Track Work 2 April 2019

Following a very wet Monday, a busy morning on both the course proper and the sand took place at Cambridge.

NICOLETTA and HINERANGI produced the fastest gallop of the session. Working on a slow No 1 grass, they went to the line locked together under nice holds, returning a smart 1.32, home in 36.5. They both head towards black type races, with HINERANGI set to contest the LJ Hooker Manawatu Breeders at Awapuni on Friday, while NICOLETTA heads to Te Aroha on Saturday for the Group I Fiber Fresh NZ Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes.

Recent winner TANTALISING, also set to head to Awapuni, cut out an impressive 1200 in 1.20, rounding off in 38.6. This was one of the last gallops of the morning on a deteriorating track, so certainly looks well ahead of Friday’s assignment.

CONCERT HALL, who has flown through the grades this preparation, worked solidly over 1400 in 1.36, easing through the line in 40.3. She faces her sternest challenge to date when she lines up in the Fiber Fresh NZ Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes on Saturday but looks up to the challenge and won’t be far away.

POWER O’HATA and LADYNADEL went together over 1200 in 1.22, home in 37. CAMINO ROCOSO worked alone and did it nicely, going 1400 in 1.33, 37.3. GRAND RIO and HIGHLAD both seemed comfortable with conditions as they strode 1400 in 1.37, home in 38.4.

DREAM ON, off the back of a nice recent trial, cut out 1.22 for 1200, 40.6 for last 600. POKER FACE followed over 1600 in 1.40, 39.8. ELEANOR RIGBY and SAHAR went together over 1400 in 1.23, home in 38.3.

ESPRESSO MARTINI looked to be enjoying conditions when working alongside LADY BLUE over 1000, going 1.06, home in a tidy 38.2. PEACEFUL went alone and clocked 1.08, 38.5. ERIDANI went with last start winner BELLA PRONTO over 1200 in 1.11, 39.3.

CAMPARI went alone in 1.10 for 1000, finishing off in 39.8. WILLIAM SCOTT backed up nice work last week with a smart 1000 gallop, timed in 1.10, home in 38.4. Looks ready to run a big race.

RAPOSO RAPIDA, who was most deserving of his breakthrough last start, went 1200, last 600 timed at 39.4. SANTA CATARINA’S last 600 was 38.9, over her 1000m gallop. SAVAPAK went 1400 in 1.36, 38.9.

SOCIALIGHTS was unlucky not to win last start, and was kept up to the mark this morning going 1000 in 1.11, 40.4. SPIRITED and MASTER PARK finished off in 39.2.

NOT USUAL HEAVEN went 1000 in 1.11, home in 40.4. YATIMA’S last 600 was timed at 42.6. REGERA stopped the clock at 38.4. TRUMPET went 1200 in 1.22, 39.8. RED SENNA and THEE OLD COUGAR went together over 1200 in 1.23, finishing off in 39.4.

Following is a list of the sand gallops and last 600 times:

Unnamed PER INCANTO (had the better of) ELETHYA – 43.2 | TROPHY 44.7 | MEDALZA 44.4 | MAMBA and VISCONTI 41.6 | IFFRAAJ Gelding and REGERA 40.2 | CABELLERO 42.1 | MAYFLOWER, REDOUB TS CHOICE and GRACIANO 42.7 | DAMESEL 44.1 | BURGUNDY Gelding (Marsh) 43.7 | MONGOLIAN HEAVEN and RED BEACH 42.1 | HUMORESQUE 42.9 | DEVILS MELODY | SEPOY | PRINCESS AMADILLA 43.7. SHE’S A LADY and KAILANI SUNSET 40.7 | READY TO ROAR 44.8 | BANQUO last 400 in 28.8.