Country TAB racing will take place at Kempsey on Saturday, 2 May with six races to be held when competing on a soft five with the weather predicted to be fine the rail is in the true position.

The first of the Damien Lane participants will head out in race three which Sugarland Express to compete in the Peter Ball class 1 handicap over 1450 m with Kyle Wilson-Taylor booked to ride leaving barrier 4 with a field of 12 to run.

7 year old bay gelding (21-10-2012) Sire: Zabeel (NZ) Dam: Eloa (NZ) (Volksraad (GB)) View Pedigree Report
Breeder: Little Avondale Trust
Owners: Mrs J A Law, J L Roberts, M Beencke, G E Horne, M W Royle, L Dsouza & H Docherty
Colours: White, Red Stripe, Red Stripe On Sleeves, White Cap, Red Peak
Gear Changes: Winkers AGAIN

Latest outing overraced early stages; came from midfield; 5 of 12 at Port Macquarie Hcp (C1) on Apr 17 over 1200m, on a slow track; 2 len behind Ready To Humble with 55kg at $51.00. Before that laid out in straight; 4 of 10 at Port Macquarie (Bm58) on Apr 11 over 1210m, on rain affected going; 2.5 len behind Budawang with 55kg at $7.00.

Race 4 on the card will see the Kempsey Macleay RSL Euroka Cup BM58 Hcp over 1450m timed to go at approximately 3:01 pm with Phantom Spark to be piloted by Jake Hull leaving 8 with a field of 11 to run.

4 year old bay or brown gelding (13-11-2015) Sire: Denman Dam: Trick of Light (GB) (Dansili (GB)) View Pedigree Report
Breeder: Mrs M Hirsch
Owners: E Hirsch & Mrs M Hirsch
Colours: Gold, Black Motif, Collar And Sleeves, Gold And Black Motif Cap

Latest run passed fit at barrier; failed to make any headway during the race second last of 10 at Newcastle Hcp (C2) on Apr 14 over 1600m, on a slow track; 4.5 len behind Trust The Process with 55kg at $101.00. The start before that failed to make any headway until the straight; raced back and made ground from the turn; won by 1 len Tamworth Hcp (C1) Apr 3 over 1400m in the wet defeating Mystic Splendour carrying 57kg at $26.00.

Race five on the card will see the Great Northern Hotel Gladstone Cup BM 66 handicap over 1900 m with the consistent, Captains Legend to be piloted by Ben Looker leaving barrier 1 with a field of 10 to run.

5 year old brown gelding (20-9-2014) Sire: Captain Sonador Dam: In Lights (Fantastic Light (USA)) View Pedigree Report
Breeder: Mr B M Nolan
Owners: Minks Music Racing (Mgr: J Jang)
Colours: Royal Blue, White Quarters, Red Cap

Recent form hard to fault. Latest outing crowded early stages; made some head-way from midfield; 2 of 9 at Grafton (Bm66) on Apr 20 over 2220m, nose behind Hanna From Havana carrying 59kg at $5.00. The start before that tracked the speed and boxed on steadily; won by 1.5 len Port Macquarie 3yo+ (Bm58) Apr 11 over 2018m on heavy track defeating Mister Maker with 61.5kg at $8.00.

Good luck on Saturday at Kempsey.

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