Awapuni Trackwork

Lincoln Hills rubber-stamped his readiness for the Rangitikei meeting on Saturday with another first-class gallop at Awapuni this morning.

21 November 2019
Deanna Carr
AWAPUNI TRACKWORK Thursday, November 21 By RON GURNEY Lincoln Hills rubber-stamped his readiness for the Rangitikei meeting on Saturday with another first-class gallop at Awapuni this morning. Fast work was held on the plough (good) and on the No 1 grass (dead). Lincoln Hills (r72 1400m) used the plough and covered 1000m in 1.4.2, coming his final 800m in 48.8, the last 600 in 35.8. He was impressive working in company on Tuesday, but this morning he really made a statement on his fitness levels. He never wins out of turn, but southern apprentice Kozzi Asano rides the horse for the first time on Saturday, and will claim 3kg. Kamanda Lincoln and Platinum Spirit were paired over 1000m in 1.2.9, completing the final 800m in 49 even, the last 600 in 36.7. Rangitikei prospects Kellys Inspiration (mdn 1300m) and Lincoln Star (r65 mile) were on terms throughout 800m in 49.1, the last 600 in 36.3. They did similar time together on Tuesday. Voralto (by Sacred Falls) and Princess Ani (by Towkay), both trained by Mike Breslin, ran 800m in 51.3, the last 600 in 36.2. The pair had one race each last autumn, but were unplaced. Queen Kamada, in the 3yo 1300m on Saturday, and stablemate Blue On Black were timed 1000m in 1.5.1, the last 600 in 37.2. Bulls Country Cup (1400m) chance Heni, who is in foal to Alamosa, warmed up from the 1000m, which took 1.9.8, to run home the final 800m in 52.3, the last 600 in 37.7. A Darci Brahma filly and an Echoes Of Heaven filly, both trained by Jeff Lynds, left 800m behind in 51.4, the last 600 in 37.8. Talented filly Belle Plaisir, who is being set for the Eulogy Stakes at Awapuni in three weeks time, had Nikki Hurdle's un-raced Iffraaj-Cabasso gelding alongside over 800m in 52.8, the last 600 in 37.4. Salamanca (Bulls Country Cup) worked alone over 1000m in 1.5.3, the last 600 in 38.1, while That's Funny (r65 2200m) came up with a quieter 1.9.1 and 39.4. A Pierro gelding and a Rubick gelding, both trained by Mike Breslin, sprinted 600m in 41.9. On the No 1 grass, Lincoln's Gal (r65 1200m) and Chartwell matched strides over a smart 1000m in 1.3.1, the last 600 in 35.9. Lincoln's Gal worked in grand style on Tuesday as well, and certainly looks a dividend prospect fresh up on Saturday. Empower (mdn 1300m), who is knocking on the door of success, ran 1000m in 1.5.5, coming the final 800m in 50.7, the last 600 in 38 even.
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Heni and Prosecco, stablemates with Mike Breslin, plus Semper Magico and Original Gangster all stood out in track-work on the grass (dead-slow) at Awapuni this morning.

19 November 2019
Deanna Carr
AWAPUNI TRACKWORK Tuesday, November 19 By RON GURNEY Heni and Prosecco, stablemates with Mike Breslin, plus Semper Magico and Original Gangster all stood out in track-work on the grass (dead-slow) at Awapuni this morning. Lincoln Hills and Lincoln's Gal took the time honours on the plough (good). On the No 1 grass, Heni and Prosecco used the No 1 grass and were paired over 1000m in 1.3.2, the last 600 in 36.8. They are nominated for Rangitikei on Saturday. Taranaki (Friday) runner Original Gangster, now trained by Peter Didham, skipped over a smart 1000m on his own in 1.2.9, the last 600 in 37 even, while Rangitikei maiden entrant Semper Magico came up with 1.3.1 and 37.1. Prince Turbo and Flying Surf were on terms throughout 1000m in 1.5.4, the last 600 in 37.1, and maiden Empower caught the eye galloping on his own in 1.5.2 and 37.9. All three are in at Rangitikei. Beefeater and Kapinos matched strides over 800m in 50.2, the last 600 in 37.2, and Obrigado did a quiet round and a half before galloping 800m in 50.4 and 38 even. Berry Delightful (Taranaki) did nice work over 1000m in 1.5.6, the last 600 in 38.1, and her un-raced four-year-old stablemate Jakkabella (by Jakkalberry) clocked 1.5.9 and 38.4. An Atlante filly with Mark Oulaghan ran 1000m in 1.9.4, the last 600 in 38.4, while Rangitikei runners Hypatia and Young Squire did a quiet round and a half before covering 800m in 52.1 and 39.6. Casino El Jay worked an even 800m in 52.9, the last 600 in 39.2. On the plough, Rangitikei prospects Lincoln Hills and Lincoln's Gal were paired over a bold 800m in 47.7, the last 600 in 36.1. Maiden gelding Free To Shine, who has paid a dividend in three of his five starts so far, and stablemate Love Potion ran 1000m in 1.2.6, the last 600 in 36.5. Ajay Lincoln, working in a shadow roll, and Brahmarahma covered 1000m in 1.3.2, the last 600 in 36.9, while their stablemates Rex Royale and Platinum Road recorded 1.4.6 and 37.4. Kellys Inspiration and Lincoln Star left 800m behind in 49.7, the last 600 in 37.4, and just a few minutes earlier Platinum Touch and Lincoln Fury posted 50.2 and 37.7. Higher Power had Rusty In Rongotea for a partner over 1000m in 1.6 even, the last 600 in 38.8, and Little Texas Sky, well beaten on debut last month, went alone in 1.7.9 and 38.4. Red Rufus (Rangitikei) and Den Bosch (Taranaki), who both debuted well at Feilding for trainer Peter Didham, ran 800m in 53.4, the last 600 in 38.1. Master Lincoln was kept to 800m in 57 even, the last 600 in 40.7, while a Ferlax gelding and an Alamosa filly, both with Deborah Parry, sprinted 600m in 40.1. My Calendar Girl was timed 55.2 for 800m, the last 600 in 41.2, while Queen Kamada and Teddy Bear were kept to 1000m in 1.12.2 and 42.2.
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Jenever and Love Potion, race rivals at Waverley this Sunday, impressed in their final gallop at Awapuni this morning.

14 November 2019
Deanna Carr
AWAPUNI TRACKWORK Thursday, November 14 By RON GURNEY Jenever and Love Potion, race rivals at Waverley this Sunday, impressed in their final gallop at Awapuni this morning. Fast work was held on the course proper (dead), on the No 1 grass (dead) and on the plough (good). Jenever and Love Potion used the course proper and were on level terms throughout 800m in 48.3, the last 600 in 35.5. Both four-year-old mares are owned by respective "Go Racing" syndicates and are likely to clash in the maiden 1400m for fillies and mares on Sunday. Love Potion was balloted out at acceptance time, but has already made it back into the field. Red Rufus and Den Bosch, second and fifth respectively on debut at the Feilding meeting two weeks ago, warmed up from the 800m mark to run home last 600m in 36.4. On the plough, Kellys Inspiration and Piccolo Toro were paired over 800m in 48.8, the last 600 in 36.4, while Prince Turbo and an Alamosa-Triple Billing maiden came up with 49.9 and 36.3. Original Gangster did nice work on his own over 1000m in 1.4.1, the last 600 in 37.6, while top mare Heni and Waverley entrant Khalfani (mdn f&m 1400m) clocked 1.5.9 and 37.5. Beefeater left 800m behind in 52.2, the last 600 in 37.3, and Excelleration ended with 600m in 37.5. Veralto and a Howbaddouwantit maiden, both with Mike Breslin, took 38.6. Veloce, who needs a scratching in the r65 1400m on Sunday, was timed 800m in 51.2, the last 600 in 38 even, and she worked impressively in company on Tuesday. The blinkers go on. Berry Delightful also worked alone, covering 1000m in 1.9.7, the last 600 in 39.3, while an Echoes Of Heaven filly and an Echoes of Heaven gelding, both trained by Jeff Lynds, went 53.7 and 39 even. A Darci Brahma filly and another Echoes Of Heaven filly, two more with Lynds, were timed 800m in 54.1, the last 600 in 39.2, while Anne Herbert's Teddy Bear and Nikki Hurdle's Iffraaj-Cabasso gelding ended with 600m in 39.4. Blue On Black was not after time over 800m in 57.5, the last 600 in 41.8, and Hypatia completed a quiet round before galloping an easy 800m in 58.2 and 42.4. On the No 1 grass, Red Red Robin and a Savabeel-Ametsis maiden, both trained by David Hayes, ran 1000m in 1.5.8, the last 600 in 38.3. On the sand, Waverley entrant Myrtle (r72 1650m) ended her gallop with 600m in 37.5.
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Du'blues, who looked a shade unlucky not to have paid a dividend when resuming two weeks ago, has trained on beautifully judging by a first-class trial at Awapuni this morning.

12 November 2019
Deanna Carr
AWAPUNI TRACKWORK Tuesday, November 12 By RON GURNEY Du'blues, who looked a shade unlucky not to have paid a dividend when resuming two weeks ago, has trained on beautifully judging by a first-class trial at Awapuni this morning. Fast work was held on the No 1 grass (dead-slow) and on the plough (dead), with a majority of horses due to race at the Manawatu meeting on Thursday. Du'blues, trained by Ashley Meadows, used the No 1 grass and had Mike Breslin-trained He's Done A Runner for a partner over a very smart 1000m in 1.2.4, the last 600 in 35.9. Several horses broke 37 seconds for their last 600 metres, but this was the only gallop to break 36 seconds. Du'blues tackles the r65 1200m on Thursday. Veloce and My Calendar Girl matched strides over 1000m in 1.3.1, the last 600 in 36.1, while Jessie's Rock and Soul Vacation, both from the stable of Peter Didham, posted 48.5 for 800m, the last 600 in 36 even. Brahmarahma and Kamanda Lincoln were on terms throughout 800m in 48.3, the last 600 in 36.2, followed soon after by Eastern Warrior, who went alone in 48.3 and 36.4. The Rippa and Keep It Savvy covered 800m in 48.5, the last 600 in 36.5, and an Alamosa-Minno Noir gelding, came up with 48.6 and 36.7. Platinum Spirit and Lincoln Star were timed 800m in 49 even, the last 600 in 36.4, and last-start winner Floral Art recorded 49.5 and 36.7. Didham-trained Den Bosch and Red Rufus went together in 52.1 and 36.8. Young Squire and Prince Turbo did nice work over 1000m in 1.5 even, the last 600 in 37.4, and a Thewayyouare gelding trained by Maurice O'Brien clocked 50 seconds even for 800m, the last 600 in 37.1. Prosecco ended 800m with 600 in 37.6, and a Darci Brahma-Vendemiaire maiden filly with Jeff Lynds ended with 37.6 as well. Platinum Touch and a Deep Impact filly stablemate completed their task in 37.7, and Excelleration took 37.9. Hank Moody worked over 1400m, being timed from the 1000m in 1.6.1, the last 600 in 38.3, while an Alamosa-Cold Shoulder gelding trained by Peter Didham ran 53 even and 38.8. Obrigado did a quiet round and a half before galloping home 600m in 38.2, and an Echoes Of Heaven gelding trained by Jeff Lynds ended with 600m in 38.5. Arturo worked alone over 1000m in 1.8 even, the last 600 in 39.9, and un-raced three-year-old gelding Durham Lad (by Falkirk) ran 800m in 52.4 and 39.1. He is trained by Matthew Eales and won a Foxton trial last week. A Pins-In Memory Of three-year-old gelding trained by Talia Yeates was given an easy 1000m in 1.11 even, the last 600 in 42.9. He won at the Foxton trials last week as well. On the plough, NZ Oaks-winning mare Sentimental Miss had Rock Island Line alongside over a bold 800m in 48.5, the last 600 in 36.9, and both horses are winning chances on Thursday. Platinum Command and Johnny Lincoln were paired over 800m in 50.9, the last 600 in 37.6, and Master Fin warmed up from the 1000m mark to clock 51.5 for his final 800m, the last 600 in 38.4. Rusty In Rongotea left 800m behind in 52.2, the last 600 in 38.5, and her stablemate Higher Power was kept to 53.8 and 39.3.
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Princess Amelie and Platinum Invador stole the show during a quiet gallop session at Awapuni this morning.

07 November 2019
Deanna Carr
AWAPUNI TRACKWORK Thursday, November 7 By RON GURNEY Princess Amelie and Platinum Invador stole the show during a quiet gallop session at Awapuni this morning. All fast work was on the plough (good), where Princess Amelie and Platinum Invador were paired over a smart 800m in 48.7, the last 600 in 36.6. Princess Amelie has made a terrific start to her four-year-old season with successive wins over 1200 metres, both on heavy tracks. She has now won five from 12, and heads to Riccarton next week for the $100,000 Group 3 Stewards' Handicap (1200m) on Wednesday. That's Funny had trainer Lydia Pickford aboard over 1000m in 1.4.7, the last 600 in 37.9, while Prince Turbo and stablemate Princess Ani went 800m in 53.7 and 37 even. Princess Ani is a sister to top-class mare Heni and was unplaced in her only start so far, a juvenile event last autumn. An Alamosa filly and a Howbaddouwantit filly, both trained by Mike Breslin, sprinted 600m in 38.5. Blue And Black and maiden stablemate Teddy Bear, both trained by Anne Herbert, ran 800m in a quiet 57.8, the last 600 in 40.5.
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Platinum Road could put some worthwhile points on the board at Otaki on Thursday judging by his very sound final gallop at Awapuni this morning.

05 November 2019
Deanna Carr
AWAPUNI TRACKWORK Tuesday November 5 By RON GURNEY Platinum Road could put some worthwhile points on the board at Otaki on Thursday judging by his very sound final gallop at Awapuni this morning. All fast work was on the plough (good), where Platinum Road (mdn 3yo 1200m) partnered stablemate Keep It Savvy over 800m in a smart 48.2, the last 600 in 36.2. Platinum Road (by Declaration Of War) is in just his second innings for trainer Lisa Latta and, in two races back from a winter break, the three-year-old has not had the rub of the green. He will have a significant gear change on Thursday, with the blinkers going on. Keep It Savvy was pulled up at Otaki last start, suffering from an atrial fibrillation, but seems none the worse for wear. His previous form included two thirds. Last-start Otaki winner Desert Magic, who is heading to Riccarton on Saturday (r72 1100m), had stable apprentice Danielle Hirini aboard over 1000m in 1.8.8, the last 600 in 37.2. Otaki acceptor Berry Delightful (mdn mile), in good form, did nice work over 1200m in 1.23.1, the last 600 in 37.9, while Flying Surf, in at Hastings on Sunday (mdn 1400m) and Hypatia went 800m in 51.5 and 37.8. Jessiegee and Sweepstake, who are expected to race on the second day of the NZ Cup carnival at Riccarton next Wednesday, were paired over 1000m in 1.4.4, the last 600 in 38.4. Jessiegee is nominated for the Coupland's Mile. Otaki runners Rex Royale (r65 2200m) and Ajay Lincoln (mdn mile) were on terms throughout 1000m in 1.5.6, the last 600 in 38 even, and Empower (mdn 1200m) went alone in 1.6.1 and 38.6. Amorata (r72 mile) covered 1000m in 1.8.6, the last 600 in 38.4, and Ozil was timed 800m in 53.6 and 38.5. Lincoln Hanover (mdn 1200m) and Free To Shine (mdn 3yo 1200m) were at a strong clip early over 1000m in 1.3.7, the last 600 in 39.3. Red Red Robin warmed to her work over 1000m in 1.11.6, the last 600 in 39.7, and Otaki runner So It Was (r65 2200m) ended with 600m in 39.1. Fully Charged (r65 2200m), who looks in great order, sprinted 600m in 40.2, and the side winkers go on, while Blue And Black covered 800m in a quiet 57.6, the last 600 in 41.3. Young Squire and an Alamosa-Triple Billing three-year-old filly gelding, both trained by Mike Breslin, ran 800m in 58.7 and 41.4.
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Lower grade sprinter Arturo could keep a fresh-up record in tact at the Feilding meeting on Saturday, judging by his final gallop at Awapuni this morning.

31 October 2019
Deanna Carr
AWAPUNI TRACKWORK Thursday, October 31 By RON GURNEY Lower grade sprinter Arturo could keep a fresh-up record in tact at the Feilding meeting on Saturday, judging by his final gallop at Awapuni this morning. Fast work took place on the No 1 grass (dead-slow) and on the plough (good). Arturo (r65 1200m) used the No 1 grass and had former Matamata mare Ritzy Sparkle (by Pins) for a partner over a slick 1000m in 62 even, coming the final 800m in 47.8, the last 600 in 36.7. After a few solid trial placings last spring, Arturo (by Per Incanto) won on debut at Wanganui in February (1200m), but finished last of eight at Awapuni next time out. He has not raced since. His stablemates Colyton Sky (mdn 1200m No 2) and Just Fabulous (r65 1400m) were paired over 1000m in 63.9, the last 600 in 37.6. Colyton Sky is poised to go a big race on debut, while Just Fabulous has taken great benefit from a resuming run at Hawera three weeks ago. Heni (open 1400m), who has been served by Alamosa, and her younger stablemate Khalfani (mdn 1200m No 2) were on terms throughout 800m in 53.7, the last 600 in 38. Heni will carry her lightest weight in years in the Redcraze Bowl with stable apprentice Danielle Hirini (4 wins) in the saddle. Khalfani followed up two solid Foxton trial placings last month with an improver's run at Waverley a month ago. She will appreciate the better track conditions on Saturday. A Darci Brahma filly trained by Jeff Lynds ran an easy 800m in 56.8, the last 600 in 41.4, and an Echoes Of Heaven filly from the same stable clocked 57 even and 41.3. On the plough, Feilding Cup prospect Sentimental Miss and Johnny Lincoln (r72 2200m) were impressive matching strides over 800m in 48.6, the last 600 in 36.3. It could be time for Sentimental Miss to redeem herself. Their stablemtes Lincoln's Gal and Almo Street covered 800m in 48.8, the last 600 in 36.4, and Platinum Command (r82 mile), who is in foal, went alone in 49 even and 36.5. She will race without blinkers on Saturday. Prince Turbo (r65 1400m) and He's Done A Runner were timed 800m in 49.9, the last 600 in 36.7, while My Calendar Girl and a Pins three-year-old gelding stablemate took 50.8 and 36.8. The Pins gelding won a Levin jump-out a few weeks ago. Original Gangster, now with Peter Didham, came to the finish of 1000m in 1.3.9, the last 600 in 37.2, while Divine Wine and a Deep Field maiden ended with 37.3. Un-raced gelding Jessie's Rock (by Road To Rock) and an Alamosa-Cold Shoulder gelding, both four-year-olds with Peter Didham, ran 800m in 50.3, the last 600 in 37.4. Excelleration, who has not raced since June, worked alone over 800m in 52.4, the last 600 in 37.8, while Chartwell and Platinum Road ended with 600m in 38.4. De Gaulle, in at Feilding (r82 mile), breezed over 1000m in 1.6.2, the last 600 in 38.3, just a few minutes after Queen Kamada (mdn 1200m No 2) and un-raced three-year-old filly La Donna (by Per Incanto) went together in 1.9.9 and 38.9. Platinum Spirit and un-raced four-year-old mare Cyndy Wink (by Rip Van Winkle) cut out a nice 800m in 50 seconds even, the last 600 in 38.1. Kellys Inspiration had Benny Lincoln alongside throughout 800m in 51.1, the last 600 in 38.2, while their stablemates Lincoln Fury and Lincoln Hanover recorded 51.2 and 38.3. Higher Power, who has not raced since the autumn, ran an even 800m in 54.2, the last 600 in 39.8, and stablemate Rusty In Rongotea, second at the Levin jump-outs recently, posted 54.5 and 39.2. Peter Didham-trained Soul Vacation (by Alamosa), unplaced in his only race to date, ended with 600m in 39 even, and a Teofilo colt from the same stable took 39.6. Dark Princess, in the Redcraze Bowl at Feilding (1400m), was not after time over 1000m in 1.10.8, the last 600 in 40 even. Rock With Choux (r65 mile) came up with 1.12.3 and 41.3, and Du'blues (r65 1200m) 1.12.8 and 41.6.
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Heni, Salamanca, Shadows Cast and Duplicity, all on the course proper, and Sentimental Miss and Lincoln Raider on the plough highlighted some impressive gallops at Awapuni this morning.

29 October 2019
Deanna Carr
AWAPUNI TRACKWORK Tuesday, October 29 By RON GURNEY Heni, Salamanca, Shadows Cast and Duplicity, all on the course proper, and Sentimental Miss and Lincoln Raider on the plough highlighted some impressive gallops at Awapuni this morning. Fast work was held on the course proper (slow-heavy), on the No 1 grass (slow) and on the plough (good). Heni and Salamanca, both heading to the open 1400m at Feilding on Saturday, used the course proper and covered 1000m in 1.5.9, sprinting home hard the last 600 in 35.8. They have won 21 races between them, but are both overdue a winning turn. Myrtle (r72 1400m), working on her own, produced her best track form with a very smart 1000m. She had Rebecca Goldsbury aboard over 1000m 1.10.2, coming the final 800m in 50.5, the last 600 in 35.8 as well. Shadows Cast (open 1400m) and Duplicity (Feilding Cup) were paired over a bold 1000m in 1.4.1 and completed the final 800m in a nice 48.6, the last 600 in 36.2. It was excellent work. Dark Princess (open 1400m) and dual nominee De Gaulle were on terms throughout 1000m in 1.6.9, clocking 49.9 for the final 800m, the last 600 in 36.6. Dark Princess was withdrawn from last Saturday's Thompson Hcp, but is definitely at the top of her game. On the No 1 grass, Prosecco (r72 1400m) and Prince Turbo (r65 1400m) reeled off 1000m in 1.4 even, the last 600 in 37.3, and Friday's Taranaki runner Antipodes (mdn 2000m) breezed over the same distance in 1.10.3 and 37.4. Antipodes has not had any luck with abandonments at Waipukurau and Woodville over the past few weeks. Showshanelle and a Falkirk gelding, both trained by Matthew Eales, did solid work over 800m in 49.6, the last 600 in 37.1, and their stablemate Empower went alone in 50.4 and 37.7. Last-start Otaki winner Desert Magic was timed 800m in 52.3, running home nicely the last 600 in 37.7, while his stablemates Khalfani, in at Feilding (mdn 1200m), and Flying Surf ended with 600m in 37.6. Amorata was one of the first to use the No 1 grass and caught the eye with 1000m in 1.6.3, coming the final 800m in 51.8, the last 600 in 38.7. Her stablemates Colyton Sky (mdn 1200m) and Just Fabulous (r65 1400m) stayed together over 800m in 51.5, the last 600 in 38.6, and Obrigado (r72 2200m) did a quiet round and a half before running home the last 600 in 39.2. Rock With Choux (r65 mile) warmed up from the 1200m mark to be timed from the 1000m mark in 1.8.3, the last 600 in 39.7. On the plough, Lincoln Raider (r72 1400m) and Sentimental Miss raised a few eyebrows with their 1000m in a terrific 61 seconds even, coming the final 800m in 47.4, easing slightly over the last 600 in 36 even. Ozil, who has not raced since January, sprinted 600m in 36.9, while Platinum Command and Sir Nate, both in Saturday's r82 mile, went 1000m together in 1.3.2, the last 600 in 37.1. Young Squire and stablemate Almo Costa, both in the r65 mile, ran 1000m in 1.5.5, the last 600 in 37.9, and Eastern Warrior sprinted 600m in 39.5. Got The Call ended with 39.8. An Alamosa gelding trained by Matthew Eales was kept to 42.6.
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Mike Breslin-trained lower grade stayers Casino El Jay and Hypatia were in fine form at Awapuni this morning as they completed final gallops for Trentham on Saturday.

24 October 2019
Deanna Carr
AWAPUNI TRACKWORK Thursday, October 24 By RON GURNEY Mike Breslin-trained lower grade stayers Casino El Jay and Hypatia were in fine form at Awapuni this morning as they completed final gallops for Trentham on Saturday. Fast work was held on the No 1 grass (dead-slow) and on the plough (good). Casino El Jay (r82 2400m) and Hypatia (r65 2200m) used the No 1 grass and were locked together over 1000m in 1.5.2, coming the final 800m in 50.2, the last 600 in 38.1. Casino El Jay was outstanding in his success at Awapuni two starts ago and just failed to nab Beauty Star at Hastings last time out, both races over 2200 metres. Hypatia is overdue to pay a dividend. Master Fin, a race rival for Casino El Jay, and Don't Know Jakk, who clashes with Hypatia, earned admirers of their own with 1000m in 1.8 even, the final 800m in 51.7, the last 600 in 38.4. Lovetokeephim, another down for the r65 2200m, had owner-trainer Kim Clapperton aboard over 1000m in 1.8.4 and came his final 800m in 52.4, the last 600 in 38.9. He won over 2200 metres on a heavy 11 at Trentham in June. Time honours on the No 1 grass went to Prince Turbo and He's Done A Runner, who sped over 800m in 50.4, the last 600 in 37.8. Thompson Handicap prospect Jessiegee had Heni for a partner over 800m in 51.9, the last 600 in 39.1, and their stablemate Sweepstake (r82 1200m) went alone in 52.7 and 39.7. Amorata, resuming in the r72 mile, warmed up from the 1200m to be timed 1000m in 1.8.1, the last 600 in 40.8, and King Cougar (r82 1200m), blinkers off on Saturday, was let off with 800m in 56.9, the last 600 in 41.7. On the plough, Lincoln Hills and Lincoln's Gal were on terms throughout 800m in 48.7, the last 600 in 36.1, and Authentic Charm went alone in 51.3 and 37.5. Kellys Inspiration and Lincoln Fury covered 800m in 51.2, the last 600 in 38.5, and un-raced four-year-old mare Jakkabella, trained by Mark Oulaghan, took 53.4 and 39.7. A Pins three-year-old with Talia Yeates sprinted 600m in 39.6. Trentham candidates Just Fabulous (r65 1400m) and Hank Moody (r72 mile) matched strides over 1000m in 1.8.9, the last 600 in 40.9, and Floral Art (r65 2200m) did a quiet round and a half before sprinting 600m in 40.3. My Father's Gun (r65 1400m) was given a quiet 800m in 56.8, the last 600 in 41.1, and his stablemate Belle Plaisir (3yo 1200m) posted 58 even and 41.7. A Fabulous gelding, also trained by Lucy Tanner, sprinted 600m in 42.3.
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Mike Breslin-trained stablemates Jessiegee and King Cougar, both heading to Trentham, impressed on-lookers with a first-class trial at Awapuni this morning.

22 October 2019
Deanna Carr
AWAPUNI TRACKWORK Tuesday, October 22 By RON GURNEY Mike Breslin-trained stablemates Jessiegee and King Cougar, both heading to Trentham, impressed on-lookers with a first-class trial at Awapuni this morning. Fast work was held on the (dead) course proper, on the plough (good) and on the No 1 grass (dead). Jessiegee (Thompson Hp) and King Cougar (r82 1200m) used the course proper and were able to reel off 1000m in 1.5.8, the last 600 in 35.3. They are right on target for respective events on Saturday. Form two-year-olds Platinum Dubai and Amosia, both in the Wellesley Stakes (1000m), were paired over 800m in 49.1, the last 600 in 35.9. Platinum Dubai scored on debut at Otaki late last month, and Amosia finished second at Tauherenikau a fortnight ago. Tiro, in at Woodville on Thursday (r65 mile), and Trentham runner Just Fabulous (r65 1400m) covered 1200m in 1.19.1, the last 600 in 36.4, and their stablemate Hank Moody (r72 mile) went alone in 1.20.4 and 36.6. Lucy Tanner-trained Belle Plaisir, off to Trentham (3yo 1200m), and an Alamosa maiden with Matthew Eales were on terms throughout 800m in 49.5, the last 600 in 36.8. Shadows Cast, aiming toward the Coupland's Mile at Riccarton, had stablemate Master Fin alongside over 1000m, coming the final 800m in 51.6, the last 600 in 36.6. Master Fin is in at Trentham (r82 2400m). Sweepstake (r82 1200m) and Young Squire matched strides over 800m in 51.1, the last 600 in 36.9, and Sir Nate (Thompson Hp) teamed up with Platinum Wild Card to run 53.7 and 36.8. Proletariart had stablemate D'blues for a partner over 1000m, but were only timed their last 600, which took 36.8. Dark Princess, out to defend her title in the Thompson Hp on Saturday, worked with maiden stablemate Makoura Lodge (Woodville) over 1200m in 1.19.4, completing the final 800m in 49.9, the last 600 in 37.5. Lucy-Tanner-trained My Father's Gun, unlucky not to have paid a dividend at Hawera last start, galloped with un-raced Falkirk three-year-old Durham Lad (Matthew Eales) over 1000m in 1.9.5, coming the final 800m in 50.9, the last 600 in 37.6. My Father's Gun goes to Trentham (r65 1400m). Fully Charged (r65 2200m) caught the eye with a very tidy 1000m in 1.11.5, the last 600 in a nice 37.5, and race rival Floral Art ran 800m in 51.6 and 37.2. Thompson Handicap chance Platinum Invador and Sentimental Miss were locked together over an even 800m in 53.1, the last 600 in 37.7, while their stablemates Lincoln Raider and Woodville runner Free To Shine (mdn 3yo 1100m) took 52.1 and 37 even. On the plough, time honours went to Woodville runners Lincoln Star (r65 mile No 2) and Ajay Lincoln (mdn mile), who covered 800m in 50.2, the last 600 in 37.1. Akela Belle (r65 mile No 1) and Rex Royale (r65 mile No 2) were well matched over 800m in 52.3, the last 600 in 37.4, while Trentham entrants Johnny Lincoln (r65 2200m) and Lincoln Dreamer (r65 1400m) ended with 600m in 37.6. Platinum Bordeaux and Almo Street required 52.9 for 800m, the last 600 in 38.6, and a Love Conquers All gelding trained by Lydia Pickford clocked 52.1 and 38.5. A Savabeel-Ametsis three-year-old gelding trained by David Hayes ran 800m in 52.5, the last 600 in 39.2, and Arturo, who has not raced since the autumn, did 53.7 and 39.1. Former northerner Ritzy Sparkle (by Pins), now with Roydon Bergerson, had stablemate and Woodville debutant Colyton Sky (mdn 1200m) for company over 800m in 54 even the last 600 in 39.9. A Nadeem mare trained by Mark Oulaghan ran 1000m in 1.9.4, the last 600 in 40.3, while Peter Didham-trained Woodville debutants Red Rufus (mdn 1200m) and Den Bosch (mdn 3yo 1400m) went 800m in 58 even and 40.4. Prince Turbo and an Alamosa filly sprinted 600m in 41.6, and Ozil clocked 42.6. Woodville runners Flying Surf (mdn 1400m) and debutant Spijker (mdn 3yo 1100m) were kept to 800m in 58.7, the last 600 in 42.8, and Queen Kamada (mdn 1200m) ended with 43.3. On the No 1 grass, Trentham runner Hypatia (r65 2200m) and Casino El Jay did a quiet round before increasing the tempo on the second circuit to run 800m in 50.8, the last 600 in 37.1. Antipodes, a big chance at Woodville (mdn 2100m), and Eastern Warrior (by Shamoline Warrior) ran 800m in 53.8, the last 600 in 39.2.
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