The Taree Manning Valley race club will host country racing on Friday, 17 July with the Damien Lane stable saddling up three runners to the meeting.

Race 4 at 2:10 pm will see the class three handicap over the thousand metre dash with the Rachael Murray booked a ride Sparks exiting barrier 4, formerly trained by Les Tilley.

4 year old bay gelding (2-11-2015) Sire: Exceed And Excel Dam: Dazzler (More Than Ready (USA)) View Pedigree Report
Breeder: Darley
Owners: Mrs R A Murray
Colours: Red, Green Spots, Yellow Sleeves And Cap.

Resuming after a seven months break. Finished off last campaign winning by 1 len Mudgee Hcp (C2) in Jan over 1400m slow track defeating Larynx carrying 57kg at $6. First up last campaign fifth of 8 at Muswellbrook Hcp (C1) in Aug last year over 1000m, 6.75 len behind Luna Mia with 58kg at $41.

Race six at 3:25 pm will see the book now for carnival BM 58 handicap over 1300 m with Darryl Mclellan booked to pilot Fearless Mila leaving barrier 13.

4 year old bay or brown mare (24-10-2015) Sire: Helmet Dam: Smash (Quest for Fame (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 outing hung out near 800m; 8 of 12 at Dubbo Hcp (C1) on Jun 28 over 1110m, on a slow track; 4.5 len behind Mathematics with 57.5kg at $11. Before that overraced early stages and eased near 150m; made some head-way from midfield; second last of 10 at Wyong Hcp (C2) on Jun 4 over 1100m, slow going 4 len behind Belladeel with 52kg at $61.

Race seven on the card at 4:05 pm will see a tab class one handicap over the mile with Grant Buckley to ride Sugarland Express exiting barrier (7).

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

Latest outing held up near turn; made some head-way from midfield; 8 of 14 at Grafton (Bm58) on Jul 5 over 1600m, on a slow track; 6 len behind Heza Magic Man carrying 55kg at $13. The start before that keen; ran on from midfield; 7 of 14 at Quirindi (Bm50) on Jun 20 over 1600m, slow going 8.75 len behind Bulletson with 58kg at $4.80.

Good luck to all in competition at Taree on Friday.

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