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Hastings Trackwork 29 Sep 2020

Callsign Mav reeled off a similar gallop at the Hastings track this morning to the  one he did before his Group 1 win in the Tarzino Trophy two weeks ago and looks right on target for Saturday’s Group 1 Windsor Park Plate on the second day of the Bostock New Zealand spring carnival.

   Fast work was mainly confined to the plough, which provided soft footing. A penetrometer reading was taken on the course proper during the trackwork session and came up as a dead-4.

   Callsign Mav and stablemate Motivation were the only horses to use the course proper and they worked about four metres out from the running rail when covering 1000m in 1:03.1, the last 600 in 34.6.

   Callsign Mav was being shaken up over the final stages but trackwork rider Kate Hercock said that is just him and that he is a different horse once the blinkers are added to his gear on raceday.

   “He worked no better or no worse than he did before he won last week,” Hercock added.

   Motivation was an unlucky third in a Rating 72 race over 1300m on the first day of the Hawke’s Bay carnival and is likely to step up to 1600m on Saturday.

   Last start winner Overstayer showed he has trained on the right way when working keenly over 1000m on the plough in 1:07.2, the last 600 in 38.8. The big Zed gelding cleared maiden ranks impressively over 1600m at Te Rapa two weeks ago and will step up to 2100m in a Rating 65 race at Hastings this Saturday.

   Bellesgirl, preparing for the Special Conditions 1300 at Hastings on Saturday, worked on her own over 800m in 53.6, the last 600 in 38.6 while her race-rival King Farouk worked early in the session and was timed to run the last 600m of his work in 37.2.

   Shez Ekstra and Rosa Stella worked keenly together over 1000m in 1:04.8, the last 600 in 37.4 and gey could both have a jumpout at Woodville at the end of next week.

   Tuigirl ran a solo 1000m in 1:06.8, the last 600 in 38.9. She needed the run when resuming from a long spell over 1400m on the first day of the Hawke’s Bay spring carnival and co-trainer Guy Lowry said he is unsure where she will race next.

   Blarney was kept to just three-quarter pace when running 1000m on his own in 1:11.5, the last 600 in 43.6. He finished second in a 780m heat at lasty week’s Hastings jumpouts and is likely to have another one at Waipukurau on Wednesday of next week.

   Who’s Alice ran a solo 1000m in 1:05.6, the last 600 in 38.5 while an Atlante-Kalahari Princess three-year-old gelding was timed to run an easy 1000m in 1:13.8.

   A Reliable Man filly in the Lowry/Cullen stable worked in at three-quarter pace from the 800m peg, running the last 600 in 43.6.



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