Resurrect looked set for winning turn when he got through trackwork stylishly at Matamata this morning.
Galloping right-handed on the course proper, where the going was heavy 18 metres out, Resurrect (R Jones) set off at a steady rate to cover 1200m in 1:23.8 and quickened all the way for a final 600m in 38.6. The Moroney/Gerard-trained gelding drops back to 1200 metres at Pukekohe this weekend and if his work is any guide he will take some beating.
Last-start winner Pacquiao (Gorham) and the improving Suliman (McNab) enhanced their Pukekohe prospects with a sound hitout over 1200m in 1:22.4 and 40.3. Over the same ground So Modest (Grant) worked well to record 1:26.8 and 42, while Catrina (T Gillies), who will shoot for a double at Pukekohe, was well contained over 1200m in 1:34.2 and 43.6.
That’s How It Goes (Miles) and Old Countess (P Brosnan) prepared for Te Aroha’s Sunday meeting with even work over 1200m in 1:24.7 and 42.4. Pukekohe entries Lady Pinot (Bosson) and Fortuner Patch (Coleman) completed their work strongly with a final 600m in 38.8.
On the sand It’s a Kind Of Magic (P Brosnan) and Diamond Heist (Miles) drew attention to their weekend prospects as they cut out a smart 1000m in 1:02.3 and 36.8.
Gumboots (Boyack) appeared to well after his last-start win as he strolled through 1000m in 1:10.1 and 42. Fortaleza (Rastrick) ran her 1000m in 1:09.1, quickening over the final section in 38.6.
Pukekohe entry Magic Cannon (M Brosnan) was timed over 1200m in 1:22.4, 1000m in 1:06.9 and 600m in 38.6. Our King Sway (Dowling) and Dragon Robe (Madan) were not extended over 1000m in 1:12.8 and 43.7.
Charles Road (Coleman) left 1000 behind in 1:08.8 and 39.6, while Aotearower (Wratten) ran the same trip in 1:13.9 and 42.8. Others to do easy work over 1000m included Dragon Rio (A Jones) 1:13.6 and 41.8; Vanilla Moon (Coleman) 1:13.8 and 43.2, and The Dash (Rastrick) 1:14.5 and 44.
On the all-weather track Amarula (S McKay) and Valante (R Jones) were paired in sharp work over 1000m in 1:00.8 and 35.4. Amarula has freshened well and may be a runner in next week’s Foxbridge Plate.
Stablemate Clarify (S McKay) also looked bright as he cut out 1000m in 1:02.8 and 35.8. Temple Tiger (Fawcett) completed striding work with 800m in 55.2 and 41.
Pure Savalina (Lammas) and Cabaret (Bosson) completed their work well over 1000m in 1:05.8 and 36.9. Chance To Dance (Bosson) continued his spring preparation when allowed to stretch out over 1000m in 1:11.2 and 38.8.