Track Work 11 April 2019

CARIBBEAN ROSE looks a great chance in the Skycity Hamilton 1600 at Te Rapa this weekend. Working over 1000 on the plough, she was sent 1000 and clocked 1.08, cruising through the line hard held in 39.3. She’s drawn beautifully and has Matt Cameron aboard and should be highly competitive.

Stablemate PINEAPPLE LUMP followed, and will be a race rival on Sunday, going 1.12, 38.5. He also looks well meaning, the Baker/Forsman team have a strong hand in the race.

A third stablemate, KRAKADEEL, will be making it three runners for the team in the race. He worked over 1000 also clocking 1.06, 39.3.

MARK TWO looks ready to resume and although short of his best and a run or two needed to really bring him on, produced a nice bit of steady work this morning. Over 1000 he went 1.11, 42.1.

Stablemate TIGHTLIGN followed also in a steady 1.14, 44.8.

Talented RIP EM UP went on the sand when clocked over 1000 in 1.13, 43.2. Manners will be the key once again but looks very well and has always shown ability.

POWER O’HATA strikes a tough field on Saturday but at her best wouldn’t be out of it. She went three quarter pace for 800 when going 59.4, 43.8.

Class mares TOMELILLA and HINERANGI, who both had little luck in their recent races, went together over 1200 in 1.21, home on 38.5. Both will produce big efforts next time to the races.

RED BEACH, who will hope the forecasted rain has a part to play considering her wide draw, produced one of the quickest gallops of the session went working over 1000 in 1.05, home in 37.1.

NORDIC and LORD ARTHUR went 1200, last 600 clocked in 40.1, both improving all the time. LORD ARTHUR went a great race in the Manawatu Classic from a wide draw.

AMBITIOUS WINNER went 1200 in 1.23, 41.2. He’s third up and draws well so look for an improved performance.

Exciting times ahead for three year old HYPNOS, he went his 1000 in 1.08, 38.8.

Group 1 winner NICOLETTA strutted her stuff over 1000 in 1.08, 39.3. HIGHLAD followed in 1.09, 41.2. Hugely promising SIMPLY OPTIMISTIC looked a treat when casually strolling 800 in 55.3.

Others to work an times were;

GEHRIG 1600 – 1.52, 600- 42.3 | CLADDAGH 1400 – 1.35, 600- 39.1 | MONGOLIAN HEAVEN, CHEQUERS, ON THE BALL 800 – 54, 600- 39.2 | QIJI EXPRESS 800 – 55.1 | LOVE STRUCK 800 – 56 | AMIL ROSE 600 – 45.1 | FIGURE ME OUT 1200 – 1.23, 600- 38.6 | IN FASHION 1400 – 1.36, 600-39.9 | PACORUS 1000 – 1.10, 600- 37.5 | ROC DA BANK 1000 – 1.08, 600- 37.8 | WOODEN EDGE 800 – 58.1 | RUSAVY 1000 – 1.08, 600 – 39.1 | MR INCREDIBULL 800 – 54, 600- 37.1.

Best bet, Sky City Hamilton 1600 at Te Rapa on Sunday | CARIBBEAN ROSE