Track Work – Thursday, 10 May

Butcher’s Daughter handled heavy track conditions with a stylish final workout at Cambridge today.  

Fog restricted the timing of several gallops.    Working on the No.3 grass Butcher’s Daughter (Ivil) was sent 800m and sprinted the concluding 600m in 37.9.   She looks fit for her engagement at Rotorua on Saturday.

Recent trials winner Black Hennessy (Gatu) and stablemate Marguerita Time (Hills), who both race at New Plymouth this weekend, strode comfortably from the 1000m in 1:10, quickening over the final 600m in 38.4.  Moni Nui (Wendy), who begins his winter campaign in the highweight at Rotorua, was clocked from the 1200m in 1:24.2.   Rasteau (McShane), who impressed at his most recent start, was sent 1200m at three quarter pace, speeding up over the last 600m in 40.  Tale to Tell (Browne) followed up strong work on Tuesday with an easy gallop over 1000m and breezed up in the straight.   He is at peak fitness but needs several scratchings to re-enter the field for the Windsor Park Rotorua Stakes.

Last start winner Aspinal (Donoghue) ran the last 600m of a comfortable 1000m in 38.9,

Working on a firm sand Chill Bill (Orting), a must include in Saturday’s Pick Six, ran 600m in 40.1.  Oak Park (Hutton) followed in 39.9.   Lucy in Disguise (Tiko) could not be timed but was travelling nicely at the end of 1000m and Star of Reims (Collett) ran 800m in 53.4


Cambridge Track Tip and Best Bet  -  Oak Park  -  Smart filly who should  continue solid form

Outsider -  Master Michael