A strong solo workout by Estefania and a quick 600-metre dash by a Tivarci two-year-old were the highlights at this morning’s Hastings track session.
Fast work was confined to the plough, which provided soft footing.
Estefania worked early in the session, in bad light, so no sectional times could be taken. However she worked in from the 1200m peg in 1:27.9 and steadily increased the speed as she went, striding out well at the finish.
The Darci Brahma mare was entered for the last race at last Saturday’s abandoned Wellington meeting and is now likely to start at either Otaki or Rotorua on Saturday week. She is one horse that relishes heavy track conditions.
A Tivarci-Golden Gamble two-year-old gelding in the Lowry/Cullen stable took the time honours for the session when he sprinted 600m in 37.3. He is a very well bred youngster, being a half-brother to a two-time Hong Kong Horse of the Year in Ambitious Dragon.
Mosa Mosa, entered for the Maiden 1400 at Hastings on Thursday, worked on his own over 800m in 55.9, the last 600 in 40.9. He finished sixth on debut over 1200m at Wanganui last week.
Matt Kain, down to resume in the Rating 65 race over 1200m at Hastings, worked nicely on his own over 800m in 55.4, the last 600 in 39.1 while Freebee and a Fastnet Rock gelding worked together over 600m in 38.5.
Wewillrock was not pressured when running 800m in 53.7, the last 600 in 40.5. He showed good potential earlier this year and looks to have come back a lot stronger after a spell.
Zakra, entered for the Maiden 1600 at Hastings, was let off with just three-quarter pace, running his last 600m in 43.7 while Countess Conti clocked 53.1 for 800m, the last 600 in 38.6.