A Massive Day For The Team At Wodonga On Friday

Nov 29, 2018

The Wodonga race card on Friday, November 30, will see the Widdison stable saddle up a huge crop of stable competitors highlighting the feature being the McRae Motors Wodonga Gold Cup over 1590m, the track is currently rated a good 4, the rail is in the true, the weather is predicted to be fine.

Race one will see two Widdison runners compete in a maiden plate over 1100 m with Banger, resuming from a spell to be ridden by Ms Linda Meech jumping from barrier seven & Ruby Red Sox also resuming Nick Souquet to ride from barrier 10 with a field of 12 to run.

5 BANGER
3 year old bay or brown gelding (18-10-2015) Sire: Shrapnel Dam: Beautiful Sound (General Nediym) View Pedigree Report
Breeder: Kooringal Stud
Owners: Mrs K L Widdison, D P Mccormick, Mrs J Mccormick, M W Mccormick, Mrs M E Mccormick, C C Widdison, Mrs V M Sawatske & A S Lamont
Colours: Red, White Stripes, Black And White Hooped Sleeves

Resuming. Finished off last preparation inquiry into performance; 5th in a small field at Wagga 2yo Hcp in Jun over 1300m, 9-1/4 len behind Grand Challenge with 57kg. First ever race start wide throughout and hung out in straight; 9th of 10 runners at Benalla 2yo Mdn in Apr over 1106m, 9-1/2 len behind Marcel From Madrid carrying 58kg.

11 RUBY RED SOCKS
4 year old bay mare (27-9-2014) Sire: Von Costa de Hero Dam: Commands a Smile (Commands) View Pedigree Report
Breeder: Jacka Investments Pty Ltd
Owners: Jacka Investments Pty Ltd (Mgr: Mrs H M Mcphee)
Colours: Black, Pink Spots And Cap

Resuming after a seven months break. Finished off last preparation 4th of 11 runners at Albury Mdn in May over 1175m, slow track; 3-3/4 len behind Broadstone with 57kg. Previously first up; jumped awkwardly and overraced early, middle stages; 5th of 9 starters at Kyneton 3yo F Mdn in Mar over 1118m, 4-1/2 len behind Lucky Reward carrying 57kg.

Race 2 has a three-year-old maiden plate over 1200m, with Straover second up from a spell Ms Nikita Beriman to ride jumping from barrier 11 and This Skilled Cat a last start placegetter to be ridden by Nick Souquet jumping from barrier seven with a field of 12 to compete.

8 STRAOVER
3 year old chestnut gelding (17-10-2015) Sire: Strada Dam: Sake Over (Over) View Pedigree Report
Breeder: Mr J Brown
Owners: J A Brown, Mrs J M Beesley, R M Marlow, Mrs D M I' Anson, G M Whitty, Ms B Hamdorf, M J I'Anson, J Burns & Mrs L Burns
Colours: Red, Aqua Star, Diagonal Striped Sleeves, Aqua Stars Cap
Gear Changes: Tongue Tie FIRST TIME

Jumped at long odds at debut, ran last at Corowa Mdn Plate Nov 5 over 1300m, 9-1/4 len behind Real Royal carrying 57.5kg.

10 THIS SKILLED CAT Super Vobis Bonus Scheme
3 year old brown gelding (27-9-2015) Sire: Skilled Dam: This Cat’s Magic (Catbird) View Pedigree Report
Breeder: Mr J Brown
Owners: D Lambrinos, S Jacobsen, T Ball, M J Mathey, P Prentice, K C Rickards, Ms L Souquet, D J McLeod, R Hughes, D Austin, M Carmody, J A Brown, B Kelly, D J Mathey & Whos Drivin Home (Mgr:G J O'callaghan)
Colours: Red, Aqua Star, Diagonal Striped Sleeves, Aqua Stars Cap

At debut, held ground to the line 3rd of 14 runners at Albury Mdn Hcp October 27 over 1175m, 2-1/2 len behind Noble Boy with 56.5kg.

Race three is a maiden plate over 1400 m with Tyson Returns, second up from a spell Ms Linda Meech to ride jumping from barrier 12 with a field of 12 to run.

9 TYSON RETURNS
3 year old bay gelding (26-9-2015) Sire: Strada Dam: Western Success (Success Express (USA)) View Pedigree Report
Breeder: Mr J Brown
Owners: D P Humphries, P A Humphries, I Davies, Mrs H Davies, Mrs C A Boyd, F C Boyd, R Franks, Mrs M H Gardner, S C Gardner, N J Peard, Mrs D H Peard, J Gorupic, Mrs A Peard, D Gorupic, Mrs M Gorupic, T Gorupic, J A Brown & J Gorupic
Colours: Royal Blue, Gold Stripes And Hooped Sleeves, Quartered Cap

Jumped at big odds at debut, struck interference on straightening and laid in in the straight; 4th of 14 starters at Albury Mdn Hcp Oct 27 over 1175m, 4-1/4 len behind Noble Boy carrying 57kg.

In race five As Bad As Tyson competes in a BM 70 handicap over 1300 m with (a) Ms Stacey Metcalfe reducing 3 kg off the weight of 61.5 kg jumping from barrier five in a field of 10.

1 AS BAD AS TYSON
6 year old chestnut gelding (8-10-2012) Sire: Strategic Maneuver Dam: Western Success (Success Express (USA)) View Pedigree Report
Breeder: Mr J Brown
Owners: D P Humphries, S C Gardner, Mrs M H Gardner, I Davies, Mrs H Davies, N J Peard, Mrs D H Peard, Mrs J Cleary, Mrs M A Gorupic, Mrs J Smith, Mrs R Cardwell, Ms F Young, R Franks, Mrs C A Boyd, F C Boyd & A Ierardi
Colours: Royal Blue, Gold Stripes And Hooped Sleeves, Quartered Cap
Gear Changes: Concussion Plates (Front) FIRST TIME

Resumes off a 34 day letup. Last start raced behind the speed prior to fading 7th of 8 runners at Albury Open Hcp Oct 27 over 1175m, 2-3/4 len behind Bulala carrying 56.5kg. The race before that hampered at start and laid in in the straight; 3rd of 10 runners at Leeton Open Hcp Oct 8 over 1150m, 4-1/2 len behind Dylan's Deeva with 59.5kg. Comes in well after 3kg claim.

Race six has Skye And Me fourth up from a spell in a BM 64 handicap over 1590 m with Jake Duffy on board jumping from barrier 11 with a field of 11 to run.

6 SKYE AND ME
5 year old bay mare (30-10-2013) Sire: Oratorio (IRE) Dam: Carat Cake (Marwina) View Pedigree Report
Breeder: Jacka Investments Pty Ltd
Owners: Jacka Investments Pty Ltd (Mgr: Mrs H M McPhee)
Colours: Black, Pink Spots And Cap

Last start blocked for run near 200m; made some head-way from midfield; 9th of 12 starters at Gundagai Hcp (C1) Nov 16 over 1400m, 1-3/4 len behind Dreaming Of Biscay with 57kg. The race before that eased concluding stages; made some head-way from midfield; 8th of 11 starters at Benalla (Bm64) Oct 29 over 1206m, 3-3/4 len behind Marx Brother carrying 54.5kg.

Race seven on the card sees the feature Wodonga Gold Cup over 1590m with the stable saddling up two runners in the form of Wyangle under Jake Duffy jumping from barrier 4 and Ruby Skye, Lachlan King jumping from barrier seven with a field of 13 to run for prizemoney consisting of $100,000.

Race 7 - 4:35PM McRae Motors Wodonga Gold Cup (1590 METRES)

10 WYANGLE (Blks) VOBIS Gold Bonus Scheme
5 year old bay gelding (14-10-2013) Sire: Oratorio (IRE) Dam: Erona (Keltrice) View Pedigree Report
Breeder: Jacka Investments Pty Ltd
Owners: Jacka Investments Pty Ltd (Mgr: Mrs H M Mcphee)
Colours: Black And Pink Checks, Black Sleeves, Pink Cap

Racing well. Last run struck interference at start; got back early 4th of 11 starters at Sandown-Lakeside (Bm70) Nov 21 over 1400m, on slow going 3-3/4 len behind Gold Fields carrying 60kg. The start before that laid in in the straight; came from last and 4th of 10 runners at Bendigo (Bm78) Oct 31 over 1400m, 2-1/4 len behind Superhard carrying 56kg.

11 RUBY SKYE (Blks) VOBIS Gold Bonus Scheme
5 year old bay mare (28-10-2013) Sire: Reset Dam: Rich Ruby Red (Rubiton) View Pedigree Report
Breeder: Jacka Investments Pty Ltd
Owners: Jacka Investments Pty Ltd (Mgr: Mrs H M Mcphee)
Colours: Black, Pink Spots And Cap

Last run overraced early stages; raced on the speed and boxed on steadily 6th of 10 runners at Sandown-Lakeside (Bm64) Nov 21 over 1600m, on slow going 2-1/2 len behind Boltoutoftheblue carrying 59.5kg. The start before that laid in in the straight; eased back early on 4th of 10 runners at Bendigo (Bm70) Oct 31 over 1600m, 2-3/4 len behind Eshtiraak with 56.5kg.

The final event will see a BM 64 handicap over 1100 m with two stable runners competing with Purrpussful resuming from a spell under Nick Souquet from barrier one and Lord Laurie with Blaike McDougall to ride jumping from barrier six though that runner is currently the fourth emergency with only one scratching to date.

7 PURRPUSSFUL
6 year old chestnut mare (29-8-2012) Sire: Purrealist Dam: Newstar Lass (Royal Academy (USA)) View Pedigree Report
Breeder: Makybe Racing & Breeding
Owners: D P Humphries, Mrs J M Mortimer, A J Cassells, P D Eastwood, Ms V Karpouzis, R T Hodges, K M Dagg, Mrs J J Humphries, Ms V Elton, Clanbrooke Racing (Mgr: D P Humphries), Clanbrooke Racing No 2 (Mgr: D P Humphries) & Cowen & Mates (Mgr: R L Cowen)
Colours: Royal Blue And Gold Stripes, Quartered Cap

Resumes. Finished off last preparation 8th of 10 runners at Wagga (Bm70) in Jun over 1400m, 4-1/2 len behind Croix De Vie with 57.5kg. When resuming last campaign 5th of 8 starters at Corowa Cup Day Sprint in Mar over 1000m, 4-3/4 len behind He's The Sheriff carrying 54.5kg. Yet to win fresh but was a seven length trial winner.


16 LORD LAURIE EM
5 year old bay gelding (15-9-2013) Sire: Magnus Dam: Embers (Al Hareb (USA)) View Pedigree Report
Breeder: Mr R H Sloane
Owners: R H Sloane & Mrs S M Sloane
Colours: Green, White Hoops, Blue Sleeves And Cap

Last start 10th of 11 starters at Gundagai Hcp (C3) Nov 16 over 1180m, 4-1/2 len behind Bank Of Erin carrying 56kg. The race before that 6th of 9 starters at this track (Bm58) Oct 20 over 1200m, 3-1/4 len behind Mission Vision with 61kg.

Best of luck to all at Wodonga on Friday.