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.