IN Our Horses
Bradman And Charlotte's Way In Fine Fettle
By RON GURNEY | April 02, 2024

Bradman and Charlotte's Way are ready for pending engagements at Trentham this week judging by their semi-final gallop at Awapuni this morning.

Fast work was held on the synthetic track or on the plough (good).

Bradman and Charlotte's Way used the synthetic track and were paired over 1000m in 1.2.6, the last 600 in 36.2, and could have gone quicker.

Bradman did not pay a dividend at Trentham last start, but can set the record straight this Saturday.

Charlotte's Way, who has two wins and four placings from 11 starts, went down narrowly when resuming at Wanganui in mid-February and appears to have trained on strongly (r75 1200m).

Lightly raced five-year-old Tivaci's Joy covered 1000m in 1.9.2, the last 600 in 37.5, and looks ready to put first points on the board.

Last-start Tauranga winner Papa Surf and Showbastian Coe went together over 1000m in 1.7.6, the last 600 in 38.6, while Chantilly Lace and stablemate Phats (by Embellish) took 1.7.7 and 38.7.

Fashion Icon, who resumes on Saturday, and Glorafilia left 800m behind in 52.5, the last 600 in 38.8, followed by Opawa Jack and an Ocean Park-Dubai Belle two-year-old in 54 seconds even and 38.7.

Asahi was ahead of Nadheema at the finish of an even 1000m in 1.8.4, the last 600 in 40.7.

On the plough, Miss Rosie and Rosemary Fizz, both trained by Mark Oulaghan, caught the eye with their bold 1000m in 1.5.1, the last 600 in 35.9. They are working well.

Miyazawa, trained by Peter Didham, and Cheval de Foudre (Jeff Lynds) were partners over 1000m in a solid 1000m in 1.2.7, the last 600 in 36.3.

Last year's Grand National winners West Coast and Berry The Cash were locked together over 1000m in 1.3.6, the last 600 in 36.7. They continue to work impressively.

Kelly Coe had trainer Ashley Meadows aboard over 1000m in 1.5.8, the last 600 in 37.4, while Danjuro and Ruffhouse Rosie clocked 1.8.4 and 37.3.

Semper Magico, who has amassed over $174,000 in stakes this season, worked alone over 1000m, being timed his final 800m in 49.4, the last 600 in 37.5.

Lincoln's Kruz worked on his own as well and came up with 1.5.4 for 1000m, the last 600 in 38 seconds even.

Super Flash and Dal Kilchoan were timed 1000m in 1.7.7, the last 600 in 38.6, while Hungry and Hot Dip posted 1.8.8 and 38.4.

Gum Basher gathered speed from the 1000m (1.16.2) to run home the last 600 in 39.3, with Pepeha and Donnybrook restricted to 1.11.1 and 41.1.