Damien Lane prepares 4 runners to the Taree Manning Valley race club on Monday 14th of May with current fine conditions racing on an improving soft 5.

4 year old bay gelding (9-9-2013) Sire: Hard Spun (USA) Dam: Jasmine Rose (Carnegie (IRE)) View Pedigree Report
Breeder: Mr R Walker
Owners: D F Lane, R B Walker, Mrs E L Hollingworth, S P Hodgson, T J Lane & C Brydon
Colours: Blue And White Quarters, Blue Sleeves, Red Cap

The first of the stable runners will see Rastafarian compete over a thousand metres of class three handicap status with Jake Hull aboard jumping from barrier seven race.

Recent form impressive for this race. Last outing ran wide near 100m; tracked on the speed and boxed on steadily 2nd of 12 runners at Dubbo (Bm60) Apr 27 over 1100m, 1-1/2 len behind Malverna with 58.5kg. Race before raced on the speed and boxed on steadily 3rd of 12 runners at Narromine Hcp (C3) Apr 22 over 1100m, on slow going 4-1/4 len behind Kenny Succeed with 59kg. Progressing well this campaign. Gets to right race now.

3 year old bay filly (17-8-2014) Sire: Hinchinbrook Dam: Ultimate Rock (Tale of the Cat (USA)) View Pedigree Report
Breeder: Ramsey Pastoral Co Pty Ltd
Owners: P A Turner & Ms L B Dombrovskis, Fairways To Heaven (Mgr: D Brocklehurst)
Colours: Blue And White Quarters, Blue Sleeves, Red Cap

Race 5 will see Whitsunday compete in a maiden handicap over 1400 m with Travis Wolfgram aboard jumping from an awkward barrier 14.

Recent form impressive for this race. Last run 4th of 13 runners at Muswellbrook Mdn May 4 over 1450m, 1-1/4 len behind Home Ground carrying 57kg. Start before overraced early stages and checked near 100m; came from midfield; 4th of 11 starters at this track Mdn Apr 23 over 1411m, on heavy track; 2 len behind Flying Comet with 56.5kg. Form sound and rates a leading chance again.

TAR 23Apr18 1411m Heavy8

4 year old chestnut mare (14-9-2013) Sire: Sepoy Dam: Bonnie Ann (Filante (NZ)) View Pedigree Report
Breeder: Mr J Hirsch
Owners: E Hirsch & Mrs M Hirsch
Colours: Gold, Black Motif, Collar And Sleeves, Gold And Black Motif Cap

Race six will see a class one combined maiden plate over a mile with Flying Comet to be accompanied by Travis Wolfgram jumping from barrier one.

Last run hampered near turn; 6th of 8 runners at Muswellbrook F&M Hcp-C2 May 4 over 1450m, 7-1/4 len behind I Am Awesome carrying 54kg. The run before won by a head this track Mdn Apr 23 over 1411m on heavy going defeating Bangalley Lad with 57kg. Drawn to get the right run.

Winning at TAR 23Apr18 1411m Heavy8 MDN

6 year old bay gelding (19-10-2011) Sire: Casino Prince Dam: Gorgeous Miss (Shamardal (USA)) View Pedigree Report
Breeder: Bowness Stud
Owners: A R Skulski, P K James, Mrs J L James, Mrs N Izzet, H Izzet, Mrs J L Skulski, P A Skulski, B A Withnall, Mrs A M Withnall, M E F Young, Mrs L T Young, P G Anderson, I J Meredith, R Connell, K B Watkins, S Bugeja & Miss E A Izzet
Colours: Purple, Green Spots, White Sleeves, Purple And White Quartered Cap

Race seven has Kanguru accepting though looks unlikely to run in the benchmark 65 handicap over 1400m from a bad 14 alley.

Last run laid out in straight; got back early 5th of 8 starters at Newcastle E&G (Bm69) Apr 28 over 1400m, slow track; 4-1/2 len behind Nikkas ‘N’ A Twist carrying 61kg. The start before that; jumped awkwardly and wide throughout; 2nd of 8 starters at Wyong (Bm71) Apr 12 over 1350m, a head behind Staraday with 60kg.

Best of luck to all.

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