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   The stablemates Yossarian and Sheer Elegance turned in an impressive gallop together at this morning’s Hastings track session in preparation for next Saturday’s Te Rapa meeting.

   There was very little in the way of fast work, which was confined to the plough (good).

   Yossarian and Sheer Elegance worked over 1000m in 1:5.5, running the first 400m in 29.2 before sprinting home strongly over the last 600 in 36.3. Both horses appeared to be travelling well at the finish.

   Yossarian will be entered for the Rating 65 race over 1400m at Te Rapa while Sheer Elegance will contest the Maiden 1600. Both horses will be ridden by apprentice Madan Singh.

   Trainer Lee Somervell is likely to have three runners at Te Rapa on Saturday with Stradivarius likely to join Yossarian and Sheer Elegance. He will line up in the Rating 72 race over 1200m with Madan Singh also booked to ride him.

   Somervell has turned the consistent performer One Prize One Goal out for a winter spell and will bring him back in the spring while Sheer Elegance will also have a break after she races this Saturday.

   Last Saturday’s Hastings-trained Wanganui winners Shez Ekstra and Hunta Pence have also both been turned out for a winter spell and will return in the spring.

   Johnny Russ worked over 1000m on his own in 1:4.6, the first 400m in 26.7 and last 600 in 37.9. He is now being trained by Anita Gardner, who was formerly Anita Glassey and was an apprentice jockey based in Hastings several years ago.

   Call Me Jack was kept to just three-quarter pace over 1000m in 1:11.4, the last 600 in 41.6 while Mohaka, back in work with the Lowry/Cullen partnership, was also kept to just three-quarter pace when working over 800m.

   Estefania was assigned two 600-metre sprints but bad light prevented any times being taken.

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