Keep an Eye On: Holy Reign

Racing and Sports provides a horse to watch out of Saturday metropolitan racing on December 18.

Trainer : KIM WAUGH after, TRUMBULL winning the Fujitsu General Sydney Stakes
Trainer : KIM WAUGH after, TRUMBULL winning the Fujitsu General Sydney Stakes Picture: Racing and Sports

Randwick

Race 4: Holy Reign

One to keep an eye on from Saturday's Randwick meeting is the Kim Waugh-trained Holy Reign.

Having not yet saluted when resuming, the six-year-old gelding was friendless in the market ($21) for his first-up assignment in the 1200m Midway.

Jumping one of the best from the widest draw and in order of landing a spot with cover, the son of Manhattan Rain was quickly restrained under the riding of apprentice Tom Sherry.

Drifting back to the tail of the field, the pair settled in the last group of horses and continued to travel there throughout.

With all but one runner ahead of him when rounding the home turn, Sherry edged his mount to the outside and promptly got stuck into his work.

It was when approaching the 200m the six-year-old began to swiftly move through his gears and eat into the deficit.

Taking good ground off his rivals, the gelding quickly swept past most of the field, before peaking on his run near the line to finish third, beaten just over a length.

Holy Reign has returned in great order and will undoubtedly take huge benefit from the run. With strong second and third-up records, it is hard to see this gelding not saluting in his next couple of starts. Must follow.


Racing and Sports



Randwick

Saturday, 18th December 2021

4
14:15
(local)

Midway (Bm72)

Age: 3yo and up WT: 52.0kg Type: BM72
AUD $100,000
1200m TURF GOOD
4
14:15
(local)
AUD $100,000
1200m GOOD

Midway (Bm72)

Age: 3yo and up WT: 52.0kg Type: BM72
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 4. QUEEN BELLISSIMO (NZ) 4yo M
SWISS ACE (AUS) - PRINCESS ZANZIBAR (AUS)
ALYSHA COLLETT
BRAD WIDDUP
$2.38
58.0kg
G Harvey
2nd 14. TWICE AS SPECIAL (AUS) 5yo M
TESTA ROSSA (AUS) - MISS FALSTERBO (AUS)
MS RACHEL KING
JASON COYLE
$6.50
53.0kg
Mrs L Middeldorp, S Middeldorp, Mrs K Kohler & R Kohler
3rd 1. HOLY REIGN (AUS) 6yo G
MANHATTAN RAIN (AUS) - THE FLYING NUN (AUS)
TOM SHERRY
KIM WAUGH
$21.00
58.5kg
Darby Racing The Flying Nun (Mgr: S G Darby), M D Holland, G Bachell, Miss C V Coleman, Mrs T A Davis, Miss C P Ewe, W H Grunert, R C Hill, Mrs L McDonogh, D A Poletto, M Waugh, M & L Tobin Racing (Mgr: M R Tobin), M J Cameron, T Cottam & P J Maudlin

Sales Information

4th 2. PRINCE INVINCIBLE (AUS) 4yo G
I AM INVINCIBLE (AUS) - LITEN PRINSESSA (NZ)
TIM CLARK
GARY MOORE
$6.50
59.5kg

Sales Information

5th 3. AMERICANA MAGIC (AUS) 7yo G
ALL AMERICAN (AUS) - JAES JEUNE (AUS)
REECE JONES
GRANT ALLARD
$26.00
55.5kg
6th 8. SEDITION (AUS) 7yo G
EXCEED AND EXCEL (AUS) - JEREZANA (AUS)
JENNY DUGGAN
RICHARD LITT
$17.00
54.0kg

Sales Information

7th 11. HOLLYWOOD GOSSIP (AUS) 3yo F
I'M ALL THE TALK (AUS) - CALIFORNIUM (AUS)
JAMES MCDONALD
GARY PORTELLI
$5.50
55.0kg

Sales Information

8th 10. REBEL BRO (AUS) 5yo G
KRUPT (AUS) - MARJU RANI (NZ)
TOMMY BERRY
MATTHEW SMITH
$13.00
55.0kg
9th 15. RAHNI FACTOR (AUS) 4yo M
THE FACTOR (USA) - MYSTIC RAHNI (AUS)
BROCK RYAN
GREGORY MCFARLANE
$31.00
52.0kg