Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Pilot Lane Ready to Fly with Hawkit; Saraband

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Pilot Lane Ready to Fly with Hawkit; Saraband

Article excerpt

ROOKIE pilot Martin Lane can bolster his burgeoning reputation by steering Hawkit to victory at Hamilton.

The Irish-born apprentice rider has made a splash since arriving in Blighty, as evidenced by an impressive double at Ayr on Friday. He gets the chance to hammer home the point in the final round of Hamilton's totesportcasino.

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Hawkit has nothing to hide these days - this will be his 82nd start - but he looks to be coming back to the boil judged by a solid effort at Newcastle this month.

Peter Monteith's eight-year-old stayed on diligently to finish second behind Rosewin in an admittedly low-grade handicap at Gosforth Park.

The form from that affair has not worked out too shabbily as the winner emerged with plenty of credit at Beverley on Wednesday, despite having ditched his pilot en route to the start.

Hawkit has not won for ages, which is obviously a concern, but has slithered down to a lowly mark of 57 - from off which he has already been competitive. …

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