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Stablemates Keilib and Not Allowed, race-rivals at Waipukurau on Sunday, both reeled off good 600-metre sprints at this morning’s Hastings track session.

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

   Keilib worked in at three-quarter pace from the 800-metre peg and sprinted home the last 600 in 37.9. He contests the Rating 72 race over 2200m at Waipukurau on Sunday, a race he won last year. Leah Hemi has been booked to ride him.

   His stablemate Not Allowed had blinkers on for the first time when he also worked in from the 800-metre at three-quarter pace, sprinting home the last 600 in 37.5. Rosie Myers will ride him in the same race.

   Real Beach, preparing for next Wednesday’s Hawke’s Bay meeting, was one of several horses restricted to just three-quarter pace, running her last 600 in 46.4. She was an unlucky fourth over 1600m at Wanganui last Saturday.

   Band, another entered for Waipukurau on Sunday, hit out well over 1000m in 1:6.3, the last 600 in 38.4. She is an O’Reilly-Music four-year-old mare who has finished first and third in two barrier trials and makes her race debut in a Maiden 1200.

   Peso, who will start next in the Manawatu Cup Prelude (2200m) at Awapuni on Saturday week, was kept to just three-quarter pace when working over 1200m, the last 600 in 45.1. He disappointed in the Counties Cup last start but looks in good order.

   Matt Kane ran a solo 800m in 56.4, the last 600 in 41.2 while a Niagara four-year-old mare and a Niagara three-year-old filly worked together over 600m in 43.3.

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