A solid 1000-metre gallop by the stablemates Lady Vadamos and One Dream One Soul was the highlight in a relatively quiet session at the Hastings track today.
Fast work was confined to the plough, which provided soft footing.
Lady Vadamos and One Dream One Soul worked in from the 800m peg in 52.5, running the first 200m in 14.7s before coming home strongly over the last 600 in 37.8.
The two Lee Somervell-trained gallopers are likely starters at next Wednesday’s Taupo meeting and will then be aimed at the first day of the Hawke’s Bay spring carnival. Lady Vadamos showed good improvement with a good last start third over 1360m at Wanganui while One Dream One Soul is a younger full-sister to the five race winner One Prize One Goal.
Ivanka and her stablemate Malania worked in at three-quarter pace from the 1000m peg, running the first 400m in 31.9 and then quickening over the last 600 in 39.7 Ivanka is another likely starter at Taupo on Wednesday of next week, where she will resume in the three-year-old fillies’ race over 1100m.
No Rock No Pop also worked well when she ran 800m on her own in 53.7, running the first 400m in a leisurely 16.7 before coming home the last 600 in a smart 37s. She is another likely starter at Taupo next week.
My Tommy, who will contest either the hurdle race or steeplechase at Rotorua on Sunday, worked over a round and was timed to run his last 1200m in 1:26.6, the last 600 in 42.1.
An Adelaide three-year-old and one by Ocean Park, both prepared by Fred Pratt, clocked 44.3 for an easy 600m, the last 400 in 26.7 while a Savabeel-Irish Fling three-year-old filly ran an easy 600m in 42.2.
An Iffraaj-Madame Marju three-year-old filly in the Lowry/Cullen stable was also kept under a good hold when running the last 600m of her work in 43.5.
Can I Get An Amen, Mohaka, Shezzacatch and Wewillrock were all restricted to just two rounds of pacework.