Letmeby(copy)Matamata Trackwork - Tuesday 22 July 2014

Ryder Stakes-bound pair Purcentage and Nectacolecta confirmed their readiness for Saturday’s Otaki feature with an impressive gallop at Matamata this morning.
Working 12 metres out on a slow course proper, Purcentage (C Grylls) and Nectacolecta (Coleman) were well matched over 1000m in 1:11.7 and 600m in 40.4, time they could easily have improved upon if their riders had wished. The Graham Richardson-trained pair, both winners of their only start to date, are in excellent order for the final stakes race of the season.
With training tracks in good condition after a spell of improved weather, several high profile performers form the past season were allowed to stretch out in the early stages of their new preparations. Dual Group One winner Viadana (C Grylls) looked very bright when she strode over 1000m on the sand in 1:08.4, with her final 600m in 39.4.
Xanadu (Coleman) also worked on the sand, where she was well held over 1000m in 1:11.2 and 600m in 41.2. Like Viadana, her likely first start will be in the Waikato Stud Foxbridge Plate at Te Rapa on August 16.
Star three-year-old colt Puccini was ridden by his co-trainer Peter McKay when he worked on the all-weather track in company with his stablemate Canterino (S McKay), running a sound 1000m in 1:05.4 and 600m in 38.2. The New Zealand Derby winner is making very good progress towards spring racing.
The Kelso-trained stablemates Bounding, Fix and Pussy O’Reilly were all ridden by Kerry Jones in well-held solo work on the all-weather track, with all three at three-quarter-pace over the final stages of their workouts.
Talented two-year-old Queen Of Navarre (S McKay) prepared for Saturday’s Ruakaka meeting when she and Antonio Lombardo (P McKay) cut out 1000m in 1:05.2 and 37. Miss Grace (E Holmes) covered the same ground in 1:06.8 and 39.2.
Back on the sand, the Alan Tait-trained and ridden two-year-olds Southern Icon and Sherpa shaped up well in separate gallops. Southern Icon, who returns to Ruakaka this weekend, was in brilliant form over 800m in 47.2 and 35.2, while Sherpa prepared for the Ryder Stakes over the same distance in 48.6 and 35.8.
Witz End (J Collett) did smart work in preparation for Ruakaka as he cut out 1000m in 1:02.8 and 600m in 36.4. Otaki entries Centavada (P Turner) and Iffitel (Cole) were also in good form over 1000m in 1:05.9 and 38.6, while Impatient Dreams (K McQuade) ran the same trip in 1:05 and 38.2.
Ruakaka candidate Have No Mercy (S McKay) left 1000m behind in 1:05.6 and 38.4, Flying Fantasy (Coleman) took 1:11.3 and 39.4, Atom Cat (Wilson) 1:07.8 and 39.8, Wairaka (D Wilson) 1:07.5 and 39.6, and Tiger Moss (Coleman) 1:13.6 and 41.5.
Kinda Leica (H McQuade) covered 1200m in 1:21.3, 1000m in 1:06.6 and 600m in 37.8. Smartly (W Hillis) ran in from the 800m in 53, with her final 600m in 38.2.
Unknown Pleasures (C Ormsby) and Liberare (Coleman) finished off in good style on the course proper but no time was taken. They both resume at Ruakaka on Saturday.

Matamata Trackwork - Tuesday 15 July 2014

Promising maiden gallopers Packing Chaparral and Yes confirmed their fitness for upcoming engagements when they worked soundly together at Matamata this morning.
Galloping 22 metres out on a heavy course proper, Packing Chaparral (R Jones) and Yes (J Wong) covered 1000m in 1:11.6, with their final 600m in 41.4. Packing Chaparral, the close relation to So You Think, has made good progress since his debut second late last month, while lightly raced four-year-old Yes is in good order for his first start since finishing second back in the summer.
Both horses have the option of running at their home track meeting on Friday or at Te Rapa on Saturday.
Letmeby (Coleman) turned in a solid trial for Te Rapa when he led Matamata candidate Quantum Maelstrom (Sapsworth) at the end of 1200m in 1:24.2, with their last 1000m in 1:09.7 and 600m in 41.8.
Waitoki Flower (Dowling) and Sophie’s Gem (C Grylls) had first use of the track when paired over 1200m in 1:27.6, 1:11.8 and 41.9, while Sunbeam (A Jones) and Maestro Tom (Coleman) also impressed over the same ground in 1:27.4, 1:11.5 and 41.7.
Vibrant Moss (K Shailer), a form runner for New Plymouth on the weekend, galloped against the running rail in the 10-metre position over 1000m in 1:10.6 and 41.5. She looks well. Pockets (Hercock), another in-form candidate New Plymouth, did smart work over 1000m in 1:10.8 and 600m in 40.9.
Secret Whisper (Cameron) and Sneaky Feelings (A Jones) strode over 1200m in 1:24.6, 1000m in 1:09.1 and 600m in 40.8. Secret Whisper looks bright after a recent bold hurdle trial and runs at Te Rapa, while his stablemate will race locally.
Mr Mendelssohn (C Grylls) shaped as a likely improver when he worked with Rongphilly (K McQuade) over 1200m in 1:26, 1:11.4 and 43.5. Political Nitemare (C Grylls) and Prize Lad (Maa) prepared for their local meeting with sound work over 1200m in 1:24.8, 1:09.1 and 41.2.
Smart rising four-year-olds Spellbinder (Cameron) and King’s Rock (Miller) continued their new season preparation when quickening from the 800m in 1:00.6 and 600m in 44.3.
On the sand He’s Dan (Brick) and Iffitel (A Jones) got through solid work over 1000m in 1:04.5 and 600m in 38.4. He’s Dan returns to Te Rapa where he won well at his last start, while promising juvenile Iffitel may run next in the Ruder Stakes later this month.
Matamata candidate Vettel (S McKay) worked in company with Canterino (P McKay) over 1200m in 1:17.5, 1:03.5 and 37.4, while Kakahu Nell (Roff) and Clio (M Brosnan) prepared for Friday with a smart 1000m in 1:03.2 and 600m in 36.8. Covered ’N Bay (H McQuade) ran the same distance in 1:05 and 39.4, and Agent Ziva (A Jones) was keen in 1:11.3 and 40.1.
Fairy Cake (C Grylls) covered 1200m in 1:22.6, 1:08.2 and 39. Smart two-year-old Divissima (C Ormsby) ran in from the 800m in 51.3, with the last 600m in 36.4.
Fog affected the timing of several other gallops, among them Roll With Pulse (Coleman), who recorded 1:09.6 for 1000m, and Impatient Dreams (K McQuade) and Kinda Leica (H McQuade), who took 1:08.4. Super Thunder (A Wright) was timed over 1200m in 1:25.2 and 1000m in 1:09.7.
On the all-weather track Le Bon Fin (R Jones) covered the last 1000m of his work in 1:06.2 and 600m in 38.5. Abyssinian Maid (Wilson) ran the same trip in 1:11.6 and 41.2, while Pussy O’Reilly (Rastrick) was allowed to roll up over 1000m in 1:16.6 and 39.8.

Matamata Trackwork - Tuesday 1 July 2014

Members of the in-form Graham Richardson team were out in force on an otherwise quiet morning at Matamata as they prepared for Saturday’s Taumarunui Cup meeting at Te Rapa.
Galloping on a very heavy course proper, Immigration (Coleman) finished off her work strongly with Ginja Ninja (C Grylls) at the end of 1000m in 1:11.2 and 600m in 40.2. Immigration is in excellent order to continue her run of form in the R75 1400 on the weekend, while Ginja Ninja will be an interesting runner stepping up in distance in the R85 1600 at Te Rapa.
Taumarunui Gold Cup entry Letmeby (C Grylls) and R75 2100 candidate Peregrine (Sapsworth) were paired in solid work over ground, cutting out their last 1200m in 1:23.7, 1000m in 1:09.1 and 600m in 40.3. Atom Cat (Sapsworth), who begins another campaign in the open 1200 at Te Rapa, and Fast ’n’ Gorgeous (C Grylls) cut out 1000m together in 1:06.5 and 39.2. Arnold (Sapsworth), another in the open sprint, ran a solo 1000m in 1:08 and 40.4.
Sunbeam (A Jones) completed her work well over 1000m in 1:09.7 and 600m in 39.8. With an apprentice claim she will come into Saturday’s open sprint on a dangerous weight. Traveller (K Jones), who steps up to 1600 metres at Te Rapa, was not extended over 1200m in 1:28.8 and 1000m in 1:13.5, but no other sectional time was possible due to poor light.
On the sand The Glynn Brick-trained Te Rapa candidates Centavada (A Jones) and He’s Dan (Cole), worked in dashing style to record 1:18.7 for their last 1200m, with the final 1000m in 1:03.2 and 600m in 36.8.
Jordanian Prince (H McQuade) covered the same ground in 1:20.6, 1:06.2 and 38, while Silk Chardonnay (A Jones) ran an even 1200 in 1:24.8, 1:10.6 and 42.2.
On the all-weather track Lucky Ruby (Goodwin) prepared for Te Rapa with a solid1200m in 1:19.4, 1:05.9 and 39.8. Stablemate Le Bon Fin (R Jones) was unextended over the same ground in 1:26.7, 1:11.8 and 42.5.

Matamata Trackwork - Tuesday 24 June 2014

Fastfoot prepared for his middle-distance debut at Hastings on the weekend with sound work at Matamata this morning.
Ridden on the sand by his co-trainer Hayden Allen, Fastfoot strode over ground to complete his last 1200m in 1:18.2 with the final 1000m in 1:04 and 600m in 37.5. The Iffraaj gelding takes solid form into the open 2100-metre event at Hastings on Saturday and looks fit for the task.
Stablemate Revenge (Allen) also got through his work well, cutting out his 1200m in 1:21.5, 1:06.7 and 39. He has gone two handy races over hurdles and runs in maiden grade at Hastings.
Resonance (Hercock) and Political Nitemare (Beebee) were paired over 1000m in 1:05.9 and 38.2, while Darting (W Hillis) covered the same distance in 1:05.5 and 37.4.
Hawke’s Bay Steeplechase candidate I’m Isaac (A Jones) was given two separate pieces of work, beginning by striding over ground and completing 1200m in 1:27.9 and 600m in 42.2. Several minutes later he worked at a faster tempo, with the last 1000m taking 1:08.8 and his 600m in 39.6.
Atom Cat (Sapsworth), who is getting close to raceday fitness, looked bright in his work over 1200m in 1:30.4 and 43.6. In similar assignments Elroi (K Shailer) returned 1:31.5 and 44.7, and Fast ’N’ Gorgeous (Sapsworth) 1:31.6 and 44.6.
On the course proper, which was heavy 26 metres out, Sneaky Feelings (Hercock) set off from the winning post and was timed from the 1200m in 1:25.8. After being joined at the 1000m by Enhance (Cameron), the Bridgman pair got home in 1:11.1 and 40.5 for the final 600m. Enhance will be entered for Hastings, but along with Sneaky Feelings is more likely to run at next Monday’s local meeting.
Ruakaka entries Mizbella (Leveque) and Sophie’s Gem (Dowling) covered the last 1000m of their work in 1:10.8 and 600m in 41.9. Traveller (B Grylls), who runs next at Te Rapa on Saturday week, was partnered by unraced stablemate Packing Chaparral (R Jones) over 1000m in 1:10 and 600m in 38.8.
On the all-weather track Hastings maiden hurdle entry Tequila At Midnite (A Jones) was sent 1200m in 1:25.1, with the last 1000m in 1:10.9 and 600m in 41.4. Prince Of Patch (B Grylls) and Chaos (K Jones) were not extended over 1000m in 1:15.8 and 600m in 42.6.

Matamata Trackwork - Tuesday 17 June 2014

Vibrant Moss looked on target to complete a hat-trick at Tauranga on the weekend when she galloped impressively at Matamata this morning.
Galloping 28m out on a heavy course proper, Vibrant Moss (B Lang) had no trouble with the conditions as she covered 1000m in 1:10.8, with her final 600m in 41.7. Even allowing that she had first use of the track it was smart work by the Shailer-trained filly, who has thrived since her wins at Tauranga at Ellerslie and will run in the R85 sprint on Saturday.
Immigration (Coleman) underlined her Tauranga prospects with smart work in company with Te Awamutu Sunday candidate Arnold (Sapsworth), cutting out 1200m in 1:22.4, 1000m in 1:07.7 and 600m in 40.3. Peregrine (Sapsworth), another from the Richardson stable heading to Tauranga, worked impressively with Te Awamutu entry Letmeby (Coleman) over 1200m in 1:22.7, 1:08.4 and 40.2.
She’s Bubbly (S Collett) prepared for Tauranga in company with Flash Forward (J Collett) over a soundly run 1200m in 1:21.3, 1:07.3 and 41.5. Tauranga entries Roll With Pulse (C Ormsby) and Clos De Tart (Hercock) worked from the 1000m in 1:10.5 and quickened readily for a final 600m in 40.6.
Augusta National (Dowling) and Waitoki Flower (R Jones) left 1200m behind in 1:24.6, 1000m in 1:09.8 and their final 600m in a deceptive 40.7. Over the same ground Ginja Ninja (B Grylls) and Quantum Maelstrom (Sapsworth) returned 1:23, 1:09.2 and 41.6.
On the sand, Sir Elmo (A Jones) shaped up well for Tauranga when running the last 1000m of his work in 1:07.2 and 600m in 38.6. Glitzabeel (M Brosnan) and Keep Rocking (Roff) strode over 1200m in 1:21.4, with their last 1000m in 1:05.5 and 600m in 37.8.
Strike Back (Mann) and Prize Lad (J Wong) prepared for their respective Tauranga and Te Awamutu engagements with 1200m in 1:25.6, 1000m in 1:09.2 and 600m in 38.8. Dating (W Hillis) cut out 1000m in 1:06.6 and 38.8, while Miss Chief (M Brosnan) and Sea Fury (Roff) took 1:07.6 and 38.8, and Dahls Delight (P Brosnan) and Jewelled Promise (Brick) 1:07.2 and 38.5.
Jordanian Prince (H McQuade) was not after time over 1000m in 1:10.4 and 41.5, while Centavada (A Jones) and a Colombia filly (Cole) took 1:13.2 and 40.8.
On the all-weather track Le Bon Fin (Goodwin) finished solid work with 1200m in 1:20.4, 1000m in 1:05.5 and 600m in 37.6. Sunbeam (Coleman), another for Tauranga, was paired with Woodsman (R Jones) in good work over 1000m in 1:05.2 and 37.4.
Ira Bean (McRae) strode over two rounds and was timed for the last 1000m in 1:21.5, 1000m in 1:07.3 and 600m in 39.5.

Matamata Trackwork - Tuesday 3 June 2014

Te Rapa weekend candidates Copacabana, Arabian Duke and Handsome Hermes caught the eye during a quiet session at Matamata this morning.

Galloping 26 metres out on a slow course proper, Copacabana (Sapsworth) revelled in the conditions to lead Fast ’N’ Gorgeous (B Grylls) at the end of 1000m in 1:06.4 and 600m in 39.7. Even allowing that Fast ’N’ Gorgeous is a lazy trackworker it was still impressive work by Copacabana, who has gone close in her last two starts. 
Arabian Duke (K McQuade) and Handsome Hermes (Tierney) had use of the course proper against the rail in the 3.5m position, where they cut out 1200m in 1:18.2, with the last 1000m in 1:05.3 and 600m in 38.5. After second placings at his last two starts Arabian Duke is knocking for a win, while Handsome Hermes has been placed in his two races to date.
Te Rapa candidates Rivertaine Coup (B Grylls) and Jubilate (Sapsworth) got through their work well over 1200m in 1:20.7, 1:06.9 and 40.1. Jubilate was scratched from Ellerslie last Saturday due to the ground and will hopefully strike improved conditions at Te Rapa this weekend.
Last start winner Show No Emotion (Cameron) suggested she could carry on that form when she travelled up strongly with Prospero (Hercock) over the final stages of 1200m in 1:25.1, 1:10. and 40.2. Sophisticate (A Jones) went solo over 1200m in 1:26.8 and 41.8, while Vermer (Sapsworth) and Miss Elegante (A Jones) also began steadily before completing 1200m in 1:29.4 and 42.7.
Merrily (Hercock) was timed over 1000m in 1:07, running in strongly from the 600m in 38.2. Among those who could not be timed were Te Rapa candidates Estelle and Daifuku, who were ridden in separate gallops by their co-trainer Chad Ormsby in what looked like smart work.
On the all-weather track Hey Mr (Ahlen) and Jovan (Ulucinar) were in good form over 1000m in 1:05.8, dashing in from the 600m in 35.8.
Traveller (K Jones) and Irish Moon (B Grylls), two more headed for Te Rapa, also worked soundly over 1000m in 1:05.3 and 36.8.  Sky Hi Baby (Goodwin) was allowed an easier task as she strolled over 1000m in 1:15.2 and 600m in 40.4.
On the sand recent two-year-old debut winner Southern Icon (Tait) got through attractive work over 800m in 48.6 and 600m in 35.8. He has thrived since his impressive Ruakaka win.

Matamata Trackwork - Tuesday 27 May 2014

Several candidates for the Listed Castletown Stakes at Wanganui on Saturday got through their work well at Matamata this morning.
Galloping 25 metres out on a frosty, slow course proper, the Sargent/Allen-trained pair Stralis (C Grylls) and Swift Lady (K Myers) had first use of the track when they left 1000m behind in 1:11.2, quickening readily over the final 600m in a smart 38.5. Stralis won well at Tauranga earlier in the month, while his stablemate, a filly by O’Reilly, was a respectable fourth on debut recently.
Unbeaten filly Queen Of Navarre (S McKay) looked on target for the Wanganui juvenile feature when she and Second Bloom (R Jones) ran in from the 800m in 55.8, with the final 600m unextended in 40.8. The McKay-trained Queen Of Navarre has thrived since notching her second win at Te Aroha a fortnight ago.
Reaching Out (C Grylls) did sound solo work over 1000m in 1:09.8 and 600m in 39.8, while Deema (Sapsworth) went with Ellerslie weekend entrant Immigration (Myers) in a solid 1000m in 1:07.6 and 39.2. All Good Things (Ulucinar) partnered Sunbeam (Coleman), who also runs at Ellerslie on Saturday, over 1000m in 1:08.6 and 40.
Last start winner Vibrant Moss (Myers) looked bright in preparation for Ellerslie over 1000m in 1:09.8 and 39.2. Vettel (J McKay) was partnered by Pockets (S McKay) over 800m in 53.7 and 600m in 39.6, while Oompa (R Jones) and Our King Sway (P Turner) did similar work in 53.6 and 39.8.
Hawkish (C Ormsby) prepared for Ellerslie with 1200m in 1:23.2, 1000m in 1:07.9 and 600m in 40.2. Over the same distance Clos de Tart (Hercock) and Quintette (Misbah), who run at Ellerslie and Wanganui respectively, returned 1:24.5, 1:09.3 and 39.9. Peregrine (Sapsworth), a runner at Ellerslie on Monday, was allowed an easy time over 1200m in 1:28.7 and 600m in 43.2.
On the all-weather track Ellerslie open 1400 rivals Jubilate (Coleman) and Arnold (Sapsworth) caught the eye over 1200m in 1:17.2, 1000m in 1:03 and 600m in a smart 35.8.
Ginja Ninja (C Grylls), another of Graham Richardson’s Ellerslie contingent, was partnered by unraced stablemate Deception (Sapsworth) over a dashing 1000m in 1:04 and 35.1. Liberty Heights (Leveque) and a gelding by Align (Clements) ran the same trip in 1:05.8 and 37, while Call Me Maybe (Ulucinar) and a Strategic Image gelding (Ahlen) took 1:06.9 and 36.5.
Strategus (McRae) began steadily before completing 1000m in 1:07.1 and 600m in 38.6. Atom Cat (Sapsworth) enjoyed his hitout with Abyssinian Maid (C Grylls) over 800m in 57.6 and 600m in 39.
On the sand Glitzabeel (M Brosnan) and Clio (Roff) got through sound work over 1200m in 1:19.4, with their last 1000m in 1:04.8 and 600m in 38.2. Glitzabeel ran a bold race in the Rotorua Cup and runs in the Cornwall Handicap at Ellerslie on the weekend.
Wanganui candidates Energizer (Allen) and Fastfoot (Roff) cut out 1000m in 1:06.7 and 38.8, while Rapid Gain (Misbah) returned 1:08.6 and 39.2.
Keep In Tune (C Grylls) and Inis Rose (Leveque) worked well in preparation for Ellerslie over 1200m in 1:19.2, 1:05.2 and 38.5. Revenge (Roff) covered the same ground in 1:21.5, 1:06.2 and 39.2, while Arabian Duke (H McQuade) was not after time over 1200m in 1:26.2 and 42.

Matamata Trackwork - Tuesday 6 May 2014

Silverdale highlighted his Rotorua Cup prospects with an impressive gallop at Matamata this morning.
Ridden by his raceday jockey Craig Grylls, Silverdale and stablemate Ekraarstatic (Brown) worked over 2000 metres on the sand, with the pace on for the last 1200m in 1:15.2, 1000m in 1:00.7 and the final 600m in an exceptional 35.5.
Silverdale hit the line full of running, underlining his fitness for Saturday’s $70,000 feature. Ekraarstatic, who has been withdrawn from next week’s Karaka Mixed Bloodstock Sale, is also in good order for her weekend engagement at New Plymouth.
Two others from the Stephen Autridge barn, Trousseau (K Hillis) and Babilloni (Brown), also looked in good shape for the weekend when hitting out strongly over 1200m in 1:18.5, 1:02.8 and 36.2. Rotorua entry Cass King (J Wong) and Dilly (C Grylls), who runs at New Plymouth, worked soundly over 1000m in 1:03.5 and 37, while Revenge (Allen) and Energizer (Roff) prepared for New Plymouth with 1200m in 1:18.5, 1:03.8 and 36.6.
Dezignator (Ulucinar) hit out well over 1000m in 1:04.2 and 600m in 37.2, and Political Nitemare (R Jones) covered the same ground in 1:06 and 38.3.
On the course proper, where the going was at the high end of slow, Pussy O’Reilly (B Grylls) hit the line strongly after running the final 600m of her gallop in 37.5. No other time was possible due to poor light, but even allowing she had early use of the track, the work left no doubts that Pussy O’Reilly is in excellent order for the Rotorua Stakes.  
Race rival Ididit (C Grylls) was partnered by possible New Plymouth runner Ginja Ninja (Sapsworth) over 1200m in 1:21.7, with the last 1000m in 1:07.4 and 600m in 39.4. Kaleidoscope (Coleman) and Irish Encore (Mann) were doing their work well at the end of 1200m in 1:26.2 and 1000m in 1:07.2. Little Miss Waitoki (R Jones) and Lookatmepins (C Grylls) were also strong at the line but could not be timed.
Rapid Gain (Cameron) and Flirty Gertey (Hercock) prepared for the weekend with a well held 1000m in 1:11.2 and 40.4, while stablemates Enhance (Cameron) and Clos de Tat (Hercock) did similar work in 1:12.4 and 41.2.
Arabian Duke (K McQuade) and Impatient Dreams (S Collett) were well matched as they prepared for New Plymouth over 1200m in 1:22.5, 1:08.3 and 40.4. Over the same ground Rivertaine Coup (C Grylls) was bold in company with Kansas (Wratten) when returning 1:22.5, 1:08.3 and 42.
Rotorua candidates Peregrine (Sapsworth) and Immigration (K Myers) were timed over the same ground in 1:22.4, 1:07.9 and 40.3. Smoke (J Brosnan) continued his preparation for upcoming steeplechase assignments when he worked against the rail in the 9.5m position, with his last 1000m in 1:12.2 and the final 600m boldly in 40.2.
Back on the sand, New Plymouth entry Fastfoot (R Jones) began steadily to run 1200m in 1:22.4, quickening over the last 1000m in 1:05.8 and 600 in 38.6. Da Shindig (Coleman) also worked well for Rotorua with 1200m in 1:18.8, 1:03.5 and 37.
Vincent Street (Ulucinar) left 1000m behind in 1:07.4 and 39.2, Moneymakehersmile (M Brosnan) took 1:07.5 and 39, Hawkish (Coleman) 1:11.2 and 40.4, De Kensington Oval (Mann) and Barranquilla (J Wong) 1:10.5 and 40.2, and Golden Glow (Samuelsson) 1:13.8 and 43.

Matamata Trackwork - Tuesday 29 April 2014

Te Rapa weekend candidates Makarska and Irish Moon looked the part when they worked well in testing conditions at Matamata this morning.
With first use of the course proper which was in the heavy range 25 metres out, Makarska (B Grylls) and Irish Moon (Coleman) covered 1000m in 1:07.5, finishing off with a sound final 600m in 38.8. Makarska is putting together a consistent formline, while the talented galloper Irish Moon is in good order for his first start since December.   
Dilly (C Grylls), a last start winner on good ground, handled the conditions well when paired with fellow Te Rapa entry Da Shindig (J Wong) over 1000m in 1:06.5 and 600m in 39.5.
La Adelita (Cameron), another form runner for Te Rapa, did well later in the session over 1200m in 1:22.8, with her last 1000m in 1:08 and 600m in 39.5. Augusta National (C Grylls) and Inis Rose (R Jones) prepared for Te Rapa with 1200m in 1:23, 1:08.5 and 40.2, while stablemates Volcano (R Jones) and Morena (Dowling) ran the same trip in 1:23.8, 1:09.4 and 41.8.
Also over ground, Glitzabeel (M Brosnan) was timed for her last 1200m in 1:23.6, 1:09.3 and 41.3, and Justintime (Coleman) returned 1:22.5, 1:08.1 and 40.4. Panella (A Jones) and Vettel (S McKay) left 1000m behind in 1:07.2 and 41.7, while Alice Web Ellis (Sapsworth) and Arnold (B Grylls) took 1:10.3 and 42.3, and Centre Stage (Yu) 1:13.4 and 42.2.
Brisbane-bound Costa Viva (Cameron) worked right-handed on the course proper with Te Rapa entry Quintette (Forbes), picking up the tempo through 1200m to run the distance in 1:25.2 and the final 600m in 39.
On the all-weather track Te Aroha visitors Uncle Sugar (Cook) and Piqueson (Archer) caught the eye as they prepared for Te Rapa with a dashing 1000m in 1:01.4 and 35.4. Over the same distance Culto La Vida (S McKay) worked up well for the weekend in 1:03 and 37.6.
On the sand Wolf Whistle (Misbah) and Sovereign Rose (Forbes) looked on target for Te Rapa as they got through 1200m in 1:21.4 , with their last 1000min 1:06.4 and 600m in 38.3.

Matamata Trackwork, Tuesday 22 April 2014

Fog severely restricted timing at Matamata this morning as horses prepared for another long weekend of feature racing.
Gallops that could be timed late in the session on the courser proper, which was slow 25m out, included Jubilate (Sapsworth) and Firostefani (Wilson), who cut out 1000 in 1:07.4 with their final 600m in a respectable 38.7. Provided the track is reasonable, Jubilate will run in the open 1600 at Te Rapa on Saturday, while Firostefani looks ready for a bold fresh-up run in a maiden sprint at Avondale on Friday.
Two others from the in-form Graham Richardson stable, Letmeby (Coleman) and Speedy Jax (B Grylls), prepared for their respective Te Rapa and Avondale engagements with a soundly run 1200m in 1:20.7, 1000m in 1:07 and 600m in 40.1. 
The only other course proper gallop that could be timed involved the Glenn Old stablemates Eight Mates (C Grylls) and Five Hundred (P Turner), who travelled well to the end of 1200m in 1:21.3 as they prepared for the three-year-old middle-distance event at Te Rapa.
Amongst those that could not be timed on the course proper were Pussy O’Reilly (B Grylls), who was strong to the line in preparation for the Anzac 1600 at Awapuni on Friday. She has trained on well from her solid Easter Handicap effort and will be ridden again by Noel Harris.
Race rival Ididit (C Grylls) also hit the line well, while Equanimity (Coleman) did sound work ahead of a likely Cambridge Breeders’ Stakes start, working in company with Chambord (Cameron), who may resume at Awapuni or Te Rapa.
Irish Encore (O’Sullivan) and Kaleidoscope (J Wong) did good work, as did their two-year-old stablemate De Kensington Oval (Yu), who runs in the fillies’ event at Avondale.
A handful of gallops on the sand were recorded, among them Te Rapa three-year-old entry Ekraarstatic (Brown) in company with Avondale maiden candidate Sergios (K Hillis). The Stephen Autridge-trained pair cut out 1200m in 1:21.8, travelling well over the final stages.
Weekend runners China Tea (Hong) and Quintastics (O’Sullivan) also worked soundly over ground, with their 1200m in 1:19.4 and 1000m in 1:04.2. Labels (W Hillis) was timed over 1000m in 1:09.6.


Matamata Trackwork, Tuesday 15 April 2014

Agent Ziva prepared for Hastings on Saturday with a smart gallop at Matamata this morning.
Working 23 metres out on a dead course proper, Agent Ziva (A Jones) was well contained in the early stages of her work, cutting out 1000m in 1:05.3 and quickening readily for a final 600m in 36.9. The Karen Fursdon-trained mare is in good order for the new Listed sprint on the Hawke’s Bay Gold Cup programme.
Race rival Whosyourmaster (O’Sullivan) was also strong to the line as he cut out 1000m in 1:05.8 and 37.9, while stablemate Cast King (Wong) followed in 1:05.4 and 37.2 as he prepared for Tauranga on the weekend.
Revelator (P Ormsby) worked over ground and picked up Buck Wild (C Ormsby) to run a solid 1200m in 1:181.8, with the last 1000m in 1:04.4 and 600m in 36.8. Hastings candidate Wolfwhistle (Misbah) was paired with Sovereign Rose (Miller) in sound work over 1200m in 1:21, quickening over the last 1000m in 1:05.1 and 600m in 36.7.
Volcano (R Jones) and Rose Of Virginia (Barnes) prepared for Tauranga with 1200m in 1:17, 1000m in 1:04.2 and 600m in 38.3. Lifeline Express (Myers) was travelling strongly at the end of 1000m with Terse (Brett) in 1:04.5 and 36.8. Lifeline Express is on target for the Cambridge Breeders’ Stakes on Saturday week.
Costa Viva (Hercock), who is being prepared for a likely Queensland winter campaign, was doing her work well at the end of 1000m in 1:08.9 and 600m in 36.5. Inis Rose (Dowling) and Keep In Tune (Leveque) prepared for Tauranga with 1000m in 1:06.5 and 38.8, while stablemates Augusta National (C Grylls) and Hassle Free (Dowling) strode over 1200m in 1:18.2, 1:04.4 and 37.7 in preparation for Ellerslie on Monday.
Two more for Ellerslie, Deema (Sapsworth) and Ratmansky (Wilson), were well held over 1000m in 1:07.5 and 39.5. Witz End (J Collett) was keen over 1200m in 1:176.2, 1:01.8 and 37.5, while Natalie (Hercock) and Enhance (Forbes) ran home from the 800m in 52.6 and 37.6.
On the sand Silverdale (Brown) looked on target for the Hawke’s Bay Cup when he worked solo over ground, recording 1:18.2 for his last 1200m, 1:03.6 for 100m and 37.2 for the final 600. The Stephen Autridge-trained gelding has made good progress since his recent Hastings win.
Only A Rose (A ones) prepared for Tauranga with 1000m in 1:04.7 and 36.7, while Matimba (A Jones) and Tequila At Midnight (Barnes) covered the same distance in 1:08.8 and 39.2.
Culto La Vida (S McKay) and Silverado (J Collett) were paired over 1200m in 1:19.2, 1:04.6 and 37.8. Over the same ground last start winner Apache Fireworks (M Brosnan) returned 1:26.6, 1:10.2 and 39.8, Lord Shiva (R Jones) and The Energizer (Roff) took 1:19.8, 1:04.6 and 38.2, and Milan Miss (Misbah) 1:30.7, 1:14.6 and 44.8. The Bunsta (C Ormsby) was timed over 1000m in 1:10.2 and 39.
On the all-weather track, Hawke’s Bay Cup entry Wisecrack (K Jones) strode over the last 1200m of his work in 1:19.2, with the last 1000m in 1:04.7 and 600m in a smart 36.5.
Eight Mates (Swann) and Five Hundy (P Turner) were in good form over 1200m in 1:16.8, 1:02.9 and 36.4. Five Hundy runs at Ellerslie on Monday, while his stablemate is being reserved for Te Rapa on Saturday week. Super Thunder (Wright) was timed over the last 1000m of his work in 1:07.5 and 37.8.



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