Trackwork

Trackwork 13th April

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...

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Trackwork 6th April

Leading NZ Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes candidates Avantage and Levante both looked in good order for their Te Aroha assignment when they worked at Matamata on Tuesday morning. Avantage (Bosson) galloped in company with Aotea Lad (Roustoby) on the plough, where they...

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Trackwork 30th March

Two-year-olds preparing for the Manawatu Sires’ Stakes were the centre of attention at Matamata on Tuesday, when they were allowed to gallop against the course proper rail. On going rated Dead 6, Bonny Lass (C Grylls) impressed working with Dragon Biscuit (Yanagida)...

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Trackwork 23rd March

Prise De Fer looked on song for Saturday’s Japan Trophy when he galloped at Matamata on Tuesday morning. Working on the plough, Prise De Fer (Bosson) went with Leaderboard (Harris) over 1200m in 1:17.2, quickening from the 1000m in 1:02.8 and completing the hitout...

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Trackwork 16th March

Wellington Guineas candidates Brando and Need I Say More looked primed for their Trentham weekend assignment when paired in an impressive gallop at Matamata on Tuesday morning. Working on the plough, Brando (Bosson) and Need I Say More (Harris) were well matched over...

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Trackwork 9th March

Class racemares Melody Belle and Avantage looked on right on target for their weekend clash in the Bonecrusher NZ Stakes when they galloped stylishly at Matamata on Tuesday morning. Most fast work took place on the course proper, where the going was slow and the...

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Trackwork 2nd March

Leading Vodafone Derby prospects Rocket Spade and Tokorangi looked the part at Matamata on Tuesday in their main work ahead of this weekend’s classic. Rocket Spade (C Grylls) was paired with race rival Perfect Scenario (Bosson) on the plough, where they set off over...

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Trackwork 23rd February

Two-year-olds preparing for Saturday’s feature double-header were the centre of attention at Matamata on Tuesday morning. Candidates for the J Swap Contractors Matamata Breeders’ Stakes and Waikato Stud Slipper were allowed to gallop on the inside of the course...

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Trackwork 2nd February

In a relatively quiet session, New Plymouth feature race entries Quattro Quinta and Lily’s Lady shaped up well when paired in smart work at Matamata this morning. On the plough, Quattro Quinta (Bosson) and Lily’s Lady (C Grylls) had pace on throughout 1000m in 1:02.8,...

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Trackwork 26th January

Champion racemare Melody Belle looked right on song for her shot at a slice of history on the weekend when she galloped stylishly at Matamata this morning. Working on the plough with raceday rider Opie Bosson in the saddle, Melody Belle looked comfortable throughout...

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