Stephen Marsh has NEST EGG at peak fitness for Saturdays Nauticalbboat Insurance Metropolitan Trophy at Riccarton.
Working on a perfect plough NEST EGG travelled sweetly throughout 1400m clocked in 1.38.9 the concluding 600m in 40. He was an effortless winner over 2400m last start and the extra distance this weekend looks ideal. Another local heading to Riccarton BALZANO, who was an impressive winner last start enhanced his weekend prospects with lovely work alongside handy filly MARY SHAN over 1200 in 1.24.7 covering the final 600m in 38.1.
NOT GUILTY was in good form when hitting the line strongly at the completion of 800m the final 600m in 38.
REVUELTO sprinted 600m in 38.3.red sea and fortunate son matched strides over 1000m the concluding 600m in 39.
GOOD OIL was sent 1600m the final 1400m in 1.37 and the 600m in 38.8.
HOARD THE BOURBON came in from the 1000m in 1.10 the last 600m in 39.2. CHAVEL BOUTIQUE and DESERT SECRET left 1000m behind in 1.8.8 and 39.
UNEQUIVOCAL and LADY PAPPYGATE ran 800m in 53 the final 600m in 40.
SLIPPER ISLAND caught the eye with nice work over 800m the concluding 600m in 38.5.
GEE CEE was sent a comfortable 1200m running the final 1000m in 1.9.4 the final 600m in 39.6 USAIN and CHARLIE’S BOY matched strides over 800m the concluding 600m in 39.3 MY ALIBI was timed 600m in 40.
MATTER OF HONOUR did well over 800m running the final 600m in 38.2.
CHURCHILLIAN left 1000m at three quarter pace quickening over the last 600m in 38.6.
MARK TWAIN who is coming to hand nicely worked a comfortable solo 1000m timed in 1.14.5 and 44.
THE GREENKEEPER strode 800m the final 600m in 44.1.
OBAN worked 1000m in 1.9 home in 41.7.
VAL DI ZOLDO was not after time over 600m run in 43.6.
SAVA BOURBON left 1000m behind in 1.10.4 running the concluding 600m in 42.7.
LINCOLN LADY worked well together 1000m sprinting home in 38.3.
MISS ROCKETTE ran her last 600m of 900m in 40.8. GROOMSMAN was sent an easy 1000m the concluding 600m in 44.8.
THEE OLD MINX and CINAMAN were on terms throughout 1200m the last 600m in 39.9.
DAJIEDA returned 1.10.1 and 42 for 1000m.
STASH THE CASH and CAST OF DIAMONDS were both under holds over 400m run in 28.9.
PAX MUNDI and MOYET came in from the 600m in 42.7. BOURBON SHEIKH had just one for a mate over 1200m completing the final 600m in 39.1.
SHOWUP and JUSTA SECRET did well over 600m in 38.
URLAR followed in 39.1.
FASHIONISTA was comfortable throughout 1400m the final 1200m in 1.26.8 and the 600m in 41.7. BELLA REGAZZO worked in nicely from the 600m in 39.
WESTWOOD was timed the final 600m of 1000m in 39.4.
Timed from the 600m:
AEGON 39.9. SHOWMELOVE 40.
WELL I NEVER 40.9. WINDSPEED 39.7.
On the back sand:
AVALENE strode 1400m running the final 600m in 39.1.
HASSTOBEYOU completed the last 600m of 1000m in 40.
ACHIEVE was timed from the 600m in 40.3.
CLUTHA followed in 40.
Working on a good no 4grass classy galloper IMWONDERFULTONIGHT left 1000m Behind in 1.10.4 running the final 600m in 39.6.