Awapuni Trackwork

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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