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Cambridge trainer Samantha Logan is looking forward to her local synthetic meeting on Wednesday where she will be represented by two thirds of her racing team.

Logan’s stable has undergone a bit of a transition this season, focussing more on trading and developing younger horses than racing, with her racing team currently sitting at three.

“We are doing a lot of young horses for the breeze-up sale, so we don’t have too many in the racing team at the moment,” she said.

“We have got seven (rising two-year-olds) in partnership with Riversley Park. It has been good working alongside them and learning more about the trading side.

“We have moved more toward trading and trialling to sell. We have had three nice, young horses sell this year, that is just how it has worked out.”

While Logan is enjoying working with younger stock, she is still excited about her racing team, and is hoping to add to her win tally on Wednesday.

She looks to have a strong chance with Aussie Betty (NZ) (Embellish), who is favoured by TAB bookmakers to take out the Waipa Earthworks 1550, heading the market at $4.80.

The three-year-old daughter of Embellish was runner-up last start on Cambridge’s polytrack and Logan is confident of another bold showing in just her third career start.

“She has worked on well from her last start, she seems to like the synthetic, so it looks like the ideal place to come back and have a go,” Logan said.

“She seems to keep drawing wide, but I will just leave it to Sam Spratt, she got to know her last time so hopefully she can ride her similarly.

“We will see how she goes. She is nominated for the Northland series up at Ruakaka on the 13th of July, so that is a possibility.”

Stablemate Wry Smile (NZ) (Mongolian Khan) also placed on Cambridge’s synthetic track last start and Logan expects to see the gelding, who is raced by Windsor Park Stud and Ben Kwok, continue to improve.

“He seems to be improving each start. He is a three-year-old that is going to keep improving with time. He is just loving his work at the moment,” Logan said. “Windsor Park are very supportive of young people in the industry, so it is great to have a horse for them and Ben, and it would be nice to get a winner for them.”

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