Ted Can Too came through his final trial for the Rangitikei meeting with flying colours at Awapuni this morning.
The majority of fast work was on the plough (good), with one gallop recorded on the sand.
Ted Can Too used the plough and had part-owner Harmony Moki aboard over a smart 800m in 49.9, the last 600 in 36.6. The Per Incanto gelding has been blessed with the inside draw (r65 1400m) and looks a big improver.
Princess Ani, a little disappointing at Waverley last start, and un-raced four-year-old Sea Monarch (by Sweynesse) were paired over 800m in 49.8, the last 600 in 36.4. Sea Monarch has been placed in two recent trials.
Their stablemates Albufeira and a Howbaddouwantit mare covered 800m in 50.5, the last 600 in 36.6. Albufeira (by Alamosa) has not raced since early July.
Impressive debut winner Morus, who tackles the 3yo 1300m on Saturday, ran 800m in 52.4, the last 600 in 37.1, while last-start winner Sassy Susan (r65 mile) and un-raced three-year-old filly Cry Baby (by Alamosa) took 50.6 and 37.2.
Lincoln's Kruz (r74 1200m) and Lincoln Star were on terms throughout 800m in 52.1, the last 600 in 38.3, and Kapinos, a race rival for Lincoln's Kruz, went alone in 54.6 and 38.8. She was disappointing under a light weight in the open 1200m at Awapuni last Friday.
Sybarite and a Jakkalberry gelding were timed 800m in 55 even, the last 600 in 38.5, while Ansu did a quiet round and a half before sprinting home 600m in 38. His stablemate Bobby Dee did identical work.
Putorino, who resumes in the r65 1400m, and Tiro matched strides over 1000m in 1.7.1, the last 600 in 39.8. Tiro was unlucky not to pay a dividend at Woodville last start. Jugador went 800m on his own in 53 and 39.5.
Nest Egg (mdn mile) left 1000m behind in 1.8 even, the last 600 in 40.7, and the blinkers go on this Saturday. Bridal Veil (r65 2200m) did a quiet round before galloping 1000m in 1.9.1, the last 600 in 40.6.
Last-start winner Town Cryer (r74 1600m) and Canucia partnered up to run 1000m in 1.11.5, the last 600 in 41.8. The blinkers come off Town Cryer this week.
Balalaika (r65 1400m), who has paid a placed dividend in both her resuming races this spring, cruised over 800m in 55.7, the last 600 in 41.4. She is spot on for Saturday.
Parisian Poppy (r65 1400m) and un-raced three-year-old filly Better Days (by Preferment) were not chasing the clock over 800m in 57.5, the last 600 in 42.1, and the blinkers go on Parisian Poppy this Saturday.
Reign It In (3yo 1300m) was given an easy 1000m in 1.13.5, the last 600 in 43 even.
On the sand, Go James had trainer Kim Clapperton in the saddle over a quiet round before galloping 800m in 55.5, the last 600 in 40 even. He won an open trial (1000m) at Woodville two weeks ago, and has a good record fresh.