MANAWATU RACING CLUB

HOTEL COACHMAN MANAWATU CUP MEETING

MANAWATU PUNTER OF THE YEAR COMPETITION 

 22 DECEMBER 2018, EULOGY LOUNGE, AWAPUNI RACECOURSE

 

Join us for Premier racing including the Group 3 $100,000 Hotel Coachman Manawatu Cup and the Group 2 $100,000 Kamada Park Manawatu Challenge Stakes. 

This will be a great opportunity for not only the knowledgeable punter but also a great day to put together a team from work, social club members or friends to take out and become the 2018 MANAWATU PUNTER OF THE YEAR

This year we will again ask contestants to have a betting fund of $720 (or $90 per race minimum). We will once again have the two big screens in operation so you can keep up with all the action in the room. 

The event will be located in the Eulogy Lounge and contestants will receive: 

    • Buffet luncheon 
    • Vouchers for eight standard beer, single spirit or house wine. A subsidised bar will be available if required. 
    • Complimentary food after the last race 
    • MC for the day will be the knowledgable Andrew Lacy who will be conducting interviews during the day with prominent trainers, jockeys and personalities, as well as offering expert advice. 
 
Rules and on-line entry form below or download from here:  rules and entry form
 

Enclosed are the rules and entry form. Prizes this year will be worth $5,000.  First prize provides free entry to the Hawkes Bay Punter Of The Year and the $1,500 betting fund as well as a $1,000 cash. Second prize is $1,000 (cash), third prize $500 (cash). 

Of course any team that has any money left at the end of the day will get to keep that balance. Other prizes during the day include $250 for being the leader after Race 3 and after Race 6. As well there will be other spot prizes during the day.

 

First prize (highest balance):

Free entry to the Hawkes Bay Punter Of The Year and the $1,500 betting fund as well as a $1,000 cash.

Second prize: 

$1,000 (cash),

Third prize:

$500 (cash).

Leading teams after race3 and race 6

$250 (cash)

Plus spot prizes during the day.

Highest Turnover

$250 (cash)

Biggest Bet

$250 (cash)

We are restricted to the first 110 teams, so don’t hesitate and get your entry in as soon as possible.
 
We look forward to providing you a great day out and best of luck!

 MANAWATU RACING CLUB

PUNTER OF THE YEAR RULES AND CONDITIONS 

1.         All contestants must be registered by 5pm Friday, 21 December to be included.  Entries will only be accepted on “first come basis”.

2.         Name of contestants to be disclosed - although a Pseudonym (nom de plume) may be used for publicity purposes. 

3.         $720 being the betting fund together with $80 entry fee is to be paid to the Club prior to raceday or in cash, on the morning of the race meeting.  No cheques will be accepted, except with the prior approval of the Secretary of the Manawatu Racing Club. 

4.         Minimum of $90 to be invested on each race commencing with race one.  There is no maximum. There are no fixed odds bets permitted in the competition. 

5.         If contestant runs out of funds, no additional funds can be added. 

6.         If the balance is less than $90, the entire amount shall be invested.

7.         All-Up betting is permitted.  However, after the initial investment a minimum of $90 (or if your balance is less than $90) must continue to be invested on each of the following races independent of any all-up bet carrying over.  Where a punter has no funds available, but has a “live” all-up bet in place the contestant will not be excluded from the competition.  When their all-up dividend is declared the contestant must resume investing a minimum of $90 on the remaining races if sufficient funds are available then. 

8.         All bets to be placed on the Manawatu Racing Club’s race meeting. 

  1. Pick Six – Please note that Pick 6 betting cannot be included in Punter Of Year competition because it is not part of the Club’s oncourse betting pool. 
  1. Fixed Odds – there is no fixed odds betting permitted 
  1. Place 6/Triple Trio – you are not permitted to have a Place 6 bet or Triple Trio 

12.       The designated person must be in a queue no later than eight minutes prior to the starting time of each race to ensure bets are placed.  Entrants must bet on every race. 

13.       In the event of an inquiry, which is not resolved prior to five minutes before the start of the following race, any contestant who has funds to reinvest on that race due to the inquiry, shall not be disqualified but shall resume investing on the race after the inquiry is complete. 

14.       No Club official (officiating in the room on the day) shall be able to enter. 

15.       The winner shall be the contestant with the highest balance after the dividends are declared for the last race and have been added to the contestants’ deposit ticket. 

16.       The individual balance and payout of amounts earned will be available as soon as possible after the last race at Awapuni “All Clear” but the winners name (or nom de plume) and presentation will be announced later. 

17.       In the event of a tie, the winner shall be drawn by lot under the supervision of the Racecourse Inspector. 

18.       If for any reason, the race meeting is postponed or cancelled after race 4, the person who has the highest balance at the time the meeting is stopped on this day, shall be determined the winner. 

19.       Entry to the Punter Competition “Arena” will be restricted to two persons per entry, but up to three additional entries to the arena may be purchased for $80 each. Eight Standard Beers, Wine, Single Spirit and Juice vouchers will be provided to each entrant to use throughout the day in the room closing after the last race. A surcharge of $2.00 will exist for a premium beer when using a voucher. A buffet luncheon will also be provided. 

20.       Maximum number of entries is 110. 

21.       The Club reserved the right to cancel the competition if less than 15 entries are received. 

22.       All contestants will be given their deposit tickets at the commencement of the day in the Punters Competition Room. 

23.       Competitors deposit tickets are individually coded and must be presented to the tote operator before any bets are entered. 

24.       Contestants must check their betting tickets after each bet. 

25.       A Steward will keep a running tally of each contestant’s pool.  Progressive totals will be made available. 

26.       The winner will be announced as soon as possible after the declaration of the last race. 

PLEASE REMEMBER: 

A TAB trace will ensure that each contestant has abided by these Rules.

You must present your deposit ticket to the operator before any bets are entered.

You can only bet after the “Betting Open” announcement has been made for each race.

You must bet a minimum of $90 on each race.

You must check your ticket.

You must retain your deposit ticket at all times.

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Manawatu Racing Club PUNTER OF THE YEAR Competition
Awapuni Racecourse, 22 December 2018
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Secret Allure enhanced her prospects for the NZ One Thousand Guineas at Riccarton on Saturday with a first-class trial at Awapuni this morning.

13 November 2018
Deanna Carr
AWAPUNI TRACKWORK Tuesday, November 13 By RON GURNEY Secret Allure enhanced her prospects for the NZ One Thousand Guineas at Riccarton on Saturday with a first-class trial at Awapuni this morning. All fast work timed was on the plough (good), where Secret Allure was paired with stablemate Lincoln's Secret over a smart 800m in 48.3, the last in 600 in 36.5. This term, Secret Allure has yet to recapture some of the fine winning form last season as a two-year-old, when her two wins included the (Listed) Champagne Stakes (1200m) at Riccarton in May. However, she has been building steadily in the lower grades for this return trip to Christchurch with solid placings from her last two starts. She remains the dark horse for the Group 1 fillies' feature on Saturday. Lincoln's Secret (by Excelebration), a maiden winner last autumn, starts a fresh campaign at Awapuni on Thursday (r65 1550m No 2) and a big effort would not surprise given his trial this morning. Kapinos (Savabeel-Karla Bruni), who debuts in the maiden 3yo 1200m, had stablemate Windsor alongside over 1000m in 1.4.2, the last 600 in 37.5, and Kapinos goes racing with solid trial form to back the colt up. Shared Secrets (r72 2100m) warmed up from the 1200m to be timed from the 1000m in 1.5 even, the last 600 in 37.8, and she has improved with one race back from a spell. The blinkers go on. A Per Incanto filly trained by Mark Oulaghan did nice work over 1000m in 1.5.3, the last 600 in 37.9, and Rusty In Melbourne came up with 1.5.7 and 37 even. Lincoln Bay, in Thursday's r65 1550m (No 1), matched strides with un-raced Redwood four-year-old Chartwell over 800m in 50 seconds even, the last 600 in 37.1, and Wafer went alone in 51 even and 37.2. Ringo and maiden stablemate Before Dawn were on terms throughout 800m in 51.1, the last 600 in 37.9, while Sabatica and Tonsberg, both of whom have raced since the autumn, took 52.3 and 38.8. Former northerners Salt 'n' Pepper and Nighttronic, both trained by Marieke Simons, caught the eye with their 1000m in 1.2.6, the last 600 in 38.4, and Lyano, a winner last prep for trainer Mark Oulaghan, recorded 1.4.9 and 38.7. Don't Know Jack (by Jakkalberry), unplaced on debut in October, and a Super Easy gelding, both trained by Mark Oulaghan, ran 1000m in 1.6 even, the last 600 in 38.2. Salamanca, in Thursday's open 1200m, ended with 600m in 38 3, while Miss Doherty (r65 1550m No 1) and Rosetta covered the distance in 1.7.5 and 39.8. A Per Incanto gelding in the Oulaghan barn ran 800m in 54.3, the last 600 in 39.2, and Thursday entrants Lincoln Melody (r72 2100m), a last-start winner at Otaki, and Fictitious (r65 2100m) were kept to 800m in 55.5 and 41.1.
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He's A Freak and maiden stablemate Tout Sur Moi highlighted a quiet gallop morning at Awapuni today.

08 November 2018
Deanna Carr
AWAPUNI TRACKWORK Thursday, November 8 By RON GURNEY He's A Freak and maiden stablemate Tout Sur Moi highlighted a quiet gallop morning at Awapuni today. The majority of fast work was on the plough (good), with one other timed on the sand. He's A Freak and Tout Sur Moi were paired on the plough over 800m in 49.9, the last 600 in 37.4. Bad draws have done He's a Freak no favours in two races back from a winter break, despite running well at the trials in September. He could turn it all around at short notice. Tout Sur Moi, a four-year-old mare by Pour Moi, was unplaced in two races earlier this year, but is making solid progress in a new campaign. Windsor and un-raced stablemate Kapinos (by Savabeel), who has performed well at the trials, covered 800m in 51.5, the last 600 in 37.4, while Prosecco and a Rip Van Winkle filly took 52.1 and 37.9. Wafer, who ran a fast-finishing third at Hawera last start, had Rosie Myers aboard over 1000m in 1.4.8, coming the final 800m in 51 even, the last 600 in 38.1. Lincoln Dreamer (by Savabeel), who has not raced since the autumn, and Maidstone Park were on terms throughout 800m in 51.1, the last 600 in 38.5, and Thien Ly was kept to 54.2 and 39.9. An Alamosa three-year-old and an Iffraaj four-year-old, geldings trained by Mike Breslin, sprinted 600m in 39.4, while Rusty In Melbourne was timed 800m in 54.4, the last 600 in 40.3. Miss Doherty had Rosetta for a partner over a quiet 800m in 55.5, the last 600 in 41.4, and Riccarton acceptor Du'blues (mdn 1400m) and a Saperavi maiden did a quiet round and a half before sprinting home 600m in 41.2 Sunday's Hawke's Bay candidates Falakros (mdn mile) and Fruition (r65 mile No 1) did two quiet rounds, ending in a 600m dash each time in 42.2 and 39.9 respectively. Beefeater, second in the Redcraze Bowl at Awapuni last Saturday, was kept to a quiet 800m, the last 600 in 42.1. On the sand, a Cape Blanco-Woodsong four-year-old mare trained by David Goldsbury, ended with 600m in 41.5.
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He's A Freak and maiden stablemate Tout Sur Moi highlighted a quiet gallop morning at Awapuni today.

08 November 2018
Deanna Carr
AWAPUNI TRACKWORK Thursday, November 8 By RON GURNEY He's A Freak and maiden stablemate Tout Sur Moi highlighted a quiet gallop morning at Awapuni today. The majority of fast work was on the plough (good), with one other timed on the sand. He's A Freak and Tout Sur Moi were paired on the plough over 800m in 49.9, the last 600 in 37.4. Bad draws have done He's a Freak no favours in two races back from a winter break, despite running well at the trials in September. He could turn it all around at short notice. Tout Sur Moi, a four-year-old mare by Pour Moi, was unplaced in two races earlier this year, but is making solid progress in a new campaign. Windsor and un-raced stablemate Kapinos (by Savabeel), who has performed well at the trials, covered 800m in 51.5, the last 600 in 37.4, while Prosecco and a Rip Van Winkle filly took 52.1 and 37.9. Wafer, who ran a fast-finishing third at Hawera last start, had Rosie Myers aboard over 1000m in 1.4.8, coming the final 800m in 51 even, the last 600 in 38.1. Lincoln Dreamer (by Savabeel), who has not raced since the autumn, and Maidstone Park were on terms throughout 800m in 51.1, the last 600 in 38.5, and Thien Ly was kept to 54.2 and 39.9. An Alamosa three-year-old and an Iffraaj four-year-old, geldings trained by Mike Breslin, sprinted 600m in 39.4, while Rusty In Melbourne was timed 800m in 54.4, the last 600 in 40.3. Miss Doherty had Rosetta for a partner over a quiet 800m in 55.5, the last 600 in 41.4, and Riccarton acceptor Du'blues (mdn 1400m) and a Saperavi maiden did a quiet round and a half before sprinting home 600m in 41.2 Sunday's Hawke's Bay candidates Falakros (mdn mile) and Fruition (r65 mile No 1) did two quiet rounds, ending in a 600m dash each time in 42.2 and 39.9 respectively. Beefeater, second in the Redcraze Bowl at Awapuni last Saturday, was kept to a quiet 800m, the last 600 in 42.1. On the sand, a Cape Blanco-Woodsong four-year-old mare trained by David Goldsbury, ended with 600m in 41.5.
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Lincoln's Command and Hell Fire, in the maiden miles at Otaki on Thursday, impressed in final work at Awapuni this morning.

06 November 2018
Deanna Carr
AWAPUNI TRACKWORK November 6 By RON GURNEY Lincoln's Command and Hell Fire, in the maiden miles at Otaki on Thursday, impressed in final work at Awapuni this morning. All fast gallops timed took place on the plough (good), where Lincoln's Command and Hell Fire were paired over 1000m in 1.5.8, the last 600 in 37.4. Lincoln's Command (by Pentire) did nothing on debut at Waipukurau recently after a poor beginning, but he has since shown his ability with an Otaki trial victory (1400m) last week. The blinkers go on. Hell Fire was unplaced on debut (Woodville) as well, but showed a lot of early pace before weakening out. Both horses have gained great benefit from their race-day outings and look big improvers. Time honours went to Before Dawn, who cut out 800m in 50 seconds even, the last 600 in 36.7. She was fourth fresh up at Waipukurau after some solid trial form. Onawing (r65 2200m) and Makoura Lodge (mdn mile No 2), both heading to Otaki, ran 1000m in 1.5.3, the last 600 in 37.9, which was strong work from two horses out of form. Sentimental Miss and Viva La Platinum, rivals in the maiden 3yo 1400m, covered 800m in 49.8, the last 600 in 37.2, and Sentimental Miss ran an eye-catching third at Waipukurau last start. Thursday's entrant Glide Queen (mdn 1200m) cruised over 800m in 54.5, the last 600 in a nice 37.9, while an Iffraaj gelding and a Niagara filly, both trained by Mike Breslin, went 55.8 and 37.8. Nighttronic sprinted 600m in 37.7. Bruno Kelly (mdn 3yo 1400m) had a Super Easy gelding alongside over 1000m in 1.5.1, the last 600 in 38.7, and Higher Power (mdn 3yo 1400m) went alone in 1.6.3 and 38.9. Paddy Bourke left 1000m behind in 1.8.2, the last 600 in 38.8, and a Per Incanto gelding trained by Roydon Bergerson sprinted 600m in 38.8. Hank Moody (r72 mile) had Tim Johnson in the saddle over 1000m in 1.5.6, the last 600 in 39.2, and his stablemate Exceptional, a winner last autumn, ran 800m in 52.3, the last 600 in 39 even. Fruition and Falakros did two quiet rounds, sprinting home 600m each time in 39.9 and 41.6 respectively. Hypatia did a quiet round and picked up stablemate Prince Turbo (mdn mile No 1) on the second lap to run home 800m in 52.4, the last 600 in 40.1. Lincoln Melody (r72 mile) and Quatromosa were not after time over 800m in 55.7, the last 600 in 40 seconds even. Quatromosa (by Alamosa) debuts in the maiden 3yo 1400m. Derecho (mdn mile No 1) was kept to 800m in 54.5, the last 600 in 41.7. He resumed at Woodville recently, but didn't exactly get the rub of the green.
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King Cougar, Ringo and New Plymouth visitor Art Deco all worked in superb fashion at Awapuni this morning.

01 November 2018
Deanna Carr
AWAPUNI TRACKWORK November 1 By RON GURNEY King Cougar, Ringo and New Plymouth visitor Art Deco all worked in superb fashion at Awapuni this morning. Fast work took place on the No 1 grass (dead), on the plough (good), with one gallop recorded on the sand (good). King Cougar and Ringo were paired up on the No 1 grass and reeled off 1000m in 1.1.9, the last 600 in 36.6, which augurs well for their engagements at the Feilding meeting on Saturday.. King Cougar (r82 1550m) can bounce back to winning form after finishing unplaced at Trentham last Saturday. He will strike more favourable track conditions at Awapuni, where Levin apprentice Sam O'Malley claims 4kg again. Ringo (Feilding Cup), who steps up over a middle-distance for the first time in three and a half years, is not getting any younger, but he continues to gallop well in training. He will probably not like conditions too wet. Art Deco, whose owners have connections with King Cougar and Ringo as well, was ridden by Robert Hannam this morning, and the mare cruised over 800m in 50.1, the last 600 in 37.1. She blotted the copybook in last week's Thompson Hcp at Trentham after a wide draw that day did her no favours. Stable apprentice Wiremu Pinn claims 2kg again, but the mare drops 2.5kg to 53.5kg. The majority of other gallops were on the plough, where He's A Freak and an Alamosa filly ran 800m in 50.1, the last 600 in 36.4. It was impressive work. Hypatia and Prince Turbo came up with 52 even and 36.9. Lisa Latta-trained maidens Passing Glance and Authentic Charm, both warming up for new campaigns, were on terms throughout 800m in 50.2, the last 600 in 37 even. A Shamexpress gelding and an Edenwold gelding, two more from the Latta barn, covered 800m in 52.1, the last 600 in 37.9. Redcraze Bowl runner Salamanca, who will race without blinkers, and Sweepstake matched strides over 800m in 51.4, the last 600 in 38 even. Salamanca will not mind the easing in track conditions, and will be ridden by Leah Hemi for the first time. Duplicity, who let an army of supporters down at Trentham last week, did a quiet round before gathering speed from the winning post (1400m) to complete 1000m in 1.7.7, the last 600 in 38.8. Unplaced maidens Lincoln Fury (by All Too Hard) and Lincoln Hanover (by Showcasing), both trained by Lisa Latta, ran 800m in 51.6, the last 600 in 38.1. Lincoln Star, in on Saturday (r65 1400m), had Akela Belle for a partner over 800m in 52.8, the last 600 in 38.1, and Dreams Of Platinum (r65 1200m) went alone in 54.9 and 39.8. Sligo cruised over 1000m in 1.7.7, the last 600 in 39.6, and Bella Margarita (r72 2100m), with trainer Lucy Tanner aboard, clocked 1.10.6 and 39.3. Miss Doherty (r65 1400m) and Rosetta (r65 1550m) were not chasing time over 1000m in 1.10.7, the last 600 in 40.5, and Last Chance (r65 1200m) was kept to 56.1 for 800m, the last 600 in 42 even. On the sand, Exhibit (r65 1400m) skipped over 800m in 51.4, the last 600 in 37.6, and she won at the Feilding Cup meeting 12 months ago (1250m) at long odds.
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De Gaulle enhanced his prospects for the Feilding meeting on Saturday with a bold semi-final trial at Awapuni this morning (Tuesday).

30 October 2018
Deanna Carr
AWAPUNI TRACKWORK October 30 By RON GURNEY De Gaulle enhanced his prospects for the Feilding meeting on Saturday with a bold semi-final trial at Awapuni this morning (Tuesday). Fast work took place on the middle of the course proper (dead) and on the plough (good). A majority of the horses timed were entered for the Feilding meeting. De Gaulle used the course proper and began from the 1200m peg, picking up stablemate Heavenly Echo to complete 1000m together in 1.2.5, the last 600 in 36.6. De Gaulle scored second up at Te Rapa in August and has not started since. However, this morning's workout suggested he is well forward again for the r82 1550m on his home track this Saturday. His stablemate Heavenly Echo is making good progress after posting two fourths from three starts. Salamanca (open 1400m) and Jessiegee (r72 1400m) did nice work over 800m in 50.7, the last 600 in 36.7, and Salamanca drops to a competitive weight. Jessiegee has been freshened, and finished second at the Waverley trials (1000m) two weeks ago. Not to be denied any recognition, Veracious (r72 2100m) and Fruition (r65 1550m) galloped 800m in 50.7 as well, the last 600 in 36.8. They deserve respect on home turf this week. Last Chance and Dreams Of Platinum, likely rivals in the r65 1200m, were paired over 800m in 51.3, the last 600 in 36.9, which was very good work, but Last Chance has not won a race for over two years. However, he may go well fresh. Ravenhill (r65 1550m) and last-start Egmont winner Obrigado (r72 2100m) matched strides over 1000m in 1.5.9, the last 600 in 37.6, and Ravenhill will be much improved from a resuming run at Tauherenikau. Heavens Keep, who reverts to 1400m at Feilding, had stablemate Bella Margarita (r72 2100m) alongside over 1000m in 1.6.2, the last 600 in 37.8. Platinum Volos (r65 1200m) and Master Lincoln (r65 1400m) were on terms throughout 800m in 52.1, the last 600 in 37.8, while their stablemates Johnny Lincoln (r65 1550m) and Brahmarahma came up with 52.5 and 37.9. Brahmarahma was entered for both Taranaki and Feilding. Beefeater, in the open sprint on Saturday second-up from a spell, had Miss Doherty (r65 1400m) for a partner when increasing pace from the 1000m peg to complete the final 800m in 52.7, the last 600 in 38.1. Beefeater finished second in the same race 12 months ago. Battle Creek (r65 1400m) had trainer Gene Andrew aboard over 1000m in 1.8.9, the last 600 in 38.6. On the plough, Lincoln Star (r65 1400m) and Lincoln Dreamer really caught the eye with their 800m in 50.3, the last 600 in 37.8. These two are ready to fire up in new campaigns. Du'blues, trained by Ashley Meadows, paired up with Roydon Bergerson-trained Original Gangster to run 1000m in 1.3.5, the last 600 in 38.6, and Glide Queen went alone in 1.8.1 and 38.4. Nighttronic, trained by Marieke Simons, and a Raise The Flag mare with David Hayes ran 800m in 52.3, the last 600 in 38.9, while Derecho, trained by Matthew Eales, and former northerner Salt 'n' Pepper (Simons) clocked 54.1 and 38.8. Un-raced three-year-old Kapinos (by Savabeel), who has solid trial form, and a Pins gelding went a quiet 800m in 54.2, the last 600 in 40.3, and their stablemates Rosetta, in on Saturday, and Sligo were kept to a 600m sprint in 40.9.
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Paddy Bourke suggested he was upset material at Trentham on Saturday with a first-class final trial at Awapuni this morning.

25 October 2018
Deanna Carr
Thursday, October 25 By RON GURNEY Paddy Bourke suggested he was upset material at Trentham on Saturday with a first-class final trial at Awapuni this morning. All fast work was on the plough (good), where Paddy Bourke had his race-day jockey Tim Johnson aboard over a smart 1000m in 1.2.6, the last 600 in 37.5. This followed a very respectable gallop on Tuesday. The Patapan gelding is fresh up in the r82 1200m, and 12 previous races at Trentham include a win, two seconds, two thirds and two fourths. The one victory was over 1200 metres in March this year. Prosecco and Ravenhill, who bypass racing this weekend, were paired over 800m in 50.8, the last 600 in 37.4, while Last Chance and Wellington entrant Princess Amelie (3yo 1200m) recorded 51.5 and 37.7. Princess Amelie scored fresh up at Hastings last month and was then caught far too wide in the Hawke's Bay Guineas. She can make amends in a small field this Saturday, back to 1200 metres. A Showcasing filly and a Pour Moi filly, both trained by Lisa Latta, warmed up from the 800m (52.5) to run home the last 600 in 37.9. Wellington runner Hank Moody (r72 mile) did strong work over 1000m in 1.3.1, the last 600 in 38 even, and he was ridden by Tim Johnson, who takes the mount on Saturday. Johnson is now out of his time and cannot claim. Duplicity (r82 2400m) improved on his Tuesday gallop to work over 1000m in 1.4 even, coming the final 800m in 50.9, the last 600 in 38.3. He looks ready to put his foot in the till again. Onawing (r65 2200m) did similar work as to what she did on Tuesday and covered 1000m in 1.5.2, with the final 800m taking 51.7, the last 600 in 38.5. She has a wide draw, with the services of Jasmine Fawcett (a2). Onawing's race rival Bella Margarita had trainer Lucy Tanner aboard when running 1000m in 1.6.4, the last 600 in 38.9, and this mare has claims for some of the money. Un-raced three-year-old gelding Ajay Lincoln (by Sebring) and stablemate Lincoln Bay ran 800m in 51.1, the last 600 in 38 even, and Obrigado went alone in 51.9 and 38.1. Mark Oulaghan-trained Lyano (by Thano), a last-start maiden winner almost 12 months ago, ran 800m in 51.7, the last 600 in 38.8, while Brahmarahma and a Nom de Jeu maiden took 52.1 and 38.3. Wellington runners Manhattan Street (r82 1200m) and That's Amore (r65 1400m) were not extended over 800m in 52.8, the last 600 in 38.2, while a Rip Van Winkle filly and a Niagara filly, both trained by Mike Breslin, sprinted 600m in 38 even. Jessiegee and Lincoln Honey were not after time over 800m in 54.1, the last 600 in 39.2, and Nighttronic, trained by Marieke Simons, ended with 600m in 39.9. Master Fin, who has not been seen since winning a lower grade middlle-distance double at the 2016 Wellington Cup carnival, ran 1000m in 1.7.9, the last 600 in 40.4. He was fornerly with Tracy Collis, but is now with Mark Oulaghan. Miss Doherty was timed 800m in 54 even, the last 600 in 40.4, and Sweepstake was given an easy 800m, ending with 600 in 42.8.
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Authentic Paddy, Lincoln Raider, Johnny Lincoln and He's A Freak, all trained by Lisa Latta, lapped up the perfect conditions on the plough at Awapuni this morning.

23 October 2018
Deanna Carr
Tuesday, October 23 By RON GURNEY Authentic Paddy, Lincoln Raider, Johnny Lincoln and He's A Freak, all trained by Lisa Latta, lapped up the perfect conditions on the plough at Awapuni this morning. Authentic Paddy, ridden by his old partner Robert Hannam, had Lincoln Raider alongside when reeling off 1000m in 1.2.9, coming the final 800m in 48.7, the last 600 in 36.7. Authentic Paddy finished third fresh up in the Foxbridge Plate (1200m) in August, but has not paid a dividend in four outings since then, beating just three home in the Livamol Classic last start. He reverts to 1600 metres for Saturday's Group 3 Thompson Handicap at Trentham, where he has chalked up two of his 11 career wins. Lincoln Raider has been working up nicely. Not to be denied this morning, their stablemates Johnny Lincoln and He's A Freak did fantastic work as well, covering 800m in 48.9, the last 600 in 36.8. They are both entered for the r65 mile at Waipukurau on Thursday, with some much improved form pending. Paddy Bourke, resuming in the r82 1200m at Wellington, caught the eye with his 1000m in 1.4.2, the last 600 in 37.2. He was a winner at Trentham (1200m) last autumn. Waipukurau runner Sentimental Miss (mdn 3yo 1350m) and Wellington entrant Princess Amelie (3yo 1200m) ran 800m in 52 even, the last 600 in 37.3 and Veloce, in on Thursday (mdn 1350m), recorded 52 even and 37.4. Shared Secrets, with Tim Johnson aboard, covered 1000m in 1.3.4, the last 600 in 38.1, and Wellington entrant Onawing (r65 2200m) came up with 1.4.5 and 38.2. That's Amore (r65 1400m) and Platinum Volos matched strides over 800m in 52.4, the last 600 in 38.3, and Waipukurau runner My Calendar Girl (mdn 1200m) went alone in 54.5 and 38.4. Christiano, trained at Marton by Tennielle Bishop, did a quiet round before galloping 1000m in 1.7.2, the last 600 in 39 even, and the Chianti gelding goes to Waipukurau (mdn mile) with useful form. Wellington prospect Duplicity (r82 2400m) left 1000m behind in 1.7.3, the last 600 in 39.2, while Lincoln's Command (by Pentire) and Maidstone Park (by Ocean Park), both on debut at Waipukurau, ran 800m in 53 even, the last 600 in 39.2. Windsor (r72 1200m) was not after time over 800m in 53.9, the last 600 in 39.7, while his stablemates Rosetta (r65 mile) and Wellington runner Hank Moody (r72 mile) and were kept to 1000m in 1.9.5 and 41.1. Fruition (r65 mile), who needs a scratching at Waipukurau, clocked 1.15.7 and 42.5. The side winkers go on.
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Salamanca confirmed he will be as competitive as ever at Otaki on Sunday after a very satisfying final hit-out at Awapuni this morning.

19 October 2018
Deanna Carr
October 18 By RON GURNEY Salamanca confirmed he will be as competitive as ever at Otaki on Sunday after a very satisfying final hit-out at Awapuni this morning. All fast work was on the plough (good), where Salamanca and stablemate Mancini were paired over 800m in 50.7, the last 600 in 37.3. Salamanca faces some stern opposition on Sunday (open 1200m), albeit with just five rivals, but he drops significantly in weight from his last two starts. Stable apprentice Danielle Hirini is back aboard with a 2kg claim, taking Salamanca's weight down to 54kg. Four starts ago, the horse won with 54.5kg at Te Rapa, then finished second (53.5kg) to Scapolo at Riccarton with 53.5kg. The difference in weight between the two that day was 4.5kg, compared to this Sunday's 4kg. Time honours this morning went to Princess Amelie and autumn maiden winner Lincoln Star (Savabeel-Dating), who cut out 800m in 49.5, the last 600 in 36.3. Princess Amelie won on the middle day of the Hawke's Bay carnival, but a wide draw proved costly in the Hawke's Bay Guineas a fortnight later. She represents a fair bit of class. Lincoln Star has been placed at the trials in a new campaign. Kamanda Lincoln and He's A Freak, both much improved with race-day action under their belts, matched strides over 800m in 49.8, the last 600 in 37.5. Johnny Lincoln had Robert Hannam in the saddle over 800m in 50.1, the last 600 in 37.3. It's been well over two years since this gelding won a race, but there have been numerous placings in between. He looks in great order after a trial third (Foxton) and a resuming run (unplaced) at Tauherenikau last week. Sir Nate, unplaced in the Hawke's Bay Guineas last start, had Lincoln Raider for a partner over 800m in 51 even, the last 600 in 38.6, and Prosecco went alone in 51.6 and 38.1. Thien Ly, who has not raced since the autumn, covered 800m in 52.8, the last 600 in 38.5, while Sentimental Miss and an Ocean Park filly went together in 53 even and 38.7. Hypatia and Ravenhill, both unplaced when resuming in the same race at Tauherenikau last week, ran 800m, but were only timed the last 600m, which took 38 even. Lincoln Fury (by All Too Hard), who finished out of the money in two starts during the autumn, and an Alamosa filly left 800m behind in 51.1, the last 600 in 39.1. Un-raced five-year-old Capsico (Cape Blanco-Alyssum) and a Per Incanto gelding, both trained by Roydon Bergerson, covered 800m in 52.7, the last 600 in 39.2. Master Fin, who has not raced for well over two years, went 1000m 1.7.4 and 39.8. He is now with Mark Oulaghan, who sent Paddy Bourke over the same distance in 1.13.1, the last 600 in 40.6. Lightly-raced seven-year-old Nighttronic (by Electronic Zone), trained by Marieke Simons, ran 800m in 55.2, the last 600 in 40.7, while Rosetta and a Pins gelding sprinted 600m in 41.5. A Rip Van Winkle filly and a Niagara filly, both trained by Mike Breslin, were timed 600m in 42.2.
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Heavens Keep and Duplicity, who will head to Otaki on Sunday, are huge improvers from recent resuming runs judging by a strong gallop together at Awapuni this morning.

16 October 2018
Deanna Carr
AWAPUNI TRACKWORK Tuesday, October 16 By RON GURNEY Heavens Keep and Duplicity, who will head to Otaki on Sunday, are huge improvers from recent resuming runs judging by a strong gallop together at Awapuni this morning. All fast work took place on the plough (good), where Heavens Keep and Duplicity were paired over a very tidy 1000m in 1.4.6, the last 600 in 37.8. Both horses have taken great benefit from two runs each in a new campaign, and Heavens Keep deserves respect in the r82 mile at Otaki on Sunday. He will be ridden by apprentice Alex Shin (4kg claim), who handled him this morning. Duplicity is entered for the r82 2100m (Raukawa Cup) the same day, a race which drew just seven nominations on Tuesday. Time honours went to Platinum Wild Card (r65 1400m) and Last Chance (r65 1200m), who reeled off 800m in 49.1, the last 600 in 36.3. They have been working solidly over recent weeks and command respect. Thursday's Woodville entrant Lincoln's Gal (r65 1100m) and Secret Allure were timed 800m in 50.5, the last 600 in 37.1. Beefeater, who resumes at Otaki on Sunday (open 1200m), and Lubaya matched strides over 1000m in 1.6.5, the last 600 in 37 even. Beefeater was third in a Foxton trial (1000m) two weeks ago. Woodville debutant Hell Fire (by Smart Missile ) and Lincoln Melody (by Savabeel), a maiden winner in the autumn, covered 800m in 50.9, the last 600 in 38.6. Hell Fire finished a close second at the Foxton trials (1200m) two weeks ago, and Lincoln Melody goes to Otaki for the r65 f&m mile. Recent Foxton trial placegetter Sligo, resuming at Woodville (mdn 1200m), and Just Fabulous were on terms throughout 800m in 52.4, the last 600 in 38.6. Sligo has the blinkers off. Just Fabulous won a trial last month and went on to finish fifth when resuming at Waverley two weeks ago. Viva La Platinum (by Alamosa), in at Woodville (mdn f&m 1200m), and Dreams Of Platinum (Otaki, r65 1200m) warmed up from the 1000m (1.10) to run home their last 600 in 38.7, while Sophia Magia (r65 1200m) and Miss Doherty (r65 1400m), two more for Otaki, clocked 1.9.7 and 39.1. Rock Island Line shaded Almo Street at the end of 800m in 51.8, the last 600 in 39.5, and they are possible race rivals at Otaki (r72 1400m). Un-raced three-year-old colt Kapinos (by Savabeel) sprinted 600m in 39.9. This son of former top mare Karla Bruni has performed well in two recent trial runs. Woodville runner Battle Creek (r65 1100m), who has not raced for 14 months, sprinted 600m in 40.2, while Veracious (r72 2200m) and Falakros (mdn mile) did two rounds, sprinting home 600m each time in 42.8 and 41.1 respectively. Derecho (mdn 3yo 1300m) was not after time over 1000m in 1.14, the last 600 in 42.8, and Du'Blues (mdn 1200m) did little more than three-quarter pace over the same distance in 1.15.8 and 45.2. The side winkers go on her.
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