IN Our Horses
Bergerson quartet appreciate give in the ground
By RON GURNEY | May 10, 2022

Queen Of Spades, Sweetjineen, Putorino and Stormcast, all trained by Roydon Bergerson, galloped in bold fashion at Awapuni this morning.

Fast work was held on the course proper after 8mm of rain over-night, and times were good.

Queen Of Spades and Sweetjineen were paired over 1000m in 1.7.3, the last 600 in 36.2, while their stablemates Putorino and Stormcast recorded 1.7.8 and 36.3.

Queen Of Spades won a Foxton trial last month before placing second when resuming at Hawera two weeks later. Her sole success so far was on a heavy track last October.

Maiden filly Sweetjineen won a Foxton jump-out (850m) two weeks ago and looks ready to go well fresh.

Putorino is in good form, while Stormcast has been building nicely at the trials and jump-outs. They are both in at Hawera on Saturday.

Hillcrest Road and unraced stablemate Waiirua Lad (by Complacent), both placed at the trials last month, caught the eye with 800m in 49.3, the last 600 in 35.9.

Wotaripper covered 1000m on his own in 1.8.8, the last 600 in 36.5, while Pleasure and two-year-old filly Kana (by Tivaci) went 800m in 55.1, the last 600 in 36.2.

Kelly Coe and Meglio Di Falcrest ended 1000m with 600 in 36.3, followed by Raffle and Colorado Star, who came up with 36.7.

Nod Of The Head had Chikira Lass for a partner over 1000m in 1.8.5, the last 600 in 37 seconds even, while Lincoln Star and Jokerman worked away more quietly from the 1000m (1.14.3), but ran the last 600 in 37.9.

Son Of Thunder and Princess Ani were sent 1000m, but only timed the last 600 in 37.5, and Manifique, an impressive eight-length maiden winner at Woodville last start, ended with 37.8.

Valhalla Rising and unraced Blackcomb (by Telperion) were at a good clip early over 1000m in 1.5.5, but eased to run the last 600 in 38.3, while Kusuda and Far Site took 1.7.6 and 38.1.

A Zed-Mayday Jones mare trained by Mark Oulaghan, clocked 1.10.6 for 1000m, the last 600 in 38.9, while St Nancy and Morus also gathered speed from the 1000m (1.14.3) to run home in 38.1.

Dedoje and Cholula were given an easy 1000m in 1.13, the last 600 in 39.2, as were Nobellem, trained by Nikki Hurdle, and Cavani (Peter Didham), who went together in 40 seconds even.

Night Roca, second at the Foxton trials last month, and Lincoln Lover, fifth on debut, ran 1000m in 1.15.3, the last 600 in 41.1, and Tweedledee ended with 41.6.