Next NSW Race

Latest News

Northern Knight Set To Slay His Rivals At Lismore (Tuesday)

Coffs Harbour trainer Brett Bellamy is delighted with the continual improvement of impressive debut winner Northern Knight who takes the next step in his racing career at Lismore on Tuesday.

Northern Knight was a day short of officially turning four when he made a belated start to his racing career in impressive fashion at Port Macquarie on July 31.

Coming off a barrier trial win at Coffs Harbour on July 23, Northern Knight was easy in the betting for his racing debut eight days later and was sent out a $15 chance in the 3YO Maiden over 1006m.

Settling midfield, Northern Knight finished powerfully to race away for a 1.5 length win over Nic And Run and Raiden, who started the $1.28 fav.

Northern Knight has only been in Bellamy’s care for about three months and the trainer said the Bon Hoffa gelding has done nothing but improve in that period.

“He’d started off with another trainer and only came to me about three months ago,” said Bellamy.

“He didn’t show much at first but then the penny seemed to drop with him and he’s just continued to improve.

“He went well in a jumpout then he won his barrier trial at Coffs and he didn’t surprise me at all by winning the way he did at Port Macquarie.

“He struck a bit of trouble in the run but was good enough to get himself out of it and win well. The odds-on favourite (Raiden) missed the start but who’s to say if he would have beaten us anyway.

“Northern Knight’s work since his first run has been very good and hopefully he continues to improve and can take the next step at Lismore.”

Northern Knight now steps up to 1200m in Tuesday’s Book Your Cup Day Package Now Class 1 Hcp at Lismore where he has drawn ideally in barrier five and will again be ridden by Raymond Spokes.

Bellamy has three other runners at the Lismore meeting – Bonne Cheval and Zuccheria in the Benchmark 67 Hcp (1200m) and Purrvosa in the Benchmark 65 Hcp (1516m).

Bonne Cheval is coming off a first-up win in a Benchmark 60 over 1000m at Coffs Harbour on August 3 while Zuccherina is resuming since May.

“Bonne Cheval’s getting a bit hard to place with her rating but she’s drawn the rails – which is always an advantage at Lismore – and I’ve booked Cejay Graham whose 3kg claim will be a big help,” said Bellamy.

“Zuccherina’s first-up and might just find the 1200m a bit short.”

The rail for Lismore’s eight-race program will be in the true position and the track on Monday afternoon was rated a good 4.

View the fields, form and race replays for Tuesday's Lismore meeting here.

The Latest Racing News

Fred's Building More Than 15 Minutes Of Fame

If it’s not enough having a building named after you, then try having a race named in your honour enough ...
Read More

Wyong Winners - Tips For Wednesday 19th December

By Ray Hickson Tips and race by race preview by Ray Hickson for Wednesday’s meeting at Wyong. Selections based on ...
Read More

Schweppes Sydney Cup Bonus Returns To Autumn Carnival

Local and international stayers will again have increased incentive to target the $2 million Schweppes Sydney Cup under Australian Turf ...
Read More

2YO Handicap At Taree (Sunday 23rd December) - Abandoned

Please be advised that due to a lack of nominations in the 2YO Handicap (1000m) at Taree on Sunday, 23rd ...
Read More

Tommy Berry The One To Follow At Wyong (Weds)

Tommy Berry heads up the M1 to Wyong on Wednesday where he has an attractive book of rides on the ...
Read More
Loading...
Racing NSW Apps
View
Mobile Version
Contact
Forms
Information
Industry Links