Matamata Trackwork - Tuesday 14 October 2014
Rotorua weekend rivals Antonio Lombardo, Whosyourmaster and Fix underlined their fitness with sound work at Matamata this morning.
Galloping on a good plough, Antonio Lombardo (S McKay) was partnered by Donnie Brasco (J McKay) over a slick 1000m in 1:02.9 and hit the line hard after a final 600m in 35.5. Antonio Lombardo has come through his last-start Hastings win in good order and rates highly for Saturday’s Lion Red Plate.
Whosyourmaster, who won the feature sprint on the second day at Hastings, was ridden by raceday rider Michael Coleman over 1000m in 1:03.2 and the last 600m in a comfortable 36.5.
Coleman warmed the saddle for Mark Du Plessis when he handled Fix in her work on the course proper, which was good 12 metres out. The Kelso-trained mare worked away steadily from the 1000-metre mark to run that distance in 1:05.2, picking up the tempo for a final 600m in an impressive 36.
Back on the plough, Needlly (Dowling) and Morena (Leveque) underlined their respective prospects for Rotorua and Tauranga on Friday when they cut out 1000m in 1:01.3 and 35.5. Rotorua entry Jimmy Hoffa (S McKay) was another to catch the eye when he dashed through 1000m in 1:00.8 and 35.8.
Irish Encore (Grylls) and Giardini (Hong) prepared for the weekend with 1000m in 1:03.2 and 36.2, while Babilloni cut out 1000m in 1:04.2 and 35.9. He was ridden by Opie Bosson in an early trackwork stint before his day job at Waikato Stud.
Tauranga entries Brampton Loco (Coleman) and Sheselusive (R Jones) had pace on throughout 1000m in 1:01.2 and 36.1.
Sir Elmo (Coleman), who runs in the Rotorua Plate, was paired with Tauranga candidate Sunbeam (A Jones) over 1200m in 1:17.2, 1000m in 1:02.2 and 600m in 36.5. Promising stayer Chazelle (J Collett) tuned up for Tauranga with smart work over 1200m in 1:18.2, 1:03.4 and 36.8.
Maestro (Hercock) and Bordeaux (Lammas) strode through 1200m in 1:20.2, 1:04.8 and 37.3, while over the same distance Covered ’N’ Bay (R Jones) returned a sound 1:18.6, 1:04.5 and 36. Silverdale (Bosson) prepared for Rotorua with a well held 1000m in 1:09.5 and 38.8.
Ididit (Swann) looked well when working well within herself over 1000m in 1:06.5 and 37.8. Wisecrack (R Jones) ran 1200m at a solid rate, returning 1:14.5, 1:00.7 and 36.2. Northern Star (Wong) looked the part for Rotorua when shading The General (Hutton) at the end of 1000m in 1:03.6 and 36.3.
Smashing (Lammas) and Seline (P Ormsby) left 1000m behind in 1:04.5 and 36.7, Onlyarose (A Jones) took 1:05 and 37.5, Flavigny (C Ormsby) 1:09.7 and 39.8, Sworntomylover (K Shailer) 1:11.2 and 39.8, Ekraarstatic (Bosson) 1:11.6 and 40.3, and La Adelita (Lammas) 1:08.2 and 38.5.
Lady Euro (K Price) turned in a good trial for Tauranga over 1200m in 1:16.6, 1:03.2 and 38.5, while She’s Samashing (C Ormsby) and Destroyer (T Johnson) covered the same trip in 1:23.3, 1:07.1 and 36.8.
The Fire Inside (Coleman) was well held over the last 1000m of her work in 1:12.8 and 40.4, Southern Comet (Tait) dashed over 800m in 47.7 and 35.4, Hysteria Lane (Stacey) took 1:12.5 and 42.8 for 1000m, Hardy’s Revenge (C Ormsby) and Revelator (T Johnson) returned 1:11.4 and 38.6, and Golden Glow (Grylls) took 1:11.5 and 40.
On the all-weather track Vincent Street (W Hillis) and Dezignator (R Jones) looked in good shape for Rotorua when they cut out 1000m in 1:01.6 and 35.8.
Travino (S McKay) continued his preparation with 1000m in a deceptive 1:01.2 and 36.3, while Dating (W Hillis) was not chasing time over 1000m in 1:06.2 and 37.4.