Following a very wet Monday, A busy morning on both the course proper and the sand took place at Cambridge.
Nicoletta and Hinerangi produced the fastest gallop of the session. Working on a slow no 1 grass, they went to the line locked together under nice holds, returning a smart 1:32.0 home in 36.5. They both head towards Black Type races, with Hinerangi set to contest the WFA Fillies and Mares race at Awapuni Friday, while Nicoletta heads to Te Aroha on Saturday for the group 1 breeders stakes
Recent winner Tantalising, also set to head to Awapuni, cut out an impressive 1200 in 1:20.0, rounding off in 38.6. This was one of the last gallops of the morning on a deteriorating track so certainly looks well ahead of Friday’s assignment.
Concert Hall, who has flown through the grades this preparation, worked solidly over 1400 in 1:36.0, easing through the line in 40.3. She faces her sternest challenge to date when she lines up in the Breeders Stakes on Saturday but looks up to the challenge and won’t be far away.
Power O Hata and Ladynadel went together over 1200 in 1:22.0, home in 37.0.
Camino Rocoso worked alone an did it nicely going 1400 in 1:33, 37.3.
Grand Rio and Highlad both seemed comfortable with conditions as they strode 1400 in 1:37.0, home in 38.4
Dream On, off the back of a nice recent trial, cut out 1:22.0 for 1200m, 40.6 for last 600m.
Poker Face followed over 1600m in 1:40.0, 39.8
Eleanor Rigby and Sahar went together over 1400 in 1:23.0, home in 38.3.
Espresso Martini looked to be enjoying conditions when working alongside Lady Blue over 1000m, going 1:06.0, home in a tidy 38.2.
Peaceful went alone an clocked 1:08.0, 38.5.
Eridani went with last start winner Belle Fronto over 1200 in 1:11.0, 39.3.
Campari went alone in 1:10.0 for 1000m, finishing off in 39.8.
William Scott backed up nice work last week with a smart 1000m gallop, timed in 1:10.0, home in 38.4. Looks ready to run a big race
Raposo Rapida, who was most deserving of his breakthrough last start, went 1200m, last 600m timed at 39.4.
Santa Catarinas last 600m was 38.9 over her 1000m gallop.
Savapak went 1400m in 1:36.0, 38.9.
Socialights was unlucky not to win last start, and was kept up to the mark this morning going 1000m in 1:11.0, 40.4.
Spirited and Master Park finished off in 39.2.
Ludeus ran 42.6.
Not Usual Heaven went 1000m in 1:11.0, home in 40.4.
Yatimas last 600m was timed at 42.6.
Regera stopped the clock at 38.4.
Trumpet went 1200m in 1:22.0, 39.8.
Red Senna and The Auld Cougar went together over 1200m in 1:23.0, finishing off in 39.4.
List of sand gallops an last 600m times:
Unnamed Per incanto (had the better of) Elethya- 43.2
Mamba and Visconti 41.6.
Mayflower, Redouts Choice, Graciam 42.7
Mongolian Heaven and Red Beach 42.1.
Devils Melody, Sepoy, Princess Amadilla 43.7.
Shes A Lady and Kailani Sunset 40.7.
Ready To Roar 44.8.
Banqrow last 400m in 28.8.
Volpe Veloce, Supera and Our Abbadean all worked pleasingly at Matamata this morning ahead of the final Group One race of the season, the New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes at Te Aroha.
After overnight rain most fast work took place on the course proper, where the going was slow 10 metres out.
Supera and Our Abbadean were ridden by their respective raceday riders Michael Coleman and Craig Grylls when paired over 1200m in 1:18.6, with the last 1000m in 1:04.8 and 600m in 38.2. It was sound work by both mares.
Volpe Veloce (Grylls) as usual worked solo, striding out well over her last 1200m in 1:19.8, 1:05.3 and 38.2. She has trained on well from her last-start Tauranga win.
Veine D’Or (Coleman) looked ready for a bold fresh-up run at Te Aroha when working over 1000m, steady to begin with but finishing off attractively with 1000m in 1:09.9 and a final 600m in 36.8.
Lady Painton (Newman) and Master Painton (Ravi) got through sound work ahead of Awapuni on Friday, cutting out 1200m in 1:21.0, 1:04.2 and 37.0. Sunburst (Lammas), a rival for Lady Painton in the Manawatu Breeders’ Stakes, went with Vermont (McCall) over 1200m in 1:19.8, 1:05.4 and 38.0.
Ginger King (Lammas) and Donna Imelda (Donoghue) caught the eye over 1000m in 1:04.8 and 37.7, while Incantesimo (Hashizume) and Pacquiao (Parma) prepared for Te Aroha with 1200m in 1:19.3, 1:06 and 39.8.
Rock Idol (Hutchings) and Bojangles (Diego) cut out a smart 1000m in 1:03.3 and 37, Roll The Gold (Newman) and Temple Tiger (McCall) were also impressive over the same distance in 1:04.5 and 36.8, while Kainui Rose (Grylls) and Azabeat (Lambert), working late in the session, recorded 1:06.9 and 38.8.
Ensoie (Parma) and Letmeby (Hashizume) prepared for Sunday’s Pukekohe meeting with 1200m in 1:20.3, 1:06.5 and 38.8. Over the same ground Mongolianconqueror (Bosson) and Remington (Hutchings) took 1:20.2, 1:04.5 and 37.2, Voler Pour Moi (Yanagida) 1:25.3 and 40.2, Fabulous Flight (Hutchings) 1:19.7 and 37.2, and Spring Heat (Loon) 1:30.5 and 45.2.
Over 1000m Pacific Coast (Hutchings) and She’s Not Bad (Diego) clocked 1:06.5 and 38.4, Shez Leica (Diego) and Johnny Redmond (Grylls) 1:05.4 and 37.6, and Chadsdale (Newman) 1:04.8 and 37.5.
On the sand Up And Gone (Fawcett) and Enduring Love (A Jones) cut out 1000m in 1:06.8 and 37.6, while Shellez Ace (K McQuade) and Midnite Invasion (H McQuade) returned 1:07.4 and 36.4, and The Mitigator (P McKay) and a Shamexpress gelding (S McKay) 1:09.8 and 38.6.
On the all-weather track Short Fuse (Hashizume) was keen over 1000m in 1:01.0 and 37.2. Woodsman (Gillies), who resumes at Te Aroha, got through his work well over 1000m in 1:04.0 and 38.2.
The training partnership of Guy Lowry and Grant Cullen intend sending two horses to Christchurch for this Saturday’s Canterbury meeting and both appeared to work well at this morning’s Hastings track session.
Fast work was again confined to the plough which provided reasonably good footing after 10 millimetres of rainfall overnight.
The Lowry/Cullen stable have entered Mohaka for Saturday’s Listed $50,000 NZB Airfreight Stakes (1600m) at Riccarton while stablemate Atlanta Peach will be entered for the $25,000 Rating 72 race over 1800m.
Atlanta Peach worked over 1000m on her own this morning, running the first 400m at three-quarter pace before quickening over the last 600m in 38.4. The Bullbars mare was a last start fourth in the Masterton Cup (1600m) and that followed an impressive win over 1600m at Otaki. Terry Moseley has been booked to ride her.
Mohaka was let off with a much easier workout this morning, running 800m in 58.9, the 600m in 44.1. She has not raced since winning a maiden over 1200m at Otaki on March 8 but had a jumpout at Waipukurau last Friday and was stakes placed earlier this season. Jason Laking has been booked to ride her on Saturday.
Tuigirl, entered for a maiden 1200m race at Wanganui on Thursday, was also let off with an easy assignment when running 600m in 41.9. She hasn’t raced since finishing fifth in the Listed Wanganui Guineas (1340m) in September last year but has also had the benefit of recent jumpouts to help fit her.
Uncle Bro, who contests the Rating 65 race over 2200m at Awapuni on Friday, was kept to not much more than three-quarter pace when running 800m in 58.3, the last 600m in 42.5 while Valerius and a Showcasing -Zaballet two-year-old filly worked together over 800m in 56.0, the last 600m in 40.5.
A Handsome Ransom-La Singa four-year-old mare and a Jakkalberry two-year-old filly worked together over 600m in 42.4.
Course Proper. Track Dead 5. Rail out 9m.
Time honours of the morning went to classy Sinarahma, who partnered Cottoneva over 1200m, the last 600m in 36.5. Both worked well.
Gerda and Zachaz were only slightly slower (36.6) in completing the same work. Both are in good form.
The good winter gallopers Rosewood, and Batchelor Babe continued their preparations for an imminent return to racing by running 1000m, the last 600m in 37.1. They are coming to hand well.
The rest of the gallops weren’t timed due to a maintenance.
Improving Per Incanto maiden Desert Magic looks ready to chalk up his first win on Friday judging by his fine track gallop at Awapuni this morning.
All fast work took place on the plough (good), where Desert Magic, ridden by Danielle Hirini, skipped over 1000m in 1:6.4, the last 600m in 37.1.
The three-year-old gelding debuted at Wairoa (1200m) in late February, finishing fifth before a much better third at Woodville (1200m) in his only other start so far. He can go one better on Friday (mdn 3yo 1200m) on his home track.
Rosetta (r72 mile) and Tiro were paired over 1000m in 1:7.9, the last 600m in 37.6, and Dal Kilchoan (r65 2200m) went alone in 1:6.1 and 38.1.
Du’blues (r72 1200m), who posted back-to-back wins (1400m & 1550m) during the summer, ran 1000m in 1:7.6, the last 600m in 38.8. She has been freshened.
Red Red Robin, second at Tauherenikau last start, showed her fitness this morning with 1000m in 1:8.7, the last 600m in 38.9, and Lincoln Falls, who has been gelded, posted 1:9 even and 38.6.
China Star, in the r82 1400m on Friday, and Wanganui (Thursday) improver Lincoln Hanover (mdn 3yo 1350m) matched strides over 800m in 52.1, the last 600m in 38.9.
NZ Oaks winner Sentimental Miss went with Manawatu entrant Fictitious over 800m in 52.8, the last 600m in 38.6, and Rock With Choux, in at Wanganui (mdn 3yo 1350m), ran 1000m in 1:7.7 and 39.4. He won a Foxton trial last week.
Manawatu runner Lincoln Hills (r82 1400m) and Father Lenihan were timed 800m in took 52.3 and 39.7, and Glide Queen, in at Wanganui (mdn 3yo 1350m), was kept to 1:14.3 for 1000m, the last 600m in 40.8.