Friday, 15 June 2012
: The newest inclusion to the Mick Miladinovic stable, Wyora made a pleasing start for his new trainer at Canberra last week and is set to race over the mile later on this preparation.
The full brother to stablemate, and Orange Cup winner Micalong
had his third career start on the Acton Track last Friday, working home well to finish second behind the Nick Olive trained Fullerton
Miladinovic was pleased with the seven-year-olds performance, adding that he was a little concerned leading into the Canberra meetings feature race.
“I just wanted to see him coming home, that's all. And that's exactly what happened,” Miladinovic said.
“I was a bit worried because he's a bit of a lazy trackworker so it was hard to judge how he would go on race day.”
Wyora is far from an unaccomplished galloper having won seven races at a success-rate of 20% before finding himself in the Canberra trainers stable.
The Zariz gelding has placed in midweek city grade before, but his career highlight came in September 2010 when he finished second in the Dubbo Cup (1600m).
While Miladinovic agrees that the seven-year-olds best is behind him, he is confident that Wyora still has plenty of racing left in him.
“He's very lightly raced and there's not much wrong with him so basically as long as he stays competitive I see no reason why we can't keep him going for a couple of years,” he said.
Miladinovic is weighing up between taking the seven-year-old back to Canberra next Friday for an open class race (1280m) or waiting until the following Monday's meeting at Wagga for a Benchmark 65 Handicap (1400m).
Stablemate Banya Luka Babe has made a successful jump to provincial class racing recently after winning two straight races at Queanbeyan to kick off her career.
The three-year-old placed at her home track in Canberra when second-up and followed that with a third place finish at a soddened Hawkesbury last weekend.
“It was maybe just a little bit too hard for her in that sort of going,” said Miladinovic.
“They made her work a little bit too hard early, which we didn't want and she just had enough in that last little bit.”
Miladinovic says while the Nuclear Freeze filly can potentially take on races in midweek city grade it is unlikely to come this time in.
“I just want to get her through the grades and we'll see what happens,” he said.