Trackwork – Thursday, 15 August 2013

Sangster and El Roca completed their preparations for Te Rapa and Taupo respectively in good style at Cambridge today.

Working on a slow No.1 grass Sangster (Young) and El Roca (McNab) maintained a solid gallop throughout 1000m in 1:2.4, sprinting the final 600m in 36.6. Sangster may find the distance of the Foxbridge Plate a shade short but El Roca looks a big chance at Taupo on Monday.

Galloping on the No.2 grass Storming The Tower (Gately) was in good form over 600m in 38.1. He should be competitive at Te Rapa. Popeye Braggins (Marshall) and Kelly O’Reilly (Sarah) ran a fast 800m in 50.4. Possee (Harris) was comfortable throughout 600m in 43.6. Sacred Park (Donoghue) and Hardspun (Smith) reeled off 800m in 52.1.

Working on the plough Bachelor Zeel (Ivil) and Alt Control (Harrison) worked in nicely from the 1000m in 1:4.3. finishing off in 37.7. Dancing On Tables (Berg) was clocked from the 600m in 38. Sharakti (Murphy) and Carbide (McIlroy) matched strides from the 1400m in 1:32.3, coming home in 38.4.

Chill Bill (Orash) and Snave (Fraser-Hayes) were on terms throughout 1000m in 1:4.6, the 600m in 39. Thunderbird One (Hutton) and Neo (Murphy) were paired over 1000m in 1:6.5, finishing off in 40. Whitney Spice (Paddy) was clocked from the 600m in 41.1. Clara Jane (Magorrian) followed in 40.3. Wrecking Crew (McNab) was sent 1400m in 1:40, the 600m in 41. Dunoon (Dalley) and Jack’s Run (Macfarlane) worked well together over 600m in 37. Misstrum (Norvall) worked in from the 600m in 40.3. Le Moussier (Warren) and Artemis (Troy) ran 600m in 43.

Te Rapa selections:

R1: Maximum Height, Endor, Chapinta.

R2: Prospero, Sharakti, Sir Elmo.

R3: Rulaline, Carbide, Wattle Bay.

R4: Pogue, Who Said, River City.

R5: Airman, Mr Knowitall, Copacabana.

R6: Celtic Star, Alfonze, Denmark.

R7: Xanadu, Final Touch, Fleur de  Lune.

R8: Keepit, Dancing On Tables, C’mon.

R9: Storming the Tower, Hollywood Angel, Righteo,

Best Bet: Xanadu.

Track Tip: Storming The Tower…working well, value runner.