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Platinum Bordeaux Poised For Top Run Fresh
By RON GURNEY | May 17, 2022

Platinum Bordeaux looked on song for Trentham on Saturday when she galloped boldly with stablemate Mormaire at Awapuni this morning.

All fast work was held wide out on the soft course proper.

Platinum Bordeaux and Mormaire stayed on terms throughout 1000m in 1.7.9, the last 600 in 36.5, and were right at home in the conditions.

Platinum Bordeaux is rising six, and has won just one race (heavy

track) in 31 starts, but is a prolific place-getter. She is working solidly and deserves respect fresh up (r74 1400m).

Mormaire, also rising six, has had just eight career starts for two wins and a couple of minor placings.

Sea Monarch, making good progress in a new campaign, and a Tarzino-Oya two-year-old gelding from the same stable covered 1000m in 1.8.7, the last 600 in 36.4.

Former northerner Timberlake, now trained by Roydon Bergerson, and Straight Scooter were paired over 1000m, the last 600 in 36.6.

Straight Scooter (by Vespa) finished second at Awapuni last start.

Otaki maiden winner Soowin, in at Egmont on Sunday (r65 1100m), and maiden stablemate Nun So Bad, who has not raced since the spring, matched strides over 1000m in 1.6.5, the last 600 in 37.7. Nun So Bad finished second in a Levin jump-out last week.

Trentham runner Far Site (r74 1400m) had Robert Hannam aboard over 800m in 50.8, the last 600 in 37.9. He has not raced for eight weeks, but is working solidly for his return to racing on Saturday.

Sir Beets, coming to hand well, and Silky Red Fox (Egmont) ran 1000m, but could only be timed their last 600, which took 37.4.

Un-raced Darci Brahma two-year-old Pepeha, who won a Foxton trial back in February, and an un-raced Iffraaj-Head Enfilade two-year-old ran the last 600 of 800m in 38.6.

Pepeha won a jump-out at Levin last week, and the Iffraaj filly finished third. Both horses are trained by Mike Breslin.

A Redwood-Savadashian gelding and a Showcasing-Siza Moya gelding, two more from that barn, ended with 600m in 38.9. The Showcasing gelding won a Levin jump-out last week.

Venato, all the better for a trial third and an unplaced run when resuming, worked alone over 800m in 51.3, the last 600 in 38 seconds even. He looks a big improver.

Un-raced Alamosa four-year-old Uncle Charlie left 800m behind in 54.1, the last 600 in 39.3, and ran second at the Levin jump-outs last week.

He is likely to debut on Sunday (mdn mile).

Saltbush Bill was timed 1000m in 1.9.1, the last 600 in 40.7, while his stablemates Super Spirit and Semper Magico, both entered for Egmont, went together in 1.9.6 and 40.6.

Durham Lad posted 55.1 for 800m, the last 600 in 40.8, and Splodge

(Egmont) ended with 40.9. Lurid and Lincoln Rocks, working together, recorded 40.5. The last two run on Saturday.

Nikki Hurdle-trained Nobellem, entered for Te Rapa on Saturday (3yo 1100m), galloped with Cavani (Peter Didham) over 800m, the last 600 in 41.7, and Cry Baby went alone in 41.9.

Super Flash (Trentham) and Miss Rosie were paired over 1000m in 1.14.2, the last 600 in 42.6, and Busybeingfabulous clocked 1.14.9 and 42.2.

Their stablemates West Coast (43.2), un-raced Zed mare Get Up Jonzee

(43.3) and Berry The Cash (44.6) followed in separate work-outs.