Group 1 winner Callsign Mav underwent a nice quiet jumpout at the Hastings track this morning as he prepares for another spring campaign.
There were nine heats run up against the running rail on the course proper, which provided slow footing.
Callsign Mav contested the last of three 1000m heats and was ridden by regular raceday rider Jonathan Riddell. The Atlante gelding finished last of the four runners but was not asked for a serious effort over the final stages and pulled up in good order.
Trainer John Bary said Callsign Mav will now head to the Cambridge synthetic trials on August 5 and then possibly have another trial at Taupo later in August before he resumes in the Group 1 $220,000 Tarzino Trophy (1400m) at Hastings on September 11, the race he won last year.
The heat was taken out by Callsign Mav’s stablemate Ask Pa, who beat Estefania by three-quarters of a length, with 1-1/2 lengths back to third placed Shez Ekstra. The winning time of 1:02.8 was the fastest over the 1000m distance.
Bary said he was unsure of the plans for As Pa or the other 14 horses he had at the jumpouts, saying they were all there just for a fitness run.
Bary lined up a promising Per Incanto three-year-old filly in one of the 750m heats and she only went down by a nose behind the more experienced Wewillrock. They had the finish to themselves and the winner clocked a good time of 47.2s.
Wewillrock, a rising three-year-old in the Lowry/Cullen stable, showed good ability earlier this year and looks to have come back a much stronger horse after a spell.
Real Slim Tradie recorded the quickest time of the 750m heats when he clocked 46.9s in beating Bold Iris by a short neck, with Miss Labasa a length back in third. The Kirsty Lawrence-trained three-year-old Real Slim Tradie is another who showed good potential earlier this season.
Heat 1, 400m: Charm Spirit yearling filly (W Pinn) 1, Spill The Beans yearling gelding 2, Sacred Falls 2yr-old filly 3. Five starters. Margins: 1 length, head. Time: 26.9s. Winner trained by John Bary, Hastings.
Heat 2, 400m: Complacent yearling colt (K Hercock) 1, Wrote yearling colt 2, Mongolian Khan yearling filly 3. Four starters. Margins: Nose, 2-3/4 lengths. Time: 37.1s. Winner trained by Sue Thompson & Mick Brown, Hastings.
Heat 3, 750m: Ekraar 3yr-old filly (L Sutherland) 1, Secoya Chica 2, Shocking-Peritinette 3yr-old gelding 3. Five starters. Margins: 3 lengths, 1-1/2 lengths. Time: 47.2s. Winner trained by Fred Pratt, Hastings.
Heat 4, 750m: Apache Woman (W Pinn) 1, Korubela Miss 2, Freebee 3. Five starters. Margins: Long neck, ½ length. Time: 47s. Winner trained by John Bary, Hastings.
Heat 5, 750m: Wewillrock (Sameer Mohammed) 1, Per Incanto 3yr-old filly 2, Mongolian Khan 2yr-old colt 3. Four starters. Margins: Nose, 3-1/2 lengths. Time: 47.2s. Winner trained by Guy Lowry & Grant Cullen, Hastings.
Heat 6, 750m: Real Slim Tradie (K Hercock) 1, Bold Iris 2, Miss Labasa 3. Three starters. Margins: Short neck, 1 length. Time: 46.9s. Winner trained by Kirsty Lawrence, Waipukurau.
Heat 7, 1000m: No Time To Jazz (L Sutherland) 1, Iffraaj 2yr-old gelding 2, Mongolian Khan 2yr-old gelding 3. Three starters. Margins: 1-1/4 lengths, 3-1/2 lengths. Time: 1:04.1. Winner rained by Pam Holden, Hastings.
Heat 8, 1000m: Kaluanui (W Pinn) 1, Echoes Of Heaven 5yr-old gelding 2, Makfi 3yr-old gelding 3. Four starters. Margins: ½ length, ½ length. Time: 1:03.5. Winner trained by John Bary, Hastings.
Heat 9, 1000m: Ask Pa (W Pinn) 1, Estefania 2, Shez Ekstra 3. Four starters. Margins: ¾ length, 1 length. Time: 1:02.8. Winner trained by John Bary, Hastings.