IN Our Horses
Hastings Trackwork | 24 Oct 2023
John Jenkins | October 24, 2023

Last start winner Free Bee looked to have trained on the right way when working at this morning’s Hastings track session.

There was little in the way of fast work, which was conducted on the plough (good).

Free Bee had co-trainer Mick Brown aboard when working in easily from the 1000m peg on her own. She was only doing three-quarter pace for the first 400m before quickening nicely over the last 600 in 39.1.

Free Bee is coming off a last start win over 1400m at Taupo and will now head to another Rating 75 race over 1400m at Otaki on November 8.

Fun Test and a Sweet Orange four-year-old, both trained by Fred Pratt and Caitlin Johnson, took the time honours for the session when they sprinted 800m in 50.9, the last 600 in 36.6. Fun Test is a three-year-old filly by Time Test.

Fancy Like Lass was let off with an easy 800m in 57.7, the last 600 in 41.7 and is another who looks in great order. She was a fast finishing second over 1100m at Taupo at her last start and will now head to Trentham on Saturday week for another Rating 65 race over the same distance.

River Dance worked over a round on his own and was timed to run the last 1200m in 1:20.2, coming home the final 600 strongly in 37s. The Vadamos mare had no luck in the running when making her race her debut over 1800m at Taupo and will now head to Wanganui on Thursday of next week for a maiden 2040m race.

Paradis and an Unusual Suspect three-year-old, two others in the Pratt/Johnson stable, ended their work with a 600m sprint in 37.4.