Impressive last start winner Red ‘N’ Surf showed he has trained on the right way since with a strong workout at this morning’s Hastings track session.
The son of Redwood cleared maiden ranks with a 2-3/4 length victory over 2050m at Wanganui last Thursday and is now likely to step up to 2500m at this Saturday’s Hawke’s Bay meeting.
Fast work this morning was confined to the plough which provided good footing.
Red ‘N’ Surf finished well clear of an Iffraaj four-year-old mare at the end of 1000m in 1:04.6, running the first 400m in 28.6s before sprinting home the final 600 in 36s.
Red ‘N’ Surf is a four-year-old by Redwood and credited Hastings trainer Vicki Wilson with her first training success last week. She is confident he will run out a strong 2500m on Saturday.
Pablo Esk, who will resume in the Rating 74 race over 1400m at Hastings on Saturday, was another who worked well when running a solo 1000m in 1:03.8, the last 600 in 36.8. He won two races in a row on the Hastings track earlier this season.
No Rock No Pop clocked 1:05.1 for her 1000m workout, running the first 400m in 27.7s and the final 600 in 37.4. She will resume in the Rating 65 race over 1200m on Saturday with apprentice Ashvin Mudhoo to ride her.
Her stablemate One Prize One Goal also ran a solo 1000m and clocked 1:06, the last 600 in 38.2. He won a recent Waipukurau jumpout and is entered for the Rating 74 race over 1400m at Hastings on Saturday.
My Tommy, who is down to resume in a Rating 65 race over 1200m at Otaki today, ended his work with 600m in 38.7 while the talented three-year-old Basarwa ran an easy 600m in 42.8.
Spydapus, now trained by Vicki Wilson, sprinted 600m in 36.5s. She is a Burgundy four-year-old mare who was placed three times from the John Bary stable last year before being sidelined with an injury.
Veloce Sorella, another in Vicki Wilson’s stable, sprinted 600m in 35.8s while a Super Easy three-year-old and a Charm Spirit two-year-old were not extended when running 600m in 39.5.