Damien Lane Runners For Newcastle On Saturday

May 26, 2017

Damien Lane Yard will saddle up runners to the Newcastle Jockey Club meeting on Saturday, May 27 with eight events to be run under fine conditions the track is currently rated a good (4).

The first of the stable runners will enter in race two in a class one handicap over a mile with Bend It Like Benny to be ridden by Jean Van Overmeire jumping from barrier three.

1 BEND IT LIKE BENNY
4 year old bay gelding (6-10-2012) Sire: Domesday Dam: Bella Stella (Danehill (USA)) 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

Trainer: Damien Lane (Wyong) Jockey: Jean Van Overmeire 59kg (a3/54kg)

Bend It Like Benny is a four-year-old Bay gelding having raced on 17 occasions for wins and placings amounting to earnings exceeding $49,500.

Last time out he raced at Newcastle on May 20 finishing second of 10 with Jean Van Overmeire aboard arriving 0.76 lengths behind the winner Oakfield Monarch.

Race 4 on the card will see Oakfield General compete in the Darren Jones Memorial CG&E maiden handicap over 1200 m with Ms Rachel King aboard jumping from barrier (4).

1 OAKFIELD GENERAL BOBS Bonus Scheme
3 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: Pale Green, Yellow Maltese Cross, Green Sleeves And Cap

Oakfield General is at three-year-old chestnut gelding having raced on one occasion m, that being at Gosford on May 4 finishing second of 7/1100 m with Ms Rachel King the pilot landing two lengths behind Allied Power in a time of 1:04.10.

3 HELENSBURGH HAM
4 year old bay gelding (9-11-2012) Sire: Kaphero Dam: Ambazar (Starcraft (NZ)) View Pedigree Report
Breeder: Lakeview Resources Pty Ltd
Owners: B J Nicholls
Colours: Maroon And White Checks

Trainer: Damien Lane (Wyong) Jockey: Jean Van Overmeire 59.5kg (a3/54kg)

Helensburgh Ham is a four-year-old Bay gelding having raced on 18 occasions for three wins and 4 placings earning prize money exceeding $76,000. Race seven will see the William River Steel BM70 Handicap over 1200 m with Helensburgh Ham second up from a spell jumping from an awkward barrier 12, with Jean Van Overmeire to ride.

Last time out he raced at Gosford on May 11 finishing fourth of 9 over 1000 m when racing on a good (4), with Blaike McDougall the pilot landing 6.30 lengths behind, Tornadic in a time of 57.29.

Best of luck to all connected at Newcastle on Saturday.