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KING'S Lynn promoter Keith Chapman is predicting big things from exciting young Australian Darcy Ward.Chapman believes the 16-year-old can achieve an 8.50 average in his first season of Premier League racing for the Stars.He said: "This young man has a natural ability that I have not seen since the days of Michael Lee and Henka Gustafsson. His style is perfect, so natural and he makes going quick look easy."

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NEWCASTLE chief Darryl Illingworth believes the much-changed Diamonds team will provide plenty of excitement this year.Skipper Jason King is the sole survivor of the side which star! ted 2008 - with title-winning captain Derek Sneddon joining from Edinburgh last week.Illingworth said: "The average age of the team is just over 23, it's by far the youngest side with which we've ever started a season, and it's an exciting team."


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