IN Our Horses
John Jenkins | July 02, 2024

Wewillrock, preparing for Saturday’s Te Rapa meeting, hit out strongly in a solo gallop at this morning’s Hastings trackwork session.

Fast work was carried out on the plough and wide out on the No.1 grass, both tracks providing heavy footing.

A penetrometer reading was taken on the course proper during the session and came up as a heavy-10 and the running rail will be shifted out to eight metres for Saturday’s Hastings race meeting.

Wewillrock worked in from the 1000m peg on the plough in 1:03.2, running the first 400m in 26.5 before sprinting home the last 600 in an excellent 36.7.

The El Roca gelding looks in great order and will contest the $40,000 Open Sprint over 1200m at Te Rapa.

Written Up, a likely starter at Hastings on Saturday, worked late in the session and clocked 1:03.7 for a solo 1000m on the plough, the last 600 in 37.8. The four-year-old hasn’t raced for 11 months but has been given a couple of jumpouts to prepare him for a return to the racetrack.

Donardo, who may start in the steeplechase race at Te Rapa on Saturday, had trainer Lucy de Lautour aboard when working over two rounds on the plough. He was timed to run the last 1200m in 1:24.9 and final 600 in 40.1.

Nozumi had co-trainer Mick Brown aboard when working in from the 1000m peg on the plough in 1:09.9, the last 80m in 52.8 and final 600 in 37.6. He is likely to have a run at the Foxton trials on Thursday.

Just Looking and Bull Paki, both trained by Kirsty Lawrence, were let off with an easy 1000m together in 1:13.8, the last 600 in 41.1. They could also have a run at Thursday’s Foxton trials.

Dublin Castle worked over 1000m on the No. 1 grass in 1:10.9, the last 600 in 39.7 while Little Miss Muffet went easily over the same ground in 1:11, the last 600 in 40.2.

Anaroa was kept to not much more than three-quarter pace over 800m on the plough in 55.6, the last 600 in 42.2 while stablemate Candle was also kept under a strong hold over 800m in 58.1, the last 600 in 44.1.

A Proisir three-year-old filly in the Thompson/Brown stable worked in from the 1000m peg on the No.1 grass in 1:11.9, clocking 33.1 for the first 400m before quickening over the last 600 in 38.8.

A Per Incanto-Deb three-year-old gelding trained by Guy Lowry and Leah Zydenbos was kept to three-quarter pace over 800m in 55.7, the last 600 in 41.7 while stablemate Flashlight ran home the last 600m of his work in 43.7.