Awapuni Trackwork

Two horses from the stable of Mike Breslin, Salamanca and Desert Magic, really showed their readiness for Otaki on Sunday with first-class final trials working on their own at Awapuni this morning.

17 October 2019
Deanna Carr
AWAPUNI TRACKWORK Thursday, October 17 By RON GURNEY Two horses from the stable of Mike Breslin, Salamanca and Desert Magic, really showed their readiness for Otaki on Sunday with first-class final trials working on their own at Awapuni this morning. During a light session, fast work was held on the plough (good) and on the No 1 grass (dead). Time honours went to nine-year-old Salamanca (open 1200m), who sizzled over 800m in 47.5, the last 600 in 35.2. Despite being in his twilight years, he has retained his speed and will carry just 51kg on Sunday with northern apprentice Eilish McCall in the saddle. Semper Magico, who missed a run due to the abandonment at Waipukurau, warmed up from the 1000m mark to complete 800m in 48.1, the last 600 in 35.9. Sir Nate and maiden three-year-old Free To Shine, who was disappointing at Waverley when resuming, ran 800m in 48.2, the last 600 in 35.8. Sir Nate finished third and fourth on the last two days of the Hawke's Bay carnival (r82) and is nominated for the Coupland's Mile at Riccarton next month. Lisa Latta-trained three-year-old fillies Kellys Inspiration and Little Texas Sky (by Little Wonder) were paired over 800m in 49.5, the last 600 in 37 even. Piccolo Toro (by Edenwold), who has not raced since January, and a Zed gelding, two more trained by Latta, were sent 1000m in 1.6.8, the last 600 in 37.8. Otaki entrant Prosecco (r72 1400m) and an Iffraaj-Star O'The Ball gelding matched strides over 1000m in 1.7.3, the last 600 in 38.3. Prosecco is capable of a form reversal on Sunday, while the Iffraaj gelding was third at the Otaki trials recently. Floral Art did a quiet round before galloping 800m on the second circuit in 55.8, the last 600 in 40.3, and Queen Kamada was let off with an easy 800m, the last 600 in 44.7. On the No 1 grass, Desert Magic had Danielle Hirini aboard over 800m in 49.1, the last 600 in 36.5, and he looks a big improver for Sunday (r65 1200m) after resuming at New Plymouth. His work has been solid. Obrigado (r82 2100m) cruised over 600m in 39.4, and his stablemate Sweepstake (open 1200m) was kept to 800m in 56.4, the last 600 in 41.9.
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Waipukurau entrant Antipodes worked impressively with his more illustrious stablemate Duplicity at Awapuni this morning.

15 October 2019
Stephen Berryman
AWAPUNI TRACKWORK Tuesday, October 15 By RON GURNEY Waipukurau entrant Antipodes worked impressively with his more illustrious stablemate Duplicity at Awapuni this morning. Fast work took place on the No 1 grass (good) and on the plough (good). Antipodes and Duplicity used the No 1 grass and, after cantering up over a round (1400m), they increased the tempo on the second circuit to complete 1000m in 1.3.3, the last 600 in 35.8. Antipodes has been a gradual improver this time in, and went down narrowly at Waverley (2200m) last start. She tackles the maiden 2100m on Thursday. Duplicity continues his campaign toward the New Zealand Cup, in which he finished second last year, and has been entered for the r82 2100m at Otaki on Sunday. . Sweepstake (open 1200m) and Colorado Star were paired over 800m in 48.9, the last 600 in 36.4, while Waipukurau runner Colyton Sky (mdn 1200m) and a Zed filly stablemate recorded 52 even and 38.8. On the plough, Lydia Pickford-trained maiden Clownin Around (by Sacred Falls) caught the eye with 1000m in 1.3.9, the last 600 in 35.7, and his race-day form could improve sharply. Desert Magic, bound for Otaki (r65 1200m), breezed over 800m in 48.4, the last 600 in 35.5, while Akela Belle (r65 f&m 1600m) and Keep It Savvy (r65 2100m) went together in 48.2 and 36.1. Floral Art and Den Bosch covered 1000m in 1.1.8, the last 600 in 36.1, followed soon after by probable Otaki rivals Yin Dragon and Platinum Volos (r72 1400m), who matched strides over 800m in 48.3, the last 600 in 36.2. Original Gangster, now with Peter Didham, ran 1000m in 1.6.4, the last 600 in 37.3, and Waipukurau entrant Kotahi (r65 1200m) had Benny Lincoln alongside over 800m, the last 600 in 38.8. Love Potion (mdn 1350m) and Jenever (mdn f&m 1200m), two more for Waipukurau on Thursday, ended with 600m in 37.8, and Excelleration, who has not raced since June, ran 800m in 50.9, the last 600 in 38.9. An un-raced son of Falkirk trained by Matthew Eales ran 800m in 53.5, the last 600 in 39.7, while a Love Conquers All gelding trained by Lydia Pickford recorded 54.8 and 39.4.
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Four-year-old sprinter Desert Magic could be a horse to catch at New Plymouth on Saturday, given his recent track gallops.

26 September 2019
Deanna Carr
AWAPUNI TRACKWORK Thursday, September 26 By RON GURNEY Four-year-old sprinter Desert Magic could be a horse to catch at New Plymouth on Saturday, given his recent track gallops. Most of the fast work at Awapuni this morning was held on the plough (good), with just one gallop recorded on the No 1 grass (slow). Desert Magic, in the r65 990m, used the plough and had race-day rider Danielle Hirini aboard over 800m in 50.5, the last 600 in 36.2. The Per Incanto gelding led all the way to win a maiden 1200m on his home track in April (dead) and was placed second on a heavy 10 at Trentham (1200m) at his next start. Time honours this morning went to Father Lenihan and Free To Shine, who cut out 800m in 48.4, the last 600 in 36.7. Free To Shine, who has not raced since June, holds a nomination for the 2000 Guineas in November. Their stablemates Kotahi and The Rippa were paired over 800m in 49.9, the last 600 in 37.3, and Kotahi, a Foxton trial winner last week, resumes in the r65 1300m at New Plymouth on Saturday. Semper Magico, a Foxton trial winner last week as well, covered 1000m in 1.5 even, the last 600 in 37.6, and he has not raced since May. A Rip Van Winkle-Miss Blackjack filly and un-raced Road To Rock four-year-old Jessie's Rock, a half-brother to Rock On, ran 800m in 51.5, the last 600 in 37.7. They are with Peter Didham. Lincoln Hanover and un-raced Jimmy Choux gelding Benny Lincoln were timed 800m in 51.3, the last 600 in 38.5, and Young Squire went alone in 52 even and 38.3. Hank Moody, off to New Plymouth (r72 1800m), gathered speed from the 1200m mark to run 1000m in 1.5.4, the last 600 in 39.3, and Hypatia (r65 2000m) did a quiet round first before posting 1.8.6 and 39.1. Queen Kamada, unlucky not to have paid a dividend on debut at Wanganui last week, ran 800m in 54.3, the last 600 in 39.4, and He's Done A Runner clocked 58.9 and 39.7. New Plymouth entrant Floral Art (r72 1800m) worked quietly over a round and a half, sprinting home the last 600 in 41.1. She looks hard to beat again on Saturday as she steps up past 1600m for the first time. Great Northern Steeplechase runner-up Kings Kite galloped post-to-post, being timed from the 1000m in 1.12.4, the last 600 in 43.9 He goes to Te Aroha on Sunday for the Waikato Hunt Cup. Last-start maiden winner Rock With Choux did little more than three-quarter pace over 800m, the last 600 in 44.4. On the No 1 grass, Our Legacy, ridden by part-owner and trainer Marieke Simons, covered 1000m in a strong 1.2.2, the last 600 in 37.4.
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Casino El Jay has taken no harm from his impressive last-start Marton victory, judging by his strong work at Awapuni this morning.

24 September 2019
Deanna Carr
AWAPUNI TRACKWORK Tuesday, September 24 By RON GURNEY Casino El Jay has taken no harm from his impressive last-start Marton victory, judging by his strong work at Awapuni this morning. The majority of fast work was on the plough, with one gallop recorded on the sand. Casino El Jay used the plough and had stablemate Hypatia, in at Taranaki on Saturday (r65 2000m), alongside over a quiet round before galloping 1000m in 1.7.3, thus completing the final 800m in 51.7, the last 600 in 37.9. Lincoln Green (by Ferlax) had jumps jockey Sean Fannin aboard over a smart 1000m in 1.3.1, the last 600 in 37.8, and he ran a very nice trial third at Foxton three weeks ago. Lincoln Dreamer and Thursday's Otaki entrant Ajay Lincoln (mdn mile) were paired over 800m in 51.3, the last 600 in 37.8, and Kamanda Lincoln went alone in 51.4 and 37.9. Car Pie (r65 f&m 1400m) had un-raced Iffraaj five-year-old Larry's Late alongside over 1000m in 1.8.9, the last 600 coming up in 38.2. Larry's Late won at the Levin jump-outs recently. Un-raced Berry Delightful (by Jakkalberry), a Foxton trial winner last week, did 800m in 51.9 and 38.1, and she is down to debut at Otaki on Thursday (mdn 1200m). A Fastnet Rock-Abeautifulred gelding, a winner at the Levin jump-outs recently, and an Uncle Mo-Gone Wild gelding (3rd), covered 1000m in 1.9.4, the last 600 in 38.7. They are trained by Peter Didham. Fully Charged, in at Otaki (r65 f&m 1400m), had trainer Marieke Simons aboard over 800m in 5.2, the last 600 in 38 even, while last-start winner Colorado Star and Shelly's Lass went together in 52.6 and 38.6. Last-start Waverley winner That's Funny (r65 mile), trained by Lydia Pickford, and Talia Yeates-trained Veloce matched strides over 80m in 53.2, the last 600 in 38.7. Taranaki dual nominee Floral Art and stablemate Kusuda were on terms throughout 1000m in 1.8.9, the last 600 in 39.9, and an Ocean Park filly trained by Lydia Pickford, sprinted 600m in 39.7. Desert Magic, off to Taranaki (r65 990m) worked alone over 800m in 54.3, the last 600 in 39 even, and un-raced Clownin Around (by Sacred Falls), third at the Foxton trials for Pickford, recorded 54.3 and 39.4. Hasler Lad and a Zed filly stablemate ran 800m in 54 even, the last 600 in 40.2, and He's Done A Runner, sprinted 600m in a quiet 41.8. Otaki entrant Tiro (r65 mile) and Hank Moody, in at Taranaki (r72 1800m), were casual over 1000m in 1.11 even, the last 600 in 42.1, and a Love Conquers All gelding trained by Lydia Pickford, was timed 600m in 42 even. A Vespa-Gofonze two-year-old colt and a Street Boss two-year-old colt, both trained by Peter Didham, ran 600m together in 42.4. Otaki runner My Father's Gun, who galloped solidly on Saturday morning, was kept to 800m in 60.1, the last 600 in 43.2. The blinkers go on this week. On the sand, Myrtle did nice work over 80m in 51.6, the last 600 in 37.2.
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Lincoln Hills may be racing out of his grade on Saturday, but could be a winning prospect after his solid final trial at Awapuni this morning.

19 September 2019
Deanna Carr
AWAPUNI TRACKWORK Thursday, September 19 By RON GURNEY Lincoln Hills may be racing out of his grade on Saturday, but could be a winning prospect after his solid final trial at Awapuni this morning. Fast work during a quiet gallop session took place on the plough (good) and on the No 1 grass (dead). Lincoln Hills used the plough and had stablemate Free To Shine (by Encumbered) for company over a bold 800m in 47.1, the last 600 in 35.6. Lincoln Hills, who is in the r82 1400m at Hastings, made up a lot of ground on the first day of the carnival (r72 1300m). With a little more luck in transit he would have paid a dividend. Free To Shine is a maiden three-year-old who placed twice in three starts as a two-year-old. She finished second in a Levin jump-out (1000m) last week. Akela Belle anfd Platinum Spirit were paired over 800m in 51.2, the last 600 in 37.2, while a Zed filly and a Road To Rock gelding, both with Roydon Bergerson, clocked 51.7 and 38.4. Hastings runners Heni and Jessiegee, rivals in the open 1200m, warmed up from the 1000m mark (1.8.8) to run home the final 800m in 51.5, the last 600 in 38.2. Heni is ready to turn her form around. A Proisir filly and a Squamosa filly, two-year-olds with Lisa Latta, ran 800m in 53.4, the last 600 in 38.1, while a Niagara filly and a Dalghar filly, two more two-year-olds from that barn, recorded 53.5 and 38.6. A Pride Of Dubai filly, who won at the Levin jumpo-outs last week, and a Burgundy filly, more two-year-olds with Latta, were timed 800m in 54.1, the last 600 in 38.3. A Proisir colt and a Super One colt from Latta's stable sprinted 600m in 39.3, and an Echoes Of Heaven gelding trained by Jeff Lynds went 800m in 54.6 and 39.7. On the No 1 grass, Lovetokeephim had owner-trainer Kim Clapperton aboard over 800m in 52.5, the last 600 in 38.3, while Before Dawn and an Iffraaj gelding posted 53.6 and 39.3.
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Shadows Cast left no doubts about his readiness for Group 1 racing at Hastings on Saturday when he galloped impressively at Awapuni this morning.

17 September 2019
Deanna Carr
AWAPUNI TRACKWORK Tuesday, Sprember 17 By RON GURNEY Shadows Cast left no doubts about his readiness for Group 1 racing at Hastings on Saturday when he galloped impressively at Awapuni this morning. Fast work took place on the course proper (dead-slow) and on the plough (good). Shadows Cast used the course proper and, with Tim Johnson aboard, warmed up from the 1200m mark to run 1000m in 1.5 even, the last 600 in 35.2. He drew plenty of attention for future spring assignments after his fourth in the Tarzino Trophy (1400m) three weeks ago, and the former Group 1 Thorndon Mile winner should hold no fears in Saturday's Windsor Park Plate at Hastings (1600m) Myrtle, (by Keeper), a dual winner last autumn, is ready to resume a new campaign judging by her 1000m in 1.7.7, the last 600 in 35.5. Heni tackles the open 1200m on Saturday and completed 1000m in 1.8.1, the last 600 in 36.2, identical times to her stablemates Jessiegee (open 1200m) and Almo Costa, who went together soon after. Jessiegee, a top performer last autumn, won a Foxton trial (1000m) last month, while Heni has taken great benefit from her a resuming run (unplaced) over 1400m at the Grand National meeting at Riccarton. Un-raced Falkirk three-year-old Durham Lad and an Alamosa gelding were paired over 1000m in 1.10 even, the last 600 in 36.8, and their stablemate Showshanelle, second on debut, went alone in 1.11.3 and 36 even. Un-raced Queen Kamada (by Rip Van Winkle), a recent Foxton trial winner, and a Zed filly covered 800m in 58.2, quickening to run the last 600 in 37.6. Queen Kamada, who will debut at Wanganui on Thursday, is with Anne Herbert, while the Zed filly is trained by Roydon Bergerson. A Nadeem mare trained by Mark Oulaghan was timed 1000m in 1.10.4, the last 600 in 38.5, and Thursday's Wanganui entrant Derecho (mdn 2040m) posted 1.11 even and 38.5. The latter's stablemate Empower (mdn 1200m) left 1000m behind in 1.11.8, the last 600 in 38.9, while Just Fabulous and Here Comes Trouble clocked 1.12.4 and 39.3. On the plough, Desert Magic sped over 800m in 48.9, the last 600 in 35.9, while Wanganui runner Father Lenihan (r82 mile) and Johnny Lincoln went together in 50.3 and 37.9. Makoura Lodge (mdn 2040m) gathered speed from the 1200m to run 1000m in 1.4.5, the last 600 in 38.5, while an El Hermano gelding third at the Foxton trials, and a No Excuse Needed mare ran 800m in 52.8 and 39 even. They are with Deborah Parry.
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Redwood maiden four-year-old Sequoia Dawn earned plenty of support for the Marton meeting when she galloped boldly at Awapuni this morning.

12 September 2019
Deanna Carr
AWAPUNI TRACKWORK Thursday, September 12 By RON GURNEY Redwood maiden four-year-old Sequoia Dawn earned plenty of support for the Marton meeting when she galloped boldly at Awapuni this morning. Fast work was held on plough (good), wih just one hit-out recorded on the No 1 grass (slow). Sequoia Dawn used the plough and had stablemate Almo Costa for a partner over 1000m in 1.3 even, the last 600 in 36.9. The mare followed up a nice Foxton trial with an eye-catching third on debut at Wanganui (1360m) last month, and has trained on beautifully in readiness for the maiden 1400 on Saturday. De Gaulle (r72 mile) and Makoura Lodge worked post-to-post (1400m) and gathered speed from the 1200m to complete the final 1000m in 1.4.8, the last 600 in 37.6. De Gaulle finished third to Rosewood in an open 1500m at Awapuni three starts ago, and is not the least of chances in the final event on Saturday. New Zealand Derby place-getter Platinum Invador, whose last race-day appearance was in the AJC Derby, had stablemate Lincoln Green (by Ferlax) alongside over 800m in 50.3, the last 600 in 37.2. Here Comes Trouble, a last-start third at Woodville last month, and a Savabeel filly covered 800m in 53 even, sprinting home the last 600 in 37.5. Heni and Jessiegee matched strides over 1000m in 1.6.8, the last 600 in 38.4, while their stablemates Hypatia and Casino El Jay, after completing a quiet round, galloped 1000m in 1.8 even and 39.6. They are rivals in the r65 2200 on Saturday. Young Squire (r65 1400m), who galloped 1000m on Tuesday, ran 800m in 52.7, the last 600 in 39.4, and un-raced Rip Van Winkle filly Queen Kamada, a good trial performer, took 54 even and 39.3. Fully Charged was timed 800m in 55 even, the last 600 in 39.2, and her stablemate Our Legacy ran 1000m in 1.10.1,the last 600 in 39.5. My Father's Gun, badly checked at Hastings last start, cruised over 800m in 54.8, the last 600 in 40.3. He galloped strongly on Tuesday, and tackles the maiden 1400 at Marton. Un-raced three-year-old filly Colyton Sky (by Shamoline Warrior) was not after time over 800m in 55 even, the last 600 in 41.2. She is with Roydon Bergerson. An un-raced El Hermano four-year-old trained by Deborah Parry, ended 800m with 600 in 42.6. He placed third at last week's Foxton trials. Marton race rivals Shelly's Lass and Colorado Star (r65 1400m) were not after time over 1000m in 1.15.3, the last 600 in 43.4. On the No 1 grass, Master Fin (r72 mile) stretched out boldly over 1000m in 1.7.4, the last 600 in 38.9. He resumes on Saturday after a break of three and a half years.
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Shadows Cast continued his spring preparation with a very satisfying trial at Awapuni this morning.

10 September 2019
Deanna Carr
AWAPUNI TRACKWORK Tuesday, September 10 By RON GURNEY Shadows Cast continued his spring preparation with a very satisfying trial at Awapuni this morning. Fast work took place on the plough (good) and on the No 1 grass (slow-heavy) with one gallop recorded against the rail on the heavy course proper. Shadows Cast used the plough and had Tim Johnson aboard when cutting out 1000m in 1.4.7, the last 600 in 36.9. The Per Incanto gelding resumed with a creditable fourth in the Tarzino Trophy (1400m) at Hastings and will return to the same venue on Saturday week for the Windsor Park Plate (1400m), also under weight-for-age conditions. Brahmarahma and Ajay Lincoln certainly lost no kudos with their own smart workout over 1000m, covering the distance together in 1.5 even, the last 600 in 36.7. Platinum Bordeaux earned plenty of admirers for the Marton meeting on Saturday (mdn 1400m) when paired with Lincoln Star over 800m in 48.8, the last 600 in 36.5, while Flying Surf and Khalfani came up with 49.8 and 36.9. Obrigado (r72 1300m) did a quiet round and a half before galloping 800m on the second circuit in 50.2, the last 600 in 36.6, and Top Ofthe Straight sprinted 600m in 37.5. Wafer, who has not raced since winning at the Grand National meeting last month (r72 1400m), ran 1000m in 1.3.7, coming the final 800m in 49.9 ,the last 600 in 37 even. She is in the r72 1300m as well. My Father's Gun (mdn 1400m) posted 1.6.5 for 1000m, the last 600 in 37.3, and he was badly hampered (850m mark) when resuming at Hastings last Saturday week. Saturday's race rival Rock Wth Choux, who won a Foxton trial (1000m) last week, was timed 1000m in 1.4.6, the last 600 in 38.4, while Salamanca and Prosecco, both in the r82 1200m, went together in 1.5.7 and 38 even. Hypatia and Casino El Jay, rivals in the r65 2200m, worked over a quiet round before speeding up on the second circuit to run 1000m in 1.7.7, the last 600 in 38.1. Their stablemate Young Squire (r65 1400m) was at a good clip early over 1000m in 1.6.7, but eased to complete his last 600 in 39.5. Race rivals Shelly's Lass and Colorado Star (r65 1400m), two more from the Breslin barn, recorded 1.7.1 and 39.2, and Just Fabulous sprinted 600m in an easy 43.3. On the No 1 grass, Mark Oulaghan's un-raced Jakkalberry four-year-old mare Berry Delightful sped over 1000m in 1.4 even, the last 600 in 37.5. She is coming to hand well. Veracious, in on Saturday (r65 2200m), had traner Deborah Parry aboard over 1000m in 1.9.1, the last 600 in 38.9, while Master Fin (r72 mile) posted 1.8.9 and 39.4. Derecho stopped the clock at 1.9.9 and 39.9. On the course proper, Hasler Lad (mdn 1400m ) and Love Potion were paired over 800m in 53.3, the last 600 in 39.5. Hasler Lad has not raced since finishing unplaced at Riccarton early last month.
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Almo Costa, who resumed with an encouraging run at Hastings last weekend, could be a huge improver at Wanganui on Saturday after a bold final gallop at Awapuni this morning.

05 September 2019
Deanna Carr
AWAPUNI TRACKWORK Thursday, August 5 By RON GURNEY Almo Costa, who resumed with an encouraging run at Hastings last weekend, could be a huge improver at Wanganui on Saturday after a bold final gallop at Awapuni this morning. Fast work took place on the plough (good) or on the dead-slow No 1 grass. Almo Costa (r65 mile) used the plough and had maiden Sequoia Dawn for company over a smart 800m in 47.6, the last 600 in 35.7. Sequoia Dawn (by Redwood) finished third on debut last month a long odds. Wanganui entrants Last Chance (r65 1200m) and Keep It Savvy (r65 mile) were paired over 800m in 49.3, the last 600 in 36.6. Keep It Savvy has been disappointing, but the blinkers go on this week. Young Squire covered 1000m in 1.4.5 and came the final 800m in 50.2, the last 600 in 37.8, while Rock Island Line and Free To Shine went 800m in 48.3 and 37 even. Free To Shine, twice placed as a juvenile, is nominated for the 2000 Guineas. Wafer was sent 800m in 52.9, the last 600 in 37.7, and her stablemates Colorado Star and an Iffraaj gelding went together over the same distance, the last 600 in 38.9. Wanganui prospect Lincoln Dreamer (r65 mile) came to the finish of 1000m in 1.7.4, with his final 800m taking 51.9, the last 600 in 38.9. He can win again on Saturday. Wanganui maiden 1200 debutante Belle Plaisir (by Proisir), a half-sister to Heavens Keep, was timed 1000m in 1.8.7, coming the final 800m in 52.1, the last 600 in 38.2. She has been nominated for the 1000 Guineas. A Jimmy Choux gelding and a Savabeel gelding, both trained by Lisa Latta, ran 800m in 51.3, the last 600 n 38.1, while Colyton Sky (by Shamoline Warrior) and Rukita (by Roc de Cambes), both with Roydon Bergerson, were kept to 54.4 and 40.4. Hypatia and Casino El Jay did a quiet round and a half before speeding up on the second circuit to run 800m in 56.1, the last 600 in 40.6. On the No 1 grass, open-class sprinter Salamanca reeled off a smart 1000m in 1.1.6, the last 600 in 36.6, while un-raced Jakkalberry mare Berry Delightful, trained by Mark Oulaghan, posted 1.4.6 and 38.5. Wanganui debutante Showshanelle (by Showcasing), a Foxton trial winner last month, covered 800m in 49.5, the last 600 in 36.8. She galloped well on Tuesday as well, and is in the maiden 1200. Prosecco and Sweepstake were on terms throughout 1000m, being timed from the 800m in 50.1, the last 600 in 37.1. King Cougar, in the open 1200m at Wanganui, ran 1000m in 1.6.6 and came the final 800m in 51.4, the last 600 in 38.4. The blinkers go on this week, and Troy Harris rides him for the first time. On the sand, Lovetokeephim (r72 2040m) did a quiet round and a half before galloping 800m, the last 600 in 37.1. He won a Foxton trial (1600m) last month, and was not disgraced (4th) in a r65 2000 at Hastings last Saturday.
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Trainer Mike Breslin may well have a trio of horses in the open 1200m at Wanganui on Saturday.

03 September 2019
Deanna Carr
AWAPUNI TRACKWORK Tuesday, September 3 By RON GURNEY Trainer Mike Breslin may well have a trio of horses in the open 1200m at Wanganui on Saturday. Two of them, King Cougar and Jessiegee, impressed at Awapuni this morning. Fast work was held on the outside of the No 1 grass (dead) and on the plough (good). King Cougar and Jessiegee used the No 1 grass and gathered speed from the 1000m mark to run their final 800m in 47.5, the last 600 in 36.1. King Cougar blotted his copybook in the Winter Cup (1600m) last month, but a week later finished third in an open 1400m at the same venue. He has freshened well. So has Wairoa Cup winner Jessiegee, who ran a last-start second in the Travis Stakes (2000m ) at Te Rapa in April. She won a Foxton trial (1000m) two weeks ago. Showshanelle (by Showcasing), who won a maiden trial the same day (1000m), covered 1000m in 1.3.1, the last 600 in 36.6, and she is down to debut in the maiden 1200m at Wanganui on Saturday. Heni (open 1200m) and Shelly's Lass were paired over 1000m in 1.6 even, the last 600 in 37.4, and were followed soon after by Keep It Savvy (r65 mile) and Last Chance (r65 1200m) in 1.6.2 and 37.1. Desert Magic went alone over 800m in 50 seconds even, the last 600 in 37.7, and last-start steeplechase winner Dal Kilchoan did a quiet round (1400m) before galloping 1000m in 1.7.3, the last 600 in 39.4. He is nominated for the maiden hurdle at Ellerslie on Saturday. On the plough, Johnny Lincoln (r72 2040m) and Father Lenihan were on terms throughout 1000m in 1.4.5, coming the final 800m in 48.9, the last 600 in 36.9. Their stablemates Lincoln Dreamer (r65 mile) and possible Wanganui race rival Maidstone Park, ran 800m in 50.2, the last 600 in 36.9, and Flying Surf sprinted 600m in 36.4. Dauphine (r65 mile) and Cornerstone, both trained by Gary Vile, matched strides over 1000m in 1.6.2, the last 600 in 37.6, and Belle Plaisir (by Proisir), trained by Lucy Tanner, did 800m in 55.3 and 41.3. She debuts at Wanganui (mdn 1200m). Floral Art, a dual winner at Riccarton last month, had Tavistock maiden filly Kusuda for company over an easy 800m in 58.6, the last 600 in 43 even. Kusuda debuts at Wanganui. A Savabeel maiden trained by David Hayes, ended with 600m in 42.4.
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