Damien Lane saddles up a couple to Newcastle on Thursday, April 18 with seven events to be run under fine conditions the rail position is currently +7 m the entire racing on a good 4.

The first stable entrant will see Oakfield General compete in a class 2 handicap over a mile with Grant Buckley booked to ride from barrier two of 9.

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

Last start hampered near 400m; tracked on the speed and boxed on steadily 5 of 10 at Muswellbrook Hcp (C2) Mar 29 over 1450m, slow going 1.7 len behind Bid’n’bare carrying 57.5kg at $26. The start before that raced on the speed throughout before fading 10 of 11 at this track (Bm64) Mar 9 over 1400m, on a slow track; 6.8 len behind Think Free carrying 57kg at $26.

Race three will see Millennium Force compete second up from a spell under Jake Hull in a maiden handicap over 1500 m leaving barrier 4.

3 year old brown gelding (8-10-2015) Sire: Smart Missile Dam: Sayetta (Rory’s Jester) View Pedigree Report
Breeder: Mr J Coloe
Owners: Mrs J A Law, C A Thompson, G G Rush, C Ringuet, T R Moore, Mrs BG Kirk, JJ Kirk, Mrs KR Jackson, SC Jackson, MA Harrison, Mrs KM Harrision, RC Gray, Mrs S Gray, L Fenech & D J Chappelow, CASTLEREAGH RACING (Mgr: M A Hoath)
Colours: Blue And White Quarters, Blue Sleeves, Red Cap
Gear Changes: Lugging Bit FIRST TIME

Racing second-up. Fresh up after five months began awkwardly; 8 of 14 at Muswellbrook Mdn Mar 29 over 1280m, slow going 6.3 len behind Homberg with 57kg at $101. Previously second-up made some head-way from midfield; 7 of 11 at Scone E&G Mdn in Oct last year over 1300m, 3.8 len behind Master Of The Turf with 55.5kg at $101.

Enchanted Princess has nominated for race five though after drawing barrier 15 looks unlikely second up from a spell in the Yarranan Park provincial and country maiden plate over the 900m dash.

3 year old bay filly (20-11-2015) Sire: Reward for Effort Dam: Princess D’argent (Coronation Day) View Pedigree Report
Breeder: Mr N Ellis
Owners: P J Cullen, R J Barlow, N Ellis, M Fitzgerald, L Molly, C D Gaunt, T Marshall, S McFarlane & D Hoban
Colours: White, Green Horsehead With Orange Mane, Orange Sleeves, Green Shamrock On Cap

Having third race start. First race start began awkwardly and shin sore; raced behind the speed prior to fading 7 of 9 at this track Mdn in Nov last year over 900m, 8 len behind Can I Rock carrying 55.5kg at $3.8. Returned from break ran last in a small field at Gosford 3yo Mdn Apr 4 over 1000m, on a slow track; 16.7 len behind Great Affair with 56kg at $51.

Good luck to the connections of those runners at Newcastle on Thursday.

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