Matamata Trackwork - Tuesday 19 May
Hysteria Lane and Madame Jamai drew attention to their weekend prospects with smart work at Matamata this morning.
Galloping 22 metres out on a heavy course proper, Hysteria Lane (Lammas) and Madame Jamai (Hercock) strode off from the 1000-metre mark to cover that distance in 1:08.7 and hit the line well after a final 600m in 39. Hysteria Lane will start at Ellerslie on Saturday, while her stablemate is scheduled to run at Hawera on Sunday.
Ellerslie entrant The Fire Inside was ridden by co-trainer Chad Ormsby in solo work over ground, recording 1:24.2 for 1200m, 1:08.8 for 1000m and 40.5 for the final 600.
Galvanised (Fraser-Hayes) and Second Fling (Dowling) prepared for Ellerslie with 1200m in 1:25.6 and 1000m in 1:10.8. Fog prevented any further sectionals. Stralis (Grylls) and Flavigny (C Ormsby) finished their work with 600m in a respectable 38.7.
Among those that could not be timed at all, Great Northern Foal Stakes candidates Fascinate Me and Secret Spirit appeared to be working well when they emerged from the fog.
On the sand, Smartly (K Jones) and Nothing Trivial (Hunt) caught the eye as they prepared for weekend engagements with 1000m in 1:04.2 and 600m in 36.3.
Davey Crockett (N Waddell) covered the same trip in good style to record 1:06.2 and 37.4, while stablemate Deebee Don (N Waddell) returned 1:08.2 and 39 and Hold Your Tears (H McQuade) took 1:08.2 and 39.5.
Over the same ground Reaching Out (Dell) and Sororia (C Ormsby) took 1:10.5 and 39.3, Prize Lad (R Jones) 1:10.8 and 39.8, and Avimore (Hutton) 1:11 and 40.3. Keepherinmind (Hong) was timed over 1200m in 1:25.7 and 39.5.
On the all-weather track Witz End (J Collett) got through his work well over 1000m in 1:07.8 and 600m in 39.2.