Te Akau: Te Akau Trials’ Report
27 Mar 2013
Te Akau New Zealand had a busy and successful day at the Paeroa trials on Tuesday.
Te Akau horses trialled on Tuesday March 26 at Paeroa.
The footing was rated Good3, with the rail out 3 metres.
Heat 1 2YO 700 metres (head, 4 lengths 39.73)
2 g King’s Chapel – Effortlessly – Matt Cameron; went straight to the lead from barrier one, cornered nicely, quickened when asked and ran straight and true through the line for a close second. It was a very tidy trial performance.
Heat 2 2YO 700 metres (2 lengths, 3 lengths 39.40)
Flirty Gertey (2 f Thorn Park – Granma Gertey) – Matt Cameron; went straight to the lead from barrier one, travelled sweetly, quickened up with minimal urging and won easing down. She displayed both strength and ability (pictured below).
Heat 5 2YO 700 metres (neck, ½ length 39.90)
2 f More than Ready – Insouciant – Shane Dye; steadied off a wide gate to settle fifth. She was held together throughout and did everything right in her first trial.
Heat 9 2YO 1000 metres (¾ lengths, 1 ¼ lengths 59.40)
Wolfwhistle (2 c O’Reilly – Legs) – Matt Cameron; settled fifth from the outside barrier, circled stylishly from the 400 metres to lead early in the straight and went on to win with his ears pricked. There was plenty of quality seen in his performance.
Heat 16 Maiden 1000 metres (head, head 59.20)
O’Darci (3 g Darci Brahma – O’Sequita) – Matt Cameron; settled at the rear, standing the leader ten lengths at the 600 metres and made good inroads over the concluding stages to within three lengths in a close finish. He shows to be an athletic big horse.
Heat 17 Maiden 1150 metres ()
Riedel (3 g Saperavi – La Conga) – Daniel Miller; settled last after lifting as the gates opened. He made steady progress throughout and quickening on straightening ran home solidly to finish close up in fifth. Already a talented performer, he again looks ready to race.
Heat 19 Maiden 1350 metres (½ length, head 1:24.20)
Sunset Pass (4 g Yamanin Vital – Janet’s Chance) – Daniel Miller; travelled comfortably fourth on the outer and ran home solidly for second.
3 f Zabeel – Mantles Princess – Matt Cameron; worked up to trail from barrier one and clear two off at the 200 metres she ran on nicely for a close fourth.
FLIRTY GERTEY – MATT CAMERON
(photo Stacey Akers)