Flying Surf showed she is in tip-top order for Trentham on Saturday by galloping impressively at Awapuni this morning.
All fast work was wide out on the heavy course proper, where Flying Surf had stablemate Princess Ani for a partner over 1000m in 1.4.8, the last 600 in 36.7.
Flying Surf scored at Hawera in late March and has been either third or fourth in four starts since. Princess Ani has not won a race for some time, but is certainly knocking on the door.
Their stablemates Crossfire and a Tarzino-Oya two-year-old gelding worked just as attractively this morning, covering 800m in 52 seconds even, the last 600 in 36.2. Crossfire (by Iffraaj) finished third in a Levin jump-out two weeks ago, and debuts at Otaki on Thursday.
Sea Monarch and Cholula, two more from the Breslin barn, ran 1000m in
1.12 even, the last 600 in 37.3, while Trentham runners Durham Lad
(r74 1200m) and Venato (r65 1400m) followed straight after with 1.13 and 37.7.
Colorado Star, who has recorded two thirds in a new campaign, and Raffle gathered speed from the 800m to run home the last 600 in 37.2.
Raffle, in at Trentham (r74 1200m), won an Otaki trial in March followed by three race-day thirds and a second.
Former northerner Timberlake, now trained by Roydon Bergerson, and stablemate Straight Scooter were on terms throughout 1000m in 1.10.3, the last 600 in 39.1. They are strong hopes at Otaki for the r74 1400m and maiden 1400m respectively.
Berry The Cash (r65 mile) worked alone over 800m in 55 even, the last
600 in 39.5, while Asahi (mdn 3yo 1400m) and Stormcast clocked 55.7 and 39.2.
Zaci and a filly by The Bold One left 800m behind in 56.7, the last
600 in 39.9, and their stablemate Waiirua Lad, unplaced on debut after a trial second, posted 56.8 and 39.6.
Busybeingfabulous, off to Otaki (r65 2100m), was timed 800m in 56.8, the last 600 in 40.1, while Waipapa (mdn f&m mile) and Hikon (mdn
2100m) went 1.20.1 for 1000m, the last 600 in 40.5.
Sir Beets r74 1400m) and unraced two-year-old colt Verardino (by
Belardo) were kept to 800m in 59.8, the last 600 in 41.1. Verardino debuts on Thursday with solid jump-out and trial form under his belt.