Impressive gallops by King Farouk and Magic Incanto were along the highlights in a reasonably busy track session at Hastings today.
Fast work was confined to the plough which provided good footing.
King Farouk finished slightly ahead of his stablemate Beau Monde at the end of a solid 1000m workout in 1:05, coming home the last 600 in 36.6.
Both horses were winners at last week’s Hastings jumpouts and are expected to resume racing on the first day of the Hawke’s Bay spring carnival, on Saturday week. King Farouk will be entered for the Rating 65 race over 1300m while Beau Monde will contest the Special Conditions Maiden over 1200m.
Magic Incanto had trainer Fred Pratt aboard when sprinting a quick 600m in 35.6. The Per Incanto mare is another likely starter at Hastings on Saturday week, where she will be entered for the Rating 74 race over her pet distance of 1400m.
Overstayer had co-trainer Mick Brown aboard when working on his own over a round and was timed to run the last 1200m in 1:19.9 and final 600 in 38.3. The big Zed gelding could resume racing either over 1600m at Te Rapa this Saturday or over 2000m at Hastings a week later.
Wewillrock, down to resume in a maiden 1200m race at Woodville on Thursday, was another who worked well on his own when running 800m in 52.9, the last 600 in 39.4.
A Burgundy four-year-old gelding in the John and James Bridge stable ran a solo 1000m in 1:09.6, the last 600 in 37.9. He finished a close second in a 750m heat at last week’s Hastings jumpouts and is another horse that shows good potential.
Can I Get An Amen was not hurried when running 1000m in 1:12.1, the last 600 in 43.5. She is another horse who is coming up well in a new preparation and could resume at either Otaki on Thursday of next week or at Hastings two days later.
Estefania worked early in the session and recorded 27.4 and 24.5 for two 400m runs on her own. She is another who could be entered for the Otaki meeting on Thursday of next week, where she is likely to contest a Rating 65 race over 1600m.
A Telperion-La Singa three-year-old gelding and a Sacred Falls three-year-old filly worked together over 800m in 55.5, the last 600 in 40.5 while an Iffraaj three-year-old filly in the Lowry/Cullen stable ran the last 600m in her work in 40.8.
Master Brewer and a Mongolian Khan three-year-old filly, both in the Thompson/Brown stable, worked easily together over 600m in 43.6 while a Darci Brahma-Stepping Out three-year-old filly and a Pins-Alleyway three-year-old gelding ran an easy 600m together in 43.3.