By RON GURNEY
Bradman and Reign It In lifted their game another notch when galloping together at Awapuni this morning.
Fast work was held on the plough (good) or against the fence on the No 1 grass (slow).
Bradman, second at the Foxton trials last week, and Reign It In used the plough and covered 1000m in 1.6.8, coming the final 800m in 50.4, the last 600 in 36.5. The Roydon Bergerson-trained duo are poised for a rewarding season.
House Of Cartier did nice work on her own over 1000m in 1.6.5, the last 600 in 36.6, and her stablemate Excelleration sprinted 600m in 36.8.
Champers and un-raced four-year-old mare British Royalty (by Vespa) were paired over 1000m in 1.7.4, coming the final 800m in 51.1, the last 600 in 36.7.
Their stablemates Frankenstein, unplaced on debut a few weeks ago, and un-raced four-year-old Big Franck (by Teofilo) caught the eye with 1.7.2 and 36.5.
Colorado Star and Parisian Poppy were on terms throughout 800m in 51.7, the last 600 in 37 seconds even, and Irish Prayer went alone in 51.3 and 37.6.
Top galloper Shadows Cast was timed 1000m in 1.8.4, the last 600 in 38.9, while Kapinos and Wakari went 800m together in 51.1 and 38.7.
Hungry (by Alamosa) and un-raced four-year-old Nun So Bad (by Dial A Prayer) left 800m behind in 52.7, the last 600 in 38.5, and Floral Art, nominated for Taranaki on Saturday (r74 2000m), did a quiet round and a half before galloping 800m in 53 even and 38.3.
Kusuda, who was entered for the interprovincial race (r82 mile), did similar work, coming the last 600 in 38.4.
A Pins-Sandally filly and a Niagara-Bidthemobgooday gelding, both trained by Mark Oulaghan, ran 1000m in 1.9.9, the last 600 in 39.6, while a Showcasing maiden and a Per Incanto maiden, both trained by Ashley Meadows, clocked 1.12.3 and 39.3.
Sindacato, who shows tremendous promise, ran 800m in 54.2, the last 600 in 40.8. He looks in for a good season.
A Ghibellines- Shylo four-year-old maiden with Matthew Eales sprinted 600m in 40.1, while a maiden by Iffraaj and a maiden by The Bold One, two more with Ashley Meadows, took 41.6.
Raffle (by Per Incanto) who left a last impression winning on debut in March, had un-raced filly Better Days (by Preferment) for a partner over 800m in 59.3, the last 600 in 41.8, and two Vespa geldings trained by Roydon Bergerson sprinted 600m in 41.7.
Last-start maiden winner Te Awe Awe was let off with 800m in 58.8, the last 600 in 42.3, and stablemate Angelina Jay ended with a quiet 46.7.
On the No 1 grass, Atenartin, in at Taranaki (r65 1200m), and Showshanelle took the honours with 800m in 51.1, the last 600 in 38.5, and Atenartin is close to winning form.
Berry The Cash (MAAT 1880m) and Master Fin (r74 2000m) gathered speed from the 1000m to run home the final 800m in 53.1, the last 600 in 39.7. Master Fin is also nominated for the maiden hurdle at Rotorua on Sunday. Durham Lad, holding his form well, sprinted 600m in 40.9.
Dal Kilchoan worked over 1600m and covered the final 1000m in 1.9 even, the last 600 in 40.5, while stablemate West Coast did similar work, finishing with 1.9.7 and 41.3. They hold nominations for the open steeple at Rotorua.
Busybeingfabulous completed 1000m in 1.9.4 and 40.6, and Venato was not asked for his best over 800m in 56.2, the last 600 in 41.9.
La Jungles, in the maiden steeple at Rotorua, worked over a mile, recording 57.5 for the final 800m, the last 600 in 43.1.