Matamata Trackwork - Tuesday 4 August 2015
Queens Rose looked ready for another winning run at Tauranga on the weekend when got through sound work at Matamata this morning.
Galloping right-handed on the course proper, where the going was soft 22 metres out, Queens Rose (Sapsworth) worked away steadily and cut out 1200m in 1:27.4, building momentum for a final 600m in 39.2. The Graham Richardson- trained mare missed a start in the Opunake Cup last month but in her freshened she should be hard to beat over 1200 metres on Saturday.
Makarios (C Ormsby) and Sororia (E Rika) prepared for Tauranga with good work over 1200m in 1:28.5 and 600m in 40.8. Others preparing for the Tauranga meeting included Prize Lad (R Jones) and Landed Gentry (Amrut), who finished their work with 600m in 41.2.
Nectacolecta (Sapsworth) and Brown Girl (Nafi) did sound work for Friday’s local meeting over 1200m in 1:29.8 and 41.6, while Southern Countess (Miles) and Suggest Gold (P Brosnan) returned 1:30.8 and 41.5.
Those who were timed for the final 600m of their work included Crackthegoodstuff (S Rika) and Roseana’s Spirit (A Jones) in 41.3, Warner (Coleman) and Stralis (Hutton) 39.4, and Kittykittybangbang (A jones) and The Painter (Miller) 42.2.
On the sand Packing Chaparral (Coleman) and Sir Elmo (A Jones) did smart work over 1200m in 1:16.8, 1:03 and 36.4. Packing Chaparral will be hard to beat on his home track on Friday.
I’ll’ava’alf (Conder) and Sophisticate (A Jones) were keen to get on with their work over ground, being timed for their last 1200m in 1:17.8, 1:04.3 and 39.6. Saoirse (Dowling) and Cherry Bay (Fraser-Hayes) got through their work well over 1000m in 1:07.2 and 39.2, while Coincidence (Grylls) and Niamh Elizabeth (Hercock) returned 1:08.9 and 40. Keepherinmind (Coleman) 1:10.7 and 40.8, and Real Thirsty (Swann) 1:12.2 and 43.2. Massofdash (Blair) was timed form the 800m in 58.6 and 42.2.
On the all-weather track Anuka (Sapsworth) and Penny Duke (Nafi) prepared for their weekend engagements with 1000m in 1:06.2 and 38.8. Perfect Fit (Weatherley) was well held over the same ground in 1:15.2 and 43.8, while Fame Seeker (Dowling) and Talula Belle (Fraser-Hayes) took 1:06.5 and 39.5.
Te Aroha Sunday runner Payday (Hillis) was timed over 1200m in 1:19.2, 1:04.8 and 38.9. Le Bon Fin (Cole), another starting over hurdles on Sunday, ran the same trip in 1:20.5, 1:07.2 and 40.2.