Motivation, preparing for Saturday’s Listed $60,000 Wanganui Cup, hit out well in company at this morning’s Hastings track session.
Fast work was confined to the plough, which provided good footing.
Motivation worked over 1200m with stablemate I’m Chuck and recorded 1:20.2 for the full distance. They ran the first 600 in a leisurely 42.9 but then quickened appreciably over the last 600 in 37.3.
Motivation is now in the Paul Nelson and Corrina McDougal stable and is coming off a good last start third over 1550m at Awapuni.
I’m Chuck was a last start fifth over 1600m at Hastings and will step up to 2100m on the same track on December 8.
Last year’s Wanganui Cup winner Hunta Pence is also lining up again in this Saturday’s 2040m event. This morning he was two rounds of pacework and was undergo faster work on Wednesday. He looks in great order.
Magic Incanto had trainer Fred Pratt aboard when running a quick 600m in 35.6 and was travelling very keenly at the finish. She may start next at the Hawke’s Bay meeting on December 8.
Penny Royal, another likely runner at Hastings on December 8, worked on her own over 1000m in 1:08, the last 600 in 37.8 while stablemate Tuigirl ran over the same distance in 1:04.9 and came the last 600 in 38.
Overstayer was restricted to just two rounds of pacework but looked to be striding out well and heads to today’s Otaki meeting for a Rating 74 race over 2100m. He went a much improved race for second over 1600m at Hastings last start.
Secret Falls and Lady Vadamos were paired up and sent over 1000m in 1:02.8, the last 600 in 35.9. Secret Falls has shown up well in barrier trials and could make her race debut in a maiden 1200 at Hastings on December 8.
Maria Dior, entered for the Rating 74 race over 1600m at Wanganui on Saturday, was not extended when running a solo 800m in 53.8, the last 600 in 39.1. She has trained on well since her all the way win at Hastings last start.
One Dream One Soul clocked 1:09.4 for 1000m on her own, the last 600 in 37.8 while a Keeper three-year-old filly in Fred Pratt’s stable ran 800m in 51.5, the last 600 in 37.2.
Langley and a Playmaker four-year-old gelding, both in the Thompson/Brown stable, worked well over 1000m in 1:05.6, the last 600 in 36.6. The Playmaker gelding is a full-brother to Miss Wrigley and finished second to The Stoney One in a 1000m jumpout at Hastings earlier this month.
A Super Easy-Flare three-year-old filly and a Wrote three-year-old filly, both in the Lowry/Cullen stable, clocked 52.6 for 800m, the last 600 in 38.5 while an Adelaide two-year-old gelding in Fred Pratt’s stable end his work with 600m in 39.
A Shocking gelding in the Lowry/Cullen stable was keen to go faster when running 600m in 40.8 while an O’Reilly’s Choice three-year-old filly worked with No Bid over 400m in 27.4.