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Bradman ready to hit the winning run
By RON GURNEY | May 12, 2022

Bradman and Odysseus, race rivals at Hawera on Saturday, both worked boldly in separate gallops at Awapuni this morning.

Semper Magico, Platinum Bordeaux and former northerner Timberlake, none of whom are engaged this week, also figured prominently.

Fast work was on the outside of the course proper or on the plough.

Bradman (r65 1400m), well overdue a return to the winners' circle, used the course proper and had Timberlake for a partner over 1000m in 1.7.9, the last 600 in 37.2.

Bradman has put just one win on the board from his 22 starts so far, but has paid a place dividend on 12 further occasions.

Timberlake (by Redwood), who has won three from 11, was formerly in the Byerley Park stable of Peter and Dawn Williams, but is now with Roydon Bergerson.

Odysseus, resuming on Saturday, had his trainer Stephen Beatson aboard over 1000m in 1.7.5, the last 600 in 37.5, and the gelding has not raced since Christmas-New Year.

Semper Magico worked alone over 1000m in 1.7.4, the last 600 in 37.3, as did Platinum Bordeaux, who clocked 1.7.6 and 37.7. Sea Monarch and unraced two-year-old filly Sanperion (by Telperion) ran 800m in 51 even, the last 600 in 37.4.

Hawera runners Putorino (r74 mile) and Stormcast (mdn 1400m No 1) were paired over 1000m in 1.8.1, the last 600 in 38 seconds even. Their stablemates Queen Of Spades (2&3yo 1200m) and Sweetjineen ended with

38 even as well.

Far Site (open 1400m) gathered speed from the 1000m (1.13.2) to run home his last 600 in 38.1, and race rival Nod Of The Head recorded 38.4.

Kusuda (r74 mile), in similar work, clocked 1.15.2, the last 600 in 39.7, while Lincoln Star (open 2100m) and Lincoln Rocks took 1.16.6 and 39.1. Dal Kilchoan came up with 1.12.5, the last 600 in 39.9.

Venato ran home a quiet 600m in 43.5, and his stablemate Durham Lad posted 47.6. They both had resuming runs at Wanganui two weeks ago.

On the plough, Kelly Coe (open 2100m) did a quiet round and a half before sprinting home the last 600 in 37.1. She should be hard to beat on Saturday, as will stablemate Meglio Di Falcrest (open 1400m), who finished with 38.2 in similar work.

Valhalla Rising (mdn 1400m No 2) and Son Of Thunder (r65 1400m) went 800m together, the last 600 in 38.7, while a Vespa filly and an Alamosa gelding, also from the Breslin barn, took 41.6.

Cholula (r65 1400m) and Princess Ani (r65 2200m) ended their 800m with

600 in 42.8, with Raffle (r74 120m) and Colorado Star (open 1400m) being kept to 43.1.