Next NSW Race

Latest News

Strong Representation For Lees & Cavanough Stables At Port

By Tony Megahey

Regional racing heavyweights Kris Lees and Brett Cavanough typically provide a confident push for punters for Friday’s Port Macquarie TAB meeting.

Lees, after last season’s regional training record, remains in a winning vein and again has the numbers and form throughout the eight-race TAB meeting.

Sevini (Andrew Gibbons) scores at Tamworth. Image by Bradley Photographers

Lees also has three leading contenders in Thursday’s Gosford round of the Polytrack Provincial Championships, transferred to Newcastle after last week’s washout.

And the stable has high hopes that imported stayers, the Group and Listed winning Red Cardinal and rising Fairlight, impressive recent winners respectively at Rosehill Gardens and Kembla, will progress to national Cups occasions.

Although three-time Country premiership trainer Cavanough, with 35 winners this season, offers the value at Port Macquarie.

Lees’s racing manager, Lucas Miller, assessed Friday’s stable prospects that open with Sevini in the BDM Constructions, Class 2 (1200m), coming off a Tamworth win and a Taree placing.

“She’s a progressive race-fit filly suited out to 1200m as she’s closed off strongly at 1000m.”

The stable had a high enough opinion of Power Rush to take her to Warwick Farm early career where she placed and she contests the Fastplast Building Supplies BM 66 (1008m).

Power Rush again opposes Cavanough’s Tornado of Souls, a speed gelding who led to beat her recently at Scone when she was odds-on.

“She’s a particularly fast filly, and she did miss the kick at Scone,” Miller offered. “She’s drawn the inside so she’ll be on-pace on a track that suits her racing pattern.”

They’ll completely dominate the betting as they did at Scone where Tornado of Souls flew out and won by 2.4 lengths in fast time.

Exotics are the major appeal again. Significantly, Cavanough has utilised the 2.5kg claim of former Queensland apprentice Grace Willoughby to have a weight advantage.

Miller anticipates major improvement from Kalahari, a Sizzling-Outofafrika maiden gelding in the Elder’s Real Estate Maiden 1208m.

“He’s resuming but he’s trialled up really well this prep and he’s in a suitable race.” I

n the sixth event, a decision has yet to be made on Mr Piquet and Tess Burrito who have drawn wide and have been nominated elsewhere.

Cavanough’s consistent four-year-old mare Rosaria Caterina is value in the final event coming off a dominant recent win at Dubbo when odds-on.

At present Port Macquarie has a soft 5 track rating in fine weather.

View the final fields with full form & race replays for Port Macquarie here

The Latest Racing News

O'Dea Eyes Maiden Wins With Duo At Grafton (Monday)

Trainer Steven O'Dea is confident his two well-bred three-year-olds Sefire and The Wild One can break their maiden status when ...
Read More

Penza, Lerena Set To Dominate Nowra (Sunday)

By Tony Megahey Two jockeys with contrasting career fortunes and regional achievements provide the strongest push for punters into Sunday’s ...
Read More

Tricky Gal One For The Ladies At Newcastle (Saturday)

By Gary Harley Talented Warwick Farm mare Tricky Gal can atone for an unlucky defeat last start when she steps ...
Read More

LISTEN: Off The Map - Colgate Optic White Stakes Day

Brad Gray and Leigh Dalton offer punter insight into the speed maps for Randwick on Saturday. The weekly Racing NSW ...
Read More

Samadoubt Thriving On Baker's Tough Love

By Ray Hickson Quite often you hear a comment that a horse has come back ‘bigger and stronger’ but in ...
Read More
Racing NSW Apps
Mobile Version
Industry Links