Last season’s Tarzino Trophy winner Callsign Mav showed he is on target again for this Saturday’s Group 1 feature with a solid gallop in company with stablemate Miss Labasa at this morning’s Hastings track session.
Fast work was carried out on the plough and about 10 metres out from the inside rail on the course proper, both tracks provided dead footing after five millimetres of rain since 4.30am this morning.
Callsign Mav and Miss Labasa worked over 1000m together on the course proper in 1:03.2, the first 400m in 27 and the final 600 in 36.2.
Callsign Mav was at odds of 81 to one when he won last year’s Tarzino Trophy but is likely to be one of the favourites for this year’s 1400m feature after three trial wins in the past six weeks, at Cambridge (1300m), Foxton (1200m) and Taupo (1100m).
No Rock No Pop recorded one of the quickest times of the morning when she worked in from the 1000m peg on her own and sprinted the last 800m in 48.9 and final 600 in 35.4. She will line probably line up in the Rating 74 race over 1400m at Hastings on Saturday with apprentice Ashvin Mudhoo to ride.
Magic Incanto was another who sprinted quickly over 600m on the plough in 36.1 and she will contest the Rating 74 race over 1400m on Saturday.
Wewillrock, a possible starter at Taupo tomorrow, was not pressured when running a solo 800m in 55.7, the last 600 in 38.6. He hasn’t raced for seven months but has been getting through good work on the track and won over 1000m at the last Hastings jumpouts.
Overstayer had co-trainer Mick Brown aboard when working over 1200m on the plough in 1:20, the first 600m in 41.8 and the final 600 in 38.2. He is expected to contest the Rating 74 race over 2000m at Hastings on Saturday, providing the track is no worse than slow.
Red ‘N’ Surf and Hanging Loose, two members of Vicki Wilson’s stable, sprinted a quick 600m together on the plough in 35 while No Time To Jazz and a Mongolian Khan three-year-old colt worked over 800m and were timed to run their last 600 in 36.6.
Ivanka, a likely starter in the Listed El Roca-Sir Colin Meads Trophy (1200m) at Hastings on Saturday, worked with stablemate Melania over 1000m on the course proper in 1:06.1, the last 600 in 36.3.
Lady Vadamos, who could contest the Special Conditions Maiden at Hastings, worked in at three-quarter pace from the 1000m peg in 1:09.6, quickening over the last 600 in 37.1.
Penny Royal ran a solo 1000m on the plough and was timed to come home the last 800m in 51.2 and final 600 in 37.6. She is being prepared to resume at the Taupo meeting on October 6.
An Iffraaj-Madama Marju three-year-old filly in the Lowry/Cullen stable clocked 39.8 for an easy 600m while a Wrote three-year-old filly in the same stable ran 800m in 55, the last 600 in 39.9.
Tuigirl clocked 51.4 for 800m, the last 600 in 37.1 while an Ocean Park three-year-old trained by Fred Pratt sprinted 400m in 23.2.
A Jakkalberry-Molly O’Reilly three-year-old filly ended her work on the plough with 400m in 25.6.