Track Work 16 January 2020

GRAND DE FLORA could be one for odds in Saturday’s New Zealand Bloodstock Desert Gold Stakes after returning nice final work with stablemate SAVEZAR this morning.

Galloping on the plough, GRAND DE FLORA and SAVEZAR were travelling sweetly at the completion of their work, coming in from the 1200m in 1:17.3, sprinting the last 600m in 35.9.

GRAND DE FLORA got a long way back in the running last start, but finished strongly over the final stages. The extra distance should suit the well bred filly.

SAVEZAR, who also worked well on Tuesday, has copped a horrific draw at Te Rapa and may not start.

NZ Campus of Innovation and Sport Wellington Cup hopeful ARTISTE, followed excellent Tuesday work with another good gallop, in company with SPRING DELIGHT over 1400m in 1:42.3, the final 600m in 38.

ENJOY THE SHOW and MONGOLIAN MARSHAL did their Trentham chances no harm working over 1200m in 1:19.4 and 38.3.

SHOWBEEL and SELENELION left 1200m behind in a comfortable 1:23.5, finishing off in 40.

PACKING ROCKSTAR and AIM SMART were clocked from the 600m in a smart 35.9. RIP ‘N’ BURN and REMEMBER O’REILLY came in from the 600m in 36.7.

MONLULA and HEAVEN AMORE came to the end of 1400m in 1.37.8, home in 39.3. TWO ILLICIT strode 1000m in 1:9.3 and 40.1.

CONCERT HALL followed in 1:9.7, home in 40.4. CABALLERO returned 38.5 for the final 600m of 1000m.

LOVE STRUCK left 1200m behind in 1:19.4, the 600m in 38.5. EROS and OCEAN SPIRIT cut out 1400m nicely in 1:33.4, home in 36.5.

HYPNOS was clocked from the 800m in 56.4.

Best Bet | Trentham | Race 7 at 3.52 pm | JR & N Berkett Telegraph | JULIUS

Track Work 14 January 2020

ARTISTE looks a strong chance in this weekend’s NZ Campus of Innovation and Sport Wellington Cup, after returning encouraging work this morning.

Constant rain restricted the plough to only a hand full of early gallops.

ARTISTE did well when working by herself over one round, running the last 1200m in 1:21.1, with the final 600m in 40. She stuck on OK after a tough run in last month’s Skycity City of Auckland Cup, and with a light weight this weekend, she should be competitive at nice odds.

EILEITHYIA, who makes her debut at Te Rapa this Sunday, worked well alongside PERFECT DIMENSION over 1000m in 1:10.5, finishing off in 41.1. She ran a nice 4th in a recent trial on her home track.

ENJOY THE SHOW and MONGOLIAN MARSHAL matched strides from the 1200m in 1:21.6, the concluding 600m in 39.9.

AMASECOYA came in from the 600m in a well held 42.1. SHOWBEEL came to the end of 1200m in 1:19.9 and 40.

Galloping on the sand DARCI’S FLIGHT, ATISHOO and ULAANBAATAR left 600m behind in an easy 44.6. OH’HE CAN was sent 800m at three quarter pace, quickening slightly from the 600m in 42.

GRAND DE FLORA, LYN’S ORCHID and SAVEZAR were in good form over 1200m in 1.19, sprinting the last 600m in 37.9.

HYPNOS returned 1:19.4 and 38.3 for 1200m. MONLULA and HEAVEN AMORE cut out 1200m in 1:9.2, finishing off in 38.6.

Only horses to gallop on a good No. 4 grass were REMEMBER O’REILLY, who completed 1000m in 1:7.9, the last 600m in 39.1 and stablemate RIP ‘N’ BURN who did well over 1000m in 1:6.2, home in 38.4.

Track Work 9 January 2020

HOLYMONGOLEMPEROR will be worth considering in this weekend’s Woodridge Homes Levin Classic after he galloped well this morning

Working on the plough HOLYMONGOLEMPEROR was full of running at the completion of 1000m, run in 1:8.3, sprinting the final 600m in 38.4. He ran on strongly last start and the roomy Trentham track should suit his racing style.

HINERANGI looked fit for Trentham when coming in from the 1200m in 1:21.7, finishing off in 38.9.

KRAKADEEL, who is overdue a maiden victory, maintained a strong gallop over 1200m in 1:16.3, the last 600m in 37.

REGGIEWOOD, FOOGAYZEE and SHENANIGANS finished together at the end of 1400m in 1:32.5, coming home in 37.4. All three travelled sweetly throughout.

ELATE was another in good form, when running 1000m in 1:5.2 and 38.

LYN’S ORCHID came to the end of 1200m in 1:22.4, the concluding 600m in 39.9.

SOCIALLY EXCITED ran 600m in 37.3. CRAFTY JESS followed with 1000m in 1.9 and 38.8.
RONDINELLA did well from the 1000m in 1:6.6, the last 600m in 38.1.

ENJOY THE SHOW left 1000m behind in 1:9.1, home in 39. INDAH came to the end of 1000m in 1.10 and 40.2. CABALLERO was timed 1000m in 1:8.7, the 600m in 39.3.

SARDONIA ran the last 600m of 800m in 42.3. SAHAR strode comfortably over 1000m, completing the last 600m in 40.

TRUE ENOUGH had his first gallop since his impressive last start win. He ran 800m in 53.

MONGOLIAN MARSHAL and THOMAS AQUINAS were clocked 600m in 38.2. SHOWBEEL was kept under a firm hold from the 1200m, completing the last 600 in 41.1.

GRAND DE FLORA came in from the 1200m in 1:20.6 and 39.1.

OCEAN SPIRIT and EROS were together at the end of 1000m in 1:5.5 and 39.4.

LINCOLN KING looked fit for Ellerslie on Sunday when clocked 1200m in 1:24.4, home in 42.

Best Bet | Trentham | Race 7 @ 4.16 pm | Woodridge Homes Levin Classic | TRAVELLING LIGHT

Track Work 7 January 2020

TRAVELLING LIGHT left no doubt about her fitness for this weekend’s Levin Classic with outstanding work at Cambridge this morning.

Galloping on the plough, TRAVELLING LIGHT maintained a solid clip from the 1200m, run in 1.16, dashing the final 600m in 35.9. She will be hard to beat in the strong field of three year olds.

THE CHOSEN ONE and LONG JACK, who are both due to trial next week, worked well together over 1000m in a comfortable 1:10.3, finishing off in 41.

INSCRIPTION was in good form when sent 1200m in a fast 1:14.7, sprinting home in 35.8.

SAVASTEP came in nicely from the 600m in 36.9. KRAKADEEL was timed from the 600m in 39.3.

KIWIANNA came to the end of 1200m in an easy 1:25.1, home in 42.6. RAPOSA RAPIDA strode in comfortably from the 600m in 44.

CABALLERO ran 1200m in 1:21.6 and 39.4. SANTA CATARINA looks to be coming to hand well. She completed her 600m in 40.3. LUCKY CENTURY left 1200m behind in 1:25.1, home in 42.

MARGARET JEAN and DARCI’S FLIGHT cut out 600m in an easy 44.1. ARTISTE was clocked over 1200m in 1:24.3 and 39.3. SWEET DREAMS followed in 1.26 and 42.7.

SHE’S APPLES was given an easy 400m in 30.1. CHIARETTA worked in nicely from the 600m in 39.
FELAAR was kept under a good hold over 1400m, run in 1:40.2, finishing off in 40.3.

ELUSIVE EMPIRE did well over 600m in 37.2, run to perfection strode 1000m in 1.11 and 44.1.

SHENANIGANS and HEAVEN AMORE were on terms throughout 1200m in 1:24.2, the final 600m in 41.

ELATE returned 43 for 600m. CHIEF SEQUOYAH ran in from the 600m in 38.

RELIABLE HUNTER and TAKEITLIKEAMAN impressed over 1000m, clocked in 1:6.1, coming home in 37.2.

Track Work 24 December 2019

Racings busiest time of the year is upon us and that was very evident with the amount of gallops that took place this morning.

TRUE ENOUGH looks to hold the key to the Baker/Forsman trio of runners in the Group 1 Zabeel Classic. Working alongside stablemate and race rival MONGOLIAN MARSHAL, the pair were sent 1400 on the plough and produced an excellent final piece of work, clocking 1.36, before stretching out nicely over the final 3 furlongs, home in 36.8.

QUEEN OF DIAMONDS also contests the feature race. She worked superbly on the No. 1 grass over 1400, going 1.33, home in 36.2. Things haven’t quite clicked for her this prep but she’s very classy at her best and a forward showing wouldn’t surprise.

AMAL ROSE looks a big chance to return to winning form. She’ll likely head to Matamata on Saturday. She worked like a winner this morning when being sent 1200 in 1.18, rounding off in a stylish 36.2.

Stablemates TWO ILLICIT and SHENANIGANS rounded off their preparation for Ellerslie in fine style. Going 1200m, the pair were on terms throughout, timed in 1.20, home in 37.1.

SHENANIGANS’ task became difficult when barrier draws were released but will be one to watch. TWO ILLICIT feared much better and looks an each way chance.

KAIPAKI ROAD wasn’t after time when going 1000m in 1.16, rolling home in 45.2. She ran a very tidy race last time and although odds suggest otherwise, she may run a cheeky race in what is undoubtedly a very strong line-up.

Hugely promising KALI looks more than ready for the big time as she’s set to race in the Sistema Railway on New Years day. She was timed over 800 in 51.5. In a wide open looking race she looks a chance if draws work in her favour.

COCO BACI, DIAMONDS GALORE and SHOWBEEL worked together and caught the eye at the completion of 1200m in 1.18, 38. SHOWBEEL ran a very good race in the Eulogy Stakes after being slow away. She does draw wide however. The other two have drawn better and are more than capable of running big races, but certainly as they get up over further they are worth sticking with.

VEE CECE looks ready for her raceday return. She heads to a R72 at New Plymouth on Friday. She skipped along superbly and was timed for her last 600 in 37.1.

SPECIAL LIGHT looks a lightweight hope in the opening event on Boxing Day. She worked over 1400m, and came home in a steady 40.3 but looks fit and ready to go.

SAVASTEP looks a chance for Rotorua. She edged ahead of stablemate DECLARADA after a solid hit out over 1000m in 1.05, 38.1.

ROBUSTO and TRIP TO FREEDOM also ran time. Working over 1000m also, they ran solid sectionals throughout, stopping the clock in 1.02, 36.8.

INDAH worked alone and looks on track for another bold effort. She went 1.19 for 1200m, rattling home in 36.8. She was an impressive last start winner and stays in R65 grade.

LYN’S ORCHID was massive on debut and worked nicely this morning over 1400 in 1.40, 40.2. She stays at 1400m which may be the only query but looks a chance if she produces a similar race day effort.

The two greys BERGAMOT and SNOWDEEL worked well together over 1200 in 1.25, 38.2.

Others to work and final 600m times were;

KABU and THOMAS AQUINAS 37.9
RIVERFALLS 37.2
SAI FAH 44.1
LUCKY CENTURY 41.2
AEROETTE 39.9
RAPOSA RAPIDA 42.2
SWEET DREAMS 42.6
KIWIANA 43.1
DEALS DONE 43.9
RIP EM UP 40.2
NOT IDEAL and ALWAYS SACRED 37.7
STROLLING VAGABOND 41.3
READY TO ROAR 41.4
DEVINE DIVE 43.3
ACTING UP 43.8
BEVAN STREET 44.4
AMA SECOYA 43.4
CAMPARI 42.6
DARCI PALMER 42.9
JOJO ROXX 42.5
MATTER OF FACT 43.1
PONTIAC 40.8
PRETTY TO SEA 41.7
VAN IRVING 42.8
VERNANME 41.1
IZZY GEE 40.9
MY WINE 39.6
REMARKABLE RUTH 42.2
SANTA CATARINA 45.1
STARRYBEEL 42.3
STYLISH SUGGESTION 45.2
EVEN CHANCE 36.2
LONDON BANKER 38.2
REGGIE WOOD 40.4
INCANTADOR 36.6
LOVE STRUCK 37.4
GEHRIG 39.4
IN FASHION 41.2
ZEALAND 40.4

Track Work 19 December 2019

HOLY MONGOLEMPEROR looks set to break maidens this weekend at Te Rapa, as he starts his build up towards the Vodafone NZ Derby, over 1400 meters. Although not asked for time in his final hit out this morning, he looked in great order as he rounded off his 800 metre gallop in 55.3, working alone on the No.2 grass.

Last start runner up, WINKLEBELLE, looks set to be a major player at 2200m, a distance she’s won at previously. With main rivals drawing poorly, she gets her chance third up this preparation. She galloped superbly this morning when clocked over 1000m in 1.02, rattling home in 36.6.

On the sand, stablemates and race rivals CRAFTY JESS and HINERANGI, showed their readiness for the weekend with a very nice piece of work. Timed over 1000m in 1.08, home in 38.5. Both are on the quick back up, having both raced at Te Rapa last weekend with contrasting fortunes. CRAFTY JESS winning, while HINERANGI was unlucky after copping a bad check. Both look well placed in this.

Class performer CHOCANTE, back after a long break, looks to be coming to hand nicely. Although 1400m will clearly be short of his best, he did look capable of running a cheeky race when working over 1000m on the course proper. He rolled home in 39.8 for his last 600m.

CONCERT HALL has again copped a wide draw for her tilt at the Aberdeen on Broadway Manawatu Cup. If the rain comes, maybe it’ll play into her hands after drawing barrier 14. She ran 800m on the sand in 58.8 and looks in fine order.

Stablemate LONDON BANKER, another to have drawn poorly, steps out over 2200m and looks ready to do so. Another to work three-quarter pace, running 800m in 58.1, home in 42. The draw makes it a tall task, however.

REDCAYENNE could be a sneaky second up chance at odds, after producing very impressive work on the No. 2 grass. Timed over 1000m in 1.03, home in 37.1. He meets a handy field but a big effort wouldn’t surprise, after watching him stretch out nicely this morning.

SO WICKED, who’s been working very nicely for a month or so now, topped off her prep for the weekend with a quiet 800m in 59.1. If the rain comes as expected tomorrow, it brings her right into calculations.

Trio of last start winners COCO BACI, DARCEE QUE and SNOWDEEL all look horses to follow as they step up over further. They were timed over 1000m in 1.06, home in 38. All were doing it nicely.

Track Work 17 December 2019

YATIMA caught the eye with excellent work on the No. 1 grass this morning. Galloping on a dead track, YATIMA travelled sweetly throughout 1400m, timed in 1.32, sprinting the final 600m in 37.7.

CONCERT HALL, a race rival of YATIMA in this weekend’s Aberdeen on Broadway Manawatu Cup, was also in good form when completing a smart 1400m in 1.33, dashing home in 36.6. Both should run well in Saturday’s feature.

LOIRE and SHERWOOD FOREST were on terms at the completion of 800m, run in 50.8 and the 600m in 36.4.

CHOCANTE left 1200m behind in 1:18.4, finishing off in 37.4. RITANI worked in nicely from the 800m in 54.1.

Galloping on the No. 1 grass (dead) HOLY MONGOLEMPEROR was in outstanding form when working alongside MONGOLIAN DYNASTY over a quick 1200m in 1.15.3, dashing home in 35.

LADYLAX drew clear of CHARLI ROSE at the end of 1000m in 1.6.1 and 37.

SPRING DELIGHT and CABALLERO went well over 1000m in 1.5.7, finishing off in 37.4.

MALIK and KONSTANTINA were next up, running 1000m in 1.7 and 37.4. SHE’S FEARLESS returned 1.7.4 and 38 for 1000m.

TRUE ENOUGH shaded CARIBBEAN ROSE at the completion of a solid 1200m in 1.14.7, sprinting home in 35.1. DECLARADA was timed 600m in 37.

Last start winner DARCEE QUE and KABU cut 800m out in 50.8. BEAUTY STAR and SPECIAL LIGHT did well from the 1200m in 1.17 and 36.

BOLT FROM THE BLUE followed with 800m in 52.1. ONLY IN JAKARTA impressed over 800m in 51. SO WICKED came to the end of 1000m in 1.5.9 and 37.9.

COCO BACI did well over 1000m in 1.3.6 and 36.2. MARRONI and ROBUSTO returned 1.6 and 37.3 for 1000m.

BEACHED AS BRO was in good form over 1200m in 1.15.2 home in 36.3. ELISA CAROLINA came to the end of 1000m in 1.8 home in 38.5.

Track Work 12 December 2019

QUEEN OF DIAMONDS looks set to return to winning form in Saturday’s Cal Isuzu Stakes at Te Rapa this weekend, after completing her final work.

Galloping on the plough, QUEEN OF DIAMONDS shaded race rival HINERANGI at the completion of 1200m, run in 1.20, sprinting the last 600m in 37.1. She has had two runs this time in and with the ace draw and the step up to 1600m, she will be right in the finish.

CRAFTY JESS, an unlucky runner at her most recent start and SAVASTEP, worked in well from the 1000m, completing the final 600m in 38.2.

ONLY IN JAKARTA strode in from the 1000m in 1.10, finishing off in 41.1. AMERICAN PRINCESS looked a two year old of above average ability. She was traveling sweetly at the end of her work, running the 600m in 37.3. She will make her debut at Te Rapa and will prove hard to beat.

LIONIZE was timed from the 600m in 41. HYPNOS looked in good order when coming in from the 600m in 40.3.

VIN DE DANCE was timed from the 1000m in 1:8.6 and 38.9. DIAMONDS GALORE and MONGOLIAN MARSHAL were in good form from the 1200m, run in 1:21.1, home in 39.9.

APELLIDO and SHOWBEEL matched strides from the 1200m, in an easy 1:27.1, the last 600m in 40.8. MONGOLIAN HEAVEN and BERGAMOT came to the end of 1200m in 1:25.4 and 41.

BOLT FROM THE BLUE was timed from the 600m in 39.2. CONCERT HALL was in good form throughout 1400m, completing the final 600m in 38.6.

SHENANIGANS followed with 1200m, run in 1.21 and 41.1. LINCOLN KING came in comfortably from the 600m in 42.5.

CAMPARI was well held from the 600m in 43.6. PRETTY TO SEA cut out the last 600m of easy work in 42.5. LANDRY was timed 600m in 39.

PRINCE ALBERT ran in from the 600m in 43. ARTISTE ran 1000m in 1:8.2 and 39.4. DECLARADA was clocked from the 600m in 39.8.

DAM RELIABLE and CARIBBEAN ROSE were on terms at the end of a smart 1000m in 1.4, sprinting the 600m in 37.

Track tip | Te Rapa | Race 7 at 3.44 pm | Group 3 Sky City Hamilton Waikato Cup | STROLLING VAGABOND

Track Work 10 December 2019

STROLLING VAGABOND, from the in-form Stephen Marsh barn, will be at peak fitness for this weekend’s Skycity Hamilton Waikato Cup, after an impressive gallop at Cambridge.

Working on a good No. 1 grass, STROLLING VAGABOND was full of running at the completion of 1200m, run in 1.21, the last 800m in 50.7, and the final 600m in 37.2.

MONGOLIAN MARSHAL and SHOWBEEL travelled well together from the 1200m in 1:19.1, sprinting the final 600m in 36.2. RED SKY AT NIGHT was another in excellent form when timed over 1000m in 1:4.3, home in 36.7.

PELOTON and TIBETAN were clocked the last 800m of smart work in 49.4. CAMPARI left 1200m behind at three quarter pace, quickening in from the 600m in 38.8.

HYPNOS sprinted the concluding 600m of 1000m in 37.3. PLUCKY MISS left 1400m behind in 1.38, finishing off in 39.1. SCORPZ looked in excellent order when timed from the 600m in 39.

INTRIGUE worked well over 1000m in 1:6.1 and 38.2. GRAND DE FLORA cut out the final 600m of work in 38.3. CHOCANTE completed the final 800m of 1000m in 53.2.

QUEEN OF DIAMONDS and HINERANGI hit the line together at the end of a solid 1200m in 1:17.1 and 36.2. VIN DE DANCE set off comfortably from the 1200m, increasing pace from the 600m in 37.7.

On the No. 2 grass (good) NOT USUAL LITENING and KABU maintained a fast clip from the 1200m in an impressive 1.13, sprinting the 600m in 35.5.

CYBER ATTACK did well over 1000m in 1:2.1 and 35.2. SAHAR and VEE CECE ran 1000m in 1.4 and home in 36.2. KAIPAKI ROAD was not pushed when completing 1000m in 1:9.1 and 40.1.

RUSAVY cut out 1000m in 1:5.1, the 600m in a quick 35.4. RIP ‘N’ BURN followed in 1:5.8 and 37.

RAZ did well from the 600m in 35.7. MAGNUM and AIM SMART were together at the end of 800m, the last 600 in 39.

Other gallops timed over 1000m included PRETTY TO SEA and SAI FAH 1.5 and 37.5 | MOLTO VELOCE 1.9 and 39.1 | GLORIOUS OCEAN and MY WINE 1:6.8 and 38.2 | RIVER RUN 1:4.3 and 37.3 | NOT USUAL JUNE and DIAMONDS GALORE 1:5.1 and 37.5 | APELLIDO and DAM RELIABLE 1:5.4 and 37 | OSAKA 1:9.1 and 40.6 | WINKLEBELLE 1:5.6 and 37.3.

AMERICAN PRINCESS and RIVERFALLS were clocked 800m in 50.5. DARCEE QUE and SHOWBEEL came in from the 600m in 38.3. SAVASTEP and CARIBBEAN ROSE hit the finish of 800m together in 51.3.

ARTISTE and MONGOLIAN HEAVEN came to the end of 1400m in 1.33 and 36.8.

Track Work 5 December 2019

UNITION looked ready to repeat his impressive debut win when galloping on the plough on Thursday morning.

UNITION completed 1000m under a firm hold, alongside LANDRY, in 1.9, with the last 600m in 39.1. The well bred two year old colt heads to Wellington this weekend for the Platinum Homes Taranaki Wakefield Stakes. He has drawn the outside in the talented line up but should still be right in the finish.

COCO BACI and MONGOLIAN SUN, stablemates and race rivals in the maiden 1600m at Ellerslie this weekend, matched strides over 1000m in 1:8.2, finishing off in 38.9. Both look top three chances.

FOOGAYZEE, another entered for the maiden 1600, followed encouraging Tuesday work with an easy 1000m in 1:10.3 and 40.5. AMAL ROSE completed her final gallop for Saturday’s Mitchell Family Bonecrusher Stakes for three year olds at Ellerslie with 1000m clocked in 1:11.1 and 41.4. She won well last start and will again be hard to beat in a strong field.

Stablemate HASSTOBEGOOD, another Mitchell Family Bonecrusher contender, strode in nicely from the 600m in 42.1.

TRUE ENOUGH and CRAFTY JESS returned the quickest 1000m of the morning, timed in 1:4.6, sprinting the last 600m in 37.6.

RHAEGAR looked fit for the Mitchell Family Bonecrusher Stakes when working on his own. He ran his final 600m in 40.1.

IMAREADY, the fourth local entered in the Mitchell Family Bonecrusher Stakes was not after time, coming in from the 600m in 44.3. VERNANME ran an easy 800m in 58.9.

BEAU JEU 1.9.3 and 39.1, CARIBBEAN ROSE and HOLYMONGOLEMPEROR were on terms at the completion of 1000m in 1.8 and 39.4. RITANI ran 800m in 54.7.

SACRED FALLS|LILLET left 1000m behind in 1:10.3, home in 40.2. QUEEN OF DIAMONDS and MONGOLIAN MARSHAL worked nicely from the 1000m in 1.8 and 38. MONLULA followed in 1:10.2 and 41. ADELAIDE|LONG LASHES returned 1:10.4 and 41.1 for 1000m.

MADAM HASS cut out 1000m in 1.9, home in 39. REGGIEWOOD looked in good order when sent 1000m in 1:11.1 and 41.1. IN FASHION ran 800m in 56.6.

ARTISTE returned 1.9 and 39.1 for 1000m. PLUCKY MISS came to the end of 1400m in 1:38.3, the last 600m in 39.3. LOVE STRUCK was timed from the 600m in 41.1. HYPNOS strode 1200m in 1:25.8, the 600m in 42.

Track tip | Race 5 at Trentham | Platinum Homes Taranaki Wakefield Challenge Stakes | UNITION