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Lightly-raced five-year-old Hillcrest Road turned in another first-class trial at Awapuni this morning.
By RON GURNEY | October 19, 2021

Lightly-raced five-year-old Hillcrest Road turned in another first-class trial at Awapuni this morning.

Fast work was held on the plough (good) or on the No 1 grass (slow).

Hillcrest Road used the plough and skipped over 800m on his own in 49.3, the last 600 in 36.6.

The Unemcumbered gelding has been running good times on a regular basis this time in and should go well in a fresh state for his owner and trainer Jeff Lynds.

Kelly Coe (by Proisir) and My Bibby (by Raise The Flag) drew attention to their immediate debut prospects with an eye-catching 1000m in 1.4.9, the last 600 in 36.3.

They are un-raced mares going particularly well for trainer Ashley Meadows. My Bibby has won two trials over the last month, both over 1400 metres.

Recent debut winner Son Of Thunder and stablemate Prince Turbo were paired over a smart 1000m in 1.2 even, the last 600 in 37.1, while Cher Ami and Platinum Road came up with 1.4.6 and 37.9.

Inmyshadow and un-raced four-year-old mare Born To Run (by Per Incanto) covered 1000m in 1.5.3, the last 600 in 37.2. Born To Run has been placed at the trials.

Belardo Boy and Platinum Petals were on terms throughout 1000m in 1.5.1, the last 600 in 37.8, while Nest Egg and Sindacato were almost identical with 1.5.7 and 37.7.

He’s A Doozy and Quatromosa partnered up to run 1000m in 1.6.1, the last 600 in 37.1, and their stablemates Platinum Spirit and Prioress came up with 1.8.3 and 37.9.

Platinum Bordeaux worked alone over 800m in 50.9, the last 600 in 37.6, while un-raced four-year-old British Royalty (by Vespa) and un-raced three-year-old Extraordinaire (by Tavistock) ended 800m with 600 in 37.9.

They are trained by Peter Didham and could both debut at Woodville on Friday.

Queen Of Spades and Emvees Last Hurrah left 1000m behind in 1.4.7, the last 600 in 38.4, and Semper Magico went alone in 1.8 even and 39.1.

Un-raced three-year-old filly Miss Rosie (by Pins) ran 800m in 54.1, the last 600 in 40.4, and she has been running much better times in recent weeks.

Lydia Pickford-trained Tumbleweed had Leah Hemi aboard over 800m in 55 even, the last 600 in 40.8, and a Complacent gelding trained by Jeff Lynds did 600m in 40 even.

See The Lion and three-year-old maiden filly My Tarnz Girl (by Showcasing) sprinted 600m in 40.2. 

Albufeira and an un-raced Howbaddouwantit mare, both trained by Mike Breslin, sprinted 600m in  41.4, and Stormcast clocked 42 even. Carlingford Bay did 1000m in 1.10.1 and 43.

On the No 1 grass, Mike Breslin-trained Khalfani and Bridal Veil, trained by Shaun Fannin, were paired over a very smart 800m in 48 seconds even, the last 600 in 36.9.

Not to be outdone, Lincoln Raider and Lincoln Star cut out the same distance in 48.9 and 36.8. Their stablemate Oceanides went alone in 50 seconds even and 37 even.

Silky Red Fox and un-raced three-year-old filly Madrid (by Turn Me Loose) were timed 800m in 50.9, the last 600 in 37.7. Madrid won a Foxton trial (1000m) last month.

Akela Belle and Gaelic Spirit stayed together over 800m in 51 even, the last 600 in  37.4, while Berry The Cash and Master Fin covered 1600m, being timed the final 1000m in 1.7.3, the last 600 in 40.3.