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Hastings Trackwork | 21 Nov 2023
John Jenkins | November 21, 2023

There were only three gallops recorded in an exceptionally quiet trackwork session at Hastings this morning.

More than 30 millimetres of rain had fallen on the Hastings track in three days, with 18 millimetres since Monday morning, resulting in most horses being restricted to just slow pacework in the centre.

It’s Amelia and Candle worked together over 800m on the heavy No.1 grass. They worked near the middle of the track and recorded a good time of 50.4, running the first 200m in 14.9 before sprinting the last 600 in 35.5.

It’s Amelia is a promising filly by Eminent in the Guy Lowry stable who was scratched from Sunday’s Hastings meeting because of the heavy track. She will now head to Wanganui on Saturday for a maiden 1200m race, providing track conditions are not too testing. She finished second in a 1000m Woodville trial on November 6.

Supercell seemed to plough through the very wet and slushy conditions on the plough when working over 1200m in 1:21.1, the first 600m taking 42.3 and the last 600 in 38.8. He is another heading to Wanganui on Saturday, providing the track is not too heavy, where he will contest a Rating 65 race over 1200m.

His stablemate Ravenna Rosa also worked over 1200m on the plough and clocked 1:22.9, the last 600 in 39.4. She will be entered for the Rating 65 race over 2040m at Wanganui.