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Jestin Case and Chikira Lass take time honours
In-form mares Jestin Case and Chikira Lass were in great form at Awapuni on Tuesday morning.
By Ron Gurney | May 21, 2024

In-form mares Jestin Case and Chikira Lass were in great form at Awapuni on Tuesday morning.

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

Jestin Case and Chikira Lass used the plough and cut out 1000m in a smart 1.2.1, the last 600 in 35.5. Jestin Case has won two of her last four races, the latest quite comfortably at Wanganui. She faces more success at Trentham on Saturday. Chikira Lass has not won a race for 16 months, but keeps chipping away.

Lincoln Towers, all the better for his resuming fourth three weeks ago, and stablemate Cheveux were paired over 1000m in 1.3.9, the last 600 in 36.8. They are entered for Trentham.

Lincoln's Kruz, who posted his seventh win last start, skipped over 800m in 49.1, the last 600 in 36.4, and Rosemary Fizz recorded 50.4 and 36.5.

Grand National winners West Coast and Berry The Cash did well to run 1000m in 1.2.7, the last 600 in 37.9, and they head to Woodville on Sunday for respective jumping races.

Kick Start had trainer Ashley Meadows aboard over a quiet round and a half before sprinting home the last 600m in 37.1.

Super Spirit, heading to Woodville, and Dal Kilchoan ran 1000m in 1.3.7, the last 600 in 38.2.

Bourbon Falls and Final Chapter, two more for Woodville, covered 1000m in 1.5.7, the last 600 in 38.4, while unraced two-year-olds Mr Miyagi (Staphanos) and Golden Lining (by Ocean Park) went 800m in 55.3, the last 600 in 39.8. Mr Miyagi is set to race at Trentham.

On the synthetic track, Starbilly and Ruffhouse Rosie, both placed at Woodville last start, were on terms throughout 1000m in 1.8.1, the last 600 in 38.5.

Last-start winner Showbastian Coe had Papa Surf for company over 800m in 51.5, the last 600 in 38.8, while their stablemates French Doll, Craftsman and a War Decree gelding all went together in 52.2 and 38.1.

Sotirio, who has not raced since the spring, ran 800m in 52.3, the last 600 in 38.7, while unraced four-year-old mares Hips Don't Lie (by Mongolian Khan) and Shirley Temple (by Vespa) took 52.3 and 39.4. These two are trained by Mike Breslin.

Pleasing, disappointing on debut at Taranaki, and unraced two-year-old filly Rushin Home (by Russian Revolution) were kept to 800m in 54.7, the last 600 in 40.7. Rushin Home could run at Trentham.

Unraced two-year-old gelding Afterthought (by So You Think) and a Vespa gelding sprinted 600m in 41.6. They are from the Breslin barn as well.