Track Work 24 January 2019

Karaka Million 2 year old favourite, WHISKEY NEAT looked in magnificent order on the plough at Cambridge this morning. WHISKEY NEAT, who was not asked for time over 800, completed his final 600 in a comfortable 44.2. He has drawn favourably in number two and looks the one to beat.

Karaka Million 3YO Classic stablemates MADISON COUNTY and QUEEN OF DIAMONDS finished together after 1000 in 1:08, sprinting the final 600 in 38.2.

Although MADISON COUNTY looks the obvious choice, QUEEN OF DIAMONDS is in first class order and should be most competitive. Race rival HYPNOS was given an easy task over 1000, completing his final 600 in 42.2. Any easing of the track would help his chances.

SURELY SACRED, another local entered for the Karaka Million 3YO Classic did his chances no harm with nice work over 800, the last 600 in 39.9.

STRATOCASTER, who tends to mix his form, worked well over 1000 in 1:08.4, the 600 in 39.6.

CYBER ATTACK, who begins a fresh campaign at Ellerslie this weekend, worked over 600 in 40.8. CollinsonForex Karaka Cup hopefuls MONGOLIAN MARSHAL and GUNDOWN, matched strides over an easy 1200 in 1:28.6, finishing off in 40.1.

SACRED DAY came in from the 600 in 41.9. EVER LOYAL was timed over 600 in 40. AMASTAR looked fit for weekend racing when cruising 600 in 42.3.

MONRECOUR left 1000 behind in 1:10.6 and 31.1. VERNANME returned 42.5 for 600.

INDECISION, who is in solid form cut out 600 in 40.7. JA JA BINKS, who begins a new campaign at Ellerslie this Saturday, did well from the 600 in 38.8.

NEWMARKET was in good form from the 1200 in 1:18.3, sprinting the 600 in 37.5.

Impressive last start winner SWORD IN STONE worked in from the 600 in 38.1. VON TUNZELMAN was clocked over 600 in 41.1. DON’T DOUBT EDDIE and DAM RELIABLE worked well together over 800, the last 600 in 37.2.

TRIP TO FREEDOM, TAVISTOCK/VILLARS and KRAKADEEL maintained a solid clip from the 1000 in 1:04 and 37.

HASSTOBEGOOD strode 1000 in 1:10, the 600 in 40.1. FIERY DRAGON and ELEANOR RIGBY left 1000 behind in 1:07.7, finishing off in 38.8.

GRAND RIO and SAHAR followed in 1:08 and 39. RAZ and KIWI ACE returned the quickest gallop of the session with impressive work over 1000 in 1:17.04, the final 600 in 36.

Track Tip: Karaka Million 3YO Classic | Race 6 at Ellerslie | QUEEN OF DIAMONDS. Inconvenienced by tricky track conditions last start. Good each way value.