Matamata Trackwork - Tuesday 24 November 2015
Heavy fog prevented timing of most gallops at Matamata this morning but amongst those who could be timed, Ellerslie weekend candidates Perfect Fit and Muriwai shaped up well.
Galloping 22 metres pout on a dead course proper, Perfect Fit (Coleman) and Muriwai (Davidson) worked away from the 1200m mark to run that distance in 1:17.4. Their last 1000m took 1:03.6 and although a final sectional time was not possible, the Kelso-trained pair impressed in the manner they hit the line. Muriwai steps up to black-type company on Saturday in the Trevor Eagle Memorial, while her stablemate will run in the Rating 75 1400.
Sultry Assassin (Tynan), an entry for Saturday’s Eagle Technology Stakes, impressed in her work over 1200m, cutting out the distance in 1:19.2 with the last 1000m in 1:04.7 and 600m in 38.4. Two more from the Richardson stable heading to Ellerslie, Tiara Concerto (Sapsworth) and Maholo (Grylls), ran the same distance in 1:20.3, 1:06.2 and 38.8.
Wanganui Cup candidate Rose Of Virginia (Dowling) covered 1200m in 1:18.8 and after picking up Maestro Tom (A Jones), completed the last 1000m in 1:04.8. Apache Fireworks (M Brosnan) was timed over the same ground in 1:24.2 and 1:09.4.
Among those to work on the courser proper but unable to be timed were Eagle Memorial entries Starstripe and Ruby Armani, along with Ellerslie runners Suffire, Red Striker, Massofdash, Realta and Lil Miss Waitoki. Astrid, Shillelagh, Tavis Star and Point Percy also appeared to be working well when they emerged from the fog.
Limited timing of those that galloped on the sand included Osmunda (K Jones) and Imperium (Hercock) over 1200m in 1:20.8; Parisian Jewel (J Price) over 1200m in 1:23.5 and 1000m in 1:07.5; Nightsong (D Weatherley) 1:24.6 and 1:08.1; Reiveke (A Collett) 1:25.8 and 1:11.2; Light Up A Screen (J Collett) 1:29.4 and 1:12.4. Over 1000m Irish Moon (Davidson) returned 1:07.9 and Aotearower (Wratten) 1:09.4.