Trackwork

Trackwork 15th March

Trentham feature race candidates were the centre of attention at Matamata on Tuesday morning, with a number of them indicating their readiness for further success. On the plough New Zealand Oaks pair Self Obsession (McNab) and The Perfect Pink (Durrant) worked over...

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Trackwork 8th March

Bonecrusher NZ Stakes prospects Tiptronic and Amarelinha looked on target for the Ellerslie weight-for-age feature when they galloped at Matamata on Tuesday morning. On the plough Tiptronic (S Singh) strode into his work from the top of the straight and was timed from...

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Trackwork 1st March

La Crique looked every bit a worthy Vodafone NZ Derby favourite when she completed her main lead-up gallop at Matamata on Tuesday. Working solo as usual with Phil Turner in the saddle, La Crique strode into her work on the plough to complete her last 1200m in 1:19.8,...

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Trackwork 22nd February

MATAMATA Two-year-olds preparing for home-track features this weekend caught the eye at Matamata on Tuesday morning. Last-start stakes winners Maven Belle (Kamaruddin) and Hanalei (T Harris) were paired in smart work on the plough, cutting out 1000m in 1:02.8 and...

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Trackwork 8th February

Entriviere confirmed her fitness for Saturday’s BCD Group Sprint at Te Rapa with impressive work at Matamata on Tuesday morning. The course proper, which was heavy 23 metres out, was busy as a large number of horses with upcoming engagements were put through their...

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Trackwork 1st February

Needle And Thread and Lily’s Lady drew attention to their weekend prospects with smart work at Matamata on Tuesday. Galloping on the plough, where a tailwind assisted final section times, Needle And Thread (C Grylls) and Lily’s Lady (B Grylls) had pace on over 1000m...

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Trackwork 25th Janauary

Mali Ston looked on target for Saturday’s Thorndon Mile at Trentham when he galloped at Matamata on Tuesday morning. The Rich Hill Mile winner had raceday rider Sam Weatherley in the saddle as he and an unnamed Shamexpress gelding (Syed) galloped against the rail on...

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Trackwork 11th January

Entriviere confirmed her well-being ahead of Saturday’s J & N Berkett Telegraph when she galloped pleasingly at Matamata on Tuesday morning. Working on the plough, Entriviere (Bosson) was never at top as she left 1000m behind in 1:04.3, quickening readily for a...

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Trackwork 14th December

Image Of You and Pin Me Up shaped up well for Te Rapa on Saturday with eye-catching work at Matamata on Tuesday morning. Galloping 22 metres out on a slow course proper, Image Of You (T Harris) and Pin Me Up (Durrant) were paired over 1000m in 1:05.5, with the final...

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Trackwork 7th December

Dragon Leap and Karman Line starred during a busy Tuesday morning session at Matamata as they prepared for Saturday’s big Te Rapa meeting. Galloping 20 metres out on a slow course proper, Dragon Leap (C Grylls) and Karman Line (Yuto) were impressive in their 1000m...

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