Track Work 21 April 2016

SAKHEE’S SOLDIER and CHARMONT completed their preparation for Saturday’s Manco Easter Stakes with a nice workout at Cambridge today.

Thick fog prevented the timing of many gallops. Galloping on the plough, SAKHEE’S SOLDIER and CHARMONT matched strides from the 1200m in 1:21, coming home the last 400 in 26.8.

SAKHEE’S SOLDIER, a course specialist, looks at peak fitness but has a wide draw to contend with. CHARMONT, who is also in first class order, has drawn wider.

Impressive last start winner THE HASSLER, did his Ellerslie chances no harm when travelling sweetly throughout 1400 in 1:39. SAINT EMILION was travelling well throughout 1200 in 1:23.1.

MONGOLIAN EMPIRE, SHOT IN THE DARK and DEL RIOS came to the end of 1000 in 1:04.4 and home in 38.9.

ELEONORA and QUAALUP left 1200m behind in 1:28, the 600 in 40. SLICE OF CAKE could not be timed but appeared to work well over 1000m.

VERDI, ANA and O’CARROLL, cut out 600 in 40.1. MY FUNNY FACE and RETURN TO SENDER were on song over 900m, the last 600 in 41.9. SHOW FAR SHOW GOOD and MASSA LU were timed from the 600 in 42.7.

LITTLE ALFIE BROWN who ran a good race last start, completed 1200 in 1:26 and 41.2. NAILED IT and GUSTAVO ran the last 600 of 1000 in 40. Working on the number 4 grass, NZ Derby winner RANGIPO, cut out the last 600 of his work in 39.

Selections for Ellerslie this Saturday:
Race One: Richie McHorse, Fort Knox, Perfect Rose.
Race Two: Saint Emilion, Storming The Tower, Snow Secret.
Race Three: Dramatist, Mr Knowitall, Snow Drop.
Race Four: Ryker, Palace Rock, Nailed It.
Race Five: Astara, Eleonora, Quantum.
Race Six: Shot In The Dark, Peaky Blinders, Nahema.
Race Seven: Romantic Maid, Verdi, The Hassler.
Race Eight: Sakhee’s Soldier, Mabeel, Snapshot.
Race Nine: Hardcase, Captain Lincoln, Flying Ibis.

Best Bet and Track Tip: Sakhee’s Soldier. Has reached peak fitness. Big chance despite wide draw.