PINION drew attention to his Te Rapa prospects with nice final work.
Working on the back sand, on a morning when fog prevented the timing of many gallops, PINION looked close to peak fitness when striding 1000m, completing the final 600m in 49.1.
He has run two encouraging races this time in and looks a good winning chance this weekend.
BLISSFUL LADY, due to race fresh up at Te Rapa, was strong through the finish of 1000m, the concluding 600m in 39.3.
BEYOND VIOLENT cut the last 600m of 800m in 41.
DEVASTATE was timed from the 600m in 41.7. HASSTOBEPERFECT returned 1.24 for 1200m, the last 600m in 42.
GOOD OIL did well over 800m, sprinting the concluding 600m in 37.7.
Impressive last start winner MARY SHAN, strode 1200m, the last 600m in 41.3.
THE PATRON SAINT and UNEQUIVOCAL worked well together over 800m, home in 37.
On the outside of the No.4 grass (soft), TELLALL ran a comfortable 1000m in 1:13.5, the final 600m in 42.4.
RUDYARD ran 1000m in 1:12.6, the final 600m in 41.8.
MUSTANG VALLEY heads across the Tasman and will most likely race over 1600m at Mooney Valley next Saturday. She ran an easy 1000m in 1:12.3, the 600m in 41.5.
On the front sand:
MISS ROCKETTE was not after time over 1000m, run in 1.15, home in 45.1.
NEST EGG followed with similar work.
IMARICHGIRL came to the end of 1000m in 1.12.4 and 42.1.
SASSYNESS returned 1:13.2 and 41.9 for 1000m.
TIGHTLIGN ran his final 600m of 800m in 43.
LANEWAY FLIRTING was sent an easy 800m, the last 600m in 44.6.
Best bet |Te Rapa | Race 4 |CK Treework 2400 |1.50 pm | PINION