Track Work – Thursday, 21st January 2015

Karaka Millions favourite Manolo Blahniq wrapped up his fast work with an encouraging gallop at Cambridge this morning

Working on the no.1 grass, which provided dead footing, Manolo Blahniq sprinted 600m in 36.6. He pulled up nicely and looks a major threat, especially from an inside alley.

Sports Illustrated followed excellent Tuesday work with 1000m in 1:05.6, the final 600 in 37.8. She heads to Trentham for Saturday’s Group One Thorndon Mile where her chances appear strong. Show The World enhanced his Wellington Cup prospects when completing the 1400 nicely in 1.35, the last 600 in 39.3.

Predator and Animator were travelling well at the completion of 1000m, the last 600 in 37.4. Iwannadancelikehim was travelling sweetly throughout 600 in 38.1. Mime, an unlucky runner in her most recent start, dashed the last 600 of 1000m in 36.6. Diva Achiever was timed from the 600 in 37 and Chocante was given a comfortable 600 in 41.7.

Lizzie L’Amour looked fit for Trentham when working over 1200m in 1:23.07, finishing off in 39.

Wellington Selections –

Race 1 : Savarhys, White Diamond, Jimmy Hoffa
Race 2 : Way In, Ina Canta, Thien Ly
Race 3 : Rocanto, Diva Achiever, Steppenwolf
Race 4 : Straight Sets, Clifford, My Tommy
Race 5 : Temple Tiger, Astrid, Lady Jay
Race 6 : China Star, Jacksstar, Thorn Pass
Race 7 : Sports Illustrated, Kawi, Stolen Dance
Race 8 : Lizzie L’Amour, Labels, Aotearower
Race 9 : Jimmy Mac, Pentathlon, Show The World
Race 10 : Skyweka, Nomisma, Staccato

Best Bet – Jimmy Mac
Track Tip : Sports Illustrated – has reached peak fitness. Value bet.