Deliberation will continue between Wellington race club officials and New South Wales racing stewards as to whether the Wellington race club meeting on Sunday, April 5 will go ahead as planned with current overcast conditions seeing the track rated a heavy 10 which brought about the cancellation of Saturdays Wellington meeting.

An 8 event card is still on but will be closely monitored with the hopes of the feature Hermitage Hill Wellington Boot showcase race worth $200,000 will be run or moved to another date, at this stage the Lane yard saddles up three runners in the form of Leogang, Pirate Ben, Girls Kick On to that meeting.(Scatter Blast races Taree on Saturday)

Leogang is down to race in the fourth at 2:45 pm local KFC Kentucky Dash BM66 Showcase Hcp over 900 m with the runner to be parted by Jess Taylor leaving (7), in a field of 12.

7 LEOGANG (Blks)
5 year old bay gelding (30-9-2014) Sire: Lonhro Dam: Downhill Racer (Danehill Dancer (IRE)) View Pedigree Report
Breeder: Darley
Owners: Mrs J A Law, Mrs D L Evans, Mrs E Cock, Mrs K T Mulholland, B J Mulholland, L Johnson, L E Mulholland, Mrs P M Mulholland, R J Mulholland, W E Mulholland, K J Mchugh, B M Head, M J Evans, M J Cock, Mrs S A Finn, Mrs M L Evans, J W Dent, Mrs C E O’connor, Miss T Mawkes & Ms C J Bradford
Colours: Royal Blue, White Quarters, Red Cap
Gear Changes: Blinkers FIRST TIME, Tongue Control Bit FIRST TIME, Winkers OFF FIRST TIME

Freshened for 30 days. Latest outing ran last of 9 at Dubbo Hcp (C3) on Mar 6 over 1400m, on a wet track; 14 len behind Enchanted Heart carrying 58kg at $51.00. The start before that 6 of 12 at Dubbo (Bm66) on Feb 16 over 1110m, on a slow track; 3 len behind Festival Of Light carrying 60kg at $21.00.

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Race 6 on the card sees Pirate Ben compete at 4 o’clock local time in the Ian Giffin-Keire’s Pharmacy Wellington showcase Cup over 1700m, Jess Taylor will ride leaving barrier 5 of 12.

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

Having second run back. Fresh up after six months 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, slow going 6 len behind Grand Piano with 58kg at $151.00. Previously second-up raced on the pace prior to fading 11 of 13 at Scone in the LR Scone Cup on in May last year over 1600m, on a slow track; 6 len behind Special Missile with 53kg at $201.00.

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The feature Hermitage Hill Wellington Boot Showcase over 1100 m timed to go at approximately 4:35 pm local will see the stables Girls Kick On (Scissor Kick) at career start 2, after a last start placing, Jess Taylor will pilot from barrier 9 with a field of 14 to compete.

9 GIRLS KICK ON BOBS Silver Bonus Scheme
2 year old bay filly (24-8-2017) Sire: Scissor Kick Dam: Placement (NZ) (Savabeel) View Pedigree Report
Breeder: G S A Bloodstock Pty Ltd
Owners: Miss K J Law, Mrs J A Law & Mrs A J Law
Colours: Dark Blue, White Maltese Cross, Hooped Sleeves
Gear Changes: Ear Muffs (Pre-Race Only) FIRST TIME

At debut, began awkwardly; held ground to the line 3 of 7 at Newcastle Mdn on March 19 over 900m, 2.5 len behind Penang carrying 56kg at $6.00.

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Good luck to connections on Sunday should racing go ahead at Wellington.

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