Awapuni Trackwork

Shadows Cast continued his spring build-up with another solid trial at Awapuni this morning.

29 September 2020
Lindsey White
AWAPUNI TRACKWORK Tuesday, September 29 By RON GURNEY Shadows Cast continued his spring build-up with another solid trial at Awapuni this morning. Fast work took place on the plough (good) amid very strong winds. One gallop was recorded on the heavy course proper. Shadows Cast used the plough and had stable apprentice Maria Sanson in the saddle over 1000m in 1.9.4, sprinting home the last 600 in 36.4. The Per Incanto gelding did not disgrace himself in the Tarzino Trophy (1400m) two weeks ago, finishing just over four lengths from the winner after travelling three wide with cover. A good draw in the Windsor Park Plate (1600m) this Saturday could see him go one better than a fifth placing in the same race 12 months ago. Lincoln Star and The Great Guru were paired over 800m in 51.2, the last 600 in 37.5, while their stablemates Bella Sorella and Jenever came up with 51.9 and 37.4. Just Fabulous and Bradman (by Pins) were on terms throughout 1000m in 1.4.8, the last 600 in 38.1, and Bradman (by Pins), who won a Foxton trial (1000m) three weeks ago, holds a nomination for the 2000 Guineas in November. Lincoln Town (by Tavistock) and Rex Royale covered 1000m in 1.5.1, the last 600 in 38.4, followed soon after by their stablemates Lincoln Lane (by Savabeel) and a Zacinto gelding in 1.6.7 and 38.3. Blue On Black, who has won two Foxton trials recently over 1000m and 1200m respectively, ran 1000m in 1.6.8, the last 600 in 38.9, and he holds a nomination for the Livamol Classic at Hastings on October 17. Kapinos worked alone as well, completing 800m in 53.7, the last 600 in 39.4. He has been placed in two Foxton trials this preparation, and will resume shortly. Rukita and un-raced Tavistock filly Town Cryer were sent 1000m in 1.9.8, the last 600 in 40.3, and Rock With Choux went alone in 1.10.8 and 40.9. High Power sprinted 600m in 41 even. On the course proper, Kamanda Lincoln and The Rippa went together over 1000m, being timed from the 800m in 54.2, the last 600 in 40.5.
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Road To Rock mare Floral Art was one of only a handful of horses to gallop at Awapuni this morning, but she really impressed.

24 September 2020
Lindsey White
AWAPUNI TRACKWORK Thursday, September 24 By RON GURNEY Road To Rock mare Floral Art was one of only a handful of horses to gallop at Awapuni this morning, but she really impressed. Fast work was held on either the No 1 grass (heavy), the plough (slushy) or the sand (good). Floral Art used the No 1 grass and sped over 800m in 50.3, the last 600 in 37.7, in conditions she loves. The open 1800m at New Plymouth on Saturday looked an ideal stepping stone, but she ended up fifth on the ballot, with a barrier draw of one from the outside. Take no notice of her form-line, which includes two disappointing races in the South Island, and she was unsuited by the holding ground at Hawera (slow-9) last start. A Jimmy Choux four-year-old, who finished third at the Foxton trials (1000m) two weeks ago, ran 800m in 54.4, the last 600 in 40.2. He is trained by Matthew Eales. The gelding's stablemate Durham Lad, who won a Foxton trial (1000m) the same day, covered 800m in an easy 56.9, the last 600 in 41 even. Un-raced Rip Van Winkle four-year-old Wotaripper, trained by Lisa Latta, recorded 56 even and 41.8, and he won a Foxton trial (1000m) back in January very impressively. On the plough, maiden five-year-old Lincoln Hanover (by Showcasing) and un-raced four-year-old mare Trennery (by Per Incanto) sprinted 600m in 41.1. They are with Lisa Latta. Lincoln Hanover has not raced since January, but in 11 starts so far has recorded five seconds, three thirds and a fourth. On the sand, New Plymouth acceptor Flying Surf (r65 1400m) and an un-raced Sooboog colt warmed up from the 800m (56.6) to run home the last 600 in 38.4.
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Semper Magico and stablemate Don't Know Jakk turned up the heat in training at Awapuni this morning.

22 September 2020
Lindsey White
AWAPUNI TRACKWORK Tuesday, September 22 By RON GURNEY Semper Magico and stablemate Don't Know Jakk turned up the heat in training at Awapuni this morning. Fast work was held on either the plough (good) or the heavy No 1 grass. Semper Magico and Don't Know Jakk used the plough and gathered speed from the 1000m to complete the final 800m in 48.3, the last 600 in 35.6. Trainer Mark Oulaghan is taking his time with both horses, who had a run around at the Foxton trials two weeks ago. Semper Magico, in particular, has been working impressively. David Hayes-trained Shez Gonna Getcha and a Charm Spirit maiden stablemate caught the eye over 1000m in a very smart 1.1.9, the last 600 in 36.9. The Charm Spirit maiden won a jump-out at Levin (850m) last week. Maidstone Park and Rex Royale were on terms throughout 1000m in 1.2.5, the last 600 in 37.1, and last-start Taupo winner Obrigado, in at Woodville on Thursday (r74 2200m), did a quiet round and a half before galloping 800m in 50 seconds even, the last 600 in 37.3. Amosia had a Dalghar filly for company over 800m in 50.8, the last 600 in 37 even, while Flickering Shadow and a Brazen Beau filly, two more from the Lisa Latta barn, took 53.3 and 37.7. Prince Turbo, with Leah Hemi in the saddle, worked alone over a quiet round and a half before galloping 800m in 56.3, the last 600 in 37.8. He is entered for Woodville (r65 mile). Floral Art was sent 800m in 52.9, the last 600 in 38.8, while an Ocean Park filly and a Darci Brahma filly, both trained by Jeff Lynds, sprinted 600m in 38.1. Canucia and Tiro, both heading to Woodville, covered 1000m, the last 600 in 38.6, and Young Squire sprinted 600m twice, the second time in 38.3. Rock With Choux, who has made steady progress in training and at the trials, ran 1000m in 1.7.9, the last 600 in 39.6, while The Great Guru and Theliteheavyweight went together in 1.9.1 and 39.8. Nellie Jean, unplaced fresh up, was timed 800m in 52.7, the last 600 in 39.1, followed soon after by Sir Brig O'Doon, trained by Nicky Goss, and Nighttronic (Marieke Simons), who ended with 39.9. All three were nominated for Woodville. Bradman (mdn 3yo 1200m) and Just Fabulous matched strides over a steady 800m in 55.8, the last 600 in 41.6, and former southerner Far Site (r65 1200m) sprinted 600m in 41.9. She is now with Peter Didham. On the No 1 grass, Carlingford Bay and Fabiola, both trained by Mark Oulaghan, were paired over a nice 1000m in 1.4.7, the last 600 in 38 even. Spijker, who takes solid form to Woodville (mdn mile), and Piri Piri Pete ran 1000m in 1.6.5, the last 600 in 38.2, and their stablemates Khalfani and Sequoia Dawn came up with 1.9.6 and 38.6. Last-start Egmont winner Showshanelle worked alone over 1000m in 1.5.9, the last 600 in 39.2, and a repeat success at Woodville (r65 mile) would not surprise. Her stablemate Derecho (mdn 2200m) left 800m behind in 52.7, the last 600 in 39. while Atenartin and Barossa, two more trained by Matthew Eales heading to Woodville, went together in 52.8 and 39.3. Jugador cruised over 800m in 54.8, the last 600 in 40.5, and Glide Queen posted 55 even and 40.6. Chillax 'n' Chase took 55.5 and 41.7. Master Fin was timed 1000m in 1.11 even, the last 600 in 41.6.
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Shadows Cast left no doubt he'll be a force to reckon with on Saturday after another first-class gallop at Awapuni this morning.

17 September 2020
Lindsey White
AWAPUNI TRACKWORK Thursday, September 17 By RON GURNEY Shadows Cast left no doubt he'll be a force to reckon with on Saturday after another first-class gallop at Awapuni this morning. Fast work took place on the plough (good), where times were very smart, and on the heavy No 1 grass. Shadows Cast used the plough and, with stable apprentice Maria Sanson on again, breezed over 1000m in 1.2 even, coming the final 800m in 48.3, the last 600 in 35.9. The Per Incanto gelding finished fourth in the Tarzino Trophy last year with only one trial outing under his belt. This Saturday, he seeks to go one better in the same race after a trial win at Otaki last month and a race at Wanganui two weeks ago. Johnathan Parkes is reunited with the horse on race-day after a break of 18 months. King Cougar (r82 1200m), second at the Foxton trials last week, lost no kudos, running 800m in 48.8, the last 600 in 35.2, and Shez Gonna Getcha caught the eye as well with 1000m in 1.2.5, the last 600 in 36 even. She was in good form during the early autumn. Father Lenihan and Free To Shine were paired over 1000m in 1.2.9, the last 600 in 36.8, and Hawke's Bay runner De Gaulle (open mile) recorded 1.5.9 and 36.9. Jessiegee (open mile), who won a Foxton trial last week, had Princess Ani (r65 1400m) for company over 1000m in 1.3.2, the last 600 in 36.1. Princess Ani was third at the trials. Passione and Kellys Inspiration were on terms throughout 800m in 48.3, the last 600 in 36.5, while their stablemates Lincoln Star, in at Hawke's Bay (r65 1400m) with a three-kilo allowance, and Quatromosa clocked 49 even and 36.3. Chillax 'n' Chase had trainer Deborah Parry aboard over 800m in 49.8, the last 600 in 37.8, and Lincoln Raider took 50.1 and 37.4. Lucy Tanner's Fabulous gelding was timed 1000m in 1.5.3, the last 600 in 37.1, and Spijker had a Sooboog colt stablemate alongside when sprinting 600m in 37.6. Un-raced Deep Field filly Platinum Petals, third at the Foxton trials last week, and a Per Incanto filly, both trained by Lisa Latta, ran 800m in 52.6, the last 600 in 38 even, and Sequoia Dawn went alone in 55.5 and 39.7. Un-raced Savabeel four-year-old gelding Putorino and a Highly Recommended gelding, both trained by Roydon Bergerson, covered 800m in 55.7, the last 600 in 41.1. Hawke's Bay runner Belle Plaisir (r72 1300m) was not after time over 800m in 55.8, the last 600 in 41 even, while Victorem and un-raced Power gelding Arklow, both good trial winners for Anne Herbert, were kept to 58.5 and 42.5. On the No 1 grass, Hawke's Bay Steeples prospect Des De Jeu ran 1000m in 1.8.2, the last 600 in 39.7, and Rukita continued her solid progress with the same task in 1.8.3 and 40.3. Lincoln Hills (r72 1300m) worked alone as well, covering 1000m in 1.9.5, the last 600 in 40.2. He will be ridden by three-kilo claiming apprentice Hazel Schofer. Nellie Jean, unplaced when resuming at Otaki a few weeks ago, ran 1000m in 1.11.5, the last 600 in 41.8, and West Coast ended with 42.5. Derecho left 800m behind in 56.4, the last 600 in 42.7, and a Vespa-Wyban Angel filly trained by Stephen Gillies posted 55.7 and 42. Jugador took 58.5 and 43.7.
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Shadows Cast and his stablemates Semper Magico and Don't Know Jakk were in fine form at Awapuni this morning.

15 September 2020
Lindsey White
AWAPUNI TRACKWORK Tuesday, September 15 By RON GURNEY Shadows Cast and his stablemates Semper Magico and Don't Know Jakk were in fine form at Awapuni this morning. Fast work took place on either the plough (good), the course proper (heavy) or the No 1 grass (heavy). Shadows Cast used the plough and, working alone, had stable apprentice Maria Sanson aboard over 1000m in 1.3.4, coming the final 800m in 49.3, the last 600 in 36.7. The Per Incanto eight-year-old won a trial at Otaki (1000m) last month before finishing unplaced when resuming at Wanganui (1200m) two weeks ago. He will go to Hastings on Saturday (Tarzino Trophy) ready for action in a weight-for-age race he finished fourth in last year. Semper Magico and Don't Know Jakk were paired over 1000m in 1.4 even, the last 600 in 36.1, and Semper Magico has been working the house down since an unplaced outing at the Foxton trials last month. A Fabulous gelding trained by Lucy Tanner ran 1000m in 1.7.4, the last 600 in 37.6, while Akela Belle and Hasler Lad went 800m together in 52.3, the last 600 in 37.8. Flying Surf and Shelly's Lass were on terms throughout 800m in 51.2, the last 600 in 38.3. Flying Surf can bounce back from her last-start failure at Wanganui. Un-raced Proisir four-year-old Sir Brig O'Doon, trained by Nicky Goss, and Carlingford Bay (Mark Oulgahan) were at a solid clip early over 1000m in 1.4.1, easing over the last 600m to clock 39.5. Both horses were unplaced at the Foxton trials last Tuesday. Un-raced Savabeel four-year-old Putorino and a Highly Recommended three-year-old colt, both trained by Roydon Bergerson, were timed 800m in 54.5, the last 600 in 40.8. They both went around at the Foxton trials last week as well. On the course proper, Lincoln's Kruz and Lincoln Hills matched strides over 1000m in 1.12.8, the last 600 in 38.6, and appeared to handle the testing conditions satisfactorily. King Cougar, second at the Foxton trials (1000m), covered 800m in 52.5, the last 600 in 39.2, while Princess Amelie and Lincoln Star came up with 53.5 and 39.4. Jessiegee, a winner over 1000m at the Foxton trials, had Princess Ani (3rd) for company over 1000m in 1.10.6, the last 600 in 40.1, followed straight after by Sybarite and Young Squire in 55.7 for 800m, the last 600 in 40.3. Hawke's Bay Steeplechase prospect Des De Jeu warmed up from the 1200m to run 1000m in 1.11.8, the last 600 in 41.4, and De Gaulle went alone in 1.11.9 and 40.8. Lucy Tanner's Belle Plaisir, off to Hastings for the r72 1300m, and Fabiola (Mark Oulaghan) ran 1000m in 1.11.7, the last 600 in 43.7. Fabiola (by Per Incanto) has not raced for 18 months. On the No 1 grass, Rukita worked on her own over 800m in 54.8, the last 600 in 39.9, and she is galloping well despite being unplaced at the Foxton trials last week. Voralto and Piri Piri Pete, two more unplaced at the trials, stayed together over 800m in 53.6, the last 600 in 40.1, and Glide Queen, third at the trials, went 53.8 and 41.2. Atenartin and Barossa covered 800m in 54.4, the last 600 in 41.6, and both horses won over 1200m at the Foxton trials last week. Nellie Jean recorded 1.10.6 for 1000m, the last 600 in 43.2.
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Rock Island Line and Platinum Rapper are both overdue a winning turn, yet continue to work solidly as they did again at Awapuni this morning.

08 September 2020
Lindsey White
AWAPUNI TRACKWORK Tuesday, September 8 By RON GURNEY Rock Island Line and Platinum Rapper are both overdue a winning turn, yet continue to work solidly as they did again at Awapuni this morning. Fast work took place on the heavy No 1 grass and on the plough (good). Rock Island Line and Platinum Rapper used the No 1 grass and worked impressively together over 1000m in 49.6, the last 600 in 37 seconds even. They are in great nick. Lincoln Dreamer and Maidstone Park were paired over 1000m as well, the last 600 in 38.8, and Jenever, another knocking on the door, ended with 600m in 39.3. Bella Sorella and Lincoln Green were on terms throughout 1000m in 1.8.1, the last 600 in 39.2, and Super Flash went alone in 1.8.6 and 39.4. Master Fin, placed in his last two hurdle outings, was not after time over 1000m in 1.12.7, the last 600 in 40.9. On the plough, Semper Magico and Don't Know Jakk stayed together over an eye-catching 1000m in 1.1.3, the last 600 in 36 seconds even. Semper Magico was a star track-worker two weeks ago as well. He's Done A Runner and Hypatia breezed over 1000m in 1.3.8, the last 600 in 37.6, and Floral Art did a quiet round and a half before sprinting home 600m in 37.1. Last-start Taupo winner Obrigado sped over 800m in 49.9, the last 600 in 37 seconds even, while his stablemates Prince Turbo and un-raced two-year-old colt Son Of Thunder (by Zebedee) posted 55.5 and 37.7. Sybarite, an upset winner at Hastings two starts ago, and Young Squire did a round and a half before galloping 800m in 51.3, the last 600 in 38.1. Canucia and Tiro went together over 1200m in 1.24, the last 600 in 39.1, while Ha'penny Bridge and a Ferlax-Regarded maiden, both trained by Ashley Meadows, ran 800m in 54.5, the last 600 in 39.2.
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Voralto and un-raced Vespa three-year-old filly Bee Sting stole the show during a quiet gallop session at Awapuni this morning.

03 September 2020
Lindsey White
AWAPUNI TRACKWORK Thursday, September 3 By RON GURNEY Voralto and un-raced Vespa three-year-old filly Bee Sting stole the show during a quiet gallop session at Awapuni this morning. Fast work took place on the plough (good) and on the heavy No 1 grass. Voralto and stablemate Bee Sting used the plough and were one of the last to use that training track, cutting out 800m in 49.8, the last 600 in 36.4. Voralto (by Sacred Falls) last appeared during the autumn, when a fourth placing was the best of four race-day outings. Bee Sting (by Vespa) is a half-brother to top mare Heni and is making solid progress. Akela Belle and Hasler Lad were paired over 800m in 51 even, the last 600 in 36.5, while their stablemate Platinum Rapper worked alone over the same distance in 51 even and 37.6. Just Fabulous and un-raced Tavistock filly Town Cryer were on terms throughout 1000m in 1.6.3, the last 600 in 37.6. Town Cryer is nominated for both the 2000 and 1000 Guineas at Riccarton in November. A Reliable Man colt and a Sacred Falls colt, two-year-olds with Roydon Bergerson, sprinted 600m in 37.5, while Lincoln Lane and a Zacinto maiden ran 800m in 52.3, the last 600 in 38.2. Hydroexpress was timed 800m in 55.2, the last 600 in 38.5, while a Makfi filly and a Darci Brahma mare, both trained by Jeff Lynds, covered 1000m in 1.5.5, the last 600 in 38.7. Red Red Robin and a Savabeel gelding were at a good clip early over 1000m in 1.5 even, easing for the last 600, to finish with 39.1. Blue On Black and an Iffraaj gelding matched strides over 1000m in 1.9.9, the last 600 in 39.4, while un-raced Tavistock three-year-old filly Portofino and a Highly Recommended gelding recorded 53.1 for 800m, the last 600 in 39.3. An Echoes Of Heaven filly and an Echoes Of Heaven gelding, both trained by Jeff Lynds, ran 800m in 53.7, the last 600 in 39.4. Flying Surf, in the r65 1200m on Saturday, and an Alamosa gelding stablemate were timed 800m in 54.8, the last 600 in 39.7. The blinkers go on Flying Surf, and stable apprentice Faye Lazet will ride her with a 4kg claim. A Vespa two-year-old and an Iffraaj two-year-old, both trained by Roydon Bergerson, sprinted 600m in 39 even. An Alamosa filly and a Road To Rock filly, both trained by Mike Breslin, were kept to 800m in 57.3, the last 600 in 41.1, while an Alamosa colt and a Sooboog colt, two more from that barn, covered 600m in 43.7. On The No 1 grass, Canucia and Rukita were locked together over 1000m in 1.9.5, the last 600 in 40.7, and Londonderry Air, in Saturday's open hurdles, went alone in 1.9.6 and 40 even. Des De Jeu (open steeples) left 1000m behind in 1.11.3, the last 600 in 41.5, while Sybarite and a Vespa-Wyban Angel three-year-old filly were sent 800m in 54.5, the last 600 in 41.2.
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Shadows Cast left no doubts about his fitness for spring racing when he galloped in brilliant fashion at Awapuni this morning.

01 September 2020
Lindsey White
AWAPUNI TRACKWORK Tuesday, September 1 By RON GURNEY Shadows Cast left no doubts about his fitness for spring racing when he galloped in brilliant fashion at Awapuni this morning. Fast work took place on the plough (good) and on the outside of the No 1 grass (heavy). Shadows Cast used the plough and had stable apprentice Maria Sanson aboard over 1000m in 59.8, the last 600 in 35.4. The Per Incanto eight-year-old won an open trial (1000m) at Otaki three weeks ago and is building nicely for the Hawke's Bay triple crown series at Hastings, which begins in a fortnight. His stablemates Don't Know Jakk and Carlingford Bay drew plenty of attention as well after their 1000m in 1.3.8, the last 600 in 36.7, and they have come up well in new campaigns. He's Done A Runner and Princess Ani were paired over 1000m in 1.11.2, quickening from the 800m to complete the last 600 in 36.5. Princess Ani, a sister to Heni, was in solid form before Covid-19 struck, and is working well. Quatromosa worked alone over 800m in 50.2, the last 600 in 36.6, and a Fabulous gelding trained by Lucy Tanner went 53 even and 36.4. Flying Surf and Hypatia were on terms throughout 1000m in 1.3.4, the last 600 in 37.1, while Bradman and un-raced Per Incanto mare Irish Odds, both trained by Roydon Bergerson, came up with 1.4.4 and 37.3. A Sacred Falls colt and a Reliable Man colt sprinted 600m in 37.7, and a Vespa colt and an Iffraaj gelding took 37.8. They are all two-year-olds in the Bergerson barn. Blue On Black, who won an open trial (1000m) at Foxton two weeks ago, and an Iffraaj gelding covered 1000m in 1.7.1, the last 600 in 38.7. Blue On Black has been nominated for all three races in the Hawke's Bay triple crown series. His stablemates Rock With Choux and un-raced Redwood filly Sasha were sent 800m in 51.5, the last 600 in 38.2, and Free To Shine ended with 600m in 38.1. King Cougar, whose last-start failure at Hawera is best forgotten, cruised over 1000m in 1.9.6, coming in from the 800m in 54 even, the last 600 in 39.3. Victorem (by Shooting To Win) and un-raced Niagara three-year-old Casper were kept to 1000m in 1.10.8, the last 600 in 40.2. Victorem placed third on debut at Matamata in early March and was third at the Foxton trials two weeks ago. Belle Plaisir, fourth in the Gp 3 Desert Gold Stakes (1600m) last January, was let off with 800m in 57.2, the last 600 in 41.8. On the No 1 grass, Piri Piri Pete, who was a shade disappointing at Waverley after a big run fresh up at Awapuni, and Prince Turbo were timed 1000m in 1.4.4, the last 600 in 37.8. Super Flash did well to run 1000m in 1.6.1, the last 600 in 37.1, and his last-start eighth at Hawera is best forgotten after winning on debut at Awapuni in July. Glide Queen was another to work alone and went 800m in 50.1, the last 600 in 37.4, while Khalfani and Spijker went together in 51.8 and 37.5. Des De Jeu, second in the Manawatu Steeplechase last start, worked post-to-post (1400m) and was timed from the 1000m in 1.5.5, the last 600 in 38.6. Maidstone Park covered 1000m in 1.6.1, the last 600 in 38.6, and Showshanelle posted 1.8.4 and 38.7. She is knocking on the door for a maiden win. West Coast went a quiet round and a half before galloping 800m in 52.1, the last 600 in 38.7, while Kotahi and Lincoln's Kruz ended 800m with 600 in 38.5. Bruno Kelly was at a good clip early over 1000m in 1.4.3, easing to complete the last 600 in 39.2. Atenartin and Barossa did similar work with 1.6.5 and 39.6. Londonderry Air, who made a good fist (4th) of his hurdles debut last start, ran 1000m in 1.7.2, the last 600 in 39.1, while Vedette Rouge and Little Uzi were at speed early over 800m in 50.8 and 39 even. Lincoln Dreamer and Lincoln Town matched strides over 800m in 52.9, the last 600 in 39.1, and Busybeingfabulous went alone in 52.7 and 39.7. Durham Lad was kept to 800m in 54.7, the last 600 in 39.8, while Canucia and Rukita, working together, ended with 600m in 39.6. Nellie Jean (by Zed), beaten on debut last year, but third at the Foxton trials two weeks ago, ran 1000m in 1.9.2, the last 600 in 40.5. Un-raced Tavistock three-year-old filly Portofino and a Highly Recommended gelding, both trained by Roydon Bergerson, went 800m in 53.7, the last 600 in 40.2, and Derecho clocked 54.1 and 40.6.
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Lightly-raced five-year-old Semper Magico is ready to carry on where he left off judging by a very satisfactory gallop at Awapuni this morning.

25 August 2020
Lindsey White
AWAPUNI TRACKWORK Tuesday, August 25 By RON GURNEY Lightly-raced five-year-old Semper Magico is ready to carry on where he left off judging by a very satisfactory gallop at Awapuni this morning. Fast work took place on the plough (good) and on the heavy No 1 grass. Semper Magico used the plough and had stable apprentice Maria Sanson in the saddle over 1000m in 1.5.1, the last 600 in 37.6. He was going great guns pre-Covid, and is back building nicely in a new campaign. He was unplaced in an open heat (1000m) at the Foxton trials last week, but the outing did him more good than harm. Time honours went to Kapinos and stablemate Kerala, who sprinted 600m in 36.5. Kerala is an un-raced four-year-old by Road To Rock. A Vespa-Priorite filly and a Vespa-Castellina filly, both three-year-olds trained by Peter Didham, were timed 800m in 54.8, the last 600 in 37.7. Shadows Cast, who won an open trial (1000m) at Otaki two weeks ago, ran 1000m in 1.4.9, the last 600 in 38.2, and he has been nominated for all three races in the Hawke's Bay triple crown series. Meglio Di Falcrest, unplaced resuming at Taupo recently, and stablemate Ha'penny Bridge were paired over 1000m in 1.6.1, the last 600 in 38.7. Princess Ani and Piri Piri Pete warmed up from the 1000m (1.10.8) to run home the final 800m in 52.9, the last 600 in 38.5. Hasler Lad and Akela Belle covered 800m in 55 even, the last 600 in 38.2, while their stablemates Quatromosa and Father Lenihan came up with 57.5 and 39.9. Just Fabulous and un-raced Tavistock three-year-old filly Town Cryer matched strides over 1000m in 1.7.7, the last 600 in 39.8, and Jenever completed 800m in 54.5 and 40.5. Carlingford Bay worked alone over 1000m in 1.12.8, the last 600 in 42.9, and stablemate Don't Know Jakk ended with 44.1. On the No 1 grass, Showshanelle and Derecho worked solidly over 1000m in 1.7.8, the last 600 in 39.2, and they can clear maidens any tick of the clock. Super Flash warmed up from the 1000m to run 800m in 52.1, the last 600 in 39.5, and Glide Queen required 54.1 and 39.2. The latter's stablemate Empower sprinted 600m in 39.3. Busybeingfabulous did a quiet round before galloping 800m in 54.2, the last 600 in 40.6, and his stablemate Bruno Kelly clocked 55.5 and 40.5. An Iffraaj-Cabasso four-year-old trained by Nicki Hurdle was timed 800m in 57.6, the last 600 in 42.7.
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Group 3-winning mare Dark Princess has followed up a nice trial at Foxton on Tuesday with a very sound gallop at Awapuni this morning.

20 August 2020
Lindsey White
AWAPUNI TRACKWORK Thursday, August 20 By RON GURNEY Group 3-winning mare Dark Princess has followed up a nice trial at Foxton on Tuesday with a very sound gallop at Awapuni this morning. Fast work took place on the plough (good) and on the No 1 grass (slow). Dark Princess used the plough and was timed 1000m in 1.8.1, the last 600 in 37.9, indicating she is capable of returning to the winners' circle in the r95 1400m at Manawatu on Saturday. Post-Covid, the mare was unplaced over 1400m at Awapuni last month prior to her Foxton trial outing earlier this week. She was handled there by Rosie Myers, who has the race-day mount as well. Time honours on the plough went to Desert Magic (r87 1000m), who gathered speed from the 800m mark to run home the last 600 in 35.2. He will be ridden by Temyia Taiaroa, whose claim will take the gelding down to 51kg. The blinkers go on. Princess Amelie, who finished second at the Otaki trials (1000m) last week, and Sir Nate were paired over 800m in 50 seconds even, the last 600 in 37.3. Princess Amelie has been nominated for the Group 1 Tarzino Trophy at Hastings next month. Un-raced maidens by Zed and Echoes Of Heaven, both trained by Jeff Lynds, ran 800m in 51.3 and 37.5. Flying Surf (r65 1300m No 1), who will race without blinkers, and stablemate He's Done A Runner (r65 1300m No 2) ended 800m with 600 in 38.2. Both horses will be ridden by stable apprentice Faye Lazet (a4). Platinum Rain (by Kermadec), third at the Otaki trials last week, had an unknown partner over 800m in 51 even, the last 600 in 37.1, while un-raced three-year-old filly Bee Sting (by Vespa) and an Alamosa gelding ended 800m with 600 in 39.1. My Father's Gun (r65 1300m No 1) worked alone over 800m in 56.3, the last 600 in 40.9. He galloped in good style on the course proper Tuesday, and the track conditions at Hawera tripped him up last start. Du'blues (r65 1300m No 2) worked alone as well, but was kept to 1000m in 1.13.4, the last 600 in 41.2. Voralto and un-raced Zebedee two-year-old colt Son Of Thunder, both with Mike Breslin, ended with 600m in 42.1. On the No 1 grass, Master Fin and former southerner Londonderry Air, who tackle a maiden hurdle each on Saturday, were on terms throughout a solid 1000m in 1.4.8, the last 600 in 37.6. They will both run prominently. Atenartin had race-day rider Maria Sanson (a4) in the saddle when working with a Road To Rock gelding stablemate over 51 seconds even, the last 600 in 37.7. Atenartin will carry just 50kg in Saturday's r95 1400m. Platinum Rapper had jumps jockey Sean Fannin aboard over 1000m in 1.8.3, the last 600 in 38.9. She certainly earned admirers for Saturday's r95 1400m, and is ready to pounce. Young Squire (r87 1000m) covered 800m in 53.7, the last 600 in 38.9, and West Coast (mdn 2200m) did a quiet round before galloping 1000m in 1.8.2, the last 600 in 39.5. Tiro and Canucia were on terms throughout 1200m in 1.22.5, the last 600 in 39.5, and Des De Jeu, in Saturday's Manawatu Steeple, went alone in 1.24.1 and 39.7. Busybeingfabulous left 800m behind in 55.6, the last 600 in 41.6, and stablemate Bruno Kelly (mdn hurdle No 1) was kept to 1000m in 1.13.4 and 42.1. On the sand, Lovetokeephim (mdn hurdle No 1) was given two solid rounds, the second of which saw him clock 53.1 for the final 800m, the last 600 in 39.7.
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