Awapuni Trackwork

Princess Amelie and Lincoln Hills were paired in an eye-catching final trial for Boxing Day when they galloped at Awapuni this morning.

24 December 2019
Deanna Carr
Princess Amelie and Lincoln Hills were paired in an eye-catching final trial for Boxing Day when they galloped at Awapuni this morning. All fast work was held on the plough (good), where Princess Amelie and Lincoln Hills stuck together over 800m in 47.7, the last 600 in 35.4. Princess Amelie was a fine third in the Stewards' Handicap at Riccarton two starts ago, but was unsuited by a good track in the Levin Stakes last time out. She'll get the sting out of the ground for the r82 1200m on Thursday. Lincoln Hills (dual acceptor) keeps chipping away on raceday while following up good, solid track gallops. Johnny Lincoln, in the same boat, and Akela Belle, rivals in the r72 2100m, gathered speed from the 1000m to be timed the final 800m n 48 even, the last 600 in 35.9. Akela Belle is ready to pay a dividend again. Red Rufus, in at Taranaki on Friday with blinkers on, and Den Bosch covered 800m in 48.5, the last 600 in 36.2, and Desert Magic went alone in 48.6 and 36.3. Khalfani, a big improver for Boxing Day (mdn 1400m), and race rival Flying Surf were on terms throughout 800m in 49.1, the last 600 in 36.6. Flickering Shadow (mdn 3yo 1200m) and Platinum Rapper matched strides over 800m in 50 even, the last 600 in 36.6, and Original Gangster (r65 1550m) sprinted 600m in 36.7. He will wear blinkers on Thursday. His race rival My Father's Gun, who will have blinkers removed, cut out a nice 1000m in 1.5.3, the last 600 in 37.1, while Blue On Black and Queen Kamada went together in 1.5.6 and 37.4. Lincoln Hanover (mdn 1400m), who is knocking on the door, had Platinum Wild Card (r65 1550m) for a partner over 800m in 49.2, the last 600 in 37.2. Their stablemates Father Lenihan (Summer Cup) and Lincoln's Kruz breezed over 800m in 49.8, the last 600 in 37.5. Father Lenihan could lead a handful of rivals a merry chase. Jessie's Rock (by Road To Rock), who debuts on Boxing Day (mdn 1400m), for trainer Peter Didham, sprinted 600m in 37.5. He is a half-brother to Jessiegee. Last-start winner He's Done A Runner (r65 1200m) and stablemate Princess Ani (mdn 3yo 1200m) were timed 800m in 52 even, the last 600 in 38.5. Princess Ani is a sister to top mare Heni, and has been working well. Obrigado (r72 2100m) left 800m behind in 52 even, the last 600 in 38.7, while stablemates Voralto (by Sacred Falls) and an Alamosa filly recorded 53.3 and 38.8. Casino El Jay did a quiet round and a half then picked up un-raced Vespa filly Parisian Poppy to sprint home 600m in 38.3. Veloce (r65 15500m), who could,be having her last race on Boxing Day (r65 1550m), ran 800m in 56.5, the last 600 in 38.9. Summer Cup chance Jessiegee and Sweepstake (r82 1200m) were kept to 800m in 53.1, the last 600 in 39.2, and their stablemates, a Rubick gelding and a Pierro gelding, clocked 53.3 and 39.2. A Super Easy gelding trained by Mark Oulaghan covered 800m in 53.8, the last 600 in 39.3, and un-raced Vespa's Diva (by Vespa), trained by Anne Herbert, went 55.4 and 40.3. Un-raced mare Jakkabella (by Jakkalberry), trained by Mark Oulaghan, did a quiet round (1400m) then galloped 1000m in 1.8.9, the last 600 in 40.1. Kapinos, who won on Eulogy Stakes day last start, was kept to 800m in 56.8, the last 600 in 41.1, and Rock With Choux, in on Boxing Day (r65 1550m), was let off with 1000m in 1.11.9 and 42.6. Just Fabulous, another winner on Eulogy Stakes day, ended with 600m in an easy 43.7, and Ozil, second to Just Fabulous that day, took 43 even.
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