Matamata Trackwork - Tuesday 30 June
Packing Chaparral looked the part for Te Rapa on Saturday when he worked impressively at Matamata this morning.
Galloping solo 28 metres out on a heavy course proper, Packing Chaparral (Coleman) took time honours over 1200m in 1:22, with his last 1000m in 1:07.7 and 600m in 39.6. The Kelso-trained four-year-old has made pleasing progress since his first-up second at Te Rapa in early June and will line up again over 1400 metres there on Saturday.
Miss Mossman was also ridden by her raceday jockey Michael Coleman when she prepared for Saturday’s Taumarunui Gold Cup with sound work over 1200m in 1:25, 1:09 and 39.7. She looks ready for a return to the scene of her most recent win earlier in the winter.
Race rival Peacefuleasyfeelin (A Jones) also did stayers’ work with his last 1200m in 1:25.9, 1:10.7 and 41.4. Like Miss Mossman, he was unplaced in last week’s Kiwifruit Cup but will also appreciate the return to left-handed Te Rapa.
Full Monty (Sapsworth) set off over ground on the way to running 1200m in 1:23, picking up stablemate Nectacolecta (Grylls) for a final 1000m in 1:09 and 600m in 41.4. Both Richardson stable members look well for their Te Rapa engagements.
Elroi (Tynan) led Secret Power (Holmes) in the early stages of their workout over 1200m but was joined by his stablemate to complete 1200m in 1:23.9, with the last 1000m in 1:09.2 and 600m in 40.4.
Purcentage (Sapsworth) went solo over 1000m in 1:10.2 and 40.8, while fellow Te Rapa entry Peregrine (Sapsworth) was well contained over 1200m in 1:30.9 and 44.6.
On the sand regular Rotorua visitor Pockets (Lammas) looked sharp for Te Rapa as he worked over 1000m in 1:04.5 and 600m in 37.4. Sir Elmo (A Jones) and Sunbeam (Coleman) also drew attention to their weekend prospects with 1200m in 1:20.1, 1:04.9 and 37.2.
Stralis (Grylls) was unextended over the last 1200m of his work in 1:26.2 and 39, while Nolawood (M Brosnan) cut out the same trip in 1:23.3, 1:07.6 and 39. Promising stayer Chazelle (S Collett) indicated she is coming to hand well with a bold gallop over 1200m in 1:18.8, 1:05 and 38.4.
Impressive recent winner Eletist (Gibbs-Manson) was well held over 1000m in 1:12.6 and 43.2. He may run at Te Rapa or instead be reserved for next Wednesday’s local meeting. Stablemate Oompa (Swann) ran his1000m in 1:14.4 and 43.6.
Southern Icon (Tait) was in dashing form over 800m in 48.3 and 36.2. Warner (Coleman) strode over 1200m in 1:22.9, 1000m in 1:06.6 and the final 600m in a smart 36.4. Twice Smitten (Hong) followed over the same ground in 1:24, 1:08.5 and 38.2, while Prize Lord (Hutton) was kept to 1:27.8, 1:13.6 and 42.7. Kanali (Sapsworth) was also well held to return 1:20.3, 1:14.1 and 43.9.
On the all-weather track class galloper Puccini (P McKay) was partnered by Antonio Lombardo (S McKay) over 1000m, with their last 600m clocked in 37.5. Pussy O’Reilly (Luke) was another to gear up for new season assignments as she worked over 800m in 58.8 and 600m in 41.4.