Track Work 26 March 2019

Multiple winning Baker/Forsman trained mares TOMELILLA and AMBITIOUS WINNER produced the fastest gallop on a busy morning at the Cambridge Jockey club.

Sent 1200, the pair went a solid tempo throughout for an overall time of 1.16, keeping up to the mark through the line and beyond, going 36.9 for their final 600.

TOMELILLA will potentially head to Awapuni for the Bramco Granite and Marble Flying Handicap over 1400 for her fresh up assignment, and looks likely to feature on this morning’s work.

LORD ARTHUR, NORDIC and THE CHOSEN ONE, who at this stage look to be race rivals on Saturday also at Awapuni, were impressive when running over 1600 in 1.46, going to the line locked together and hard held, home in 38.3. They may potentially be joined on Saturday by impressive weekend winner and stablemate SPRING DELIGHT.

IGNORED and RED BEACH caught the eye when completing 1200 in 1.19, home in 37.1. They both seem ready to run big races.

Courtesy Ford Manawatu Sires Produce Stakes bound pair HOLY MONGOLEMPEROR and ARETHA also produced a smart gallop when clocked over 1200 in 1.18, finishing off in 37.2. Draws will be crucial as always, but they look each way chances in a strong race.

SAINT EMILION, who contests the City of Palmerston North Awapuni Gold Cup on Saturday, was sent a little over a mile but timed for the 1600 in 1.45, closing off nice work in 38.5.

High class Mare RONDINELLA, who heads to Australia this afternoon, will be highly competitive off the back of her gallop this morning. Not fully pushed out, she looked to be doing things easily when going 1400 in 1.36, home in 40.1. She may have weekend winner AVILIUS to contend with, but looks super ahead of her first campaign abroad.

LAST SIGHT was full of running over 1000, going 1.03, home in 37.2. ST ANDRE went with DANCING QUEEN also over 5 furlongs, timed in 1.08, 39.3.

JACINDERELLA went alone over 1000 in 1.11, 41.9. ROBUSTO and LADY LIRA, who really stuck to her task with blinkers on, were timed in from the 1200 in 1.20, 38.8.

SHE’S APPLES and an unnamed PINS|MONIETTE horse went 44.1 for their 600.

Talented Marsh trained DEELS DONE went a three quarter paced 1200 in 1.28, 43.5. Ever consistent MASU went 44.6 for 600. MEDAGLIA D’ORO|VELOCE BELLA was sent 1000 in 1.14, 43.6.

REGGIE WOOD and DEEP BEAUTY for the James/Wellwood team, went 38.8 for 600. WILLIAM SCOTT looked ready for a return soon, going 1200, not fully extended but certainly looked bright going 1.27, home in 43.3.

THEE OLD COUGAR went 600 in 44.6. RIPPEDEDEDOODAH, AMASTAR and LASKAAL for Marsh Racing were timed at 44.3 for 600. JIMMY CHOUX|GEMINI and ADELAIDE|LONG LASHES went 41.8 for 3 furlongs.

MY DAKOTA also went 600 in 40.3. VEE CECE looked good going 1200 in 1.20, home in 38.3. DREAM ON was sent 1200 in 1.25, home in 40. LOVE STRUCK went 46.6 for 600.

JIMMY ROCKET was timed over a mile in 1.48, finishing off in 40.1.

KING’S CROSS, who perhaps wasn’t ideally suited to how the race panned out at Tauranga, produced nice work going 1200 in 1.11, cruising to the line in 41.1.

YATIMA went 1.12 for 1000, home in 44.8. GEHRIG looked bright over 1600 in 1.51, quickening nicely to finish off in 39.8.

On the sand POWER DREAM strode 800 in 56, last 600 in 40.7. SPIRITED went 41.9 for 600.

Track Work 21 March 2019

SPRING DELIGHT looks set to return to the Winners Circle on Saturday, when completing a nice final piece of work this morning. Working alongside in form stablemate ARTISTE, the pair left 1400 behind in 1.40, before quickening to run home in 39.1. She contests the R65 2100m Snow Williams Bayleys Real Estate Handicap.

NICOLETTA and TRUE ENOUGH will confront a tidy field, but also rounded off their preparations nicely. Going 1200, they went a steady pace only when going 1.25, home in 41.2.

NICOLETTA didn’t fire on the very wet track last time out, but has been working well, whereas TRUE ENOUGH has had a very successful campaign, although not overly well off with set weights and penalties conditions of the race.

MENTAL TELEPATHY, after a small freshen up, looks ready to be competitive when he next lines up. He was sent 1200 in 1.22, last 600 in 39.4.

ROBUSTO and RED BEACH left behind 1000 in 1.08, 38.7.

POWER O’HATA went a nice quiet 800 in 57.3. Although slightly disappointing on Saturday, another who has been working well and shouldn’t be forgotten.

WESTERN GIRL, following also over 800 in 58, home in 42.6. She was massive at Ellerslie last time out and would have to be right in the hunt on Saturday.

FOOGAYZEE looked all class when rounding off 1000 meters in a stylish 1.06, keeping up a solid clip to finish off in 37.7. She’s won two trials and is certainly one to keep an eye out for.

DANCING QUEEN followed, going 800 in 55.6.

CLADDAGH produced an eye catching 1400, the quickest of the morning in 1.33, home in an impressive 36.9.

HE’S UNFORGETTABLE left behind 1200 in 1.18, 37.8. Last sight looked to be doing it well when going 1000 in 1.12, 41.1

LAURANT went 800 in 58.2. Stablemate RITANI looked bright when following shortly after in 56.6.

CHARD was timed over 1000 in 1.07. CORNISH POINT went an easy 800 in 59, home in 44.

Best Bet | Tauranga | Saturday | Race 5 – Snow Williams Bayleys Real Estate Handicap | SPRING DELIGHT.

Track Work 19 March 2019

Lightly raced 5yo Mare MOCCASIN, for in form trainer Ross McCarroll, produced an excellent piece of work on a dead/slow course proper this morning.

Timed over 1200, MOCCASIN went a brisk 1.19, keeping up a strong gallop through the line to round off her final 600 in 37.6. She’ll likely head to Tauranga this Saturday, at a course which McCarroll trained horses always seem to enjoy.

MAGNUM, also on the course proper, was timed over 1000 in 1.08, home in 38.2. He looks in good order and will potentially head to Awapuni next weekend to contest the 1400m flying handicap.

On the plough, Baker/Forsman trio NICOLETTA, HINERANGI and TRUE ENOUGH caught the eye with an impressive gallop. Sent 1400, they started off at an even tempo before quickening nicely to round it off in a stylish 36.8. They’re all at different stages of their preps but all seem ready to run big races.

Another that caught the eye was recent Group 1 contestant VIN DE DANCE. He completed 1600 in 1.47, rounding off in 37.4.

LADYNADEL went alone also, and skipped along in a tidy 1.07, 37.1.

TRIPLE DIAMOND and INDAH followed in 52.5 for 800.

SAINT EMILION went with AMBITIOUS WINNER over 1000 in 1.09, home in 38.3. Although slightly disappointing last start, AMBITIOUS WINNER has been working well the last few weeks and should be a chance when lining up at her next start.

The Stephen Marsh trained RITANI was timed over 1000 in 1.09, and 39.

CORNISH POINT for the James/Wellwood partnership was timed from the 1200 in 1.21.

Stable mate ZEALAND wasn’t asked for time when completing 600 in 46.

Promising two year old’s ARETHA, CHECKERS and ENJOY THE SHOW went 800 in 51.2, home in 37.6. ARETHA went a huge race in the Group 1 Sistema Stakes at Ellerslie, and with any give in the track looks a major player wherever she lines up next.

THE HEIRESS and GRAND RIO matched strides over 800 in 53.8.

SPRING DELIGHT had ARTISTE for company over 1000 in 1.06, keeping up to the mark for the duration, home in 38.2.

LORD ARTHUR, off the back of a last start 3rd and seems to be on the improve all the time, again went a nice gallop. Working alone he cut out 1000 in 1.09, finishing off in 38.2. He remains a horse to follow.

WESTERN GIRL and CARIBBEAN ROSE, both off the back of very tidy last starts, went 1000, last 600 in 37.2. CARIBBEAN ROSE will be out to break maiden company next time to the races and looks ready to do so.

LOVE ME TENDER went 1000 in 1.08.

CHARLI ROSE went with LONG JACK in 43.1 over 600.

PEACEFUL went 800 in 52.7.

ZACADA zipped along over 1600 in 1.45, home in 39.

Track Work 14 March 2019

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Track Work 12 March 2019

Last start winner QIJI EXPRESS and Stablemate POWER O’HATA were the pick of the mornings work at Cambridge this morning.

Galloping on the plough, QIJI EXPRESS edged ahead of POWER O’HATA at the completion of 1200 in 1:17.2, sprinting the final 600 in 36.8.

QUEEN OF DIAMONDS, CLEMENTINA and RUBIRA, three Baker/Forsman runners in this weekend’s Al Basti Equiworld Dubai NZ Oaks at Trentham, all looked well when covering 1600 in 1:50, coming home in 37.8.

Race rival ELATE appeared over her minor problem last start when travelling sweetly throughout 1200 in 1:20.5, the 600 in 38.3. HIGHLAD, NORDIC and PINEAPPLE LUMP worked in from the 1200 in 1:20.4, and 38.2.

STARRYBEEL, who is due to race at Flemington this weekend, was given a comfortable time over 1400 in 1:42, completing the final 600 in 40.1.

NEWMARKET left 1600 behind in 1:53.1 and 41. POWER TYCOON left the 1400 at 3/4 pace, quickening over the last 600 in 38.3.

MR INCREDIBULL completed 1200 in 1:23.3 and 40. PACORUS ran 800 in 55.4. ROC DE BANK followed in 58.

TRUE ENOUGH and CAMINO ROCOSO cut out 1200 in 1:17.9, the 600 in 37.5.

TRIPLE DIAMOND and INDAH worked well together over 1000 in 1:07.2 and 38.6. ZACADA travelled boldly throughout 1600 in 1:43, finishing off in 39.8.

AMBITIOUS WINNER, HOLY MONGOLEMPEROR and KANDARI timed the last 600 of their work in 38.3.

CONCERT HALL was travelling well at the end of 1400 in 1:32.8, the 600 in 38.3.

VON TUNZELMAN was in good form from the 1400 in 1:33.8, sprinting the 600 in 37.4. LADY LIRA and NOT USUAL JUNE ran 1000 in 1:07, the 600 in 38.1.

RED SENNA strode 1000 in 1:10.7 and 41. HANGER maintained a solid clip from the 1000 in 1:04, the concluding 600 in 37.1.

IN FASHION was another from the James/Wellwood stable to work well over 1000 in 1:06.5 and 38.7. THE CHOSEN ONE and SAHAR returned 1:21.4 for 1200 the 600 in 37.2.

DEELS DONE was clocked from the 600 in 41.7. LADY BLUE, MAMBA and ROBUSTO were sent 1200 in 1:23.9, home in 38.

RHINESTONE COWBOY, who is about to embark on an Australian Campaign, looked in great order when covering 1400 in 1:38.3, the 600 in 38.2.

JIMMY ROCKET was clocked from the 1200 in 1:24. CORNISH POINT was timed from the 600 in 39.7.

SPRING DELIGHT and LUCETTA returned 1:33 for 1400, sprinting the last 600 in 37.2. GEHRIG cut out 1000 in 1:07.1 and 38.2.

RED BEACH and VISCONTI matched strides from the 1200 in 1:20.9, home in 37.9. LINCOLN KING was let off with a 3/4 pace 1200.

RED SKY AT NIGHT cruised 1000 in 1:11, the 600 in 40. PITCH AND SWITCH was timed over 600 in 43.

IMPERIOUS ran 600 in 42.2. IT’S DOABLE followed in 42.8.

Track Work 7 March 2019

Sistema Stakes candidates ARETHA and ENJOY THE SHOW produced impressive final work at Cambridge this morning.

Galloping on the plough, the stablemates for the Two year old feature at Ellerslie completed their final 600 in 36.7. Both appear strong chances, with ARETHA being slightly the better prospect.

RONDINELLA, who was responsible for Tuesday’s track work highlight, was given a comfortable 1400, quickening over the final 600 in 42. She looks in first class order for Saturday’s Bonecrusher New Zealand Stakes.

Race rivals SAINT EMILION and VIN DE DANCE enhanced their chances with nice work from the 1200, with stablemate LORD ARTHUR, run in 1:21.07, sprinting the 600 in 37.5.

WESTERN GIRL and IGNORED were also in good form when coming in from the 600 in 38.4. Any rain will enhance WESTERN GIRL’S prospects.

TIGHTLIGN completed a comfortable 1000 in 1:09.3 and 41.7. Stablemate and Ellerslie race rival SAVAPAK followed with similar work.

GUNDOWN was sent 1600 in 1:52, completing the final section in 39.2.

POWER O’HATA, who has been working well over recent weeks, was kept under a strong hold from the 600 in 45.4. She is an unlikely starter this weekend after drawing a wide barrier.

MAGNUM ran 600 in 42.1. JIMMY ROCKET was sent 1600 in 1:52.8 and 42.6.

IN FASHION strode 1000 in 1:10.9, the 600 in 40.7. NICOLETTA and HINERANGI matched strides from the 1200 in 1:20.2 and home in 38.

PITCH AND SWITCH ran 600 in 42.9. IMPERIOUS left 600 behind in 43. IT’S DOABLE followed in 43.3.

SPRING DELIGHT, CLEMENTINA and RUBIRA were clocked over 1200 in 1:23.3, finishing off in 37.5.

CONCERT HALL galloped well from the 1200 in 1:22.1 and 37.6. ZACADA maintained a solid clip from the 1400 in 1:30.2, coming home in 36.9. He is about to embark on an Australian Campaign.

QUEEN OF DIAMONDS and ORATIA were on terms throughout 1200 in 1:21, the concluding 600 in 38.4.

QIJI EXPRESS and NORDIC did well together from the 1000 in 1:04 and 37. HANGER strode easily from the 1000 in 1:10 and 41.4.

PODRAVINA was clocked from the 600 in 38.3. PRETTY TO SEA came in from the 600 in 43.4. LADYNADEL did well over 1000 in 1:06, with the 600 in 37.5.

Best Bet: Race 10 | Barfoot & Thompson 2100 at Ellerslie on Saturday | LORD ARTHUR.

Track Work 5 March 2019

RONDINELLA was in excellent form on the plough at Cambridge this morning.

RONDINELLA was full of running at the completion of 1600m, clocked in 1:50.3, sprinting the last 600m in 37.4. She was unlucky when second at Matamata last start and looks in magnificent order.

INTO THE GROOVE and POWER O’HATA looked fit for upcoming engagements when maintaining a strong pace from the 1000m in 1:4.4, the final 600m in 36.6.

SAINT EMILION finished clear of VIN DE DANCE and LORD ARTHUR at the end of 1600m, run in 1:47.3, dashing the 600m in 36.8. RED BEACH did well over 1200m, timed the last 600m
In 37.2.

THE MIDNIGHT SHIFT was sent an easy 1000m, the 600m in 44.9. MEXICAN TYCOON and NOT USUAL JUNE cut out 1200m in 1:19.7 and 37.9.

STARRYBEEL, who heads over the Tasman shortly, was let off with a three-quarter workout over 1000m.

NOT USUAL HEAVEN ran 1000m in 1:8 and 38.5. ESPRESSO MARTINI and LADYNADEL were on terms from the 800m in 52.3.

CRAFTY JESS ran in from the 600m in 39.7. ELEANOR RIGBY and IGNORED were another pair to work nicely over 1000m in 1:6.2, home in 37.

BELLA PRONTO ran the last 600m of an easy 1000m in 47.5. THE CHARM SPIRIT|BETTER FOR WORSE Colt and THE CHARM SPIRIT|POSITIVE DREAMS Colt from the Stephen Marsh stable worked over 600m in 40.1.

The SHOWCASING|LULLABY Filly was clocked from the 600m in 43.2. VAN DIAMOND left the 600m behind in 41.5.

SOCIALITES was kept under a firm hold over 800m, the last 600m in 46.

MY DAKOTA ran 600m in 42. DAM RELIABLE returned 37.4 from the 600m. SEVENTH UP was timed from the 600m in 37.3.

NICOLETTA and TOMELILLA ran 1400m in 1:37.3, coming home in 37.5.

RED SENNA strode 1000m at three-quarter pace. GLINDA GOODWITCH ran the last 600m of easy work in 45.3.

Track Work 28 February 2019

CUTADEEL was again the pick of the Baker/Forsman Vodafone NZ Derby trio at Cambridge this morning.

Working on the plough CUTADEEL was in top order when shading race rivals BOBBY DEE and THE CHOSEN ONE at the finish of 1400m, the last 1200m in 1:23, sprinting the final 600m in 38.4. All three travelled well throughout.

CUTADEEL has been disadvantaged, drawing one from the outside in the Group 1 and will have to rely on luck during the running.

BOBBY DEE, who should have no problem coping with the 2400m, has also received an outside ally and THE CHOSEN ONE should get a nice trip from his handy draw.

VERNANME, from the Stephen Marsh barn, another local Vodafone NZ Derby runner with excellent prospects, was given an easy workout over 1200m at three quarter pace, coming in from the 600m in 45.9.

CROWN PROSECUTOR, the other Stephen Marsh trained Vodafone NZ Derby contender, looked well when completing a comfortable 1200m, the last 1000m run in 1:9.2 and the final 600m in 40.3.

GUNDOWN and ARTISTE, who clash in the Headquarters Viaduct Nathans Memorial over 2200m at Ellerslie this weekend, worked well from the 1400m, running the last 1000m in 1:5.1 and the 600m in 37.8.

GUNDOWN appeared to have the edge over his stablemate. ROCANTO hit the line full of running when timed from the 600m in 38.3.

QIJI EXPRESS and SAHAR enhanced their Ellerslie prospects when returning excellent work from the 1000m in 1.5.3 and 37.4.

FAWN travelled sweetly from the 1200m in 1:25.4, the last 600m in 42. LUCKY DREAMER was timed from the 600m in 39.

RUBERA and CLEMENTINA matched strides over 1200m in 1:20.4 home in 38.3. CAMINO ROCOSO and NOT USUAL JUNE came to the end of 1000m in 1:5, sprinting the last 600m in 37.6.

SANTA CATARINA was let off with 600m in 45.3. LUCKY LADY ran 800m in 59.3.

ELEANOR RIGBY returned 39.2 from the 600m. LORD ARTHUR ran 1000m in 1:8.3 and 39.3. HE’S UNFORGETTABLE worked 1400m in 1:40, the 600m in 39.8.

RHINESTONE COWBOY and VIN DE DANCE returned 1:9.4 and 40.4. CLADDAGH did well from the 1400m in 1:34.5, the 1200m in 1:18 and the final 600m in 38.7.

Track Work 26 February 2019

Several local Vodafone New Zealand Derby hopefuls stretched their legs on the plough at Cambridge this morning.

The Baker/Forsman trio, CUTADEEL, BOBBY DEE and THE CHOSEN ONE kept up a good clip from the 1400, completing the final 1200 in 1:17.1, sprinting the last 600 in 36.4.

CUTADEEL, who disappointed at his most recent one, had a slight advantage at the finish. He looks in excellent order and back to his best for Saturday’s Group One feature, the Vodafone New Zealand Derby at Ellerslie.

VERNANME, one of two Vodafone New Zealand Derby contenders from the Marsh stable, worked nicely over 1400 in 1:34, coming home in 37.7. He ran home solidly last start, indicating the 2400 this weekend should hold no fears.

Vodafone New Zealand Derby favourite, SURELY SACRED, was also in good form when well held over 1400 in 1:36.1, the concluding 600 in 38.1.

CROWN PROSECUTOR, the second of the Marsh Vodafone New Zealand Derby prospects, came to the end of 1400 in 1:39.1, the final 600 in 39.4.

QIJI EXPRESS and MEXICAN TYCOON were responsible for the fastest gallop of the morning when cutting out 1000 in 1:03.3, dashing the final 600 in 35.7.

BINGWA returned excellent work over 1600 in 1:43.1, the last 600 in 38.5.

SAINT EMILION and HIGHLAD were on terms throughout 1200 in 1:18.7, the 1000 in 1:07.3, with the last 600 in 38.4. GUNDOWN finished ahead of ARTISTE after being timed from the 1000 in 1:06.4 and 38.3.

CORNISH POINT was given a comfortable 1400 in 1:40.4, home in 40.8. DREAM ON and FIORENTE|PRAYERS ‘N’ PROMISES did well together over 1000 in 1:03.4 and 37.2.

HOLY MONGOLEMPEROR and ENJOY THE SHOW worked in from the 600 in 38.

KRAKADEEL was in good form when working in from the 1000 in 1:06.1 and 38.3. FAWN came to the end of 1200 in 1:18, the last 600 in 38.4.

POWER O’HATA and NOT USUAL CURRENT matched strides from the 600 in 39.1. DAM RELIABLE, who has been working well over recent weeks ran 1000 in 1:07 and 37.2.

OCTANE JANE followed in 1:07.9 and 38.4. FIGEAMEOUT returned 1:09 for 1000, the 600 in 39.8. CHECKERS and CUSTOM CRUISER ran 600 in 39.5.

RELIABLE BELLE followed in 44.3. TIGHTLINE worked well from the 1000 in 1:07, home in 39.1. WESTERN GIRL and SAVASTEP were clocked from the 600 in 38.8.

RUBERA and CLEMENTINA came to the end of 1200 in 1:22 and 38.3. LINCOLN KING ran 600 in 40.5.

THOMAS AQUINAS and TRIP TO FREEDOM maintained a good pace from the 1200 in 1:16.8 and 38.6. CARIBBEAN ROSE and LOVE ME TENDER returned 1:09 and 40.

ROBUSTO completed 600 in 38. DEELS DONE cut out 600 in 40. NEWMARKET ran 1000 in 1:10, the last 600 in 40.2.

MISS RIPPY followed in 1:09.5 and 40. TANTALISING came to the end of 1200 in 1:21.9 and 39.7.

BEACHED AS BRO and CHARM SPIRIT|POSITIVE DREAMS came in from the 600 in 41.2. PODRAVINA and NORDIC returned 1:08 and 39.

Track Work 21 February 2019

HASSTOBEGOOD rounded up her preparation for Saturday’s J Swap Contractors Ltd Matamata Breeders Stake with a relaxed but impressive workout on the plough at Cambridge this morning.

HASSTOBEGOOD followed impressive Tuesday work with a nice gallop from the 600 clocked in 41.2. She comes into the filly’s feature with three minor placings to date and looks a good each way value.

VIN DE DANCE, a leading contender for Saturday’s Marks Ewen & Associates Kaimai Stakes at Matamata worked well alongside RHINESTONE COWBOY from the 1400 in 1:38, the last 600 in 38.6.

ZACADA maintained a good pace from the 1000 in 1:04.4. CAMINO ROCOSO and HIGHLAD travelled strongly throughout 1200 in 1:15.2, coming home in 37.

JA JA BINKS was timed over 600 in 40.1. FIGEAMEOUT and FIORENTE|PRAYERS ‘N’ PROMISES strode comfortably from the 1000 in 1:13 and home in 42.

SAINT EMILION was in good form from the 1200 in 1:22.4, sprinting the 600 in 37.1. VIGOR WINNER dashed 600 in 37.

MERLINI was timed over 600 in 39. CLADDAGH completed 1000 in 1:11.9 and 41.6. AKOYA PEARL came to the end of 1000 in 1:07.7 and 38.5.

DREAM ON ran 1:10.9 and 41.2. TRUE ENOUGH came in from the 600 in 39.8. QUEEN OF DIAMONDS returned 1:09 for the 1000 and the 600 in 38.2.

DAM RELIABLE did well over 1000 in 1:07 and 37.9. VON TUNZELMAN worked up nicely over 1400 in 1:37.1, finishing off in 37.1.

HE’S UNFORGETTABLE left 1200 behind in 1:27 and 41. CONCERT HALL completed 800 in 58. ARETHA and NOT USUAL JUNE were together at the completion of 1000 in 1:09.4 and 40.4.

OCTANE JANE was given an easy task over 1000, running the 600 in 46. JIMMY ROCKET was timed from the 600 in 40.

FOOGAYZEE, a two year old from the James/Wellwood stable, impressed alongside COFFEE BAY when running the fastest 600 of the morning in 36.3.