Track Work 26 February 2019

Several local Vodafone New Zealand Derby hopefuls stretched their legs on the plough at Cambridge this morning.

The Baker/Forsman trio, CUTADEEL, BOBBY DEE and THE CHOSEN ONE kept up a good clip from the 1400, completing the final 1200 in 1:17.1, sprinting the last 600 in 36.4.

CUTADEEL, who disappointed at his most recent one, had a slight advantage at the finish. He looks in excellent order and back to his best for Saturday’s Group One feature, the Vodafone New Zealand Derby at Ellerslie.

VERNANME, one of two Vodafone New Zealand Derby contenders from the Marsh stable, worked nicely over 1400 in 1:34, coming home in 37.7. He ran home solidly last start, indicating the 2400 this weekend should hold no fears.

Vodafone New Zealand Derby favourite, SURELY SACRED, was also in good form when well held over 1400 in 1:36.1, the concluding 600 in 38.1.

CROWN PROSECUTOR, the second of the Marsh Vodafone New Zealand Derby prospects, came to the end of 1400 in 1:39.1, the final 600 in 39.4.

QIJI EXPRESS and MEXICAN TYCOON were responsible for the fastest gallop of the morning when cutting out 1000 in 1:03.3, dashing the final 600 in 35.7.

BINGWA returned excellent work over 1600 in 1:43.1, the last 600 in 38.5.

SAINT EMILION and HIGHLAD were on terms throughout 1200 in 1:18.7, the 1000 in 1:07.3, with the last 600 in 38.4. GUNDOWN finished ahead of ARTISTE after being timed from the 1000 in 1:06.4 and 38.3.

CORNISH POINT was given a comfortable 1400 in 1:40.4, home in 40.8. DREAM ON and FIORENTE|PRAYERS ‘N’ PROMISES did well together over 1000 in 1:03.4 and 37.2.

HOLY MONGOLEMPEROR and ENJOY THE SHOW worked in from the 600 in 38.

KRAKADEEL was in good form when working in from the 1000 in 1:06.1 and 38.3. FAWN came to the end of 1200 in 1:18, the last 600 in 38.4.

POWER O’HATA and NOT USUAL CURRENT matched strides from the 600 in 39.1. DAM RELIABLE, who has been working well over recent weeks ran 1000 in 1:07 and 37.2.

OCTANE JANE followed in 1:07.9 and 38.4. FIGEAMEOUT returned 1:09 for 1000, the 600 in 39.8. CHECKERS and CUSTOM CRUISER ran 600 in 39.5.

RELIABLE BELLE followed in 44.3. TIGHTLINE worked well from the 1000 in 1:07, home in 39.1. WESTERN GIRL and SAVASTEP were clocked from the 600 in 38.8.

RUBERA and CLEMENTINA came to the end of 1200 in 1:22 and 38.3. LINCOLN KING ran 600 in 40.5.

THOMAS AQUINAS and TRIP TO FREEDOM maintained a good pace from the 1200 in 1:16.8 and 38.6. CARIBBEAN ROSE and LOVE ME TENDER returned 1:09 and 40.

ROBUSTO completed 600 in 38. DEELS DONE cut out 600 in 40. NEWMARKET ran 1000 in 1:10, the last 600 in 40.2.

MISS RIPPY followed in 1:09.5 and 40. TANTALISING came to the end of 1200 in 1:21.9 and 39.7.

BEACHED AS BRO and CHARM SPIRIT|POSITIVE DREAMS came in from the 600 in 41.2. PODRAVINA and NORDIC returned 1:08 and 39.