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Hastings Trackwork 13 Oct 2020


(By John Jenkins)


   Last start winner Can I Get An Amen showed he has trained on the right way since by turning in an excellent solo gallop at this morning’s Hastings track session.

   Fast work was confined to the plough, which provided good footing after three millimetres of rain.

   A penetrometer reading was taken on the course proper during the session and came up as a dead-4.

   Can I Get An Amen worked in from the 1000m peg in 1:07.4, running the first 600m in a leisurely 30.5 before sprinting home the last 600 in 36.9.

   The Hallowed Crown four-year-old got up in the last stride to snatch victory in a Rating 65 race over 1400m on the second day of the Bostock New Zealand Spring Carnival at Hastings and will step up to 1600m in a Rating 74 race there on Saturday.

   Matt Kain finished ahead of Saskatchewan at the end of a solid 1000m gallop in 1:03.3, the last 600 in 36.4. Matt Kain has recorded two good third placings from his last two starts and is likely to race next over 1200m at Trentham on Saturday week.

   Bellesgirl, entered for the Special Conditions 1400 at Hastings on Saturday, was another who worked well on her own when running 1000  in 1:09.7, the last 600 in 38.4. She flashed home for second over 1300m on the middle day at Hastings and will appreciate the slightly longer distance on Saturday.

   Her stablemate Velarde, another entered for the Special Conditions 1400, was let off with an easy 800m workout this morning, clocking 56.2 for the distance, the last 600 in 41.1. He was running on from the back when sixth over 1200m at Woodville last week.

   Overstayer, preparing for the Rating 65 race over 2100m at Hastings on Saturday, was only let run along over the last 400m of his work when running 1200m in 1:22.7, the last 600 in 38.2. He is another who looks to have trained on well since racing at Hastings on October 3.

   Call Me Jack, who lines up in the 2300m maidens and jumpers highweight at Otaki today, ended his work with a sharp 600m sprint in 37.7 while his stablemate Lightofthemoon was let off with an easier assignment, running home his last 600m in 40.4.

   Kusa Kuada and a Ghibellines three-year-old gelding, both in the Patrick Campbell stable, showed good speed worked strongly together over 1000m in 1:03.9, the last 600 in 36.2 while Krystal Lass and Truly ran 600m together in 38.8.

   Estefania, entered for the Rating 65 race over 2100m at Hastings on Saturday, clocked 30.2 and 25.2 for two 400m runs. Any rain will enhance her chances.

   Parenui was restricted to not much more than three-quarter pace over 800m in 57.8, the last 600 in 41.5 while Resolution, entered for Otaki today, was also kept under a strong hold over 1200m, the last 600 in 46.


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