10/11/2020 Strong hand for Lees in hometown Hunter

Kris Lees has plenty of ammunition for the $1 million The Hunter (1300m) at Newcastle on Saturday as he bids to go one better than last year in the second edition of the event. Tactical Advantage (Bel Esprit) finished runner-up 12 months ago and is among six nominations from the Lees stable, with the others being Special Reward (Demerit), Chief Ironside (Lawman), Evalina (I Am Invincible), El Dorado Dreaming (Ilovethiscity) and Asharani (I Am Invincible). Lees believes the event was a resounding success last year and says staging a feature off-season program at Newcastle is a great concept. "It obviously won't have the same crowd as last year but it was well received and I think it will be a good day again," Lees said. "It fits in quite well and it's the best track in NSW so I think we've got to use it when we can."

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