The Damien Lane racing stables will saddle up a few to Taree Manning Valley race club on Tuesday, 28 April with Oakfield Tickets, Scatter Blast, Phantom Spark, Kate’s Pearl and Sugarland Express all looking to contest.

Race one at 12:50 pm will see an Iron Jack maiden plate over a mile with Oakfield Tickets exiting barrier seven with Darryl Mclellan to pilot.

5 year old bay mare (7-11-2014) Sire: Tickets Dam: Oakfield Dream (Desert King (IRE)) View Pedigree Report
Breeder: Mr B Mackenzie
Owners: B Mackenzie
Colours: Lime Green, Gold Maltese Cross

Latest outing overraced early stages; raced on the pace then 3 of 8 at Newcastle Mdn on Apr 14 over 1500m, on a slow track; 3.25 len behind Reinvest carrying 55.5kg at $13.00. The start before that inquiry into performance; raced behind the speed prior to fading 7 of 9 at Gosford Mdn Plate on Apr 2 over 1600m, on a slow track; 4.75 len behind Fill Of Fun carrying 57kg at $4.50.

Race five at 3:15 pm has a Newcombe Coaches BM 58 handicap over a mile with Phantom Spark leaving barrier 13 under Jake Hull and Scatter Blast leaving barrier 7 under Ben Looker.

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; always near the tail second last of 10 at Newcastle Hcp (C2) on Apr 14 over 1600m, slow going 4.5 len behind Trust The Process with 55kg at $101.00. Before that always well back before the turn; won by 1 len Tamworth Hcp (C1) Apr 3 over 1400m on heavy track defeating Mystic Splendour with 57kg at $26.00.

7 year old bay gelding (12-9-2012) Sire: Exceed And Excel Dam: Bonnie Ann (Filante (NZ)) View Pedigree Report
Breeder: Mr J Hirsch
Owners: E Hirsch & Mrs M Hirsch
Colours: Gold, Black Motif, Collar And Sleeves, Gold And Black Motif Cap

Latest start hampered early stages; 7 of 13 at this track (Bm58) on Apr 4 over 1600m, on rain affected going; 5.75 len behind Lochita with 58.5kg at $16.00. The run before that 3 of 12 at Coonamble (Bm66) on Mar 15 over 1600m, 4 len behind Mr Epic carrying 54.5kg at $13.00.

Race six at 3:55 pm will see a Prag’s Gumball Sprint, BM 66 handicap over 1000 m with Kate’s Pearl although an emergency will accept to leave barrier 10 if gaining a start under Serg Lisnyy.

7 year old bay mare (15-11-2012) Sire: Mutawaajid Dam: Ceberano (NZ) (Stravinsky (USA)) View Pedigree Report
Breeder: Mrs a Delic
Owners: Mrs M J Mckie, J D Mckie, C Ringuet, Mrs K Ringuet, P B Schofield, Mrs J L Schofield, P A Morrow, K H L Barder, H Charalambous, Mrs L Charalambous, C A Thompson, Mrs L Thompson, N Baird, D F Lane & Nineteen Fifty Four Syndicate (Mgr: D G Mclaren)
Colours: Royal Blue, White Quarters, Red Cap
Gear Changes: Pads (Front) FIRST TIME

First-up. Finished off last campaign eighth of 13 (passed fit at barrier; slowly away; held up near 100m) at Scone (Bm66) in Sep last year over 1100m, 5.75 len behind Without Conviction with 54kg at $26.00. First up last campaign seventh of 12 at Armidale (Bm58) in Mar 2019 over 1100m, soft track; 3 len behind Enigami with 58kg at $8.50.

Sugarland Express is also emergency in race seven at 4:35 pm in a XXXX Gold class one handicap though has also been nominated for Kempsie and Muswellbrook in the upcoming week.

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


Captain’s Legend has multiple nominations including Kembla Grange & other races throughout the week and looks unlikely to run after drawing barrier 10 in race 5 timed to go at 3.55 pm.

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 run crowded early stages; made ground from midfield; 2 of 9 at Grafton (Bm66) on Apr 20 over 2220m, nose behind Hanna From Havana with 59kg at $5.00. The race before that tracked the speed and boxed on steadily; won by 1.5 len Port Macquarie 3yo+ (Bm58) Apr 11 over 2018m in the wet defeating Mister Maker with 61.5kg at $8.00.

Good luck to connections at Taree on Tuesday.

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