Gary Harley – Herald – 26.02.24

Talented Scone filly One Beat No Beat, most impressive in her first preparation during the Spring resumes from a spell at the Wine Country Race Club meeting on the Beaumont track on Monday. Originally weighted with 63kg, the Scott Singleton trained three-year-old will carry 60kgs after the 3-kilogram allowance for promising stable apprentice Mitch Stapleford in the Kloster Motor Group F&M Benchmark 58 Handicap(1150m). The apprentice has ridden the Jukebox filly in all her three starts for two easy wins, and a close and luckless third on debut at Coonamble on a Soft track on October 8.

At Coonamble in an 1100m maiden, One Beat No Beat was slowly away and after being well back at the top of the straight she flew home to miss by .16 of a length. On October 23 at Muswellbrook, Singleton stepped her up to 1280 metres and she was backed from $1.55 to $1.35. She sat behind the leaders and raced away to win by 2.15 lengths. Last start again at Muswellbrook over 1450 metres One Beat No Beat was able to score by 2.95 lengths. The filly trialled behind the ultra-smart Midnight Opal in a Scone trial, and with little pressure applied was beaten only 1.31 lengths.

Warwick Farm trained mare Extremely Frilly is set to break through in the Horsepower Feeds & Supplements F&M Maiden Plate (1150m). The five-year-old is lightly raced with runner up performances in two of her four starts. Eleven months ago, she was beaten a nose on debut at Gosford after flashing home from well back. After two sub-standard performances in the winter, Extremely Frilly resumed on February 13 at Hawkesbury and drew the outside barrier. She was taken back to get cover before running on strongly into second place. Jay Ford rides for David Pfieffer and she has drawn perfectly.

The Arrowfield team of Paul Messara and Leah Gavranich will have two well fancied runners on Monday. Dale, a two-year-old colt part owned by Matt Damon will contest the New Era Technology Country Boosted Maiden Handicap (1350m) while Know Thyself, an easy winner on the Newcastle course proper on debut recently, runs in the Lees Racing Country Boosted Benchmark 58 Handicap (1350m).

Dale was well beaten on debut on the Kensington track on January 31 however that race was grades above this one, and the longer trip is more suitable. The colt had been trailing well on Hunter Valley tracks and he draws nicely on Monday. Know Thyself, a son of The Autum Sun could not have been more impressive in winning on debut on February 6. The three-year-old steps up in trip which won’t be a problem, and Aaron Bullock has the mount again.

The Ryan-Alexiou stable will apply blinkers to their consistent stayer Revelaide in the Hungerford Hill Wines Benchmark 58 Handicap (2100m), and the three-year-old will be hard to beat. Two starts back Revelaide turned in an eye-catching performance on the course proper when placed behind Community and Counter in an 1850m Super Maiden. He was slowly away and at the tail of the filed until the top of the straight. The gelding hit the line full of running to go down by 1.19 lengths in a much classier race than this. Last start over 2000m at Canberra he was 12 lengths off the lead at the 800m and was strong in the straight finishing 1.53 lengths from the winner. Revelaide has drawn the outside barrier but the blinkers may be the key to him winning his first race.