Track Work – Thursday, 1 March

Carrick entered New Zealand Derby calculations with a most impressive final work out at Cambridge this morning.  

Galloping on a slow No.1 grass Carrick (Ormsby) handled the conditions nicely when covering 1200m in 1:21, sprinting the last 600m in 37.2.  He should have no trouble in handling a likely rain affected track at Ellerslie on Saturday.

Zurella (Bates) followed up her excellent Tuesday work when galloping 1400m with stable mate Forgive No Forget (Robinson) in a comfortable 1:42.2, completing the last 600m in 42.1.

Colorado Sun (Holmes), another Derby contender who will handle wet conditions, strode in easily from the 1200m in 1:30, finishing off in 39.9.   Barney (Tiko) prepared for the Derby over 1400m, the concluding 600m in 38.7.   Derby favourite Silent Achiever (McShane) was let off with a half pace workout over a round on the sand.   

Back to the No.1 grass Dreamcatcher (Dally) left 1200m behind in 1:28, the 600m in 40.1.   Insurgent (McFarlane) was timed from the 600m in 40.4 after starting at the 1200m. 

Working on the No 2 grass Guns at Five (Hills) came in nicely from the 1200m in 1:17, sprinting the last 600m in 37.7.   Selador (Houston) and Passelente (Orting) cut out 1000m in 1:6.6, the 600m in 38.1.   Stick Pin (Ormsby) and Candesant (Backstrom) came to the end of 800m in 54.   Ellerslie candidates King’s Fortune (Nicholson) and Eastward (Hills) worked well together over 1000m in 1:11, the 600m in 39.3.    

On the Level (Roustoby) and Fast Love (Orting) completed 1000m in 1:9, the concluding 600m in 38.6.   Zankuro (Nicholson) kept up a solid pace from the 1000m in 1:4.8 and 37.6 for the 600m.   Jeu d’Cartes (McDonald) and Queen of Pop (Mickey) matched strides from the 1000m in 1:6, coming home in 37.3.   Miss Jaydejay (Orting) left 1000m behind in 1:7.7 and 38.4.   Spin My World (Dally) was given three quarter pace over 1200m the last 600m in 42. 

Track tip   -   King’s Fortune   -   in good form and working well   -  good chance

Outsider   -   Carrick.