Kris Lees rides the momentum of Group glory and numerous weekend winners statewide into Tamworth’s seven-race TAB meeting on Tuesday.
The stable won races at Rosehill Gardens, Newcastle, the Sunshine Coast and Wyong over the weekend.
Lees will start three runners at the meeting, which will go ahead on a track that on Monday afternoon had been upgraded from a heavy 10 mid-morning to a heavy 8.
Well-bred Snitzel filly Londinium contests the Cellarbrations Maiden (1400m) and will be ridden by stable jockey Andrew Gibbons.
“She’s only had the two runs and a couple of trials; she’s progressive, back from provincial grade at Newcastle and her Wyong placings were solid. Again providing she handles the heavy,” Lees offered.
Gibbons will also jump aboard La Biere Choisie in the Carlton Mid Class 3 Handicap (1600m), and dual-racing winning mare Prontissomo in the Duri Peak BM 66 (1400m).
“’She’s race-fit and running into some form again and she’s always shown us ability - she’ll be competitive in a suitable race,” Lees said.
There were as of Monday, just under 100 acceptors for the seven races and a field of nine for the $20,000 Shay Brennan Constructions Tamworth Rush (1000m).
Tamworth trainer Leslie Jeffriess meanwhile started her Birdsville road trip off on a successful note with Husonique taking out Saturday’s Betoota Cup. The gelding was a 1.8 length winner.
Luke Morgan also picked up a win with She’s Sharp As in the Class B Handicap while Jacob Perrett’s Not In The Nick was third in the 0-60 Handicap.
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