Racing on Thursday, March 22, will see the Damien Lane team compete with runners at Newcastle with an eight event card currently waiting to see how much rain has fallen in and around Newcastle, quite possibly reducing the soft six track to something worse by race day morning.

The first of the Damien Lane runners will enter in race 4 with Snitzwah to compete in 1400m maiden with the runner to be joined by Josh Adams jumping from barrier seven with the four-year-old mare currently posted at odds of 70 to 1.


3:10pm – Maddison Safety Mdn Hcp – Soft(6) – 1400m – $30,000
Maiden, Handicap (Min HCP Wgt: 54.50) – +10m entire

8. Snitzwah

BARRIER: 7 AGE: 4yo SEX: m PRIZE: $1,795

WEIGHT: 54.5kg COLOUR: b WIN%: 0%

JOCKEY: Josh Adams SIRE: Snitzel PLACE%: 0%

TRAINER: D Lane at Wyong DAM: Marsawra (NZ) (by Zabeel (NZ)) API: 0.3

COLOURS: Blue, white band and armbands, red cap

OWNERS: T J Hughes & Mrs J A Hughes


CAREER: 6:0-0-0

Snitzwah was last seen finishing 12 of 14 at Taree after having run in six races without placing and fading to finish eight lengths off the winner on the recent soft track, she will likely race off the speed and will need to improve. video Feb 1st.

The final stable runner will compete in race eight with the top weight, Choice Larga to run in a BM70 handicap over 1400 m with Josh Parr aboard the seven-year-old gelding jumping from barrier eight as the three dollar favourite.


5:35pm – Iga Liquor (Bm70) – Soft(6) – 1400m – $30,000
Benchmark 70, Handicap (Min HCP Wgt: 54.00) – +10m entire

1. Choice Larga

BARRIER: 8 AGE: 7yo SEX: g PRIZE: $186,660

WEIGHT: 59kg COLOUR: b WIN%: 11%

JOCKEY: J Parr SIRE: Al Samer PLACE%: 38%

TRAINER: D Lane at Wyong DAM: Larga Vista (USA) (by Seeking The Gold (USA)) API: 4.0

COLOURS: Black, white lightning bolt, pale blue sleeves, pale blue and black quartered cap

OWNERS: M J Murphy, P J Walker, P A Williams, A G McCarthy, M N Hancock, C T Porter, A Purcell, M R Fisher, June Rose Synd (Mgr: Ms A Murphy) & Days Off Synd (Mgr: S J Blair)

WINS: 2(1400), 1(1300), 2(1100)

CAREER: 47:5-8-5

Last time out Choice Larga finished six of 10/1300 m at Rosehill BM78 handicap when fading to finish 4 lengths off the winner. Four from five wins have been on a dry surface, he has placed once this preparation two starts back at Canterbury.

Best of luck to all connected with their runners at Newcastle on Thursday.

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