Track Work 18 February 2016

SAINT EMILION and ZELDARA enhanced their weekend prospects when returning excellent work at Cambridge this morning.

Galloping on the outside of a dead number one grass, SAINT EMILION and ZELDARA, who are both entered for Ellerslie, matched strides from the 1000m in 1:06.2, completing the final 600 in 37.5.

Avondale Cup hopeful SACRED MASTER, was well held throughout 1400m in 1:39.4, the final section clocked in 40.7.

Race rivals DECORAH and SHOW THE WORLD matched strides from the 1600m, the 1400 run in 1:34.9 and the last 600 in 37.7. Both look strong chances this weekend.

GUSTAVO looked at peak fitness when completing 1000m in 1:08, the final 600 in 38.1. GET THAT JIVE and ZACADA did their Avondale Guineas prospects no harm when matching strides from the 1200m in 1:24, coming home in 38.3.

RANGIPO, another strong chance for the Avondale Guineas, worked in from the 1200m in 1:22.5 and 38.9.

BIG DREAMER was given an easy task when completing the final 600 of his work in 48.

MISS FOXWOOD clocked her last 600 in 37.7. PREDATOR, another local with strong Avondale Guineas prospects, came to the end of 1200m in 1:24.6, the final 600 in 39.3.

Impressive trials winner, SARACINO, who will make his debut in the Phoenix Park 2 year old Classic at New Plymouth this weekend, travelled sweetly alongside stablemate AMBITIOUS POWER over 600m in 37.6.

QUEENSLAND and SEWREEL were paired over 1000m in 1.07.7 and 38. CHENILLE left 1000m behind at 3/4 pace, quickening from the 600 in 39.1.

Selections for Ellerslie on Saturday:
Race One: Snapshot, Saint Emilion, Consensus.
Race Two: What A Diva, High Class, Tiffanys.
Race Three: Smashing, Cartell, Marky Mark.
Race Four: Slick Secret, Straight Sets, Ruby Bloom.
Race Five: Zeldara, Maid Of Steel, Downton Abbey.
Race Six: Sacred Master, Jimmy Mac, Decorah.
Race Seven: Get That Jive, Raghu, Rangipo.
Race Eight: Zastella, Gobstopper, Zambezi Warrior.
Best Bet: Sacred Master.
Track Tip: Zeldara. Has been working well recently. Good chance fresh up.