Track Work – Thursday, 30 August

Torino left no doubts about his fitness for Saturday’s Billy’s Bar Premier over 1400m at Hastings this weekend with an impressive workout at Cambridge today. 

Galloping on a firm sand Torino (Harley) travelled sweetly alongside Irish King (Cuneen) over 800m in 51:8, the last 600m in 39.1.  He had plenty in reserve at the line.

Working on a heavy No.2 grass Mackadoo (Calder) did his Tauranga chances no harm with encouraging work over 1000m in 1:8, the final 600m in 39.1.  Sandy’s Star (Gatu), a likely favourite for the maiden 1200m at Tauranga, was comfortable throughout 1000m in 1:13.2, finishing off in 40.4.   Debut winner Lady Jaffe (Collett) and St. Challen (Stam) were given a comfortable 600m in 43.   Indian Sky (Selina) ran 1000m in 1:12.2, the last 600m in 42.7.  Dubai Dan (medium weight) followed with similar work.

Fame Win (Gillies) and Miss Saigon (Donoghue) did well over 800m in 51.9.   Vanilla (McKay) was let off with a three quarter pace workout over 800m.   Nazrena (Collett) and First Command (Gillies) left 1000m behind in 1:12, the last 600m in 38.9.   Thunderbird One (Roustoby) completed the final 600m of his work in 40.  

Working on the No.4 grass Civic Rock (Cropp), a Tauranga aspirant, worked over 1000m with Innovation (Macfarlane) in 1:6.4 and 38.1 for the 600m.   Carrick (Donoghue) and Feel One (Ormsby) came to the end of 1000m in 1:8.1 and 38.6.

Back on the sand Golden Light (Stanaway) travelled comfortably throughout 800m in 57.4.   How Good Was That (Norvall), Brandy Star (Dally) and Long Lashes (Jonty) completed 600m in 41.4.   Galore (Collins) was timed from the 600m in 44.3 and San D’ior (Woods) ran 600m in 42.1.   

Hastings selections.  Race 1 Green Wings,  Platinum Lincoln,  Kate.   R 2  Pioneer,  Okie Dokie,  Indiana Jones. R 3   Midnight Paddle, The Palm King, Taats. R 4  Savvy Dancer,  Winning Line,  Commett. R  5   Smoulder,  No Excuse Maggie, Figure Again. R 6 Torino, Showing off,   Joy’s Choice.   R 7 Gospel. Royal Queen, Testa Secret.  R 8  Mufhasam Xanadu,   Fleur de Lune.   R 9  Thunderbird One,  Vanilla,  Polyantha. 

Track tip and top selection — Torino   – Working impressively.  Good Value

Outsider – Mungo Jerry.