The Damien Lane team head to Scone on Friday, the 10th Of May with eight events to be run under fine conditions the track is currently rated a soft 5, the rail position is in the true the entire with the feature of the day seeing one stable runner in Pirate Ben compete in the Penultimate, the Darley Scone Cup over 1600 m of listed quality departing at around 4 o’clock in the afternoon.

The first of the stable runners will compete in race five in a class one handicap over 1100 m with the consistent Buckin Beauty to be joined by Grant Buckley leaving barrier 4 with a field of 6 to run.

3 year old bay or brown filly (11-9-2015) Sire: Delago Deluxe Dam: Lucky Beauty (Peintre Celebre (USA)) View Pedigree Report
Breeder: Manx Park
Owners: R B Phillips, G G Rush, L E Mulholland, Mrs P M Mulholland, M C Cock, M J Cock, M J Evans, W E Mulholland, G C Spratt, G A Ebbeck & Greenhaven Park Stud (Mgr: P A Colley)
Colours: Cerise, Sky Blue Star, Black Sleeves, Cerise Armbands, Black Cap, Sky Blue Stars

Third-up and placed third-up in the past. First-up 3 in a small field at Hawkesbury Hcp (C2) Mar 28 over 1000m, slow going 2.3 len behind Omar carrying 53kg at $3.5. Last start set the pace for much of the race 2 of 12 at this track Hcp (C1) Apr 8 over 1100m, 1 len behind Rhythmic Pulse carrying 58kg at $4.4.

Race six will see Thiswilldous, a scratching from Hawkesbury compete in a class 2 handicap over 1300m fourth up from a spell, Jean Van Overmeire will partner leaving barrier three with a field of 16 to compete.

12 THISWILLDOUS (Blks) BOBS Bonus Scheme
3 year old bay gelding (29-9-2015) Sire: Zoustar Dam: Princess Layla (Fastnet Rock) View Pedigree Report
Breeder: Mr M F Doyle
Owners: Mrs J A Law, M B Heaney, AJ Firth, G T Tyack & M White
Colours: Royal Blue, White Quarters, Red Cap
Gear Changes: Blinkers FIRST TIME

Last outing raced on the pace before fading 7 of 11 at Tamworth Hcp (C2) Apr 28 over 1200m, 6.5 len behind Pat’s Nipper carrying 59kg at $9. The run before that 6 of 12 at Port Macquarie Hcp (C3) Apr 12 over 1000m, on a slow track; 1.6 len behind On My Terms with 59kg at $2.8.

The Listed Darley Scone Cup over a mile will see a bunch of talented horses eyeing prizemoney of $180,000 with more than half going to the winner, Grant Buckley climbs aboard our stable runner in Pirate Ben leaving barrier 2 with a field of 13 to run after the scratching of Tom Melbourne.

Race 7 – 4:00PM DARLEY SCONE CUP (1600 METRES)

7 year old chestnut gelding (6-10-2011) Sire: New Approach (IRE) Dam: She’s a Pirate (Last Tycoon (IRE)) 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

Second-up. Fresh up after nearly two years 12 of 13 at Tamworth Tamworth Cup Apr 28 over 1400m, 17.7 len behind Unbiased carrying 55kg at $101. Previously second-up won by 0.5 len Warwick Farm 3yo+ (Bm67) in Apr 2017 over 1400m on heavy track defeating Exitozo carrying 59.5kg at $17.

The final event on the first day of the Scone carnival will see the Trapeze Artist & Widden Stud Noel Leckie Country Cup BM84 handicap over 1400 m with All But Gone third up from a spell to be partnered by Jake Hull leaving barrier 12 with a field of 16 to compete.

7 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 previously. Resuming slowly away; always near the tail 12 of 13 at Gosford 4yo+ (Bm70) Apr 10 over 1100m, 4.2 len behind Queen Ablaze with 56.5kg at $41. Second run from a spell 3 of 8 (dwelt at start (2l); held up in straight; inquiry into performance) at Newcastle E&G (Bm64) Apr 27 over 1400m, 0.8 len behind Hirokin with 59kg at $13.

Good luck to connections at Scone on Friday.

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