Trackwork – Thursday, 9th August

Taking the Mickey galloped well on a quiet morning’s work at Cambridge today in preparation for the  open 1400m at Pukekohe this weekend.   

Working on the outside of a heavy No. 2 grass Taking the Mickey (Donoghue) was travelling comfortably throughout 1000m in 1:13.4, quickening from the 600m in 41. The veteran galloper looks in bright condition.

Spin My World (Dally) was given an easy task when completing 1000m in 1:13.6, coming home in 44.1. She’s Invincible (Cameron) handled the loose conditions well when sprinting 600m in 40. Margurita Time (Gatu) and a Keeninsky gelding (Hills) from the Chris Wood stable worked nicely together over 800m in 53.9, the 600m in 40.2.

Galloping on a firm sand Rio Nugget (German) ran 600m in 42.3. Thunderbird One (Roustoby) came to the end of 1200m in 1:22.2, the last 600m in 38.6. Touch Wind (Dally) was let  off with a three-quarter pace 800m, the  last 600m in 44.1. A Zed gelding (Orting) and an Iffraj gelding (Murphy) from the Baker-Forsman stable were on terms from the 1000m  in 1:8, the  last 600m in 40.2. Skimio (Norvall) cut out 600m in 39.4 and Future King (Dally), who looks set for a profitable spring campaign, was comfortable throughout 800m in 59. 

Counties selections.-

R1 Fullavino, All About Fun, Thornbird.

R2 Torino, The Flying Affair, One  Night Stand.

R3 Ten Belles, Indian Sky, John Grey.

R4 Valley Diamond, Magna Carta, D’llaro.

R5 Shooting Daggers, Cash Kingdom, West End,

R6 Poach The Cash, Karaka Jack, Buck’s Back.   

R7  Itsallme, Seed of Speed, Cool One. 

R8 Storming the Tower, Google Me, Thenamesbond. 

Best bet: Torino.

Track tip Itsallme. Unlucky last start. Impressive winner earlier.

Outsider: Berlusconi.