Track Work 16 February 2017

Retina Specialists Avondale Guineas candidate CAMINO ROCOSO enhanced his chances with an excellent final gallop at Cambridge.

Working on the plough CAMINO ROCOSO was travelling strongly at the finish of 1000m run in 1:6.1 sprinting the final 600m in 36.1. He will be hard to beat although the predicted rain could hinder his prospects.

FARM BOY looked fit for his 1500m Ellerslie engagement when being sent 800m, dashing the final 600m in 35.8.

Race rival ELEONORA, a recent trial winner, looks ready to produce a bold fresh-up run. She was not pushed when completing her last 600m in 40.

HIGHLAD, another Retina Specialists Avondale Guineas hopeful, was sent 1000m with COLLABORATE in 1:7 finishing off in 38.3.

PACORUS, who starts his new campaign in the open 1500m at Ellerslie, strode easily from the 1400m in 1:48.7 coming home in 44.9.

VICTORY DRIVE was timed from the 600m in 38.1. SERIOUS SATIRE followed impressive Tuesday work with a comfortable 800m, the last 600m in 41.3.

NEALA ran 1000m in 1:10 and 40. EVA GODIVA left 1200m behind in 1:28 the final section in 40.1.
SPECIAL MEMORIES was in good form, running the last 1000m of 1200 in 1:5.2, the 600m in 36.7.

CHENILLE was timed from the 600m in 40.5. MASU cut out 800m in 55. STEPHEN BOND followed with 600m in 41.2.

BLUE LAGOON worked over 1200m in 1:25 and 39.3. Impressive debut winner LOVE AFFAIR was clocked from the 600m in 39.

VON TUNZELMAN ran 1200m in 1:20 and 38.9. CAESOUR’S DREAM and LADY ROSA were on terms at the completion 1200m in 1:21.1 and 39.4.

PRINCESS SAPPHIRE returned 1:27 for 1200m finishing off in 39. WOODEN RED came in from the 1200m in 1:21 and 41. SLICE OF CAKE left 1000m behind in 1:9 and 39.5.

NOMISMA worked in from the 1200m in 1:26 home in 40. SO BRAZEN ran 1200m in 1:27.3 finishing off in 40.5.

SACRED RHYTHM ran 1200m in 1:24.2 the 600m in 39.2. NEEDLEPOINT was timed from the 600m in 40.8.

BARBARA’S CHOICE and BETTER TOGETHER came to the end of 800m in 56.

Ellerslie Saturday Track Tip: CAMINO ROCOSO – smart gelding with big future. Needs reasonable footing to produce his best.