Trackwork

Trackwork during the lead up to NZ Cup Week was bought to you by Te Akau Racing and compiled by Brian de Lore. Trackwork is not currently being recorded.

Thursday November 15 - Riccarton Park

Both the plough and the big trial grass were open for fast work at this morning’s session with the plough providing much better going than it did on Tuesday. Conditions were mild and dry and the big trial grass was firm and produced fast times.

On the plough, one of the best of the morning came from the Meadows trained Duplicity (Myers) and the Kay trained Sylvester (McNab) who were paired together over 1000m in 1.04 but finished the work off strongly for the final 600m in 35.4. Both are Saturday acceptors.

1000 Guineas aspirant Emily Margaret (Lowry) worked impressively when solo on the plough from the 1000m in 1.09.4 but upping the tempo considerably towards the end of the work and recording 34.0 for the last 600m. Another to catch the eye on the plough was northern visitor High Spririts (Thomson) who was alone from the 600m in 35.1 with the last 400m in 23.3.

Saturday acceptor Zah Wanted (Laking) galloped with an unnamed three-year-old who was no help to it at the end of 1000m on the plough in 1.04.2, the final 600m in 36.8. Locally Sauced (K Mudoo) did very similar work from the 1000m in 1.04.2, the last 600m in 36.2.

On the big trial grass the fast times came mostly from Pitman stable horses. Best was Carson’s River (Chowdhoory) and Gloss which went together from the 1000m in 1.00.5, the last 600m in 34.0. For the same journey Magic Note (Chowdhoory) and Barabas (Morris) went 1.02.4 and from the 600m in 34.1.

The Taylor trained Selfie (Taylor) is on the improve and this morning on the grass over 600m impressed in 34.9, the final 400m in 23.0. Vinsanity (Morgan) was solo over 600m in 34.7. Miroslava (Shaikh) again impressed in her work when covering 1000m in 1.01.8, the final 600m in 34.2.

Whitney (K Mudoo) was alone on the grass from the 1000m in 1.02.5, the last 400m in a slick 22.8. For the same journey and sectionals Why Me (Morgenrood) and Quaintrelle (Morgan) went 1.04.6 and 34.9, Anzac Coup (Morgenwood) with Jamie (Morgan) went 1,02.7 and 35.0, Pinup Coup (Morris) galloping with Shanzino (Shaikh) and recorded 1.01.7 and 35.0, Pinsraad (Jonker) was solo in 1.06.7 and 35.2, Nowhere Man (Chowdhoory) was alone in 1.06.2 and 35.8 and Milk It (Taylor) in 1.03.6 and 35.9.

Mathieu (Chowdhoory) and All About Magic (Shaikh) were together on the grass from the 800m in 47.8, the final 600m in 34.6. Zakynthos (Shaikh) was solo over 1000m in 1.01.9. Wacomaco (Moseley) was timed to run 800m on the grass in 46.7 while Savason for the same journey took 48.8, the final 600m in 36.5.

Coup Dreamwood (Morris) and So Brazen (Morgan) were on the grass from the 1600m in 1.41.5 with the last 800m in 48.5. Ice Breaker (Lowry) with an unnamed companion went together from the 600m in 38.6, the last 400m in 25.4. Paris Awaits (Dunne) was breezed up in the straight over 400m in 25.2.

Others on the grass included Tavigrade which went over 1000m in 1.12.0, the final 400m in 25.2, Sanasar which was alone from the 800m in 55.7 and the 600m in 42.6 and Southern Sav who went solo from the 1200m in 1.22.2, the last 600m in 40.7.

On the plough Ahyum (Murphy) and an unnamed companion went over 1000m together in 1.07.7, the last 600m in 36.8. For the same journey Alana Rose (Moseley) went solo in 1.06.7 and 36.3. The Te Akau charge Wide Awake three-quarter paced into the straight and then breezed-up the last 400m in 24.8. Diplomat (Moseley) alone took 50.8 from the 800m and 37.3 from the 600m.

Also on the plough Cardrona (Richards) went from the 1000m in 1.06.8, the last 600m in 38.3. Naughty Nana (Carston) and Red River Roc (Olwagen) were together from the 1000m in 1.12.8, the last 600m in 38.1. Hot Fuss (Lowry) galloped 800m in 38.2 and for the same trip Hey Mickey (Richards) took 38.3, Winehouse took 37.0.

Conclusion (Laking) wasn’t asked for much in covering 800m in 56.5. Felaar (Sai) went an easy 1000m in 1.10.8, the last 600m in 40.2. Richard of Yorke was timed from the 1200m in 1.33, the last 600m in 42.0. Mental Telepathy which also runs in the NZ Cup went solo from the 1000m in 1.06.8, the last 600m in 38.3. Wekaforce (Kuru) did three-quarter pace over 1000m in 1.16.3.

Stella Daze (R Mudoo) was paceworked on the plough and breezed-up in the straight over the last 400m in 27.7. Challa (Laking) and Miss Scandanavia (Richards) went together over 800m in 53.3, the last 600m in 38.4. Vouch (Olwagen) went alone over 800m in 53.0, the last 600m in 39.0. Sulu Sea (Saejorhor) went over 1000m in 1.13.9, the final 600m in 39.8. Highly Xcited three-quarter-paced. Cup hopeful Bee Tee Junior worked three-quarter pace on the big sand and breezed up the straight.  

Tuesday November 13 - Riccarton Park

Conditions were good for this morning’s session with both the plough and the big trial grass open with the grass firm with fast times resulting. Some Saturday acceptors were galloping Monday and Wednesday in preparation for Wednesday and Cup Day but those that did speed work mainly opted for the grass due to the plough offering rougher than usual going after last week’s rain.

The Wheeler trained Taranaki visitor Abacus (Wheeler) caught the eye when at the end of two solidly-paced laps of the big trial grass he finished off his work strongly, his final 600m in only 34.1. Abacus is set to contest the R72 2000m at Riccarton on Wednesday and should prove very hard to beat.

The Pam Robson trained Red Tiara (Dunne) was impressive over her final 600m on the grass in 33.3. Red Tiara won’t be far off resuming and has previously won fresh-up. Fairlight (Young) was another to impress when sent out over 800m in 47.5, getting to the line strongly from the 600m in 33.9.

Khorabella (Moseley) also went from the 800m and recorded 46.5, the last 600m in 34.4. Carson’s River (Chowdhoory) went over the same trip with sectionals in 46.1 and 34.3. Others over the same journey to record good times were Nowhere Man (Morris) and Magic Note (Morgan) together in 47.0 and 34.0, Bonshovi (Hill) in 50.0 and 35.0, Mathieu (Chowdhoory) alone in 46.9 and 35.7, and Pinup Coup (Morris) and Shanzino (Morgenrood) together in 47.7.

From the 1000m on the grass Gloss (Morris) and Jamie (Morgan) were paired together from the 1000m in 1.02.7, the final 600m in 35.9 with Gloss doing better at the finish. Enzo’s Lad (Morgenrood) looked fit when he stepped out and breezed up the straight over 400m in 24.6 in preparation for Wednesday’s Stewards. Stablemate Elfee (Morris) was three-quarter paced for most of her work but quickened from the 600m in 37.5, the last 400m in 23.7.

Reliable Glow (Chowdhoory) worked alone on the grass from the 1000m in 1.04.0, the final 600m in 36.5. Smile (Gestain) and Millbrook Express (Shaikh) started together with the former recording 49.0 from the 800m, the final 600m in 36.5 with his companion lengths behind after the saddle slipped. Ferrocious (R Mudoo) went over 800m alone in 37.8, the last 400m in 24.6.

Bon Genre (Taylor) was solo from the 1200m on the grass in 1.17.8, the final 600m in 36.5. Imelda’s Girl (Bebey) worked very well in preparation for Saturday when from the 1000m she recorded 1.01.6, the final 600m in 36.0. Son of Maher (Morgan) wasn’t out to break records in preparation for Wednesday when he covered 600m in 42.2, the last 400m in 25.9.

On the plough, the best of the morning came from So Brazen (Morgenrood) who went from the 1400m in 1.40.1, quickening from the 600m in 47.8. Emily Margaret (K Mudoo) and Allbut Me (Morgenrood) worked together from from the 1000m in 1.03.4, the last 600m in 37.0 with Emily Margaret doing best on the line.

The Te Akau pair of Challa (Laking) and Miss Scandanavia (P Richards) went together from the 800m in 37.8, the last 400m in 25.3. Stella Daze (Young) and Golden Valkyrie (O’Flaherty) were together on the plough over 800m in 51.8, the last 600m in 38.1. Pat In Brackets (K. Mudoo) and Hot Fuss (Toolooa) were timed from the 800m in 51.3, the last 600m in 39.1.

Others on the plough were Xpression (Didham) which went very easily over 800m in 1.09.4 and from the 600m in 51.5  Rangipo (Kuru) who three-quarter paced a lap in preparation for his Wednesday engagement. Wide Awake and Conclusion cantered in the middle while Richard of Yorke negotiated the low jumps.

Others on the grass over 800m were Cee Sharp (Morgan) in 49.0, Why Me (Morgenrood) in 52.2, Smiling Assasin (Shaikh) in 52.4, Bal Harbour (Moseley) in 51.8 and 37.5, Bilbao (Olwagen) and Joby (Asano) together in 50.4 and 37.8, Black Pearl (Carston) in 51.3 and 37.5, Hell Bound (Callaway) in 51.1, Vinsanity (Morgan) in 49.1 and 24.6, Coup Dreamwood (Morris) in 52.2, Luna Lady (Gestain) in 51.5 and 37.8 and Diplomat (Moseley) in 51.8 and 37.9.

Morse Code (Morgenrood) three-quarter paced from the 1200m on the grass and quickened from the 600m in 37.0, the final 400m in 24.8.

Thursday November 9 - Riccarton Park

Both the big trial grass and the plough were open for this morning’s session which was conducted in warm, dry conditions with a firm grass surface producing fast times.

Best on the grass again came in the form of the Pitman speedster Sensei (Chowdhoory) who had the edge on his stablemate Barabas at the end of 1000m in 1.01.9 and getting to the finish strongly for the final 600m in 33.4. Sensei will prove very hard to beat in Saturday’s Pegasus Stakes over 1000m

Miroslava (Shaikh) is also an acceptor on Saturday and cut out some impressive work when alone from the 1000m in 1.01.5, the last 600m in 33.4. The Hughes trained pair of Allbut Me (Toolooa) and Ticky Tu (Robertson) caught the eye in rattling off 800m in 46.9, the last 600m in 33.5. Allbut Me gets his chance in Saturday’s R65 over 1600m.

Morse Code (Morgan) and Enzo’s Lad (Morgenrood) went together on the grass from the 1000m in 1,01.7, the final 600m in 33.5 and even quicker over the 1000m were stablemates in Magic Note (Morgan) and Gloss (Gestain) who for the same sectionals recorded 59.6 and 33.9. Pinup Coup (Morgenrood) and Montoya Star (Morris) achieved similar work in recording 1.00.9, the last 600m in 34.3.

Carson’s River (Morris) was solo from the 800m 46.8 with the last 600m in 34.9. Yamato Nadeshiko (Jonker) which has been both working and racing well continues to impress. From the 1000m she showed she is ready again when alone on the grass she went 1.01.6, the final 600m in 35.6. Selfie (Taylor) looks ready for Saturday and breezed up the straight, timed from the 400m in 23.5.

On the plough the best of the morning came from the Prendergast trained pair of Who Dares Wins (Laking) and Vantaa (Mosely) who together from the 800m recorded 48.7 with the final 600m in 35.4. Boots N All galloped well alone from the 1000m in 1.06.8, speeding up for the final 600m in 36.9.

Also on the plough the Te Akau pair of Remington (P Richards) and Unfazed (Kararuddin) went together over 1000m in 1.11.5, the last 600m in 37.2. Ross Beckett’s Blair Flight (Moseley) worked nicely with the Didham trained Jin Lu (Didham) over 800m in 50.3, the last 600m in 37.7 with Blair Flight gaining a clear advantage at the finish. Maiden galloper Rothacker (Laking) worked well alone on the plough from the 1000m in 1.08.8, the last 600m in 38.9.

On the grass So Brazen (Morgan) and Coup Dreamwood (Morris) went together from the 1000m in 1.01.6, the final 600m in 35.9. Both are acceptors for Saturday’s R65 1600m. For the same sectionals Zakynthos (Shaikh) and Why Me (Gestain) recorded 1.00.0 and 36.5, Elfee (Morgenrood) alone went 1.07.6 and 37.6, Smiling Assasin (Shaikh) went 1.04.0 and 39.0, Taimanu (Saejorhor) went 1.09.9 and 39.5 and Nowhere Man having just started to speed up in his work recorded 1.17.5 and 42.8.

Anzac Coup (Chowdhoory) was timed for his final 600m in 35.8 while Franglais (Saejorhor) went solo over the same journey in 36.8 and Oreo (Hill) in 38.9, Freight Train Jane (Young) and Wilorai (Richards) were together on the grass over 600m in 39.2. Ottavio (Rogerson) galloped from the 800m alone in 49.3 and from the 400m in 23.4. Also on the grass was Highly Unlikely (Chowdhoory) which was alone from the 800m in 54.2 and the 600m in 40.9, and Ferrocious (R Mudoo) which went over 1000m in 1.15.8, the last 600m in 37.8. 

Others on the plough were the Te Akau pair of Wide Awake (P Richards) which went over 1200m in 1.34.2 and Swing Note (Kararuddin) which for the same journey took 1.31.7. Also paceworking were Emily Margaret, Summer Monsoon, Challa, Miss Scandanavia and Conclusion.

In A Twinkling (P Richards) went over 800m on the plough in 52.3 and 600m in 39.2. Lake Chalice (Richards) went 1000m in 1.12.9 and for the same journey Zentessa (Richards) recorded 1.11.7. Hot Fuss (K Mudoo) went over 800m in 53.9 and 600m in 40.8. Non Blonde (Kwo) galloped from the 600m in 40.5. Tavigood (Rogerson) was on the plough solo over 1000m in 1.10.8, the last 600m in 41.9. Mrs Blackie’s Diplomat (Mosely) was alone over 600m in 40.8.

Tuesday November 6 - Riccarton Park

Riccarton Park presented in dry, calm, warm conditions for this morning’s session for which both the plough and the big trial grass were open for fast work. The grass provided a firm surface and times were fast.

On the grass the best of the morning came from the Pitman trained Mr Typhon (Shaikh) and Enzo”s Lad (Chowdhoory) who went together from the 1000m in 1.03.6 but picking the tempo significantly over the final 600m which took only 33.1. Stablemates Sensei (Chowdhoory) and Barabas (Gestain) recorded the fastest 1000m on the grass this morning, cutting it out in 58.9, the last 600m in 34.3.

Montoya Star (Shaikh) impressed when galloping with Pinup Coup (Morgenrood) over 1000m in1.02.5, the final 600m in 34.6 with Montoya Star very strong to the finish. The Peter Rudkin trained Zah Wanted (Robertson) is an improved galloper and this morning looked sharp when alone from the 1000m in 1.00.9, the last 600m in 34.4. Volcano (Jamie) and Gotta Habit (Orange) impressed when together they covered 800m in 47.2, the last 600m in 34.6.

Why Me (Shaikh) and Morse Code (Morgenrood) were together from the 1000m in 1.00.6, the final 600m in 34.7. Anzac Coup (Shaikh) and Swiss Maestro (Morgenrood) both continue to work well – they were timed from the 1000m in 1.01.6, the final 600m in 35.9. Secret Delight (Khan) was solo from the 1000m in 1.03.8, the last 600m in 35.0. Fairlight (Downing) was also alone from the 1000m on the grass in 1.05.2, the 600m in 35.8.

On the plough the best of the morning came from the Hughes trained Emily Margaret (Tootooa) and Brother Will (Robertson) which galloped together over 800m in a slick 46.2, the last 600m in 35.2. The Te Akau pair of Unfazed (P Richards) and Conclusion (Kararuddin) went together on the plough from the 1000m in 1.03.2, the last 600m in 35.6.

In A Twinkling (P Richards) and Publicist (Kararuddin) also impressed when together they ran their 1000m in 1.03.2, the final 600m in 35.6. Red River Rock (Carston) and Hannah Marene (Asano) were timed together from the 800m in 51.2, quickening over the last 600m in 35.9.

Prom Queen (K Rae) breezed up the straight on the plough over 600m in 35.5, the last 400m in 23.2. Allbut Me (Toolooa) was alone from the 1000m in 1.02.0, easing a little towards the line for the last 600m in 37.4. Strowan (Carston) went alone over 800m in 53.2, the last 600m in 37.8. Wide Awake (P Richards) was timed from the 1000m in 1.05.8, the last 600m in 37.8.

Others on the grass to impress included Son of Maher (Shaikh) which was solo from the 1000m in 1.02.4, the last 600m in 35.2. Ishinktaatledo (Young) galloped alone from the 800m in 48.3, the last 600m in 35.9. Cinto Bay (Downing) galloped with an unnamed companion from the Didham stable over 800m in 48.8, the last 600m in 35.9.

Bon Genre (Taylor) worked strongly from the 1200m in 1.14.9, the last 600m in 36.4. Carson’s River (Morgenrood) and Zakynthos (Shaikh) were together on the grass from the 1000m in 1.01.3, the final 600m in 36.5. Laphroaig (Richards) and Oceans of Champagne (Rinlin) were together from the 1000m on the grass in 1.05.0, the last 600m in 36.9.

Others on the grass with 1000m and 600m sectionals were Imelda’s Girl (Bebey) and Longford (Downing) in 1.00.8 and 36.6, Gloss and Magic Note (Gestain) in 59.9 and 36.7, Coup Dreamwood (Morgenrood) and Smiling Assasin (Shaikh) in 1.05.7 and 39.9 and Cinnamon Kiss in 1.10.5 and 39.2.

Elfee (Morgenwood) on the grass galloped 800m in 49.7 and from the 600m 37.5. Thatladyrocs (Thacker) went from the 1400m in 1.33, the last 600m in 37.7. Jackson Road (Young) was alone over 800m in 50.7. He’s Gold (Murphy) was paired with Sabrage (Saejorhor) and they went together from the 800m in 51.6, the final 600m in 38.4.

Others on the plough included So Brazen (Morgenrood) which was alone from the 800m in 50.4, the final 400m in 25.3. Mr Insanity (Crozer) was timed from the 1000m in 1.12.6 and the 600m in 39.2. Ayhum (Hill) and Taimanu (Saejorhor) were together over 1000m in 1.05.3, the last 600m in 39.0.

Those to three-quarter pace on the plough included Remington, Swing Note, Sulcifera, The Real Deal, Blue Lagoon, Bak Da Master and Kaharau

Thursday November 2 - Riccarton Park

With 35mls of rain having fallen on Riccarton Park in the previous 24 hours the going was slow for grass track No6 which was the only option for fast work in cold, drizzly conditions which deteriorated as the session progressed.

Best of the morning came from the Pitman trained Son of Maher which was timed from the 800m in 51.3 but quickened considerably over the final 600m in 34.3. Son of Maher is likely to have his next start in the Coupland’s Bakeries Mile, a race in which he dead-heated for 1st last year.

Stablemates Senei (Morgan) and Barabas (Shaikh) also impressed when together over 800m they went 48.2 and 34.8 from the 600m. Morse Code (Morgan) and Carson’s River (Gestain) were timed from the 800m in 49.2 with the final 600m in 35.6.

Miss Maxipark (Shaikh) and St Regis (Morgenrood) went together over 600m in 36.2, the last 400m in 23.8. Mr Typhon (Shaikh) and Saber (Morgenwood) were together from the 1000m in 1.01.7, the last 400m in 24.0. Ross Beckett’s Elana Rose (A Mudoo) and Wanderin Over (Peoples) went together from the 800m in 50.3, the final 600m in 35.9.

Hattrick Boys was solo over 800m in 49.5, the last 600m in 35.8. Eastern Warrior (Robertson) was also alone and worked very well from the 1000m in 1.01.1, the final 600m in 36.5. NZ Cup contender Major Tom (K Rae) galloped with Blair Flight (A Mudoo) and was timed only from the 600m which took 38.9, speeding up for the final 400m in 24.6.

Milk It (Taylor) was alone on the grass from the 1000m in 1.03.2, the last 600m in 37.2. Winehouse (Crozier) was timed for its final 600m only in 37.2. Southern Sav (Morgan) and Mahana (Gestain) three-quarter paced from the 1800m and then from the 1200m recorded 1.15.7 with the final 400m in 24.5. Zah Wanted (Robertson) which is both working and racing well impressed again when covering 1200m alone in 1.13.5, the final 600m in 36.8.

Roc The Cradle (Olwagen) from the Carston stable was alone from the 800m in 51.2, the last 600m in 36.4. Anzac Coup (Morgan) and Highly Unlikely (Gestain) went together over 800m in 49.8, the last 600m in 36.4. From the 1000m Montoya Star (Morgan) and Savason went 1.05.4, the last 600m in 36.5 and for the same sectionals Cee Sharp (Morgan) and Ride The Storm (Gestain) were quicker over the 1000m in 1.02.4 and 36.6.

Mighty Solomon (Carston) and Madam Swiss (Asano) went together from the 600m in 40.5, the last 400m in 26.2. Sacred Desire (Rae) went solo from the 1000m in 1.07.9, the last 600m in 39.6. The Real Deal (Crozier) three-quarter paced from the 1400m, quickening a little for the final 600m in 41.0.

Tatum (Richards) was solo from the 800m in 51.1, the last 400m in 24.8. Wagner (Mitchell) from the 600m went 42.4 and from the 600m 37.3. For the same sectionals Summer Monsoon (P Richards) and Miss Scandinavia (Kararuddin) recorded 51.3 and 37.3, Akoya Pearl (Mitchell) was alone in 52.1 and 37.4, Too Precious (Murphy) recorded 54.5 and 38.0.

Jules Rimet (Murphy) galloped solo from the 1000m in 1.10.3, the final 600m in 38.2. For the same journey Cardrona (Richards) took 1.04.8 and 37.5. Bilbao (Asano) and Naughty Nana (Carston) were together from the 800m in 56.9 and from the 600m 38.1. Angeline and Celtic Cross were together from the 600m in 37.9.

Unnamed three-year-old geldings by Showcasing and Coats Choice from the Pitman stable were galloped together over 600m in 37.9. Quaintrelle (Shaikh) was solo over 1000m in 1.03.1, the last 600m in 38.3. Ayhum (Murphy) and Taimanu (Hill) went together from the 800m in 53.6, the final 600m in 38.5. For the same sectionals Enzo’s Lad (Morgan) recorded 54.4 and 38.2, Millymoo (Robertson) in 53.1 and 38.9.

Hard But Fair (Crozier) went over 800m in 52.9 and Zagreb in 54.0. Fly to the Sky and Air Max (Jamie) went 600m in 40.2. The Chosen One (Ringin) did two laps of the big sand. Devil May Care (Richards) three-quarter paced on the grass over 1000m. In A Twinkling and Publicist three-quarter paced together on the sand.

Sulu Sea (Murphy) was easy from the 800m in 56.2, the last 600m in 39.3. Czarista (Scarlet) was over 600m in 41.7. Others were Swing Note and Wide Awake which half-paced together on the big sand for two laps. Emily Margaret also worked on the big sand. Quattro Katie three-quarter paced on the big sand. Challa worked quietly in the centre of the course.

Tuesday October 30 - Riccarton Park

The rain gauge showed 15mm of rain had fallen in the 48 hours leading up to this morning’s session for which the plough was closed and only the No 7 grass was open for fast work. After overnight rain the session began in fine weather on footing hardly effected by the rain and which produced good times. Drizzle and then rain fell at the midpoint which saw the track cut-out slightly and the damp, misty landscape reducing visibility and times.

Two that impressed this morning were Fairlight who went alone from the 600m in 35.5, and Miss Maxipark (Morris) who was also timed only from the 600m in an identical 35.5. Tee Cee Coup (Shaikh) and an unknown companion were timed from the 600m in 35.6

Oceans of Champagne (Richards) galloped with stablemate Sentito over 1000m in 1.04.2, increasing the tempo for a final 600m in 35.7. Monza Circuito (K Mudoo) from the McCann stable went alone from the 1000m in 1.05.8, the last 600m in 35. Musee DÓrsay (R Mudoo) was timed from the 1000m in 1.05.8, the final 600m in 36.8.

Air Max (Moseley) and Fire Lily (Jamie) were together from the 800m in 51.3, the last 600m in 35.6. Selfie (Taylor) worked well alone this morning when from the 800m he took 50.8, quickening for the final 600m in 35.4. Selfie looks well and isn’t far away from a forward showing. Flash Gordon (Murphy) went over 600m in 36.3.

Magic Note (Gestain) continues to impress in trackwork. She was with Gloss (Morgan) over 600m in 36.3, the final 400m in 23.8. Jiminy Cricket (Orange) went alone over 800m in 52,7 but quickened for a final 600m in 36.3. Hot Fuss (K Mudoo) and Jingo (Morgenrood) three-quartered from the 1200m before sprinting the final 600m in 36.7.

Whitney (K Mudoo) was quick over 600m in 36.4. Quaintrelle (Shaikh) was even quicker over 600m in 35.6 and the final 400m in 23.6. Shanzino (Shaikh) was alone over 800m 50.0 and the last 600m 38.4. Enzo’s Lad (Morgan) went his 600m in 38.3. Barabas (Morris) was timed over 800m in 52.5, the last 600m in 36.6.

The Te Akau five-year-old Devil May Care (Laking) ran his 1000m in 1.03.3, coming home the final 600m in 37.5. Roc The Cradle (Olwagen) and Severine (Asano) were together over 600m in 37.1. Fraglais (Sarjorhor) galloped alone over 600m in 37.2. Darci Mac (Young) was solo over 800m in 54.5 with the last 600m in 36.9.

Pamir (R Mudoo) was alone from 1400m in 1.32.0, the 1000m in 1.06.5 and the final 600m in 38.4. Cinnamon Kiss (Saejorhor) was also solo and from the 1000m which took 1.07.6, the last 600m in 38.4. Summer Monsoon (P Richards) was from the 600m in 37.6. Miss Scandanavia (Laking) and Quattro Katie (Kararuddin) were also from the 600m together in 37.8. 

Sensei (Morris) was from the 800m in 51.8 and the 600m in 37.3. Anzac Coup (Morgan) was timed from the 1000m in 1.05.7, the last 400m in 25.0. Shangold (Rae) was set alight at the 1400m and was timed for the final 800m in 52.4 and the final 600m in 38.6. Wekaforce (Khan) completed 1000m in 1.07.8, the last 600m in 37.2. Ride The Storm (Morgan) was timed from the 800m in 56.6 and the last 600m in 39.8.

Golden Valkyrie and Stella Daze (R Mudoo) from the Nicky Lloyd stable were timed together over their final 400m in 28.8. Hard But Fair (Crozier) was steady over 1000m in 1.10.2. Princess Athena (Crozier) and Winehouse (R Mudoo) were together from the 1000m in 1.10.0, the last 600m in 38.1. Highly Xcited (K Mudoo) was over 400m in 26.2. Platinum Raider (Rogers) and Sharp N Silver (Asano) were together from the 800m in 52.9 and the 600m in 36.8.

Patricia Rose (Saejorhor) went 1000m on the second time around in 1.15.2, the last 600m in 42.5. Eastern Warrior (Laking) was over 800m in 52.5, 600m in 37.1. Locally Sauced (Morgenrood) over 600m in 39.9 and the final 400m in 25.6. Pinup Coup (Morgenrood) was timed from the 600m in 42.4.

Publicist and Unfazed were three-quarter-paced on the sand. Bak Da Master worked over some low jumps un the bullring. Wide Awake, Remington and Conclusion were cantered up the straight after racing on Saturday

Thursday October 25 - Riccarton Park

The big trial grass and the plough were both open for fast work at Riccarton Park for this morning’s session which was mostly run in mild, dry conditions until 8.30 when the southerly came through and brought light rain. The plough was holding more moisture than Tuesday when times were faster but the going on the grass was dry and fast.

On the plough, the Te Akau Racing Fastnet Rock three-year-old In A Twinkling (P Richards) caught the eye when breezed-up over his final 600 metres in 35.2, getting to the finish strongly. Similar work came from the Hughes trained pair of Ticky Tu (Robertson) and Jingo (Searle) which together were timed from the 800m in 49.0 but quickening for the 600m which also took only 35.2.

Another Hughes trained charge in Pat In Brackets (K Mudoo) was impressive over 800m in 47.1, the final 600m in 35.3. The Lance Robinson pair of Air Max (Moseley) and Jiminy Cricket (Jamie) were also on the plough in recording their last 600m in 36.4.

Saturday acceptor Ayhum (Saejorhor) was timed from the 1000m alone on the plough in 1.06.0, the last 600m in 37.6. Te Akau Racing’s race debut winner Puysegur (Laking) galloped with Saturday acceptor Challa over 600m in 40.4, quickening for the final 400m in 24.9.

On the grass, the star of the morning was again Mr Typhon (Shaikh) which was paired with Pitman stablemate Swiss Maestro (Morgenrood) over 1000m in 1.01.5, the final 600m in 33.2. Two more Pitman charges in Why Me (Morris) and Quaintrelle (Shaikh) were timed from the 800m in 46.3, the last 600m in 33.6 with Why Me getting the better of his companion at the finish.

The Cunningham trained pair of Pinsharp (K Mudoo) and Devil’s Staircase (Hong) worked impressively together when three-quartering from the 1600m to the 1000m from where they were timed to run 1.01.8, the last 600m taking only 33.6. Magic Note (Hong) and Gloss (Gestain) recorded a slick 800m together in 46.6, the last 600m in 33.2. Sensei (Morgan) was alone over 800m in 47.6, the final 600m in 34.0.

Jamie (Morgan) and Carson’s River (Morris) worked well together from the 800m in 47.0, the last 600m in 33.9. Coup Dreamwood (Morris) and So Brazen (Morgan) were timed together from the 1000m in 1.02.5, the final 600m in 34.5. Son Of Maher (Shaikh) was solo from the 800m in 47.3, the last 600m in 34.6. He looks the best he’s ever looked.

Montoya Star (Morris) worked alone and was timed from the 600m in 34.7. Last start winner Let Her Rip Riley (Hong) and Anzac Coup (Gestain) were together timed for the best grass 1000m of the morning which took 1.00.2, the final 600m in 34.8. Zakynthos (Shaikh) was alone over 1000m in 1.01.0, the final 600m in 35.7.

Smiling Assasin (Morris) and Elfee (Morgan) galloped last on the grass in the session over 1000m in 1.04.0 with the last 600m into the southerly in the straight in 35.5. Musee D’Orsay (R Mudoo) was timed over 800m in 48.8, the last 400m in 23.3. Pitman stable’s unraced three-year-olds by Showcasing and Coat’s Choice were timed from the 800m in 48.8, the last 600m in 36.0. Highly Unlikely (Morgan) was solo over an easy 1000m in 1.12.5, quickening for the last 600m in 38.3. Barabas (Morris) was also alone over 800m in 48.3.

Others on the grass included Very Amazing (Jonker) which was timed from the 800m in 54.2, the last 600m in 39.0, and Sichuan Dragon (K Mudoo) which went alone over 1000m in 1.10.0, the last 400m in 26.8.

On the plough, Acekingsuited (A Mudoo) and Take Me There from the in-form Beckett stable and which are both Saturday acceptors worked nicely together over 800m in 50.0, the last 600m in 38.0 with something in reserve. Lake Chalice (Richards) went solo over 1000m in 1.05.3, the last 600m in 38.9. Boots N All (Orange) and Volcano (Jamie) worked together over 800m in 52.0, the last 600m in 38.3.

Saturday acceptor and in-form Hughes charge Allbut Me (Morgenrood) was alone from the 800m in 51.9, the last 600m in 37.9. Franglais was also solo from 1000m in 1.12.5 with the final 600m in 38.9.

Severine (Olwagen) worked with an unknown companion over 800m in 54.1, the last 600m in 39.7. The Ken Rae trained Casual Winks (Rae) was on the plough over 1000m in 1.10.5, the last 800m in 38.7. Zah Wanted (Moseley) was only timed from the 800m in 51.6 but quickened appreciably in the final 400m. Laphroaig (Laking) and Hey Mickey (Richards) were timed together from the 1000m in 1.13.4, the last 600m in 41.8.

Others on the plough clocked from the 600m were Rangipo (Khan) in 39.8, Our Foreman (Kwo) in 40.3, Diva Express (Callaway) in 40.4, He Can Fly (Kwo) in 43.8, Emily Margaret in 39.9 at the end of 1000m in 1.14.1, Secret Delight in 39.9 at the end of 800m in 51.9, and Winehouse (Crozier) in 40.0 after three-quarter pacing from the 1600m.

The Te Akau team of Conclusion (Laking) and Quattro Katie (Kararuddin) were three-quarter paced on the plough from the 1000m, being timed from the 800m in 58.3. Miss Scandanavia (P Richards) did similar work over 1000m in 1.17.7 after splitting from the stablemate Summer Monsoon which took 1.19.1 for the same journey. Earlier in the session Wide Awake (P Richards) and Swing Note were on the plough together over 1000m in 1.21.1.  

Tuesday October 23 - Riccarton Park

The big trial grass on firm footing with the markers close to the inside was open for fast work at Riccarton Park this morning in calm, mild conditions. Fast times were recorded on both the grass and the plough which had been watered but looked dry.

On the plough local 1000 Guineas aspirant Emily Margaret (K Mudoo) from the Hughes stable impressed when she went alone over 1000m in 1.03.2, getting to the line striongly over the last 600m in 35.2. She will prove hard to beat again when contesting the Zacinto Stakes on Saturday.

The Prendergast pair of Who Dares Wins (Laking) and Queen Jetsun (Jonker) together were given a searching gallop on the plough in preparation for Saturday when they covered 1200m in 1.12.3, the final 600m in 34.4. Both should aquit themselves well. Two more stablemates in Showpin (Moseley) and Adoreme (Jonker) flew over 800m together in 47.2, the last 600m in 35.2.

Brother Will (Moseley) and and Albut Me (Jonker) produced the best 1000m gallop of the morning on the plough in recording 1.01.6, finishing strongly over the last 600m in 35.7. Awapuni visitor Mighty Solomon (Richards) was paired with Hannah Marene (Asana), recording 1.11.8 and were strong to the line over the final 600m in 35.9.

Te Akau Racing’s Remington (Laking) and Conclusion (Kararuddin) in preparation for Saturday galloped 1000m together in 1.05.2, the last final 600m in 36.3. Stablemates Our Flying Ace and Publicist were restricted to the bog sand while Miss Scandanavia looked strong in going 1000m on the plough but wasn’t timed.

Lake Chalice (Robertson) was timed from the 800m in 47.2 and was strong from the 600m in 35.2. For the same sectionals on the plough Fly To The Sky (Moseley) was timed in 48.7 and 36.0. Zentessa (Richards) went a nice 1200m in 1.14.6, the last 600m in 36.0.

On the course proper the Carston trained two-year-olds of Miss Federer (Carston) and Sanctify (Rogers) breezed down the the chute over 600m in 36.4 and from the 400m in 24.8. Both are Saturday nominations

Pitman trained horses dominated some impressive gallops on the grass with the best coming from Jamie (Morgan) and Carson’s River (Morris) who went together over 1000m 1.01.9, the last 600m in 32.7. Alone, stabemate Sensei (Morgan) was very similar over the same trip recording 1.01.7 and 33.2. Both Jamie and Carson’s River are set to run well in Saturday’s R65 1200m.

Magic Note (Hong) continues to impress in work. She was paired with Gloss (Gestain) over 1000m in 1.03.8, the last 600m in 33.2. Mr. Typhon (Shaikh) was best on the grass over 1000m in recording 59.7, the last 600m in 33.6. Watch out for him when he next races.

The Peter Rudkin trained Zah Wanted (Laking) and Eastern Warrior (Robertson) are both nominated for Saturday and were impressive this morning from the 1000m uin 1.01.2, the last 600m in 33.5. Very Amazing (Jonker) did similar work on the grass alone over the same journey in 1.01.9 and 33.8.

Other Pitman horses to go over 1000m with a 600m split on the grass were Zakynthos (Shaikh) in 1.01.5 and 33.9, Son of Maher (Shaikh) in 1.01.2 and 35.0, Morse Code (Morgan) in 1.00.6 and 35.5, So Brazen (Morgan) and Coup Dreamwood (Morris) together in 1.01.0 and 34.5, Quaintrelle (Shaikh) and Why Me (Gestain) in 1.01.0 and 33.5, and the unnamed three-year-old geldings by Showcasing and Coat’s Choice together in 1.02.7 and 34.9.

Montoya Star (Morris) was solo from the 1000m went 1.04.0 and was at full pace from the 800m in 46.2. Smiling Assasin (Morris) and Elfee (Shaikh) were timed only from the 600m in 34.2. For the same trip Let Her Rip Riley (Morgenrood) and Anzac Coup (Hong) recorded 34.7.

Ayhum (Murphy) was on the plough alone over 1000m in 1.03.4, the last 400m in 24.0. Way Too Easy (Laking) for the same trip went 1.05.0 and 37.3. Mimimac (Giles) was also on the plough over 1000m in 1.09.8 and 38.9. Laphroaig (Laking) and Oceans of Champagne (Richards) were over 1200m together in 1.25.6 and 38.0.

The Carston pair of Strowan (Laking) and He’s Our Secret (Olwagen) were not extended over 1200m on the plough in 1.09.6 and 39.3 for the last 600m. Two other stablemates in I’llav Bubbles (Rogers) and Red River Rock (Asana) were more urgent over the same trip in running 1.07.5 and 36.6.

Hot Fuss (K Mudoo) was alone over 800m in 50.2 and from the 600m in 37.2. Highly Xcited (Gundowry) went 600m in 37.1. Vendima (Bennet) and Dreamtessa (Kwo) went together on the plough over 800m in 52.3. Parvena (Khan) went solo over 800m in 52.4 and 600m in 39.5

Others on the plough were the Lowry-Cullen trained Mohaka and local Ishinktaatledo (Young) who went from the 1000m together in 1.10.2, the final 600m in 37.7, Puysegur (Laking) and Challa (Kararuddin) over 600m together in 41.3, Wide Awake (Richards) over 1000m in 1.13.4 and 41.8 and Whitney (K Mudoo) over 1000m in 1.06.9 with the final 600m in 36.2.

Others on the grass were Heart To Heart and an unnamed Coat’s Choice three-year-old gelding went 1000m on the grass in 1.05.2, the last 600m in 36.3, Ferrocious (K Mudoo) over 1200m in 1.19.7, the final 600m in 37.1. 

Thursday October 18 - Riccarton Park

Conditions were dry but cool with a light southerly blowing for this morning’s session at Riccarton Park where the both the plough and the small trial grass were open for fast work. Markers were positioned for the inside lane on the grass which provided a firm surface that produced fast times.

On the plough, the best of the morning came from the Neill Ridley trained Bully Boy (Kwo) which galloped with ex-Hong Kong galloper Red Rose Warrior (Bennet) from 1000m where the pair were not at full pace recording 1.09.3 but warmed into their work and from the 600m and went strongly to the line in 35.3 despite the head wind. Bully Boy will be going for four wins from his last five starts when he contests the R82 2100m at Ashburton on Saturday.

Another Ridley trained pair in Vendima (Bennet) and Dreamtesta (Kwo) also impressed when going 50.1 from the 800m but getting to the line strongly together over the final 400m in 23.7. Ashburton acceptor Beneficial (Moseley) and Elana Rose (A Mudoo) from the Ross Beckett stable also impressed from the 800m in 48.2, the final 600m in 36.0.

The Prendergast trained Who Dares Wins (Laking) has been luckless in his past two starts but again worked well this morning when paired with Vantaa (Jonker) over 1000m on the plough in 1.06.0, the final 600m in 36.3. Roc The Cradle and Hee’s Our Secret from the Carston stable went together over 1000m in 1.08.7, the last 600m in 37.5.

Almost identical was Ayhum (Murphy) which galloped alone on the plough over 1000m in 1.08.6, the last 600m in 37.6. The Te Akau Racing pair of Unfazed (Laking) and Remington (Kararuddin) also recorded an identical time of 1.08.6 from the 1000m and finished with a 600m in 37.7. Hannah Marene (Olwagen) and Red River Rock were together on the plough from the 800m in 50.9, the last 400m in 25.8.

The Pitman stable dominated the best times on the grass and best of all was Mr Typhon who scorched over 600m alone in 34.4, the final 400m in just 22.6. Stablemates Enzo’s Lad (Morgan) and Carson’s River (Morris) also continued recent impressive track gallops by going together from the 800m in 48.9, the final 600m in 34.8.

Magic Note (Hong) and Gloss (Morris) gave notice when covering 800m in 46.5. Quantrelle (Shaikh) and Coup Dreamwood (Morris) were fractionally slower together over the same trip in 46.6 but strong to the line in 34.9. Shanzino (Gestain) covered his 800m in 47.8 with the last 600m in 35.5. Last start winner Son of Maher (Shaikh) set off from the 1200m but was timed only from the 800m in 47.8 and from the 600m in 35.6.

Sensei (Morgan) looking burly in condition went from the 1000m on the grass in 1.03.4, the final 600m taking 35.7. Smiling Assassin (Morris) and Southern Sav (Morgan) went back to the 1600m and were timed from the 1200m in 1.12.6, the final 600m in 36.0. That was very good work.

Yamato Nadeshiko (Jonker) and Golden Valkyrie galloped together on the grass over 800m in 52.4 but quickened up for the 600m in 35.9. Cee Sharp (Morgan) and Highly Unlikely (Morris) impressed on the grass over 800m in 47.9 and the 600m in 35.3. Alone Swiss Maestro (Morgenrood) went on the grass from the 1000m in 1.02.6, the final 600m in 36.2.

Montoya Star (Morris) and Pinup Coup (Gestain) went together from the 800m in 50.1, the final 600m in 36.0. Black Pearl (Carston) went from the 800m in 48.9 and from the final 400m which took 24.5.  Nellie Bly (Gestain) and Miss Maxipark (Morris) went together from the 800m in 51.7, the final 600m in 28.3.

Also on the grass, Anzac Coup (Morgenwood) and Why Me (Gestain) went together from the 800m in 48.3, the last 400m in 24.8 and Why Me finishing a length in front of his stablemate. Smile (Hong) went over 600m with an unknown companion in 38.8. Savason (Morgan) worked alone from the 800m 48.7.

On the plough were Mr Conductor (K Mudoo) who was solo from the 1000m in 1.09.3, the last 400m in 38.3. The Champion-Murphy team sent out He’s Gold (Murphy) and Cinnamon Kiss (Saejorhor) who went together from the 1000m in 1.12.7, the final 600m in 38.4. Cardrona three-quartered paced from the 1200m and was timed only from the 800m in 52.8. Sacred Delight (Kuru) was timed from the 600m in 38.4.

The Prendergast trained Queen Jetsun (Jonker) and Miacoca (Laking) were timed to run 1000m in 1.06.9, the final 600m 37.5. Jin Lu (Bebey) and Rawmaterial (Didham) from the 1000m recorded 1.07.3, the final 600m in 38.2. Major Ish Choux (Asano) and Miss Federer (Olwagen) went from the 1000m on the plough in 1.15.0, quickening for the final 400m in 27.6. Patricia Rose (Kwo) was solo from the 1000m in 1.06.9, the last 600m in 38.8. For the same trip and also alone Inanna (Moseley) went 1.06.9 and 38.9 on the plough. Savason (Morgan) was from the 800m alone in 48.7.

Others on the plough were Prom Queen (Rae) which three-quartered paced a lap of the plough, proving the point with the last 600m in 45.0, and Parvina (Kuru) which went over 800m in 53.8. Blue Lagoon (Kuru) three-quartered 1000m in 1.14.9. Rangi (Kuru) early in the session went 1000m in 1.13.8. Hard But Fair (Crozier) was timed from the 1200m in 1.25.9.

The Te Akau Racing team were not asked for much. Conclusion (P Richards) and Publicist (Kararuddin) were only out to three-quarter pace and did exactly that in covering 1000m in 1.15.5. Swing Note (Laking) and In A Twinkling (Kararuddin) were slightly quicker over the same trip in 1.13.7. Puysegur (Laking) and Challa (Kararuddin) were only looking when covering 1000m in 1.32.

Others were Vouch (Olwagen) which three-quartered 1000m in 1.15.5 and Mr Insanity (Crozier) who was timed from the 800m in 54.9

Tuesday October 16 - Riccarton Park

Rain from Friday and again a small amount on Sunday was enough to keep the plough closed for this morning’s session at Riccarton Park where the small trial grass was open on which fast times were recorded on Good3 going.

WS Cox Plate aspirant Savvy Coup (Moore) had her final hitout 24 hours before travelling to Australia when sent out solo from the 1200m. She was well within herself when timed from the 1000m in 1.01.2, the final 600m in 600m in 35.5. Savvy Coup pulled up very well from the gallop and is in magnificent condition.

The Hughes trained pair of Canterbury Belle Stakes winner Emily Margaret (K Mudoo) and Hot Fuss (F Robertson) together were sprinted from the 800m in an impressive 46.5 with the final 600m in 34.7. Equally as impressive was the Pitman pair of Enzo’s Lad (Moore) and Mr Typhon (Morris) who went together from the 1000m but were timed only from the 600m which took 35.0, getting over the final 400m in a slick 22.5.

The Te Akau pair of Unfazed (Laking) and Publicist (Kararuddin) looked advanced in fitness when together they galloped 1000m in 1.00.0 with the final 600m coming in 35.3. Both are nominations for Ashburton on Saturday. Last start winner Imelda’s Girl (Bebey) has held her fitness going on her solo effort from the 1000m in 59.7 with the final 600m in 35.3.

Another last start winner Ticky Tu (F Robertson) and Pat In Brackets (K Mudoo) caught the eye with their 600m together in 46.4, the last 600m in 34.0, Magic Note (Hong) was alone in recording 1.02.1 for the 1000m, quickening from the 600m in 46.7. Montoya Star (Morris) impressed from the 800m in 47.5, the last 600m in 35.2.

Two more Pitman charges in Quantrelle (Shaikh) and Pinup Coup (Morgenwood) did similar work over the same journey in recording 47.5 and 34.8. Flash Gordon (Sarjorhor) was alone from 1000m in 1.00.0, the last 600m in 35.6. Forget his last start when he slipped at the abandoned Riccarton meeting. So Brazen (Morgan) worked well alone over 800m in 46.7, the final 600m in 35.4. Over the same journey Ride The Storm (Morris) recorded 47.9 and 35.4.

Savason (Morris) and Shandino (Shaikh) were timed together only for their final 400m which took 23.5. Stella Daze (Young) and Yippieyioh (R Mudoo) from the Lloyd stable galloped together from the 800m in 49.0, the 600m in 35.3. Why Me (Gestain) galloped well alone but could be timed only from the 400m which took 23.3.

Sulcifera (Sarjorhor) three-quartered from the 1600m and was strong for the last 1200m in 1.14.7, the last 600m in 35.6. Cee Sharp (Morgan) went with an unnamed Coats Choice gelding from the Pitman stable over 800m in 46.3, the last 400m in 23.5. Saber (Morris) and Carson’s River (Moore) were also together from the 800m which took 47.8, the last 600m in 34.5.

Zah Wanted (Laking) went solo from the 1000m in 1.02.1 with the last 600m in 36.0. Jin Lu (Young) and Freight Train Jane (Downing) were timed from the 800m 47.5 and the 600m in 36.9. Ishinktaatledo (Young) for the same sectionals recorded 51.1 and 37.5. Elfee (Morgan) was similar recording 51.6 and 37.5. Another over the same journey was Swiss Maestro (Morris) in 48.9 and 35.8.

Others over 800m with 600m splits were Hollyfield (Kwo) 49.4 and 37.2, She’s Gallant (K Mudoo) 50.3 and 37.3, Miss Maxipark (Morris) 55.2 and 40.6, Reliable Glow (Moore) and Highly Unlikely (Morgan) together in 51.0 and 36.9, Sichuan Dragon (R Mudoo) 52.1 and 39.3, Southern Sav (Morgan) 48.7 and 35.5, Anzac Hope (Morgan) 51.8 and 37.8 and Patricia Rose 54.4 and 40.5.

Ferrocious (K Mudoo) alone from the 1000m recorded 1.09.2, the last 600m in 39.6. Monza Circuito (R Mudoo) for the same sectionals 1.00.0 and 37.2, Zakynthos (Moore) 1.07.3 and 37.6, Wekaforce (Kuru) and Sacred Quartz (Morgan) 1.04.8 and 24.9, and Pamir (R Mudoo) 1.04.2 and 38.8.

Smiling Assasin (Moore) galloped 1200m but could only be timed from the 600m in 38.4. Another from the 600m was Whitney (K Mudoo) in 36.3, the last 400m in 24.1, Kolonel Kev (Rae) only over his final 600m in 39.9, Coup Dreamwood (Moore) over 800m in 38.8, and over 600m alone Dark Poppy (Murphy) in 41.1 and Sharp Elle in 40.8.

The Te Akau team of Bak Da Master, Richard Of Yorke, In A Twinkling and Wide Awake all worked quietly in the middle. Last two of the session to gallop were Son Of Maher (Shaikh) who went over 800m in 49.8 and the last 600m in 35.6, and Sensei (Moore) who galloped over the same trip in 47.2 and 36.0.

Thursday October 11 - Riccarton Park

A damp mist pervaded Riccarton Park throughout this morning’s session and worsened rather than improved towards the end of the session. With Friday races at Timaru and no local Saturday meeting, horse traffic for fast work was relatively light on the plough and the firm footing of the small trial grass.

Following Tuesday’s impressive gallop, Jamie (Morgan) was paired with Highly Unlikely (Morris) and the two zipped over 800m in 47.6, getting to the line strongly with the final 600m taking only 34.3. Jamie has drawn the ace in an R65 at Timaru and should run well.

Montoya Star (Morris) also impressed when alone on the grass over 800m which took 47.4, the final 600m being cut out in 35.4. Another Pitman stablemate in Mr Typhon (Shaikh) was timed from the 600m in 34.5, getting to the finish strongly over the final 400m in 23.6.

Enzo”s Lad (Morgan) looks fantastic and is getting fitter which he showed this morning in running his 1000m on the grass in 1.04.5 with the final 600m taking 36.8. Miss Maxipark (Shaikh) was timed to run her 800m in 49.5, the final 600m in 36.3. She runs in a maiden at Timaru after finishing last in the Gold Trail Stakes at Hastings at her last start.

On the plough, the best of the morning came from the Brad McDonald trained Rothacker (Moseley) which was solo from the 600m in 34.8, the final 400m in 23.3. He will soon be out of maiden class on that effort.

Also impressive on the plough was the Neill Ridley trained Highly Xcited (K Mudoo) which galloped solo from the 800m in 48.2 with the last 600m stopping the clock at 34.5. The plough also hosted the Prendergast trained pair of Queen Jetsun (Williams) and Vantaa (R. Mudoo) which together were timed from the 1000m in 1.04.6, the last 600m in 35.2.

Others to gallop on the plough this morning were Roc The Cradle (Olwagen) which was timed from the 1000m in 1.09.3, the last 600m in 38.0 and Tatum (Richards) which did similar work from the 1000m in 1.14.4, the last 600m in 42.4.

The Te Akau Racing pair of Publicist (Laking) and Unfazed (Kararuddin) three-quarter paced from the 1000m on the plough and were timed from the 800m in 1.03.5, typical work for the Jamie Richards trained team which is building up an impressive strike rate.

Öthers to gallop on the grass included Gloss (Morris) which was timed only for the last 400m in 24.0, Magic Note (Morgan) over 600m 38.65, Smiling Assasin (Shaikh) which galloped a full 1600m and was timed only from the last 1000m in 1.0.3, slowing marginally towards the finish to record the final 600m in 38.2, Dark Poppy which three-quarter paced and then from the 1000m recorded 1.09.0 and the 600m in 40.6 . Let Her Rip Riley (Morgenrood) wanted to go a lot faster when covering 600m in 39.5, Nellie Bly (Shaikh) and Shazino (Morris) together breezed-up over 600m in a slick 34.9 late in the session.

Cee Sharp (Morgan) went 800m on the grass in 48.3, Mahana wasn’t asked for much in running the same journey in 56.0, Saber (Morris) looked fit when going 600m in 36.6 and the 400m in 24.1, Reliable Glow (Hong) wasn’t too serious over 800m in 52.5 and 600m in 38.5, Why Me (Gestain) galloped 800m in 50.5 and 600m in 37.1, and finally the three-year-old geldings by Coats Choice (Shaikh) and Showcasing (Morgenrood) from the Pitman stable again worked well when over 600m they went 36.7 and 400m in 24.3.

Tuesday October 9 - Riccarton Park

Another Riccarton Park morning of early fog interrupted the timing of trackwork until 7.15 am, The plough and the No.8 grass were both open for fast work with the grass track being firm and bare which produced some very fast times.

Best of the morning on the grass came from the Pitman trained pair of Jamie (Morgan) and St Regis (Morris) which were timed together from the 800m in 48.8 with the last 600m taking just 33.9. The R65 eligible Jamie has furnished and isn’t far off another win

From the Didham stable Rawmaterial continues to record fast times when sprinted up on the grass over 600m in 34.8. The lightly raced five-year-old will make a forward showing when he next steps out.

Morse Code (Morris) showed dash again this morning when from the 600m she recorded 34.0, the final 400m in 22.8. Her stablemates Miroslava (Shaikh) and Highly Unlikely (Morris) went together on the grass from the 600m in 35.2. Another stablemate who also continues to work impressively is Shazino (Shaikh) who went solo from the 600m in 34.9, the last 400m in 22.9.

I’llav Bubbles and Severine were also on the grass together over 800m in 52.3, coming home the final 600m in 36,9. The unnamed three-year-old geldings in the Pitman stable by Showcasing (Morris) and Coat’s Choice (Shaikh) went together again over 600m in 35.3.

Anazac Coup (Gestain) and Cee Sharp (Morgan) together put in a quick 600m in 34.0, the last 400m in 23.0. Two unnamed three-year-olds from the Didham stable by Thewayyouare and Zacinto impressed over 600m in 36.0, the last 400m in 23.5.

On the plough one of the best of the morning came from Pat In Brackets (K Mudoo) which went alone from the 600m in 35.5. Another Hughes trained pair of Remedy (K Mudoo) and Brother Will (Saejorhor) also impressed when they recorded 35.3 for the 600m with the final 400m in 23.3.

Ticky Tu (K Mudoo) made it a good morning for the same stable when the maiden mare went over 1000m in 1.03.0, the last 600m in 35.9. Jackson Road (Bebey) and Ishinktaaledo (Young) worked very well together from the 1000m on the plough in 1.04.1, the last 600m in 35.4.

Take Me There (Peoples) and Alana Rose (A Mudoo) from the Ross Beckett stable galloped well together on the plough over 1000m in 1.02.3, the last 600m in 36.5. Also from the Beckett stable Wanderin Over (Peoples) and Recommended Flight (A Mudoo) went over the same journey in 1.07.5, the final 600m in 37.5.

Sentito (Richards) was alone on the plough from the 1000m in 1.04.8, the last 600m in 38.3. Oceans Of Champagne (Richards) also from the Kennedy-Furlong stable did similar work over the same journey, recording 1.06.4 and 38.3. Northern visitor Ohthoserussians (Mitchell) worked well on the plough from the 800m in 48.4, the last 600m in 36.7.

Lively Interest (Saejorhor) from the Pam Robson stable and an unnamed Red Giant from the Champion-Murphy stable were paired together from the 1000m in 1.07.0, the last 400m in 24.0.

Longford (Downing) and Jin Lu (Bebey) went together from the 1000m in 1.03.8, the last 600m in 38.7. For the same trip Dolce Vita (Murphy) and Adriano recorded 1.07.2 and 37.6. All Butme (K Mudoo) went solo from the 1000m in 1.05.0 and for the final 400m 24.2.

Others on the plough included Non Blonde (Kwo) over 600m in 38.3, Our Foreman (Kwo) over 600m in 40.7, Vishnu (Olwagen) over 1000m in 1.10.5, Highly Xcited (Hamer) over 1000m in 1.13.7, Jiminy Cricket (Jamie) over 1000m in 1.14.1, the last 600m in 41.0.

Others on the grass included Assasin (Shaikh) who early in the session came out of the fog for the last 400m in 24.2. Savason (Morris) which was timed from the 600m in 37.8, the final 400m in 24.8, Mahana (Morgenrood) from the 600m in 37.2, the last 400m in 24.6 and Franglais (Saejorhor) over 600m in 37.8.

Thursday October 4 - Riccarton Park

Early fog at Riccarton hindered just a few times but for most the session conditions were very good on both the plough and the big trial grass on which the going was a Good3 with markers wide out against the rail of the plough.

Noted speedster Sensei (Morgan) which pulled hard early in his race two weeks ago looked a picture of health when he galloped solo on the grass over 1000m in a slick 1.00.4 with the final 400m timed in 23.4. Morse Code (Morgan) is also thriving and ready to continue her good form after scorching over 1000m in 59.3.

Stablemates Quantrelle (Gestain) and Dynamic (Shaikh) also impressed when they covered 1000m on the grass in 1.00.2 with the last 600m in 35.4. Miroslava (Shaikh) and Highly Unlikely (Morris) were not at top pace at 1000m which took 1.04.8 but quickened nicely over the final 600m in 34.7

From the Ross Beckett stable the well-performed Beneficial (Moseley) galloped with Elana Rose (A Mudoo) over 1000m in 1.02.0 on the grass, getting to the line strongly in 35.0 for the final 600m. Very similar work was achieved by Son of Maher (Shaikh) which was pared with Southern Sav (Morgan) over the same journey in 1.01.8 and 35.1.

Enzo’s Lad (Morgan) and Barabas (Morris) were together on the grass over 1000m in 1.02.3 and were strong to the finish for the last 600m 34.3. Why Me (Leimaitre) and Let Her Rip Riley (Morgenrood) went separately over the 1000m with Why Me recording 1.01.9 and 34.9 and the maiden eligible Let Her Rip Riley recorded 1.02.5 and 34.1.

The Champion-Murphy trained pair of He’s Gold (Murphy) and Sulcifera (Saejorhor) showed their readiness for Saturday when breezed up the straight on the grass over 400m in 23.5. St Regis (Morgenwood) and Odisha (Shaikh) were timed only from the 800m in a slick 46.6, the final 600m in 34.4. Odisha is the winner of four and could run boldly at Riccarton Park on Saturday having previously won first-up.

Devil’s Staircase (K Mudoo) wasn’t quite at full pace when timed solo from the 1000m in 1.04.4 but his work to the line from the 600m was impressive in 34.5.

Zah Wanted (White) and Campaign (Laking) galloped together from the 1000m 1.04.3 with the final 600m in 36.7. Coup Dreamwood (Morris) and Anzac Coup (were together over the same journey in 1.03.8 and 36.8. Blue Lagoon (Kuru) went over 1000m in 1,06.5, the last 600m in 38.7 in her preparation to make it two wins on end in the Open 2000m on Saturday.

On the plough the best of the morning came from Shangold (Rae) which galloped alone over 1.01.5, the last 600m in 35.5. The Tony Prendergast trained Queen Jetsun (Williams) went from the 1000m in 1.09.8, speeding up for the final 600m in 36.1.

Fire Lily (Jamie) and Volcano (Moseley) were strong together from the 1000m in 1.05.8, the last 600m in 36.4. The Aaron Taylor trained Bon Genre (Taylor) did similar work over 1000m in 1.05.1, the last 600m in 36.8. Canterbury Belle Stakes winner Emily Margaret (K Mudoo) was on the plough over 1000m in 1.07.9 and from the 600m in 37.1.

Te Akau Racing’s Remington (Richards) and Publicist (Kararuddin) went just better than three-quarter pace on the plough over 1000m together in 1.10.4, the last 600m in 38.5. Stablemates Richard of Yorke (Laking) and Bak Da Master (Kararuddin) which are both Saturday acceptors were also well within themselves from the 1000m but timed only from the 800m in 53.1 and the 600m in 38.9.

Wide Awake (Kararuddin) and Devil May Care (Laking) were together over 1000m in 1.05.9. Our Flying Ace (Richards) and In A Twinkling (Kararuddin) did similar work timed in 1.06.4. Two-year-olds Puysegur (Laking) and Challa (Kararuddin) rounded off their preparations for Saturday when over 600m in an easy 42.4. Swing Note (Kararuddin) went alone from the 1000m in 1.06.1, the last 600m in 37.8

Others on the plough were Pat In Brackets which went over 800m in 49.2 and 600m in 37.2, Upscale (Crozier) over 1000m in 1.06.9 and 400m in 25.2, Hot Fuss (K Mudoo) over 800m in 53.7, Hatrick Boys (Rae) in part fog from the 600m in 38.5, Dreamtesta (Kwo) over 600m in 42.6, Laphroaig (Laking) and Hey Mickey (Richards) together in 1.12.0 from the 1000m and All Butme from the 1000m in 1.10.5.

Others on the grass were O’Kiwi (Morris) over 1000m in 1.03.3, the last 600m in 35.8, Mr Typhon (Morris) over 800m in 49.5, Ride The Storm (Shaikh) and Cee Sharp (Morgenwood) together over 600m in 36.2, Savason (Gestain) over 800m in 47.8 and from the 600m in 36.9, Sabrage (Murphy) over 600m in 36.0.

Zakynthos (Morris) and Pinup Coup (Morgan) both continue to work well and this morning on the grass went together from the 800m in 47.5 and from the 600m in 35.6 Montoya Star (Morris) is getting fitter after a set-back, going easy from the 1000m in 1.09 and from the 600m in 39.2.

Gloss (Morgenwood) went over 800m on the grass in 50.7 and from the 600m in 36.4. Musee DÓrsay (R Mudoo) went 600m in 36.9 while Dark Poppy for the same journey took 36.8. Again from 600m Carson’s River (Morgan) took 37.0. Unnamed three-year-old geldings by Showcasing (Shaikh) and Coat’s Choice (Morgenwood) from the Pitman stable galloped well again together and were timed for the final 600m in 35.0.

Sacred Delight (Kuru) went an easy 1000m in 1.07.7, the last 600m in 39.4

Tuesday October 2 - Riccarton Park

The Riccarton Park landscape was cloaked in thick fog this morning with only the very late comers timed after the shroud lifted at 8.40 am. Both the big trial grass and the plough were available for fast work with Saturday entered two-year-olds allowed to use the 1200 metre chute and cross to the course proper for a first time look at the track they will run on when making their debut. The going on the grass was a Good3 and other than the damp fog conditions were dry.

Carson’s River (Gestern) showed his fitness when he galloped solo from the 1000m in 58.5 and was strong to the line with the final 600m reeled off in just 33.9.

The Pitman stablemate Why Me (Gestain) also came out late and was timed from the 800m in 46.9 with the final 600m in 34.7. It was very good work and he should soon be seen at his best on a dry track. Mr Typhon (Shaikh) was timed from the 400m only in 23.6.

Unnamed Pitman three-year-old geldings by Showcasing (Morgenwood) and by Coats Choice (Shaikh) also impressed went they were paired from the 1000m in 1.05.4, the last 600m in 35.00. Both horses were recent winners at the Ashburton trials.

Domesday four-year-old mare Savelle (Shaikh) which has recorded one second from five northern starts, went from the 1000m in 59.8 with the last 600m in 34.9. The Swiss Maestro (Morgenrood) is another northern galloper to be sent south in search of his first win. The four-year-old was timed from the 1000m in 1.08.9 with the last 600m in 38.3.

The Te Akau Racing visitors Richard of Yorke (Laking) and Bak Da Master (Kararuddin) galloped together on the plough just after the fog lifted and were timed from 1000m in 1.03.7.

From the chute and onto the course proper the Te Akau two-year-olds Puysegur (Laking) and Challa (Kararuddin) were not extended in recording 40.5 for 600m. Both are on track to make their debuts at Riccarton Park on Saturday over 800m.

Galloping late together on the plough Ayhum (Saejorhor) and Sulcifera (Murphy) were timed from the 1000m 1.04.8, the last 600m in 36.5.

Wide Awake, Devil May Care, Remington, Publicist, Our Flying Ace and In A Twinkling were all galloped earlier on the plough over 1000m in pairs but not timed due to the fog. Te Akau Racing set to have a big day on Saturday with 10 stable representatives scheduled to run.

Who Dares Wins, Son of Maher, Odisha, Zakynthos, Yamada Nadeshiko, Hot Fuss, Jin Lu, Quantrelle, Faux Pas, Flash Gordon, Lunar Lady and Devil’s Staircase are star black book Riccarton Park trackworkers over the past three weeks which are all entered for Riccarton Park on Saturday

 Thursday 27September - Riccarton Park

The Riccarton Park surface had dried out enough for the plough to be open again this morning. Also open for fast work was the No.7 grass where the going was a Good3 and which produced some fast times.

Best on the grass came from the Pitman-trained pair of Shazino (Morgan) and Nellie Bly which were timed together at the end of the gallop from the 600m in 34.2 with the final 400m being cut out in just 22.0. Other stablesmates to impress included Son of Maher (Gestain) and Southern Sav (Morgan) which set off together from the 1200m and were only timed from the 800m in 48.8 with the final 600m in 35.0.

Odisha (Morris) will soon be winning again judging from her good work on the grass from the 1000m. She went solo and recorded 1.02.4 with the last 600m in a slick 34.5. Recent Riccarton arrival Carson’s River (Gestain) and Ride The Storm (Leimaitre) were paired together and impressed when they broke a minute in recording 59.5 from the 1000m with the last 600m in 35.6.The R61 rated Carson’s River isn’t far off winning getting his second race.

On Point (Moseley) from the Lance Robinson stable is yet to win on firm ground but her work this morning was top-notch when timed from the 600m in 36.3, getting to the finish strongly with the final 400m taking 23.5. Air Max (Moseley) and Jiminy Cricket (Jamie) went together from the 800m but could only be timed from the 400m in 23.7. Zentessa (Coster) recorded 50.2 from the 800m but quickened from the 600m in 35.5.

Morse Code (Morgan) has thrived since coming to Riccarton and looked strong this morning on the grass over 600m alone in 35.2 with the last 400m in 22.7. She looks ready to continue her good recent form. My Typhon (Shaikh) is getting fitter judging by his 600m on the the grass in 36.2, the last 400m in 23.3. Maiden Pins mare Cee Sharp (Morris) was alone on the grass from the 600m in 35.5.

On the plough, two of the best of the morning were the Champion-Murphy trained pair of He’s Gold (Murphy) and Cinnamon Kiss (Saejorhor) which were timed from the 1000m in 1.04.3, the final 600m in 36.2. Only marginally inferior were two more stablemates Flash Gordon (Murphy) and Sabrage (Saejorhor) which together were timed over the same sectionals in 1.04.7 and 36.6.

Sulcifera (Saejorhor) was solo on the plough over 800m in 48.5. Scooby (Murphy) and Taimanu (Hill) three-quarter paced from the 1200m and were then timed from the 1000m in 1.08.3, the last 600m in 39.4. Early in the session, The Real Deal (Crozier) went 1000m alone in 1.18.1, the last 600m in 38.2. Last start runner-up Director (Burnett) did similar work and was well within himself over 1000m in 1.08.1, the 38.4, also on the plough.

The Te Akau team were mostly at three-quarter pace on the plough. The triumvirate of Devil May Care (Richards), Remington (Kararuddin) and In A Twinkle (Laking) were 30 metres apart on the plough with Devil May Care timed from the front over 1000m 1.09.9 with the last 600m in 41.5. Richard of Yorke (Laking) and Bak Da Master (Kararuddin) worked in similar fashion over the same sectionals in 1.08.8, the final 600m in 40.9.

Swing Note (Laking) and Our Flying Ace (Kararuddin) duplicated the work and recorded 1.10.5 and 41.8. Publicist (Laker) and Summer Monsoon (Kararuddin) were on the same mission and recorded times of 1.10.8 and 41.5. Challor (Kararuddin) worked alone on the grass but wasn’t timed.

Others on the plough included Tatum (Coster) which was timed from the 800m in 49.5, the final 600m 37.6. Hatrick Boy (Rae) was timed from the 1400m in 1.33.4 with the last 800m in 50.9. Damanaka (Crozier) went solo from the 1000m in 1.11.5, the last 600m in 42.6. Sentito (Coster) went over 1000m in 1.12.6, the last 600m in 41.0. Patricia Rose (Robertson) went over 600m in 43.5.

Late in the session on the plough Rothacker (Moseley) moved nicely over 600m in 36.1. Nathan Detroit (Robertson) went solo from the 1000m in 1.08.9, the final 600m in 39.6.

Others on the grass included Enzo’s Lad (Morgenrood) which was timed from the 800m in 53.9, the last 600m in 37.7. Cee Sharp (Morris) went 600m in 35.5. Zakynthos (Morris) wasn’t asked for much from the 600m in 42.2 and the 400m in 27.3. Zah Wanted (White) and Campaign (Laking) galloped together from the 1000m in 1.07.4, the last 600m in 37.3

Tuesday September 25 - Riccarton Park

Over night rain measuring 8mls softened the No.6 grass track to a dead6/slow7 for this morning’s fast work. The plough was closed which resulted in a higher than normal usage rate for the big sand. Squally, continuous light rain in cold conditions was the order of the session.

Best on the grass was the Pitman trained Zakynthos (Morris) which galloped solo from the 800m in 47.3 with the last 600m taking 23.6. Stablemate Carson’s River (Lemaitre) also impressed when he went over 600m in 35.5 to finish the gallop two lengths clear of his unknown galloping partner.

The Didham trained Rawmaterial (Young) and Imelda’s Girl (Downing) were timed from 600m in 35.8 and the 600m in 23.6. Two other stablemates Jin Lu (Young) and Freight Train Jane (Downings) were sent over the same trip in 37.6 and 24.6.

Akoya Pearl (Mitchell) galloped solo and could only be timed from the 400m which took 24.5. Barabas (Morris) was alone from the 800m in 49.6 with the last 400m in 24.0. Ticky Tu (Searle) went from the 600m with an unknown companion in 36.5.

Ride The Storm (Morris) and Jamie (Morgan) were timed together from the 600m in 37.6 with the final 600m taking 24.6. Nakyama (K Mudoo) galloped alone from the 1000m in 1.06.4, the final 600m in 36.9.

The Ross Beckett stable produced Beneficial for a very good second at Riccarton Park on Saturday and others coming through that look the part are Recommended Flight (Pupil) and an unnamed Highly Recommneded gelding which were paired together over 800m in 53.8, the last 600m 37.4. The stable also produced an unnamed three-year-old Power gelding and an unnamed four-year-old mare by Nom de Jeu which were timed together from the 600m in 36.4.

Kolonel Kev (Rae) galloped alone from the 1000m in 1.06.4, the last 600m in 38.5. Clara (Rae) was timed only from the 600m in 38.7. Word Of Mouth (Jess Morris) was only out to three-quarter pace while Irish Call (Mitchell) and Wagner went an easy 800 in 56.2, the last 600m in 40.9. Too Precious (Murphy) was timed from the 800m in 54.3 but quickened up for the final 600m in 36.4.

The Te Akau Racing team were given light duties after its highly successful weekend with Puysegur (Richards) and In A Twinkling (Kararuddin) paired on the grass from the 600m in 42.3 with the final 400m in 27.5. Richard Of Yorke (Richards) and Our Flying Ace (Kararuddin) half-paced two laps of the big sand. Summer Monsoon (Richards) and Bak Da Master (Kararuddin) were exercised in the centre of the course.

From the Pike Stable Sacred Quartz (Kareem) which was a late scratching at the barrier on Saturday but was uninjured was three-quarter paced from the 1000m and breezed up in the straight. Winning charge Blue Lagoon (Kareem) was confined to two laps of the big sand

Late in the session from the 800m mark Savason (Morris) was timed to run 50.8, the last 600m in 36.3. Enzo’s Lad (Morgan) went from the 600m in 38.9, the last 400m in 25.5. For the same trip Why Me (Shaikh) recorded 39.0 and 25.8. Pinup Coup (Morgenwood) went a leisurly 600m in 44.9 while Coup Dreamwood (Morris) for the same journey took 44.3

Thursday 20 September - Riccarton Park

A thick fog hung heavy on the Riccarton Park course for most of the morning which eliminated the timing of most final hit-outs for Saturday’s racing. The big trial grass was again open for fast work with the markers at their widest against the the rail for the plough. The going was again a Good3. The plough was also open.

By 8.15 am when the fog started lifting the late workers mainly came from the Pitman stable and best of them was Shazino (Morganrood) which galloped with Nellie Bly (Morris) on the grass from the 800m in 46.6, getting to the line strongly over the last 600m in 34.0. Shazino looks the part and was carrying considerably more weight than his companion.

Enzo’s Lad (Morgan) showed what a clean-winded horse he is when he went solo over 1000m in 1.01.9, the last 600m in 35.7 on the grass at only his third gallop this time in. He looks in great order and was hardly blowing on his way back to the tie-ups. Saturday acceptor Quaintrelle (Shaikh) and Pinup Coup (Lemaitre) also impressed when together on the grass over 1000m they recorded 1.02.1, the last 600m in only 35.2.

The Pitman pair of Odisha (Morgan) and St Regis (Morris) went nicely over 800m together in 48.5, the final 600m in 34.5. Earlier in the session, Sensei (Morgan) and Dynamic (Shaikh) galloped over 1000m but only emerged from the fog in time to be clocked over the final 400m in 23.7 with Sensei a length and a half to the good of his companion. Sensei will be very hard to beat on Saturday on his work these past two weeks.

Miroslava (Shaikh) wasn’t keen to gallop at all but once away with stablemate Ride The Storm (Morgan) the pair were timed from the 1000m in 1.02.9 and the final 600m in 35.0 with Ride The Storm doing the better at the finish. Zah Wanted (White) and Eastern Warrior (Laking) were timed from the 600m in 35.9 with the 400m in 23.9

Saber (Morris) galloped alone on the grass from the 1000m in 1.04.0, the last 600m in 35.8. Aquazurra (Lemaitre) and Luna Lady (Shaikh) were slick together over 1000m in 1.02.5, the last 600m taking 36.5. Zakynthos (Morris) went solo from the 1000m in 1.04.6, coming home the last 600m in 35.2. O’Kiwi (Morgan) was alone over 1200m in 1.14.0, the last 600m in 36.3.

The Kennedy-Furlong trained Sentito (Coster) was galloped with an unnamed partner by Rip Van Winkle over 800m in 47.8, the final 600m in 35.7. Also over that trip Mahana recorded sectionals of 51.8 and 38.6. Another on the same itiniery on the grass was Mr Typhon (Morris) which recorded 51.6. Devil’s Staircase went 800m in 50.1 and Why Me (Shaikh) went over 600m in 35.3, all on the grass.

Almost all work on the plough was conducted in the fog. Last in the session to go was Patricia Rose (Saejorhor) which did little more than three-quarter pace from the 1000m. Others not timed over 1000m included Conclusion, Publicist, Quattro Kate, Cardrona, Miss Scandinavia, Remington, Hot Fuss, Reliable Man, So Sharp, Barabas, Montoya Star, Oceans of Champagne and Laphroaig.

Horses to work on the plough over 800m included Bilbao, Beneficial, Emily Margaret and Abut Me while those sent over 600m included Yippieyioh, Boots ‘N’ All, Norma Jean and Exclaim

Early workers in the fog on the grass over 1000m or longer included Shangold, Holfield, Sulcifera, Ahyum, Elfee, Southern Sav, Smiling Assasin and Savason while over 800m or less they included Yamato Nadeshiko, Zurafaa, Let Her Rip Riley, Too Precious, Southern Sniper, Word of Mouth, Challa and Campaign

Tuesday 18 September - Riccarton Park

The big trial grass on Good3 going with the markers wide out against the outside rail was open for this morning’s fast work. The plough was also available with both tracks producing good times.

Best on the big trial grass was Sensei (Moore) and Saber (Morris) which together cut out 1000m in only 59.5 and were well held together over the last 400m which took 24.0. Sensei who was travelling best at the finish is set to resume at Riccarton on Saturday.

Another Pitman trained charge Zakynthos (Moore) impressed yet again when sent alone over 1400m, the last 1000m timed in 1.00.9 and the final 600m in just 34.5. Other stablemates to impress on the grass were Coup Dreamwood (Moore) and Anzac Hope (Morgan) which galloped together over 1000m in 1.04.3, the last 600m taking 35.0. Dynamic (Shaikh) and Quantrelle (Moore) galloped together over 800m in 47.6 while Enzo’s Lad (Shaikh) was sprinted up alone over 600m in 35.1.

Two Didham trained horses in Jin Lu (Young) and Freight Train Jane (Downing) also on the grass caught the eye over 1000m in 1.02.6, the final 600m taking 35.9. For the same sectionals, Pinup Coup (Morgan) and St Regis (Morris) recorded 1.04.2 and 35.0. O’Kiwi (Moore) and Smiling Assasin (Morris) went quicker again when their times from the 1000m and 600m came in at 1.01.6 and 35.8.

The Champion-Murphy trained Ahyum (Laking) and Sulcifera (Murphy) cut out a quick final 800m in 47.6, the last 400m in 23.5. Longford (Downing) and Imelda’s Girl (Young) were timed together from the 800m in 47.7, the last 600m in 35.6. Over the same distance, Jiminy Cricket (Jamie) and Air Max (Mosely) recorded 48.5 and 35.8.

Best on the plough this morning was Hot Fuss (Morganrood) and Nakyama who were not at full stretch from the 1000m in 1.12.1 but warmed into the final 600m in a scorching 33.9. Hot Fuss will be hard to beat next time out. The Tony Prendergast trained-pair of Who Dares Wins (Williams) and Vantaa recorded the best 1000m time on the plough which came in at 1.02.8, the last 600m coming in 34.8. That was good work.

Last start winner Emily Margaret was paired with Bonaparte and impressed when sent over 1000m on the plough in 1.06.3, coming home strongly over the last 600m in 34.4. Emily Margaret looks set to run a big race in Saturday’s Canterbury Belle Stakes. Lightly raced maiden mare Faux Pas should soon win on her work over 1000m on the plough which she completed in 1.02.5, the final 600m in 35.5.

The Carston trained pair Strowan (Carston) and He’s Our Secret were timed together on the plough over 1000m in 1.04.2, the last 600m 35.3. Ticky Tu and Albut Me from the Hughes stable cut out a slick 800m on the plough in 47.6. Saturday nominee Director (Laking) looked in good order when galloping 1000m alone in 1.05.1, the last 600m in 36.5, also on the plough.

On the grass, Miss Scaninavia (Laking) and Remington (Kadaruddin) from the Te Akau stable were timed together from the 800m in 48.8 with the final 600m in 36.2. Stablemates Conclusion (Kadaruddin) and Quattro Katie (Laking) worked similarly early in the session in dim light and could not be timed. Publicist (Laking) and Wide Awake (Kadaruddin) worked very well together on the grass over 1000m in 1.03.1, the final 600m in 35.7.

The Rudin trained pair of Zah Wanted (White) and Campaign (Laking) went together from the 1000m on the grass in 1.05.4, the final 600m in 36.8. For the same sectionals, Cinnamon Kiss (Saejorhor) was solo in recording 1.06.6 and 37.9. Bellisima Belle (Jonker) also went alone over 1000m in a leisurely 1.11.8 and 27.6 for the final 400m.

Aquazurra (Lemaitre) and Reliable Glow (Shaikh) went 1000m on the grass together in 1.04.2 with the last 600m in 39.6, slowing at the finish. Mahana (Morgan) and Southern Sav (Morganrood) were more urgent in over the same trip in 1.03.2 and 36.3. Thunder Bay (Moore) and Miss Maxipark (Morris) duplicated the trip in the times of 1.07.3 and 37.7.

Other 800m gallops on the grass included Kolonel Kev (Rae) in 51.6, Lake Chalice (Coster) 50.8, Morning Pride (Saejorhor) 51.6, Monza Cuido (R Mudhoo) 53.0, Barabas 50.7, Why Me (Shaikh) 51.1, and Shazino (Morganrood) and Nellie Bly (Shaikh) together in 48.9, the last 600m in 35.5.

Yamato Nadeshiko (Jonker) was timed from the 1400m in 1.27.9, the final 600m in 36.6. I’llav Bubbles (Carston) and Real Savvy (Rogers) were timed only from the 600m in 37.8. Highly Unlikely (Morris) and a Love Conquers All two-year-old were timed over 600m in 36.5.

Others on the plough were Boots ‘N’ All and Fire Lily (Moseley) who galloped together from the 1000m in 1.05.5, the last 600m in 36.4. Khorabella (Carston) and Vishnu (Olwagen) for the 1000m recorded 1.06.0, the last 600m in 36.9. Jetsun (Williams) was timed only from the 600m in 37.7.

Over 800m on the plough Stella Daze (R Mudhoo) recorded 51.6, Princess Athena (Crozier) did 56.8, Ocean of Champagne (Richards) and Laphroaig (Coster) together took 55.2, while Suffragette and Major Ish Choux were timed from the 1000m in 1.11.8. Devil May Care (Richards) half-paced only and quickened in the straight.

Thursday 13 September - Riccarton Park

Both the plough and the small trial grass were open for fast work at Riccarton this morning with the grass having improved to ground rated at least a dead4 if not a good3.

Best gallop of the morning by far was the Pitman trained Sensei (Moore) who went with smart stable companion Carson’s River (Morgan) over 800m in 47.0, getting to the line strongly from the 600m in 33.9 with Sensei doing the best of the two at the finish. Both will make strong claims in whatever they contest over the Riccarton Park spring carnival.

Zakynthos (Moore) and Odisha (Morgan) moved into their work nicely together from the 1000m with the clock getting the pair from the 800m in 46.2, the last 600m in a smart 34.2 with Zakynthos having the better of his companion at the finish.

The Sandy Cunningham trained Pinsharp (R Mudoo) and last start winner Devil’s Staircase (K Mudoo) impressed when they went together in 47.4, coming home the final 600m in 34.8.

Classy filly of last season and now four-year-old Savvy Coup looked every inch a Livamol favourite when she worked strongly from the 1600m, being timed from the 1200m in 1.16.6 and still had plenty in reserve at the end of her final 600m in 35.8. She will prove very hard to beat at Hastings.

Lunar Lady (Morgan) and Let Her Rip Riley (Morganrood) impressed with their work together when they finished on terms at the end of 800m on the grass in just 46.1, the final 600m taking just 34.5. On that work the three-start Lunar Lady is certain to pick up a maiden race anytime soon. Coup Dreamwood (Moore) and Anzac Coup (Morgan) went together over 800m in 48.6, the last 600m in 35.4 with Anzac Coup doing the better at the finish.

The now six-year-old Quaintrelle looks stronger this preparation and should be well-placed in an R65. She worked alone stylishly on the grass over 800m on the grass in 47.6, the final 600m in 34.7. So Brazen had no luck last start but showed she has taken no harm when alone she galloped 800m in 46.7, coming home the final 600m in 35.4. She travels to Hastings with stablemate Savvy Coup.

Fewer horses opted for the plough where the best of the morning came from Boots ‘N’ All (Jamie) who was timed solo from the 800m 47.3, the last 400m in 23.7. He looks ready to further his good record.

The Nicky Lloyd trained Yippieyioh (Young) and Danny Champion trained Sulcifera (Murphy) both worked on individually on the plough over 1000m carrying their respective fair share of weight and both gallops were good. Yippieyioh went 1000m in 1.06.3, getting to the finish strongly from the 600m in 35.4. Sulcifera (Murphy) covered her in 1.03.7 with the last 600m in 36.2.

Fire Lily (Jamie), also on the plough, went over 800m in 49.3, the final 600m in 36.0. Princess Athena (Crozier) was only out for a quiet 1000m, taking 1.19.3 while stablemate Hard But Fair (Crozier) later was more urgent over 1000m in 1.06.5, the last 600m in 38.2. Yet another stablemate Upscale (Crozier) was timed to run 1000m in 1.06.4, the final 600m in 37.9.

Adriano (Hill) and He’s Gold (Murphy) went together over 800m on the plough in 48.5, the last 600m in 35.6. Cinnamon Kiss (Soiejorsor) was timed from the 800m in 52.2 and the 600m in 38.4.

Others on the plough were Ahyum (Murphy) and Morning Pride (Hill) who only three-quarter paced. The Te Akau team of Remington, Miss Scandinavia, Quattro Katie, Conclusion, Wide Awake, Publicist, Richard of Yorke and Devil May Care were also restricted to three-quarter pace. Challa and Puysegur worked quietly on the No2 sand.

On the small trial grass, Ferrocious (K Mudoo) was timed from the 800m in 48.4, the last 400m in 24.5. Also, from 800m Dynamic (Shaikh) was timed at 50.5, the last 600m in 36.9 with the jockey having his first trackwork ride for three months since returning from India blowing harder than the horse.  Barabas (Morgan) for the same sectionals on the grass recorded 48.3 and 36.0, Elfee (Moore) in 51.4 and 37.4.

Vinsanity (Morgan) went late in the session over 600m in 36.7; Smiling Assassin for the same journey recorded 38.8; Jamie (Morgan) and Ride The Storm (Morganrood) together in 36.1; Highly Unlikely (Morganrood) and a Love Conquers All two-year-old gelding in 37.9.

O’Kiwi (Moore) covered 600m in 35.3, the last 400m 23.5. Mahana for the same sectionals took 37.5 and 24.6. Pinup Coup (Shaikh) went solo over 800m on the grass in 52.6.

Tuesday 11 September - Riccarton Park

The small trial grass with the markers wide out was the only track open for fast work at this morning’s session on which local trainer Danny Crozier rated the going a Dead5. The plough was still closed but with a fine, warmer week predicted is likely to be open by Thursday.

Best of the morning came from the Pitman-trained Zakynthos (Moore) which galloped solo and was timed from the 800m in 47.0 with the last 600m taking only 34.3. The son of Zacinto looks stronger now compared to last time in and could salute early this spring.

Stablemate Sensei looked in fine order when sent over 800m in 48.7, coming home the final 600m in 35.5, The Peter Rudkin trained Zah Wanted also showed some dash when timed from the 600m in onkly 34.9. Stablemate Let Her Rip Riley (Morganrood) later in the session was timed from the 800m in 52.0, the last 400m in 24.2.

The Lance Robinson-tarined pair of Jiminy Cricket (Jamie) and Air Max (Moseley) caught the eye when sprinted up from the 600m in 35.6.  Stablemates Norma Jean (Moseley) and Exclaim (Jamie) went together and their work was also good being timed from the 800m in 49.0 with the final 600m taking 36.0 The Jackie Burrows trained Yamato Nadeshiko (Jonker) was sent alone over 800m in 48.2, the final 600m in 35.3.

Red River Rock (Carston) and Sufferagette (Moseley) worked together strongly from around the 800m mark early in the session in dim light but were not timed. Carston stablemates Madam Swiss and Major Ish Choux were afterwards timed together over 800m in 51.9, the last 600m in 37.2. Sharp Elle (Rogers) recorded the time of 37.6 for her 600m.

Savvy Coup (Moore) which soon heads to Hastings looked very well and worked accordingly when when timed from the 1000m in 1.03.5 with her final 600m in 36.5. Her stablemates to impress late in the session included Odisha (Morris) which went alone from the 800m in 49.9, the last 600m in 36.6, and Quaintrelle (Moore) which looks stronger this preparation and which was timed over 600m in 35.7.

Jamie (Morgan) and Carson’s River (Morris) were timed together from the 600m in 36.6, the last 400m in 24.2. Aquazurra (Morgarood) wasn’t extended over 800m in 53.8, the final 600m in 39.3, and nor was Mahana (Morganrood) which covered the same trip in 53.5 and 39.6. Shanzino (Morris) and Nellie Bly (Morgan) went an easy 800m in 40.5.

Coup Dreamwood (Moore) and Anzac Coup (Morris) were timed from the 800m in 48.2, the final 600m in 35.5, Pinup Coup only three-quarter paced and was not timed.

Danny Champion trained Flash Gordon (Murphy) was timed from the 600m in 37.8. Stablemate Scooby over the same journey took 42.5. Forged (Mudoo) was sent over 800m in an easy 53.6 with the fastest part of the gallop between the 800m and 600m which took 12.3. Celtic Cross completed 800m and 42.2 while Selfie (Taylor) wasn’t asked for much over the same distabnce in 53.9. Highly Xcited (Bennet) went 800m in 41.8.

Vendima (Bennet) and an unraced Burgundy (Kwo) were timed from the 600m in 39.9. Shangold (Rae) was timed from the 1000m in 1.09.2, the last 400m in 28.2. Hatrick Boy (Rae) was timed from the 1000m in 1.08.5, the last 600m in 40.8. Richie Rox (Jonker) and Stella Daze (R Mudoo) were timed over 600m in 36.9.

The Te Akau Racing team were not asked to run time this morning. Summer Moonsoon, Our Flying Ace, Bak da Master and Swing Note all three-quarter paced on the small grass while Challa, Puysegur and Remington cantered on an inside track. Wide Awake and Publicist were excerised in the centre