With a large number of locally-trained horses in action at Wednesday’s race meeting and minimal representation over the weekend, there was little fast work at Matamata on Tuesday, with fog also preventing the timing of some gallops.

Time honours went to Kantra (Kesner), who rolled into his work on the No. 2 sand to cut out a smart final 1000m in 1:03.9, finishing off with 600m in 36.2. The Jason Price-trained mare has done well since her last-start third and will step up to a middle-distance next week on the Cambridge synthetic.

Impressive last-start winner Rose Crescent (Winter) was restricted to three-quarter-pace work, completing 1000m in 1:14.5 and 44. She has also done well since her last run and will return to Te Rapa on Saturday week. Stablemate Shoshone (Cox) looking fitter for her recent fresh-up run, also got through easy work over 1000m in 1:15.2 and 44.5.

On the No. 1 sand, two members of the Wayne Hillis team caught the eye with smart work. Nothinsweetaboutme (Leighton) strode over 1000m in 1:05.2 and 37.8, while Bella Dora (Leighton) covered the same ground in 1:08.8 and 37.6. She didn’t have much luck when finishing third at her last start and will be one to watch at Te Rapa next week.