Matamata Trackwork - Tuesday 28 October 2014
Tauranga weekend candidate Silverdale was the star trackworker at Matamata this morning during a session when fog prevented the timing of many gallops.
Silverdale (Bosson) did his work on the sand, easing away from the 1200-metre mark and quickening to run his last 1000m in 1:03.2 and the final 600m in a smart 36.5. It was very good work by the Stephen Autridge-trained last-start winner, who will have his final lead-up to the Coupland’s Bakeries Mile in the open 1300-metre event at Tauranga.
On the course proper, where the going was slow 22 metres out, Tauranga rivals Villars (Sapsworth) and Immigration (Grylls) turned in a sound trial over 1200m in 1:16.8, with their last 1000m in 1:03.6 and 600m in 38.4.
Divissima (C Ormsby), who runs next at Ellerslie on Melbourne Cup day, impressed when she led Square Circles (Orlando) at the end of 1000m in 1:04.7 and 800m in 50.8. Packing Chaparral (Coleman) was not after time as he strode through 1200m in 1:27.2 and 42.3, while In Style (N Waddell) and the unraced maiden Gautier (Bosson) were timed from the 800m in 59.6 and 44.2. In Style runs at Ellerslie next Tuesday.
Among those that could not be timed on the course proper due to the fog, Tauranga entries Cass King, Tiger Moss, Merrily and Sunbeam appeared to get through their work well, as did Ellerslie candidates Living The Dream and Sir Elmo.
Juggernaut Rock (K Price), who had to be withdrawn from his Trentham weekend engagement due to a hock infection, appeared to be fully recovered as he strode over ground on the course proper. He will head to Riccarton in the hope of running well enough on the first day to secure a start in the New Zealand Cup.
On the all-weather track Darting (R Jones) and Vincent Street (Hunt) prepared for Ellerslie next week with smart work over 1000m in 1:03.8 and 600m in 36.2. Speedy Jax (Grylls) ran the same distance in 1:03.8, with a final 800m section in 49.5, while Lucky Feather (R Jones) was timed over 1200m in 1:22.6.
On the sand Tauranga pair Knockout (Leveque) and Ishara Yar (Grylls) covered 1200m in 1:21.4, while Prince Of Patch (Little) took 1:09.3 and 41.4 over 1000m and Aotearower (Coleman) ran from the 800m in 58 and 42.5.