Track Work – Thursday, 23 August 2012

Slumdog Millionaire looked ready for an overdue maiden win when working on a heavy No.2 Grass at Cambridge today.

The markers were out 25 metres.

Slumdog Millionaire (M. Cropp) and stablemate Son of Zoff (Macfarlane) matched strides from the 1200m in 1:23.1, sprinting the final 600m in 39.6.  Both were travelling strongly at the finish.  

Last start winner Kingqueen (Browne) worked in from the 800m in a comfortable 55.6.   Swami (German) worked in nicely from the 1000m mark and completed the last 600m in 40.1.   Hurricane Mickey (Roustoby) was sent 800m in 52.4 after starting at the 1000m.   Race rival at Ellerslie, Taking the Mickey (Donoghue) completed the last 600m of 1000m in 39.6.   Khemosabi (Frank) was in good form when running 1000m in 1:5.9, sprinting the last 600m in a fast 37.5.    

Te Kingi (Collins) came to the end of 1000m in 1:9.8, finishing off in 42.  I Told You So (Keoghan) reeled off 800m in 51:6 and Mononui (Wendy) ran an easy 1000m, the last 600m in 45.9.    

Pinza Flying (O’Shea) returned 1:12.6 for 1000m, coming home in 41.2.

Galloping on the No.4 grass New Zealand Derby winner Silent Achiever (Dally), who is pleasing trainer Roger James in her preparation for spring racing, galloped nicely from the 800m. She was timed over the last 600m in 42.  Rollout The Carpet (Norvall) and Tilda (Forbes) were paired over 1000m in 1:8.2, finishing off in 41.

Working on a firm sand Lady Chaparral (Gatu) looked fit for racing at New Plymouth this weekend when sprinting 600m in 38.3.  The Terminator (Collins) strode 1000m in 1:11 the last 600m in 41.3.

Ellerslie selections

R 1  -  Radinka,  Palemo,  Thomond Park

R 2  -  Son of Zoff,  Kingqueen,  Brer

R 3  –  Goginga,  Victory Morgan,  Onekaykaraka 

R 4  -  Joerok,  Mononui,  Seeking the Silver

R 5  –  Matost,  John Grey,  Hurricane Mickey

R 6  -  Tom’s Myth,  Karlos,  Cape Kinaveral

R 7  -  Swami,  Time Legend,  Patsy O’Reilly

R 8  –  Aruriteson,  Just Got Home,  Saved by the Bell

Best bet and track tip  –  Swami  -  Last start winner who can cope with rise in class

Outsider  -  Hurricane Mickey.