Track Work – Thursday, 13 December

Open ‘N’ Shut looked at peak fitness for racing at Te Rapa this weekend when galloping on a good plough at Cambridge this morning

Open ‘N’ Shut (Hughes) left 1000m behind in 1:3, sprinting the final 600m in 35.8.   He should be most competitive this weekend.

On the Level ((Roustoby), who returns to racing this weekend after a long break, strode comfortably from the 1200m in 1:25, the final 600m in 39.   He has been working well for some time and should run a bold race fresh up.   

Savour the Moment (Shaw) was not after a quick time when completing 1000m in 1:12, the last 600m in 41.   Full of Spirit (Macfarlane) looked a good chance for Te Rapa when covering 1200m in 1:23.7, the final section in 39.2.   Oak Park (German) worked well over 1000m in 1:4.3 and 36.2.   Single Currency (Hughes) was travelling sweetly at the completion of 1000m in 1:5.4, the 600m in 36.3.

Beyond All Doubt (Cowie) was sent 1200m at three quarter pace, quickening over the last 600m in 40.3.  Misstrum (Norvall) followed with similar work.   Ascari (Ulrika) dashed 600m in 35.5.   Under the Radar (Tiko) and a Bachelor Duke filly (Cameron) maintained a strong pace from the 1000m, finishing off with the last 600m in 36.   Barbaric (Harris) breezed up over 400m in 25.9.   Manny (Tiko) and Apache Taat (Cuneen) impressed over 1000m in 59.3, the 600m in a fast 34.9.

Divine Star (Dalley) was given an easy task from the 1200m in 1.25 and 40.7 for the last 600m.  The Tidy Express (Cowie) completed 1200m at three quarter pace, coming home in 42.   Prestigeous Miss (Macfarlane) ran the last 600m of a comfortable 1200m in 40.4.  Revolt (Browne) left 800m behind in 54.3.

Te Rapa selections  -  Race 1  Money Tree, Beauty Perception, Ryan John;   Race 2  Open ‘N’ Shut, Irish Encore, Oak Park;   Race 3 Catalonia, Gateway, Assher;   Race 4  Biddable, Wannabe, Kalevala;  Race 5   Full of Spirit, Single Currency, Shan Dream;   Race 6 Supreme Lady, Grande Bellezza, Makers Mark;   Race 7  Jeu de Cartes, Arceniel, Dolmabache;   Race 8 Senna, Bruno, Medici;   Race 9  Shez Sinsational, Guiseppina, Diademe;   Race 10 On the Level, Savour the Moment, Quintero

Track tip and best bet  –  On the Level, has been working well and looks ready to resume


Outsider  –  Siem Reap.