Saturday, 25th April will see the Hawkesbury meeting transferred to Rosehill with the Damien Lane Stable saddling up two runners in the form of Pirate Ben and Oakfield Missile on a track that is currently rated a good 4, the rail position is in the true, the weather is predicted to be fine with eight events to be run on ANZAC Day.

The first of the lane runners will see last start winner, Pirate Ben compete in the Kokoda benchmark 78 handicap over 2000 m with Adam Hyeronimus booked to ride leaving 12 with a field of 15 to compete.

8 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

Third-up and won third-up in the past. First-up wide throughout and laid out near turn; made some head-way from midfield; 8 of 10 at Randwick Kensington 3yo+ (Bm76) on Mar 18 over 1400m, on a slow track; 6 len behind Grand Piano with 58kg at $151.00. Second run from a spell won by a nose Wellington Wellington Cup Apr 5 over 1700m on heavy going defeating Travancore carrying 58kg at $17.00. Got up for solid win last time out.

Race eight on the card will see Oakfield Missile run third up from a spell with Sam Clipperton booked to pilot leaving barrier 5 in the Gallipoli BM 78 handicap over 1300 m with a field of 16 to compete.

5 year old bay mare (22-9-2014) Sire: Not a Single Doubt Dam: Oakfield Queen (Naturalism (NZ)) View Pedigree Report
Breeder: Mr B Mackenzie
Owners: B MacKenzie
Colours: Lime Green, Gold Maltese Cross

Third-up and placed third-up in the past. Resuming won by a nose (overraced early, middle stages) Newcastle Qualifier-C5 Feb 29 over 1400m defeating Stella Sea Sun with 54kg at $8.50. Second-up began awkwardly and checked near 200m; eased back early on 4 of 15 at Randwick Prov C’ship Fnl on Apr 11 over 1400m, in the wet; 3 len behind Through The Cracks with 54kg at $13.00.

Good luck to all on Saturday at Rosehill.

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