The Newcastle Jockey club will host nine races under fine conditions racing on a good 4 on Saturday, 22 August with the Lane stable saddling up Montana Thunder and Oakfield Target on the Provincial card.

Montana Thunder will compete at the start five for the preparation in race six at 2:49 pm in a rarity wholesale maiden handicap over 1400 m with Darryl Mclellan booked to ride leaving barrier 12 with a field of 13 to compete.

7 year old bay gelding (23-8-2013) Sire: Redoute’s Choice Dam: Montana Sunset (More Than Ready (USA)) View Pedigree Report
Breeder: Jananth Pty Ltd
Owners: Jananth Pty Ltd (Mgr: M S Towell)
Colours: Pale Green, Purple Diamonds And Cap
Gear Changes: Blinkers FIRST TIME, Tongue Control Bit FIRST TIME

Comes off a 32 day let-up. Latest start slowly away and failed to respond to riding; second last of 11 at Wyong Mdn Hcp on Jul 21 over 1200m, slow going 10 len behind My Rose My Kingdom carrying 59kg at $5. The race before that tracked the speed and boxed on steadily 5th of 9 at this track 3yo+ Mdn on Jul 4 over 1200m, 2.75 len behind Kinship carrying 58.5kg at $5.50. 

Race eight on the card will see the Macka’s sand and soil CG and E BM 64 handicap over 1400 m with Oakfield Target to exit barrier 12 at start four for the preparation with a field of 13 to run under Grant Buckley at 58 kg, Sparks has been balloted out of race (9).

5 year old bay gelding (9-10-2015) Sire: Dundeel (NZ) Dam: Oakfield Beauty (Danewin) View Pedigree Report
Breeder: Mr B MacKenzie
Owners: B Mackenzie
Colours: Lime Green, Gold Maltese Cross

Racing second-up. Last start taken back from wide barrier; 8th of 12 at this track E&G (Bm64) on Aug 8 over 1300m, slow going 6 len behind Holy Reign carrying 58.5kg at $26. At only start last preparation raced on the speed throughout before fading 7th of 10 at Beaumont (Newcastle) Hcp (C2) on in Dec last year over 1250m, 9.5 len behind Rockin’ Ruga carrying 56.5kg at $15. 

Good luck to all on Saturday at Newcastle. 

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