Awapuni Trackwork

Last-start Waipukurau maiden winner Durham Lad earned plenty of admirers for the Manawatu meeting on Saturday when he worked in great style at Awapuni this morning.

19 December 2019
Deanna Carr
AWAPUNI TRACKWORK Thursday, December 19 By RON GURNEY Last-start Waipukurau maiden winner Durham Lad earned plenty of admirers for the Manawatu meeting on Saturday when he worked in great style at Awapuni this morning. Fast work took place on the No 1 grass and on the plough (good). Durham Lad used the No 1 grass and skipped over 1000m in 1.6.9, the last 600 in 38 even. He has taken another step forward since Waipukurau and tackles the 3yo 1400m at his home track this week, with Chris Johnson again the rider. Time honours on the grass went to staying mare Red Red Robin, trained by David Hayes, and she cut out 1000m in 1.4 even, the last 600 in 36.7. Her maiden stablemate Shez Gonna Getcha, back from injury, covered 800m in 50.3, the last 600 in 37 even. Prosecco, in Saturday's r82 mile, had Leah Hemi aboard over 800m in 51.1, the last 600 in 38.3. She finished second in r72 grade at Trentham last start. Salamanca and Khalfani were paired over 800m in 51.1, the last 600 in 38.4, and Salamanca drops in grade (r72 1200m) on Saturday with apprentice Jordan Bassett claiming 4kg. Manawatu Cup acceptor Hank Moody worked alone post-to-post (1400m), being timed from the 1000m in 1.7 even, the last 600 in 39.3. He could run a cheeky race, with in-form Kozzi Asano picking up the ride His stablemate Arturo (r72 1200m), who worked impressively in company on Tuesday, ran 800m in an even 54.3, the last 600 in 39.7. He can make amends for a disappointing run last start. Challenge Stakes runner Heni, another to work boldly on Tuesday, was kept to 800m in 53.6, the last 600 in 40 even. Dylan Turner rides her for the first time. Du'blues (r65 1400m) was not after time over 800m in 55 even, the last 600 in 40.8, and neither was race rival Ritzy Sparkle (wide draw) in 44 seconds for the last 600 of 800m. On the plough, Lincoln Green and Akela Belle recorded the best time with 800m in 49.2, the last 600 in 36.8. Manawatu entrants Platinum Dubai (2yo 1100m) and Kellys Inspiration (3yo 1400m) went 800m together in 49.9, the last 600 in 37.2, and Platinum Dubai will have blinkers on for the first time. Last-start Trentham winner Lincoln Raider (r82 mile) left 800m behind in 51.3, the last 600 in 38.1, and Opie Bosson, who won on the horse this time last year, picks up the ride. Maidstone Park and a Zed gelding stablemate ran 800m in 51.1, the last 600 in 38.4, while Manawatu runners Platinum Invador (Cup) and Platinum Spirit (r65 2300m) clocked 52.9 and 39.2. Platinum Invador is a big chance off the minimum again.
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