A Sound recruit
Lees’ new addition settles in with leisurely gallop
IF you can’t beat them join them.
SOUND PROPOSITION, who was unplaced behind the Kris Lees-trained Sense Of Occasion in the Group 1 Doomben Cup, has joined Lees’ Newcastle stable.
The former NZ middle distance galloper looked fit and healthy on Saturday as he strode over 1000m in a comfortable 1.11.95 (last 600m 41.25).
A winner of four races, Sound Proposition competed favourably against the likes of Mongolian Khan and Volkstok’N’Barrell as a three-year-old and last year won the Group 1 Easter Stakes (1600m) at Ellerslie.
Also arriving at Lees’ yard predawn on Saturday was NURSE KITCHEN who purchased for $1.7m by China Horse Club at the MM Gold Coast Broodmare Sale last week.
The daughter of Savabeel has a Group 2 victory on her CV as well as a Group 1 second placing in the Vinery at Rosehill in late March.
Nurse Kitchen has been light work for a couple of weeks and will be aimed at black-type Mares events during the Spring carnivals. LETS GET NAUTI GAL is progressing in the desired manner for her return and the filly was under a firm grip when recording 38.50 for 600m.
Before a spell she ran third to Frolic in the Inglis Classic at Randwick – nice form for a Set Weight Maiden!
LAST WITNESS has improved since his barrier trial on May 1 and looked a treat striding over 800m in 53.75 (38.05).
Another trial and he’ll be ready for the races his sixth career win.
Stablemate (Race 2) looks set to break through at Tamworth today after cruising over 800m in 53.40 (37.70) with plenty in reserve.
Also from the Perry stable PEGGY’S COVE (Race 6), will be very hard to beat.
The chestnut mare is firing on all cylinders and was under restraint when gliding over 1000m in a steady 1.10.50 (39.80).
DENEEKY was a tad disappointing at Port Macquarie first up over 1200m but the daughter of Denman will bounce back when dropped back in distance.
She was eager to go much quicker than her 53.60 (38.40).
STAR CROSSED has a ton of ability and the son of Starcraft is ready to resume. And judging by his looks it will be a winning one.
His coat was glowing as he passed the post after circuit of cantering.
This seasons most improved filly of the season up this way was definitely INVINCIBLE GEM and she is back in light training.
As thrice Group 1 winner LE ROMAIN, one of the toughest 1400/1600m horses in land.
Plan A is the Group 1 Memsie Stakes first up at Caulfield in late August.
Nurse Kitchen is ramping up for the spring after transferring to Kris Lees’ stable