Trackwork at Pukekura Raceway
Tuesday 17th July 2018
Course Proper. Track Heavy. Markers out 22m.
After a month long closure for R&M the course proper at Pukekura Raceway opened for semi-final gallops.
Time honours of the morning went to the Janelle Millar pair of Effectav and Battle Kat, who ran a strong 1000m, the last 600m in 39.2. Effectav won very well last start, and if she handles the wet track on Saturday, will be hard to beat.
Also from the Millar Stables Hard To Be Humble and Time Bomb were just as impressive, doing similar work, the last 600m in 39.9. Hard To Be Humble goes well on her home track.
Art Deco had Foiling as a galloping partner, also working very strongly over 1000m, the last 600m in 39.7. Art Deco looks well.
From the Adams Stable, Spondulix and Westside, ran 1000m, the last 600m in 40.7. Spondulix is an outside chance for Saturday.
Zeefa Zed and Quaff worked over 1000m, the last 600m in 40.1. Zeefa Zed races in the Special Conditions Maiden on Saturday, and then possibly in the Platinum Homes $101,000 Taranaki Challenge on the 25th of August for Ascot Bloodstock.
Batchelor Babe worked solo over 1000m, the last 600m in a quicker 40 seconds flat. She is adept in wet ground which she should get on Saturday.
Our Milo was partnered by Royal Empress over 1000m, the last 600m in a respectable 40.2. Our Milo appears over a recent muscular problem.
Last start winner Kaliper wasn’t after time when running 1000m, the last 600m in 42.8.
Mastercourtsman ran 1000m solo, the last 600m in 40.8. After a good second in the South Island he will race on his home track this Saturday.
The remainder of gallops were on the sand.
BROUGHT TO YOU BY next race day at Pukekura Raceway, PowerWorx Opunake Cup, Saturday 21st July.