The Lane Yard saddles up a few runners for Newcastle on Tuesday, May 7 with eight events to be run under overcast conditions the rail position is +8 m the entire the track is currently rated a soft five.

Race 4 will see the first of the stable runners in Rastafarian compete under Jean Van Overmeire from barrier eight in the class 4 handicap over the 900m sprint.

5 year old bay gelding (9-9-2013) Sire: Hard Spun (USA) Dam: Jasmine Rose (Carnegie (IRE)) View Pedigree Report
Breeder: Mr R Walker
Owners: D F Lane, R B Walker, Mrs E L Hollingworth, S P Hodgson, T J Lane & C Brydon
Colours: Blue And White Quarters, Blue Sleeves, Red Cap

Last run had tough run and tired 9 of 10 at this track (Bm70) Apr 27 over 1200m, 7.4 len behind Through The Cracks with 56.5kg at $51. The run before that crowded at start; got back early 6 of 12 at Wellington (Bm66) Apr 7 over 900m, 3.7 len behind Jetgirl with 59.5kg at $12.

Race five will see Milennium Force third up from a spell in a maiden handicap over a mile with Jean Van Overmeire from barrier seven.

3 year old brown gelding (8-10-2015) Sire: Smart Missile Dam: Sayetta (Rory’s Jester) View Pedigree Report
Breeder: Mr J Coloe
Owners: Mrs J A Law, C A Thompson, G G Rush, C Ringuet, T R Moore, Mrs BG Kirk, JJ Kirk, Mrs KR Jackson, SC Jackson, MA Harrison, Mrs KM Harrision, RC Gray, Mrs S Gray, L Fenech & D J Chappelow, CASTLEREAGH RACING (Mgr: M A Hoath)
Colours: Blue And White Quarters, Blue Sleeves, Red Cap

Third-up. Resuming began awkwardly; 8 of 14 at Muswellbrook Mdn Mar 29 over 1280m, slow going 6.3 len behind Homberg with 57kg at $101. Second run from a spell laid out in straight; 8 of 9 at this track Mdn Apr 18 over 1500m, 10.9 len behind Regal Toff carrying 56.5kg at $26.

Race eight has Oakfield General a first emergency though gains a start through scratchings with the last start runner-up by Grant Buckley aboard from barrier 12 in a BM64 handicap over 1500m.

5 year old chestnut gelding (10-10-2013) Sire: Ad Valorem (USA) Dam: Oakfield Star (Flying Spur) View Pedigree Report
Breeder: Mr B Mackenzie
Owners: B Mackenzie
Colours: Lime Green, Gold Maltese Cross

Last run set the pace for much of the race 2 of 8 at this track Hcp (C2) Apr 18 over 1600m, head behind Stardome with 54kg at $26. The run before that hampered near 400m; sat on the speed and boxed on steadily 5 of 10 at Muswellbrook Hcp (C2) Mar 29 over 1450m, slow going 1.7 len behind Bid’n’bare carrying 57.5kg at $26. (pictured)

Good luck to all.

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