Candle, preparing for Sunday’s Manawatu meeting, turned in an excellent workout with stablemate Can I Get An Amen at Tuesday’s Hastings trackwork session.
Fast work was confined to the plough, which provided good footing.
Candle and Can I Get An Amen worked in from the 1000m peg in 1:04.4 and steadily increased the speed, running home the last 600 in 35.6 and final 400 in 22.2.
Candle was an impressive debut winner over 1200m at Wanganui last month and has obviously trained on the right way since. The Super Easy filly will now line up in a Rating 65 race over 1200m at Awapuni.
Can I Get An Amen was scratched from last Saturday’s Manawatu meeting when the track was rated a heavy-11 and may now start at either Awapuni this Sunday or Rotorua the following Tuesday.
No Time To Jazz recorded the quickest time of the morning when she sped over 1000m in 1:02.8, running the last 600 in a very quick 34.9. She disappointed at Hastings last start but was a winner on the same track before that and will now line up in a Rating 65 race over 1200m at the Hawke’s Bay New Year’s Eve meeting.
Satu Lagi was keen to go a lot faster when running the last 600m of his work in 39.3. The Per Incanto gelding recorded a strong last start win over 1400m at Awapuni and will now be freshened for an 1100m open sprint on the same track on January 8. This will serve as a lead up to the Group 3 $80,000 Anniversary Handicap (1600m) at Trentham on January 15.
Secret Falls was another who recorded a quick last 600m, working in from the 800m peg in 59.9 and sprinting the final 600 in 34.8. The Sacred Falls filly was a close debut second over 1200m at the last Hawke’s Bay meeting and will contest another 1200m maiden on the same track on New Year’s Eve.
No Rock No Pop, who will take on the open class gallopers over 1550m at Awapuni this Sunday, worked on her own over 1200m in 1:23.2, running the first 600 in an easy 46.3 before sprinting home the last 600 in 36.9. The Rock ‘N’ Pop mare has won two of her last three starts.
Mohaka, preparing for the Taupo Cup (2000m) on Thursday of next week, was kept under a hold over 800m in 56.5, the last 600 in 42.4 while stablemate The Stoney One was also hard held when running a solo 800m in 56.2, the last 600 in 42.5.
Aviator worked in from the 1000m peg and was timed to run home the last 800m in 52.7 and final 600 in 39.6. He is a promising three-year-old by Turn Me Loose who has had two starts for a second and a fourth.
One Dream One Soul worked on her own over 1000m in 1:05.4, the last 600 in 36.9 while a Shocking four-year-old mare trained by Pam Holden recorded 49.3 for 800m, the last 600 in 36.4.
Langley worked over a round at three-quarter pace, clocking 1:13.5 for the last 1000m and 43.3 for the final 600 in 43.3.
Sedona and a Wrote two-year-old filly, both trained by Dean Howard, ran an easy 600m in 42.8 while a He’s Remarkable six-year-old gelding clocked 54.8 for 800m, the last 600 in 39.5.
Last start winner Love Letter was not hurried when working over 1000m, the last 600m in 42.8 and final 400 in 28.7 while Darwin ran an easy 600m in 43.2.
A Shocking four-year-old gelding in the Lowry/Cullen stable ran a solo 800m in 54.4, the last 600 in 39.9 while a Per Incanto-Braandnickers three-year-old gelding ran home the last 600m of his work in 44.7.