Vamos Bebe looked ready for her return to competition at Ellerslie on Saturday when she galloped stylishly at Matamata on Tuesday morning.
On a good plough, Vamos Bebe (T Harris) travelled strongly throughout 1000m in 1:04.8, with the final 600m in 36.8. The Jamie Richards-trained filly left a big impression in a spring double and after a let-up resumed with a trial win at Taupo last week. She runs in the Rating 74 sprint at Ellerslie.
Last-start winner Vichy (Wratten) was in good form ahead of Saturday’s Wanganui Cup as she and Inspire (K Singh) cut out the last 1000m of their work in 1:04.8 and 38.2. Stablemate Tiptronic (Wratten) prepared for the Eagle Technology Stakes at Ellerslie with 1000m in 1:04.7 and 37.5. He appears to have freshened up well. Race rival Charles Road (Yanagida) did sharp work, finishing off with a final section in 36.2.
Wanganui Cup topweight Te Akau Caliburn (Bosson) went with Ellerslie candidate You’re Welcome over a truly run 1200m in 1:18.2, 1:02.8 and 36.6.
Ellerslie entries Grip (C Ormsby) and Fleetwood Macca (McCall) caught the eye in their work over 1000m in 1:03.8 and 36.9. Sneaky Shark (Bosson) and Invincibeel (T Harris) were paired in an attractive 800m in 49.6 and 36.4, while Holsty (C Cole) ran a solo 1000m in 1:03.2 and 36.5.
Two Madison (Yuto) worked over ground in preparation for Ellerslie, timed over 1200m in 1:24.2 and 38.6. Zaza Gabor (Dellow) and Tia d’Or (Reid) were not after time in striding work, completing the last 1000m in 1:15.5 and 42.8.
Ellerslie starter Light Brocade (K Singh) and Ama La Vita (Wratten), who heads to Wanganui, went together in an unextended 1000m in 1:06 and 37.4.In similar work Landry (C Cole) and Sugar Loaf (Farr) returned 1:08.9 and 39.4, while Escudo (Yanagida) and Cadeau (C Cole) worked in from the 800m in 50.5 and 36.8.
Noverre (Bosson) and Medal (T Harris) were timed over the same trip in 54.1 and 39.3, and Run For Cover (C Ormsby) took 39.4 for his last 600m. Candid Camera (T Johnson) strode over 1000m in 1:13.8 and 43.2. Livvy Lass (Dellow) took 1:10.2 and 40.4 for 1000m.
On the No. 1 sand The Mitigator was ridden by Troy Harris, who takes over from suspended Shaun McKay in the Eagle Technology Stakes, in a good hitout over 1000m in 1:05.4 and 37.6. The Peter McKay-trained gelding appears to have trained on well from his last-start Awapuni win.
The Garrison (Miles) ran his solo 1000m in 1:06.9, finishing off with a smart final section in 36.3. Shoshone (S Collett) and Les Crayeres (Winter) covered the same distance in 1:05.2 and 37.4.