$501 in Bonus Bets
Get your first bet matched with up to $501 in bonuses*
$500 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in bonus bets*
$500 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in bonus bets*
$500 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in bonus bets*
* All Offers and Promotions posted in this article exclude NSW residents.

Trainer Kim Waugh is heading back to Dubbo on Sunday to make amends for a luckless Cup bid two years ago.

In 2009, Waugh saddled up favourite Delago Star only to see the gelding miss the start three lengths then have little luck in running before finishing 2-3/4 lengths eighth behind Tora Tora Tora.

Waugh returns with Delago Star, now an eight-year-old, for the $45,000 Sky Racing Dubbo Cup (1600m), but it’s rising middle distance mare Rock And Roll, owned by former Dubbo businessman Tim Hughes and his wife Jackie, who heads the stable assault.

Hughes, now based in Sydney and president of the NSW Trainers Association, has long held a dream of winning his home town Cup.

“I’ve only been to Dubbo once and Delago Star missed the kick then got locked in, no luck for us that day,” Waugh said.

“I’m hoping for better luck this time.

“We’re heading up there to make amends. Being a Dubbo boy, Tim has always wanted to win the Cup. It was his idea we go.”

Rock And Roll, formerly trained by David Hayes, chases a hat trick after strong wins over 1350m at Wyong on August 12 second up and 1600m at the same track on September 2.

Waugh has had the daughter of Fastnet Rock for two preparations.

“There’s no doubt she’s improved from last preparation,” Waugh said.

“There’s still plenty of upside to her.

“She’s typical of a lot of mares, got stronger and better as she’s matured with age.

“Corey (Brown) said she ran the 1600 metres out very strongly last start. She might get further but I’m happy with 1600 metres at the moment.

“Her last two wins have been strong, she’s going really well, racing confidently.

“Admittedly Sunday is a tougher assignment but she’s drawn well (barrier two) and Dale (Spriggs) should be able to possie her up where she’s comfortable.”

Waugh has been happy with Rock And Roll’s progress since Wyong.

“She’s fit. It’s a matter of poking along with her, keeping her happy,” she said.

“I’m happy with where she’s at.”

Rock And Rolls opposition includes Boomerang from the yard of local Peter Nestor who won with Izababe last year, Forbes Cup winner Granite Bluff, a Greg Ryan mount, favourite Southern Shimmer, luckless at its past two starts and locally-trained Narromine Cup runner-up Open Skies, prepared by Bob Caton.

AAP TURF

 
$501 in Bonus Bets
Sign-up and get your first bet matched with up to $501 in bonus bets*
  • DEPOSIT $50
    start betting
    with
    $250*
    CLAIM NOW
  • first bet
    matched
    up to
    $501*
    CLAIM NOW
  • DEPOSIT $50
    start betting
    with
    $200*
    CLAIM NOW
  • first deposit
    matched
    up to
    $500*
    CLAIM NOW
* All Offers and Promotions posted in this article exclude NSW residents.
Featured News

Over $5,000 in Bonus Free Bets

Just Horse Racing provides readers with the best Free Bet offers available at every online bookmaker in Australia during the...

Star jockey cops big suspension

Leading jockey Willie Pike will spend almost a month on the sidelines after being outed for a shift in the...

Crowd favourites long career ends

Lindsay Park’s stable stalwart Extra Zero has been retired after a racing career spanning 109 starts. The 11-year-old, trained by...

 
 
 
Copyright © 2017 Just Horse Racing.
All rights reserved.

Gamble Responsibly 18+
*State exclusions apply to some offers. Please check T&Cs of each offer with the bookmaker. All Offers Exclude NSW residents.