Saturday looms as a big day for Wayne Seelin with the Wyong based trainer saddling up more than half his stable at two venues.
His consistent galloper Cliff’s Choice and maiden Doin’ Shots will be racing on their home track, while veteran Isorich and speedy mare Invincible Kiss line up at the Kensington meeting.
“It will be a busy day and be great to see them all run well,” Seelin said.
“We have been enjoying a nice little patch at the moment with a few winners, so it would be good if that can continue.
“I’m training about seven horses at present and happy with that number. I do them all myself so don’t want to get much bigger and I’ve got a good bunch of owners at the moment.”
Seelin believes Cliff’s Choice, coming off a fifth at Wyong last start, should run well over his ideal distance.
He lines up from barrier seven in the 1350m BM64, with Winona Costin in the saddle.
“He jarred up a bit last run and I would have liked to have seen a bit of rain but unfortunately that didn’t happen. We’ve been doing a bit with him but he’s going alright now.
“His best distance is anywhere between 1200m to 1400m and he goes well around Wyong.
“I’d probably like to see him just off the speed, in the first five or six, that’s when he seems to finish off well.”
Seelin said if Cliff’s Choice continued to improve, he would consider a metropolitan start.
“They all get their turn if they deserve it, but they have to earn the right to go. “He’s doing everything right at this stage.”
Seelin isn’t as upbeat about the chances of his maiden runner Doin’ Shots, a Shooting To Win gelding who has been unplaced in eight starts.
“He’s a big horse and it’s taking a bit to get him fit,” he said. “He’s been struggling in his races, but he is bred to stay.
“He’s over the 1600m on Saturday and I’ll continue stepping him up but if he doesn’t show us something, he might have a limited future.”
At Kensington, Seelin considers both his runners’ chances.
“Isorich has drawn the outside gate again but I’m not too worried. He will push forward and be a chance.
“The other little one is flying at the minute and with no weight and barrier one, she will be a sneaky chance too.”
Wyong’s Summer Festival Of Racing, continues with a seven race meeting, getting underway at 12.59pm.
Race 1 – 12.59pm: WWW.TAB.COM.AU 4YO & UP MAIDEN (1200m): 1 CANZONET, 2 Monstrosity, 3 Lake Marion, 4 Supra Marnium.
Race 2 – 1.34pm: HIT 101.3 FAMILY RACE DAY JANUARY 26 CLASS 1 (1100m): 1 MANDIRIGMA, 2 Deepfield’s Raine, 3 Bushido, 4 Belle Of Clonmel.
Race 3 – 2.09pm: CENTRAL COAST BUILDING MAIDEN (1600m): 1MCGRAW, 2 Sayl, 3 Completed, 4 Keen On Gold.
Race 4 – 2.44pm: RYAN’S METAL ROOFING MAIDEN (1350m): 1 CHANTING, 2 First Crown, 3 California August, 4 Lady Legend.
Race 5 – 3.16pm: CANADIAN CLUB CLASS 2 (1600m): 1 FAIRY ME HOME, 2 Highjacker, 3 Judicator, 4 Mowanjum.
Race 6 – 3.56pm: MECURE KOOINDAH WATERS GOLF & SPA RESORT F&M BENCHMARK 64 (1350m): 1 MONEY HEIST, 2 Oxford Bella, 3 Rebukes, 4 Nines Enough.
Race 7 – 4.36pm: JIM BEAM CG&E BENCHMARK 64 (1350m): 1TRENGGANU, 2 Quick Finance, 3 The Raid, 4 Salsa Man.