Track Work – Thursday, 19 April

Snave and Snagglepuss in separate gallops starred in training at Cambridge today.

Working on a dead plough Snave (German) galloped freely from the 800m, running the last 600m in 38.7.  He was travelling strongly at the finish and looks a good value bet at Hastings this weekend.

Working on a firm sand Snagglepuss (Ropiha) sprinted 600m in 37.4.  He is fit for his Tauranga engagement this weekend.  The Diamond Duke (McNab) was not after time when striding 1400m, the concluding 600m in 43.2.   

Stablemates and race rivals for the maiden two year old race at Hastings, Watch King (S Orting) and Catalan King (H Orting) matched strides over 800m in 54.6. 

Hurricane Mickey (Roustoby) and Genus (German) left 800m behind in 53.9.  Star of Show (Young) and The Grey Ghost (Harley) hit out well over 1000m in 1:9, the final 600m in 38.6.   Rockburn (Vennendal) ran the last 600m of 1000m in 39.7.   Altesino (Dally) and Cashmere (McShane) were timed from the 600m in 42.  Joy (Waddell) was let off with a three-quarter pace 1200m, finishing off in 45.3.   Finn (Cooper) was given a similar workout.   

Back to the plough, Blue Nile (Roustoby) and Precision King (German) left 1000m behind in 1:6.3, finishing off in 38.9.  Swami (Hutton) came in from the 600m in 38.1.   Chettak (Shaw), who has won over $360,000 in stakes and will be having his last start at Gate Pa this weekend, was comfortable throughout 1000m in 1:10, the concluding 600m in 43.2.   

AB O’Reilly (Ropiha) worked in nicely from the 1000m in 1:6.4, the concluding 600m in 41.  Shut Out (McShane) returned 40.3 for 600m.  Le Monsieur (Dally) followed in 40.6 and General Lee (Gatu) and Royal Matty (Ropiha) completed 800m in 56, the last 600m in 41.

Track tip:   Lost World  -  Hastings  -  smart gelding, narrowly beaten last start


Good bet:  Outsider  -  Catalan King  -  Hastings