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Lincoln's Kruz Revelling On The Synthetic Track
Lincoln's Kruz again showed his liking for the synthetic track when he galloped boldly at Awapuni on Tuesday.
Ron Gurney | July 02, 2024

Lincoln's Kruz again showed his liking for the synthetic track when he galloped boldly at Awapuni on Tuesday.

The majority of fast work, with a view to Friday or Saturday’s racing, was on the synthetic this morning, with just two gallops recorded on the plough.

Lincoln's Kruz got straight into his trial and covered 1000m in 1.2.1, the last 600 in 35.7, in preparation for Friday's Manawatu meeting (r75 1200m).

Three previous races on the synthetic track have yielded a win and a second, but he blotted the copybook over the 1400-metre distance there last start.

Not to be denied this morning, Queen Of Spades and Charlotte's Way were paired over 1000m of their own in 1.3.5, the last 600 in 34.9.

The latter's stablemates Farravallo and Sweetjineen were timed 1000m in 1.1.1, the last 600 in 36.1, and Farravallo was impressive winning at Trentham last start.

Bourbon Falls and Bee Enchanted gathered speed from the 1000m to complete their final 800m in 49.3, the last 600 in 36.4.

Last-start Otaki maiden winner Kawatiri left 1000m behind in 1.5.6, the last 600 in 37.5, while Ruffhouse Rosie and Morus went together in 1.5.7 and 37.6.

Miss Rosie, who showed a vast improvement with her last-start third two weeks ago, ran 1000m in 1.7.7, the last 600 in 37 seconds even.

Unraced four-year-old mare Shirley Temple (by Vespa) and unraced two-year-old gelding Kereti (by Darci Brahma) completed 1000m in 1.8.2, the last 600 in 37.4. They will debut this week.

Kereti, out of former top mare Heni, won at the Levin jump-outs last month, while Shirley Temple finished second the same day. Both horses are trained by Mike Breslin.
Hemi Ridapest and Lincoln Star were locked together over 1000m in 1.7.3, the last 600 in 38.2, while Nadheema and unraced three-year-old Wonderboy (by Sacred Falls) took 1.8.6 and 38.5. Wonderboy has been placed at the jump-outs.

Bradman, on the trail for CJC Winter Cup honours at the beginning of next month, was kept to 1000m in 1.8.1, the last 600 in 39.8.

Last-start synthetic winner Sir Mikki and Verardino were not extended to run 800m in 54.2, the last 600 in 39.5.

Nun So Bad and unraced three-year-old filly Fou The Noo (by Alamosa) recorded 54.1 for 800m, the last 600 in 39.7, while a Darci Brahma and an Ocean Park, unraced two-year-olds trained by Roydon Bergerson, sprinted 600m in 39.6.

Platinum Sixty Six and Lincoln Towers, both in on Friday, were not after time over 1000m in 1.11.3, the last 600 on 40.6.

Off To The Nunnery and unraced two-year-old Void (by Belardo), both with Lydia Pickford, ran a quiet 800m in 58.9, the last 600 in 41.8.

On the plough, Lurid worked evenly over 1000m in 1.8.6, the last 600 in 38.7, and Dealornodeal, third on the synthetic track last start, was kept to 800m in 55.3, the last 600 in 40.1.