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Hastings Trackwork 20 Oct 2020


(By John Jenkins)


   Stablemates Mohaka and Atlanta Peach turned in a strong gallop together at this morning’s Hastings track session in preparation for racing at Trentham on Sunday.

   Fast work was confined to the plough which provided good footing.

   Mohaka and Atlanta Peach worked in from the 1000m peg in 1:03.4, running the first 400m in 27.3 before increasing the speed over the last 600 in 36.1. Both horses were travelling well at the finish, especially Mohaka who looks to have thrived since her last start fourth in the Taranaki Breeders Stakes (1400m) at Hawera.

   Co-trainer Guy Lowry said Mohaka and Atlanta Peach will be nominated for both the Group 3 $70,000 Thompson Handicap (1600m) and the Open 1400 at Trentham on Sunday with a decision on what race they contest to be made later this week.

   Tuigirl, another from the Lowry/Cullen stable, worked on her own over 1000m in 1:05.2, the last 600 I 37.1. She has had no luck in each of her last two starts and will be entered for the Rating 65 race over 1600m at Trentham.

   Sheezacatch, an impressive last start winner of the Listed El Roca-Sir Colin Meads Trophy (1200m) at Hastings, was given an easy 1000m workout in 1:04.1, the last 600 in 38.2. She has been given a freshen up since that win on September 19 and is now being aimed at the Group 3 $70,000 Eulogy Stakes (1600m) at Awapuni on December 12.

   Co-trainer Guy Lowry said the filly will have a jumpout at Hastings on November 9 and then a lead up race over 1400m at Awapuni on November 21.

   Matt Kain, who could head to Trentham on Sunday for a Rating 65 1200m race, was given two easy 600m workouts this morning, the first in 39.1 and the second in 40.3. He looks in great order but needs reasonably firm track conditions to show his best.

  Sanlorenzo finished ahead of a Pour Moi four-year-old gelding after working over a round on the plough. They were timed to run the last 1200m in 1:23.5 and final 600 in 37.4. Both horses will be entered for a maiden 1600m race at Wanganui on Sunday week.

   Magic Incanto, in her first serious hit out for a while, sprinted 600m in 38.9. Trainer Fred Pratt said the mare has been troubled with tying up in the muscles but she worked freely this morning. She may race next in a Rating 74 race at Hastings on November 8.



Hastings Trackwork 13 Oct 2020


(By John Jenkins)


   Last start winner Can I Get An Amen showed he has trained on the right way since by turning in an excellent solo gallop at this morning’s Hastings track session.

   Fast work was confined to the plough, which provided good footing after three millimetres of rain.

   A penetrometer reading was taken on the course proper during the session and came up as a dead-4.

   Can I Get An Amen worked in from the 1000m peg in 1:07.4, running the first 600m in a leisurely 30.5 before sprinting home the last 600 in 36.9.

   The Hallowed Crown four-year-old got up in the last stride to snatch victory in a Rating 65 race over 1400m on the second day of the Bostock New Zealand Spring Carnival at Hastings and will step up to 1600m in a Rating 74 race there on Saturday.

   Matt Kain finished ahead of Saskatchewan at the end of a solid 1000m gallop in 1:03.3, the last 600 in 36.4. Matt Kain has recorded two good third placings from his last two starts and is likely to race next over 1200m at Trentham on Saturday week.

   Bellesgirl, entered for the Special Conditions 1400 at Hastings on Saturday, was another who worked well on her own when running 1000  in 1:09.7, the last 600 in 38.4. She flashed home for second over 1300m on the middle day at Hastings and will appreciate the slightly longer distance on Saturday.

   Her stablemate Velarde, another entered for the Special Conditions 1400, was let off with an easy 800m workout this morning, clocking 56.2 for the distance, the last 600 in 41.1. He was running on from the back when sixth over 1200m at Woodville last week.

   Overstayer, preparing for the Rating 65 race over 2100m at Hastings on Saturday, was only let run along over the last 400m of his work when running 1200m in 1:22.7, the last 600 in 38.2. He is another who looks to have trained on well since racing at Hastings on October 3.

   Call Me Jack, who lines up in the 2300m maidens and jumpers highweight at Otaki today, ended his work with a sharp 600m sprint in 37.7 while his stablemate Lightofthemoon was let off with an easier assignment, running home his last 600m in 40.4.

   Kusa Kuada and a Ghibellines three-year-old gelding, both in the Patrick Campbell stable, showed good speed worked strongly together over 1000m in 1:03.9, the last 600 in 36.2 while Krystal Lass and Truly ran 600m together in 38.8.

   Estefania, entered for the Rating 65 race over 2100m at Hastings on Saturday, clocked 30.2 and 25.2 for two 400m runs. Any rain will enhance her chances.

   Parenui was restricted to not much more than three-quarter pace over 800m in 57.8, the last 600 in 41.5 while Resolution, entered for Otaki today, was also kept under a strong hold over 1200m, the last 600 in 46.


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