IN Our Horses
Shockiff Records An Eye-Catching Gallop
By RON GURNEY | April 16, 2024


Maiden mare Shockiff is ready to set the record straight after a bold semi-final gallop at Awapuni this morning.

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

Shockiff used the plough and worked over 1000m on her own in 1.2.6, the last 600 in 36.1.

The lightly raced five-year-old won a Foxton trial in February before a second and a fourth back on race day.

She found the premier maiden at Trentham last start a bridge too far, but looks a far better hope at Hawera on Sunday (mdn f&m mile).

Fellow maiden Lincoln Towers indicated he is ready for a new campaign when he covered 1000m in 1.5.9, the last 600 in 36.3. He has not raced since New Year, but went round at the Foxton trials last week.

Grand National Steeplechase winner West Coast, who resumes at Waverley on Thursday (mdn 2200m), and stablemate Super Spirit (Hawera) were paired over a solid 1000m in 1.5.5, the last 600 in 36.9.

Platinum Sixty Six, who could strike at any time, worked on his own over 1000m in 1.6.1, the last 600 in 37.7, and Fabian Hawk did a quiet round and a half before sprinting home the last 600 in 37.5. He resumes at Waverley (r75 1650m).

Grand National Hurdle winner Berry The Cash (hwt 2200m) and Super Flash (Hawera) were at a good clip over 1000m in 1.4.6, the last 600 in 38 seconds even.

Satsuki (Hawera) and Love Tania were on terms throughout 1000m in 1.6 even, the last 600 in 38.3, while Waverley runner Rocking Light (mdn hwt) and Kentucky Boy (Hawera) went hard early over 1000m in 1.3.7, but eased to finish with 600 in 39.1.

Lantern Way, who was disappointing at Trentham last start, was timed 1000m in an even 1.14.8, the final 800m in 55.5 and last 600 in 40.1.

Monsaraz, racing on Thursday (mdn 2200m), did two quiet rounds with a 600m sprint at the end of each one in 43.1 and 40.5 respectively.

On the synthetic track, Hawera entrant Asahi (r65 1650m) sped over 1000m in a stylish 1.1.3, the last 600 in 37.2, and he is holding his form strongly.

Charlotte’s Way (Hawera) and La Bella Grande left 1000m behind in 1.6.7, the last 600 in 38.2, and Far Site went alone in 1.10.2 and 39.1.

Reign It In, second at the Foxton trials last week, sprinted 600m in 40.5, and he has not raced since the spring.

Moon Money (r65 f&m 1200m) and Glorafilia (r65 1650m), both in at Waverley,  were not after time over 800m in 59.4, the last 600 in 42.7, and neither was Ima Brazen One with 1000m in 1.14.9 and 44.3.