A Sound re­cruit

Lees’ new ad­di­tion set­tles in with leisurely gal­lop

The Sportsman Midweek - - Trackwork - WITH ALAN GOLLOGLY

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

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