Sidenay takes the Tycoons top

Dec 13, 2023

By Terry Kennedy

Every football team from any code would love a teammate like Sidenay. 

Sure, he may lack a bit of natural talent, coming up short again at Tuncurry on Monday – but you can’t knock his effort in finishing a gallant second behind the emerging Slush Fund, beaten less than a length. 

Sidenay’s second place and $5,050 in Prize Money takes the NSW Tycoons to the top of the table for Month 2 of Season 3 and with $17,500 up for grabs every month ($10,000 going to the 1st place team), all points are vital.

It’s perhaps also worth noting that 2nd place in a country meeting on a Monday delivered more points than 4th place in a Saturday city race in Brisbane. The opportunity to score points in NSW is HUGE!

So, Sidenay has put the Tycoons top and as it stands the $10,000 cheque is going to the blues.

Helluva Barty Racing at Doomben on 28th Oct 2023


Trainer Kim Waugh wasn’t critical of Sidenay in fact just the opposite. 

“It was always going to be tough from that wide draw, but he managed to get across and settle in second position and I thought at the 200 metre mark he would win. 

Like so many horses he just struggles to put them away, but he did try,” Kim said. 

And Sidenay’s record of 14 starts for no wins and 4 minor placings validates Kim’s assessment. 

There was no criticism of jockey Jean Van Overmeire, with Sidenay leaving well from barrier 10 showing some good pace to track the leader who was simply too strong in the concluding stages. 

“When the leader kicked up inside me I was happy to let him go and just sit off him. 

“Once that horse came up and challenged on the outside of us and headed us he fought back really well and he was trying his heart out to fight off the horse on the inside. 

“He ran well very happy with him he just keeps finding one better, but he’s on the right mark”. Van Overmeire concluded. 

Sidenay Head Shot

“Like so many horses, he just struggles to put them away, but he did try”  Trainer Kim Waugh


The provincial scene in Sydney is so strong it looks like Kim will keep Sidenay aimed at some country races to break his Maiden. 

Sidenay may be on the seven day back-up with a 1250m Maiden at Kempsey on Monday 18 an option, but not locked in. 

Kim will keep all owners informed.