Awapuni Trackwork

Platinum Command rubber-stamped her fitness with another bold gallop at Awapuni this morning. Fast work took place against the rail on the heavy No 1 grass and on the plough (good)

14 June 2018
Stephen Berryman

Thursday - June 14th

By RON GURNEY

Platinum Command rubber-stamped her fitness with another bold gallop at Awapuni this morning. Fast work took place against the rail on the heavy No 1 grass and on the plough (good).

Platinum Command was the first to use the No 1 grass and had Robert Hannam aboard over a solid 1000m in 1.4.8, the last 600 in 38.1. She looks the one to beat in the open 1550m at Manawatu on Saturday with just 55kg to carry and regular rider Masa Tanaka in the saddle. A Burgundy filly and a Road To Rock gelding, both trained by Lisa Latta, ran 800m in 53.6, the last 600 in 39.7, while un-raced three-year-old Chartwell (by Redwood) and an Iffraaj filly, two more from that stable, took 54.1 and 39.9. Passing Glance and a Showcasing filly stablemate were sent 800m in 52.9, the last 600 in 40 even, while a Redwood colt and a Savabeel colt, two more trained by Lisa Latta, came up with 53.8 and 40.5. The Great Guru, who finished third and fourth in his two hurdle races last spring, covered 1000m in 1.8.7, the last 600 in 41.2 and, after three resuming runs on the flat, reverts to jumping at his home track on Saturday (mdn hurdle) with high expectations. Des De Jeu (mdn steeple) was timed 1000m in 1.12.6, the last 600 in 42.3, and deserves respect on debut over the bigger fences after two creditable races over hurdles at his last two starts.

Leeds, who will race without blinkers (open 1550m), ran 800m in 55.7, the last 600 in 42 even, while stablemate and race rival Ringo and Strada Roccia (r75 1550m) recorded a quiet 61.4 and 46.3. Danielle Hirini (2kg claim) will ride Ringo for just the second time on Saturday. A Reliable Man filly and a Pour Moi filly, both trained by Lisa Latta, clocked 56.2 and 42.4 for 800m, and Makoura Lodge (by Redwood), unplaced in two starts so far, sprinted 600m in 41.3.

On the plough, Kini Marie covered 1000m in 1.10 even, the last 600 in 40.6, and jumper Kings Kite worked post-to-post (1400m), being timed his final 1000m in 1.10.4, the last 600 in 41.7. His stablemate La Jungles posted 1.11.8 and 41.7. Colorado Miss, unplaced on debut, and an un-raced  Rip Van Winkle stablemate ran 800m in 56.8, the last 600 in 41.4, while three-year-old Rouge (by Darci Brahma), unplaced in two runs last December, and un-raced Thewayyoumademe (by Thewayyouare) clocked 59.4 and 41 even. These two are with Lydia Pickford. That's Funny, in the r75 1200m on Saturday, was not after time over 800m in 60.4, the last 600 in 43.7. She won at Awapuni two starts ago (1200m), but ran well below par at Trentham last week.

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Last-start winner Platinum Command and stablemate Itsagem turned in an impressive trial together at Awapuni this morning

12 June 2018
Stephen Berryman

Tuesday - June 12nd

By RON GURNEY

Last-start winner Platinum Command and stablemate Itsagem turned in an impressive trial together at Awapuni this morning. Fast work took place on the No 1 grass (dead-slow) and on the plough (good).

Platinum Command, who returned to winning form at Trentham a few weeks ago, and Itsagem gathered speed from the 1000m mark to be in full flight from the 800m in 48.3, the last 600 in 36.5. Platinum Command goes to the Manawatu meeting on Saturday (open 1550m), while a form reversal is on the cards for Itsagem at Wanganui on Thursday (r65 f&m 1340m). Platinum Edition, off to Wanganui (r65 2040m), and Manawatu entrant Brahmarahma (r65 1550m) covered 1000m in 1.5.4, the last 600 in 37.4, and stablemate Rip Into Ghia, another heading to Wanganui (mdn hwt mile), was timed 800m in 49.4, the last 600 in 37.8. Manhattan Street (Manawatu) and Eva Dawn went together in 49.7 and 37.5. So It Was did a nice trial on her own, coming in from the 1000m in 1.6.1, the last 600 in 38.7, and race rivals (r65 f&m 1340m) Rosetta and Sophia Magia posted 1.8.6 and 38.9.

Cog Knish (mdn 2040m), who finished third at Wanganui last start, ran 1000m in 1.6.3, the last 600 in 39.9, while Dal Kilchoan (r65 2040m) and Des De Jeu, in the maiden hurdle at Manawatu, went a few minutes earlier in 1.8 even and 39.2. Thursday runner Original Gangster (mdn 3yo mile), also third at Wanganui last start, and unraced Cape Blanco gelding Capsico left 1000m behind in 1.6.8, the last 600 in 39.7, and Blenheim runner-up Hypatia (mdn 3yo mile) and Son Of Surf (r65 1200m) ran 800m in 54.2, the last 600 in 41 even. Manawatu entrants Ringo (open 1550m) and Strada Roccia (r65 1550m) were not after time over 800m in 55 even, the last 600 in 41.9, and Last Chance, in the r65 f&m 1340m at Wanganui, went alone in 56 even and 41.6.

On the plough, Veloce, who has not raced since early March, covered 800m in 52.6, the last 600 in 37.5, and Obrigato (by Fully Fledged), who is sixth ballot on debut in the maiden 1200m at Wanganui, recorded 52.4 and 38.8. A Castledale filly and a Perfectly Ready filly, both trained by Gary Vile, sprinted 600m in 38.2, and a Raise The Flag gelding with Tracy Collis took 55.4 for 800m, the last 600 in 38.8. Awapuni Hurdle entrant Al Munroe did a quiet round (1400m) before speeding up on the second circuit to complete 1000m in 1.8.3, the last 600 in 39.8, while Wanganui runner Belle Canto (r65 1200m) and Colorado Miss, unplaced on debut, ended with 600m in 39.1. A two-year-old by Shamexpress and one by Pentire, both with Gary Vile, sprinted 600m in 39.6, and Miss Interpreted ran 800m in 56.9, the last 600 in 41.2.

On the sand, Kings Kite had trainer Stephen Beatson aboard over two strong rounds, the second ending with 600m in 48.2.

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It's been a long time between drinks for veteran galloper Thorn Pass, but his final gallop at Awapuni this morning was first class

07 June 2018
Stephen Berryman

Thursday - June 7th

By RON GURNEY

It's been a long time between drinks for veteran galloper Thorn Pass, but his final gallop at Awapuni this morning was first class. Fast work took place on the No 1 grass (dead-slow) and on the plough (good).

Thorn Pass used the No 1 grass and had stablemate Lincoln Hills for a partner over 800m in 47.7, the last 600 in 36 even. He travels north to Te Rapa on Saturday (r65 2100m) and his 60kg impost drops to 56kg with high-flying New Plymouth apprentice Wiremu Pinn picking up the ride. No less impressive were Wellington entrant Rock Island Line (r75 1400m) and Manhattan Street, who cut out 800m in 48.6, the last 600 in 36.6, and Yin Dragon, resuming in the open 1200m, went alone in 49.5 and 36.7. Mighty Solomon, a big chance in the open 1400m at Te Rapa, covered 800m in 50.3, the last 600 in 37.9, while Rosetta and Sophia Magia were timed 1000m in 1.8.7, the last 600 in 39.6. Wellington runner Salamanca (open 1200m) and Strada Roccia were paired over 800m in 53.9, the last 600 in 40.1, and Veracious (r75 1400m) had trainer Deborah Parry aboard when posting 54.5 and 41.4. Des De Jeu left 1000m behind in a casual 1.14 4, the last 600 in 42 even, and his stablemate Dal Kilchoan ran 800m in 57 even and 42.1. Counter Attack (r65 2200m) had raceday rider Nicole Jensen in the saddle over 800m, the last 600 in 43.8.

On the plough, Kini Marie ended 800m with 600 in 37.8, and unraced four-year-old gelding Suggest Alot (by Any Suggestion) and an Iffraaj gelding recorded a nice 1000m in 1.5.5, the last 600 in 38 even. They are with Mike Breslin. Bella Margarita, who continues to work boldly, had trainer Lucy Tanner aboard over 1000m in 1.5.6, the last 600 in 38.2, and she deserves respect in the amateur riders' race at Wellington (r65 2200m). Unraced four-year-old Capsico (by Cape Blanco) and stablemate So It Was covered 1000m in 1.8.6, the last 600 in 38.3. Capsico is a half-brother to Pero and Amorata. Weare Rocking, in at Wellington (mdn 1400m), and Son Of Surf matched strides over 800m in 54.9, the last 600 in 39.9, and Cartagena (r75 2200m) ran 1000m in 1.8.5 and 40.4. In Dreamland and unraced stablemate Divine Princess (by Handsome Ransom), both in the maiden 1400m, went together over 1000m in 1.8.8, the last 600 in 40.5. Al Munroe did a quiet round before increasing the tempo a shade on the second circuit to complete 1000m in 1.12.3, the last 600 in 41.8. Kings Kite (McGregor Grant Steeple) was timed 1200m in 1.25.6, the last 600 in 42.5, and a Fully Fledged three-year-old trained by Mike Breslin ended 800m with a 600 dash in 42.7.

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Miss Oahu and Rip Into Ghia lapped up the improved track conditions when they galloped together at Awapuni this morning

05 June 2018
Stephen Berryman

Tuesday - June 5th

BY RON GURNEY

Miss Oahu and Rip Into Ghia lapped up the improved track conditions when they galloped together at Awapuni this morning. During a quiet session, fast work took place on the No 1 grass (dead-slow) and on the plough (good).

Miss Oahu and Rip Into Ghia used the No 1 grass and reeled off a smart 800m in 48.6, the last 600 in 35.8. Miss Oahu is holding her good form reasonably well, and Rip Into Ghia, who has had three runs back in a new campaign, looks ready to do something positive. Master Platinum and Almo Street were at a very good clip early over 800m in 47.9, the last 600 in 36.4, while unraced five-year-old mare Sea Ya Later (by Per Incanto) and unraced two-year-old filly Car Pie (by Alamosa) drew just as much attention after posting 48.8 and 36.7. They are with Mike Breslin. Platinum Command, who returned to winning form in the North Island Challenge Stakes at Trentham last start, covered 1000m in 1.6 even, increasing the tempo as she went to complete the final 800m in 49.8, the last 600 in 37.6. Keep It Savvy, in at Taranaki on Thursday (r65 1400m), and Last Chance were paired over 800m in 49.4, the last 600 in 37.2, while Weare Rocking and Hypatia left 1000m behind in 1.7.1, the last 600 in 39.4.

On the plough, Bella Margarita had trainer Lucy Tanner aboard over a nice 1000m in 1.4 even, the last 600 in 37.1, and Kings Kite worked post-to-post (1400m), being timed from the 1200m in 1.24 even, the last 600 in 42 even. Miss Interpreted was given an easy 800m, the last 600 in 46.5, and Al Munroe did two rounds, ending the final circuit with an easy 46.8.

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Johnny Lincoln's poor effort at Tauherenikau last start is best forgotten judging by his gallop at Awapuni this morning

01 June 2018
Stephen Berryman

Thursday -May 31st

By RON GURNEY

Johnny Lincoln's poor effort at Tauherenikau last start is best forgotten judging by his gallop at Awapuni this morning. Fast work took place on the No 1 grass (heavy) and on the plough (good), with two gallops recorded against the rail on the course proper.

Johnny Lincoln used the No 1 grass and had Miss Oahu for a partner over a smart 800m in 49 even, the last 600 in 36.7. The work drew plenty of attention and Johnny Lincoln could easily make amends in the r75 1590m at Wanganui on Saturday. His stablemate and race rival Itsagem covered 800m in 52.4, the last 600 in 38.7, and she never handled the very heavy ground at Rotorua last start. She has been working well, and looks in terrific order. Castletown Stakes prospect Glide Queen, unplaced on debut, worked alone over 800m in 52.6, the last 600 in 39.2, and Sunday's Te Rapa entrant Leeds (r85 mile) had Rosie Myers aboard over 1000m in 1.7.8, the last 600 in 40.8.

On the plough, Weare Rocking, a good third when resuming at Awapuni a few weeks ago, and unraced four-year-old gelding Suggest Alot (by Any Suggestion) were paired over 1000m in 1.3.8, the last 600 in 38.4. La Jungles, who scored at long odds in the amateur riders' race at Hastings last start, had Sarah Fannin in the saddle over 1000m in a bold 1.4.8, the last 600 in 38.6. Fannin will ride the horse in the amateur riders' race at Te Rapa this Sunday. An Echoes Of Heaven gelding trained by Jeff Lynds ran 800m in 55.9, the last 600 in 39.5, and Wanganui entrant Monsieur (r65 1340m) went 1000m in 1.12 even, the last 600 in 41.1. He will race in side winkers for the first time. Unraced three-year-old filly Roxy Brown (by Alamosa) and a Road To Rock-St Jessie filly, both trained by Peter Didham, sprinted 600m in 41.8.

On the course proper, Wanganui entrant Brahmarahma (r75 1590m) and unraced two-year-old filly Platinum Appeal (by Per Incanto), third at the Waverley trials last week, were timed 800m in 55.7, the last 600 in 40.7. Ringo (AG Challenge Stakes) and Jessiegee (r75 1590m) did similar work, covering 800m in 56.1, the last 600 in 41.2. Ringo will have blinkers added to the gear on Saturday, despite a much improved race for second in the Rangitikei Gold Cup last start. Kings Kite, who heads north for the McGregor Grant Steeple on Sunday, had raceday jockey Gary Walsh aboard when schooling over three steeplechase fences in the Awapuni country (twice).

 

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Alamosa three-year-old Kotahi has followed up a close second at the Foxton trials with some nice track gallops, including a very satisfactory final workout at Awapuni this morning

29 May 2018
Stephen Berryman

Tuesday - May 29th

By RON GURNEY

Alamosa three-year-old Kotahi has followed up a close second at the Foxton trials with some nice track gallops, including a very satisfactory final workout at Awapuni this morning.

Fast work took place on the heavy No 1 grass and on the plough (good). Kotahi, in at Feilding on Thursday (mdn 3yo 1200m), used the No 1 grass and, with stablemate Brahmarahma, off to Wanganui on Saturday (r75 1590m), covered 800m in 51.2, the last 600 in 38.6. Kotahi was unplaced on debut last October and then put aside by trainer Lisa Latta, who prepared the colt's dam, Sacha (14 wins). Just You (Thursday) and Mighty Solomon, off to Te Rapa on Sunday (open 1400m), were paired over 800m in 51.1, the last 600 in 39.6, and Kini Marie (Thursday) went alone in 51.7 and 39.5. Winehouse, who will race without blinkers on Thursday, left 1000m behind in 1.7.8, the last 600 in 39.1, while last-start maiden winner Rock Island Line and Sentimental Miss, in Saturday's Castletown Stakes, were timed 800m in 52.6, the last 600 in 39.4.

Ringo and Jessiegee, both in at Wanganui, were at a good clip early over 1000m in 1.5.8, the last 600 in 40.2, while Johnny Lincoln (Wanganui) and Thursday entrant The Great Guru (r65 2100m) posted 1.6.8 and 40 even. Platinum Edition (Thursday) and Father Lenihan (Wanganui) ran 800m in 53.6, the last 600 in 40.7, followed soon after by Son Of Surf (Thursday) and an Iffraaj gelding stablemate in 54.5 and 41.6. Colorado Miss, who debuts in the maiden 3yo 1200m on Thursday, had Belle Canto (mdn 1200m) for a partner over 1000m in 1.9.4, the last 600 in 41.3, and two-year-old Atenartin went 800m in 55.1, the last 600 in 41.7. Wanganui runner Itsagem, who struggled in the ground on Rotorua Cup day last start, covered 800m in 55.9, the last 600 in 41.8, while Feilding entrants Dal Kilchoan (mdn 1550m) and Al Munroe (r65 2100m) were kept to 1000m in 1.13, the last 600 in 42.1.

On the plough, Classic Touch (Wanganui) had trainer Lydia Pickford aboard over 1000m in 1.6.3, the last 600 in 38.9, and Lovetokeephim had his trainer in the saddle (Kim Clapperton) over 800m in 51.8 and 38.3. Castletown Stakes acceptor Glide Queen, unplaced on debut at New Plymouth earlier this month, ran 800m in 52.3, the last 600 in 38.3, and jumper Kings Kite was sent 1000m in 1.11.9, the last 600 in 42.9. Miss Doherty, in on Thursday (r65 1550m), and Road To Rock maiden Original Gangster (Wanganui) were not after time over 1000m in 1.12.3, the last 600 in 42.8. Original Gangster has not raced since January, but won a Waverley trial last week.

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Tuesday - May 22nd - no trackwork sorry

24 May 2018
Stephen Berryman
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Onawing did enough in training at Awapuni this morning to suggest the mare definitely holds claims for the Wellington meeting on Saturday

24 May 2018
Stephen Berryman

Thursday - May 24th

By RON GURNEY

Onawing did enough in training at Awapuni this morning to suggest the mare definitely holds claims for the Wellington meeting on Saturday. Fast work took place on the plough (good) and on the heavy No 1 grass.

Onawing used the plough and, with stable apprentice Robert Harris aboard, began from the winning post (1400m), gathering speed to reel off a nice 1000m in 1.6.4, the last 600 in 37.6. The daughter of Mastercraftsman scored a maiden win at Trentham (2100m) in March, but disappointed next time before having a short break. She has had two trials recently to fit her for Saturday's r75 2100m. Egmont entrant Bella Margarita (r65 2100m) had trainer Lucy Tanner in the saddle when completing 1000m in 1.8.4, the last 600 in 40.4. She broke maidens at Tauherenikau last start, and her opposition at Hawera on Sunday is not much better. Al Munroe left 1000m behind in 1.12.4, the last 600 in 40.7, and Winehouse was kept to 1.16.1 and 42.1. Wellington entrant Sophia Magia (r75 f&m 1400m) and Miss Doherty recorded 1.13 even and 43.1.

On the No 1 grass, Kini Marie gathered speed from the 1000m mark to complete her final 800m in 52.1, the last 600 in 38.6, while Thorn Pass and a Rock 'n' Pop maiden came up with 52 even and 39.3. Wellington runner Platinum Command (open 1400m) covered 1000m in 1.6.2, the last 600 in 39.3, and her stablemate Last Chance (r65 1200m) was sent 800m in 53.2, the last 600 in 40.7. Dreams Of Platinum, another in the r65 1200m on Saturday, covered 800m in 53.5, the last 600 in 40.1, and Showing Grace, an acceptor at both Wellington (r75 f&m 1400m) and Egmont (r65 mile), ran 1000m in 1.14.2 and 40.1. The blinkers come off at whatever venue she starts at. Strada Roccia, in at Wellington (r65 1200m), had Hypatia for a partner over 800m in a quiet 56.8, the last 600 in 42.2, and Just You (r65 1200m) clocked 57.2 and 43.1.

 

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Ringo and King Cougar stole the show in semi-final work at Awapuni this morning, when fast gallops took place on the No 1 grass (dead) and on the plough (good)

17 May 2018
Stephen Berryman

Tuesday - May 15th

By RON GURNEY

Ringo and King Cougar stole the show in semi-final work at Awapuni this morning, when fast gallops took place on the No 1 grass (dead) and on the plough (good).

Ringo and King Cougar used the No 1 grass and worked boldly over 1000m in 1.2.8, the last 600 in 35.8. Ringo rounded off the Anzac Mile (5th) very nicely last start and will back up in Saturday's Rangitikei Gold Cup (1550m). King Cougar scored fresh up on Anzac Day and has trained on well. Platinum Command, who will contest the Rangitikei Cup as well, and dual nominee Platinum Volos turned on the speed over 800m in 47.9, the last 600 in 35.7. They are in fine fettle despite their form on paper. Matthew Eales-trained two-year-olds Atenartin and Derecho were paired over a solid 1000m as well, covering the distance in 1.3.2, the last 600 in 36.6. They are rivals in Saturday's juvenile event over 1200 metres. Dual nominee Master Platinum and Burgundy two-year-old maiden Eva Dawn were on terms throughout 800m in 49.4, the last 600 in 36.7. Eva Dawn has not raced since New Year's Day, but has registered a second and three thirds from her five starts to date.

Master Lincoln, in at Tauherenikau on Thursday (r65 mile), and Anzac Day maiden winner Brahmarahma (Rangitikei) went together over 800m in 49.5, the last 600 in 36.9, while their stablemates Johnny Lincoln (Tauherenikau) and Black Sav (Rangitikei) took 49.9 and 36.6. Last-start Blenheim winner Strada Roccia and unraced Per Incanto mare Sea Ya Later sprinted 600m in 36.1, and Lincoln Honey (Tauherenikau), who was unplaced on debut at Waipukurau, posted 36.8. Tauherenikau runner Showing Grace (r65 mile) was timed 800m in 49.4, the last 600 in 37.1, and was followed in the next gallop by Platinum Edition (mdn hwt 2050m) and Lincoln's Success (mdn 1000m) in 50 seconds even and 37 even. Weare Rocking (Rangitikei) and an Iffraaj gelding stablemate ran 800m in 50.7, the last 600 in 38 even, while Mighty Solomon, in the open 1400m at Te Rapa, and Manhattan Street (Rangitikei) covered 800m, but were timed the last 600m only, in 38.1. Belle Canto (Tauherenikau or Rangitikei) and two-year-old Just Fabulous (Rangitikei) were paired over 1000m in 1.8.8, the last 600 in 39.6, and Dreams Of Platinum (Tauherenikau) went 800m in 53.4, the last 600 in 39.8. The Great Guru (Tauherenikau) did 1000m in 1.9.8 and 40.5.

On the plough, A Niagara filly and an Alamosa filly, both trained by Mike Breslin, sprinted 600m in 36.7, and Bella Margarita, in on Thursday (mdn hwt 2050m), left 1000m behind in 1.4.9, the last 600 in 37.8. She continues to work well. Kini Marie (Tauherenikau), unplaced when resuming at Waipukurau, ran 800m in 49.7, the last 600 in 37.1, and Des De Jeu ended 1000m with 600 in 39.7. Al Munroe cruised over 1000m in 1.9.1, the last 600 in 39.8, and his stablemate Dal Kilchoan was kept to 1.13.3 and 39.5. Unraced pair Suggest Alot (by Any Suggestion) and Rockabye (by Road To Rock), both trained by Mike Breslin, did 1000m in 1.6.6, the last 600 in 40.7. Rosetta, off to Tauherenikau (r65 mile), was not after time over 1000m in 1.10.5, the last 600 in 41.5, and neither was Rangitikei entrant Shared Secrets (r75 1550m), who posted 1.13.6 and 42.8.

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Saturday's Rangitikei Gold Cup rivals Platinum Command and Ringo were impressive in separate gallops at Awapuni this morning

17 May 2018
Stephen Berryman

Thursday - May 17th

By RON GURNEY

Saturday's Rangitikei Gold Cup rivals Platinum Command and Ringo were impressive in separate gallops at Awapuni this morning. Fast work took place on the No 1 grass (slow) and on the plough (good).

Platinum Command used the No 1 grass and, working on her own, had Robert Hannam aboard when running 1000m in 1.3.7, the last 600 in 36.2. She was revelling in her work. Forget the last-start Travis Stakes failure because she finished fifth in the Easter Hcp the time before that, and two of her eight victories have been over the metric mile at Awapuni, where Saturday's rider Tim Johnson has won on her. Ringo galloped with stablemate Sweepstake (r75 1200m) and they were on terms throughout 800m in 49.6, the last 600 in 36.6. Both horses are fine fettle. Mighty Solomon, the mount of Sam Collett in the open 1400m at Te Rapa, cut out a bold 800m in 48.6, the last 600 in 36.4, while two of his stablemates for Awapuni, Master Platinum (r75 1550m) and Manhattan Street (r75 1200m), came up with 49.9 and 36.8. Kotahi (by Alamosa), unplaced on debut in October, and Keep It Savvy did nice work over 800m in 49.2, the last 600 in 37.2, followed soon after by stablemates Father Lenihan, a last-start winner, and a Savabeel colt in 49.9 and 37.3.

Lincoln Bay and Lincoln Dreamer covered 800m in 50.1, the last 600 in 37.4, and Yin Dragon, who was in great form during the spring, went alone in 52.1 and 39.2. Roc 'N' It posted 53.1 and 39.3, and Black Sav, in Saturday's r65 1400m, ended with 600m in 39.5. Matthew Eales-trained juveniles Atenartin and Derecho, rivals in the first race on Saturday, were kept to 54.1 and 40.4. Derecho will have side winkers on instead of blinkers. Dual acceptor Showing Grace, who will race without blinkers at Awapuni, went a quiet 800m in 57.1, the last 600 in 40.9. Last-start winner Counter Attack and a Thewayyouare gelding ran 1000m in 1.10.7 and 40 even, while Weare Rocking (mdn 1400m) and Strada Roccia, another last-start winner, did 800m in 56.6 and 42.1.

On  the plough, In Dreamland (mdn 1400m) ran 1000m in 1.11.2, the last 600 in 42 even, and a City On A Hill mare from the same stable took 1.15 even and 42.9. Passing Glance and an Ocean Park filly were kept to 800m in 59.5, the last 600 in 42.4, while Belle Canto (mdn 1400m) and Miss Doherty (r65 1400m) recorded 58.5 and 43.5. Miss Doherty will race in blinkers on Saturday.

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