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Up-and-comer Kelly Coe in impressive form
Up-and-comer Kelly Coe in impressive form
By RON GURNEY | January 04, 2022

Kelly Coe is at the top of her game, judging by a first-class trial at Awapuni this morning.

All fast work was on the plough (good), where some very smart times were recorded throughout the session.

Kelly Coe galloped with stablemate Meglio Di Falcrest, and the pair were on terms throughout 1000m in 1.1.9, coming the final 800m in 48.3, the last 600 in 36.2, which was outstanding work.

Kelly Coe won a trial at Woodville in November and since then has put three in a row together on race-day, all at Awapuni. She will attempt to extend that record on Saturday (open mile).

Meglio Di Falcrest, who has not raced since a successful innings last autumn, earned plenty of admirers for her up-coming preparation.

Glide Queen worked alone, and skipped over 1000m in 1.4.4, with the final 800m taking 48.4, the last 600 in 36.3. She is mixing her form, but is not finished winning races just yet.

Last-start winner Kapinos and Reign It In covered 1000m together in 1.2.5, coming the final 800m in 48.8, the last 600 in 36.4. They are winning prospects again.

My Father's Gun, who is also in fine order, ran 1000m in 1.6.8, increasing the tempo as he went to finish with 800m in 49.8, the last 600 in 36.1. He would love some give in the ground.

So would Parisian Poppy, who galloped with stablemate Dedoje over 800m in 50.5, the last 600 in 36.8, while Balalaika and Barzetti recorded 52.3 and 37.5.

Colorado Star and Flying Surf were paired over 1000m in 1.3.7, clocking 50 seconds exactly for the final 800m, the last 600 in 37.5. Colorado Star (open mile) might be tried over ground sooner or later.

Champers worked alone over 1000m in 1.4.5, coming the final 800m in 50.5, the last 600 in 37.8. Her form is mixed because of contrasting track conditions.

Wild Moose, who is nominated for the Thorndon Mile at Trentham on Saturday fortnight, had Father Lenihan for a partner over 1000m in 1.6.2, and were timed the final 800m in 51.3, the last 600 in 38.3.

Putorino left 1000m behind in 1.8 even, the last 600 in 39.1, while Platinum Eagle (by Free Eagle) and Platinum Rain (by Kermadec) took 1.8.6 and 39.8. Both horses were unplaced over Christmas-New Year.

House Of Cartier (Marton Cup) was not chasing time over 1000m in 1.9.1, the last 600 in 39.7, while unraced four-year-old Hikon (by Ghibellines) and a Dalghar-Porotene Chance three-year-old, both trained by Roydon Bergerson, went 800m in 53.1, the last 600 in 39.1. The Dalghar maiden won a Foxton trial last month.