Track Work – Thursday, 20 December

Bone of Contention enhanced his Te Rapa prospects with a stylish gallop at Cambridge today

Working on a good plough Bone of Contention (Donoghue) was travelling nicely at the completion of 1000m in 1:9, the final 600m in 38.1.     

Lady Chaparral (Hughes) an unlucky runner in the Captain Cook Stakes at Trentham, was in fine form when running 1200m in 1:17.2, dashing the final 600m in 34.5.  He will race next in the Zabeel Classic at Ellerslie.

Almon (Young) looked fit for Te Rapa this weekend when impressing over 1200m in 1:14.6, finishing off in 36.2.  Future King (Dalley) was given a comfortable task over 600m in 40.   Watch King (Orting) and Cinna Miss (Hutton) matched strides from the 1000m in 1:6 and 38.3.  On the Level (Roustoby) returned 1:19 for 1200m, the 600m in 37. 

Decorah (Orting) and Bewitching (German) sprinted 600m in 36.3.  Le Moussier (Dalley) left 1000m behind at three quarter pace, increasing speed over the last 600m in 41.   Cape Mapperley (Norvall) was given an easy task over 600m in 42.  Carrick (Donoghue) galloped strongly from the 1000m in 1:4.2 and 36.  Kelly O’Reilly (medium weight) ran 600m in 39.6.  Lady Sieda (Chipperfield) and Zonza (Dalley) were paired over 600m in 39.

Te Rapa selections -   Race 1  The Hotz, Tuftane, Ryan John   -   Race 2  C’Est Magnifique, Bone of Contention, Chaperone   -   Race 3  Estrato, Passalente, Allegri   -   Race 4  Bravado, One O Eight, Righteo   -   Race 5  Gendarme, Handsome Mates, Heart of Darkness   -   Race 6  Elusive  Gold, Mr Knowitall, Wealth Lady   -   Race 7  Ekabar, Flower Bomb, Ishimine   -   Race 8  Kept In Style, Memory, Nineteen Forty   -   Race 9  The Tidy Express, Almon, Game Changer   –   Race 10  Traveller, Le Moussier, Polyantha

Best Bet  -  Traveller

Track tip  –  The Tidy Express  – racing and working well – looks a top prospect

Outsider – Siem Reap.