Trainer Kim Waugh will be out to make the short trip from Wyong to Newcastle worthwhile on Tuesday when she sends two runners to the Wine Club Race Club meeting.
Waugh, who has been enjoying a good run of success, originally had two horses accepted for the opening event, a Maiden Plate (1900m), in the shape of Doraskaya and Community, but the trainer said she will rely on just Community to represent her in the event.
“Community will run at Newcastle and Doraskaya will be saved for Wyong on Thursday,” Waugh said.
Keagan Latham has been on Community in his last four starts and retains the ride at Newcastle. Community had been placed in two Gosford starts before breaking his maiden in good style at Newcastle when last produced.
“It was a well-deserved victory,” said Waugh.
“He’d been racing well and was ready to win. And, to make it better, it was a super maiden, so it was a $60,000 race.
“Keagan knows him well and the race on Tuesday looks like it’s going to suit him again, so I think he’ll be very hard to hold out.”
Waugh’s other Newcastle runner will be Hard To Dismiss in a Benchmark 66 Handicap (1400m).
Latham will again combine with Waugh to take the ride on Hard To Dismiss.