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Geoff Newling Reviews Tuesday's Scone Meeting

By Geoff Newling

The Paul Perry stable had another great start to a country meeting at Scone today. After annexing the first two races at Armidale’s Cup meeting on Monday the stable won the first race at Scone today with I Can Hear Music.

The chestnut gelding son of Foxwedge tracked Dreamnomore into the straight before Greg Ryan unleashed a surge for a breakthrough win in the Pryde’s Racing Cube Maiden Handicap (1400m).

While it was I Can Hear Music’s first win in seven starts, it wasn’t all going to plan early for Greg Ryan.

“I was a bit worried down the back,” he admitted. “But then Dan (Northey) gave me a lovely cart into the race.” “I Can Hear Music gave me the impression he will run another furlong.”

Shannon Perry was in charge of the stable’s horses and was delighted with I Can Hear Music’s first career win and thinks there are some nice races ahead for the horse.

“He’s very race fit but you’ve got to clap the jockey, it was a peach of a ride,” Shannon Perry said of Greg Ryan.

“He might not win his next start but I’m sure he will be winning again.”

Rod Northam had to settle for second with Nobody in the second race of the day at Scone when Pat Farrell’s two-year-old daughter of I Am Invincible, My Maggie, snared a 2.45 length win. It was the filly’s first win in four starts for her Muswellbrook trainer.

Greg Ryan then made it a winning double when he piloted Skirting to victory in the Shalaa @ Arrowfield Stud 3YO Maiden Plate (900m). Bjorn Baker trains the three-year-old Snippetson filly.

Newcastle trainer Kris Lees then won the fourth with Fleeteor while the fifth was claimed by Hawkesbury trainer Brooke Somers when three-year-old filly Repentant saluted in the Horsepower Benchmark 55 Handicap (1100m). It was the filly’s second win for Somers who has been training for just over six months. It was also a big step up in grade for the daughter of Lope De Vegas.

“Paul has been riding her in all her track work,” Brooke Somers said of winning jockey Paul “The Duck” King. “He was thrilled with the way she’s been working. There’s three things you can be sure of too. Death, taxes and the Duck.. He really does give them a good ride. Absolutely. I’m just grateful for his support.”

She has 14 in work at Hawkesbury and believe Sovereign Air will be a good chance at tomorrow’s Wyong meeting.

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