Stablemates Mohaka and Can I Get An Amen, both preparing for this Saturday’s Te Rapa meeting, worked well together at this morning’s Hastings track session.
Fast work was confined to the plough, which provided good footing after 6.5millimetres of rain overnight.
Mohaka and Can I Get An Amen worked in from the 1000m peg in 1:05.5, coming home the last 600m in 36.8 and final 400 in 23.1.
Mohaka went a good race for fourth when fresh up over 1560m at Rotorua last week and will contest Saturday’s Group 2 Cal Isuzu Stakes (1600m) at Te Rapa while Can I Get An Amen missed out on a start at last Saturday’s abandoned Wellington meeting and will line up in the Rating 74 race over 1200m.
A Savabeel-Eleonora three-year-old filly in the Lowry/Cullen stable worked on her own over 1000m in 1:10, running the first 400m in an easy 29.2 before quickening slightly over the last 600 in 40.8. She has shown up well in Hastings jumpouts and is likely to have another jumpout there on Friday.
No Bid, a big three-year-old gelding by Vespa trained by Mick Brown and Sue Thompson, worked keenly over 600m in 38.8 while a Shocking-Peritinette three-year-old in the Lowry/Cullen stable ran an easy 600m in 39.8.
A Darci Brahma-Edwina three-year-old filly and a Per Incanto-Braandnickers three-year-old gelding, both in the Lowry/Cullen stable, were restricted to just three-quarter pace over 800m, coming home the last 600 in 44.7 while a Shocking four-year-old mare trained by Pam Holden ran her last 600m in 40.1.
Overstayer was restricted to just cantering in the centre of the track. The big Zed gelding was found to have a slow recovery rate after failing over 2100m at Otaki last start but looks back to one hundred per cent again now and is likely to line up in the Rating 65 race over 2200m at Te Rapa this Saturday.