IN Our Horses
John Jenkins | May 14, 2024

Paradis, who will race next at Woodville on May 26, was one of only three horses who galloped at this morning’s Hastings trackwork session.

Fast work was confined to the plough, which provided good footing.

Paradis worked in from the 1000m peg in 1:10.2, running the first 400m in an easy 32.8 before quickening over the last 600 in 37.4.

The Complacent four-year-old has not raced since finishing third over 2100m at Otaki on April 1 but has been kept up to the mark in trackwork by trainers Fred Pratt and Caitlin Johnson and will contest a 1600m maiden at Woodville. Any rain will enhance her chances.

Bahia Emerald was not hurried when she ran a solo 1000m in 1:10.4, the last 600 in 40.7. She is also coming off a last start third placing and is likely to start next at the Awapuni synthetic track meeting on May 30.

Agent Orange, another horse in the Pratt/Johnson stable, was given an easy 600m gallop in 40.6s.

Wewillrock, who heads to Trentham this Saturday for an open sprint over 1100m, was restricted to just two rounds of pacework after undergoing a strong gallop in trackwork last Saturday. He looks to have trained on well since his last start win over 1200m at Wanganui.