Lees team on fire

The Sportsman Midweek - - Trackwork - ALAN GOLLOGLY

KRIS Lees trained horses won five of the 11 bar­rier tri­als staged on Beau­mont (Soft 6) Mon­day Novem­ber 6 and a few who fig­ured in the “First Four” will also be prom­i­nent in their up­com­ing cam­paigns.

SLOW PACE, who has a Wy­ong and An­zac Day Cups on his CV, rel­ished his pre­ferred sur­face by scor­ing an all the way win in the sole 1200m Heat with sta­ble­mates BASTIA and HIGH OPIN­ION clos­ing off nicely for the tri­fecta.

It was ex­actly 12 months to the day that High Opin­ion made his last race­track ap­pear­ance which was vic­tory in a Bench­mark 78 at Can­ter­bury (1900m).

A bowed ten­don forced him to the pad­dock.

POWER COM­MAND departed for a spell af­ter win­ning a Wy­ong Maiden in late June and he re­turned a win­ner also in his 1000m di­vi­sion nar­rowly de­feat­ing TIME OUT OF MIND ( K Lees).

The run­ner up is a crack­ing type by Dream Ahead and I feel he will add to his two ca­reer wins dur­ing the sum­mer.

STAR RE­FLEC­TION had at least 10 runs last prepa­ra­tion and nearly al­ways earned a cheque so it was no sur­prise to see this tough mare win the fol­low­ing Heat.

Sec­ond placed UL­TI­MATE FAN­TASY is also a con­sis­tent mare and the duo are more than ca­pa­ble of win­ning at Bench­mark 67-70 range.

On the sub­ject fe­males an un­raced four year old took out Heat 4 for Maid­ens (1000m).

I AM AWE­SOME ( I Am In­vin­ci­ble x Sell­out) has had four tri­als dat­ing back to March 2016 but this one took the prize as she led eas­ily and kept run­ning win­ning by five plus.

Some well known rac­ing in­dus­try names in the own­er­ship too- Arthur and Harry Mitchell, Hil­ton Cope and Ed­ward Throsby.

Team Lees rounded off their win­ning streak when two year old filly SUNREEL ( Dun­deel x Golden Sun­shine) held off the chal­lenge of ONYAR (C. An­i­mal King­dom x Girona)- quinella to Ar­row­field in the 800m scam­per.

If I Am Awe­some was im­pres­sive in a Maiden (1000m) so too was the Jeremy Sylvester trained mare SAINT HE­LENA who is by Snitzel out of Gold For­tune the mother of for­mer classy sprinter Gold Seventy Seven.

Saint He­lena was part­nered by Ms Alexis McPher­son who re­ceived her ticket to ride that morn­ing and next af­ter­noon she rode a win­ner at the Ta­ree races on Mel­bourne Cup Day. big thrill.

The Open (800m) at­tracted a field stacked with well per­formed horses and known city earner DIF­FI­CULT TO GET pre­vailed in a photo from last sea­sons three time two-year- old win­ner MR GRUMPY.

Cruis­ing along four lengths be­hind the lead­ers was promis­ing filly SASSO CORBARO.

She was only out for a light can­ter.

On Oc­to­ber 2 CALAMTY MO runs sec­ond to Group sprinter Big Money in a Muswell­brook bar­rier trial and three weeks later fin­ishes down the track in a race at Scone at $ 51.

Please ex­plain how the filly won a bar­rier trial here and ran 46.40 (32.80). In­ter­est­ing Mumma. I cant re­call any of the Cum­mings fam­ily ever hav­ing a run­ner at the Newcastle tri­als but A. and E. pro­duced ONE FIRE BEACH (F. Street Cry x Maslins Beach) in the fi­nal Heat for a win­ning pub­lic de­but.


Slow Pace won his trial at Newcastle last week.

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