Waugh on win­ning track for quinella glory at Muswellbro­ok

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - RACING - ADAM SHERRY

KIM Waugh not only has a ter­rific chance of tak­ing out the Sandy Hol­low Cup this af­ter­noon, she can land the quinella with King Hewitt and Cal­abasas.

King Hewitt was just out of the places at his past two starts in mid­week met­ro­pol­i­tan grade while Cal­abasas has also shown po­ten­tial.

“I’m very happy with both horses go­ing into this race,” Waugh said. “It looks like a lovely race for them.”

King Hewitt re­turned from a sixweek freshen-up, and two handy tri­als, to fin­ish be­hind Ju­lian Rock and Live The Mo­ment over 1400m at Kens­ing­ton on Oc­to­ber 9.

He then fin­ished be­hind Tahsin and Zouol­o­gist at War­wick Farm but his run was much bet­ter than it ap­peared on pa­per, ac­cord­ing to Waugh.

“I thought it was a good ef­fort be­hind Tahsin last start,” she said.

“He was a lit­tle slow away and set­tled just worse than mid­field and they didn’t go that quick in front. It ended up a sprint home which doesn’t re­ally suit him.”

The son of Star Wit­ness has drawn ideally in bar­rier two this af­ter­noon and will ap­pre­ci­ate the drop in weight on his re­cent as­sign­ments.

Sta­ble­mate Cal­abasas re­sumed from a let-up with an eighth be­hind Sakura and Ber­gen over 1200m at War­wick Farm on Oc­to­ber 7 and should have fin­ished closer than his four-length fourth to Pan­dano and Hi­dalgo at New­cas­tle last start.

“I though he ran well at New­cas­tle the other day,” Waugh said. “He got flat­tened on the cor­ner when he tried to come out. He had a bit of a bump­ing duel and got put back into a pocket.

“I thought it was a pretty tough run to be hon­est and no doubt he should have fin­ished closer.”

The son of Snitzel has drawn bar­rier five for to­day’s race, where he has the limit weight of 54kg.

“He has come through the run fine and I think he’ll be one of the chances, for sure.” Waugh said.

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