News on the record

LUCKY News will return to Tamworth for the $80,000 Tamworth Cup on Sunday, April 24 after winning yesterday’s Tamworth Freight Specialists Tamworth Cup Prelude (1400m) in dynamic fashion.
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Lucky News slices a second off the old race record to win yesterday’s Tamworth Cup Prelude from San Sabarto.Photo: Gareth Gardner 040416GGF02

The six-year-old mare broke It’s A Shamozzle’s race record yesterday as the daughter of Platinum Scissors charged home for a length and quarter win from Armidale mare San Sabarto with Mudgee gelding Are You Sure a long neck away third.

Lucky News clocked 1min 22.01secs in winning yesterday shaving more than a second off the previous race mark (1min 23.68secs) set in last year’s Prelude.

Kristen Buchan prepares Lucky News at Wyong and is keen to return for the Cup.

“We will definitely come back,” Buchanan said.

“We have every intention. Hopefully we will win the Cup and then go to the Dark Jewel at Scone.

“But that also depends on the conditions.”

Lucky News doesn’t like wet tracks so dry conditions will mean a western run for Lucky News, who has now won nine of her 41 starts.

She is also in form, coming off a win at Taree at her previous outing.

Young apprentice Mollie Partridge rode Lucky News that day and was back on board yesterday – her 2kg claim a part of the mare’s winning story.

In with 55.5kg Partridge, who had won a race earlier in the day aboard Stirling Shadow for Gunnedah’s Sally Torrens (see Page 20), was able to give Lucky News an “easy run” in behind a hot pace set by Bench Star.

“We had such a nice run,” Partridge said.

“They went hard early. I let them go and let her travel.”

As the leaders came back Mollie was able to pounce and “run away with it”.

The 19-year-old has now ridden 35 winners since she started her apprenticeship with Colt Prosser at Wauchope in June 2014.

“Hopefully I’ll get to ride her in the Cup,” she said.

“I don’t know, I’ll have to check with Kristen.”

She said her riding career has been helped by the Prosser family.

“They’ve been very good to me,” the teenage jockey said.

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