Awapuni Trackwork

Eight-year-old gelding Beefeater, who resumes in the open 1400m at Trentham on Sunday, looked well and truly ready for the task when he galloped boldly at Awapuni this morning.

22 October 2020
Deanna Carr
AWAPUNI TRACKWORK Thursday, October 22 By RON GURNEY Eight-year-old gelding Beefeater, who resumes in the open 1400m at Trentham on Sunday, looked well and truly ready for the task when he galloped boldly at Awapuni this morning. The majority of fast work was held on the plough (good), with just three trials recorded on the No 1 grass (dead). Beefeater, who was unplaced in two Cambridge hurdle trials recently, used the plough and had stablemate Just Fabulous alongside over a solid 1000m in 1.2.5, the last 600 in 35.3. He was ridden in the workout by apprentice jockey Maria Sanson, who will take the ride on Sunday, thus dropping Beefeater's book weight from 62kg to 58kg. Just Fabulous has been warming up at the trials in recent weeks and is expected to resume soon. Colorado Star, another coming to hand well in a new campaign, and Princess Ani were paired over 1000m in 1.6.5, the last 600 in 36.2, while their stablemates Flying Surf and Voralto came up with 1.7.2 and 36.8. Lincoln Fury (by All Too Hard), in at Trentham (r65 mile), and Lincoln Green (by Ferlax) covered 800m in a smart 48.8, the last 600 in 36.3. They have won two races each, with Lincoln Green unplaced when resuming at Hawera recently. Father Lenihan and Rock Island Line were on terms throughout 800m in 49.3, the last 600 in 36.4, while Prince Turbo and Khalfani posted 50.1 and 36.1. Trentham runners Bradman (mdn 1200m) and Kapinos (r65 1200m), big improvers from first-up runs at Woodville and Hawera respectively, matched strides over 800m in 50.8, the last 600 in 36.9. An Unencumbered maiden trained by Jeff Lynds reeled off 800m in 50.6, the last 600 in 36.5, and Desert Magic warmed up from the 800m (54.5) to run home the last 600 in 36.3. De Gaulle was timed 1000m in 1.3.7, the last 600 in 37 even, while Keep It Savvy and an Alamosa gelding stablemate went 800m in 50.9 and 37.3. My Father's Gun, who has not raced since early last month, had trainer Lucy Tanner in the saddle over 800m in 51 even, the last 600 in 37 even. Platinum Road (1 win) and maiden Spirit O'Phee covered 800m in 52.3, the last 600 in 37.5, and Platinum Road has not been seen on race-day since his eighth placing in the NZ Derby at the end of February. Three-year-old fillies Platinum Dubai (by Pride of Dubai) and Elusive Joule (by Power), who have not raced since January, ran 800m in 52.5, the last 600 in 37.7. Platinum Dubai won on debut as a two-year-old just over a year ago. They are with Lisa Latta. Kamanda Lincoln, just beaten at Hastings last Saturday, worked alone over 1000m in 1.5.4, the last 600 in 38.1, and he goes to Trentham on Sunday for the r74 2200m. Du'Blues went on her own as well, clocking 1.6.7 for 1000m, the last 600 in 38.2, and Trentham entrant Durham Lad (r65 1200m), who ran a huge second first up at Hawera, ran 800m in 53.2 and 38 even. Meglio Di Falcrest, unplaced when resuming at Taupo in August, warmed up from the 1000m to run the final 800m in 56.6, the last 600 in 41.6. Ozil recorded 58.1 and 41.7. Duplicity was not after time either over 1000m in 1.11 even, the last 600 in 41 even, and Rukita sprinted an easy 600m in 41.1. Victorem and Sasha ended with a quiet 43 even. On the No 1 grass, Lincoln Hills, in the open 1400m on Saturday, and Sir Nate were neck and neck over a nice 1000m in 1.2.5, the last 600 in 37.2. Glide Queen (mdn 1200m), improved by a resuming race at Woodville, breezed over 800m in 53.2, the last 600 in 39.9. Her stablemate Showshanelle (r65 mile), who will race without blinkers on Sunday, and a Proisir-Merengue gelding trained by Lucy Tanner ended with 600m in 41.7.
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Semper Magico, who was in solid form before Covid-19 struck, took another step closer to a spring and summer campaign when he galloped in fine style at Awapuni this morning.

20 October 2020
Deanna Carr
AWAPUNI TRACKWORK Tuesday, October 20 By RON GURNEY Semper Magico, who was in solid form before Covid-19 struck, took another step closer to a spring and summer campaign when he galloped in fine style at Awapuni this morning. The majority of fast work took place on the outside of the course proper (dead), with just half a dozen recorded on the plough (good). Semper Magic used the course and had stable apprentice Maria Sanson aboard over a slick 800m in 48.3, the last 600 in 35.2. This gelding's return to racing is awaited with plenty of interest. Jessie's Rock, trained by Peter Didham, and Lincoln Fury (Lisa Latta), were paired over 1000m in 1.5.4, the last 600 in 36.5. Both horses have been warming up at the trials and Lincoln Fury, in particular, has been working strongly. Meglio Di Falcrest, who ran an improver's seventh at Taupo in August, and Du'blues covered 1000m in 1.5.9, the last 600 in 36.2. They are both trained by Ashley Meadows. Jessiegee, a Foxton trial winner last month, and King Cougar were on terms throughout 1000m in 1.4 even, the last 600 in 36.3. King Cougar has not been placed in his last two races. Carlingford Bay and an Echoes of Heaven mare were together over 1000m in 1.7.4, the last 600 in 36.8, and Durham Lad, second when resuming at Hawera a few weeks ago, went alone in 1.8.7 and 36.6. Last-start Woodville winner Far Site impressed with his 800m in 48.5, the last 600 in 36.4, while Bradman, unplaced when resuming the same day, and un-raced Tavistock filly Town Cryer went together in 49.8 and 36.8. Un-raced Vespa colt Wakari, who has won two Foxton trials, and un-raced gelding Stormcast (by Iffraaj) ran 800m in 53.3, the last 600 in 36.7. They are two-year-olds with Roydon Bergerson. Saltbush Bill and Don't Know Jakk left 1000m behind in 1.3.7, the last 600 in 37 even, while Beefeater and Just Fabulous came up with 1.4.5 and 37.9. Super Flash, trained by Mark Oulaghan, and Duplicity (Ashley Meadows) matched strides over 1000m in 1.6 even, the last 600 in 37.2, followed soon after by Showshanelle and Derecho in 1.8.2 and 37.4. Kerala, unplaced on debut at Otaki, had Kapinos for a partner over 800m in 50.3, the last 600 in 37.1, while Red Rufus and Kusuda, who have been warming up at the trials, clocked 51.1 and 37.6. That's Funny and former northern maiden Persistence (by Ekraar) were timed 1000m in 1.11.2, the last 600 in 37.9, and they are both with Lydia Pickford. Chillax 'n' Chase and Young Squire ran 800m in 51.3 and 38.1. Last-start winner New Plymouth winner Master Fin (3210m) and Londonderry Air began from the 1400m and came in from the 1000m in 1.6.8, the last 600 in 38.2. Glide Queen went alone in 1.9.1 and 38.9. Arklow, fourth on debut at Woodville after two Foxton trial wins, and stablemate Bo Jackson gathered speed from the 1000m (1.13.8) to run home the last 600 in 38.8. Canucia, racing well without winning, and un-raced Savabeel four-year-old Putorino went 1000m in 1.7.2, the last 600 in 39.1, while Shez Gonna Getcha and Red Red Robin recorded 1.8.5 and 39.9. On the plough, Belle Plaisir skipped over 1000m in 1.4.1, the last 600 in 37.2 and, though she was out of the money in the Breeders' Stakes at Hawera last start, she was not disgraced. Desert Magic sped over 600m in 38.6, while his stablemates Dedoje and Share Power ended with 39.1. Lydia Pickford-trained See The Lion, unplaced on debut at Otaki, and un-raced Jimmy Choux gelding Crackerjack ran 800m in 54.5, the last 600 in 39.6. Ozil sprinted 600m in 41.9.
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Original Gangster again showed his solid progress this preparation with another first-class gallop at Awapuni this morning.

15 October 2020
Lindsey White
AWAPUNI TRACKWORK Thursday, October 15 By RON GURNEY Original Gangster again showed his solid progress this preparation with another first-class gallop at Awapuni this morning. Fast work was held on either the No 1 grass (slow) or the plough (good). Original Gangster used the No 1 grass and sped over 800m in 48 seconds even, the last 600 in 35.5. It was work consistent with his gallop on the No 1 grass last Thursday, and one on the course proper earlier this week. He is expected to go a bold race fresh in Saturday's r74 1600m at Hastings. The only other horses to use the grass this morning were Jessiegee and lightly-raced five-year-old Colorado Star, who went together over 800m in 52.9, the last 600 in 38.1. On the plough, four-year-old mares Trennery (by Per Incanto) and Spirit O'Phee (by Spirit of Boom), both trained by Lisa Latta, covered 800m in 50.6, the last 600 in 36.6. Trennery was unplaced on debut at Trentham in January, and Spirit O'Phee is un-raced. Hastings candidate Kamanda Lincoln (r74 2200m) and Lincoln Star were paired over 1000m in 1.4.6, the last 600 in 37 even, while Voralto and Flying Surf went 800m in 51.5 and 37.3. Shez Gonna Getcha and a Charm Spirit-Femme Britannia four-year-old entire left 1000m behind in 1.3.8, the last 600 in 38.3, and both are trained by David Hayes. Londonderry Air was timed 1000m in 1.6.4, the last 600 in 38 even, and Platinum Road (by Declaration of War) came up with 1.9.7 and 39.6. He has not raced since finishing mid-field in the NZ Derby at the end of February. Last-start winner Tiro, who goes to Hastings this week (r65 2100m), and stablemate Canucia were on terms throughout 1000m in 1.9.2, the last 600 in 40.8. Excelleration (r74 1200m) followed up Tuesday's head-line workout with a 600m dash in 40.5. She has won two Foxton trials this preparation. Den Bosch, who has not raced since the NZ Derby, did a quiet round and a half before speeding up from the 800m (57.1) to complete the last 600 in 42.2. He is a recent Foxton trial winner and resumes in the r65 1400m at Hastings. Beefeater, back for another campaign, sprinted 600m in 42.4, while three-year-old Raffle (by Per Incanto) and two-year-old Better Days (by Preferment) took 42 seconds even. They are fillies with Mike Breslin.
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Excelleration has won two Foxton trials in a new preparation and carried that form on to the training track at Awapuni this morning.

13 October 2020
Lindsey White
AWAPUNI TRACKWORK Tuesday, October 13 By RON GURNEY Excelleration has won two Foxton trials in a new preparation and carried that form on to the training track at Awapuni this morning. Fast work took place on either the course proper (heavy), the No 1 grass (heavy) or the plough (slushy) after overnight rain. Excelleration used the course proper and covered 800m in 50.9, the last 600 in 36.4. The (Listed) stakes-winning mare has not raced since finishing unplaced in the SI Breeders' Stakes at Riccarton in March, when badly hampered mid-race. She is nominated for the r74 1200m at Hastings on Saturday, with Troy Harris booked to ride. Her stablemate Original Gangster also earned admirers for Hastings following his 1000m on the course proper in 1.10.5, the last 600 in 36.9. He has not raced since January, but finished third in a recent Foxton trial (1000m). Red Rufus and Jessie's Rock were paired over 1000m in 1.6.5, the last 600 in 38.9. They have been warming up nicely at the trials. Den Bosch, who won at the Foxton trials last month (1000m), and Kusuda ran almost identical times with 1.6.7 and 38.6. Den Bosch has not raced since his creditable seventh in the NZ Derby at the end of February. All the above are trained by Peter Didham. Shadows Cast again had stable apprentice Maria Sanson in the saddle when working post-to-post (1800m), coming in from the 1000m in 1.7.7, the last 600 in 38.5. Kamanda Lincoln also galloped alone, covering 1000m in 1.8.6, the last 600 in 38.4, and Blue On Black clocked 1.11.1 and 38.5. De Gaulle was timed 1000m in 1.9.7, the last 600 in 39.4, while last-start Woodville winner Tiro and un-raced Road To Rock four-year-old gelding Kerala were kept to 1.12.6 and 40.1. Kerala is nominated for Otaki on Thursday (mdn 1400m). Great Northern Steeples prospect Des De Jeu did a quiet round and a half before speeding up to run his final 1000m in 1.12.2, the last 600 in 41.7. On the No 1 grass, King Cougar had stable apprentice Faye Lazet in the saddle over 800m in 50.8, the last 600 in 37.8, and he is likely to run at Otaki (r74 1300m). His stablemate Obrigado, who has won two in succession, came in from the 1000m in 1.5.2, the last 600 in 38.6, while his stablemates Prince Turbo and Piri Piri Pete went together in 1.5.4 and 38.5. Jugador and Young Squire, both trained by Deborah Parry, matched strides over 800m in 51.9, the last 600 in 39.1, and Master Fin, a big winner at New Plymouth last start (3210m), went 1000m in 1.7.6 and 40.3. On the plough, Otaki entrant Deep Blue had trainer Gene Andrew aboard over 1000m in 1.5.5, the last 600 in 37.6. He has taken great benefit from an unplaced resuming run at Woodville last month. Rex Royale and Little Uzi were on terms throughout 800m in 51.7, the last 600 in 37.6, and Favoloso (by Fabulous), who could debut at Otaki on a good note, went alone in 51.5 and 38.1. Lightly-raced six-year-old Ha'penny Bridge, also nominated for Otaki, caught the eye with his 1000m in 1.5.9, the last 600 in 38.1. He finished second at the Levin jump-outs (1000m) last month. Lincoln Lane and Lincoln Dreamer were partners over 800m in 53 even, the last 600 in 39.6, while their stablemates Bella Sorella and Hasler Lad recorded 55.5 and 40.7. Three-year-old filly Platinum Bordeaux (by Per Incanto), who showed a lot of potential last season without winning, was given a quiet 800m in 58.2, the last 600 in 42 even. Otaki entrant Fully Charged, who has not raced since winning fresh up at Awapuni in August, ended 800m with 600m in 41.8. Lightly-raced five-year-old Busybeingfabulous was not after time over 1000m in 1.14.4, the last 600 in 42.2, and his stablemate West Coast, a disappointing favourite at Woodville last week, ended an easy 1000m with 600 in 45.4.
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Peter Didham-trained Jessie's Rock, Kusuda and Original Gangster all worked in impressive fashion at Awapuni this morning.

08 October 2020
Deanna Carr
AWAPUNI TRACKWORK Thursday, October 8 By RON GURNEY Peter Didham-trained Jessie's Rock, Kusuda and Original Gangster all worked in impressive fashion at Awapuni this morning. Fast work was held on either the plough (good) or on the No 1 grass (dead). Jessie's Rock (by Road To Rock), a winner at Awapuni last February, and maiden four-year-old Kusuda (by Tavistock) used the plough, cutting out a strong 1000m in 1.2 even, the last 600 in 36.9. They were supposed to have had a run each at the Foxton trials earlier this week. but missed out when the meeting was abandoned halfway through. Egmont candidates Akela Belle (r65 mile) and Father Lenihan (r74 1400m) were paired over 800m in a bold 49.2, the last 600 in 36.6. Both these horses have continued to work solidly after placing at the Foxton trials last month, and should go well fresh on Saturday. King Cougar (r74 1400m), who will have three-kilo claimer Sam O'Malley aboard on Saturday, and Princess Ani (r65 mile) covered 800m in 51.7, the last 600 in 37.9. Princess Ani, a sister to Heni, ran an eye-catching fourth fresh up at Hastings. Prince Turbo and a Sooboog colt were timed 800m in 52 even, the last 600 in 37.4, while a Road To Rock filly and an Alamosa filly, two more from the Breslin barn, took 53.1 and 37.5. Taranaki Breeders' Stakes prospect Belle Plaisir, who worked boldly in company on Tuesday, galloped alone today, warming up from the 1000m (1.10.6) to complete the final 800m in 52.5, the last 600 in 38.3. She has gone forward in leaps and bounds since her Foxton trial success early last month and subsequent fourth fresh up (1300m) on the first day of the Hawke's Bay carnival. Durham Lad (r65 1200m), a Foxton trial winner last month, also worked alone, coming in the 800m in 54.9, the last 600 in 38.6. He is capable of a nice run fresh up. A Vespa-Silver Penny filly and an Alamosa-She Kin Flyfilly, both trained by Peter Didham, ran 800m in 54.5, the last 600 in 38.7. Busybeingfabulous left 1000m behind in 1.8.7, the last 600 in 39.7, and Kapinos, down to resume in Saturday's r65 1200m, was kept to 1.10.3 and 40.4. He has been placed in two trials since returning to work. Lincoln Lane (by Savabeel), third at the trials last month, and Hurricane Lincoln (by Sacred Falls) covered 800m in 54.3, the last 600 in 40.5. They are with Lisa Latta. On the No 1 grass, Original Gangster, third at the Foxton trials last month, sped over 1000m in 59.8, the last 600 in 35.1. He has come to hand well. A Vespa-Wyban Angel filly ran 800m in 51.6, the last 600 in 38.8, and Showshanelle, in Saturday's r65 mile, came up with 52.9 and 39.5. Her last-start Woodville failure is best forgotten.
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Proisir four-year-old mare Belle Plaisir earned plenty of admirers for Saturday's Taranaki Breeders' Stakes at Hawera when she galloped at Awapuni this morning.

06 October 2020
Lindsey White
Proisir four-year-old mare Belle Plaisir earned plenty of admirers for Saturday's Taranaki Breeders' Stakes at Hawera when she galloped at Awapuni this morning. Fast work took place on the plough (good) and on the No 1 grass (dead-slow). Belle Plaisir, trained by Lucy Tanner, used the plough and had Mark Oulgahan-trained Carlingford Bay for a partner over a smart 1000m in 1.1.9, the last 600 in 36.1. Belle Plaisir won a Foxton trial (1000m) early last month then ran an improver's fourth on the first day at Hastings (r72 1300m) behind race winner Lincoln Hills. She has trained on nicely for Saturday's $70,000 fillies and mares' weight-for-age 1400m, and will be ridden by Kozzi Asano. Meanwhile, Carlingford Bay (by Atlante) was a maiden winner at Otaki in March and is coming to hand well. His stablemates Semper Magico and Don't Know Jakk lost no kudos this morning with their 1000m in 1.3.7, the last 600 in 36.6. Both horses have been working solidly and are close to making a fresh start on race-day. Kellys Inspiration and Sir Nate were paired over 800m in 49.9, the last 600 in 36.3, while their stablemates Father Lenihan and The Rippa came up with 50 even and 37.7. Akela Belle and Jenever, two more from the stable of Lisa Latta, went together over 800m in 51.3, the last 600 in 37.8, while Bella Sorella and Vedette Rouge clocked 52.8 and 38.8. King Cougar and Princess Ani were on terms throughout 1000m in 1.4.6, the last 600 in 38.2, followed soon after by maidens Nellie Jean and Ha'penny Bridge in 1.6.1 and 38.2. Floral Art, who drops down to r74 competition at Woodville on Thursday, worked alone over 1000m in 1.7.8, the last 600 in 38.4, while Flying Surf and Voralto, two more heading to Woodville, took 1.8.3 and 38.1. Rock Island Line and Free To Shine ended with 38.9. De Gaulle and a Darci Brahma filly were at a good clip early over 1000m in 1.4.5, but eased over the concluding stages to finish with 600m in 39.5. Victorem and un-raced stablemates Arklow (by Power) and Sasha (by Redwood) went together over 1000m in 1.8.2, the last 600 in 39.4, all hoping for a start at Woodville. Arklow has won two trials. Chillax 'n' Chase and Sybarite left 1000m behind in 1.9 even, the last 600 in 39 even, and Busybeingfabulous went alone in 1.9.6 and 39.1. Piri Piri Pete, who should break through at Woodville, and Prince Turbo did a quiet round and a half together before galloping 800m in 53.5, the last 600 in 39.6. Woodville entrants Lincoln Fury and un-raced Dalghar filly Gaelic Spirit ran 800m in 53.7, the last 600 in 40.2. Gaelic Spirit has been working solidly. West Coast galloped alone over 1000m in 1.8.7, the last 600 in 40.2, and an Echoes Of Heaven mare, also trained by Mark Oulaghan, took 1.7.7 and 40.1. Lisa Latta-trained stablemates Flickering Shadow and Woodville nominee Brazen Blue (by Brazen Beau) ran 800m in 54.8, the last 600 in 40.4, while Lincoln's Kruz and a Shocking gelding posted 55.1 and 40.5. Fully Charged had trainer Marieke Simons aboard over 800m in 55.2, the last 600 in 40.7, and this mare has not raced since winning fresh up at Awapuni in August. Former southerner Far Site, now with Peter Didham, ended 800m with 600 in 40 even. He resumed at Woodville recently with a fair run and looks a big improver back there on Thursday. On the No 1 grass, where some good times were recorded, Khalfani and Spijker sped over 800m in 48.5, the last 600 in 36.8. Not to be denied, Atenartin and Showshanelle went just as boldly with 800m in 48.8 and 36.6. Their stablemate Venato (by Jimmy Choux) warmed up from the 800m to run home the last 600 in 36.8. He has placed twice in recent trials and could debut at Woodville on a good note. Kapinos and Rukita continued their solid progress with 1000m in 1.1.7, the last 600 in 37.1, and Glide Queen, another working well, did 800m in 50.8 and 37.7. Durham Lad, who won a Foxton trial early last month, cruised over 800m in 50.6, the last 600 in 38.2, and Jugador clocked 52.1 and 38.8. Derecho covered 800m in 52.3, the last 600 in 39.1, and his stablemate Barossa, fourth fresh up at Woodville a few weeks ago, recorded 54.6 and 39.6. He could go one better this week. Canucia and Bradman were not after time over 1000m in 1.10.2, the last 600 in 42.2.
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Two maidens trained by Mike Breslin stole the show in training at Awapuni this morning.

01 October 2020
Lindsey White
AWAPUNI TRACKWORK Thursday, October 1 By RON GURNEY Two maidens trained by Mike Breslin stole the show in training at Awapuni this morning. Fast work took place on the plough (good) and on the heavy No 1 grass. Sequoia Dawn and an Alamosa-Dancing Diva filly used the plough and sped over 800m in 48.7, the last 600 in 35.6. Sequoia Dawn finished third in a Foxton trial in June and was unplaced in two races at Wanganui in July before being freshened up again. She is coming to hand well, as this latest track gallop suggests. Lincoln's Gal, who has not raced since Waitangi Day, had a Dalghar filly alongside over 1000m in 1.8.8, the last 600 in 36.6, while Hypatia and a Road To Rock filly went 800m in 51.7 and 36.9. Kapinos, placed in two trials last month, covered 1000m in a nice 1.4.1, the last 600 in 37.5, and she has been freshened again since resuming at Wanganui (unplaced) in June. Passione and un-raced Per Incanto filly Charms Star, unplaced at the Foxton trials last week, ran 800m in 51.7, the last 600 in 37.3, while their stablemates Akela Belle and Hasler Lad recorded 52.3 and 37.3. Dual Foxton trial winner Arklow (by Power) and un-raced Redwood filly Sasha were paired over 1000m in 1.5.8, the last 600 in 38.2. Sasha was placed at the trials last month, and both horses are trained by Anne Herbert. Kamanda Lincoln, in Saturday's r74 mile at Hastings, worked alone over 1000m in 1.6.4, the last 600 in 38.2, and recent Foxton trial winner Victorem posted 1.7.3 and 38.1. Sir Nate and Kellys Inspiration were on terms throughout 800m in 52.7, the last 600 in 38.3, while un-raced four-year-old Hurricane Lincoln (by Sacred Falls) and a gelding by Shocking took 54 even and 39.3. They are all with Lisa Latta. Putorino (by Savabeel), placed at the Foxton trials last week, and Kerala (by Road To Rock) covered 1000m in 1.10.4, the last 600 in 39.4. They are un-raced four-year-old geldings trained by Roydon Bergerson. Lincoln Hanover and last-start Otaki winner Sir Beets matched strides over 800m in 55.3, the last 600 in 40.4, while their stablemates Lincoln Green and Quatromosa clocked 55.5 and 40.5. On the No 1 grass, Voralto and Piri Piri Pete cruised over 1000m in 1.7 even, the last 600 in 38.6, and their stablemates Princess Ani and Khalfani came up with 1.10.9 and 38.7. Londonderry Air left 1000m behind in 1.8.8, the last 600 in 40.4, and Derecho followed straight after with 800m in 55 even and 40.9. Des De Jeu, who fell on the flat in the Hawke's Bay Steeples last start, worked over 1200m, being timed from the 1000m in 1.12 even, the last 600 in 41.7. Glide Queen, placed in two trials since returning from a long spell, was not after time either over 1000m in 1.12.3, the last 600 in 41.2, and West Coast ended with 45.2.
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Shadows Cast continued his spring build-up with another solid trial at Awapuni this morning.

29 September 2020
Lindsey White
AWAPUNI TRACKWORK Tuesday, September 29 By RON GURNEY Shadows Cast continued his spring build-up with another solid trial at Awapuni this morning. Fast work took place on the plough (good) amid very strong winds. One gallop was recorded on the heavy course proper. Shadows Cast used the plough and had stable apprentice Maria Sanson in the saddle over 1000m in 1.9.4, sprinting home the last 600 in 36.4. The Per Incanto gelding did not disgrace himself in the Tarzino Trophy (1400m) two weeks ago, finishing just over four lengths from the winner after travelling three wide with cover. A good draw in the Windsor Park Plate (1600m) this Saturday could see him go one better than a fifth placing in the same race 12 months ago. Lincoln Star and The Great Guru were paired over 800m in 51.2, the last 600 in 37.5, while their stablemates Bella Sorella and Jenever came up with 51.9 and 37.4. Just Fabulous and Bradman (by Pins) were on terms throughout 1000m in 1.4.8, the last 600 in 38.1, and Bradman (by Pins), who won a Foxton trial (1000m) three weeks ago, holds a nomination for the 2000 Guineas in November. Lincoln Town (by Tavistock) and Rex Royale covered 1000m in 1.5.1, the last 600 in 38.4, followed soon after by their stablemates Lincoln Lane (by Savabeel) and a Zacinto gelding in 1.6.7 and 38.3. Blue On Black, who has won two Foxton trials recently over 1000m and 1200m respectively, ran 1000m in 1.6.8, the last 600 in 38.9, and he holds a nomination for the Livamol Classic at Hastings on October 17. Kapinos worked alone as well, completing 800m in 53.7, the last 600 in 39.4. He has been placed in two Foxton trials this preparation, and will resume shortly. Rukita and un-raced Tavistock filly Town Cryer were sent 1000m in 1.9.8, the last 600 in 40.3, and Rock With Choux went alone in 1.10.8 and 40.9. High Power sprinted 600m in 41 even. On the course proper, Kamanda Lincoln and The Rippa went together over 1000m, being timed from the 800m in 54.2, the last 600 in 40.5.
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Road To Rock mare Floral Art was one of only a handful of horses to gallop at Awapuni this morning, but she really impressed.

24 September 2020
Lindsey White
AWAPUNI TRACKWORK Thursday, September 24 By RON GURNEY Road To Rock mare Floral Art was one of only a handful of horses to gallop at Awapuni this morning, but she really impressed. Fast work was held on either the No 1 grass (heavy), the plough (slushy) or the sand (good). Floral Art used the No 1 grass and sped over 800m in 50.3, the last 600 in 37.7, in conditions she loves. The open 1800m at New Plymouth on Saturday looked an ideal stepping stone, but she ended up fifth on the ballot, with a barrier draw of one from the outside. Take no notice of her form-line, which includes two disappointing races in the South Island, and she was unsuited by the holding ground at Hawera (slow-9) last start. A Jimmy Choux four-year-old, who finished third at the Foxton trials (1000m) two weeks ago, ran 800m in 54.4, the last 600 in 40.2. He is trained by Matthew Eales. The gelding's stablemate Durham Lad, who won a Foxton trial (1000m) the same day, covered 800m in an easy 56.9, the last 600 in 41 even. Un-raced Rip Van Winkle four-year-old Wotaripper, trained by Lisa Latta, recorded 56 even and 41.8, and he won a Foxton trial (1000m) back in January very impressively. On the plough, maiden five-year-old Lincoln Hanover (by Showcasing) and un-raced four-year-old mare Trennery (by Per Incanto) sprinted 600m in 41.1. They are with Lisa Latta. Lincoln Hanover has not raced since January, but in 11 starts so far has recorded five seconds, three thirds and a fourth. On the sand, New Plymouth acceptor Flying Surf (r65 1400m) and an un-raced Sooboog colt warmed up from the 800m (56.6) to run home the last 600 in 38.4.
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Semper Magico and stablemate Don't Know Jakk turned up the heat in training at Awapuni this morning.

22 September 2020
Lindsey White
AWAPUNI TRACKWORK Tuesday, September 22 By RON GURNEY Semper Magico and stablemate Don't Know Jakk turned up the heat in training at Awapuni this morning. Fast work was held on either the plough (good) or the heavy No 1 grass. Semper Magico and Don't Know Jakk used the plough and gathered speed from the 1000m to complete the final 800m in 48.3, the last 600 in 35.6. Trainer Mark Oulaghan is taking his time with both horses, who had a run around at the Foxton trials two weeks ago. Semper Magico, in particular, has been working impressively. David Hayes-trained Shez Gonna Getcha and a Charm Spirit maiden stablemate caught the eye over 1000m in a very smart 1.1.9, the last 600 in 36.9. The Charm Spirit maiden won a jump-out at Levin (850m) last week. Maidstone Park and Rex Royale were on terms throughout 1000m in 1.2.5, the last 600 in 37.1, and last-start Taupo winner Obrigado, in at Woodville on Thursday (r74 2200m), did a quiet round and a half before galloping 800m in 50 seconds even, the last 600 in 37.3. Amosia had a Dalghar filly for company over 800m in 50.8, the last 600 in 37 even, while Flickering Shadow and a Brazen Beau filly, two more from the Lisa Latta barn, took 53.3 and 37.7. Prince Turbo, with Leah Hemi in the saddle, worked alone over a quiet round and a half before galloping 800m in 56.3, the last 600 in 37.8. He is entered for Woodville (r65 mile). Floral Art was sent 800m in 52.9, the last 600 in 38.8, while an Ocean Park filly and a Darci Brahma filly, both trained by Jeff Lynds, sprinted 600m in 38.1. Canucia and Tiro, both heading to Woodville, covered 1000m, the last 600 in 38.6, and Young Squire sprinted 600m twice, the second time in 38.3. Rock With Choux, who has made steady progress in training and at the trials, ran 1000m in 1.7.9, the last 600 in 39.6, while The Great Guru and Theliteheavyweight went together in 1.9.1 and 39.8. Nellie Jean, unplaced fresh up, was timed 800m in 52.7, the last 600 in 39.1, followed soon after by Sir Brig O'Doon, trained by Nicky Goss, and Nighttronic (Marieke Simons), who ended with 39.9. All three were nominated for Woodville. Bradman (mdn 3yo 1200m) and Just Fabulous matched strides over a steady 800m in 55.8, the last 600 in 41.6, and former southerner Far Site (r65 1200m) sprinted 600m in 41.9. She is now with Peter Didham. On the No 1 grass, Carlingford Bay and Fabiola, both trained by Mark Oulaghan, were paired over a nice 1000m in 1.4.7, the last 600 in 38 even. Spijker, who takes solid form to Woodville (mdn mile), and Piri Piri Pete ran 1000m in 1.6.5, the last 600 in 38.2, and their stablemates Khalfani and Sequoia Dawn came up with 1.9.6 and 38.6. Last-start Egmont winner Showshanelle worked alone over 1000m in 1.5.9, the last 600 in 39.2, and a repeat success at Woodville (r65 mile) would not surprise. Her stablemate Derecho (mdn 2200m) left 800m behind in 52.7, the last 600 in 39. while Atenartin and Barossa, two more trained by Matthew Eales heading to Woodville, went together in 52.8 and 39.3. Jugador cruised over 800m in 54.8, the last 600 in 40.5, and Glide Queen posted 55 even and 40.6. Chillax 'n' Chase took 55.5 and 41.7. Master Fin was timed 1000m in 1.11 even, the last 600 in 41.6.
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