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HASTINGS TRACKWORK 12 Sep 2018

   Vinnie’s Volley indicated she is going to be hard to beat at this Friday’s Woodville meeting with a strong solo gallop at this morning’s Hastings track session.

   Others to show out in a busy session were Hunta Pence, who is likely to resume racing at Hastings on Saturday week and Maria D’Or, who is an unraced three-year-old in the Patrick Campbell stable.

   Vinnie’s Volley was one of several horses John Bary brought in for the trackwork session and she was travelling keenly at the end of 600m on the No. 1 grass in 36.4. It was an excellent time considering the track was still very soft in parts after a huge amount of rainfall last week. The Iffraaj mare was a game last start winner over 1200m at Taupo and has obviously trained on well.

   Hunta Pence was keen to go a lot faster when he worked easily over 1000m on the plough in 1:11.8, the last 600 in 41.7. He looks to be coming up well in a new campaign and will kick off in a Rating 82 race over 1600m on the second day of the Hawke’s Bay spring carnival.

   His stablemate Maria D’Or sped over 600 metres in 37.5 and was stretching out well at the finish. She is a filly by Rip Van Winkle out of the Redoute’s Choice mare and scored an easy 4 length win in a 1000m Hastings jumpout at the beginning of this month.

   Glimpse looked to be travelling better than The Bandito at the end of 1000m on the grass in 1:5.2, the last 600 in 40.4 while Cafe Culture ran a solo 1000m on the plough, the last 800 in 51.2 and final 600 38. He is likely to resume racing in the Rating 82 race over 1400m at Hastings on Saturday week.

  Anzhelika, another who won well at the Hastings jumpouts on September 3, worked in at three-quarter pace from the 1000m peg on the plough and quickened over the last 600m in 38.2. She is a filly by Nicconi who could make her race debut at next week’s Taupo meeting.

   Zed Leppelin, preparing for the maiden hurdle race at Rotorua next Sunday, was keen to go faster when running 1000m on the grass in 1:9.7, the last 600 in 40.2. He finished a close fourth over hurdles at Trentham two starts back.

   Makeitrain, entered for the Maiden 1400 at Woodville on Friday, was let off with an easy 600m in 42.3. She was a close up sixth over 1300m at Taupo last start.

   Thelma sprinted 600m on the grass in 37.9 while stablemate Heart Of Stone ran over the same ground in 38.9.

   Serenity had co-trainer Penny Ebbett aboard and worked keenly over 800m on the plough in 49.3, the first 200m in a very quick 11.8 and the last 600 in 37.5. She has been freshened since finishing fifth over 1650m at Hastings in July.

   My Tommy was kept under a good hold over 1000m in 1:13.3, the last 600 in 42.7 while Your Not Wrong ended his work with 800m in 54.6, the last 600 in 41.5.

   Aqua House worked over 1000m and was timed to run the last 800 in 54.2 and final 600 in 39.3 while a Niagara four-year-old in the Kate Hercock stable was shading Surpriseus at the end of an easy 1000m, the last 6000 in 42.1.

   Uncle Bro, in the early stages of another campaign with trainers Guy Lowry and Grant Cullen, ended his work on the plough with an easy 600m in 42 while Robbie Kapow clocked 42.9 for 600m on the same track.

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