Matamata Trackwork - Tuesday 29 September 2015
Three-year-old members of the Autridge-Richards team looked ready to make their mark this weekend when they were put through their paces at Matamata this morning.
On the sand, last-start winners Love Triangle (Cameron) and Interstellar (Hercock) were paired in smart work over 1000m in 1:04.3, which they finished off with 600m in 35.6. Love Triangle will start in the Gold Trail Stakes at Hastings, while Interstellar runs in Rating 65 grade at Te Rapa on Friday. Both highly rated fillies appear to be thriving.
Their male stablemates Scrutinize (Cameron) and Xtravagant (K Jones) were no less impressive in their 1000m hitout as they recorded 1:04 and 36.2. Scrutinize, the winner of his only two starts to date, will be chasing a hat-trick in the Hawke’s Bay Guineas. Xtravagant let the side down last time at Ruakaka, but can atone back racing left-handed at Te Rapa.
On the course proper, where work took place right-handed 20 metres out on slow going, Gold Trail Stakes entry Strata Lady (Coleman) and Hastings special maiden candidate Autumn (O’Sullivan) impressed as they cut out their final 600m in 38.1.
Hastings feature sprint candidate Pussy O’Reilly (Weatherley) got through good solo work over 1200m in 1:26.3 and 600m in 39.3. Over the same ground Te Rapa entries Fascinate Me (R jones) and Link Road (Grylls) returned 1:26.5 and 38.8, while Te Awamutu Sunday candidates Cherry Bay (Hunt) and Armetrine (Fraser-Hayes) took 1:23.7 and 40.9.
Graphic (E Rika) and Ali Baba (C Ormsby) worked well over ground with their last 1200m in 1:27.9 and building momentum to run the final 600m in 39.2. Others timed over 1200m included Volks Lightning (Dowling) and Wraithorth (Leveque) 1:25.6 and 41.2; O’Carol (Hunt) and Teri (Fraser-Hayes) 1:25 and 40.8; Rose Of Virginia (Dowling) and Lil Miss Waitoki (Leveque) 1:25.4 and 42.2.
Over the last 600m of their work Paco Rabanne (Coleman) and Delta Delago (Hepi) took 38.6; Mass Of Dash (J Collett) 40.4; Quintastics (Hong) and Prize Lad (O’Sullivan) 38.7; and Stella’s Honour (C Ormsby) 40.1.
On the all-weather track Te Rapa race rivals Snapshot (Grylls) and Los Vargos (Tynan) caught the eye with smart work over 1000m in 1:01 and 600m in 34.1. The Richardson-trained pair start in Friday’s Rating 75 sprint.
Antonio Lombardo (S McKay) and Al Pacino (P McKay) prepared for Hastings with 1000m in 1:05.5 and 36.2, while two others from the McKay stable heading in the same direction, Amarula (S McKay) and Canterino (P McKay) got through similar work in 1:04.1 and 36.8.
Watch This Space (Hillis) and Rough Copy (Cole) wasted no time over 1000m in 1:01.8 and 36.4, while Iffitel (Grylls), Fortune Kept (R Jones) and Zee Zee Top (Luke) were also in good form at the same distance in 1:03.8 and 36.6. De Chine (Rastrick) and Face Up (Rafi) were timed over 1000m in 1:07.5, but fog prevented any sectional time.
On the sand Maestro Tom (A Jones) and Panella (Conder) turned in a good trial for Hastings over 1000m in 1:03.6 and 37.2. Imperium (Cameron), who runs at Hastings, and Te Rapa entry Wolf Whistle (Hercock) cut out a soundly run 1200m in 1:16.9, 1:01.9 and 35.7.
Promising maiden Strada Cavallo (Lammas), an entry for Saturday’s Riccarton meeting, was paired with Pure Lord (Tynan) over 1200m in 1:18.5, 1:04.8 and 37. Over the same ground Bon Marche (Lammas) and Zambezi Warrior (K Jones) took 1:22, 1:05.3 and 37.6, and Jane’s Secret (Hepi) 1:22.4, 1:07.8 and 39.8.
Irish Moon (Coleman) left 1000m behind in 1;06.1 and 37.3, and was followed by Ultimata (Weatherley) in 1:06.6 and 36.5.
Also over 1000m, Lady Quasar (H McQuade) returned 1:08.1 and 39.8, Orange Peel (O’Sullivan) 1:08.5 and 39.4, Flavigny (C Ormsby) 1:08.5 and 38, and Cote d’Or (Coleman) 1:11.4 and 40.5. Covered ‘N’ Bay (K McQuade) was timed from the 800m in 52 and 600m in 36.9.