‘Lovely quiet mare’ Note to Bee eyes win over 1000m

FOR a purchase via the internet, Note To Bee is giving a Kempsey-based syndicate a run and a half for their money.

This afternoon at Grafton, the five-year-old mare will be out to further increase her prizemoney when she tackles the Coutts Crossing Cup 7/9 Benchmark 60 Hcp over a 1000m.

Prepared by Colt Prosser at Wauchope, Note To Bee has recorded four wins and 10 placings since being purchased for $6000 from Melbourne.

"She's won over $50,000 for us," Prosser said proudly.

"The syndicate that race her are all local boys from Kempsey. Many of them first-time owners from cricket and footy clubs."

The syndicate is managed by trainer Eddie Yabsley.

"I break a few in for Eddie," Prosser said.

"Note To Bee is a "lovely quiet mare. She had a few problems with her joints when we first got her but we were able to manage the problem.

"She's a lazy mare for a sprinter and not a good trackworker. By herself you'd think she's a two miler but come race day she switches on.

"She's blessed with a lot of early speed. She's a get-out-in-front mare and catch me if you can. That's how she's won her races."

Note To Bee is coming off a last start half head length second to Floral Insight in a 1000m open handicap at Kempsey on August 10.

"The run took a bit of sting out of her but she's freshened up nicely since," Prosser said.

"Tomorrow looks a winnable race."

Two starts back, Note To Bee scored in an 811m Benchmark 65 event at Coffs Harbour on July 21.

"She's in goof form at the moment," Prosser said.

"And getting two kilos off for Gabrielle Coleman helps. Gabby rode a winner at Port Macquarie on Saturday.

"She's a good lass."



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