MUSTANG VALLEY could be one for odds at Hastings this weekend after returning easy but nice work this morning.
Galloping on a heavy No.4 grass, MUSTANG VALLEY was kept under a strong hold over 1000m, run in 1:15.3, coasting the last 600m in 44.2. She has won on soft ground and derived benefit from a recent trial.
FRONTMAN, who won fresh up at Te Rapa last Saturday and will back up in this weekend’s Tarzino Trophy, strode comfortably from the 1000m in 1:11.3, finishing off in 43.7. He should be competitive.
TURN THE ACE was not extended when clocked 1000m in 1.16 and 44.6. The unbeaten TURN ME LOOSE gelding looks fit for this weekend’s El Roca Sir Colin Meads trophy. MERITABLE ran an easy 800m, the concluding 600m in 44. SPIRIT OF BAZ, another of the Baker/Forsman team heading for Hastings strode 1000m in 1:15.1, the concluding 600m in 44.2.
Working on the all-weather track CHEAPERTHANDIVORCE was in super form, cutting out 1200m in 1:21.4, dashing the last 600m in 36.7.
DIONYSUS left 1400m behind in 1:41.8, the final 600m in 41.1. SAMARKAND and PORTOFINO finished 800m on terms in 52.9 and 38.
VERNANME, who starts his latest campaign in the Open 1600m at Hastings, was kept under a hold from the 1000m with the last 600m run in 43.9. CLIQUE worked in from the 600m in 44.6.
TABATA returned 43.8 for the final 600m of 800m in 43.2. SPRING DELIGHT ran 1000m in 1.10 and 40. DAWN PARADE left a comfortable 1000m behind in 1.10, home in 40.1.
KHUFU was timed his final 600m of 800m in 38. THERE YOU GO came in from the 1000m in 1:8.9 and 38.9. SATONO ALADDIN|LEMONADE and TIME TEST|THE BECKETT matched strides over 400m in 27.8. REMIX and SACRED FALLS|SCREEN SIREN were sent 800m, the last 600m in 39.7.
TREE OF LIFE and TIME AND AGAIN were paired over 800m in a smart 51.1, sprinting home in 36.1.
HERE’S JOHNNY and CAMAROSA completed 1000m 31.13.9 and 43.3. THORA’S JOY followed in 1:13.6 and 40.
CAERUS and PIERRO|THEE ACHIEVER were clocked 600m in 39.7. SLEEPY JEAN and VADAMOS|LAVENDER HILL ran 800m in 54.3, home in 39.2. TIGER FIRE returned 38.3 for 600m. RHAEGAR left 1000m behind in 1.9, the last 600m in 39.1. CASPER strode 900m, the last 600m in 39.9.
On the No.3 grass class mare CONCERT HALL cut out 800m in 52.5, the 600m in 38.9.