South Island visitors Tappy’s One and Ritani showed they are ready to perform well in this Saturday’s Group 1 $250,000 Livamol Classic when they worked strongly together at this morning’s Hastings track session.
Fast work was mainly confined to the plough but Tappy’s One and Ritani were allowed to gallop about four metres out from the running rail on the course proper, which came up with a penetrometer reading of a dead-4.
Tappy’s One was on the outside of Ritani and slightly ahead at the finish when they worked over 1200m in 1:18, running the first 600m in 42.9 before coming home strongly over the last 600 in 35.1.
Tappy’s One led for much of the race in the Group1 Windsor Park Plate (1600m) at Hastings two weeks ago before weakening to ninth while Ritani, in the same race, trailed the leading division to the turn and stuck on well for fifth.
Shezzacatch was another who worked well this morning when running a solo 1000m on the plough in 1:06.3, the last 600 in 37. She was desperately unlucky when finishing fourth over 1200m on the second day of the Hawke’s Bay spring carnival and contests a similar race there on Saturday.
No Rock No Pop showed she has trained on well since her last start sixth when running 1000m on her own in 1:05.9, the last 600 in 36.1. Trainer Lee Somervell is hoping to get a start with her in the Rating 74 race over 1400m at Hastings on Saturday but she is only rated on 68 points.
Ivanka, who could contest the three-year-old race over 1300m at Hastings on Saturday, worked with stablemate Master Brewer over 1200m. They were timed to run the last 1000m in 1:01.3 and final 600 in 36.4.
Maria Dior, who may resume from a spell in the Rating 74 race over 1200m on Saturday, worked with a Telperion three-year-old gelding over 600m in 39.2 while Super Tap and Langley showed good speed when cutting out 800m together in 49.9, the last 600 in 36.9.
Super Tap is a stablemate of Tappy’s One and Ritani and one of three horses trainers Ian and Kerry Taplin have brought up from the South Island for the carnival. The Proisir mare is entered for the Rating 65 race over 2200m on Saturday.
Lady Vadamos, who is likely to race next in a fillies and mares maiden 1400 at Woodville next week, also worked well on her own when running 800m in 52.2, the last 600 in 37.3.
The Stoney One, a promising three-year-old by Pierro in the Lowry/Cullen stable, was not hurried when running 1000m on his own, the last 800 in 53.7 and final 600 in 39.5. He won a trial earlier this year before recording an unlucky debut fourth over 1200m at Wanganui.
No Time To Jazz, another likely starter at Woodville next week, clocked 51.4 for 800m and came home the last 600 in 37.6 while her stablemate Secret Falls worked in from the 1000m peg and was timed to run home the last 800 in 51, the final 600 in 37.
One Dream One Soul, another who could line up at Woodville next week, worked on her own over 1000m in 1:08.9, the last 600 in 39.5. She is a full-sister to the well performed One Prize One Goal.
Last start winner Hesacitiboy ended his worked with 600m in 39.5 while his stablemate Yossarian just sprinted up the straight.
A Wrote three-year-old filly in the Lowry/Cullen stable worked well on her own when clocking 50.5 for 800m, the last 600 in 37.2 while a Savabeel-Irsh Fling three-year-old filly in the same stable ended her work with 600m in 39.4.
Matt Cain and an Adelaide two-year-old, both trained by Fred Pratt, sprinted 600m together in 37.9 while Tuigirl ran a solo 1000m in 1:08.9, the last 600 in 40.8.