Damien Lane has a number of runners nominated for Newcastle Saturday though some may elect to run at the transferred Cessnock meeting on Monday at Newcastle.

The first of those runners that’s accepted twice is Power To Play to leave barrier seven of 12 when competing in a maiden handicap over 1200m at Newcastle when racing on a good four with the weather predicted to be fine with the rail +6m the entire.

4 year old bay mare (20-10-2014) Sire: Mosayter (USA) Dam: Plaisance (Commands) View Pedigree Report
Breeder: Mrs L Ellis
Owners: G W Truran
Colours: Blue And White Quarters, Blue Sleeves, Red Cap

Trialled in preparation for debut last start. Jumped at very big odds at debut, began awkwardly; sat behind the speed prior to fading 9th of 12 runners at this track Mdn Plate Feb 2 over 900m, on a slow track; 12-1/4 len behind Kosciusko with 57kg.

Race four has Oakfield Ella compete in a maiden plate over 1880 m with Grant Buckley booked to ride jumping from barrier 10 with a full field of 14 to compete.

4 year old brown mare (19-9-2014) Sire: Street Cry (IRE) Dam: Dariana (Redoute’s Choice) View Pedigree Report
Breeder: Peters Investments Pty Ltd
Owners: B Mackenzie
Colours: Lime Green, Gold Maltese Cross

Last start began awkwardly and hampered near turn; got back early 5th of 8 runners at this track Mdn Plate Feb 2 over 1860m, slow going 6-1/4 len behind Alier with 57kg. The start before that 4th of 11 starters at Wyong Mdn Jan 27 over 1600m, 6-3/4 len behind Turakina with 57kg. 

Oakfield Twilight a last start runner-up competes in class 2 handicap over 1400 m with Grant Buckley to take charge from barrier eight with a field of 16 to run.

4 year old bay gelding (9-9-2014) Sire: Zoffany (IRE) Dam: Bally Aura (Bellotto (USA)) View Pedigree Report
Breeder: Ms S H Castle-Roche
Owners: B Mackenzie
Colours: Lime Green, Gold Maltese Cross

Oakfield General is the second emergency in the final event in benchmark 64 handicap over 1200m & is also nominated for Monday.

5 year old chestnut gelding (10-10-2013) Sire: Ad Valorem (USA) Dam: Oakfield Star (Flying Spur) View Pedigree Report
Breeder: Mr B Mackenzie
Owners: B Mackenzie
Colours: Lime Green, Gold Maltese Cross

Resumes after five months. Finished off last preparation 4th of 7 runners at this track Hcp (C2) in Sep last year over 1600m, 4-1/4 len behind Girl Tuesday with 55.5kg. First up last campaign 3rd in a small field at Gosford E&G Hcp (C1) in May last year over 1200m, 1 len behind Tim’s Principal carrying 56.5kg.

Best of luck to all runners Newcastle on Saturday.

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