ABOVE: Red Gaze, second from left, ridden by Priscilla Schmidt, heads for a win in the Lismore Timezone Watchmakers Class 3 Handicap (2100m) at the Lismore Turf Club on Saturday. RIGHT: Schmidt brings the Stephen Lee-trained five-year-old back to scale after the win.
ABOVE: Red Gaze, second from left, ridden by Priscilla Schmidt, heads for a win in the Lismore Timezone Watchmakers Class 3 Handicap (2100m) at the Lismore Turf Club on Saturday. RIGHT: Schmidt brings the Stephen Lee-trained five-year-old back to scale after the win. Cathy Adams

It’s a Red letter day of mixed fortunes for Lee

IT was a mixed afternoon for Ballina trainer Stephen Lee at the Lismore Turf Club TAB meeting on Saturday.

Lee had five-year-old gelding Red Gaze ($3 fav-ourite) take out the $8000 Lismore Timezone Watchmakers Class 3 Hcp (2100m).

It hadn't placed since winning a Maiden at Murwillumbah in April.

Lee also had Orpheus Red finish last in the Priceline Pharmacy Class 1 (1200m)

The three-year-old won a maiden at Grafton last November before it was beaten almost 22 lengths on the Gold Coast last month.

In other races, four-year-old mare Carmela Miss made it back-to-back wins for Grafton trainer Hunter Kilner.

It took out the James Duffy Chiropractic Benchmark 50 Hcp (1300m).

Carmela Miss won her first start in March 2012 and recorded only her second win at Lismore last month.

It has now had three wins and six placings from 26 starts.

There is a short turn-around with more racing on the Northern Rivers today.

The Ballina Jockey Club has a TAB meeting with seven races scheduled.

 

LOCAL RACING IN COMING WEEKS

Saturday June 14 Grafton (TAB), Monday June 16 Coffs Harbour (TAB), Sunday June 22 Murwillumbah Cup (TAB), Tuesday June 24 Casino (TAB), Thursday July 3 Grafton (TAB), Sunday July 6 Grafton, South Grafton Cup (TAB), Wednesday July 9 Grafton Ramornie (TAB), Thursday July 10 Grafton Cup (TAB), Sunday July 13 Grafton (TAB).



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