The Cessnock wine country race club will host country racing on Tuesday, 2nd of June with the Damien Lane yard saddling up runners to that venue with the track currently rated a soft 6, the weather is predicted to be fine for eight Tab Races.

The first of the Damien Lane runners will compete in race one at 11:50 am in an iron Jack class one combined maiden plate over 2125 m with Oakfield Poet leaving barrier 1 with Grant Buckley to ride.

4 year old bay mare (5-11-2015)Sire:TicketsDam:Oakfield Dream(Desert King (IRE))View Pedigree Report
Breeder:Mr B MacKenzie
Owners:B Mackenzie
Colours:Lime Green, Gold Maltese Cross

Latest run 3 of 9 (taken back from wide barrier; keen; raced three wide) at Hawkesbury Mdn on May 21 over 1800m, on a slow track; 9 len behind Seporto carrying 57kg at $9. The race before that hampered near 400m; 9 of 13 at Newcastle Mdn Plate on May 9 over 1600m, 7 len behind All Things carrying 57kg at $31.

Race 6 at 3:0 5 pm will see the Hungerford Hill wines BM 58 handicap over 1570 m with Straight Home to leave Barrier 1 with Jake Hull to pilot and Sugarland Express leaving barrier (7) under Grant Buckley.

6 year old chestnut gelding (18-10-2013)Sire:Home On the GrangeDam:Cafe de Jour(Magic Albert)View Pedigree Report
Breeder:Mrs I Lawson
Owners:C J Swadling, S J Fell, E Harrison, J R C Harrison & M Hamilton
Colours:Royal Blue, White Quarters, Red Cap
Gear Changes:Blinkers OFF FIRST TIME, Ear Muffs OFF FIRST TIME, Ear Muffs (Pre-Race Only) FIRST TIME

Training information change: Bob Milligan to Damien Lane

Resumes off a 52 day letup. Latest outing slowly away and checked near 400m; ran last of 10 at Port Macquarie 3yo+ (Bm58) on Apr 11 over 2018m, on a wet track; 15 len behind Captain’s Legend with 59.5kg at $21. Before that began awkwardly; ran last of 13 at Newcastle (Bm64) on Mar 31 over 1875m, on a slow track; 14 len behind Into The Oblivion with 55kg at $101.

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 3 of 12 at Tuncurry Hcp (C1) on May 16 over 1400m, on a slow track; 3.75 len behind Gwennybegg carrying 55kg at $4.80. Before that began awkwardly; got back early 7 of 12 at Kempsey Hcp (C1) on May 2 over 1450m, 5.25 len behind In Ya Skyrocket carrying 54kg at $5.

Race 8 at 4:20 pm will see the East Cessnock bowling club F and M class one handicap over 1150 m with Fearless Mila drawing an awkward barrier 14 under Qin Yong.

4 year old bay or brown mare (24-10-2015)Sire:HelmetDam: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

Second-up. Fresh up after five months 8 of 16 at Scone Hcp (C1) on May 15 over 1100m, 4.75 len behind Sedona with 55kg at $201. Previously second-up 5 of 11 (slowly away; overraced middle stages; checked near 600m) at Gosford Hcp (C1) on in Nov last year over 1100m, 2.25 len behind Miss Valbonne carrying 55.5kg at $31.

Good luck to all on Tuesday at Cessnock.

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