Avantage (Bosson) and Aotea Lad (Roustoby) also left a big impression over 1200m in 1:16.6, 1000m in 1:02.6 and finishing off with 600m in 34.1. Like Levante, Avantage is in capital order for the Group One feature, while Aotea Lad has to be tough in Saturday’s R74 1600.

Hay Tiger (Danis) and Super Hoof (Fawcett) also got through their work well, cutting out 1200m in 1:13.8 and 1000m in 1:00.2. No final section could be taken due to fog.

All other course proper gallops took place right-handed with the markers set at 18 metres, where Te Rapa rivals Mazzuro (Parmar) and Kinshasa (S Collett) were paired in smart work over 1200m in 1:21.4 and 37.2. Woodcote Lass (C Grylls) prepared for Friday’s local meeting with 1200m in 1:23 and 36.6, while Feelin’ Fancy (T Harris) also impressed over the same ground in 1:22.7 and 39.4, and Zouluminous (R Khan) and Leaderboard (Pillay) 1:19.7, with fog preventing a sectional split.

Limentis (Winter) and Hovdamer (S Collett) completed their work with a final 600m in 37.6, Secret Amour (Bosson) and Top Brass (Roustoby) recorded 36.8, Spring Heat (Yuto) 40.1, Hastings two-year-old entries Spectrier (T Harris) and The Perfect Pink (Kamaruddin) 37.5, Te Rapa form runner Campionessa (Bosson) 38 and Matamata entry Felicienne (T Harris) 36.3.

Soda (D Weatherley) and Our Fiesta Girl (S Weatherley) were timed over their final 600m in 37.8, Legit (Yuto) took 39.1, Two Madison (Yanagida) 38, and Excitonic (Parmar) 37.8. Last-start juvenile winner Dragon Biscuit (Magee) prepared for Te Rapa with Matamata entry Aurora Dolce (McCall) over their last 600m in 37.8.

Hawke’s Bay Cup candidate Paisley Park (C Grylls) did good work over 1200m in 1:17.5 and 38, followed by Tiptronic (S Singh) in 1:17.2 a 37.8. Weowna Tiger (Fawcett) and Je Suis Tiger (Kumar) cut out a solid 1200m in 1:19.8 and 36.2, while Romantic Lady (Bosson) and Pazienza (Roustoby) began easily to record 1:23.6 and 37.2.

Te Rapa two-year-old entries Sophisticardo (Kamaruddin) and Medal (Bosson) ran their final 600m in a smart 36.9, race rival Roca Fundeeda (Newman) went with Pay On Time (McIntyre) in 37.8, Flying Amelia (Guy) and Musigny Lass (Barr) took 37.7, Paradigm Shift (Miller) 37.9 and Sunburst (Fawcett) and Play A Part (McCall) 37.6.

Cuba (S McKay) and Madame le Fay (Barr) cut out 1200m in 1:19.2 and 38.4, Contribute (S McKay) and Lavaglo (S Weatherley) took 1:21.2 and 37.6, and Laced With Gold (Turner) and Tarawera (C Grylls) 1:20.8 and 38.7.

On the No. 1 sand Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes entry Bad ‘N’ Bouj (S McKay) was paired with Sagunto (R Cole) in a smart 1000m hitout in 1:00.8 and 35.8, while Final Impact (S McKay) and Kodak (Danis) took 1:04.7 and 36.6.

Roll the Gold (Kumar) was timed from the 800m in 49.7 and 36.4, and Mighty Connor (S McKay) and Langkawi (P McKay) completed striding work with 600m in 37.2.

On the No. 2 sand Illusions Of Paris (Roustoby) ran a smart solo 1200m in 1:17.2 and 36.2, while Master Painton (C Grylls) wasted no time in his 1000m hitout in 1:02.6 and 36.2.

Dennis Ryan