Track Work 28 February 2019

CUTADEEL was again the pick of the Baker/Forsman Vodafone NZ Derby trio at Cambridge this morning.

Working on the plough CUTADEEL was in top order when shading race rivals BOBBY DEE and THE CHOSEN ONE at the finish of 1400m, the last 1200m in 1:23, sprinting the final 600m in 38.4. All three travelled well throughout.

CUTADEEL has been disadvantaged, drawing one from the outside in the Group 1 and will have to rely on luck during the running.

BOBBY DEE, who should have no problem coping with the 2400m, has also received an outside ally and THE CHOSEN ONE should get a nice trip from his handy draw.

VERNANME, from the Stephen Marsh barn, another local Vodafone NZ Derby runner with excellent prospects, was given an easy workout over 1200m at three quarter pace, coming in from the 600m in 45.9.

CROWN PROSECUTOR, the other Stephen Marsh trained Vodafone NZ Derby contender, looked well when completing a comfortable 1200m, the last 1000m run in 1:9.2 and the final 600m in 40.3.

GUNDOWN and ARTISTE, who clash in the Headquarters Viaduct Nathans Memorial over 2200m at Ellerslie this weekend, worked well from the 1400m, running the last 1000m in 1:5.1 and the 600m in 37.8.

GUNDOWN appeared to have the edge over his stablemate. ROCANTO hit the line full of running when timed from the 600m in 38.3.

QIJI EXPRESS and SAHAR enhanced their Ellerslie prospects when returning excellent work from the 1000m in 1.5.3 and 37.4.

FAWN travelled sweetly from the 1200m in 1:25.4, the last 600m in 42. LUCKY DREAMER was timed from the 600m in 39.

RUBERA and CLEMENTINA matched strides over 1200m in 1:20.4 home in 38.3. CAMINO ROCOSO and NOT USUAL JUNE came to the end of 1000m in 1:5, sprinting the last 600m in 37.6.

SANTA CATARINA was let off with 600m in 45.3. LUCKY LADY ran 800m in 59.3.

ELEANOR RIGBY returned 39.2 from the 600m. LORD ARTHUR ran 1000m in 1:8.3 and 39.3. HE’S UNFORGETTABLE worked 1400m in 1:40, the 600m in 39.8.

RHINESTONE COWBOY and VIN DE DANCE returned 1:9.4 and 40.4. CLADDAGH did well from the 1400m in 1:34.5, the 1200m in 1:18 and the final 600m in 38.7.