Matamata Trackwork - Tuesday 28 October 2014
Pussy O’Reilly looked set for a big effort in Saturday’s Auckland Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes when she worked boldly at Matamata this morning.
Galloping 18 metres out on a slow course proper with raceday rider Opie Bosson in the saddle, Pussy O’Reilly covered 1200m in 1:18.6, gathering momentum from the 1000m in 1:03.8 and finishing off with 600m in 37.5. The Kelso-trained mare has not raced for five weeks but has cleaned up nicely with a trial outing last week.
Stablemate and race rival Fix (K Jones) was allowed a lighter task but was also impressive as she strode over 1200m in 1:23.8, with her last 1000m in 1:08.5 and 600m in 39.2. She has trained on well from her last-start second and should enjoy the step up to 1400 metres at Avondale.
Queens Rose (Sapsworth), another in the fillies and mares’ feature, got through her work well partnering Jubilate (Rhodes) over 1200m in 1:18.8, 1:04.8 and 38.6. Sir Elmo (Coleman) prepared for Avondale when he and Sophisticate (A Jones) left 1200m behind in 1:21.1, 1:06.8 and 39.
Puccini (P McKay) continued his Captain Cook Stakes preparation when he and Kick Buttowski (S McKay) ran their last 1000m in 1:08.8 and 600m in 38.4. Whosyourmaster (R Jones), who runs in the Counties Bowl on Saturday, was well held over 1000m in 1:10.6 and 41.1, while McQueen (J Collett) and Red Striker (Blair) took 1:08 and 39.2.
Orange Peel (Imat) and Kaleidoscope (Coleman) had pace on throughout 1000m in 1:05.8 and 38.9, Suffire (Grylls) and Mary Quant (Hong) took 1:06.2 and 38.9, and Da Shindig (Hutton) 1:04.4 and 38.6.
Marcelle (Dowling), who runs at Te Rapa on Sunday, and Avondale candidate Rose Of Virginia (Leveque) did sound work over 1200m in 1:23.7, 1:09.5 and 40.6. Over the same ground Awapuni entry Dubai Shuffle (Sapsworth) led Sultry Assassin (Rhodes) in 1:19.5, 1:06 and 39.3.
Opulent (Lammas), who runs at New Plymouth on Friday, and Te Rapa candidate Maestro (Cameron) left 1200m behind in 1:21.1, 1:07.2 and 38.8. Show No Emotion (Hercock), a form runner for Avondale, went solo over 1200m in 1:23.1, 1:08.4 and 40.2.
Te Rapa entries Realta (Dowling) and Howzat (Leveque) ran the same trip in 1:23.5, 1:09.1 and 40.8, while Maestro Tom (A Jones) and Harry Claassen (Swann) returned 1:19.6, 1:06.5 and 41.
Over 1000m Gardone (M Brosnan) and Arterial (Roff) took 1:07.8 and 40.6, Laseef (Grylls) and All Razzle Dazzle (Rhodes) 1:11.6 and 41.8, Bohemian Lily (Dowling) and Always On My Mind (Leveque) 1:10.7 and 41.5, Aotearower (Coleman) 1:06.8 and 39.7, Deema (Sapsworth) and Funhouse (Rhodes) 1:10.4 and 42.4, Pure Champion (Grylls) 1:10.4 and 41.1, and Living The Dream (Sapsworth) 1:12.2 and 43.
King’s Rock (Hercock) strode over 1200m in 1:22.5, 1:08.7 and 41, Immigration (Sapsworth) took 1:30.9 and 44.5, and In Style (Coleman) 1:28.7 and 43.6.
Two-year-olds Fascinate Me (Hutton) and the Medaglia d’Oro-Jolie’s Shinzu colt (Grylls) ran in from the 800m in 54.8 and 600m in 39.4. Stationary World (Grylls) and Green Country (Rhodes) completed a similar task in 54.2 and 39.8, while Saraswati (R Jones) and Electric Aura (Tynan) were timed over their last 600m in 42.6. Better Rock (Cameron) and Shillelagh (Lammas) got through 1000m in 1:10.4 and 40.3.
On the all-weather track Babilloni (Bosson) and Lucky Feather (R Jones) ran a smart 1000m in 1:03.5 and 37, while Massale (C Ormsby) and Daifuku (Coleman) ran the same trip in 1:05.4 and 37.4.
Zamora (S McKay) and the Commands half-brother to Saturday’s 1000 Guineas winner Platinum Witness (J McKay) ran their last 800m in 54.8 and 600m in 39.
On the sand Wisecrack (K Jones) quickened readily over the final stages of 1200m in 1:24.2, 1:08.4 and 38. Dezignator (R Jones) and Martini Lass (Hillis) were timed over the last 1000m of their work in 1:02.3 and 37, while Diamond Refusal (M Gibbs) and Brilliant Magic (Swann) ran over the same ground in 1:05.4 and 37.7.