By Tony Megahey
While Kris Lees has typically strong numbers and form at Quirindi’s TAB meeting on Monday, he is anticipating bigger occasions.
“We’ve got Miss Fabulass resuming at Canterbury (Park) on Wednesday, she’s exciting; potentially a black type filly,” Lees enthused.
The regally-bred John Singleton filly is by unbeaten all-time great Frankel from Lees’s Group One-winning filly Samantha Miss. She was unextended running second in a Gosford 800m trial on Monday ridden by Kerrin McEvoy who rode her when she was desperately unlucky at Rosehill Gardens back in February.
Meanwhile, Lees with the momentum of a record Country season of 86 wins and $1.5 million plus in prizemoney, has four runners at Quirindi’s seven-race TAB meeting all to be ridden by stable jockey Andrew Gibbons.
They open with dual race-winning mare Prontissimo in the Liverpool Plain’s Class 3 (1450m): “She’s fitter after her second run back, suited out in distance at this track and she’ll be competitive,” Lees offered.
The lightly-raced Charge Forward protégé, closed strongly to win at 1200m at Muswellbrook and Taree last preparation.
Consistent dual race winner La Biere Choisie contests the Browning Motors 1600m: “She’s suited back in distance from a couple of 2000m runs that were solid enough; she’s up in weight but certainly in the right race.”
Frustrating seven-race placegetter Invincible Cat attempts to break through finally in the Media Maiden (1200m): “She seems to keep finding one better, but you can’t fault her consistency; she’s back from provincial grade but up in weight. She’s placed in a couple of tougher provincial maidens and she’s got a soft draw in the right race.”
Finally, Sepoy gelding Kettering contests the TAB.COM.AU BM 67 (1200m): “He’s been OK and around the money in a few runs from a spell; he’s a chance again drawn well for us in a suitable grade.” Quirindi at present is rated a good four surface in fine weather.