Great Excitement, Oakfield General and Sugarland Express look likely to run for the Lane stable at Taree Manning Valley on Friday, January 30, with nine events to be run the weather is predicted to be fine for country racing.

The first of the stable runners will see Great Excitement compete in the opener over 1007 m with the last start placed getter to be joined by Luke Rolls leaving 9 with a field of 9 to run.

3 year old bay filly (11-9-2016) Sire: Bon Hoffa Dam: Messy Times (Danzero) View Pedigree Report
Breeder: Bowness Stud
Owners: D F Lane, S P Hodgson, P Saunders, Mrs A T Saunders, P A Skulski, Mrs J L Skulski, B Donovan, P K James, Mrs J L James, R G Matheson, Ms H Skates, M Wotton, C J Hawkins, R Hawkins, P W Doherty, Mrs C J Doherty & F P Salanitri
Colours: Purple, Green Spots, White Sleeves, Purple And White Quartered Cap

Latest run raced on the pace then 3 of 11 at this track Mdn Hcp on Jan 13 over 1000m, 1.3 len behind Sophie’s Lass carrying 55kg at $81.00. Before that raced behind the speed prior to fading 7 of 9 at Beaumont (Newcastle) Mdn on Dec 26 over 1200m, 10 len behind Classic Gaming carrying 54.5kg at $101.00.

Skip to race eight and Oakfield General will resume from a spell in a BM 58 handicap over 1312 m with Kyle Wilson Taylor to pilot leaving 10 with a field of 12 to run.

6 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

Resuming after nine months. Finished off last campaign tenth of 13 at Newcastle E&G (Bm64) in May last year over 1500m, 10 len behind Vega De Lago with 56kg at $13.00. Previously first up; hung in in straight; second of 8 at Newcastle (Bm58) in Feb last year over 1200m, 0.5 len behind Garryfromthebull with 61kg at $3.50.

The final event on the Taree card will see the Damien Lane prepared last start placed getter in Sugarland Express under Grant Buckley leaving 5 with a field of 12 to run.

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

CommentsThird-up today and placed third-up previously. First-up hampered at start; got back early 5 of 12 at Tuncurry Hcp (C1) on Dec 9 over 1000m, 2.75 len behind Xiaoli’s Ying carrying 56.5kg at $67.00. Last start slowly away; ran on strongly from last on the turn; 3 of 12 at Scone (Bm58) on Dec 28 over 1100m, 2.25 len behind Hercules Mo with 56kg at $41.00.

Good luck to all with their runners at Taree on Friday.

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