Track Work – Thursday, 2 August

Platinum Passion completed her preparation for racing at Ruakaka this weekend with an encouraging gallop on the outside of a heavy No.2 grass at Cambridge today

Platinum Passion (Selena) travelled sweetly throughout 1000m in 1:7, sprinting the final 600m in 38.2.  She has been improving with each recent outing and looks a strong chance.  

Large As Life (Hills) looked fit for Ruakaka when coasting 1200m in 1:26.2, quickening from the 600m in 40.6.  Smiling Choice (Orting), Keepit (German) and Marica Mia (S. Orting) were together throughout 800m in 51.8.  You’re in Luck (Bradley) ran the last 600m of 1000m in 41.  St Remy (Whale) and Bayley’s Rule (Dillon) were sent 800m in 54.  Selander (Dally) and Green and Gold (Jonty) ran 600m in 43.9.  

Lalett (Norvall) Macorla (Orting), Dundeal (Murphy) and a Shinko King gelding in the Baker stable (German) were sent 1000m in 1:7.2, finishing off in 38.4. 

Working on the sand, which provided firm footing, Bernadini (Norvall) and Perfection (Dally) covered 1000m in 1:8.9, the last 600m in 40.  Lady Syeda (Macfarlane) and an Encosta de Largo (Collins) ran 600m in 39.6.   Touch Wind (Dally) worked in nicely from the 600m in 41.  Duchess of Cambridge (McShane) followed with similar work. 

Big Rocket (Roustoby) and Captain Cat (German) came to the end of 800m in 54.1.  Sharakti (Orting) completed 600m in 39.1.   Pellegrini (Orting) ran 600m in 40.1 and Mackadoo (Roustoby) ran 1000m in 1:8 and 39.8.       

Ruakaka selections. Race 1 Baldivino, Cool Storm, Gold Hunter. R2  Whistling Straits, Werio, Gold Message. R3 Platinum Passion, Al Askan, Uncle Shane. R4 Mygoodgrace, Sarsarun, Off the Top. R5 Thorny Chick, Split Fire, Pentango. R6 Dr Bachelor, Emma’s Choice, Large as Life.  R7 Radar, Govind, Jungle Knight. R9 Orinda, Nazeer, Fred Astaire.       

Best Bet: Platinum Passion – Race 3 — Ruakaka – has worked well since impressive last start third. 

Outsider - Beggar’s Banquet.