Track Work 22 October 2020

Convincing last start winner NOT AN OPTION, looked in excellent order when rounding off his preparation for Saturday’s Sarten Memorial.

Working on the No. 4 grass (slow) NOT AN OPTION was not after time over 1000m, striding the distance in 1:14.9, the final 600m in 43.8.  His Tuesday work was impressive and although he has to contend with an outside draw, he will be hard to beat.

OSAKA was another Te Rapa candidate, looking at peak fitness when leaving the 600m behind in 41.7.

SWEET ANNA and BONITA AURELIA matched strides from the 1000m in 1:9.2, finishing off in 39.7. TRUE ENOUGH, who failed to fire fresh up, returned the best gallop of the morning with UNITION over 1000m in 1:7.6, sprinting home in 38.5.

UNITION heads to Riccarton this weekend and should perform well.  PUYSEGUR, who will join UNITION for the trip south, was given a comfortable 600m in 42.1.

WALKIN’ BY was not tested over 600m in 40.9.  VERNANME came to the end of 1000m in 1:14.5 and 44.

Galloping on the sand, ROBUSTO left 1400m behind in 1.40, home in 42.1.  ALL BLACK BOURBON returned 41 for 600m.  FELAAR ran his last 600m in 42.7.

LINCOLN KING came in from the 600m in 41.9.  SHE’S APPLES was clocked 600m in 43.1.

MADAM HASS looked fit, running 600m in 40.1.  AMAL ROSE did similar work.  CONCERT HALL was in good form over 1400m, the final 600m in 39.9.

DEEP BEAUTY and MONLULA ran 1400m in 1.37 and 37.4.  SPLASH OF RED worked over 1200m in 1:24.4 and 40.  PLUCKY MISS returned 1.25 and 40.3 for 1200m.

Best from track | Te Rapa | Saturday | Race 8 at 4.43 pm | JF Grylls Memorial Classic | OSAKA