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Singing In Great Order To Extend Winning Sequence

Singing In Great Order To Extend Winning Sequence

Feb 22, 2018

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, February 22, 2018: KRIS Lees says he “can’t fault” Singing ahead of the rejuvenated stayer’s bid to extend his winning sequence to four at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday.Singing has been well backed since TAB markets opened yesterday and has firmed ...

Stablemates Likely For Canterbury

Stablemates Likely For Canterbury

Feb 15, 2018

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, February 15, 2018: DUAL venue acceptors Let’s Get Nauti Gal and Karavali are likely to run at Canterbury tomorrow night.Kris Lees indicated this afternoon that he was leaning toward starts for the pair at the night fixture rather than at home and Royal ...

Doncaster Hopeful Not Fully Wound Up Yet

Doncaster Hopeful Not Fully Wound Up Yet

Feb 15, 2018

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, February 15, 2018: KRIS Lees says Group 1 winner Clearly Innocent is not fully wound up for the launch of his autumn campaign at Royal Randwick on Saturday.Lees has chosen Jason Collett to ride Clearly Innocent for the first time, in the $150,000 Group 3 ...

Sam’s Girl Ready To Begin Career

Sam’s Girl Ready To Begin Career

Feb 14, 2018

NEWCASTLE: Wednesday, February 14, 2018: SAMANTHA MISS’ little girl Miss Fabulass is ready to go to the races.But her trainer Kris Lees is doubtful she will be a contender for this year’s renewal of the $3.5m Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill Gardens on March 24.Miss ...

"Danish" Can Be Tasty At The Farm

Feb 09, 2018

NEWCASTLE: Friday, February 9, 2018: KRIS Lees has given an interesting pointer to Danish Twist’s first-up prospects at Warwick Farm tomorrow.Group 1 placegetter Danish Twist (Glyn Schofield) resumes in the $200,000 Group 2 Breeders’ Classic (1200m), and Lees is confident ...

Chance To Turn First-Up Form Around

Chance To Turn First-Up Form Around

Feb 09, 2018

NEWCASTLE: Friday, February 9, 2018: FORGET Bold Chance’s first-up defeat at Warwick Farm!That’s the advice from Kris Lees regarding the lightly-raced gelding’s second run back at Canterbury tonight.Bold Chance (Blake Shinn) contests the Benchmark 74 Handicap (1100m), and ...

Prized Icon A Likely Winx Rival In Apollo

Prized Icon A Likely Winx Rival In Apollo

Feb 01, 2018

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, February 1, 2018: KRIS Lees is resigned to Prized Icon lining up against Winx when the champion mare returns to racing at Royal Randwick on February 17.The 2016 Victoria Derby winner made a brilliant opening to his first campaign for his new trainer when ...

Taking No Chances With Blinkered Sunreel

Taking No Chances With Blinkered Sunreel

Feb 01, 2018

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, February 1, 2018: IT’S a case of leaving nothing to chance!Blinkers are going on Sunreel at Newcastle on Saturday as Kris Lees views a bigger target in town a week later.The Dundeel filly, who races in the Australian Bloodstock colours, made a strong debut ...

Talented Filly Ready To Resume

Talented Filly Ready To Resume

Jan 31, 2018

NEWCASTLE: Wednesday, January 31, 2018: MELBOURNE spring carnival winner Yulong Xingsheng will begin a new campaign at Royal Randwick on February 17.Kris Lees announced the $200,000 Light Fingers Stakes (1200m) for the filly’s resumption after she had trialled at Gosford this ...

Prized Icon’s Great Return

Prized Icon’s Great Return

Jan 28, 2018

NEWCASTLE: Sunday, January 28, 2018: KRIS Lees hailed Prized Icon’s debut for his stable at Rosehill Gardens yesterday as a “great return”.But he is no closer to finalising an autumn goal for the dual Group 1 winner.An easing $31 chance, Prized Icon (Glyn Schofield) was ...

No Great Expectations First-Up With “Icon”

No Great Expectations First-Up With “Icon”

Jan 25, 2018

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, January 25, 2018: KRIS Lees feels Prized Icon will run well, but has “no great expectations” for his stable debut at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday.The 2016 Victoria Derby victor resumes from a lengthy break in the Listed Carrington Stakes (1400m), ...

Bigger Plans In Offing For Singing

Bigger Plans In Offing For Singing

Jan 19, 2018

NEWCASTLE: Friday, January 19, 2018: SINGING’S impressive Gosford Gold Cup victory yesterday has Kris Lees contemplating loftier goals for the rejuvenated stallion.Singing ($2.90 favorite) clinched a hat-trick by leading most of the way in the Listed $150,000 Cup (2100m), ...

Kris’ Opinion To Take On Saturday Company

Kris’ Opinion To Take On Saturday Company

Jan 19, 2018

NEWCASTLE: Friday, January 19, 2018: KRIS Lees has shown his hand with High Opinion by opting to tackle Saturday company at Royal Randwick tomorrow.Lees could have taken an easier course by running him in a Benchmark 74 Handicap (1900m) at tonight’s Canterbury meeting, but has ...

Carrington Stakes Chosen For Prized Icon’s Return

Carrington Stakes Chosen For Prized Icon’s Return

Jan 16, 2018

NEWCASTLE: Tuesday, January 16, 2018: VICTORIA Derby winner Prized Icon will make his debut for new trainer Kris Lees at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday week.Lees announced the $150,000 Listed Carrington Stakes (1400m) as the comeback race for the now four-year-old after he ...

Schofield Gets Call Up For Singing’s Hat-Trick Bid

Schofield Gets Call Up For Singing’s Hat-Trick Bid

Jan 16, 2018

NEWCASTLE: Tuesday, January 16, 2018: KRIS Lees has called on Glyn Schofield for rejuvenated Singing’s hat-trick bid in Thursday’s Gosford Gold Cup (2100m). And whilst he realises the import isn’t likely to get the same rain-affected conditions which assisted his ...

Kris Has “High Opinion” Of Canterbury Prospects

Kris Has “High Opinion” Of Canterbury Prospects

Jan 04, 2018

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, January 4, 2018: HIGH Opinion is “in the right race” to make a return to the winning list at Canterbury tomorrow night, according to his trainer Kris Lees.Jason Collett is a new rider for the six-year-old in the Benchmark 73 Handicap (1900m), and has ...

Bowman Reunites With Guard Of Honour

Bowman Reunites With Guard Of Honour

Jan 04, 2018

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, January 4, 2018: KRIS Lees has called up champion jockey Hugh Bowman to reunite for Guard Of Honour’s return to city racing at Royal Randwick on Saturday.And he’s hoping the handicapper is a good judge.Bowman was the now four-year-old’s rider in the ...

Singing In Tune For Gosford Cup Tilt

Singing In Tune For Gosford Cup Tilt

Jan 01, 2018

MONDAY: January 1, 2018: KRIS Lees is chasing a second Gosford Gold Cup with another import – this time rejuvenated stayer Singing.The Singspiel eight-year-old made it back-to-back victories at Doomben with another impressive performance there last Saturday, running his rivals ...

Stable Pair On Trial For Magic Millions

Stable Pair On Trial For Magic Millions

Dec 28, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, December 28, 2017: SASSO Corbaro and Everard are on trial for Magic Millions berths at Royal Randwick on Saturday.Sasso Corbaro comes to town after an impressive first-up Hawkesbury performance, whilst Everard makes her debut.Blake Shinn rides Sasso ...

Rain On Song For Lees’ Doomben Trio

Rain On Song For Lees’ Doomben Trio

Dec 28, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, December 28, 2017: SUMMER storms in Brisbane this week have been music to Kris Lees’ ears.Lees is sending Singing, Zestful and Star Reflection to Queensland tonight by float to race at Doomben on Saturday.Singing, now that he has broken through in his ...

Veteran Can Run “Cheeky Race” If Rain Comes

Veteran Can Run “Cheeky Race” If Rain Comes

Dec 21, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, December 21, 2017: KRIS Lees is hoping a woman’s touch – and some rain – can bring a surprise first-up result with veteran Slow Pace at Royal Randwick on Tuesday.The resilient 10-year-old tackles the $150,000 Group 3 Summer Cup (2000m), with Lees ...

Sugar Bella Ready to Go Again

Sugar Bella Ready to Go Again

Dec 21, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, December 1, 2017: SUGAR Bella has come through unscathed from last week’s Royal Randwick episode and will be back in action at Warwick Farm on Saturday.This time, though, with a new jockey.With Kerrin McEvoy sidelined after being injured in an incident on ...

Poor Draws A Barrier To City Starts For Pair

Poor Draws A Barrier To City Starts For Pair

Dec 14, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, December 14, 2017: WIDE barriers have forced Kris Lees’ hand with dual venue acceptors Sasso Corbaro and Time Out Of Mind.Lees had accepted with the pair – along with stablemates Hammoon Dream and High Opinion – at tomorrow night’s Canterbury ...

A Tasty Treat Perhaps For Villiers Day

A Tasty Treat Perhaps For Villiers Day

Dec 14, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, December 14, 2017: SHE is not in any of the feature races at Royal Randwick on Saturday – but Sugar Bella is definitely one of the most interesting runners at the Villiers Stakes meeting.One of Kris Lees’ newest acquisitions, Sugar Bella created a big ...