Galaxy Miss underlined her fitness for Trentham on Saturday with a smart gallop at Matamata this morning.
Working on the outside of a heavy course proper, Galaxy Miss (Dowling) travelled strongly throughout her 1200-metre hitout in company with Hank Marvin (J Fawcett). The pair covered the full trip in 1:26.7, with the last 1000m in 1:09.7 and the final 600m in 41.5. It was good time in the conditions and late in the session.
Galaxy Miss, who shaded her companion at the line, is heading to Trentham for the 1400-metre Pearl Series race, while Hank Marvin is likely to run at next Wednesday’s local meeting.
Keep On Coming (C Grylls) appeared to manage the conditions when she got through a solo gallop over 1000m in 1:10 and 40.4. She followed her maiden win with a sound fourth at Rotorua last week and will run in the Rating 65 sprint at Ellerslie on the weekend.
Persuasive (Coleman) prepared for Ellerslie with sound work over 1200m in 1:29.2, quickening from the 1000m in 1:12.1 and hitting the line with a final section in 40.5. Our King Sway (Coleman) impressed in his work with Keep Carmen Carion (Gorham) over 1200m in 1:25.8, 1:11.1 and 43. Our King Sway, who was unfortunately a late scratching at Te Rapa last Saturday, will run over 1600 metres at Ellerslie on Saturday.
Gardone (M Brosnan) got through the ground well as she prepared for the weekend with 1000m in 1:10.2 and 41.2. Whatwedo (S McKay) and Fortune Kept (Lanigan) were paired in a smart 800m in 53.3 and 40.4, while Embraceable You (P Brosnan) and It’s A Kind Of Magic (Miles) ran the same trip in 58.3 and 43.2, and Esprit de Corps (G Ritchie) and Rocksun (Lammas) were let off with an easy 1000m in 1:15.2 and 43.5.
Over 1200m Ultimata (Coleman) returned 1:26.3, 1:11 and 43.1, and Keepherinmind (C Grylls) took 1:30.3, 1:13 and 40.6.
On the sand Pretty In Pink (Cole) and Letmego (Danis) were in good form for Ellerslie as they cut out 1000m in 1:04.8 and 600m in 37.6. Dahl’s Delight (P Brosnan) and Jane’s Secret (Miles) had pace on over the same distance to return 1:04.8 and 36.2, while in similar work Battle Cry (Wratten) and Star Ella (A Jones) took 1:04.9 and 36, and El Nino (M Brosnan) 1:04.9 and 37.8.
Hayley Ann (A Jones) worked over ground and was timed from the 1200m in 1:23.2, 1:08.6 and 40.2. Over 1000m Panella (Grant) and Peach Bellini (A Jones) returned 1:07.6 and 37.4, while Auctioneer (Rastrick) was kept to 1:15.6 and 43.6 over the same ground.
On the all-weather track Martini Lass (W Hillis) cut out 1000m in 1:06.8 and 600m in 38.2. Taaxman (Gillies) covered the same distance in 1:10.5 and 39.8, while Tyrion (Winters) and Matuzalem (S McKay) were timed over 800m in 57.8 and 41.