A strong 1000-metre gallop by King Farouk was the highlight in a reasonably quiet trackwork session at Hastings today.
Fast work was confined to the plough, which provided soft footing.
King Farouk finished clear of his stablemate Beau Monde at the end of 1000m in 1:03.4, the first 400m taking 26.6 and the last 600m in a quick 36.8.
King Farouk hasn’t raced since March but looks to be coming up extra well in a new campaign and is likely to kick off again in a Rating 65 race over 1300m at Taupo on August 25.
Beau Monde was having her first serious gallop since finishing third over 1200m at Hastings on July 22 and will contest a maiden 1200m race at Taupo.
Langley, entered for the Maiden 1400 at Woodville tomorrow, worked in at three-quarter pace from the 1000m peg and then quickened over the last 600m in 38.7. She is an Ekraar mare who ruined her chances by being slow away and then racing greenly on debut over 1200m at Awapuni on July 29.
Estefania was restricted to just two rounds of pacework as she had a good gallop in trackwork last Saturday. She will now be stepped up to 1600m, either at Woodville tomorrow or Te Rapa on Saturday.
Can I Get An Amen looked to be travelling well at the end of her 600m workout in 40.4, the last 400m in 26.4. She showed plenty of ability earlier this year and is another who looks to be coming up well in a new campaign. She will have a jumpout at Waipukurau today to further her fitness.
Mohaka, another heading to the Waipukurau jumpouts today, was restricted to just three-quarter pace and came home her last 600m in 44.2. She is another who looks in great order.
Freebee and a Prince Conti four-year-old mare worked together over 600m. They went quick for the first 200m but then slowed towards the finish to clock 42.8.
A Fastnet Rock four-year-old mare in the Lowry/Cullen stable ended her work with an easy 600m in 43.7 while Mosa Mosa, entered for Woodville tomorrow, ran 600m in 41.4.