IN Our Horses
Bergerson quartet marking time nicely
By RON GURNEY | June 30, 2022

Queen Of Spades and stablemate Sweetjineen took the honours during a quiet gallop session at Awapuni this morning.

Fast work was held on the soft course proper, but fog prevented the timing of several trials.

Queen Of Spades and Sweetjineen were paired over 800m in 52.4, the last 600 in 39.5, and looked very comfortable at the finish.

Stormcast and Timberlake, two more from the Bergerson barn, were sent 1000m in 1.14.1, the last 600 in 40.7, and all four could be heading to Hawera on Sunday week.

Unraced three-year-old gelding Showbastian Coe (Showcasing-Siza Moya), who has won two jump-outs, went with a Vespa filly over 800m in 56.1, the last 600 in 40.6. They are with Mike Breslin.

Hawke's Bay runner Durham Lad (open 1200m) worked alone over a quiet 800m in 59.7, the last 600 in 43.2.

He galloped very well on Tuesday and, as the last-start winner of the Autumn Sprint Championship Final (1200m) at Trentham, should not be overlooked in the small field on Saturday with 3kg claimer Faye Lazet in the saddle again.