Awapuni Trackwork

Waverley runners Keep It Savvy and Just You, plus Lincoln Bay and Kamada Lincoln, all trained by Lisa Latta, worked in fine fashion at Awapuni this morning

16 August 2018
Brent Wall

Thursday - August 16th

By RON GURNEY

Waverley runners Keep It Savvy and Just You, plus Lincoln Bay and Kamada Lincoln, all trained by Lisa Latta, worked in fine fashion at Awapuni this morning. Fast work took place on the heavy No 1 grass, on the plough (good) and on the sand.

Last-start winners Keep It Savvy (r72 1650m) and Just You (r72 1400m) used the No 1 grass and were timed 800m in a solid 52.6, the last 600 in 38.1, which was excellent work in the conditions. They are obviously holding their form, and more success is in store at short notice. Kotahi (r65 1200m) and Platinum Volos were kept to 800m in 53.9, the last 600 in 40.4, and Al Munroe, in the maiden steeple at Wanganui, began from the mile peg, warming up to run 1000m in 1.11.1, the last 600 in 42.1. He looks a big chance on Sunday.

On the plough, Lincoln Bay and Kamada Lincoln were paired over 800m in 49.5, the last 600 in 36.6, and Wanganui entrant Eugenie Joy (mdn 1200m) did particularly well to run it in 50.1 and 36.7 on her own. She looks a big improver. Ringo, off to Waverley for the open 1400m, had a light weight aboard over 800m in 50.8, the last 600 in 36.8, and Glide Queen, who has not raced since finishing unplaced in the Castletown Stakes in June, clocked 51.4 and 36.9. Waikato entrant De Gaulle (r65 mile) and stablemate Regal Steps, in at Waverley (r65 1400m), drew plenty of attention with their 1000m in 1.5.6, the last 600 in 37.8. De Gaulle has strong claims at Te Rapa. Last-start Woodville maiden winner Obrigado appeared to be revelling in his work over 800m in 51.1, the last 600 in 38.1, while an O'Reilly gelding and stablemate Hank Moody required 52.1 and 38.2. Lincoln Melody (by Savabeel), unplaced in the NZ Oaks in March, and maiden Dashing Ruby (by So You Think) were on terms throughout 800m in 53.4, the last 600 in 38.2, and Bella Margarita went 53.5 and 39.4.

Jeff Lynds-trained Higher Power (by Power), who has not raced since the autumn, sprinted 600m in 39.5, and Belle Canto recorded 40.9. Itsagem, in at Waverley (r72 1400m), also worked alone, covering 800m in 56 even, the last 600 in 40 even. Son Of Surf (r65 1200m), who worked boldly on Tuesday, and Prince Turbo were kept to 800m in 56.1, the last 600 in 40.7, and Cheese Maker, in a new campaign for trainer Stephen Beatson, ran 1000m in 1.10.4 and 41 even. He resumes on Saturday (r72 1400m). Sweepstake and Ravenhill sprinted 600m together in 42.2, while their stablemates Mancini and a Per Incanto gelding posted 42.6. A Zed filly, who worked well on Tuesday, and a Roc De Cambes filly, both trained by Mark Oulaghan, ran 1000m in 1.19.1, the last 600 in 43.6.

On the sand, Suffign, who has not raced since February, sprinted 600m in 38.8.

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