Te Akau: Te Akau NZ Saturday Trackwork
23 Mar 2013
The team was busy this morning at the Matamata track – here are some highlights.
Te Akau track work Saturday March 23
Course proper (Dead5):
Te Akau trainer Jason Bridgman has a strong team for the premier meeting on Easter Saturday at Awapuni, March 30.
Burgundy (Brett) gave a polished display ahead of the Fairdale/Goodwood Studs Flying Stakes (Listed, 1400m) when covering the 1200 metres in 1:14, last 600m in 34.6. Third to Final Touch in the Telegraph Handicap (Gr. 1, 1200m) at this previous start, he trialled well recently and looks set to resume in a bid for his fifth stakes win.
Off a last start win at Hastings, Quintette (Brett) showed her readiness for the Sires’ Produce Stakes (Gr. 1, 1400m) when working with Ruthless Lady (Miller), who races over 1300 metres on the same day at Ellerslie. The two-year-old fillies came from the 1200 metres in 1:19, last 600m in 36.9.
Single Act (Brett) galloped solidly with fellow three-year-old No Nonsense(Miller) over 1200 metres in 1:20.6, last 600m 36.8. Single Act steps up in distance to contest the Manawatu Classic (Gr. 3, 2000m), and No Nonsense races on Wednesday, March 27, in the Benchmark 65 1600 metres at Te Rapa.
Better than Ever (Bridgman) showed a good head carriage in pleasing work at a canter and having finished third to Cox Plate winner Ocean Park in the weight-for-age New Zealand Stakes (Gr. 1, 2000m) at Ellerslie, he is fit and hard to contest either the Fairdale/Goodwood, or the Awapuni Gold Cup (Gr. 2, 2000m).
The Looker (Miller) clocked 1:20.6 for the 1200 metres, final 600m in 37.3.
Preparing to trial on Tuesday, March 26, at Paeroa; Galshaan (Miller) andImperial Miss (Tuysuz) covered 1200 metres in 1:19.4, last 600m in 37.7.O’Darci (Brett) worked up in 1:18.6 for the 1200 metres, last 600m in 38. 2 f More than Ready – Insouciant (Demir) and 2 f Darci Brahma – Eloa(Tuysuz), preparing for a jump out from the race day gates, went 600 metres at three-quarter pace.
Earmarked to race on March 30 at Ellerslie, Darci’s Gold (Miller) and Cold Snap(Brett), who may start on April 3 at Woodville, came in from the 1200 metres at three-quarter pace and went through the line on the bridle.
Building nicely towards a trial in mid April, Goyescas (Dye) showed a good action in easy work from the 800 metres. Kindred (Miller) did similar pace over 1600 metres. Gemini (Demir) showed improving fitness levels in her three-quarter pace work over 1000 metres. Prospero (Demir) too indicated readiness in his work over the same trip. Dreamer (Tuysuz) cruised over 600 metres. Cajero(Tuysuz) and Show No Emotion (Demir) galloped boldly from the 1000 metres at three-quarter pace.
CREDIT – JEFF DORE