Matamata Tuesday Trackwork
14 May 2019
Paisley Park looked on target for weekend racing at Te Rapa when he worked impressively at Matamata this morning. Galloping solo 13 metres out on the course proper, where the going was on the far end of slow, Paisley Park (Coleman) strode over 1200m in 1:20, with his last 1000m in 1:05.6 and hit the line strongly after a final 600m in 37.6. The Richardson/Parker-trained gelding has freshened well since last racing and should be up for a bold run on Saturday, provided the going is reasonable.
Te Rapa entries She’s A Goddess (Newman) and Bridal Veil (McCall) were paired in smart work over 1000m in 1:06.4, finishing off with an impressive final 600m in 36.8. Over the same ground Awapuni-bound duo Bojangles (A Jones) and Conclusion (T Harris) returned 1:05.4 and 37.2.
Likely Te Rapa runner Al Haram (C Grylls) completed 1200m in 1:21.8, 1:07.2 and 38.6, while Wisdom Patch (C Grylls) covered the same distance in 1:27, 1:10.5 and 40.4.
Over 1000m Azabeat (Danis) clocked 1:06.8 and 37.2, Crafty Eva (S Collett) 1:09.2 and 41.4, Defibrillate (T Johnson) and Stilton (Wratten) 1:09.7 and 39.8, and Tattle (S Collett) 1:12.2 and 40.
Candidates for Saturday’s Te Rapa jumps features worked on the sand, where Waikato Steeplechase candidate The Arabian Duke (H McQuade) completed two rounds of striding work with 1200m in 1:25.7 and 600m in 40.5. He has trained on well since his bold second at Te Rapa earlier in the month. Tommyra (Fawcett), a form runner for the Waikato Hurdles, was timed over his last 1000m in 1:07.5 and 38.
Je Suis Tiger (Newman) appeared to have trained on well from her recent Trentham placing when she reeled off 1000m in 1:02.7 and 36.8.
On the all-weather track Shellez Ace (K McQuade) and Midnite Invasion (H McQuade) had pace on throughout 1000m in 1:02.6 and 37.7. King Khalid (S McKay) and Annalone (S Collett) covered the same distance in 1:06.6 and 38.2.
Credit – Dennis Ryan