Track Work, Thursday, 19th September 2013


Eliza Blues completed her preparation for her New Zealand debut at Pukekohe on Saturday when working in fine style at Cambridge today

The Westbury Stud Karaka Classic acceptor, who recently arrived from Australia, was sent 800m on a slow No. 3 Grass with raceday rider Jason Jago aboard, and sprinted the last 600m in 37.   Now prepared by the Baker and Forsman team, Eliza Blues should be most competitive on Saturday.

Last start winner Bachelor Zeel (Ivil) looked in good order for Pukekohe when completing a comfortable 600m in 43.   Orbity (Orash) came to the end of 600m in 39.   Neo (Alysha) and Mistaar (Holmquist) finished on terms when running the last 600m of 1000m in 38.1.    Von Crumb (Dillon) was let off with a three quarter pace 600m.

Peak Hour (Brennan) sprinted a smart 600m in 37.8.   Dancing on Tables (Ross) was clocked from the 600m in 40.9.  Manny (Tiko) came to the end of 600m in 41.   Harmonize (Reid), Delargo Secret (Dalley) and Bhawani (Magorrian) galloped 600m together in 37.6.   Atlante (Orash) and a High Chaparral gelding (Alysha) worked in nicely from the 600m in 37.7.

Galloping on the sand, Guns at Five (Gatu) worked well over 800m in 50.4.   Popeye Braggins (Marshall) was given a quiet round prior to sprinting up the straight.   On the Level (McIlroy) strode 1000m in 1:13, coming home in 42.  Dunoon (Magorrian) sprinted 600m nicely in 40.3.   Blast (Orash) returned 41.7 for 600m.   Honeymoon (Magorrian) came to the end of 1000m in 1:10, the 600m in 40.8 and Coup de Nuite (Macfarlane), Luxury Liz (Magorrian) and Tipilk (Dalley) ran 600m in 41.4.

Hastings Selections –

Race 1    Go Paddy,  Savarose,  Canterino

Race 2    Whoshe,  Storming The Tower,  Willy Duggan

Race 3    Go Joeli,  Keyora,  Anotherchancetaken

Race 4    Sitara,  Neo,  Trepidation

Race 5    Orbity,  Bounding,  Fantastic Honour

Race 6    Vito Genovese,  Von Krumm,  Sir Kingwood

Race 7    Knowing,  Melodies Way,  Thedepot

Race 8    Full of Spirit,  Survived,  Nashville

Race 9    Popeye Braggins,  Scapolo,  Double O Seven

Best Bet    –    Orbity

Track Tip    –   Eliza Blue ….has worked well since arriving from Australia – value.