IN Our Horses
John Jenkins | May 21, 2024

There was very little in the way of fast work at this morning’s Hastings trackwork session after more than 30 millimeters of rain fee on the course overnight.

Working on the plough, which was deep, Paradis worked in from the 800m peg and was timed to sprint home the last 600 in 41.8. She is likely to race at either Trentham this Saturday or Woodville the following day.

Duncan Creek was restricted to just two rounds of pacework on the plough. He was a last start fourth over 1400m at Woodville when carrying 58kg and will get some weight relief when he lines up in the open 1400m sprint at Trentham on Saturday.

A Time Test two-year-old filly trained by Richard McKenzie and Jordan Bassett stretched out well over 800m on the No.1 grass in 54.6, coming home the last 600 in 39.1. She was a decisive winner of a 1000m jumpout at Hastings last week.

A Contributor three-year-old filly in the Lowry/Zydenbos stable also worked on the No.1 grass and clocked 54.1 for 800m, the last 600 in 39.9.

Johnny Be Good and a Sneaking To Win two-year-old gelding, both trained by Fred Pratt and Caitlin Johnson, ended their work on the plough with 600m in 39.1. They are both likely to head to the Woodville jumpouts next Monday.

A Tarzino two-year-old and one by Telperion, both in the Lowry/Zydenbos stable, worked in at three-quarter pace on the plough and quickened slightly over the last 600 in 41.8. They are also likely to head to the Woodville jumpouts next Monday.