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Winkers Off Clearly Innocent

Winkers Off Clearly Innocent

Nov 10, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Friday, November 10, 2017: WINKERS are off Clearly Innocent as he makes a belated bid to grab Melbourne Group 1 glory on the final day of the Cup carnival at Flemington tomorrow.And, whilst Kris Lees concedes the $1m Darley Classic (1200m) isn’t going to be an easy ...

Former Kiwi Mare A Doomben Prospect

Former Kiwi Mare A Doomben Prospect

Nov 03, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Friday, November 3, 2017: WHILST Kris Lees has got his stable stars in Melbourne, he has gone the reverse direction with a mare he considers will run well at Doomben tomorrow.Lees withdrew the former New Zealand mare from a Canterbury engagement on Wednesday and ...

Zestful The Pick Of Derby Day Trio

Zestful The Pick Of Derby Day Trio

Nov 03, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Friday, November 3, 2017: KRIS Lees has named Zestful as the pick of his three runners on the opening day of the Melbourne Cup carnival at Flemington tomorrow.With Kerrin McEvoy aboard, Zestful makes her Melbourne debut in the $200,000 Group 3 Skip Sprint (1100m).She ...

Shinn Clearly Popular for Darley Classic

Shinn Clearly Popular for Darley Classic

Oct 31, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Tuesday, October 31, 2017: BLAKE Shinn will be a new rider for Clearly Innocent in Saturday week’s $1m Darley Classic (1200m) at Flemington.Kris Lees moved quickly to book Shinn – who racked up four winners at Moonee Valley last Saturday and produced an ...

A Sound Proposition On The Big Stage

A Sound Proposition On The Big Stage

Oct 26, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, October 26, 2017: HE’S a Group 1 winner in New Zealand. Now he has the chance toclinch a black type success in Australia – and on the biggest stage at Moonee Valley on Saturday.Sound Proposition (Corey Brown) will be Kris Lees’ sole representative at ...

Still A Proposition For Plate Day

Still A Proposition For Plate Day

Oct 24, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Tuesday, October 24, 2017: KRIS Lees has ruled out running Sense Of Occasion in the Cox Plate, but still will be represented at Saturday’s feature Moonee Valley meeting.Sound Proposition will contest the $200,000 Group 2 Crystal Mile (1600m), and Corey Brown again ...

Admiral Ready To Break Run Of Placings

Admiral Ready To Break Run Of Placings

Oct 19, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, October 19, 2017: PATIENCE pays. That’s why Kris Lees feels Admiral Jello has a real show of ending a run of minor placings at Royal Randwick on Saturday.Placed at his last five starts, the ultra-consistent stayer faces five rivals in the Listed City ...

Hoping For Some Moreira “Magic”

Hoping For Some Moreira “Magic”

Oct 19, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, October 19, 2017: KRIS Lees is hoping international ace Joao Moreira can produce some “magic” the second time around on Danish Twist at Caulfield on Saturday.Lees has booked Hong Kong-based Moreira for his mare in the $150,000 Group 3 Moonga Stakes ...

Danish Twist Ready To Take On

Danish Twist Ready To Take On "Boys"

Oct 17, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Tuesday, October 17, 2017: DANISH Twist will open another Melbourne spring campaign at Caulfield on Saturday – and is likely to take on the “boys”.Kris Lees entered the mare for two races on the Caulfield Cup program; the Moonga Stakes and Tristarc Stakes.Both ...

An Occasion Perhaps To Tackle Cox Plate

An Occasion Perhaps To Tackle Cox Plate

Oct 12, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, October 12, 2017: DOOMBEN Cup winner Sense Of Occasion may be one of champion mare Winx’s rivals in the Cox Plate later this month.Sense Of Occasion is an acceptor for Saturday’s $500,000 Craven Plate (2000m) at Royal Randwick, but Kris Lees has not yet ...

Winkers To Help Clearly's Everest Assault

Winkers To Help Clearly's Everest Assault

Oct 12, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, October 12, 2017: KRIS Lees has declared his TAB The Everest hope Clearly Innocent “as good as I have ever had him”.And, after consultation with jockey Hugh Bowman, he has opted to make an important gear change on the six-year-old for Saturday’s $10m ...

Clearly Innocent's Excellent Gallop And Draw

Clearly Innocent's Excellent Gallop And Draw

Oct 10, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Tuesday, October 10, 2017: KRIS Lees put the finishing touches to Clearly Innocent’s TAB The Everest preparation this morning, and then a few hours later got an “ideal” barrier draw.Slot holder Damion Flower drew barrier 6 in the field of 12 for the six-year-old ...

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A "Progressive" Filly Ready To Make Her Debut

Oct 06, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Friday, October 6, 2017: WELL-BRED filly Progression will make her debut tomorrow – either at home or at Port Macquarie.Kris Lees has accepted with the All Too Hard three-year-old in the 3YO Maiden Plate (900m) at Newcastle and a similar race over 1010m at the ...

Clearly Feeling Really Well

Clearly Feeling Really Well

Oct 06, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Friday, October 6, 2017: KRIS Lees’ TAB Everest hope Clearly Innocent is “nice and bright” a week out from his tilt at the $10m feature.The six-year-old gelding clinched one of the final two slots in the 12-horse field with his strong-finishing third in last ...

Clearly, He's Got A Spot In The Everest

Clearly, He's Got A Spot In The Everest

Oct 01, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Sunday, October 1, 2017: UNDERSTANDABLY rapt to get a TAB Everest slot, Kris Lees is predicting further improvement from Clearly Innocent for Saturday week’s $10m feature.Jadeskye Racing’s Damion Flower has finalised a deal with Clearly Innocent’s owner Bruce ...

Gear Changes For Farm Pair

Gear Changes For Farm Pair

Sep 28, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, September 28, 2017: IMPORTANT gear changes have been made on Monday’s Warwick Farm fancies Skylight Glow and Hallelujah Boy.Winkers will be applied to Skylight Glow in the Benchmark 80 Handicap (1400m) against her own sex, and similarly, Hallelujah Boy ...

A Sound Proposition For The Epsom

A Sound Proposition For The Epsom

Sep 28, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, September 28, 2017: KRIS Lees is yet to win an Epsom Handicap, but is confident he has a sound proposition to do so at Royal Randwick on Saturday.Lees will saddle former New Zealander Sound Proposition (Corey Brown) in the $1m Group 1 feature, and is excited ...

Clearly Still An Everest Hope

Clearly Still An Everest Hope

Sep 25, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Monday, September 25, 2017: KRIS Lees retains hope of gaining one of the last TAB Everest slots with Clearly Innocent, who resumes at Royal Randwick on Saturday.The hulking six-year-old will make a last-ditch bid in the $500,000 Group 2 Premiere Stakes (1200m) to ...

Admiral Chance To Turn The Tables

Admiral Chance To Turn The Tables

Sep 22, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Friday, September 22, 2017: KRIS Lees is not conceding tomorrow’s Colin Stephen Quality at Rosehill Gardens to the two horses which beat him home in the Newcastle Gold Cup.Disappointingly, only five horses – including the three placegetters in last Friday’s ...

Sound Proposition Definite Epsom Runner

Sound Proposition Definite Epsom Runner

Sep 18, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Monday, September 18, 2017: CAMERON Handicap runner-up Sound Proposition may be Kris Lees’ sole representative in Saturday week’s $1m Epsom Handicap (1600m) at Royal Randwick.Le Romain has returned to Newcastle from Melbourne following his Makybe Diva Stakes ...

Invincible Gem Out Of Tibbie

Invincible Gem Out Of Tibbie

Sep 15, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Friday, September 15, 2017: KRIS Lees has decided not to risk pre-post favorite Invincible Gem in today’s $150,000 Group 3 Tibbie Stakes (1400m) at Broadmeadow.“She has developed a bit of a cough, so there’s no point taking any chances with her,” Lees said ...

"Gem" Of A Pick For Newcastle Feature

Sep 14, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, September 14, 2017: KRIS Lees considers Invincible Gem is his best chance of snaring a feature success at his home track Newcastle Gold Cup meeting tomorrow.Lees will have representatives in all four Group 3 events – the $175,000 Gold Cup (2300m), $150,000 ...

Tongue Tie For Le Romain In Makybe Diva

Tongue Tie For Le Romain In Makybe Diva

Sep 14, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, September 14, 2017: KRIS Lees is banking on Le Romain’s consistency and an important gear change helping him upset hotpot Hartnell at Flemington on Saturday.Named Newcastle Horse Of The Year for 2016-17 last night, Le Romain (Ben Melham) returns to the ...

Another Four-Pronged Home Cup Attack For Kris

Another Four-Pronged Home Cup Attack For Kris

Sep 12, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Tuesday, September 12, 2017: KRIS Lees has decided to run all four of his entries in Friday’s Newcastle Gold Cup, hoping to repel a strong interstate challenge and clinch a breakthrough in his hometown feature.Lees this morning confirmed his intention to start ...