Matamata Trackwork - Tuesday 3 March 2015
Perfect Fit and Fascination Street looked the part for Ellerslie on Saturday when they got through stylish work at Matamata this morning.
On a good plough, Perfect Fit (Coleman) and Fascination Street (Amrut) were impressive as they cut out 1000m in 1:00.6 and the final 600m in 34.8. It was good work by any measure.
Fascination Street is in the right order to cap a run of placings in Saturday’s R75 1200, while Perfect Fit, who looked good at last week’s local trials, runs in the Rating 65 sprint.
Puccini (P McKay) looked on target for his Melbourne campaign when he worked with Ellerslie entry Donny Brasco (S McKay), cutting out their last 1000m in 1:02.4 and 36.2. Puccini is scheduled to fly to Melbourne this weekend before lining up in the Australian Cup on Saturday week.
Diamond Stakes runners Strata Lady (Coleman) and Link Road (Grylls) turned in a tidy piece of work, 800m in 48.6 and 600m in 35.1.
Apache Fireworks (M Brosnan) and Chaos (P Ormsby) prepared for Ellerslie with solid work over 1200m in 1:16.6, 1:02.4 and 37.3. Rose Of Virginia (Grylls) underlined her fitness for the weekend with 1200m in 1:18.2, 1:03.4 and 37.7.
Ellerslie candidate Speedy Jax (Sapsworth) was paired with Hawera Monday entry Ratmansky (S Collett) over 1200m in 1:20.2, 1:05.8 and 37.2. Astrid (Hercock) and Maestro (Schistl) were in dashing form over 1200m in 1:15.4, 1:00.9 and 35.3.
Always On My Mind (R Jones) and Needlly (Fraser-Hayes) looked bright in their work over 100m in 1:02 and 36.7. Costa Viva (Hercock) and Flirty Gertey (Schistl) underlined their progress with a smart 1000m in 1:02.4 and 35.8.
Promising maiden Goshawk (Rastrick) turned in good work over 1200m in 1:16, 1:02.4 and 36.9. Over the same ground Douro (Grylls) and Lucky To Be Cool (E Rika) returned 1:17.4, 1:03.8 and 37, Highly Likely (Roff) 1:27.2, 1:11.2 and 40.9, Setarossa (J Collett) and Light Up A Screen (S Collett) 1:24.1, 1:06.5 and 37.8, and Mikmoto (Stacey) 1:25.9, 1:10.7 and 41.6.
Puzzlente (K McQuade) and Impatient Dreams (H McQuade) did well over 1000m in 1:01.8 and 36.2, while Atua (Hercock) caught the eye running a smart 1:02.4 and 35.6.
Massale (C Ormsby) prepared for Ellerslie with a steadier 1000m in 1:09.7 and 39.5, Sharp Shooter (A Jones) and Our Mystere (M Gibbs) took 1:07.2 and 38.4, Imperium (Lammas) and Bordeaux (Ritchie) 1:08 and 38.6, and Frock (Hercock) 1:06 and 39.6.
On the all-weather track, Rough Copy (Grylls) and Phoebe Snow (S McKay) cut out a slick 1000m in 1:01.8 and 35.8. Rough Copy won well at last week’s trials and is one to watch at Ellerslie on Saturday. Phoebe Snow, who has shown up at the trials, is a sister to classy racemare I Do.
Vettel (Schistl) and Jimmy Hoffa (S McKay) also wasted no time in their work over 1200m in 1:13.6, 1:00.4 and 36.2.