Track Work 17 January 2019

Several Trentham- bound locals enhanced their chances when working on a dead No 1 grass this morning.

Impressive last start winner LORD ARTHUR and VALALIE matched strides from the 1200 in 1:22.6, sprinting the final 600m in 39.1. Both hit the line under a nice hold.

LORD ARTHUR races in the Gazely Mercedes Benz Premier over 1600m. The rise in class shouldn’t hinder his chances and the extra distance will suit.

VALALIE, who is in good form, will take her place in the Williment Travel Group Desert Gold Stakes.

BOSTONIAN looked ready to produce his best in Saturday’s G1 JR & N Berkett Telegraph. He travelled well from the 800m, completing the concluding 600m in 39.3.

MENTAL TELEPATHY, who has drawn the outside ally in Saturday’s NZ Campus of Innovation and Sport Wellington Cup, came in from the 1200m in 1:23.4, finishing off in 40.

SCO MO EAGLE was clocked from the 600m in 41.4. REDCAYENNE, who races in the Lincoln Farms Premier at Trentham, left 1400m behind in 1:36.3, the last 600m in 39.2.

Race rival and stable mate TREASURE looked in good order when timed from the 1000m in 1:8.6 and 39.8.

CLEMENTINA, another Baker/Forsman acceptor for the Williment Travel Group Desert Gold Stakes was in good form over 1200m in 1:24.6, home in 40.

NOT USUAL JUNE did well from the 1000. Run in 1:6.4 and 39. RANGIPO returned the fastest work on the No 1 grass when timed from the 800m in 51.8, sprinting the 600m in 37.4.

LIZZIE L’AMOUR ran an easy 1000m in 1:11 and 40.5.

On the No 3 grass PEACEFUL and ELEANOR RIGBY left 1200m behind in 1:24, the last 600m in 39.2.

SAINT EMILION and CUTADEEL impressed when timed from the 600m in 37. VIN DE DANCE and KONSTANTINA run 1200m in 1:22, finishing off in 38.4.

Track Work 15 January 2019

DAWN PATROL and SWISS WATCH returned the fastest work at Cambridge this morning.

Galloping on a dead number one grass, DAWN PATROL, who was affected by the tricky track at Ellerslie last start, edged out SWISS WATCH at the completion of 1000 in 1:03.7, dashing the final 600 in 35.9.

LORD ARTHUR and VALALIE worked nicely together from the 1200 in 1:20.8, finishing off in 38.4. EVER LOYAL came to the end of 1000 in 1:07.8, the concluding 600 in 37.7.

MERLINI was another in good form from the 1000 in 1:06, the 600 in 36.8. SULTAN OF SWING and OWEN PATRICK were clocked in their last 600 in 37.9.

MENTAL TELEPATHY looked fit for weekend racing when coming in from the 1000 in 1:04.9 and 38.7.

SO GLORIOUS and EXCALIBUR left 1200 behind in 1:19, finishing off in 37.5.

BELLE FASCINO cut out 1000 in 1:08 and home in 39. ROCANTO was sent 1000 in 1:07.4, the final 600 in 38.1.

RONDINELLA travelled sweetly from the 1400 in 1:38, 1000 in 1:04.9 and the last 600 in 38.1. DARCI PALMER returned 1:05.7 and 38.6.

NOT USUAL JUNE and RED BEACH hit the line together after 1200 run in 1:21 and 38.3.

EFFERVESCENT ran 1400 in 1:39.4 and 41.6. On the number three grass, QUEEN OF DIAMONDS and WESTERN GIRL were on terms throughout 1200, the last 1000 in 1:06 the 600 in 39.

MONGOLIAN MARSHAL and BRADSHAW worked in from the 600 in 39.4. FIERY DRAGON ran the last 1000 of 1200 in 1:07 and 40. OLLIE coasted 600 in 43.7.

GRANDE AMICI ran 600 in 44.1. EL HERMANO was clocked for the final 600 of work in 39.9. RIVER RUN completed 600 in 41.7.

Track Work 10 January 2019

MADISON COUNTY was again the pick of the weekend’s hopefuls when completing his final gallop before Saturday’s 1600m 3yo G1 Levin Classic.

Working on the plough, MADISON COUNTY had impressive last start Rotorua winner LORD ARTHUR for a companion from the 1200m, timed in 1:19.1, sprinting the last 600m in 38.4.

He has improved since his Al Basti Equiworld 46th New Zealand Two Thousand Guineas victory and with the No 1 draw should justify his warm favouritism at Trentham.

Race rival ESPRESSO MARTINI did her prospects no harm when working in nicely with stablemate PEACEFUL from the 1000m in 1:8, finishing off in 38.8.

FRANKLIN, another Baker/Forsman hopeful heading for Trentham, travelled sweetly alongside TRUE ENOUGH from the 1200m in 1:19.3, the final 600m in 38.5.

STRATOCASTER looked fit for Ellerslie this Sunday when clocked from the 600m in 40.5. CONCERT HALL was sent 1400m in 1:37.5, covering the concluding 600m in fine style in 38.3.

IN FASHION was not after time, but caught the eye when completing 1000m in 1:11 and 40.9.

SECRETARIA worked over 1200m in 1:23.2 and 39. FAWN came in from the 600m under a firm hold in 42.1.

SHANLANE and SAVASTEP were on terms from the 1000m in 1:23.5 home in 37.9. BELLE DU NORD and HATTIE BEE had the better of HATTIE BEE at the completion of 1000m in a smart 1:5.2, sprinting the 600m in 37.8.

CLEMENTINA and NICOLE ASHLEY matched strides over 1000m in 1:8.1 and 38.3. NEWMARKET ran 1400m in 1:41, the final 600m in 41.9.

GEHRIG left 1200m behind in 1:23.1, the 600m in 39.2. AMBITIOUS WINNER cruised 400m in 29.

GUNDOWN looked in good order for Ellerslie this weekend with nice work over 1200m with Victory Drive in 1:20.1 and 38.7.

MENTAL TELEPATHY was under a good hold over 1000m in 1:11 and 40.4. WHATADEEL and INTO THE GROOVE were timed from the 600m in 40.7.

RUBIRA and BOBBY DEE ran 800m in 54. FIERY DRAGON came to the end of 1200m in 1:19.2, the last 600m in 38.7.

Track Work 8 January 2019

Levin Classic favourite MADISON COUNTY showed he is at peak fitness for Saturday’s 3yo feature when returning excellent work this morning.

Galloping on the plough, MADISON COUNTY appeared to have the measure of stablemate and race rival ESPRESSO MARTINI at the completion of 1000m, run in 1:6.3, sprinting the final 600m in 38.1.
MADISON COUNTY looks the obvious choice in the Group 1 over 1600m, however ESPRESSO MARTINI will come into contention if the track deteriorates.

SACRED DAY and POPPY STAR were in good form over 1200m in 1:20.3, with the concluding 600m clocked in 38. SWORD AND STONE returned the most impressive gallop of the session when sprinting 800m in 48.7, the 600m in 36.1.

MISS ANONYMOUS, who created a good impression when third at Rotorua recently, worked well over 1000m in 1:6.8, finishing off in 38.7. PRINCE ALBERT was given an easy 600m in 45.3.

ST ANDRE and HASSTOBEGOOD were another pair to produce nice work when finishing together over 1000m in 1:5.6 and 37.2. OLLIE came to the end of 1200m in 1:26.4, home in 41.3.

PITCH AND SWITCH was timed from the 600m in 42.1. IT’S DOABLE followed in 43.

MEDITERRANEAN STAR and BOBBY DAZZLER finished on terms at the completion of a comfortable 1200m run in 1:26.5, home in 41.9.

VIS TA VIE strode 600m in 45.3. FRANKLIN left 1400m behind in 1:37 and 40.4.

ANIMATOR coasted 1200m in 1:17, the last 600m in 43. LITE MY CIGAR worked in from the 600m in 43.5.

CAMINO ROCOSO and VICTORY DRIVE were sent 1400m, completing the last 1200m in 1:22.5 and the final 600m in 40.3.

GUNDOWN ran the last 600m of 1000m in 39.8. RUBERA ran 600m in 41. SAVASTEP did well from the 1000m in 1:5.6 and 38.9.

RIPPIN was clocked from the 600m in 41. CUTADEEL ran 600m in 41.5.

BOBBY DEE followed in 41.4. Impressive last start winner PRETTY TO SEA was given an easy task over 600m in 43.7. INTO THE GROOVE returned 42.7 for 600m.

STYLISH SUGGESTION and MISS RUMBLE were timed from the 600m in 41.5. SECRETARIA ran an easy 600m in 44. AMAL ROSE and MARGRETT MISS were clocked over 600m in 40.

On a good No1 grass WHYLIKE was most impressive when working over 1000m, the final 600m run in a smart 36.6. Worth keeping an eye out for that one.

Track Work 20 December 2018

Heavy tracks and driving rain made for trying conditions at the Cambridge Jockey Club this morning. Over 50mls of rain was reported to have fallen since yesterday evening, more than half of that coming between 2 am and 5 am.

On the course proper Group One Winners JON SNOW and SAINT EMILION completed the fastest work of the morning. They were timed from the 1000 in a tidy 1.06, home in 39.2.

They were the only gallop to break 40 on either grass track. They both required a solid hit out as they head towards the Group One Zabeel Classic on Boxing Day. They will likely be joined by stablemates LIZZIE L’AMOUR and NICOLETTA for the Group One feature.

The James/Wellwood partnership had a quartet of horses preparing for their respective Boxing Day assignments, all working individually on the course proper.

MONRECOUR was sent 1200 in 1.24, home in a tick over 41. She went a nice last start second and looks to be a nice chance again.

HYPNOS followed closely behind in similar fashion, rounding of 1200 in 1.23, home in 40.6. He seems to be settling better with some slight gear changes and looked well this morning.

RONDINELLA went 1400 in 1.39, home in 40.9. She was a touch unlucky last time out but third up now looks to be spot on for a big effort. ST ANDRE, who was a last start winner, went 1200 in 1.25, home in 41.5

From the Shane Crawford stable, KOOL CONNECTION and STANDING IN LINE completed solid final hit outs for the weekend when galloping together over 1200 in 1.25, home in 40.6. They both head to Te Rapa.

The Tony Pike stablemates SCO MO EAGLE and weekend debutante PLAYWRITE worked over 800, home in 42.5

TREASURE, who has been a touch disappointing this prep, looked to be doing it well when going 1000 in 1.12, home in 41. She contests the R72 over 2100 at Te Rapa.

John Bell pair ATHENA BABY and EPAE ROAD were timed over 1200, going 1.25, last 600 in 42.
NOBLE STAR went 1000 in 1.14 and 43.7.

SEEMAX, prepared by Michael Wallace, went 1200 in 1.32 and 44. She has her second career start at Te Rapa this weekend.

On the Number 4 grass Hotel Coachman Manawatu Cup contestants HINERANGI and GUNDOWN completed their preparations under nice holds. HINERANGI was clocked from the 1000 in 1.15 and 42.1.

GUNDOWN was timed from the 800 in just under a minute. Both have drawn awkward gates but are well weighted and look good chances. On firmer ground HINERANGI looks a good each way chance, however if the rain hits Awapuni GUNDOWN would be well suited.

ARTISTE and HINCHIN POWER, who are race rivals on Saturday, rounded out 1000 in 1.13, 43.1. HINCHIN POWER was an impressive last start winner, but needs decent footing to show its best. If the rain persists ARTISTE looks a nice chance, after a big effort at Trentham last time to the races.

KONSTANTINA and CHARLI ROSE went together also over 1000, going 1.15 and 43.5.

Stephen Marsh trained MISS RIPPY, who has been working well for a few weeks now, cut out 1000 metres in 1.13, 43.3.

STARRYBEEL was only clocked from the 600 in 44. After not firing right handed last time out, looks to be very competitive back left handed and has trained on well.

APPELLANT, who unfortunately was unable to contest the Wakefield at Trentham, was timed from the 600 in 43.8. She heads to Ellerslie on Boxing Day to contest the Eclipse stakes.

THE CHOSEN ONE went a quiet 600 in 49. A next up target hasn’t been confirmed, but after proving his quality in the Spring would be a good chance wherever he lines up.

Hawtin stablemates LITE MY CIGAR and PITCH AND SWITCH both head to Te Rapa on Saturday, and looked well completing 800 metres, working individually. LITE MY CIGAR went 1.03 and PITCH AND SWITCH went 1.02.

FARM BOY, who contests the open 1600 at Te Rapa third up, was sent 1200 in 1.28, home in 44.

Track Work 18 December 2018

DAWN PATROL returned impressive work on a dead No 1 grass today.

DAWN PATROL looked fit and ready to produce a bold fresh up run on Boxing Day when sent solid 800m, dashing the last 600m in 36.4.

ROCANTO was another in great form when he was timed from the 1000m in 1:9.1, quickening from the 600m in 37.6. He has been gelded recently and looks in first class order.

GEHRIG and PRIVATE LINE did well from the 800m in 49.6.

VIN DE DANCE strode 1000m in 1:10.2, finishing off in 39.9. LUCKY DREAMER came to the end of a nice 1200m in 1:19, the final 600m in 37.8.

Working on the No4 grass, HINCHIN POWER looked above average when working well over 800m, the last 600m in 39.

LITE MY CIGAR ran an easy 600m in44.6. Stablemate PITCH AND SWITCH followed in 45. KING’S CROSS was kept under a firm hold from the 1000m in 1:10.4 and 40.4.

MENTAL TELEPATHY returned 39.3 for the last 600m of his work. CIVILISED was timed from the 600m in 39.8. PEACEFUL and MADISON COUNTY left 600m behind in 41.

PODRAVINA and TRUE ENOUGH did well together from the 600m in 37.9. LUCETTA and CHARLI ROSE ran 1000m in 1:9.3, coming home in 40.3.

MING’S EMPEROR cut out 600m in 38.9. GUNDOWN and MATAURI worked in nicely from the 1000m in 1:7.2 and 38.5.

Track Work 11 December 2018

LIZZIE L’AMOUR and NICOLETTA, who are likely race rivals at Te Rapa this weekend, returned impressive work this morning.

Galloping on the outside of a dead No1 grass, LIZZIE L’AMOUR and NICOLETTA left 1200m behind in a smart 1:16.3, sprinting the final 600m in 37. Both hit the line full of running with LIZZIE L’AMOUR holding a slight advantage.

LOVE AFFAIR and QUEEN OF DIAMONDS showed their fitness for weekend racing when sent 1200m in 1:23.1, quickening from the 600m run in 37.5. KILLARNEY looked in good order when sent 800m in 52.2, home in 38.7.

ELATE maintained a good clip from the 800m in 51.6 and 38. POPPY STAR and PINK GRAFFITI were clocked over 800m in 53.2, finishing off in 39.

SACRED DAY worked in from the 600m in 39.3. DARCI PALMER and RAPOSA RAPIDA came to the end of a comfortable 1000m in 1:10.3 and 40.3.

SAINT EMILION ran the final 600m of his work in 38.8. THOMAS AQUINAS and TRUE ENOUGH travelled nicely from the 1000m, completing the final 600m in 38.6.

UGO FOSCOLO came in from the 60min 38.4. HEAVENLY EMPEROR and REDCAYENNE matched strides over 1000m, the last 600m run in 38.1.

MERLINI was timed from the 600m in 39. Impressive trial winner BALIOS looked fit and ready to run well on debut at Te Rapa this weekend when timed from the 600m with MALLORY SQUARE, who also looks above average in 38.4.

SCO MO EAGLE and WALKIN’ BY left 1000m behind in 1:8.1 and38.8. MAYGROVE and MONGOLIAN MARSHAL were clocked from the 1000m in 1:11.4, sprinting the last 600m in 38.2.

SPANCILHIL looked bright when coming in from the 600m in 38.3. GIANT GEM, who ran a nice race fresh up, showed he will be hard to beat this weekend when finishing his workout with 600m run in 37.7.

PAINT THE TOWN ran 1:8.3 and 39.6. JIMMY ROCKET came to the end of 1200m in 1:24, home in 39.3. POP STAR PRINCESS was comfortable throughout her gallop, running the final 600m in 41.4. FACTOR ME IN and LET ME TELL YA were on terms at the end of 1000m in 1:8.4 and 39.2.

On the No 4 grass FRANKLIN cut out an easy 1000m in 1:11 and 41.3. SNITZ OF TIME ran 1000m in 1:12.3 home in 42.1.

MARCELLINA and HINERANGI came in from the 1000m in 1:7.9, the 600m in 38.3. ESPRESSO MARTINI strode 1000m in 1:13 home in 39.9. SAVAPAK was timed from the 600m in 41, KALM ‘N’ EASY and PRINCE ALBERT followed in 42.6.

SWEET NINETEEN returned 42 for 600m. GO STARSKY and MASU returned 1:13 and 42.1. RITANI ran 600m in 42.

Track Work 6 December 2018

JON SNOW rounded off his preparation for Saturday’s G1 Rydges Wellington Captain Cook Stakes at Trentham in good style this morning.

Galloping on the outside of a slow No 1 grass, JON SNOW and class mare LIZZIE L’AMOUR matched strides over 1000m, run in 1:8.3, sprinting in from the 600m in 37.8. JON SNOW will be having his first start since returning from a short campaign in Australia. He looks ready to produce a bold run fresh up.

QUEEN OF DIAMONDS, who has derived much benefit from her recent victory, had SAINT EMILION for a partner over 1200m, clocked in 1:23.4, running the final 600m in 37.3.

MEMORIES ONLY travelled well from the 800m in 52.4. He could be one for longer odds at Ellerslie this weekend.

TERRA SANCTA hit out nicely from the 1000m in 1:8.2, coming home in 37.7.

Working on the No4 grass, CANTSTOPTHEFEELING worked in nicely from the 600m in 37.5. He was an impressive winner last start and should run well in the talented G3 Bonecrusher Stakes at Ellerslie.

ARETHA, who will make her debut in the G2 Anuka Smoker Wakefield Challenge Stakes for Two year Olds at Trentham, was in good form alongside TRUEFALLS over 800m, running the final 600m in 40.

GUNDOWN and MONGOLIAN MARSHAL came to the end of 1200m in 1:24.3, finishing off in 40.1.
JET CHARGED was given an easy time over 800m, the last 600m in 42. TASMAN WARRIOR and CAMPING were timed over 600m in 39.2.

EXCELSIOR ISLAND and SPANCILHIL left the 600m behind in 38.4.

On the sand STARRYBEEL was not after time when completing 600m in 44.2. He will be hard to beat in the last at Ellerslie.

LADYLAX and LADYNADEL were sent 1000m in 1:10.2 and 40.

Track Tip | Race 8 | Rydges Wellington Captain Cook Stakes at 4.50 pm | JON SNOW

Track Work 4 December 2018

JON SNOW, who is due to commence a fresh campaign at Trentham, was the pick of the morning’s work.

Galloping on the outside of a heavy No1 grass, JON SNOW held a small advantage over NICOLETTA at the completion of 1200m in 1:22.3, sprinting the last 600m in 37.6.

Last start winner STARRYBEEL was also in top form when clocked from the 600m in a well held 40.9. MISS RIPPY travelled sweetly from the 600m in 40.3.

FIREFLY came in from the 600m in 39.9. POWER DREAM was a little keen early over 800m, ruling the last 600m in 38.8.

ROCANTO left 600m behind in 40.8. CAMINO ROCOSO and GUNDOWN came to the end of 1400m in 1:37, finishing off in 38.4.

CHARLI ROSE and LUCETTA ran the last 600m of work in 39.6. PONT ALMA looked bright when completing 800m in 52.

HEAVENLY EMPEROR and TERRA SANCTA worked well from the 1200m in 1:18.5, with an impressive final 600m in 36.9. ELATE ran 1200m in 1:23.4 and 39.5.

FAWN reeled off 1200m in 1:22.5, the final 600m in 39.6. HYPNOS followed in 1:22 and 39.3. MEMORIES ONLY was timed from the 600m in 39.

SURELY SACRED and SACRED DAY worked nicely from the 1000m in 1:7.9 home in 39.1. LET ME TELL YA returned 1:11 and 43.

Working on the No4 grass QUEEN OF DIAMONDS, an impressive winner last start, had CUTADEEL for a partner over an easy 1000m in 1:13.1, home in 41.3.

PODRAVINA and CARIBBEAN ROSE were clocked over 1000m in 1:11.4, home in 40.4. LAURANT was sent an easy 600m in 44.

CLUTCH CARGO and a FOXWEDGE gelding from the Shane Crawford stable, came in from the 600m in 43.2, LADYLAX and LADYNADEL matched strides over 1000m in 1:9.5 and 40.1.

MADISON COUNTY and PEACEFUL were clocked their last 600m in 41. ANIMATOR ran 600m in 43.6. LORD ARTHUR and NORDIC returned 1:13 and 40.6.

DARCI PALMER and EFFERVESCENT ran 1000m in 1:14 home in 42.9. GENERAL SHERMAN and MR LIKEABLE were timed from the 600m in 41.5.

Track Work 29 November 2018

LOVE AFFAIR gave notice she will bounce back to winning form this weekend when working on a slow No1 grass.

Sent 1400m LOVE AFFAIR travelled well alongside LIZZIE L’AMOUR completing the last 1200m in 1;22.8, sprinting the final 600m in 38.5. She has the luxury weight of 53kg in Saturday’s G3 Eagle Technology Stakes over 1600m and providing the track conditions don’t deteriorate worse than slow, looks extremely hard to roll.

Last start winner MERLINI, another top prospect for Ellerslie, wasn’t after time when cruising in from the 600m in 42.7.

PINK GRAFFITI worked in from the 600m in 40.8. POPPY STAR and SKAABOOM came to the end of 1000m in 1:8.3, the last 600m in 41.6.

WALKIN’ BY was clocked from the 600m in 41. HIGHLAD travelled nicely from the 1400m in 1:40.1, the 600m in 40.7. FANCY MORE ran the last 600m of work in 39.3.

GIANT GEM returned 56 for 800m. Galloping on the No4 grass, FARM BOY who ran a nice third fresh up, was given a comfortable 1000m run in 1:7 finishing off in 40.

FACTOR ME IN looked fit for Ellerslie when not asked for time over 800m, the last 600m in 42.8.

BELLA GIOIA strode in from the 600m in 45.8. KOOL CONNECTION cut out 1000m in 1:11 and 40.6.

RITANI was timed from the 600m in 45.3. PITCH and SWITCH returned 44.1. LITE MY CIGAR followed with 600m in 44.5.