Track Work – Thursday, 18th October 2012

Jeu de Cartes was in good form in training at Cambridge today, when working on a good plough.

Jeu de Cartes (Orting) was not extended over 1200m in 1:23.6, the last 600m in 38.9. She has thrived since her recent win at Riccarton. She should again be prominent at Rotorua on Saturday.

Single Currency (Gatu) followed up a good Tuesday workout with another encouraging gallop over 1000m in 1:3.7 and 36.9. He is fit for racing at Wanganui on Saturday. Marguerita Time (Hughes) left 1400m behind in 1:33.2, coming home in 37.3. Swami (Hutton) travelled comfortably throughout 1000m in 1:11.8, the last 600m in 38.9. Apprentice rider Brendon Hutton will have his first raceday ride on Swami at Rotorua. He has shown promise riding at recent trials.

Lucky Country (Shaw) completed 600m in 39.8. Great of Favours (Hutton) left 1000m behind in 1:6, the concluding 600m in 40.4. Trust (Orting) came to the end of 1200m in 1:24 and 39.2. Mac Orla (Roustoby) followed with 1000m in 1:5, the 600m in 38.9. Oak Park (Hutton) looked ready to run a bold race at Rotorua when completing the final 600m of 800m in 39. Casino Park (Keoghan) was clocked from the 600m in 38.9. C’est Magnifique (Macfarlane) worked in nicely from the 1200m in 1:19, finishing off in 39.1.

Coil (Stanaway) and Penny Whistle (Schick) dashed 600m in 36.9. Eddie the Eagle (Macfarlane) impressed alongside stablemates Perfection (Dalley) and Bernadine (Chipperfield) over 600m in 37.

Working on the outside of the No.1 grass Rollout The Carpet (Du Plessis), who has derived much benefit from her recent Hawkes Bay outing, returned excellent work with Prairie Chimes (Forbes) over 1200m in 1:14.4, the 1000m in 59.9 and the last 600m in 35.6. She races at Te Rapa on Monday in the Group 3 Sarten Memorial Stakes over 1400m.

Rotorua selections – Race 1 Kelly O’Reilly, Mac Orla, Regalia; Race 2 Casino Park, Already Perfect, Memory; Race 3 Logan, Vitali, Dal Keith; Race 4 Bellino, Swami, Splitfire; Race 5 Auspicious, Copacabana, Irish Encore; Race 6 Veyron, Antonio Lombardo, Aspinal; Race 7 Hidden Asset, Flavour Flav, Trust; Race 8 Indikator, Jeu de Cartes, Plan Ex; Race 9 Open ‘n Shut, Agent Ziva, Cody Cat; Race 10 Best Command, Great of Favours, Veronica

Best bet and track tip…. Open ‘N’ Shut – smart type resuming

Outsider – Savannah Rush