Damien Lane will supply two runners to the Newcastle jockey club meeting on Friday, March 17 with a nine event program to be held under overcast conditions racing currently on a soft five.

The first of the stable runners will enter in race seven with a BM 78 handicap over 1200 m seeing Pirate Ben return from a spell with Paul King to ride jumping from barrier seven.

5 year old chestnut gelding (6-10-2011) Sire: New Approach (IRE) Dam: She’s a Pirate (Last Tycoon (IRE)) View Pedigree Report
Breeder: Mr J Hirsch
Owners: E Hirsch & Mrs M Hirsch
Colours: Gold, Black Motif, Collar And Sleeves, Checked Cap

Pirate Ben is a five-year-old chestnut gelding having raced on 24 occasions for six wins and three placings earning prize money exceeding $118,000.

Last time out he raced at Port on October 7 finishing fourth of 14 in the Port Cup with Andrew Adkins aboard arriving 8.10 lengths behind Sofin on that occasion.

The final stable runner will see Mr Mcbat, head out in race nine on the card in a BM65 handicap over 1200 m with Josh Parr aboard the runner jumping from barrier six fresh from the spell.

8 MR MCBAT (Blks)
4 year old bay gelding (28-9-2012) Sire: Krupt Dam: Grail Queen (Lake Coniston (IRE)) View Pedigree Report
Breeder: Kooringal Stud
Owners: Mrs J M Greentree, T R Moore, D Taaffe, J D Butler, M P Butler, T M Johnson, G G Rush, R Reeves, B K Butt, J J Livermore, R B Phillips, R Shaw, D P Hedges, S Devlin, D Russell & G A Hibbit
Colours: Cerise, Lilac Quarters And Sleeves, Quartered Cap

Trainer: Damien Lane (Wyong) Jockey: Joshua Parr 59kg

Mr Mcbat is a four-year-old Bay gelding having raced on 13 occasions for two wins and six placings earning prize money exceeding $48,000.

Last time out he raced at Warwick Farm on November 23 finishing third of nine with Blaike McDougall aboard arriving 3.3 lengths behind King Darcy in a time of 1:23.89.

The stable wishes connections the best of luck at Newcastle on Friday.

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