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Thump Capable Of Group 1 Upset

Thump Capable Of Group 1 Upset

Mar 13, 2015

NEWCASTLE: Friday, March 13, 2015: TRAINER Kris Lees believes Thump is capable of a Coolmore Classic upset at Rosehill Gardens tomorrow.Lees will start both Thump (Brenton Avdulla) and Hera (Andrew Gibbons) in the $600,000 Group 1 feature for fillies and mares, and says the ...

Kris Chasing Provincial Championship

Kris Chasing Provincial Championship

Mar 11, 2015

NEWCASTLE: Wednesday, March 11, 2015: TRAINER Kris Lees is not resting solely on qualifying Selectify for the inaugural Provincial Championship Final at Randwick next month.He will have two runners - Parraay (Tye Angland) and Electric Power (Jim Cassidy) in Friday's qualifier at ...

Kris Guarded on Cup Prospects

Kris Guarded on Cup Prospects

Mar 11, 2015

NEWCASTLE: Wednesday, March 11, 2015:MELBOURNE Cup winner Protectionist is "too well found" in Saturday's $1m Australian Cup, says his trainer Kris Lees. And he's not suggesting punters race in and take his current odds for the Group 1 assignment.Protectionist (Craig Williams) ...

Kris Chasing Provincial Championship

Kris Chasing Provincial Championship

Mar 11, 2015

NEWCASTLE: Wednesday, March 11, 2015: TRAINER Kris Lees is not resting solely on qualifying Selectify for the inaugural Provincial Championship Final at Randwick next month.He will have two runners - Parraay (Tye Angland) and Electric Power (Jim Cassidy) in Friday's qualifier at ...

Kris Guarded on Cup Prospects

Kris Guarded on Cup Prospects

Mar 11, 2015

NEWCASTLE: Wednesday, March 11, 2015:MELBOURNE Cup winner Protectionist is "too well found" in Saturday's $1m Australian Cup, says his trainer Kris Lees. And he's not suggesting punters race in and take his current odds for the Group 1 assignment.Protectionist (Craig Williams) ...

Melbourne First Then Back To Randwick

Melbourne First Then Back To Randwick

Mar 06, 2015

FRIDAY: March 6, 2015: IT'S "girls' day out" for Kris Lees at Randwick tomorrow - but not before an important detour.Lees flies to Melbourne later today to supervise Protectionist's Caulfield gallop in the morning before returning to Sydney to saddle his four runners - all ...

Beretta The Best At Home

Beretta The Best At Home

Mar 06, 2015

NEWCASTLE: Friday, March 6, 2015: RUNAWAY Newcastle premiership leader Kris Lees considers Beretta the best of an unusually light representation on home turf tomorrow.Lees has only two runners at Broadmeadow - Beretta (Andrew Gibbons) in the Maiden Handicap (1500m) and Power ...

Melbourne First Then Back To Randwick

Melbourne First Then Back To Randwick

Mar 06, 2015

FRIDAY: March 6, 2015: IT'S "girls' day out" for Kris Lees at Randwick tomorrow - but not before an important detour.Lees flies to Melbourne later today to supervise Protectionist's Caulfield gallop in the morning before returning to Sydney to saddle his four runners - all ...

Beretta The Best At Home

Beretta The Best At Home

Mar 06, 2015

NEWCASTLE: Friday, March 6, 2015: RUNAWAY Newcastle premiership leader Kris Lees considers Beretta the best of an unusually light representation on home turf tomorrow.Lees has only two runners at Broadmeadow - Beretta (Andrew Gibbons) in the Maiden Handicap (1500m) and Power ...

Kris Agrees With Market Assessment

Kris Agrees With Market Assessment

Mar 04, 2015

WEDNESDAY: March 3, 2015: TRAINER Kris Lees agrees with market assessors in "selecting" the best of his three-pornged attack on tomorrow's opening Championships Provincial Series heat at Wyong tomorrow.Lees named former Victorian Selectify (Hugh Bowman) as his pick ahead of ...

Kris Agrees With Market Assessment

Kris Agrees With Market Assessment

Mar 04, 2015

WEDNESDAY: March 3, 2015: TRAINER Kris Lees agrees with market assessors in "selecting" the best of his three-pornged attack on tomorrow's opening Championships Provincial Series heat at Wyong tomorrow.Lees named former Victorian Selectify (Hugh Bowman) as his pick ahead of ...

Protectionist To Tackle Australian Cup

Mar 01, 2015

SUNDAY: March 1, 2015: PROTECTIONIST will remain in Melbourne for the $1m Australian Cup - and connections haven't ruled out a Sydney Cup starteither when he returns home.That is the wash-up to the Melbourne Cup winner's sixth on resumption to Mourinho in the $200,000 Group 2 ...

Protectionist To Tackle Australian Cup

Mar 01, 2015

SUNDAY: March 1, 2015: PROTECTIONIST will remain in Melbourne for the $1m Australian Cup - and connections haven't ruled out a Sydney Cup starteither when he returns home.That is the wash-up to the Melbourne Cup winner's sixth on resumption to Mourinho in the $200,000 Group 2 ...

Cup Winner Favourite For Melbourne Return

Feb 26, 2015

THURSDAY: February 26, 2015: WHILST trainer Kris Lees is understandably guarded about Protectionist's first-up Caulfield prospects on Saturday, he won't be surprised either if he makes a winning return.The former German stayer makes his debut for his new trainer in the $200,000 ...

Lucia "Fresher" For Farm Assignment

Feb 26, 2015

THURSDAY: February 26, 2015: CLASSY mare Lucia Valentina is a "bit fresher" as she attempts to turn the tables on Contributer at Warwick Farm on Saturday.Lucia Valentina continues her Queen Elizabeth Stakes preparation in the $500,000 Group 1 wfa Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) ...

Cup Winner Favourite For Melbourne Return

Feb 26, 2015

THURSDAY: February 26, 2015: WHILST trainer Kris Lees is understandably guarded about Protectionist's first-up Caulfield prospects on Saturday, he won't be surprised either if he makes a winning return.The former German stayer makes his debut for his new trainer in the $200,000 ...

Lucia "Fresher" For Farm Assignment

Feb 26, 2015

THURSDAY: February 26, 2015: CLASSY mare Lucia Valentina is a "bit fresher" as she attempts to turn the tables on Contributer at Warwick Farm on Saturday.Lucia Valentina continues her Queen Elizabeth Stakes preparation in the $500,000 Group 1 wfa Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) ...

Kris Goes For Local Option

Feb 19, 2015

NEWCASTLE: Wednesday, February 18, 2015: TRAINER Kris Lees hopes he has pulled the right rein with lightly-raced Fashion Sniptz at Broadmeadow today.Lees accepted with Fashion Sniptz at yesterday's Randwick meeting, but opted for home turf to give his youngster a real chance for ...

Protectionist Dodges The Heat - Briefly

Feb 19, 2015

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, February 19, 2015: THE heat is off Protectionist - albeit for the time being.Rather than give the Melbourne Cup winner an exhibition gallop between races at Broadmeadow today, trainer Kris Lees chose to work him early yesterday morning on the course proper ...

Kris Goes For Local Option

Feb 19, 2015

NEWCASTLE: Wednesday, February 18, 2015: TRAINER Kris Lees hopes he has pulled the right rein with lightly-raced Fashion Sniptz at Broadmeadow today.Lees accepted with Fashion Sniptz at yesterday's Randwick meeting, but opted for home turf to give his youngster a real chance for ...

Protectionist Dodges The Heat - Briefly

Feb 19, 2015

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, February 19, 2015: THE heat is off Protectionist - albeit for the time being.Rather than give the Melbourne Cup winner an exhibition gallop between races at Broadmeadow today, trainer Kris Lees chose to work him early yesterday morning on the course proper ...

More Interstate Targets

Feb 13, 2015

NEWCASTLE: Friday, February 13, 2015: TRAINER Kris Lees is chasing further success away from home in two States this weekend.Lees is relying on a couple of "girls" to collect the cash - at Moonee Valley tonight and Doomben tomorrow.Pacy mare Malachite runs in the Benchmark 70 ...

Rain Would Boost Lucia's Chances

Feb 13, 2015

NEWCASTLE: Friday, February 13, 2015: The possibility of showers and storms later today in Sydney has been welcomed by Lucia Valentina's trainer Kris Lees.The mare opens her autumn campaign in tomorrow's $250,000 Group 2 wfa Apollo Stakes (1400m) at Randwick, which this morning ...

More Interstate Targets

Feb 13, 2015

NEWCASTLE: Friday, February 13, 2015: TRAINER Kris Lees is chasing further success away from home in two States this weekend.Lees is relying on a couple of "girls" to collect the cash - at Moonee Valley tonight and Doomben tomorrow.Pacy mare Malachite runs in the Benchmark 70 ...