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High Spirits furthered her preparation for next month’s Group 3 New Zealand Cup by stretching out well in a gallop on the course proper at Hastings this morning.

   Fast work was mainly confined to the plough (good) but four horses were given permission to work wide out on the course proper (firm).

   High Spirits finished clear of stablemate Cool Hand Duke at the of their 1200m workout on the course proper, clocking 1:17.7 for the full distance and the last 600 in 37.7.

   High Spirits was impressive when winning over 2400m at Trentham last Saturday and was a winner over 3200m last season.

   New Zealand 2000 Guineas entrant King Louis also worked on the course proper and was partnered up with Miss Labasa over 1000m in 1:3.3. They ran the first 400m in 27.7 before quickening over the last 600 in 35.6.

   One Prize One Goal rounded off his preparation for Saturday’s Feilding meeting with a 600m gallop in 38.1. Rosie Myers has been booked to ride him in the Rating 65 race over 1400m.

   An Atlante two-year-old filly showed good speed when running 600m on the plough in 36.5 while a Jimmy Choux two-year-old filly ran over the same ground in 39.6. They are both trained by Steven Carey.

   Anzhelika ran a solo 1200m on the plough in 1:22.9, running the first 600m in 42.9 and then coming home the last 600 in 40. She is expected to start next at the Hawke’s Bay meeting on November 11.

   Champagne Bride and a Bachelor Duke three-year-old filly, both in the John Bary stable, clocked 1:4.8 for 1000m, the last 600 in 37.2 while a Super Easy two-year-old filly and one by Jimmy Choux worked in at three-quarter pace from the 1000m peg before sprinting home the last 600m in 36.5.

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