No Time To Jazz took the time honours in a relatively quiet trackwork session at Hastings today, running a quick 1000m on her own.
Fast work was confined to the plough, which provided good footing. Not many horses worked as a large number were entered for the Waipukurau jumpouts later in the day.
No Time To Jazz worked in from the 1000m peg in 1:01.4, running the first 400m in 26.4 before speeding over the last 600 in 35.
The Swiss Ace mare has obviously trained on the right way since finishing a good fourth in the Listed 1200m sprint at Hastings on Easter Saturday and is now being aimed at the Group 3 $80,000 Rydges Rotorua Stakes (1400m) on May 14.
Her stablemate Secret Falls also galloped a 1000m this morning, clocking 1:01.9 for the distance, the last 600 in 36. She will contest a maiden 1400m race at the same Rotorua meeting.
Hunta Pence, preparing for the $35,000 open 2040m race at Wanganui this Saturday, worked in from the 1000m peg in 1:05.9, running the first 400m in an easy 29.7 before quickening over the last 600 in 36.2. He has a good record on the Wanganui track and will have the benefit of a 2kg allowance with apprentice Temyia Taiaroa engaged to ride him.
His stablemate Karehana Bay was not pressured when running a solo 1000m in 1:06.8, the last 600 in 38 and he will contest the maiden three-year-old race over 1350m at Wanganui on Saturday.
Estefania was given two 600m runs, the first one at three-quarter pace and the second in 39.1. She is waiting for the wet tracks and could start next at either Otaki on May 6 or Woodville two days later.
Free Thyme was timed to run two 400m gallops on the plough in 27s and 24s respectively and he is another who could start at either Otaki or Woodville. He was a good last start second over 1200m at Woodville.
Wewillrock was let off with two rounds of pacework and was to have a more serious hit out on Wednesday in preparation for Saturday’s Group 3 $80,000 Cambridge Breeders Stakes (1200m) at Te Rapa. Jonathan Riddell has been booked to ride him.
Impressive last start winner Podium was another who was restricted to just two rounds of pacework and she will line up in a Rating 65 race over 1230m at Rotorua on Friday, with Opie Bosson to ride.