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    WELEASE WODDEWICK

    FRESH from making a triumphant debut at Club Menangle a fortnight ago, Welease Woddewick will return to the world class venue in search of... Drawn to continue perfect start to career

    FRESH from making a triumphant debut at Club Menangle a fortnight ago, Welease Woddewick will return to the world class venue in search of more glory tomorrow.

    Causing an upset at $9.50, Welease Woddewick blessed those who embraced the divine odds by scoring in 1:54.5 over a mile.

    Sprinting “like a rat out of an aqueduct”, Welease Woddewick oppressed Double Said by eight metres, with Explosive Bronski three metres away third.

    Pleased with the three-year-old’s performance, co-trainer Joe Rando is confident Welease Woddewick can maintain his perfect record.

    Rando prepares his highly-successful team with his wife, Mary.

    To be driven by Bailey McDonough once again, the son of Sweet Lou has drawn to search for the lead from gate three.

    “We’ve had a few troubles with him and he is still very green, but we were pretty happy with his first run,” Joe said. “He was ready to trial as a two-year-old when he was diagnosed with osteochondritis dissecans, commonly-known as OCD, in his hind hock.

    “After he came back he cut the same leg with the cut infecting his splint bone which he then snapped in a trial, which meant he had to be boxed for another three months.

    “He was gelded during his time off, and since he’s come back, he has calmed down so much he’s a completely different horse.

    “We were thrilled with his first run as he showed a glimpse of what we know he is capable of.

    “He took a lot out of the run and has trained on really well since then, so we’re expecting another good showing from him.”

    Elsewhere on the card, former Kiwi youngster Twilight Bonnie will also attempt to remain undefeated for prominent horseman Brad Hewitt.

    The daughter of Hes Watching has been too slick during her three starts in the Riverina Region.

    Despite drawing wide in barrier seven, Twilight Bonnie is a $1.55 favourite.

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