Track Work – Thursday, 22 May 2014

Trentham bound Zankuro and Matagouri were paired in a sound work out at Cambridge today

Galloping on a heavy No. 2 Grass, with the markers out 18 metres Zankuro (Legg) and Matagouri (Jago) were on terms at the completion of 1200m in 1:22, completing the final 600m in 39.   Both were travelling strongly at the finish.

Happyto Keepa (Norvall) enhanced her Ellerslie prospects with a nice workout over 1000m in 1:8, finishing off in 39.9.   Aaja Nachle (Ivil) and Moon Tide (Berg) worked over 800m, the last 600m in 40.   Unbeaten two year old Alter Ego (Gatu) came in nicely from the 600m in 39.3.   She should extend her good record at Ellerslie on Saturday.   Domarco (Texeira) was clocked from the 800m in 52.1.

Soviet Song (Hills) left 1200m behind in 1:20.3, the last 600m in 40.7.   Posy (Collins) came to the end of 1200m in 1:23.5 and 41. And Cornelius (Thornton) covered 1200m in 1:24, the last 600m in 39.2.

Working on the sand, Saywhen (Orting) and Elusive Gold (Jago) matched strides from the 1000m in 1:9 and 40.2 for the last 600m.   Both look strong chances for Ellerslie. Afriditi (Hayley) and Compensate (Lewis) were paired over 600m at three quarter pace.   Divine Shiva (Orash) and Sharakti (Legg) completed 1200m in 1:22.6, the last 600m in 40.4.   And Ambitious Hero (Jago) and Mistaar (Legg) came in from the 1000m in 1:10, the last 600m in 41.1.

Ellerslie selections

Race 1   –   Saved By The Bell, Deliciano, I’ll’ava’alf

Race 2   –   Barbaric,   Ten Belles,   Happyto Keepa

Race 3   –   Polyantha, Cornelius, Mawah Vellous

Race 4   –   John Gray, Magna Carta, Wannabefamous

Race 5   –   Ambitious Hero, The Show, Paco Kid

Race 6   –   Alter Ego, Avisto, Shees Flawless

Race 7   –   Irish Moon, Domarco, Aaja Nachle

Race 8   –   Soviet Song, Nothing, To Be Sure

Race 9   –   Saywhen, Wowowow, Babbiloni

Race 10   –   Posy, Nancylee, Bahhton

Track tip and best bet   –   Ambitious Hero …. at peak fitness, working well