Trackwork at Pukekura Raceway
Tuesday 9th January 2018
Course Proper. Track Good 3. Markers out 11m 

It was a very busy morning at Pukekura Raceway, the trackwork was carried out with gallops on the rails and a perfect track.

Time honours of the morning went to Turncoat and Telluwhat. They ran 1000m strongly, the last 600m in 35.2. It was very pleasing work.

Only slightly slower were the trial winning Per Incanto of Rob Patterson who was partnered by Regal Rock. In a great 1000m gallop, they recorded 35.3 for the last 600m.

Larima, who ran a great race last start in the Eulogy, was partnered by Ruby Love in a strong 1000m gallop, running the last 600m in 35.4. Larima shows potential.

Koko Belle and How’s That Girl also ran 1000m, covering the last 600m in 36.1 seconds. They were followed by Battle Kat and Won’t Back Down, who did similar work, but recorded the fastest 600m, late in the session of 35.5.

The recent winner, Smokin Hot, was partnered by Pownce over 1000m, the last 600m in 36.2. Trainer, Don Caskey, added a tongue tie to Pownce’s gear.

The Wheeler team was also at the track in force. Irish Flame and Ledbury ran 1000m, the last 600m in 37.4. Irish Flame is close to resuming. The 2yo Remarx was partnered by an O’Reilly 2yo in the Wheeler stable. They ran a strong 800m, the last 600 in 36.3. Both have ability.

The recent winner, Vincent, was partnered by Aridity in a 1000m gallop, the last 600m in 36.7. Vincent may travel to the deep south for the Gore Guineas.

A Pins in the Ian Adams stable was partnered by Villa Lille over 1000m, the last 600m in 36.2. it was sound work.

Only a small contingent from the Sharrock stable, as stable star Kawi is heading north for the trials. Ladies First was partnered by Cottoneva, running 1000m, the last 600m in 36.3. Ladies First will be a solid chance in the next month or so, especially if any easing of the tracks.

Jazzamour and Here We Go ran a steady 1000m, the last 600m in 36.1. Again, it was good work.

Coastal Drought and Duellicious weren’t after time, running an even 1000m, the last 600 in 38.2.

The final gallops were solo 1000m, with the last 600m times noted as Malibu Miss 38.2 and Macklemore 37.1.

BROUGHT TO YOU BY next race day at Pukekura Raceway, Platinum Homes Taranaki Cup Day, Saturday 3rd February.

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Tuesday 9 January 2018