With many horses entered in the trial meeting today very few gallops took place.
MAKZABEEL strode comfortably over 1400m, completing the final 1000m in 1:9.5, with the last 600m in 40.2. He has the benefit of an inside draw and with Danielle Johnson aboard, he should justify his favouritism.
SWEET ANNA and PLATINO worked well together over 1000m in 1:7.5, sprinting the last 600m in 38.4.
PERIGEE and VADAMOS|LAVENDER HILL finished on terms at the completion of an easy 800m, the final 600m in 43.2. RICH GIRL ran her final 600m of 800m in 39.
SPRING DELIGHT breezed up over 400m in 27.2. KIWIANNA, who heads to Ruakaka for her fresh up run over 1200m, this Saturday was not after time striding 600m in 43.9.
THORA’S JOY and TELEKINETIC were together throughout 800m, the last 600m in 38.1.
Impressive debut winner MIDNIGHT ROCKET ran an easy 600m in 42.6. He was trials placed recently and should be hard to beat at Ruakaka.
DIVINE DIVE ran the last 600m of 1000m in 40. LA CASA strode comfortably over 1400m, completing the final 600m in 38.9. RED VIENNA did well over 600m in 36.7.
ALWAYS SACRED cut out 1000m in 1:8.4 and 38.8. MANETTA ran the final 600m of 800m in 40.
TIVACI|SITTING ON A HILL and SAVABEEL|SILVER BLOSSOM matched strides over 800m, the last 400m in 26.8.
Best bet from track | Ruakaka | Race 4 | 1.58 pm | Alibaba’s Flying Carpet Ruakaka Cup |MAKZABEEL. Short odds but should win.