The Damien Lane Wyong stable will supply runners locally on Thursday, April 12 with fine conditions forecast racing on a good 4, with 8 events to be run.

The first of the stable runners will see Flying Comet, second up from a spell to be joined by Rachael Murray jumping from barrier six in the Bendigo bank maiden plate over 1350m.


12:50pm – Bendigo Bank Mdn Plate – Good(4) – 1350m – $30,000
Maiden, Set Weight – +2m 1350m-700m true remainder

5. Flying Comet

BARRIER: 6 AGE: 4yo SEX: m PRIZE: $28,580

WEIGHT: 57kg COLOUR: ch WIN%: 0%

JOCKEY: Ms R Murray SIRE: Sepoy PLACE%: 18%

TRAINER: D Lane at Wyong DAM: Bonnie Ann (by Filante (NZ)) API: 1.7

COLOURS: Gold, black motif, collar and sleeves, gold and black motif cap

OWNERS: E Hirsch & Mrs M Hirsch


CAREER: 17:0-3-0

When last in competition Flying Comet finished fifth of 11 at Taree when competing over 1007 m with Ms Rachael Murray aboard arriving 3.50 lengths behind the winner.

Flying Comet is a four-year-old chestnut mare having start number 18 for 3 career seconds this is only her 2nd start for Damien.

Whitsunday has been nominated for a couple of races this week & looks likely to run in the Sunnylake Shores three-year-old maiden plate over 1200 m with Blaike McDougall aboard jumping from barrier (7).


3:15pm – Sunnylake Shores Mdn – Good(4) – 1200m – $30,000
Maiden, Handicap (Min HCP Wgt: 54.50) – +2m 1350m-700m true remainder

11. Whitsunday

BARRIER: 7 AGE: 3yo SEX: f PRIZE: $8,395

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

JOCKEY: B Mc Dougall (a) SIRE: Hinchinbrook PLACE%: 29%

TRAINER: D Lane at Wyong DAM: Ultimate Rock (by Tale Of The Cat (USA)) API: 1.2

COLOURS: Blue and white quarters, blue sleeves, red cap

OWNERS: P A Turner & Ms L B Dombrovskis, Fairways To Heaven (Mgr: D Brocklehurst)


CAREER: 7:0-0-2

Whitsunday is a three-year-old Bay Filly who has placed twice from seven starts and was last seen finishing fourth of seven under Serg Lisnyy at Gosford on March 18/1000 m finishing 6.71 lengths behind the winner.

Race eight will see Kanguru present fourth up from a spell in the NBN community partners BM71 handicap over 1350m with Blake Shinn aboard jumping from barrier seven with a field of 9 to run.


5:05pm – Nbn Community Partners (Bm71) – Good(4) – 1350m – $30,000
Benchmark 71, Handicap (Min HCP Wgt: 54.00) – +2m 1350m-700m true remainder

1. Kanguru

BARRIER: 7 AGE: 6yo SEX: g PRIZE: $158,065

WEIGHT: 60kg COLOUR: b WIN%: 12%

JOCKEY: B Shinn SIRE: Casino Prince PLACE%: 33%

TRAINER: D Lane at Wyong DAM: Gorgeous Miss (by Shamardal (USA)) API: 3.0

COLOURS: Purple, green spots, white sleeves, purple and white quartered cap

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

WINS: 1(1350), 4(1200), 1(1100)

CAREER: 52:6-4-7

Kanguru is a six-year-old Bay gelding whom has won on 6 times & placed 11 from 52 starts and was last seen finishing 11 of 14 on March 25 under Travis Wolfgram over 1100m, arriving 3.54 lengths behind Cockles in a time of 1:03.30.

Best of luck to all connected on Thursday at Wyong.

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