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Hastings Track Report 30 Aug 2019


(By John Jenkins)


   Peso, preparing for the Open 1600-metre race at Saturday’s first day of the Hawke’s Bay spring carnival, took the time honours with a strong solo workout at this morning’s Hastings track session.

   Fast work was confined to the plough, which good footing while a penetrometer reading was taken on the course proper and came up as a dead-5.

   Peso had former jockey Kate Hercock aboard when working in from the 1000m peg in 1:1.9, running the first 400m in 26.3 before quickening appreciably over the last 600 in 35.6.

  The big Colombia eight-year-old resumed from a spell over 1400m at the Grand National meeting at Riccarton earlier this month and has obviously trained on well since that run. Rosie Myers has been booked to ride him on Saturday.

   One Prize One Goal, who resumes in the Rating 72 1300 at Hastings on Saturday, was another who worked well on his own when running 1000m in 1:8.4, the last 600 in 38.5. Promising apprentice Hazel Schofer has been booked to ride him.

   Resolution and a Fastnet Rock four-year-old gelding, both trained by James Bridge, clocked 1:5.8 for 1000m, running the first 400 in a leisurely 29.5 before speeding up over the last 600 in 36.3. Resolution has not raced since finishing sixth over 1600m at Otaki in April.

   Stradivarius, down to resume in the Rating 82 1200 at Hastings on Saturday, worked easily over 1000m on his own in 1:7.8, the last 600 in 38.5 while stablemate, and last start winner, Veuve Clicquot also worked in from the 1000m peg and was timed to run the last 800m in 53.6, the final 600 in 39.5. She is entered for the Rating 65 1400 at Hastings on Saturday.

   Satu Lagi was keen to go a lot faster when running 600m in 41.3 while Shez Ekstra worked in from the 1200m peg at three-quarter pace, quickening over the last 600 in 40. She is likely to start next in a Rating 72 race over 2040m at Wanganui on Saturday week.

   Zed Leppelin, who runs in the Rating 65 race over 2000m at Hastings on Saturday, worked in at three-quarter pace from the 1200m, quickening the pace slightly over the last 600 in 42.4 while Uncle Bro underwent similar work and was timed to run his last 600m in 42.5.

   Sigourney Heights and Rein de Lune worked together over 800m in 57.2, the last 600 in 40.9 while Kaipawe was kept to just three-quarter pace over 1000m, the last 600 in 43.9.



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