Track Work 19 September 2019

ARETHA and BIRDSONG showed they are ready to perform well in a fresh state at Hastings this weekend, when galloping on a dead No. 4 grass.

ARETHA and BIRDSONG, who are race rivals in the Hawke’s Bay Breeders Gold Trail Stakes for three year old fillies, worked nicely together over 1000m, run in 1:6.1, completing the last 600m in 38.

ARETHA had a slight advantage at the finish. She has drawn a handy gate while BIRDSONG has to compete from the outside.

MONGOLIAN MARSHAL and CUTADEEL followed good Tuesday work with another encouraging gallop over 1000m in 1:8.6, finishing off in 38.7.

MONGOLIAN MARSHAL has drawn the No. 1 gate and looks a good each way chance at big odds. CUTADEEL will have to overcome the outside barrier.

SMART AS YOU THINK and HINERANGI matched strides from the 1000m in 1:7.9 and 37.8.

ZACADA came to the end of 1200m in 1:17.5, home in 38.4.

On the No. 2 grass, DIVINE DIVE looked in great order for Hastings when working in easily from the 600m in 42.

TIGHTLIGN strode comfortably over 800m in 56.8. ZAMAX did well over 800m in 49.9.

JAMES DEAN and STRAIGHT BAY impressed when finishing together at the completion of a smart 1000m in 1:2.8, dashing the 600m in 36.3.

On The No. 1 grass HASSTOBEGOOD caught the eye with a nice gallop over 1000m in 1:4.2, the concluding 600m in 37.7. She should run well fresh up in Saturday’s Hawke’s Bay Breeders Gold Trail Stakes and will be worth following over the coming months.

CONCERT HALL came to the end of 1400m in 1:38, the last 600m in 40.2. RONDINELLA was sent 1400m, clocked in 1:42, finishing the final 600m in 40.

Track Work 17 September 2019

MONGOLIAN MARSHAL and CUTADEEL, stablemates entered for Saturday’s Windsor Park Plate, were among many good gallops recorded this morning.

Working on a dead/slow No. 1 grass, with the markers close to the outside, MONGOLIAN MARSHAL shaded CUTADEEL at the completion of 1200m, run in 1:19.2, sprinting the final 600m in 37.1. They face tough opposition in the 1600m G1 at Hastings, but are in excellent order and victory from either would not surprise.

Race rival ENDLESS DRAMA was clocked from 1000m in 1:8.6, the last 600m in 40.2.

SMART AS YOU THINK and HINERANGI maintained a good clip over 1400m in 1:31.2, finishing off in 37.4. SAINT EMILION and VIN DE DANCE did well from the 1400m, run in 1:31.5 and 38.

BIRDSONG and ARETHA were another pair to impress when matching strides over 1000m in 1:4.6, dashing the 600m in 36.9. BOSTONIAN came in from the 800m in 55.

RONDINELLA was given a comfortable gallop, finishing her work off from the 600m in 41.4. LOIRE and KALI, who are both entered in Saturday’s Hawke’s Bay Breeders Gold Trail Stakes at Hastings, left 1000m behind in 1:9.1, the final 600m in 38.7.

On a dead No.2 grass MOCASSIN and ST ANDRE returned excellent work over 1000m in 1:1.1, the 600m in 35.2. INSCRIPTION and RUIZ kept up a solid pace from the 1000m in 1:2.1, home in 35.4.

SPECIAL LIGHT and INTRIGUE did well from the 800m in 50.2. MR INCREDIBULL caught the eye with nice work over 800m in 52.5.

DIVINE DIVE and SCOMADI were timed the final 600m of work in 40.1. BRIDGEWATER came to the end of 1000m in 1:9.2 and 40.4.

DARCI PALMER came in from the 600m in 42. JOJO ROXX was comfortable throughout 1000m, run in 1:15, home in 43.6. LUDUS did well from the 1000m in 1:4.3 and 38.

LAURANT ran 1000m in 1:11.2 and 40.3. PONTIAC left the 1000m behind in 1:7.3 and 41.4.

RIVERUNSTHROUIT and RISING RANSOM were together at the end of 800m, the last 600m in 42. SHE’S APPLES and RUN TO PERFECTION were in good form from the 1000m, in 1:5, home in 37.8.

SCOTCH looked close to another win when sent an impressive 1000m in 1:5.1, the concluding 600m in 37.3. TIGHTLIGN ran 1000m in 1:10 and 40.6.

WHISPERING WIND cut out a solid 1000m in 1:3.2 and 37. 4. YATIMA ran the last 1000m of 1200m in 1:9 home in 41.7.

IMAREADY was timed from the 600m in 41.3. BOBBY DAZZLER returned 1:12 and 42 for 1000m . GLORIOUS SIREN and ANJARDEN matched strides over 1000m in 1:7 and 38.5.

POKURU GRACE ran a solid 800m in 51.5.
On The No.4 grass DAWN PATROL was in outstanding form over 1000m in 1:5.2, dashing the final 600m in 35.3.

HASSTOBEGOOD looked well when not pushed over 1000m in 1:10.2 and 39.4. APPELLANT ran 1000m in 1:7.3 and 38.

CONCERT HALL ran 1000m in 1:9 and 39.2. NICOLETTA worked well from the 1000m in 1:5 and 37.2. BATTLE TIME came in from the 600m in 41.

On the sand, LADYLAX and TRUE ENOUGH came to the end of 1000m in 1:8.6, home in 40.

ELEANOR RIGBY and SHE’S FEARLESS were timed from the 600m in 40.7. KAIPAKI ROAD cut out the final 600m of her work in 43.2.

SAHALAINN ran 600m in 41.

Track Work 12 September 2019

With only a small amount of Cambridge horses entered for the weekends racing, a very quiet morning of gallops took place.

The clear pick of the gallops took place on a slow No. 4 grass, where Baker/Forsman duo MONGOLIAN MARSHAL and CUTADEEL produced an eye catching piece of work.

With markers out near the outside fence, meaning quick times aren’t easy to come by, they travelled sweetly throughout their 1400 metre assignment. Timed from the 1000 in 1.07, they kept up a nice tempo throughout and were full of running past the post, running their last 600 in 37.7.

They both look to be spot on for Hastings next week where they will contest the Group 1 Windsor Park Plate and although MELODY BELLE will be red hot favourite, if draws are favourable, they both look ready to run big races.

Another Baker/Forsman duo to produce an outstanding piece of work were SMART AS YOU THINK, and highly promising 3 year old BIRDSONG.

Working on the No. 2 grass with markers out 7 meters, they were clocked over 1000 in 1.05, home in 37.1. BIRDSONG looks ready to contest the Hawke’s Bay Breeders Gold Trail Stakes next weekend in what will be a step up, but certainly looks up to the task.

IN FASHION, who races at Ruakaka this weekend, rounded off her final work in nice style. She was timed in 1.11, home in 41.1. She lines up in a tidy Cambridge Stud Northland Breeders Stakes field and draws awkwardly, but looks to be in good order so a cheeky race certainly wouldn’t surprise.

ZACADA worked alone also, as he cut out 1600, timed from the 1000 in 1.07, 40.2. He made steady ground after being outpaced over a mile at Hastings, so the step up to 2200 on the weekend looks right up his alley.

ARETHA ran her 1000 in 1.12, 41.7. She looks in good order also, and the way she puts herself in the race, she’s one to look out for wherever she lines up.

PACORUS looks to be coming to hand nicely, going 1400 this morning in 1.36, increasing his work gradually and lengthening stride nicely to work home in 38.4. He also contests the Open 2200 – Northern Districts Security Ruakaka Cup.

MR INCREDIBULL went 1000 in 1.10, home in a comfortable 40.2. He looks a promising type and was a little unlucky last time at Ruakaka.

Track tip | Race 1 | Ruakaka | 12.52 pm | Almanzor at Cambridge Stud | HOLY MONGOLEMPEROR

Good luck to all the punters!

Track Work 10 September 2019

ANNA CECELIA returned the quickest final 600m at Cambridge.

Galloping on a heavy No. 2 grass, with the markers out 3m, ANNA CECELIA came in from the 800m in 50.3, dashing her last 600m in 36.2. Bearing in mind that quicker times are recorded close to the inside, this was still impressive work.

HOLY MONGOLEMPEROR, who ran an eye-catching third fresh up at Hastings and LADY LIRA, matched strides over a solid 1000m, run in 1:3.2, sprinting the final 600m in 36.5.

SCOTCH was in excellent form when full of running at the completion of 1000m in 1:4.3, home in 38.

AKOYA PEARL came in from the 600m in 37.6. MALIBU MAGIC strode in comfortably from the 1000m in 1:11.1 and 41.6. SPECIAL LIGHT ran the last 600m of 1000m in 41.2.

FOO AN SONGS and MANHATTAN FLAME were together from the 1000m in 1:9, finishing off in 40.3.

DIVINE DIVE and SCOMADI left 1000m behind in an easy 1:10.4, the 600m in 40.6. PACORUS was clocked from the 800m in 50.5, the last 600m in 37.5.

BOUNDTOBEHONORED was sent a comfortable 1000m in 1:12.3, home in 41.1.

Working on the No. 1 grass, ZACADA came to the end of 1400m in 1:35.3, completing the final 600m in 40.8.

On the No. 4 grass last start victor VIGOR WINNER looked fit when timed from the 600m in 38.4.

IN FASHION ran 1000m in 1:7.1, finishing off in 39.4. CHARM SPIRIT/RUBY LASS, a two year old with ability from the James/Wellwood stable, was kept under a nice hold from the 600m in 43.6, the 400m in 27.4.

On the sand, CORNISH POINT ran 1000m in 1:11.1 and 41.4. ELATE was timed from the 600m in 42.

Track Work 5 September 2019

MONGOLIAN MARSHAL and SMART AS YOU THINK, stable mates and Ellerslie race rivals, completed final work in style this morning.

Galloping on a slow ground 5m out on the No. 2 grass, MONGOLIAN MARSHAL and SMART AS YOU THINK hit the finish of 1000m together, running 1:4.5, sprinting in from the 600m in 37.4.
They will take part in the small, but talented, Celebrating Melody Belle 1400m.

Cambridge trained horses make up half the field and MONGOLIAN MARSHAL is my preference.

HARBOURSIDE looked in good order when completing 800m in 53.3. ZINZAN kept up a good clip from the 800m, clocked in 51.3, the 600m in 38.1.

ELLE EYE ARE came to the end of 1000m in 54.3, finishing the last 600m in 40.2.

A DUNDEEL and a SHOCKING from the Andrew Campbell stable, sprinted 600m in a smart 37.4.

On the No4 grass RONDINELLA was kept under a firm hold by raceday jockey Vinnie Colgan over 1000m in 1:11.2, home in 41. She will make her presence felt fresh up in Saturday’s Celebrating Melody Belle 1400m.

CHECKERS and SHE’S A LADY, who will both be hard to beat at Wanganui this weekend, left 1000m behind in an easy 1:12.4, home in 41.5.

SAINT EMILION strode 1200m in 1:24.5, coming in from the 600m in 40.3. CHARM SPIRIT|RUBY LASS and COMPLACENT|GRANITA were timed over 400m in 26.7.

On The sand RISING RANSOM did his weekend chances no harm when working nicely over 800m in 54. ADELAIDE|LONG LASHES and DEEP BEAUTY were timed from the 600m in 41.4.

SORRENTINA cut out 800m in 53.8.

Amended Track Work 3 September 2019

RONDINELLA was in outstanding form when galloping on the No. 1 grass this morning.

Working on a slow ground RONDINELLA was full of running at the completion of 1200m, run in a smart 1:16.3, sprinting the last 600m in 36.5.

She pleased her co-trainer Roger James, who commented after the gallop her work today was her best this time in. She will race fresh up at Ellerslie over 1400m this weekend, and although the distance and the expected heavy track is far from her preference, she should still be most competitive.

All going well she will embark on a Melbourne campaign, with her first run expected to be in a mare’s race at Mooney Valley in three weeks, with her main goal being the Group I WS Cox Plate in late October.

Working on the inside of a slow No. 2 grass, LILY THE PINK had the better of ELLE EYE ARE at the end of 1200m in 1:16.9, dashing the final 600m in 35.9.

MONGOLIAN MARSHAL shaded SMART AS YOU THINK when completing 1200m in 1.17, the final 600m in 36.4. JOJO ROXX impressed over 1000m, clocked in 1:2.3, finishing off in 36.1.

STROLLING VAGABOND was another in good form, working in from the 1200m in 1:16.6 and 35.9.

KAIPAKI ROAD, who ran an eye-catching debut race, came to the end of 1000m in a well held 1:9.1, home in 40. INITIATIVE was timed the last 600m of work in 38.2.

BOBBY DAZZLER travelled sweetly from the 1000m, run in 1:7.4 and 39.4. SEVENTH UP came in from the 600m in 37.1.

STARRYBEEL was clocked from the 600m in 38.8. LISMORE DIAMOND and a CITY ON A HILL sprinted 600m in 36.4. BELLE TESTA ran 1200m in 1.21, finishing off with 600m in 38.6.

On the No. 4 grass CHECKERS looked in good order for Saturday’s HS Dyke Wanganui Guineas when returning excellent work alongside equally impressive stable mate SHE’S A LADY, (who is also due to race at Wanganui) over 1000m in 1:6.3, the concluding 600m in 38.

On the sand HANGER was timed from the 600m in 43. CONCERT HALL returned 1:6.1 for 1000m, finishing off in 39.3. SORRENTINA looked above average when running 1000m with RISING RANSOM in 1:8.1 and 39.2.

ZACADA was timed the final 600m of his gallop in 40. DEEP BEAUTY and ADELAIDE|LONG LASHES cut out 600m in 42.1.

Track Work 29 August 2019

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Track Work 27 August 2019

MOCCASIN took time honours at Cambridge this morning, galloping on the inside of a slow No. 2 grass, which is conducive to quick sectionals. MOCCASIN maintained a solid pace from the 1000m in 1:1.6, dashing the final 600 in 35.4.

MEMORIES ONLY was also in good form when completing 1000 metres in 1:1.8, sprinting the last 600 in 35.7.

PRINCE HAREEM and DIVINE DIVE did well together from the 1000 metres in 1:3.6, home in 36.2.

WOODEN EDGE and MR INCREDIBULL clocked the final 600 of their work in 36.4. BEAUTY STAR left 1000 behind in 1:6.1, home in 37.3. GO NICHOLAS came to the end of 1000 in 1:4.2 and 37.2.

OUT OF THE PARK returned 1:7.3 for 1000, finishing off in 39.1. AMASTAR was timed from the 600 in 38.2. QUIZZY LIZZY followed in 40.1.

BOBBY DAZZLER came in from the 600 in 41. LONG JACK and HOLY MONGOLEMPEROR matched strides from the 1000, run in 1.7.3, finishing off in 38.4.

MONGOLIAN MARSHAL and NICOLETTA worked well together over 1000, clocked in 1:3, the 600m in 36.3.

CUTADEEL left 1400m behind in 1:32.3 and 37.5. BIRDSONG ran 1000 in 1:7.3 and 38.9. WILD LIKE was clocked from the 600 in 40. PACORUS was sent 1400 in 1:33.5, home in 39.4.

Working on the No. 4 grass, CHECKERS and ENJOY THE SHOW looked fit when running 1000m in 1:7.3, the 600 in 38.4.

SEVENTH UP came in from the 1000 in 1:8.4 and 39. SCOTCH, who has been working well over recent weeks, was given an easy task from the 1000 in 1.10, home in 39.9.

VIN DE DANCE and SAINT EMILION were on terms throughout 1000, run in 1:7.2, the final 600 in 38.2. ZACADA ran in from the 1000 in 1.6, the 600 in 38.

APPELLANT proved comfortably over 1000 in 1:11.5 and 41.4. MADISON COUNTY and THE CHOSEN ONE were in good order when completing 1000 in 1:6 home in 38.

On the sand STARRYBEEL came in from the 600 in 42. LUCETTA ran the last 600 of work in 40, PEACEFUL returned 58.2 for 800. LOVE STRUCK ran 1000 in 1:6.9 and 38.4.

LONDON BANKER was clocked from the 800 in 55.1. ROCK ‘N’ POP|ZOE SPICE followed in 55.3, ALL TOO HARD|MORE RADIANT did well over 800 in 51.9. LAST SIGHT reeled off 1000 in 1.4, sprinting the 600 in 37.1.

CLADDAGH left 800 behind in 54.2 and KRAKADEEL was timed over 600 in 41.3.

Track Work 22 August 2019

TIPICAL looked ready to produce another win when galloping on a heavy No. 2 grass during a quiet session at Cambridge today.

Working 16m out, TIPICAL was full of running at the completion of 1000m, with stablemate SPRING BOUQUET running the final 600 in 38.6.

He is due to race at Ellerslie this Saturday in the Wade Equine Coaches 1600, the same distance as his previous wins.

ALVINS DREAM looked at peak fitness for Saturday’s New Plymouth ITM Interprovincial Challenge when completing 1000m in 1:8.2, the concluding 600 in 38.4.

SEVEN SEAS, SACRED FALLS|LOWLAND and SACRED FALLS|ALWAYS ON MY MIND came to the end of 800m in 52.6. LOIRE and SCOMADI were kept under nice holds from the 800, clocked in 55.8.

GO NICHOLAS did well from the 800 in 51.3. TRUE ENOUGH and QUEEN OF DIAMONDS were in outstanding form when cutting out 800m in a smart 50.8.

Galloping on the No. 4 grass, SAINT EMILION came in from the 600 in 39.4, and VIN DE DANCE followed his stablemate in 41.

Best weekend chance | TIPICAL | Pakuranga Hunt Meeting at Ellerslie | Race 2 at 12.44 pm | Wade Equine Coaches 1600.

Track Work 20 August 2019

With many local horses engaged at the Te Rapa trials later in the day, only a handful of gallops took place on the No 2 grass this morning.

15m out on a slow footing, THE ANARCHIST caught the eye with impressive work when keeping up a good clip from the 1000m, clocked in 1:4.4, sprinting the last 600m in 37.1.

TIPICAL was traveling well at the completion of 1200m in 1:21.3, with the last 600m in 38. HOT SPRING PROJECT and SHERWOOD FOREST matched strides from the 800m, run in 54, the final 600m in 39.1.

INTRIGUE was well held when coming in from the 600m in 41.4. RAZ completed the concluding 600m of work in 38.2. THREAD THE NEEDLE came in from the 600m in 40.6.

HERMANITO and MALLORY SQUARE hit out nicely over 1000m in 1:8.1, finishing the final 600m in 39.5.

Working on the inside of the No 4 grass, a COMPLACENT colt and a CHARM SPIRIT colt, both two year olds from the James/Wellwood stable, looked bright when sent 500m at three quarter pace.

ZACADA was timed from the 600m on the outside of the No4 grass, in 38.1.

On the sand LUCETTA and SMART AS YOU THINK cut out the last 600m of their work in 40.3.

BEAU JEU ran 800m in 55.7. ACTING UP was timed over 600m in 42.5. SHE’S A LADY and MALIC followed in 42.9. SHE’S APPLES came in from the 600m in 42.5.

BABY FACE and a SUPER EASY Filly ran 600m in 43. MOLTO VELOCE left 600m behind in 41.9. ELLE D’BERRY ran 600m in 43.