Track Work – Tuesday, 28 February

New Zealand Derby favourites Silent Achiever and Zurella returned impressive gallops in training at Cambridge today. 

Working on a good plough Silent Achiever (Dally) was sent 1600m and was joined by Insurgent (Macfarlane) over the final 1200m, run in 1:18.9, the last 600m in 37.5.  Both were travelling strongly at the finish and Silent Achiever is at peak fitness for the Group 1 feature.

 Zurella (Waddell), who worked on a good No.1 grass, was in outstanding form when completing 1400m with Forgive No Forget (Hunter) in 1:28.1, the 1000m in 59.8 and the last 600m in 34.6.  Zurella held an advantage over her stable mate at the finish.

 Auckland Cup hopeful Guns at Five (Hills) and Derby aspirant Barney (Tiko) worked well together over 2400m running the 1400 in 1:31.9, the 1000m in 1:3.2 and the 600m in 35.7.  Doctor Fremantle (Waddell), also preparing for the Auckland Cup, impressed over 1200m in 1:14, dashing the 600m in 35.3. 

Back to the plough Holy Moly (McShane) was another to impress when working over 1000m in 1:1.6 and 35.7.   Colorado Sun (Holmes), who also has a Derby engagement, was let off with a comfortable 1600m, the last 1000m in 1:13.2 and the 600m in 42.2.

Vaayala (Roustoby) and Veldt (Fallon) matched strides from the 600m in 38.8.  Selador (Houston) and La Nuage (Orting) ran 1200m together in 1:21, finishing off in 38.4.  C’Est Magnifique (Dally) ran 1200m in 1:16.7, picking up stable mate Joy (McShane) at the 900m and running the last 600m in 36.5.      

The Diamond Duke (Harris) and Divine Spice (Shaw) left 1400m behind in 1:33, the 1000m in 1:6.4 and the concluding 600m in 38.8.    

Twilight Grenata (Orting) and a Savabeel gelding (Brendon) sprinted 600m in 36.   Exquisite Choice (Dally) cut out a solid 1200m in 1:17.6, the 600m in 36.5.  Full of Spirit (Macfarlane) followed in 1:16.4 and 36.  Oak Park (Orting) was let off with an easy 600m in 45.      

Rasteau (McShane) was in fine form over 1200m in 1:15, the last 600m in 35.4.  Bob Valdez (Woods) came to the end of 1000m in 1:6 and 38.2.   Recession Proof (Harris) worked quietly) from the 400m in 25.1.   No Enemy (Berg) was clocked from the 600m in 39.6.   Spin My World (Dally) worked evenly over 1200m in 1:25.6, the final 600m in 40.4.   Felina (McShane) returned 44 for an easy 600m.

Taking the Mickey (Donoghue) completed 1000m in 1:4.1 and 36.9.   Worthing (Cameron) was under restraint when completing 1000m in 1:9.7, the 600m in 41.3.   Left of Centre (McShane) ran 1400m in 1.35.2 and 38.1.

Chettak (Marney) finished off 1200m in 1:22.6 and 38.  Ishired (Wenn) was timed from the 600m in 36.1. And Carnegie Star (Louise) and Vanilla (Katie) were kept under a tight rein from the 1000m in 1:11.3, the 600m in 40.2