Track Work 3 October 2019

SHERWOOD FOREST showed he is ready to produce a bold run in this weekend’s Sacred Falls Hawke’s Bay Guineas when completing excellent work on the No. 1 grass.

Galloping on the outside of soft ground, SHERWOOD FOREST was kept under a firm hold from the 800m, timed in 53, running the final 600m in 39.1.

The FASTNET ROCK gelding was a narrow but impressive winner in a good field at Ruakaka fresh, and has improved in the interim, although hot favourite CATALYST is the obvious pick. SHERWOOD FOREST should be right in the finish.

HANGER, one of several locals entered for the Red Badge Spring Sprint at Hastings, did his chances no harm when completing a comfortable 1000m in 1:8.3, the final 600m in 39.5. Race rival LUCYINRIO came in from the 600m in 39.2.

Working on a slow No. 2 grass 15m out, MONGOLIAN MARSHAL and ARTISTE maintained a steady gallop over 1200m in 1:17.3, sprinting home in 36.8. MONGOLIAN MARSHAL looks in great order for the Livamol Classic.

ARTISTE, who has had the benefit of two recent trials, should race well in a fresh state at Hastings this weekend.

CHECKERS, another Sacred Falls Hawke’s Bay Guineas runner with top prospects, worked nicely with TRUE ENOUGH over 1000m, in a smart 1:5.3, cutting out the last 600m in 36.7.

BEAUTY STAR should keep his consistent form going this weekend at Hastings. He was given an easy 1200m in 1:25.2, the 600m in 43. PRINCE HAREEM was clocked from the 600m in 38.2.

INTRIGUE was not pushed over 1000m, run in 1:10.3 and 40.2. CALL ME ROYAL was too sharp for stablemate IRISH CALL at the completion of a sharp 800m, cut out in 48.2. They are race rivals at Te Teko this Sunday.

Galloping on the No. 4 grass, also slow, VERNANME, who should make his presence felt in the Sacred Falls Hawke’s Bay Guineas, was not after time, running in from the 600m in 43.2.

CROWN PROSECUTOR could be one for long odds in the Livamol Classic. He worked well over 800m, the last 600m in 41.3.

SCOTCH strode in from the 600m in 45.7. DAWN PATROL was timed over 600m in 40.2. NICOLETTA ran her final 600m in 39.3 and SAINT EMILION was comfortable throughout 1200m, the 1000m in 1.10, the final 600m in 41.1.

Top Pick | Race 5 | Sacred Falls Hawke’s Bay Guineas (Group II) at 2.48 pm | SHERWOOD FOREST. Looks above average nice each way odds.

All the best to everyone.