Track Work 26 January 2017

Stablemates and Trentham race rivals NICOLETTA and BONNEVAL completed their preparation with a nice final work out at Cambridge this morning. Galloping on the plough, NICOLETTA and BONNEVAL were together throughout 1200 in 1:25.1, sprinting the final 600 in 38.7.

Last start winner, STREET RANGER, the third of the Baker/Forsman runners in the Group 3 Desert Gold Stakes, was in good form when working with CHARMONT from the 1000 in 1:09, coming home in 38.4. All three should be competitive and have drawn favourable barrier positions.

SARACINO, who begins a new campaign at Pukekohe this weekend, was comfortable throughout 1000, the last 600 in 39.4. IMPULSIVE HABIT was clocked from the 600 in 39.

JOYFILLY, a recent trial winner, looked in good order for Pukekohe when sprinting the last 600 in 37.

DESERT STORM maintained a solid pace from the 1000 in 1:04, sprinting the 600 in 36.9. KILLARNEY was given an easy task over 800 in 57.

HIGHLAD was timed from the 600 in 38. CALIBRATE followed with 1000 in 1:08.3 and 38.1.

ZANYETTA was comfortable over 600 in 45.7. BRIGHT and AMAZING BEAUTY matched strides from the 600 in 39.

CRAFTYEVA cut out 600 in 39.8. STANTON sprinted 600 in 37.3.

ZACADA, who races at Ellerslie on Sunday ran 1200 in 1:23, the 600 in 39. ADVENT left 1000 at 3/4 pace, quickening over the final 600 in 40.7.

Selections for the Auckland Racing Club’s Meeting at Ellerslie on Sunday are:
Race One: Fast And Furious | Akoya | Ja Ja Binks.
Race Two: Sacred Shot | Zacada | Chenille.
Race Three: Jon Snow | Volpe Veloce | Sacred Elixir.
Race Four: Camino Rocoso | Night’s Watch | Cote D’or.
Race Five: Padraig | Felton Road | Gift Of Power.
Race Six: Desert Storm | Tavidream | Travimyfriend.

Track Tip: Padraig. Has worked well since impressive last start win. Good each way hope.