Track Work – Thursday, 5th December 2013


Concorde acceptors Civics Rock and The Filly completed their preparation in fine style at Cambridge this morning

Galloping on the outside of a slow No. 1 Grass Civics Rock (Sarah) maintained a solid clip from the 1000m, sprinting the final 600m in 37.1.   He  looks at peak fitness for his weekend engagement.

The Filly (Neal) worked in nicely from the 600m in 38.7.   The Central Districts visitor should be a leading chance in Saturday’s feature.

On the Level (Jago) looked in good order when completing 1400m in 1:36, coming home in 37.2.   He looks set to produce his best this weekend.  Roddy (Hills) was clocked from the 600m in 40.9.

Working on the No. 4 Grass, Bellbird (Pedro) worked in easily from the 1000m in 1:12.6, quickening from the 600m in 39.   Grace O’Malley (Brookes) followed with similar work.   Miss Isle (Berg) completed 1000m in 1:7 and 39.6 for the last 600m.

Ellerslie candidate Her to Eternity (Liz) and Singing Dunes (Legg) worked well together over 1000m in 1:7.8, the concluding 600m in 38.2.   Blossom Queen (Gatu) and Bob Valdez (Orla) ran a brisk 1000m in 1:2, sprinting the final 600m in 37.  Bra Spring (Legg), Dancers Tale (Jago) and Diamond Edge (Cato) reeled off 600m in 38.8.

Escobar (O’Shea) left 1000m behind in 1:4.2, the final section in 38.1.   Rock Express (Crawford) cruised 1000m in 1:15 increasing pace over the last 600m in 40.2.   Hardashah (McNab) and Provision (Young) cut out 800m in 58.7.  Queen of Clubs (Leung) was let off with a three quarter pace 1000m and Petrified (Hughes) impressed when completing 1000m in 1:6.2, dashing the final 600m in  36.5.

Selections  –   Ellerslie

Race 1    –    Secrets Only,  Her to Eternity,  Capo

Race 2    –    Bellbird,  Sono Veloce,  Cheeky Boy

Race 3    –    Silk Chardonay,  Queen of Clubs,  Grace O’Malley

Race 4    –    Mitcham,  Waitoki Flower,  Blossom Queen

Race 5    –    Chipandchase,  Persuasive,  Zvonareva

Race 6    –    Enhance,  Hot in Pink,  The Darling One

Race 7    –    Civics Rock,  The Filly,  Statham

Race 8    –    Nordic Knight,  Enjay,  The Final Round

Race 9    –    On the Level, Beauty Perception,  Wisecrack

Track tip and Best bet:   Bellbird.   Working well from in-form stable.