The team at Damien Lane Racing will saddle up two runners to the Grafton Clarence River Jockey club on Sunday, 5 July with All But Gone and Sugarland Express both competing for country Tab spoils with seven events to be run under fine conditions, the track is rated a soft five the rail position in the true.

The first of the Lane runners will compete in the Feature Grafton Toyota South Grafton Cup over a mile with prizemoney of $50,000 on offer to contestants, a field of 14 will compete with All But Gone to be piloted by Darryl Mclellan third up from a spell from barrier 10.

8 year old bay or brown gelding (15-10-2011) Sire: Haradasun Dam: Ionica (Commands) View Pedigree Report
Breeder: Superhorse Trust
Owners: D F Lane & Miss K J Law
Colours: Royal Blue, White Quarters, Red Cap

Third-up and won third-up in the past. First-up dwelt at start (2l) and disappointed for a run near 200m; 5 of 12 at Newcastle (Bm70) on Jun 6 over 1300m, 1.8 len behind Cafe Royal carrying 59kg at $51. Second-up dwelt at start (2l); got back early 8 of 11 at Randwick 3yo+ (Bm78) on Jun 20 over 1400m, on rain affected going; 2.75 len behind Ballet Master carrying 54kg at $51. Fitter now and should relish the step up to 1600m here.

The final event on the Grafton card will see the Donovan’s beef at the barriers BM 58 handicap, with the stable prepared Sugarland Express to run under Darryl Mclellan leaving barrier three with a field of 16 to compete for prizemoney of $22,000 on offer.

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 start made some head-way from midfield; 7 of 14 at Quirindi (Bm50) on Jun 20 over 1600m, on a slow track; 8.75 len behind Bulletson carrying 58kg at $4.80. The run before that 2 of 12 (slowly away; overraced early, middle stages; laid out near turn) at Cessnock (Bm58) on Jun 2 over 1570m, 0.5 len behind The Deel Is Dun carrying 55kg at $21.

Good luck to connections on Sunday at Grafton.

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