rides all her trackwork and knows the horse well.
“It is great to get a win for Power Thoroughbreds who have plenty of horses in the stable.”
Magnolia Power, a I Am Invincible filly, is likely to return to a metropolitan mid-week race.
Johnny Roo Boy ($9.50), trained locally by Damien Lane was second, with Gabrielle Englebrecht’s Mileage ($21), third.