Awapuni Trackwork

Hawke's Bay entrants Rock Island Line and Port Lincoln both hinted at a form reversal on Saturday when they worked impressively together at Awapuni this morning.

27 June 2019
Deanna Carr
AWAPUNI TRACKWORK Thursday, June 27 By RON GURNEY Hawke's Bay entrants Rock Island Line and Port Lincoln both hinted at a form reversal on Saturday when they worked impressively together at Awapuni this morning. The majority of fast work was on the plough (good), with a couple of gallops recorded on the No 1 grass (slow). Rock Island Line, one of three horses trainer Lisa Latta will line up in the r72 1400m, and Port Lincoln (mdn 1400m) used the plough and were at a strong clip from the 800m in 48.1, the last 600 in 35.9. After two solid trial placings in April, Rock Island Line has had two unplaced runs on raceday on heavy tracks, and may appreciate the better conditions on offer at Hastings. Port Lincoln, who resumed on Queen's Birthday weekend earlier this month, looks a huge improver, but is balloted out on Saturday. Top mare Heni, who will resume shortly, had stable apprentice Danielle Hirini aboard over 800m in 48.6, the last 600 in 35.4. Voralto (by Sacred Falls), unplaced on debut in March, and a Rubick gelding, both trained by Mike Breslin, ran 800m in 49.6, the last 600 in 36.4, and their stablemate Obrigado came up with 50.6 and 36.2. Young Squire (by Alamosa), who was placed once in two starts during the summer, covered 800m in 51.5, the last 600 in 37.4. He is with Mike Breslin, who also trains the half-brother Weare Rocking (by Road To Rock). A Pierro gelding from the same stable was timed 800m in 51.9, the last 600 in 38.4, while Passing Glance and a Super Easy filly, both with Lisa Latta, ran 1000m in 1.9.1 and 39 even. Father Lenihan, in Saturday's r72 1400m, was kept to 1000m in 1.15.2, the last 600 in 40 even. He will appreciate the better track conditions on offer at Hastings. His stablemate Almo Street (r65 1400m) was not after time either over an easy 800m, the last 600 in 43.6. On the No 1 grass, Yin Dragon and Keep It Savvy were paired over 800m in 49.9, the last 600 in 36.9, while their stablemates Akela Belle and The Great Guru went 1000m in 1.6.6 and 37 even. Akela Belle tackles Saturday's r65 2200m, and was a winner over 2100m at Hastings on New Year's Day. She won a maiden 2200m at Waipukurau the start before. The Great Guru reverts to jumping in the Hawke's Bay Hurdle after a second placing on the flat (2100m) at Otaki last start. He has won only one race over hurdles.
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