Track Work

Tue 12th Dec, 2017
Ronchi and One Bakerstreet provided the highlight of this morning’s trackwork session.
 
Galloping 1000m together, Ronchi (Cooksley) and One Bakerstreet (Mahesh) matched strides throughout their work, clocking 1:00.6, finishing in 35.5 for the last 600m.  This was excellent work, particularly by maidener One Bakerstreet who was competitive the whole trip alongside Ronchi.  The Open G3 Sprint at Te Rapa is Ronchi’s target while One Bakerstreet heads to Ruakaka today week.
 
Symphonic (Castano) and Caprikosa (Du Plessis) also produced sound work, the pair galloping 1000m in 1:02.4, coming home in 36.6 for the final 600m.  Symphonic began her campaign with a gutsy win at Counties and runs in the R85 1600m at Te Rapa while co-trainer Peter Williams is tossing up on a start for Caprikosa at either Te Rapa or Ellerslie.
 
Nominated for the Listed 3yo event at Ellerslie on Sunday, Secret Ambition (Mahesh) galloped with Crouching Tiger (Mallesh) over 1000m, returning 1:04.0, the 600m in 37.0.  Also heading to Ellerslie, Madam Woo (Du Plessis) galloped a solo 1000m in 1:02.8, the 600m in 36.8 and Majic Ruler (Castano) ran 800m in 55.3, the 600m in 38.8.
 
Cheeky Boy (Cooksley) galloped 1000m in 1:07.6, the concluding 600m in 41.0.  Aston Park (Singh) and Ego Image (Jamarl) ran 800m together in 55.6, the 600m in 38.8 and Veearma (Du Plessis)  was paired with Lovelight (Wenn) over 600m in 39.0.  Secret Angel (Singh) and Red Pacific (Singh) galloped 600m in 39.8 and Corporate Raider (Mahesh) galloped a quiet 600m in 42.0.
Thu 30th Nov, 2017
Ellerslie runners shaped up well this morning ahead of their Saturday assignments.
 
Natuzzi (Richards) galloped easily over 800m in 56.4, coming home in 41.4 for the 600m.  He looks very well as does race rival Ronchi (Cooksley) who galloped 1000m in 1:05.0, the last 600m in 40.0.  The third Eagle Technology Stakes runner Gravano (Du Plessis) worked keenly with Don Blanco (Wright) completing 1000m in 1:03.0, the final 600m in 37.3.
 
Entered for the R65 1600m, Splendido (Cooksley) ran 1000m solo in a time of 1:05.0, the last 600m in 40.0 and Narvick (Prastiyou), looking for back to back wins, galloped 800m in 49.5, the 600m in 36.9.  Midnight Runner (Du Plessis) and Bellinsky (Castano) ran 800m together in 52.3, the 600m in 38.7.  Midnight Runner won nicely freshup and contests the R65 1200m on Saturday.
 
Mazikeen (Tauseef) and Crouching Tiger (Mahesh) galloped 1000m in 1:03.0, the last 600m in 37.0.  Vaudesir (Castano) and a Savabeel filly (Du Plessis) followed with similar work in 1:06.4, the 600m in 38.6.  Cameo (Singh) and a Showcasing filly (Wright) clocked 53.0 for 800m, the 600m in 39.0 and fillies by Makfi (Du Plessis) and Pierro (Castano) galloped 600m in 40.7.
Tue 28th Nov, 2017
The Centre has a trio of nice horses entered for Saturday’s Eagle Technology Stakes and they all galloped pleasingly this morning.
 
First up was Natuzzi (Saxton) who was accompanied by Bojangles (Richards) over 1000m in 1:04.6, the last 600m in 37.5.  Natuzzi was full of running at the finish of the gallop and looks to have trained on particularly well following his game win at Tauranga ten days ago.  Race rival Ronchi (Cooksley) was paired with Secret Ambition (Mahesh) over 1000m, clocking 1:04.4, the final 600m in 37.5.  Co-trainer Allan Peard was more than happy with Ronchi’s gallop, stating it was some of the horse’s best work to date.  Stablemate Secret Ambition is entered for the 3yo Listed event at Ellerslie, the son of Jimmy Choux impressive when breaking maidens stylishly at Te Aroha.   Gravano (Singh) and Madam Woo (Castano) galloped together, working away from the 1200m and timed to run the 1000m in 1:02.5, the last 600m in 37.0.  All of Gravano’s five wins have come on the Ellerslie track and he returns there Saturday to run in the Group 3 feature.
 
Last start winner Narvick (Prastiyou) galloped 1000m on his own, returning 1:03.1, the 600m in 37.0 and Stole the Show (Tauseef) ran 1000m in 1:05.0, the last 600m in 36.7.
 
Shadz of Blue (Singh) galloped 1000m in 1:10.2, picking up the pace to run home in 37.8 for the last 600m and Splendido (Cooksley) galloped 1000m in 1:07.0, the 600m in 40.0.
 
Below Zero (Castano) and Glendalough (Wenn) ran 800m together in 49.7, the 600m in 36.3.  Cameo (Wright) and Conclusion (Richards) worked 800m in 51.4, the 600m in 38.6 and Corporate Raider (Cooksley) and Crouching Tiger (Mallesh) returned 54.2 for 800m, the 600m in 39.4.  Fillies by Pierro (Castano) and Makfi (Singh) ran 600m in 38.0 and Orua Belle (Castano) and Midnight Runner (Singh) galloped 800m, timed to run the 600m in 38.5.
Wed 22nd Nov, 2017
A quiet fast work morning but some encouraging gallops from several runners heading to Counties on Saturday.
 
Entered for the R75 1600m, Symphonic (Du Plessis) galloped with Lovelight (Castano) over 1000m returning a time of 1:00.7, the final 600m in 36.6.  Lightly raced mare Symphonic last raced back in April but has had a couple of trials to prepare and has won in a fresh state.  Repo Bay (Castano) turned in nice work, galloping with Gravano (Du Plessis), the pair strong throughout 1000m in 1:02.0, the last 600m in 36.6.  Repo Bay was a winner at Counties in early September and put in a good effort when finishing third at Tauranga at his last outing.
 
Uabasso (Dell) and Strzelecki (Evans) galloped a nice 1000m together clocking 1:01.8, coming home in 36.2 for the concluding 600m.   Meursault (Wright) and The Last Samurai (Singh) galloped 1000m in 1:04.3, the 600m in 37.0.  Meursault resumed with a sixth placing at Tauranga and has won twice second up.  Frosted (Singh) and Cameo (Wright) ran 800m in 52.7, the 600m in 38.0.
 
Heading to Te Rapa on Sunday, Miss Campbell (Wenn) galloped 1200m, timed to run the 1000m in 1:09.5, the 600m in 39.0.
 
Secret Ambition (Mahesh) and Splendido (Mallesh) galloped 1000m together in 1:03.0, the last 600m in 36.2 and Madam Woo (Du Plessis) and Orua Belle (Castano) worked 1000m in 1:02.4, the final 600m in 36.5.  Gold ‘N Black (Wenn) and a Showcasing gelding (Dell), ran 600m in 39.0.   
Thu 16th Nov, 2017
Ronchi rounded out his preparation for Saturday’s Tauranga Stakes in pleasing fashion this morning.
 
With raceday rider Grant Cooksley aboard, Ronchi ran easily through 1000m in 1:06.3, coming home in 40.0 for the final 600m.  Winner of six, Ronchi won nicely at Whangarei mid September  and followed up with a second placing at Ellerslie a fortnight ago.  Already placed at Group level, Ronchi gets another crack at black type in the feature event at Tauranga.
 
The Paul Richards trained pair Natuzzi and Bojangles were let off with easy gallops today, Natuzzi (Richards) running a leisurely 600m in 41.7 and Bojangles (Saxton) returning 39.0 for his 600m.  Both horses look very well.
 
Bilbao (Wright) and Maquita Miss (Singh) galloped 1000m together in 1:02.3, finishing their work off nicely to record 35.8 for the last 600m.  Repo Bay (Castano) galloped 1000m on his own in 1:04.0, the 600m in 37.2 and Gravano (Singh) did similar work, running 1000m in 1:09.0, the last 600m in 39.0.  Miss Campbell (Wenn) was sent a quiet 1000m which she ran in 1:12.0, the 600m in 42.0.
Tue 14th Nov, 2017
Natuzzi and Ronchi shaped up well this morning ahead of their Tauranga targets.
 
With trainer Paul Richards in the saddle, Natuzzi galloped 1000m with stablemate Bojangles (Saxton), the pair strong throughout their work recording 1:02.7 for the trip, the final 600m in 36.6.   Natuzzi put in his usual competitive run when resuming at Rotorua and is entered for the Open 1400m at Tauranga.  Bojangles opened his campaign with a chequered run for sixth and looks to be a quick improver in the R65 on Saturday.
 
Ronchi (Cooksley) galloped 1200m with Splendido (Mahesh), the duo travelling keenly by the 1000m to record 59.7, finishing their work off well to clock 36.1 for the last 600m.  Ronchi is nominated for two races at Tauranga, the Open 1400m and Wfa Tauranga Stakes, his trainers leaning towards the latter event.
 
Also heading to Tauranga, Vaudesir (Castano) and Midnight Runner (Du Plessis) travelled nicely together over 800m in 50.0, the 600m in 36.6.  Lonhro mare Vaudesir has had only the three starts finishing second in her last two and looks close to a win.  Midnight Runner cleared maidens in style at Counties a fortnight ago and looks well capable of a good showing when stepping up to the next grade.
 
The Wallace/Peard stable have a couple of nice runners heading to Whangarei on Friday, among them One Bakerstreet (Mahesh) who galloped 1000m with Mazikeen (Tauseef) completing the distance in 1:01.1, the final 600m in 36.3.  Ego filly One Bakerstreet has looked good winning both her trials and makes her raceday debut on Friday.  Stablemates Crouching Tiger (Cooksley) and Corporate Raider (Mallesh) galloped 1000m together in 1:01.6, finishing in 37.2 for the last 600m.   From Steven Cole’s stable, Peaceful Falls (Prastiyou) and a Niagara filly (Wilson) galloped 800m in 52.8, the 600m in 37.7.  Peaceful Falls has put together a couple of nice runs since resuming and he also heads North to Friday’s meeting.
 
Alberation (Wilson) and Fools ‘N’ Horses (Prastiyou) strode over 1000m in 1:04.0, the 600m in 36.4 and Stole The Show (Mallesh) ran a smart 800m on his own in 49.0, the 600m in 35.8.  Creative Genius (Wilson) galloped 800m in 50.0, the 600m in 36.4.  Below Zero (Du Plessis) and a Savabeel filly (Castano) returned 52.5 for 800m, the 600m in 37.3.   Fillies by Pierro (Du Plessis) and I Am Invincible (Castano) from the Williams’ barn, had their first hitout running 400m in 29.8.
Tue 7th Nov, 2017
Te Rapa runners Repo Bay and Frosted turned in pleasing work this morning ahead of their respective assignments.
 
Repo Bay (Castano) looked to be travelling easily when galloping 800m with Midnight Runner (Singh), returning 51.2, the 600m in 36.8.  Repo Bay has been racing well and appears to be at home in any ground. Frosted (Wright) and The Last Samurai (Singh) galloped 800m together, clocking 39.2 for the last 600m.  Frosted caught the eye with a nice run for fourth on debut and will line up in the 2yo event on Saturday.
 
Heading to Avondale on Friday Majic Ruler (Wenn) galloped keenly over 600m in 37.2.  Majic Ruler resumed with a nice enough run at Counties on a heavy track, her maiden win coming on a good track earlier in the year.  Conclusion (Richards) and Bojangles (Saxton) galloped 800m together in 52.0, the 600m in 37.0.  Conclusion makes his raceday debut at Avondale from Paul Richards stable, the horse winning a trial back in May.
 
Corporate Raider (Mahesh) and Secret Ambition returned nice work, galloping 1000m together in 1:03.4, the 600m in 36.2.  Ronchi (Mahesh) galloped 1000m in 1:05.0, the last 600m in 37.4 and Symphonic (Castano) who may race at Te Aroha next week, was paired with Madam Woo (Singh) over 1000m which they cut out in 1:07.2, the final 600m in 37.8.
 
Cool Kate (Castano) galloped 800m in 51.5, the 600m in 36.4 and Maquita Miss (Wright) and a Showcasing filly (Singh) worked 800m in 52.0, the last 600m in 37.1.  Natuzzi (Richards) ran 800m in 50.6, the 600m in 37.4 and Rex Royale (Wright) and an Ego filly in the Zimmerman stable galloped 800m together in 52.4, the 600m in 37.7.  Marzemino (Castano) galloped an easy 800m in 55.5, the 600m in 39.7.
 
Glendalough (Singh) and a Savabeel filly (Wenn) sprinted 600m in 36.4 and Stryda (Wenn) 600m in  37.4.  Fillies by Makfi (Singh) and Azamour (Castano) in the Williams barn, ran 600m in 38.0 and colts by High Chaparral (Wilson) and More Than Ready (Prastiyou) from the Cole stable, galloped 600m in 39.0.
Thu 2nd Nov, 2017
Several runners heading to Ellerslie on Melbourne Cup day worked up pleasingly this morning.
 
From Peter and Dawn Williams stable, Gravano (Castano) galloped in company with Symphonic (Du Plessis), the duo completing 1000m in 1:02.4, the final 600m in 36.0.  Winner of five races on the Ellerslie course, Gravano kicks off a new campaign there on Tuesday, the horse looking to have strengthened considerably during his break.  Vaudesir (Du Plessis) and Madam Woo (Castano) turned in nice work, galloping 1000m in 1:04.0, the last 600m in 36.7 and Caprikosa (Wenn) ran 800m in 54.0, the 600m in 39.0.
 
Ellerslie runners Splendido (Mahesh) and Cheeky Boy (Cooksley) began their work at the 1200m mark, the Wallace/Peard trained pair timed to run the 1000m in 1:01.1, the last 600m in 37.3.  Steven Cole has Ohceedee and Creative Genius also running on Tuesday and both galloped well today.  Ohceedee (Wilson) galloped 800m in 48.8, the 600m in 35.7 while Creative Genius (Prastiyou) paceworked one round then galloped 600m in 39.0. 
 
Mersault (Singh) and Frosted (Wright) galloped 800m together in a time of 52.3, the 600m in 37.2.  Mersault heads to Tauranga on Saturday while Frosted may run at Te Rapa the following week.  Karen Zimmerman’s other Tauranga runner Don Blanco (Singh) galloped with stablemate Bilbao (Wright) over 800m in 52.6, the 600m in 37.7.
 
Fillies by Azamour (Du Plessis) and Makfi (Castano) galloped 800m together in 50.3, the 600m in 37.0 and Maquita Miss (Singh) and a Showcasing filly (Wright) returned 53.5 for 800m, the 600m in 38.3.
Tue 31st Oct, 2017
Only a couple of gallops recorded this morning for horses heading to Tauranga, the majority preparing for next Tuesday’s Ellerslie meeting.
 
Entered for Saturday, Mersault (Wright) and Don Blanco (Singh) galloped 1000m together, returning 1:09.0 for the trip, the final 600m in 38.2.  Both begin new campaigns at Tauranga for trainer Karen Zimmerman.
 
 Vaudesir (Du Plessis) and Repo Bay (Castano) galloped nicely together, cutting out 1000m in 1:03.4, the final 600m in 37.1 and Splendido (Mahesh) galloped a solo 1000m in 1:09.4, the 600m in 39.7.  Light Up The Sky (Singh) and The Last Samurai (Wright) worked over 1000m, clocking 1:05.1, the last 600m in 37.0.  The Steven Cole trained pair Ohceedee (Collett) and Creative Genius (Prastiyou) galloped 1000m in 1:02.0, the last 600m in 37.4.
 
Moses (Evans) and Uabasso (Dell) travelled well over 800m in 49.5, the 600m in 35.7 and Cool Kate (Du Plessis) and Glendalough (Castano) were keen when running 800m in 49.9, the 600m in 36.2.  Lovelight (Du Plessis) and Caprikosa (Castano) did similar work, returning 49.7 for 800m, the 600m in 37.0.  Gravano (Wenn) and Symphonic (Singh) galloped 800m together in a time of 51.4, the 600m in 37.0.   Marciano (Singh) galloped an easy 800m in 55.5, the 600m in 40.0.
Tue 17th Oct, 2017
Natuzzi and Beyond Dispute prepared pleasingly this morning ahead of their Rotorua assignments.
 
With trainer Paul Richards in the saddle, Natuzzi galloped with stablemate Bojangles (Saxton) returning a time of 52.5 for 800m, coming home in 37.0 for the 600m.   Natuzzi makes his first appearance this season in the Wfa 1200m at Rotorua on Saturday following a couple of nice 1000m trial runs, the latest at Whangarei a week ago.  Beyond Dispute (Wilson) galloped 1000m in company with Alberation (Prastiyou), the pair clocking 1:02.0 for the trip, the last 600m in a creditable 35.8.  A lightly raced son of Not A Single Double, Beyond Dispute has won two from six and runs in the 3yo event on Saturday.
 
Ronchi (Cooksley) and Splendido (Mahesh) galloped 1000m together, completing the journey in 1:02.0, the final 600m in 37.1.  Ronchi may return to the Bay on Sunday for the rescheduled meeting at Hastings.
 
Creative Genius (Prastiyou) and Ohceedee (Wilson) produced smart work, the pair galloping 1000m in 1:00.1, the 600m in 35.4.  Gravano (Du Plessis) and Caprikosa (Castano) ran 1000m together in 1:03.0, the 600m in 36.5 and Symphonic (Du Plessis) and Madam Woo (Castano) returned 1:06.4 for 1000m, the last 600m in 36.6.  Narvick (Prastiyou) galloped 1000m on his own, clocking 1:03.8, the 600m in 37.4 and Moses (Scott) and Ifnot Wainot (Dell) ran 1000m together in 1:08.0, the 600m in 37.0. Don Blanco (Singh) and Bilbao (Wright) ran nicely over 1000m in 1:05.6, the final 600m in 37.9.   Stole The Show (Cooksley) and an Ocean Park gelding (Mahesh) galloped 1000m in 1:08.0, the last 600m in 39.6.
 
Majic Ruler (Du Plessis) left 800m behind in 50.1, the 600m in 37.0 and Repo Bay (Castano) followed with 800m in 52.3, the 600m in 37.2.  Mastercard (Pool) galloped 800m in 52.3, the 600m in 37.8.   Light Up The Sky (Wright) and a Redwood filly (Singh) ran 800m in 53.3, the 600m in 38.2.  Tokyo Lil (Du Plessis) and Vaudesir (Castano) returned 52.2 for 800m, the 600m in  38.5. The Last Samurai (Wright) and Rex Royale (Singh) clocked 51.8 for 800m, the 600m in 38.3. Mersault (Wright) and an Ego filly (Singh) ran 800m in 54.2, the 600m in 39.0 and fillies by Super Easy (Singh) and Makfi (Singh) galloped 800m in 58.4, the last 600m in 40.0.  Secret Ambition (Mahesh) and Hezthewonforus (Mallesh) ran 800m together in 56.5, the 600m in 41.0.  One Bakerstreet (Mahesh) and a Sufficient gelding (Mallesh) ran an easy 800m in 58.6, the 600m in 43.4.
 
Cool Kate (Wenn) and Glendalough (Singh) sprinted 600m in 36.7 and fillies by Savabeel (Singh) and Ocean Park (Wright) returned 41.4 for 600m.
Thu 12th Oct, 2017
Matamata runners Brilliant Shine and Inca Warrior completed their preparation in fine style today.
 
 Brilliant Shine (Du Plessis) galloped 1000m in 1:05.6, working to the line strongly to record 37.1 for the final 600m.  Inca Warrior (Prastiyou) did similar work, recording 1:02.3 for 1000m, also finishing his work off nicely to record  37.4 for the last 600m.
 
An eye catching gallop was recorded by Gravano (Du Plessis) who was partnered with Repo Bay (Castano) over 1000m in 1:01.7, the closing 600m in 35.4.  Gravano looks to be coming up extra well and may kick off a new campaign later in the month at Ellerslie.  Tokyo Lil (Castano) and Vaudesir (Du Plessis) galloped 1000m together returning 1:05.0, the 600m in 37.4 and stablemate Myrcella (Wenn) ran 1000m on her own in 1:05.3, the last 600m in 37.4.
 
Symphonic (Wenn) and Madam Woo (Singh) galloped 800m in 50.3, the 600m in 35.7.  One Bakerstreet (Mallesh) impressed in her work when galloping 800m with Stole the Show (Mahesh) returning a time of 49.9, the 600m in 35.9. Caprikosa (Wenn) and Lovelight (Singh), both working well of late, returned 50.6 for 800m, the 600m in 36.4.   Pegasoi (Du Plessis) and Marzemino (Castano) galloped 800m in 53.0, the 600m in 38.0 and Bilbao (Singh) and The Last Samurai (Wright) were nicely held through 800m in 55.0, the 600m in 39.7.
 
Beyond Dispute (Wilson) breezed 600m in 37.2 and Rex Royale (Wright) and an Ego filly (Singh) in Karen Zimmerman’s barn, clocked 38.8 for their 600m.  A colt by Sweet Orange (Castano) and filly by Savabeel (Wenn) galloped 600m togther in 40.4.
Tue 10th Oct, 2017
Matamata Cup candidate Brilliant Shine pleased in his semi-final gallop this morning.
 
Galloping on his own Brilliant Shine (Du Plessis) ran easily through 1000m in 1:08.0, the last 600m in 39.6.  Trained by Peter and Dawn Williams, Brilliant Shine followed up a big win at Ellerslie with a super effort for second in the Listed Karaka Classic at Counties at his last outing. 
 
Another Matamata entrant is the Steven Cole trained Inca Warrior (Prastiyou) who galloped 1000m solo returning 1:03.5, the 600m in 37.6. A lightly raced son of Per Incanto, Inca Warrior takes solid form to Matamata where he has previously placed.
 
Majic Ruler (Singh) produced an eye-catching gallop with 1000m in 59.9, reeling off the 600m in 34.8.  From the Scott Lucock/Sally Gillespie stable, Miss Campbell (Dell) worked nicely over 1000m in 1:7.5, the 600m in 38.2 and Stryda (Dell) completed the same work in 1:08.8 and 38.7.
 
Madam Woo (Du Plessis) and Caprikosa (Castano) produced smart work, the pair galloping 800m in 48.5, the 600m in 35.3 and Marciano (Jamarl) galloped 800m in 54.0, the 600m in 38.8.  Aston Park (Jamarl) ran 800m in 54.2, the 600m in 38.8.  Tokyo Lil (Du Plessis) and Vaudesir (Singh) galloped 800m in 54.7, the closing 600m in 39.0 and Gravano (Wenn) and Symphonic (Castano) galloped an easy 800m in 59.4, the 600m in 41.8.
 
Fillies by Super Easy (Castano) and Makfi (Wenn) sprinted 600m in 37.3.  Lovelight (Castano) and a Savabeel filly (Wenn) returned 40.4 for 600m.
Thu 5th Oct, 2017
The Centre has Ronchi and Ohceedee heading South to Hastings and both galloped pleasingly mid-week.
 
With raceday rider Grant Cooksley in the saddle, Ronchi galloped 1200m returning 1:23.6 for the journey, the 1000m in 1:08.2 and final 600m in 37.5.  Trained by the Wallace/Peard partnership, Ronchi contests the Group 3 Open Sprint on the back of a smart win mid-September.  Entered for the Hawkes Bay Guineas, Ohceedee (Wilson) was paired with stablemate Inca Warrior (Prastiyou) over 1000m which they completed in 1:07.0, the last 600m in 38.0.  Ohceedee has not raced for a month but his form prior was sound.  Trainer Steven Cole has opted to leave Inca Warrior at home after drawing wide in his event.  Don Blanco and Light Up The Sky galloped 800m in 59.0, the 600m in 42.0.  The former is entered for Te Rapa on Friday but he also drew wide and is a doubtful starter.
 
Gravano (Singh) and Midnight Runner (Wenn) worked nicely together this morning, running 1000m in 1:05.0, the last 600m in 36.8 and Brilliant Shine (Du Plessis) galloped 1000m in 1:06.9, the final 600m in 38.8.  Caprikosa (Du Plessis) and Orua Belle (Castano) ran 800m in 51.3, the 600m in 36.7 and Marzemino (Du Plessis) and a Super Easy filly (Castano) recorded 38.7 for 600m.  Madam Woo (Wenn) and Lovelight (Singh) recorded 38.8 for 600m and a Sweet Orange colt (Du Plessis) and Savabeel filly (Castano) clocked 39.5 for their 600m. 
Tue 3rd Oct, 2017
Te Rapa runner Beyond Dispute showed up well in training this morning. 
 
Beyond Dispute (Wilson) ran a solo 1000m in 1:04.6, finishing strongly to record 37.0 for the final 600m.   Hezthewonforus (Mahesh) and a Sufficient gelding (Mallesh) travelled 1000m togther in 1:05.4, the last 600m in 35.7 and Narvick (Prastiyou) galloped strongly through 1000m in 1:05.0, the final 600m in 38.5.  Secret Ambition (Mallesh) and an Ocean Park gelding (Mahesh) ran 1000m in 1:06.0, the 600m in 38.9 and Cheeky Boy (Cooksley) worked 1000m on his own in 1:05.0, the 600m in 39.3.
 
Alberation (Prastiyou) and a Remind gelding (Wilson) had pace on over 800m in 48.8, the 600m in 35.3 and Gravano (Du Plessis) and a Per Incanto filly (Castano) cut out 800m in 50.0, the 600m in 36.1.  Majic Ruler (Du Plessis) ran nicely over 800m in 49.8, the 600m in 36.8 and 2yos by Power (Prastiyou) and Zacinto (Wilson) galloped 600m in 39.0.  Fillies by Savabeel (Wenn) and Super Easy (Singh) galloped 600m in 39.1 and Madam Woo (Du Plessis) and a Sweet Orange colt (Castano) recorded 39.4 for 600m.  Maquita Miss (Wrigtht) and an Ego filly (Singh) ran a quiet 600m in 42.2.
Fri 29th Sep, 2017
Ellerslie runners from Peter and Dawn Williams stable enhanced their prospects with sound work again today.
 
Galloping on her own, Myrcella (Singh) was well held over 800m in a time of 55.0, the 600m in 39.0.  Myrcella has an excellent record at Ellerslie and looks well placed to add to that on Saturday.   Makfi filly Pegasoi (Du Plessis) galloped with stablemate Midnight Runner (Castano), the duo covering 800m in 53.0, the 600m in 38.8.   Pegasoi was successful at the recent Avondale trials and makes her raceday debut on Saturday.  Backing up from another placing last week,  Avant (Castano) galloped 800m with Tokyo Lil (Du Plessis) returning 55.0 for the trip, the 600m in 41.0.   
 
Ronchi (Mahesh) was impressive in his work, galloping strongly over 1200m with Cheeky Boy (Mallesh) in 1:14.8, the 1000m in 1:01.1 and final 600m in 36.0.  Orua Belle (Castano) and a Lonhro filly (Du Plessis) galloped 1000m together in 1:07.2, the last 600m in 39.0.
 
Majic Ruler (Du Plessis) ran 800m in 50.2, the 600m in 37.5 and Gravano (Castano) and Symphonic (Du Plessis) travelled 800m together in 51.0, the 600m in 38.1.  Bilbao (Wright) completed 800m in 54.6, the 600m in 39.7 and a Fully Fledged gelding (Saxton) ran 800m in 56.4, the 600m in 41.2.
 

Caprikosa (Singh) breezed 600m in 40.6 and The Last Samurai (Singh) and a Showcasing filly (Wright) ran a quiet 600m in 43.5.

Tue 26th Sep, 2017
Arite Guru followed up a couple of placings with a tenacious win at Counties on Sunday.  Part owned and trained by John Williams, Arite Guru raced handy throughout and held on under a capable ride by Rebecca Scott to take out the R65 2200m.   Peter and Dawn Williams produced Brilliant Shine for a closeup second placing in the Karaka Classic and Avant gained another placing when third in the R65 F & M 1600m.
 
Heading to Ellerslie on Saturday, Myrcella (Du Plessis) was allowed an easy hitout this morning, galloping 800m in company with Tokyo Lil (Wenn), returning 55.0, the 600m in 40.1.  Consistent and fit, Myrcella has won twice on heavy tracks but failed to handle the atrocious conditions she encountered at her last start.   Possible Ellerslie runner Pegasoi (Du Plessis) pleased in her work, galloping 1000m with Midnight Runner (Wenn) in a time of 1:06.0, the final 600m in 37.5. 
 
Evergreen Natuzzi (Saxton) and Bojangles (Richards) produced smart work when galloping 1000m in 1:03.0, the last 600m in 36.2.  Both may run at Ellerslie, trainer Paul Richards reluctant to race either horse in very testing conditions.
 
 Ronchi (Cooksley) galloped 1000m with Splendido (Mahesh), running the trip in 1:00.4, the 600m in 36.2.  Fools ‘N Horses (Wilson) and a Remind 3yo (Prastiyou) galloped 1000m together in 1:02.4, the last 600m in 36.5.  Ohceedee (Wilson) and Creative Genius (Prastiyou) returned 1:06.0 for 1000m, the 600m in 37.0 and Cheeky Boy (Cooksley) ran a solo 1000m in 1:06.5, the last 600m in 39.8.
 
Mazi King (Mallesh) and a Sufficient gelding (Mahesh) galloped 800m in 50.0, the 600m in 36.1.  Orua Belle (Du Plessis) and a Lonhro filly (Castano) ran 800m in 52.4, the 600m in 38.4.  Last start winner Beyond Dispute (Wilson) galloped 800m in 53.8, the 600m in 38.4 and Majic Ruler (Wenn) clocked 52.5 for 800m, the 600m in 38.5.  Inca Warrior (Prastiyou) ran 800m in 51.0, the 600m in 39.0 and Gravano (Du Plessis) ran easily through 800m in 53.0, the 600m in 39.0.  Marciano (Jamarl) paceworked one round then galloped 800m in 54.6, the last 600m in 39.8.  Light Up The Sky (Wright) and a Redwood filly (Singh) in the Zimmerman barn, galloped 800m together in 58.3, the 600m in 42.3.
Tue 19th Sep, 2017
A couple of nice performances at Ruakaka last Saturday with Ronchi leading all the way to take out the Open Sprint for the Wallace/Peard stable and Steven Cole saddling up Beyond Dispute for success in the R65 1200m.  The Cole stable also produced Ohceedee who notched up another placing when finishing second in the Maiden 3yo.
 
Two last start winners and possible Counties runners, Brilliant Shine and Repo Bay, showed up well in training this morning.
 
Brilliant Shine (Du Plessis) was working strongly at the 1000m mark, running the distance in 1:04.3, the final 600m in 38.5.  Brilliant Shine gained a well deserved and emphatic win at Ellerslie ten days ago, getting through the heavy conditions in great style.  Repo Bay (Castano) was paired with Myrcella (Du Plessis) over 800m in 49.4, the 600m in 36.8.  Repo Bay was successful at Counties at his last run, another to handle the heavy tracks being experienced at present.
 
Splendido (Cooksley) and Cheeky Boy (Mallesh) travelled 1000m together in a time of 1:04.9, easing at the finish to record 41.0.  Orua Belle (Castano) and Declaration (Du Plessis) galloped 800m in 50.1, the 600m in 36.5 and Gravano (Singh) ran easily through 800m in 51.2, the 600m in 37.2.  Natuzzi (Richards) galloped a quiet 800m in 56.6, the 600m in 42.5.
 
Magic Ruler (Castano) competed 600m in 38.0 and Mazi King (Mahesh) and Arite Guru (Scott) galloped 600m together in 40.2.  Marciano (Jamarl) ran 600m in 43.0.    
Fri 15th Sep, 2017
Steven Cole has a trio of nice horses heading North and they all galloped pleasingly this morning.
 
Ohceedee (Wilson) worked over 800m in a time of 50.0, the 600m in 36.4.  A handsome son of Power, Ohceedee has weighed in at all five career starts and must rate a strong chance in the Maiden 3yo event.  Beyond Dispute (Wilson) also galloped 800m, recording 51.5, the 600m in 37.4 and the stable’s other runner Creative Genius (Wilson) was under a big hold when galloping 800m in 53.7, the 600m in 39.0.
 
Ronchi (Cooksley) was doing it easily when galloping 800m in 52.9, the 600m in 39.2.  Gravano (Castano) ran 800m in 51.6, the last 600m in 37.4 and Cameo (Wright) recorded 52.5 for 800m, the 600m in 37.8.
 
Three-year-olds by Swiss Ace (Singh) and Per Incanto (Wenn) in the Williams barn, looked professional having their first gallop over 600m in 42.0.
Tue 12th Sep, 2017
Some smart gallops were recorded this morning on a sand which proved excellent footing.
 
Ronchi (Cooksley) and Cameo (Wright) were the quickest of the morning, galloping 1000m in 1:00.6, coming home in an impressive 34.4. Ronchi runs at Whangarei on Saturday while Cameo is preparing for Te Rapa in a fortnight.  Creative Genius (Collett) turned in smart work, galloping 1000m with Narvick (Wilson) in a time of 1:00.5, the last 600m in 34.6.  Late scratched at the last Whangarei meeting after a minor barrier mishap, Creative Genius looks in top order as does stablemate Ohceedee (Collett) who galloped a solo 1000m in 1:00.8, the concluding 600m in 35.8.  Also heading North from the Cole stable is Beyond Dispute (Wilson) who appeared to be full of running when galloping 1000m in 1:04.3, the 600m in 35.1.
 
Anniceta (Du Plessis) galloped 1000m in 1:09.5, the final 600m in 37.5 and Splendido (Cooksley) returned 1:05.4 for 1000m, the last 600m in 39.0.  Tokyo Lil (Du Plessis) and an O’Reilly filly (Castano) ran 1000m together in 1:08.4, the 600m in 39.5.  Corporate Raider (Mahesh) ran 800m in 49.0, the 600m in 36.0 and Midnight Runner (Castano) and a Makfi filly (Du Plessis) galloped nicely together over 800m in 50.5, the 600m in 36.5.  Don Blanco (Wright) and a Redwood filly (Pool) ran 800m in 49.9, the 600m in 36.9 and Fools ‘N Horses (Prastiyou) and Peaceful Falls (Wilson) returned 51.0 for 800m, the 600m in 37.5.  Ego Princess (Singh) and Secret Angel (Singh) galloped 800m together in 54.8, the 600m in 37.8.  Natuzzi (Richards) ran a solo 800m in 54.0, the 600m in 37.4 and a Remind 3yo (Prastiyou) clocked 50.8 for 800m, the 600m in 38.1. 
 
Hezthewonforus (Mahesh) and an Ocean Park gelding (Tauseef) galloped 800m in 56.5, the 600m in 38.3 and One Bakerstreet (Mallesh) and a Sufficient gelding (Mahesh) ran 800m in 53.0, the 600m in 39.0.  Currahee Lad (Wenn) galloped 600m in 36.2; Orua Belle (Du Plessis) and a Lonhro filly (Castano) 600m in 36.6; Cheeky Boy (Cooksley) and Secret Ambition (Mahesh) 600m in 38.3.
Thu 7th Sep, 2017
Ellerslie prospects shaped up well in training this morning.
 
Brilliant Shine (Du Plessis) travelled easily through 1000m in 1:09.0, the concluding 600m in 40.0.  Brilliant Shine runs in the Open 1400m as does stablemate Fire Jet (Du Plessis) who ran 800m in a time of 54.6, the 600m in 39.0.  Both horses look well and are more than capable of being right in the finish.
 
Sierra Beel (Jamarl) showed her usual dash with 800m in 50.6, the 600m in 35.7 and Ronchi  (Mallesh) galloped 800m in 53.0, the 600m in 38.4.  Bilbao (Wright() and Anniceta (Du Plessis) worked 800m together in 48.8, the 600m in 35.6.
 
The Lance Noble trained Orphea (Innes) galloped a nice 1000m in 1:03.0, the final 600m in 36.9 and Keraton (Currie) returned 1:04.0 for 1000m, the 600m in 37.3.  Actressa (Innes) and Exonex (Singh) were paired over 1000m in 1:04.9, the last 600m in 37.9.
Tue 5th Sep, 2017
Byerley Park trainers Peter and Dawn Williams look to have a strong hand heading into the Ellerslie meeting on Saturday.
 
First to gallop this morning for the partnership was Brilliant Shine (Wenn) who reeled off 1000m in 1:03.3, the final 600m in 36.5.  With the blinkers off and a step up in distance, Brilliant Shine put in a solid effort to finish third at Ellerslie a fortnight ago and looks to have trained on well since then.  From the same stable, Fire Jet (Du Plessis) and Myrcella (Castano) caught the eye with 800m in 49.6, the 600m in 36.6, the pair full of runnning at the completion of the gallop.  Fire Jet should benefit from his run at Whangarei last Saturday while lightly raced mare Myrcella was impressive when taking her win tally to three when successful a couple of weeks ago.
 
Steven Cole has promising Per Incanto gelding Inca Warrior heading to Wanganui for the Guineas and he turned in nice work this morning.  Inca Warrior (Wilson) and Ohceedee (Collett) galloped 800m together in 48.2, the 600m in 36.2, both horses finding the line well.  Inca Warrior capped off some solid form with a convincing win at Te Aroha and the forecast rain should prove no obstacle.
 
Natuzzi (Richards) and Bojangles (Saxton) were paired over 800m which they cut out in 48.8, the 600m in 36.2.  One Bakerstreet (Mahesh) and a Sufficient gelding (Mallesh) ran 800m in 50.0, the 600m in 36.3 and a Nadeem filly (Dell) and Moses (Evans) galloped 800m in 53.4, the last 600m in 37.3.  Splendido (Cooksley) galloped a solo 800m in 50.4, the 600m in 38.0 and Tokyo Lil (Castano) and Midnight Runner (Du Plessis) completed 800m in 52.0, the 600m in 38.0.
 
Secret Ambition (Mallesh) and Stole The Show (Mahesh) dashed 600m in 34.9 and Orua Belle (Castano) and a Makfi filly (Du Plessis) galloped 600m in 38.1.  Gravano (Du Plessis) ran 600m in 40.4. 
Tue 5th Sep, 2017
Fire Jet put in another sound effort when preparing for the Whangarei Racing Club meeting.
 
Galloping 1000m with stablemate Repo Bay (Castano), Fire Jet (Du Plessis) appeared to be relishing his work when cutting out the journey in 1:01.8, the final 600m in 36.1.  Freshened since last racing in early July, Fire Jet has the blinkers off on Saturday and should benefit from the drop back in distance.
 
Narvick (Wilson) sped over 800m in 48.7, the 600m in 35.8 while Ronchi (Cooksley) was not pressed to run 800m in 52.0, the 600m in 38.6.  Creative Genius (Prastiyou) ran easily over 600m in 39.5 and Beyond Dispute (Wilson) returned 42.8 for 600m.
 
Brilliant Shine (Du Plessis) galloped a quiet 1000m, recording 1:11.5, the final 600m in 42.0.
Tue 29th Aug, 2017
Several Whangarei hopefuls drew attention to their chances with sound trials this morning.
 
Ronchi (Cooksley) turned in excellent work when galloping 1000m with Hezthewonforus (Mahesh) completing the journey in 59.2, the last 600m in 35.1.  Nominated for the Open Sprint, Ronchi trialled up nicely a week ago and looks particularly well.  Race rival Fire Jet (Du Plessis) also galloped pleasingly, the Tavistock gelding paired with Repo Bay (Castano) over 1000m which they cut out in 1:01.3, the final 600m in 36.6.  Not quite finishing his races off when tried at 1600m, Fire Jet drops back to 1200m on Saturday, a distance he has collected four of his five career wins.
 
From the Cole barn, Creative Genius (Prastiyou) and Narvick (Wilson) galloped 1000m together in 1:03.6, the 600m in 37.0.  Both horses are beginning new campaigns, Creative Genius resuming in the R75 1600m and Narvick nominated for the R65 1400m.  Beyond Dispute (Wilson) and Inca Warrior (Prastiyou) matched strides over 800m in 52.1, the 600m in 36.8.
 
Buy Me A Rock (Innes) produced nice work, galloping 1000m in 1:05.1, the concluding 600m in 36.4.  Peaceful Falls (Prastiyou) ran 800m in 52.6, the 600m in 38.8 and Sierra Beel (Jamarl) recorded 54.0, the 600m in 38.2.  One Bakerstreet (Mahesh) and an Ocean Park gelding (Cooksley) galloped 800m together in 53.8, the 600m in 39.2 and Bojangles (Saxton) returned 55.0 and 41.0 for the same distance.
 
Splendido (Cooksley) galloped 600m in 38.7; Ohceedee (Wilson) 600m in 40.1; Declaration (Castano) and Orua Belle (Du Plessis) 600m in 40.4; Corporate Raider (Mallesh) 600m in 42.0; Stole The Show (Mahesh) and Secret Ambition (Mallesh) 600m in 42.0; Cameo (Wright) 600m in 43.4; Bilbao (Wright) 600m in 44.0.
Tue 22nd Aug, 2017
Brilliant Shine galloped pleasingly this morning in preparation for Saturday’s Ellerslie meeting.
 
Galloping on his own, Brilliant Shine (Du Plessis) worked away strongly from the 1200m mark, timed to run the 1000m in 1:03.4, the final 600m in 38.5.  Prepared by Peter and Dawn Williams, Brilliant Shine steps up to 1600m in the Open event at Ellerslie and looks fit and ready for his assignment.
 
Myrcella (Du Plessis) and Fire Jet (Castano) galloped together over 1000m which they completed in 1:03.3, the 600m in 36.6, nice work by the pair.   Cameo (Du Plessis) and Eepa Neema (Wright) were on terms over 1000m in 1:07.5, the final in 37.1.  Arite Guru (Scott) galloped a solo 1000m in 1:04.6, the last 600m in 37.1.
 
Natuzzi (Richards) galloped 800m in 54.0, the 600m in 37.4.  From Steven Cole’s stable, Creative Genius (Prastiyou) ran 800m nicely in  50.0, the 600m in 36.4,  Narvick (Wilson) galloped the same distance in 53.5, the 600m in 38.8 and Beyond Dispute (Wilson) and a Remind 3yo (Prastiyou) returned 59.0 and 41.0 for their 800m.  Peacefull Falls (Prastiyou) ran 600m in 38.5.
Tue 8th Aug, 2017
Brilliant Shine gets a chance to atone for his disappointing Te Rapa run when he lines up at Counties on Saturday.
 
Preparing for the Open 1400m, Brilliant Shine was given a quiet 1000m gallop this morning which he ran in 1:07.7, the 600m in 40.0.  The horse over raced badly at Te Rapa wearing blinkers for the first time and will race without them on Saturday.  Stablemate and race rival Fire Jet (Du Plessis) was paired with Repo Sun (Castano) over 1000m which they completed in 1:03, the final 600m in 36.2.
 
Ronchi (Cooksley) galloped 1200m, timed to run the 1000m in 1:03, the 600m in 37.0  Blind Faith (Tauseef) and Stole the Show (Mahesh) were on terms throughout 1000m in 1:04.8, the last 600m in 36.5, nice work by the pair.  Feel The Breeze (Wenn) galloped 1000m in 1:05.0, the 600m in 37.0.
 
Irish Missile (Castano) and a Lonhro filly (Du Plessis) showed pace over 800m in 49.5, the 600m in 36.4 and Silencer (Cooksley) paceworked one round then galloped 600m on the second, recording 35.9.  Fools N Horses (Prastiyou) ran 600m in 37.4 and a Magic Albert gelding (Prastiyou) galloped 600m in 38.5.  Midnight Runner (Wenn) and Fire Katyusa (Singh) clocked 40.0 for 600m.  One Bakerstreet (Tauseef) and a Jungle Cat gelding (Mallesh) ran a quiet 600m in 42.0.
Thu 3rd Aug, 2017
Brilliant Shine and Mastercard produced sound final trials this morning ahead of their Te Rapa assignments.
 
Brilliant Shine (Du Plessis) was under a good hold when galloping 800m in 52.0, the 600m in 38.8.  The winner of 7 races in Australia and Hong Kong, Brilliant Shine put in a nice effort for fourth at Te Rapa when last seen out and looks close to adding to his win tally.   With regular rider Mark Du Plessis riding at Riccarton on Saturday, Vinnie Colgan will take the mount on Brilliant Shine at Te Tapa.
 
Mastercard (Pool) was let off with a quiet 800m which he ran with ease in 54.3, the 600m in 39.3.  Michael McNab, who rode Mastercard to victory at Whangarei last time out, takes the reins again on Saturday in the R75 1600m.
 
Ronchi (Cooksley) galloped 1000m in 1:03.0, the final 600m in 36.0 and Freewheeler (Dell) completed 1000m in 1:06.0, the last 600m in 38.6.  Fire Jet (Castano) and Repo Sun (Singh) galloped 1000m together in 1:06.4, the 600m in 38.2 and Avant (Du Plessis) and Loriggio (Wenn) ran 800m in 50.4, the 600m in 38.0.
 
Repo Bay (Castano) ran a solo 800m in 54.2, the 600m in  40.0 and Midnight Runner (Du Plessis) and a Pierro filly (Wenn) breezed 600m in 38.8.  Irish Missile (Singh) and an O’Reilly filly (Castano) galloped 600m in 39.2.  Tokyo Lil (Wenn) and Talaria (Du Plessis) galloped 600m together in 39.7.
Tue 1st Aug, 2017
The Peter and Dawn Williams trained Brilliant Shine provided the highlight of this morning’s trackwork session.
 
With regular rider Mark Du Plessis in the saddle, Brilliant Shine reeled off 1000m in 1:01.1, hitting the line strongly to record 35.6 for the final 600m.  This was excellent solo work and the horse looks right on target for a big effort at Te Rapa on Saturday.
 
Another to impress was Mastercard (Pool) who looked to be galloping well within himself when completing 1000m in 1:08.0, the 600m in 38.0.  From Karen Zimmerman’s stable, Mastercard scored his maiden win at Te Rapa in early June, notched up another win at his last start and looks to have trained on well since.
 
Ronchi (Cooksley) and Unrivalled (Mahesh) galloped 1000m together in 1:02.8, the 600m in 36.8 and Avant (Wenn) and a Lonhro filly (Du Plessis) worked 1000m in 1:06.0, the last 600m in 37.6.  From Steven Cole’s stable Ohceedee (Wilson) galloped 800m in 48.0, the 600m in 36.0 and Fools ‘N Horses (Prastiyou) and a Magic Albert 3yo (Wilson) caught the eye with a nice 800m in 50.4, the 600m in 36.1.  From the same barn, Beyond Dispute (Wilson) and a Remind 3yo (Prastiyou) galloped 800m in 53.3, the 600m in 37.0.   Repo Bay (Singh) ran a solo 800m in 51.4, the 600m in 36.8 and Sierra Beel (Jamarl) galloped 800m in 58.3, the 600m in 41.5.
 
One Bakerstreet (Mahesh) and an Ocean Park 3yo (Cooksley) galloped 600m in 41.0 and Creative Genius (Wilson) worked a quiet 600m in 41.1.  Tokyo Lil (Wenn) and Talaria (Du Plessis) ran 400m in 30.0.
Thu 6th Jul, 2017
Runners heading to Ruakaka had their final hit-outs this morning.
 
Nostariel (Du Plessis) and Avant (Wenn) who both galloped pleasingly on Tuesday, worked 800m together in 51.0, the 600m in 37.8.  Mastercard (Pool), who also galloped stylishly earlier in the week, ran a quiet 800m in 55.2, the 600m in 40.2.  Creative Genius (Wilson) who has a wide draw to overcome in his event, was let off with 600m in 42.6.
 
Brilliant Shine (Du Plessis) looked good when galloping 1000m in 1:01.4, the final 600m in 36.0 and stablemates Fire Jet (Singh) and Loriggio (Wenn) also travelled well over 1000m in 1:07.7, the last 600m in 37.6.  Cameo (Wright) and a Showcasing filly returned 53.6 for 800m, the 600m in 38.7.
Tue 4th Jul, 2017
Several runners nominated for Saturday’s meeting at Ruakaka showed up well in training this morning.
 
Galloping 1000m on the sand which provided excellent going, Creative Genius (Wilson) looked to be relishing his work clocking 1:01.6 for the trip, the last 600m in 35.5.  Creative Genius has produced sound efforts in his last two runs, both on the Ruakaka track and Steven Cole has the horse looking fit and ready for a bold run.  Karen Zimmerman’s last start winner Mastercard (Pool) galloped with Avant (Du Plessis), the pair returning 1:01.8 for 1000m, the closing 600m in 36.1.  Mastercard too looks very well and back to back wins would not surprise while Avant would not have to improve much to quit maidens.
 
The quickest 600m of the morning went to Silencer (Tauseef) who dashed over 800m in 47.4, the 600m in 34.8.  Both Silencer’s wins have come at Ruakaka and he runs in the R65 1200m, his first start since April.  The Peter and Dawn Williams trained pair Nostarial (Singh) and Repo Bay (Jones) also had pace on when galloping 800m together in 47.0, the 600m in 35.1.  Another duo from the Williams’ barn Myrcella (Du Plessis) and Feel The Breeze (Wenn) galloped 800m in 54.0, the 600m in 36.1.  Lightly raced Makfi mare Myrcella has looked good to date in her career winning her last two while Iffraaj filly Feel The Breeze has shown ability in both her runs and looks close to a win.
 

Brilliant Shine (Du Plessis) galloped 1000m in 1:03.8, the last 600m in 37.0 and Amachi (Prastiyou) worked 1000m on his own in 1:04.0.  Ronchi (Tauseef) galloped 1000m in 1:10.0 and Stole The Show (Mallesh) and a Jimmy Choux colt (Tauseef) ran 600m in 42.0.

Thu 6th Apr, 2017
Symphonic and Veearma showed their readiness for their weekend assignments with another sound gallop this morning.
 
Galloping 1000m together, Symphonic (Castano) and Veearma (Du Plessis) both appeared to be travelling well throughout their work, clocking 1:06.6 for the trip, the last 600m in 38.8.  A previous winner on the Te Rapa track, Symphonic runs in the R75 2200m while Veearma is accepted for both the Te Aroha meeting at Te Rapa and Counties on Sunday.
 
Loriggio (Du Plessis) galloped 1000m on his own, returning 1:07.2, the final 600m in 39.4.  He is on the ballot for the Te Aroha meeting but accepted for the R65 1600m at Counties and has worked well of late.  Silencer (Cooksley) galloped 1000m in 1:04.3, finishing in 39.4 for the last 600m.
 
So Far Sokool (Du Plessis) turned in smart work once again, galloping 800m with Myrcella (Castano) in a time of 49.6, the closing 600m in 35.0.  Narvick (Wilson) who has drawn badly at Counties, was full of running at the end of 800m in 49.6, the 600m in 36.5.
Tue 4th Apr, 2017
Stablemates and possible race rivals Symphonic and Veearma turned in sound work this morning ahead of their weekend engagements.
 
Nominated for Saturday’s Te Aroha meeting, Symphonic (Castano) and Veearma (Castano) worked strongly together from the 1200m, timed to run the 1000m in 1:04.6 and closing 600m in 37.5.  Consistent little mare Symphonic ran home well for fourth at her last outing while Veearma, who also holds a nomination for Counties, scored a smart win at Ellerslie two starts back.
 
Silencer (Mahesh) and Corporate Raider (Mallesh) wasted no time when galloping 1000m in 1:01.3, the last 600m in 35.3.  Maximillien (Wright) and Loriggio (Du Plessis) galloped 1000m together, covering the distance in 1:03.0, the final 600m in 37.3.  Narvick (Wilson) did well to gallop 1000m on his own in 1:01.7, the 600m in 36.4, taking some time to pull up at the completion of his work.
 

Entered for the two-year-old event at Counties, So Far Sokool (Du Plessis) turned in smart work with Myrcella (Castano), speeding over 800m in 49.0, the 600m in 36.0.  Arite Guru (Scott) galloped a solo 1000m in 1:04.6, the concluding 600m in 38.2.

Thu 30th Mar, 2017
Lovelight enhanced her Ellerslie chances with sound work this morning.
 
Lovelight (Du Plessis) and Symphonic (Castano) began their work at the 1200m mark, picking up the tempo to run the 1000m in 1:03.5, the final 600m in 38.2.  Providing Lovelight handles the track conditions, she looks well capable of a bold showng in the R65 2200m on Saturday.
 
Gravano (Castano) turned in nice work once again, galloping 1000m with Loriggio (Singh) in 1:07.2, the 600m unable to be timed due to poor light.  He has topweight in his event but has won in most going and looks very well.  Race rival Cheeky Boy (Cooksley) galloped 1000m in 1:07.3, the concluding 600m in 40.6.   Majic Ruler (Du Plessis) and Fire Jet (Prastiyou) returned 1:04.0 for 1000m, the 600m in 38.8.  Majic Ruler claimed her maiden win at Ellerslie two starts back and is another who looks fit and bright.  Form runner Splendido (Cooksley) galloped 1000m on his own, returning 1:06.3, the 600m in 39.7.  Natuzzi (Richards), entered for the Open 1200m, galloped with his usual dash, covering 800m in 48.6, the 600m in 35.6.
 
Mastercard (Du Plessis) and a Postponed filly (Wright), both from the Zimmerman stable, galloped 800m in 51.7, the last 600m in 38.2.
Tue 28th Mar, 2017
Gravano and Splendido were among several Ellerslie runners who shaped up well in training this morning.
 
 Gravano (Castano) and stablemate Symphonic (Du Plessis) were both under a good hold throughout their 1000m gallop, clocking 1:04.3, the final 600m in 37.0.  Gravano looks to have freshened nicely since his Nathans run and is entered for the R85 1500m on Saturday.
 
Splendido (Cooksley)  was partnered with Cheeky Boy (Mahesh) over 1000m which they cut out in 1:01.5, the 600m in 37.4.  Splendido was narrowly beaten over 2100m at Ellerslie in early March and heads back there on Saturday while Cheeky Boy is entered for the R85 1500m.
 
Avant (Prastiyou) galloped 1000m in 1:03.6, the last 600m in 38.0.  She is racing well and looks close to a win.  Another in good form is Lovelight (Castano) who worked nicely alongside Veearma (Du Plessis), the pair returning 1:07.0 for 1000m, the concluding 600m in 39.0.  Loriggio (Singh) was let off with an easy 1000m which he completed in 1:11.0, the 600m in 40.8.  Caprikosa (Du Plessis) and Majic Ruler (Castano) were not timed but both appeared to be travelling well at the completion of their gallop.  Sierra Beel (Jamarl) galloped a solo 800m in 54.0, the 600m in 39.2.
 
Colts by Sufficient (Mahesh) and Jimmy Choux (Mallesh) from the Wallace/Peard barn, produced nice work with 1000m in 1:03.7, the 600m in 36.9.  Peaceful Falls (Prastiyou) and Fools ‘N’ Horses (Wilson) galloped 1000m together recording 1:04.8, the last 600m in 37.0.  Fire Jet (Prastiyou) was well held over 800m in 50.5, the 600m in 37.7.  Snowdrift (Wright) ran comfortably through 800m in 55.4, the 600m in 39.1.
Wed 22nd Mar, 2017
Two-year-olds Ohceedee and So Far Sokool shaped up well in training this morning ahead of Friday’s Avondale meeting.
 
From Steven Cole’s stable, Ohceedee (Collett) galloped with stablemate Fools ‘N’ Horses (Johnson) over 800m, clocking 53.0, the 600m in 36.5.  A handsome son of Power, Ohceedee makes his debut at Avondale on the back of a smart trial win a week ago.
 
Also catching the eye this morning was Showcasing filly So Far Sokool (Du Plessis) who galloped with Cortado (Castano), the pair returning 49.0, the 600m in 36.6.  From the stable of Peter and Dawn Williams, So Far Sokool is another who debuts on Friday, the filly winning stylishly at the recent Avondale trials.
 
Narvick (Collett) produced solid work, galloping 1000m solo in 1:01.1, the final 600m in 36.5.  Freshened since his last run back in January, Narvick lines up on Friday in the Maiden 1600m.  Nominated for the R70 1600m, Silencer (Cooksley) galloped 1000m in 1:01.4, the last 600m in 37.6.  For Sam (Prastiyou) and Loriggio (Singh) galloped 800m together in 52.0, the 600m in 36.8.  For Sam makes his debut at Avondale while Loriggio heads to Tauranga on Saturday following a nice run for second when last seen out.
 
Tauranga runner Triaction (Castano) and Veearma (Du Plessis) were paired over 1000m which they cut out in 1:02.0, finishing in 36.8 for the last 600m.  Hi Georgous (Castano) and Lovelight (Du Plessis) galloped 1000m in 1:02.4, the 600m in 37.2.
 
Gravano (Prastiyou) was keen when galloping 1000m with Maximillien (Wright), running the trip in 1:00.8, the last 600m in 36.6.  Natuzzi (Richards) galloped 800m in 50.0, the 600m in 37.0 and Fire Jet (Prastiyou) and a Fully Fledged gelding (Richards) sprinted 600m in 36.0.  Arite Guru (Brown) and a Shinko King mare (Scott) galloped 600m in 39.0.    
Tue 14th Mar, 2017
Marciano and Hi Georgous shaped up well today ahead of their respective Group One targets.
 
Galloping 1600m together, Marciano (Du Plessis) and Hi Georgous (Castano) were well held through the earlier part of their work, quickening the pace to clock 1:04.5 for the 1000m and coming home in 38.6 for the concluding 600m.  Marciano lines up in Thursday’s rescheduled Auckland Cup while Hi Georgous is nominated for Saturday’s NZ Oaks at Trentham.
 
Splendido (Cooksley) looks to have taken no harm from recent racing when galloping 1000m with Head Office (Mahesh) in 1:02.2, the 600m in 36.6.  Splendido followed up his smart maiden win with a close up second at Ellerslie ten days ago and is entered for both Ellerslie and Te Rapa.  Symphonic (Du Plessis) and Caprikosa (Prastiyou) produced a sound effort with 1000m in 1:02.2, the final 600m in 36.8.  Dragon Dancer (Mahesh) galloped 1000m on his own in 1:02.7, the 600m in 36.7.
 
Narvick (Wilson), nominated for Te Aroha on Friday, galloped 1000m in 1:02.5, the 600m in 36.3.  The Karen Zimmerman trained pair Snowdrift (Wright) and Don Blanco (McCulloch) worked nicely together over 1000m in 1:04.5, the 600m in 36.4.  Snowdrift heads to Te Rapa as does Don Blanco who collected his maiden win in stylish fashion at Otaki the end of February. 
 
Silencer (Cooksley) galloped 1000m in 1:06.0, the 600m in 37.0 and Peaceful Falls (Wilson) breezed 600m in 37.8.  A Fully Fledged gelding in Paul Richard’s barn galloped 600m in 38.7. 
Thu 9th Mar, 2017

 Another sound gallop by stablemates Marciano and Symphonic provided the highlight of a quiet fastwork session this morning.

 
Beginning their work at the 1600m mark, Marciano (Du Plessis) and Symphonic(Castano) kept up a strong gallop to clock 1:02.8 for the 1000m, both horses hitting the line well to record 37.8 for the final 600m.  Fourth in the City of Auckland Cup, Marciano looks to be in great order for Saturday’s Group 1 Auckland Cup.   Symphonic runs in the R75 2100m and she too looks fit and ready for another good effort.
 
Hi Georgous (Du Plessis)  galloped a nice solo 1000m in 1:05.8, the 600m in 38.8 and Uabasso (Evans) galloped 1000m in 1:08.0,  the 600m in 39.8.  Cheeky Boy (Mahesh) ran comfortably through 1000m in 1:12.0, the 600m in 42.0.
Wed 8th Mar, 2017
The Peter and Dawn Williams trained pair Marciano and Symphonic showed up well in training this morning.
 
Galloping together, Marciano (Du Plessis) and Symphonic (Castano) began their work quietly at the 1600m peg, picking up the tempo to record 1:03.2 for the 1000m and finishing strongly in 37.5 for the final 600m.   Marciano has the Auckland Cup as his mission on Saturday and although the horse has won in rain affected going, he is happier on better ground and his trainers are hoping the heavy rain forecast does not eventuate.  The same applies to consistent little mare Symphonic who has yet to win on anything worse than a dead track.
 
Karen Zimmerman’s team have settled well into their new surroundings and a couple fast worked today including Ellerslie entrant Snowdrift (McCulloch) who was paired with Cameo (Wright) over 1000m which they ran in 1:06.6, the last 600m in 36.8.  Lightly raced winner of two, Snowdrift’s most recent outing was at Taranaki, where she overcame a significant check to run on well for fourth.  Sierra Beel (Jamarl) galloped on her own over 1000m in 1:07.7, the last 600m in 38.1.
 
Caprikosa (Du Plessis) and Majic Ruler (Castano) turned on the speed with 800m in 48.6, the 600m in 35.6.  Winner of four, Caprikosa is nominated for both the R75 and Westbury Classic while Sun Ruler filly Majic Ruler showed promise when winning her maiden at Ellerslie at only her second start.  Loriggio (Prastiyou) and Avant (Singh) galloped 800m in 56.0, the 600m in 37.8.  Ultimate Image (Du Plessis) and Whoppers (Jamarl) worked 800m together in 51.0, the 600m in 39.6.
 
One Bakerstreet (Mallesh) and a Sufficient filly (Mahesh) galloped 600m in 36.4 and Bilbao (Wright) and a Fully Fledged gelding (Richards) also ran 600m in 36.4.  Colts by Jimmy Choux (Mahesh) and Sufficient (Mallesh) covered 600m in 37.7 and Bojangles (Richards) ran an easy 600m in 42.4.
Thu 2nd Mar, 2017
Fog prevented timing of some early gallops but Ellerslie runners Veearma and Madam Woo both appeared to be travelling well at the finish of their work.  Gravano was let off with an easy 800m and he too looked to be under a good hold when emerging from the fog.
 
Natuzzi (Richards) ran comfortably through 800m in 56.0, the 600m in 40.0 and Lovelight (Singh) and Loriggio (Castano) produced nice work, clocking 1:03.8 for 1000m, the final 600m in 37.0.  Marciano (Du Plessis) continued his Auckland Cup preparation with a strong 1000m gallop with Symphonic (Prastiyou), cutting out the trip in 1:01.6, the last 600m in 37.1.
 
Triaction (Castano) and Majic Ruler (Du Plessis) galloped 800m in 48.3.
Tue 28th Feb, 2017
Peter and Dawn Williams look to have a strong team heading to Ellerslie for the first day of the Carnival.
 
Sunline Vase hopeful Veearma (Du Plessis) pleased with her work when galloping 1000m with Loriggio (Singh) returning 1:07.6 for the trip, the final 600m in 38.0.  Veearma scored an impressive win at Ellerslie when last seen out as did Nathans Memorial runner Gravano who also produced nice work this morning.  Galloping 1000m and accompanied by Marciano (Castano),  Gravano (Prastiyou) was under a good hold throughout the gallop, clocking 1:05.5, the last 600m in 37.5.  Triaction (Prastiyou) and Caprikosa (Castano) were on equal terms over 800m in a smart 48.9, the 600m in 35.8.  Triaction put in a big run for third after being slow away at Ellerslie last start and runs in the R85 1400m on Saturday. 
 
Zabeel mare Lovelight (Castano) was paired with Symphonic (Prastiyou) over 1000m in 1:04.9, the 600m in 37.5.  Lovelight won her maiden over 2200m a fortnight ago and steps out this Saturday in the R65 2100m.  Fastnet Rock filly Madam Woo (Castano) galloped 800m with Avant (Singh), recording 51.1, the 600m in 36.8.  Madam Woo has weighed in at all her six raceday appearances and runs in either the Sunline Vase or Special Conditions 1600m.
 
Paul Richards has grand campaigner Natuzzi entered for the Darley Plate and he produced a sound trial today.  With his trainer in the saddle and accompanied by stablemate Bojangles (Prastiyou), Natuzzi galloped 800m in 48.0, the 600m in 36.0.
 
Splendido (Cooksley) and Head Office (Mahesh) travelled 1000m together in 1:00.3, the last 600m in 36.2 and Dragon Dancer (Mahesh) ran an easy 1000m in 1:06.0, the 600m in 40.1.  Mahera (Wilson) and Amachi (Johnson) were paired over 800m in 51.0, the 600m in 37.4 and Party Queen (Mahesh) and a Jimmy Choux colt (Mallesh) ran 800m in 55.0, the 600m in 39.4.  Narvick (Wilson) galloped 600m in 39.0 and Grand Slam (Johnson) 600m in 40.0.  
Tue 21st Feb, 2017

 Gravano took his winning tally to five when successful on Saturday, all five of those wins coming at Ellerslie.   Dropping back to 1500m from his last two runs over ground, Gravano came with a sustained run to beat some handy types, his trainers Peter and Dawn Williams looking to the Nathans Memorial as the next mission for the gelding.

 
Triaction (Castano) and Caprikosa (Du Plessis) caught the eye with their work this morning, the pair travelling strongly over 1000m in 1:01.0, the final 600m in 35.8.  Symphonic (Du Plessis) and Lovelight (Castano) appeared to be travelling easily throughout their work, galloping 1000m in 1:02.0, the 600m in 37.2 and Veearma (Prastiyou), preparing for the Lowland Stakes, galloped a solo 1000m in 1:02.9, the last 600m in 37.7.  Hi Georgous (Prastiyou) and Loriggio (Castano) galloped 1000m together in 1:06.0, the last 600m in 38.0.
 
Majic Ruler (Du Plessis) and a Lonhro filly (Castano) ran a smart 800m in 48.0, the 600m in 35.0 and Sierra Beel (Jamarl) galloped 800m on her own, returning 49.5, the 600m in 36.6.  For Sam (Castano) and So Far Sokool (Du Plessis) clocked 50.5 for 800m, the 600m in 37.5 and geldings by Ego (Prastiyou) and Shocking (Singh) worked nicely together over 800m in 50.2, the 600m in 38.2. Party Queen (Mallesh) and a Jimmy Choux colt (Mahesh) ran 800m in 54.1, the last 600m in 39.0. 
Thu 16th Feb, 2017

 Marciano showed up well in training again this morning.

 
Marciano (Du Plessis) and Gravano (Prastiyou) began their work quietly from the 1200m mark, picking up the pace to gallop the 1000m in 1:01.4, the concluding  600m in 36.8, both horses hitting the line strongly and taking some time to pull up at the completion of the work.   Marciano takes good leadup form into Saturday’s Avondale Cup and the predicted easing of the track should not be too much of a deterrent, the horse having run well on rain affected going.
 
Splendido (Mallesh) produced nice work, the horse galloping 1000m in 1:03.2, last 600m in 36.3 while stablemate Dragon Dancer (Tauseef) returned 1:09.7 for 1000m, the final 600m in 38.7.  Triaction (Du Plessis) and Caprikosa (Prastiyou) were quick over 800m in 47.3, the 600m in 35.0.
 
Madam Woo (Du Plessis) and Avant (Prastiyou) were paired over 1000m in 1:03.7, the 600m in 37.7 and Symphonic (Du Plessis) and Loriggio (Singh) galloped 1000m together in 1:06.6, the 600m in 37.8.  Hi Georgous (Castano) galloped a solo 1000m in 1:07.0, the last 600m in 38.5.
Tue 14th Feb, 2017
Marciano enhanced his Avondale Cup chances with a solid gallop this morning.
 
With raceday rider Mark Du Plessis in the saddle, Marciano strode over 1000m with stablemate Gravano (Prastiyou) in a time of 1:01.0, the final 600m in 36.2.  Marciano put in a super effort and showed real staying prowess when fourth in the City of Auckland Cup in New Year’s Day then ran home nicely over 1600m a fortnight ago.  Trained by Peter and Dawn Williams, Marciano shapes up as a real contender for Saturday’s Group 2 Cup, the handsome son of Faltaat looking fit and ready for the task ahead.
 
Triaction (Castano) and Caprikosa (Du Plessis) galloped 1000m together, returning 1:03.8 the last 600m in 36.0.  Entered for the  R85 1200m on Saturday, Triaction made good ground to finish third after being slow away last start and is another from the Williams’ barn who looks in great shape for her weekend assignment.
 
Last start winner Splendido (Cooksley) was partnered with Head Office (Tauseef) over 1000m which they ran in 1:01.0, the 600m in 37.0 and Sierra Beel (Jamarl) paceworked one round then galloped 1000m in 1:05.2, the concluding 600m in 37.0.
 
Corporate Raider (Mahesh) was let off with an easy 1000m in 1:12.0, the 600m in 42.0.  Bojangles (Richards) and Avant (Prastiyou) galloped 800m together in 51.0, the 600m in 37.0 and geldings by Ego (Du Plessis) and Shocking (Castano) were paired over 800m in 54.2, the 600m in 39.0.  Ultimate Image (Jamarl) ran an easy 800m in 59.0, the 600m in 41.0.  For Sam (Du Plessis) and a Shocking filly (Castano) galloped 600m in 36.5. 
Tue 7th Feb, 2017
Natuzzi provided the highlight of a quiet fast work morning at Byerley Park today.
 
Nominated for Saturday’s Group 1 NRM Sprint, Natuzzi (Richards) looked to be travelling well within himself when paired with Triaction (Castano) over 1000m, cutting out the journey in 59.6, the 600m in 34.8.  Second in the NRM Sprint in 2015, Natuzzi has a wealth of Group placings and Listed wins and placings to his name, this season alone his three runs yielding a win in the Concorde and fourth in both the Railway and Listed Sprint at Te Rapa.  To date success at Group 1 level has eluded Natuzzi and a win on Saturday would be richly deserved.
 
Another chasing Group 1 glory is Ronchi (Cooksley) who galloped 1000m with Splendido (Tauseef), returning 1:04.5, the final 600m in 37.5.  Already placed at Group level, Ronchi is nominated for the Herbie Dyke Stakes on Saturday and looks very bright.  Entered for both Te Rapa and Te Aroha, two-year-old Beyond Dispute (Prastiyou) galloped 600m in 38.5.
 
Takeittothelimit (Brown) galloped from the 1200m, timed to run the 1000m in 1:04.6 and final 600m in 38.0.  Swiss D’Meanour (Prastiyou) and Lovelight (Castano) galloped 1000m together in 1:03.0, the 600m in 36.7 and Madam Woo (Castano) and Avant (Richards) returned 49.8 for 800m, the 600m in 36.8. 
Thu 26th Jan, 2017
The Williams/Richards trained Symphonic and Gravano enhanced their weekend prospects with stylish work this morning.
 
Galloping together, Symphonic (Du Plessis) and Gravano (Castano) strode over 1000m in 1:03.2, the final 600m in 37.0.  Not out of the money in her last five runs on the track, Symphonic lines up in the Open 2200m at the Ellerslie meeting on Sunday.   She carried 60kg when winning there two starts back and drops back to the luxury weight of 53kg with Mark Du Plessis taking the mount.  Gravano heads to Counties on the back of a smart win in an Open 2100m a fortnight ago and looks to have trained on well since then.
 
Marciano (Du Plessis) galloped 1000m with Veearma (Prastiyou), the pair cutting out 1000m in 1:02.0, the 600m in 36.6.  Marciano contests the Open 1600m as does Ronchi (Cooksley) who worked over 1200m, timed to run the 1000m in 1:07.5 and last 600m in 40.6.  Both have been racing consistently well and look fit and bright.
 
 Night’s Watch (Du Plessis) was accompanied by Caprikosa (Prastiyou) over 800m which they galloped in 51.0, the 600m in 36.8.  A promising three-year-old by Redwood, Night’s Watch is entered for the Special Conditions 1600m on Sunday while Caprikosa takes very good form to the Counties meeting.  Last start winner Repo Bay (Du Plessis) and Bojangles (Prastiyou) produced nice work when galloping 1000m together in 1:02.7, the 600m in 37.7.  From the Wallace/Peard stable and entered for the 2yo event at Counties,  Stole the Show (Cooksley) galloped a solo 800m in 51.0, the 600m in 38.6.
 
Majic Ruler (Castano) and a Lonhro filly (Du Plessis) sped over 800m in 49.8, the 600m in 36.2 and Triaction (Castano) galloped 800m in 54.4, the 600m in 39.0.
Tue 17th Jan, 2017
Another successful day for Byerley Park trained horses with three winners at Ellerslie last Saturday.  The Williams/Richards partnership produced Gravano who showed real fight to take out the Open 2100m while Repo Bay scored a dominant win in the Maiden 1400m.  Jenna Mahoney saddled up Time To Celebrate who made it two in a row when winning the 3yo 1500m. 
 
Statham prepared for the Telegraph Handicap with a smart gallop this morning.  Ridden by Chris Dell who takes the mount on Saturday, Statham galloped 1000m with stablemate Sonorous (Janson), clocking 1:01.6 for the trip and finishing in 35.6 for the last 600m.  Statham was far from disgraced when finishing sixth in last year’s Telegraph, trainers Scott Lucock and Sally Gillespie hoping for some luck in the running on Saturday.  Group placed last season, Sonorous will accompany Statham to Trentham to contest the R75 1400m.
 
Splendido (Cooksley) and Head Office (Tauseef) worked from the 1200m, timed to run the 1000m in 1:01.6, the last 600m in 37.0.  Ronchi (Cooksley) was given an easy 1200m in 1:22.2, the 1000m in 1:06.4 and final 600m in 40.0.  Dragon Dancer (Tauseef) produced nice solo work, galloping 1000m in 1:05.7, the 600m in 35.9 and Corporate Raider (Tauseef) ran 1000m in 1:02.5, the last 600m in 36.3.  Hi Georgous (Du Plessis) and Vendima (Prastiyou) galloped 1000m together in 1:03.0, the final 600m in 37.3.  Love Life (Du Plessis) and Avant (Prastiyou) worked 1000m in 1:04.6, the 600m in 38.0.  Sierra Beel (Jamarl) galloped 1000m on her own in 1:04.0, the 600m in 39.1.
 
Symphonic (Prastiyou) and Caprikosa (Du Plessis) galloped 800m in 52.0, the 600m in 37.1 and Bojangles (Castano) ran 800m in 54.0, the 600m in 39.0.
Thu 12th Jan, 2017
Ellerslie candidates shaped up well in training this morning.
 
Gravano (Prastiyou) looked to be relishing his work when galloping 1000m with Loriggio (Singh), clocking 1:02.4, the final 600m in 37.2.  Gravano’s three career wins have all come on the Ellerslie track and although the horse steps up in both distance and grade, he has worked well of late and should make his presence felt.
 
Triaction (Castano) and Veearma (Du Plessis) were under big holds at the finish of 800m in 51.5, the 600m in 37.2.  Both previous Ellerslie winners, Triaction and Veearma will be ridden on Saturday by in-form jockey Kelly McCulloch.
 
Statham (Dell) galloped 800m in 52.0, the 600m in 35.8 and stablemate Sonorous (Janson) did the same work recording 51.4 and 37.2.  A Lonhro filly (Castano) and Coat’s Choice gelding (Richards) galloped 800m together in 52.0, finishing in 35.3 for the 600m.  Angel Van Haarlem (Du Plessis) and Bojangles (Prastiyou) galloped 800m in 55.0, the 600m in 38.4.  Night’s Watch (Du Plessis) breezed a solo 600m in 38.4.
Tue 10th Jan, 2017
Gravano and Triaction produced solid work ahead of their Ellerslie assignments.
 
Working together Gravano (Prastiyou) and Triaction (Du Plessis) had pace on from the 1000m which they ran in 1:00.2, both going to the line strongly to clock 36.0 for the final 600m.  Gravano is entered for the Open 2100m on Saturday, co-trainer Peter Williams opting to step the horse up in company rather than wait a month between races.  The horse finished closeup behind the winner on New Year’s Day and looks in terrific order.  Triaction runs in the R85 1400m and is another from the in-form Williams/Richards stable who looks fit and ready to run well.
 
Travel Wise (Mahesh) galloped with Stole The Show (Tauseef), the pair completing 1000m in 1:02.4, the final 600m in 36.4.  Stablemate Dragon Dancer (Tauseef) galloped 1000m in 1:04.0, the 600m in 36.5 and Silencer (Cooksley), now with the Wallace/Peard stable, ran a solo 1000m in 1:02.0, the last 600m in 36.0.
 
Veearma (Richards) and Swiss D’Meanour (Castano) caught the eye with their work, galloping 800m in 50.0, the 600m in 35.4.  Veearma ran home nicely at Ellerslie a fortnight ago after racing wide throughout and steps out in the 3yo 1500m event.  Repo Bay (Du Plessis) looked to be travelling easily when galloping 800m with Avant (Castano) in a time of 51.5, the 600m in 36.5.  Repo Bay backs up from a good third at Ellerslie and would not need to improve much to clear maidens.
 
Nominated for both Ellerslie and Trentham, Steven Cole’s 2yo Peaceful Falls (Wilson) sprinted 600m in 38.8 with a colt by Not A Single Doubt (Johnson).  From the same stable and entered for the Matamata meeting on Friday, High Brook (Wilson) galloped 800m in 50.8, the 600m in 36.9.      
Tue 27th Dec, 2016

 Natuzzi could not have been more impressive in his work this morning ahead of Sunday’s Group 1 Railway.

 
With co-trainer Paul Richards in the saddle, Natuzziand stablemate Triaction (Castano) reeled off 800m in 47.2, the 600m in 34.8.  Third in last year’s Railway, Natuzzi won the Concorde with a dazzling late burst and appears to be right at the top of his game.
 
With a nomination for the Derby in March, Creative Genius (Wilson) galloped stylishly with Intrepid Lad(Johnson), the pair returning 1:02.0 for 1000m, the final 600m in 36.9.  Creative Genius lines up in the Great Northern Guineas on Sunday following a nice run for third in the Trevor Eagle Memorial.  Consistent pairSymphonic (Du Plessis) and Marciano (Prastiyou) produced sound work, galloping 1000m together in 1:04.2, the last 600m in 38.0.  Both are nominated for Ellerslie on New Year’s Day, Marciano in the City of Auckland Cup and Symphonic in the Dunstan Final.
 
Shezhardtocatch (Cooksley) galloped 1000m in 1:00.4, the 600m in 36.3, nice work on her own.  Entered for the Railway, Shezhardtocatch won the Counties Bowl then finished a creditable fifth in the Concorde.  Rich Hill Mile contender Ronchi (Cooksley) galloped 1200m with Sir Sava (Mahesh) returning 1:16.0, the 1000m in 1:02.0, and 600m in 36.7.   Gravano(Prastiyou) galloped 1000m with Avant (Castano), recording 1:03.0, the last 600m in 36.8.  Gravano runs either Thursday or Sunday at Ellerslie.  Maytra Dee(Cooksley) completed 1000m in 1:06.0, the 600m in 39.0.  Entered for the Eclipse Stakes, Talaria (Du Plessis) sprinted 600m with Swiss D’Meanour(Prastiyou) in 36.7.
 
Sierra Beel (Jamarl) and Whoppers (Singh) galloped 1000m together in 1:05.4, finishing in 35.6 for the final 600m and Ultimate Image (Jamarl) galloped 1000m in 1:04.0, the 600m in 36.4.  Picnic Bay (Mahesh) completed 1000m in 1:02.2, the last 600m in 36.6 andNarvick (Wilson) clocked 1:03.0 and 37.0 for 1000m.  
 
Gallops for Ellerslie Thursday :
 
Avant (Maiden 1200m) and Gravano (R85 1600m) 1000m in 1:03.0, 600m in 36.8.  Dragon Dancer (R85 1200m) and Head Office 1000m in 1:07.0, 600m in 37.7.  Vendima (Maiden 1600m) and Love Light 1000m in 1:04.5, 600m in 38.0.   Travel Wise (R85 1200m) 1000m in 1:02.2, 600m in 37.5. Elfee (R65 1400m) and Hi Georgous 1000m in 1:07.7, 600m in 38.4.  Veearma (R65 Maiden 1200m) 800m in 52.0, 600m in 37.0.   Liz’s Gift (Maiden 1200m) 800m in 53.0, 600m in 37.7.
Thu 22nd Dec, 2016
Byerley Park trainers Cydne Evans and Jenna Mahoney both saddled up winners at Tauranga yesterday.  Cyd was successful with Uabasso while Jenna won the last with the aptly named Time To Celebrate.
 
Fog prevented timing of gallops this morning but several runners with engagements over the holiday period galloped pleasingly midweek.
 
Marciano (Du Plessis) and Symphonic (Castano) strode over 1000m together in 1:05.5, the last 600m in 38.6.  Love Light (Prastiyou) and Vendima (Richards) galloped 1000m in 1:03.7, finishing in 37.6 for the final 600m.  Swiss D’Meanour (Castano) and Loriggio (Du Plessis) returned 1:03.3 for 1000m, the 600m in 36.4 and Elfee (Richards) and Hi Georgous (Du Plessis) completed 1000m in 1:05.1, the concluding 600m in 37.8.  Repo Bay (Prastiyou) and Avante (Singh) clocked 1:04.2 and 38.0 for 1000m.
 
Veearma (Prastiyou) and Majic Ruler (Singh) galloped a smart 800m in 49.5, the 600m in 35.6 and Aston Park (Jamarl) ran a solo 800m in 54.0, the 600m in 39.5.  A Per Incanto filly (Du Plessis) and Coat’s Choice gelding (Castano) sprinted 600m in 36.6.
Tue 20th Dec, 2016
Consistent Tavistock gelding Fire Jet and up-and-comer Night’s Watch were in good form this morning ahead of their Boxing Day Ellerslie assignments.
 
Galloping together, Fire Jet (Du Plessis) and Night’s Watch (Richards) left 800m behind in 49.0, both hitting the line strongly to finish in 36.3 for the 600m.   Fire Jet put in a big effort when third in the Concorde while Night’s Watch could not have been more impressive when winning his maiden on debut.
 
Caprikosa (Du Plessis) and Gravano (Singh) turned in smart work, galloping 800m in 49.0, the 600m in 36.0.  Caprikosa’s last two runs have yielded a brace of wins and the Alamosa mare runs in the Dunstan Rising Stars Final on Monday as does stablemate Palace Rock (Prastiyou) who galloped soundly with Natuzzi (Richards), the pair returning 50.2 for 800m, the last 600m in 36.5.
 
Two-year-old Stole the Show (Mahesh) and Shezhardtocatch (Alysha Collett) galloped 1000m together in 1:02.0, the final 600m in 36.7.   Stole the Show finished second on debut at Counties followed home that day by Niagara gelding Peaceful Falls (Wilson) who worked a solo 600m today in 39.3.  Sonorous (Janson) was under no pressure to gallop 800m in 55.5, the 600m in 40.5.
 
Creative Genius (Wilson) and Intrepid Lad (Johnson) galloped 1000m together in 1:01.7, the last 600m in 36.6 and Travel Wise (Mahesh) and Sir Sava (Tauseef) were paired over 1000m in 1:02.8, the 600m in 36.6.  Silencer (Mahesh) galloped 800m on his own in 53.0, the 600m in 37.5 and Liz’s Gift (Janson) ran an easy 800m in 55.3, the 600m in 40.5.
Thu 15th Dec, 2016
Ronchi finalised his preparation for Te Rapa with another smart gallop this morning.
 
Ronchi (Cooksley) and Travel Wise (Tauseef) were paired over 1000m in 1:06.0, coming home the last 600m in 38.5. Ronchi goes into Saturday’s Open 1600m with excellent form and looks sure to be right in the mix again.
 
Cheeky Boy (Cooksley) and Sir Sava (Tauseef) were on terms throughout 1000m in 1:02.0, the final 600m in 37.0 and Splendido (Cooksley) and Head Office (Tauseef) were set the same task, returning 1:03.7 for 1000m, the 600m in 37.7.
 
Symphonic (Singh) and Marciano (Richards) galloped 1000m together in 1:03.3, the 600m in 37.2. Elfee (Singh) and Hi Georgous (Richards) competed 1000m in 1:04.6, the concluding 600m in 38.0.
 
Time honours for the morning went to Gravano (Prastiyou) who turned in impressive work on his own, galloping from the 1000m and clocking 49.0 for the 800m, the 600m in 35.7.   Fire Jet (Prastiyou) and Night’s Watch (Du Plessis) also worked well, galloping 800m in 50.6, finishing in 36.8 for the 600m.  Lovelight (Du Plessis) and Vendima (Prastiyou) galloped 800m in 52.0, the 600m in 37.1 and Aston Park (Jamarl) paceworked one round, then galloped 800m in 53.0, the last 600m in 37.5. 
 
Veearma (Singh) and a Per Incanto filly (Du Plessis) were nicely held over 800m in 57.8, the 600m in 38.2 and Natuzzi (Richards) galloped a solo 800m in 53.5, the 600m in 39.0.  Loriggio (Richards) and Swiss D’Meanour (Prastiyou) sprinted 600m in 36.1.
Tue 13th Dec, 2016
Bruce Wallace and Allan Peard have several runners nominated for Te Rapa on Saturday, among them Ronchi who galloped stylishly this morning.
 
Ronchi (Cooksley) and stablemate Sir Sava (Mahesh) worked away from the 1200m peg, picking up the pace steadily to run the 1000m in 1:02.0, the last 600m in 36.4.  Ronchi has been consistency plus this preparation, going down by a narrow margin in the Eagle Technology Stakes when last seen out.  A winner and placed on the Te Rapa track, Ronchi runs there on Saturday in the Open 1600m.
 
Splendido (Cooksley) and Head Office (Mahesh) worked together, galloping 1200m in 1:17.3, the 1000m in 1:02.5 and final 600m in 37.4.  Entered for the Maiden 1600m at Te Rapa, Splendido looked to have bounced back well from his Australian campaign when finishing a nice third at the recent Counties meeting.  Cheeky Boy (Cooksley) and Travel Wise (Mahesh) galloped 1000m in 1:01.1, finishing their work in 36.8 for the last 600m.  Maytra Dee (Cooksley) appeared to be travelling easily alongside In Position (Mahesh), the pair running 1000m in 1:02.1 and final 600m in 37.5.  Stole The Show (Mahesh) and Corporate Raider (Cooksley) were not hurried over 1000m in 1:09.0, the last 600m in 41.0.
 
Veearma (Richards) breezed 600m in 37.5 and Statham (Dell) galloped easily over 600m in 38.5.
Thu 8th Dec, 2016
Another sound gallop by Triaction provided the highlight of a quiet fastwork session this morning.
 
Triaction (Prastiyou) and Madam Woo (Richards) both impressed in their work when galloping 1000m together in 1:03.0, finishing in 36.5 for the final 600m.  Triaction looks fit and ready for a bold showing in the Isuzu Stakes on Saturday as does Madam Woo who heads to the Ellerslie meeting on Sunday.  Both runners are from the inform Williams/Richards stable who scored another win midweek with Caprikosa successful at Ellerslie.
 
Ellerslie runners Cortado (Castano) and Midnight Runner (Du Plessis) were not extended when galloping 800m in 54.1, the 600m in 39.0.  Seeking back to back wins when he lines up on Sunday, Belial (Wilson) galloped an easy 600m in 40.9.
 
Ronchi (Tauseef) began his work at the 1200m, timed to run the 1000m in 1:05.6, the concluding 600m in 37.8.  Maytra Dee (Tauseef) did similar work, returning 1:07.0 for the 1000m and 38.8 for the last 600m.
 
Liz’s Gift (Janson) galloped 600m in 41.0 and fillies by Per Incanto (Du Plessis) and Sebring (Castano) breezed 400m in 28.1. 
Wed 7th Dec, 2016
A fantastic day at Ellerslie for Byerley Park trainers Peter and Dawn Williams and Paul Richards, the partnership saddling up five horses, four of them winners and the other running third.  Promising stayer Marciano started the ball rolling with success in the R85 2200m, overcoming a rocky passage in the straight to score his sixth career win.  Next out was debut runner Night’s Watch, impressive in winning the Maiden 1200m in smart time followed by Symphonic, lugging 60kg to gain a well deserved win in the R65 2200m.  On to the Concorde and Natuzzi’s run was simply magic.  Belying his eight years, Natuzzi weaved his way through traffic to take out the Group 3 event with stablemate Fire Jet a brave third and Byerley Park trained Statham and Shezhardtocatch filling the next two placings.
 
Triaction’s work this morning indicated she could provide further success for the Williams/Richards stable.
 
Accompanied by Emily Monk (Du Plessis), Triaction worked over 1000m in 1:01.1, galloping strongly to the line to record 36.2 for the last 600m.  Having her first run beyond 1400m in the Isuzu Stakes at Te Rapa on Saturday, Triaction is a previous winner on the course and resumed there with a nice third at Listed level.  
 
The Steven Cole trained Belial (Prastiyou) also galloped stylishly, clocking 1:00.5 for 1000m, finishing his work off well to record 36.8 for the final 600m. Belial runs in the R85 1200m and looks too have come through his last start win in good shape.
 
Entered for the Ellerslie meeting on Sunday, Madam Woo (Du Plessis) turned in smart work with Gravano (Prastiyou), the pair galloping 1000m in 1:01.2, the last 600m in 36.4.  Madam Woo has hardly put a foot wrong in three starts, her work of late suggesting she is close to her maiden win.  Midnight Runner (Castano) and Cortado (Singh) galloped 800m together in 51.8, the 600m in 37.3.  Both head to Ellerslie and both had excuses for their last runs, Midnight Runner had no luck in the running at Counties and Cortado lost a plate at Ellerslie.
 
Picnic Bay (Cooksley) galloped 1000m solo, returning 1:01.9, the concluding 600m in 36.0.  Picnic Bay won his maiden at Waipa recently and is entered for the Tauranga meeting on Friday.
 
In Position (Mahesh) and Travel Wise (Tauseef) galloped 1000m together in 1:06.4, the 600m in 37.8 and Narvick (Wilson) galloped 1000m in 1:01.2, coming home in 36.4 for the 600m, nice work on his own.  Ronchi (Cooksley) ran an easy 1000m in 1:07.8, the 600m in 40.9 and Sir Sava (Mahesh) followed with 1000m in 1:07.0, the 600m in 41.0.  Cheeky Boy (Cooksley) did similar work returning a time of 1:08.0 for 1000m and 41.0 for the last 600m.
 

Grand Slam (Wilson) galloped 800m in 53.1, the 600m in 38.8 and two-year-old Fools and Horses (Johnson) and a Per Incanto gelding (Wilson) looked professional running 800m in 53.0, the 600m in 39.0.  Fillies by Red Giant (Janson) and Ego (Jamarl) also worked nicely together over 800m in 57.1, the 600m in 39.0.

Thu 1st Dec, 2016
Concorde hopeful Natuzzi was let off with easy work this morning, galloping 800m at three-quarter pace with co-trainer Paul Richards in the saddle.  Natuzzi looks in great order as does stablemate and race rival Fire Jet (Du Plessis) who galloped with Cortado (Prastiyou), returning a time of 50.0 for 800m, the 600m in 37.3.  Any easing of the track would benefit Fire Jet who will be ridden by Mark Du Plessis on Saturday, regular rider Doni Prastiyou on the suspension list.  Shezcardtocatch (Cooksley) did her Concorde chances no harm with nice work over 1000m in 1:01.3, the final 600m in 36.1. 
 
Marciano (Singh) and Emily Monk (Castano) were on equal terms throughout 1000m in 1:04.1, getting to the line strongly to finish in 36.7 for the last 600m. Symphonic (Castano) and Elfee (Singh) were paired over 800m in 50.7, the 600m in 36.7.  Backing up from a nice effort at Ellerslie last week Symphonic appears to have thrived since then and gets another crack over ground in the R65 Fillies and Mares 2200m.  Maytra Dee (Tauseef) and Sir Sava (Cooksley) travelled nicely together over 1000m in 1:02.6, the 600m in 37.5.
 
Palace Rock (Du Plessis) and Caprikosa (Prastiyou) began their work at the 1000m, pace on from the 800m in 48.7, the 600m in 36.0.  Love Life (Prastiyou) and Hi Georgous (Du Plessis) ran 800m together in 50.0, the 600m in 37.0.  
Wed 30th Nov, 2016
The Williams/Richards team chalked up another winner with Gravano successful at Ellerslie last Saturday.  Ridden admirably by stable apprentice Doni Prastiyou, Gravano put in a strong finishing run to take out the R65 1600m, the horse looking more than capable of taking out a nice staying race over the summer.  Earlier in the day, the stable saddled up consistent mare Symphonic to run second when having her first run over ground.  Ronchi and Creative Genius both earned black type, Ronchi brave when just beaten in the Group 3 Eagle Technology Stakes for the Wallace/Peard stable and Creative Genius running home well for third in the Listed Trevor Eagle Memorial for trainer Steven Cole.
 
The Centre has four runners nominated for Saturday’s Concorde Handicap and all galloped pleasingly this morning.
 
Top sprinter Natuzzi (Richards) galloped with up-and-comer Fire Jet (Castano), the pair clocking 47.8 for 800m, the 600m in 35.4, excellent work by both.  Winner of ten races and placed in numerous Group and Listed events, Natuzzi began his current campaign with a big run for fourth a month ago.  Fire Jet has won five, most of those in very smart time, the son of Tavistock putting in a big effort when running a closeup fourth in the Counties Bowl, his first run in Open company.   Winner of the Concorde as a three-year-old, Shezhardtocatch (Cooksley) galloped 1000m with a Casino Prince gelding (Tauseef), returning a time of 1:02.5, the 600m in 36.3.  Shezhardtocatch won the Counties Bowl at her last outing and the Wallace/Peard trained mare looks to have trained on well since then.  Seeking back to back wins in the Concorde for trainers Scott Lucock and Sally Gillespie, Statham (Dell) was well held over 1000m in 1:06.0, the last 600m in 37.0.
 
Marciano (Prastiyou) and Palace Rock (Du Plessis) galloped 1000m together in 1:02.0, the 600m in 35.8.  Marciano is racing consistently well and looks fit and ready for another bold showing on Saturday.  Maytra Dee (Cooksley) galloped solo over 1200m, the 1000m in 1:04.2 and final 600m in 38.8. Labossa (Evans) worked over 1000m in 1:04.7, the last 600m in 38.0.
 
Uabasso (Evans) galloped 1000m in 1:02.6, the 600m in 36.3 and Love Life (Prastiyou) and Hi Georgous (Du Plessis) ran 1000m in 1:03.1, the final 600m in 36.8.  Unrivalled (Cooksley) and a Jimmy Choux filly (Mahesh) galloped 1000m together in 1:02.0, the concluding 600m in 38.0.  Madam Woo (Du Plessis) and Tiff and Co (Prastiyou) sprinted 600m in 37.2.   
Thu 24th Nov, 2016
Emily Monk prepared for Ellerslie with an impressive gallop this morning.
 
Emily Monk (Prastiyou) and Natuzzi (Richards) strode over 1000m in a time of 1:01.8, the last 600m in 36.2.  Emily Monk runs in Saturday’s Eagle Technology Stakes for the Williams/Richards partnership, the in-form stable tasting further success with Caprikosa winning midweek at Te Aroha.
 
Gravano (Prastiyou) and Symphonic (Richards) also showed they were on target for their respective events on Saturday with 1000m in 1:03.4, both hitting the line well to record 37.0 for the final 600m.  Elfee (Castano) and Cortado (Singh) galloped 1000m together in 1:08.4, finishing in 37.5 for the last 600m.  Ronchi (Cooksley) and Travel Wise (Tauseef) galloped 1000m in 1:06.5, the final 600m in 39.1.  Creative Genius (Wilson) galloped easily over 800m in 56.5, the 600m in 39.5.
 
Hi Georgous (Singh) and Madam Woo (Castano) produced nice work with 1000m in 1:03.0, the 600m in 36.3.  In Position (Tauseef) and a Showcasing gelding (Cooksley) ran 1000m in 1:03.8 the last 600m in 37.7 and Shezhardtocatch (Cooksley) covered 1000m in 1:07.0, the concluding 600m in 40.0.
Tue 22nd Nov, 2016

 The Counties meeting last Saturday saw four winners from the centre including two black type victories;  the Wallace/Peard trained Shezhardtocatch adding to her broodmare value with victory in the Listed Counties Bowl and Talaria from the Williams/Richards barn, winning the Listed two-year-old event and looking like a filly with a future.

 
Judging by his work this morning, Ronchi could provide the Wallace/Peard stable with another stakes winner when he steps out in the Eagle Technology Stakes at Ellerslie.  With pace on from the 1200m, Ronchi (Cooksley) and Travel Wise (Tauseef) travelled the journey in 1:13.5, the 1000m in 1:00.0 and final 600m in 36.8.  Ronchi is racing in excellent form and looks in great heart for Saturday’s Group 3 event.  Race rival Emily Monk (Du Plessis) turned in sound work as usual, galloping 1000m with Symphonic (Prastiyou) in 1:03.4, the last 600m in 37.8.  Freshened since scoring a dominant win at Ellerslie a month ago, consistent mare Emily Monk is another who looks ready for a big effort on Saturday.  Lightly raced Symphonic has excellent Ellerslie form and she steps up to 2100m in the R65 this weekend. 
 
 Creative Genius (Wilson) galloped 1000m on his own, returning 1:02.6, the last 600m in 37.3.  He charged home to win his maiden at Dargaville and runs in the Listed Trevor Eagle Memorial for trainer Steven Cole.  Gravano (Du Plessis) travelled easily alongside Hi Georgous (Prastiyou), running 1000m in 1:03.0, the 600m in 37.1.  In Position (Cooksley) and Sir Sava(Tauseef) galloped 1000m together in 1:02.0, the 600m in 37.3.  Cortado (Du Plessis) and Elfee (Prastiyou) were on terms throughout 1000m in 1:05.0, the last 600m in 37.1.  Cortado would not have to improve much to salute the judge this Saturday and Elfee runs freshup, both her wins having come at Ellerslie.
 
Narvick (Wilson) galloped 1000m in 1:01.8, the 600m in 36.1, nice work on his own and Picnic Bay(Cooksley) clocked 1:03.0 for 1000m, the 600m in 36.3.  Intrepid Lad (Wilson) galloped 800m in 54.4, the 600m in 39.4 and Natuzzi (Richards) galloped the last 600m in 38.8.
Thu 17th Nov, 2016
Counties runners from the Wallace/Peard and Williams/Richards stables provided the highlights of this morning’s trackwork session.
 
Shezhardtocatch (Cooksley) worked 1000m with Travel Wise (Mahesh), the pair keeping up a strong pace to record 1:00.0 for the trip and 35.0 for the final 600m.  In foal to Showcasing, Shezhardtocatch is twice a winner at Group 3 level and gets another crack at black type in Saturday’s Counties Bowl.  Cheeky Boy (Cooksley) runs in the Counties Cup and he galloped today with Sir Sava (Mahesh), returning 1:02.5 for 1000m, the last 600m in 37.8.
 
Marciano (Castano) galloped well once again, sent 1000m with Gravano (Singh) in a time of 1:03.0, the 600m in 36.6.  Palace Rock (Prastiyou) and Emily Monk (Du Plessis) galloped 1000m together in 1:02.0, the last 600m in 37.5.  Fire Jet (Prastiyou) and Triaction (Du Plessis) took time honours for the morning with 800m in 48.0, the 600m in 35.5.  Both look well placed for their respective races on Saturday.
 
Symphonic (Prastiyou) and Madam Woo (Du Plessis) galloped 1000m in 1:01.7, the last 600m in 36.6 and Caprikosa (Castano) and Elfee (Richards) galloped 800m in 49.0, the 600m in 36.0, nice work by the pair.  Geldings by Showcasing (Mahesh) and Sufficient (Tauseef) from the Wallace/Peard barn worked nicely together over 800m in 49.8, the 600m in 36.5.  Night’s Watch (Prastiyou) and Repo Bay (Du Plessis) galloped 800m in 50.5, the 600m in 37.5 and Hi Georgous (Singh) and a Sebring filly (Castano) returned 51.1 for 800m, the 600m in 37.5.  Colts by Ocean Park (Mahesh) and Jimmy Choux (Cooksley) ran 800m together in 54.0, the 600m in 39.3 and Unrivalled (Tauseef) and a Sufficient colt (Mallesh) galloped 600m in 37.9.  Fillies by Shocking (Castano) and Iffraaj (Singh) in the Williams/Richards barn ran an easy 600m in 42.0.  
Tue 15th Nov, 2016
Fire Jet’s work this morning indicated he is well on track to make it three wins on end when he lines up at Counties on Saturday.
 
With apprentice Doni Prastiyou in the saddle, Fire Jet galloped with Natuzzi (Richards) over 800m in 50.0, clocking 36.9 for the final 600m.   Entered for the R85 1400m and the Counties Bowl, Fire Jet has done everything right this campaign and looks in excellent order to extend his winning tally.  Another Counties Bowl entrant is Shezhardtocatch (Tauseef) who worked with Travel Wise (Mahesh) the pair quick over 1000m in 1:00.0, the final 600m in a smart 34.6. 
 
Marciano (Du Plessis) galloped in company with Symphonic (Castano), returning 1:03.4 for 1000m, finishing in 38.0 for the last 600m.  Marciano put in a nice effort when running fourth over 1600m last time out and is another consistent runner from the Williams/Richards stable.  Palace Rock (Castano) and Triaction (Du Plessis) were on terms throughout 1000m in 1:02.7, both hitting the line strongly to record 36.7 for the final 600m.   Unlucky on occasion, Palace Rock’s record should probably read better than it does and she should be improved with her two runs this campaign.  Smichael (Pool) galloped 1000m solo in 1:04.0, the 600m in 35.8.
 
In Position (Tauseef) and a Casino Prince gelding (Mahesh) travelled 1000m together in 1:03.4, the 600m in 36.7. Caprikosa (Richards) and Elfee (Prastiyou) ran 800m in 50.0, the 600m in 37.3 and fillies by Makfi (Castano) and Shocking (Du Plessis) ran 600m at three-quarter pace in 44.0.
Tue 8th Nov, 2016
Ronchi has a chance to extend his already fine record when he lines up at Tauranga this weekend.
 
Galloping 1000m, Ronchi (Cooksley) and stablemate Head Office (Tauseef) covered the journey in 1:04.0, the final 600m in 37.3.  From the Wallace/Peard stable, Ronchi was an impressive winner at Ellerslie on Melbourne Cup day and looks ready for another big effort on Saturday.  Head Office also heads to Tauranga as does In Position (Cooksley) who was paired with Picnic Bay (Tauseef) over 1000m which they ran in 1:03.0, the last 600m in 36.6.
 
Steven Cole has runners entered for Dargaville on Friday, among them Narvick (Wilson) who worked from the 1200m, timed to run the 1000m in 1:01.7 the final 600m in 36.3 and Creative Genius (Johnson) and Intrepid Lad (Wilson) who galloped 1000m together in 1:03.0, the 600m in 36.2.
 
Sierra Beel (Janson) galloped 1200m, returning 1:03.0 for the 1000m and last 600m in 35.4, smart work on her own.  Travel Wise (Mallesh) galloped 1000m in 1:07.8, the 600m in 37.6 and Sir Sava (Tauseef) finished ahead of Maytra Dee (Cooksley) at the finish of 1000m in 1:03.6, the last 600m in 39.0.
 
Last start winner Fire Jet (Prastiyou) and O’Reilly filly Talaria (Du Plessis) impressed with 800m in 48.6, the 600m in 35.5 and Cortado (Castano) and Palace Rock (Richards) worked equally well galloping 800m in 48.7, the 600m in 35.8.  Marciano (Singh) and Emily Monk (Castano) galloped 800m together in 50.0, the 600m in 36.8.  Splendido (Mallesh) ran the last 600m of 800m in 41.0.
 
Ohceedee (Wilson) and a Denman gelding (Johnson) sprinted 600m in 38.5 and fillies by Shocking (Prastiyou) and Cape Blanco (Castano) ran an easy 600m in 41.0.
Thu 3rd Nov, 2016
Three winners from the Centre at Ellerslie on Melbourne Cup day; consistent pair Cheeky Boy and Ronchi successful for the Wallace/Peard partnership and Fire Jet scoring back to back wins for the Williams/Richards team.  Avondale mid-week saw Counting House win for Scott Lucock and Sally Gillespie, some solace for the barn after losing stable favourite Tempelten in a paddock accident last week.
 
Natuzzi (Richards) was let off with easy work this morning, galloping 800m at three-quarter pace, the 600m in 44.4.  He looks very bright as does stablemate and race rival Triaction (Castano) who ran  800m in 53.8, the 600m in 38.5.  Madam Woo (Du Plessis) worked well again, galloping 800m with Perfect Beat (Castano) in 50.3, the 600m in 37.2.
 
Marciano (Richards) and Emily Monk (Singh) looked to have trained on well since their last outings, galloping 800m in 49.6, the 600m in 36.6.  Sonorous (Dell) ran 800m in 55.5, the 600m in 40.2 and fillies by Cape Blanco (Du Plessis) and Shocking (Prastiyou) breezed 600m in 39.3.
Wed 2nd Nov, 2016
Runners from the Williams/Richards barn entered for the Waikato meeting showed up well in training this morning.
 
Natuzzi (Richards) and Triaction (Castano) reeled off 800m in 48.0, the 600m in 35.5.   Natuzzi kicks off a new campaign on Saturday, trialling up nicely at Te Aroha a week ago.  He has an excellent freshup record and goes well at Te Rapa as does Triaction who has won two from three freshup.
 
Maiden runner Madam Woo (Castano) galloped 1000m in 1:09.4, finishing strongly to clock 37.6 for the final 600m.  The Fastnet Rock filly had no luck on debut at Whangarei and looks to be a promising type.
 
Shezhardtocatch (Mahesh) galloped 1000m in 1:04.0, the 600m in 36.0.  Dragon Dancer (Mahesh) and a Casino Prince gelding (Tauseef) returned 1:06.5 for 1000m, the last 600m in 37.0.  Creative Genius (Johnson) and a Pluck gelding (Wilson) ran 800m in 49.0, the 600m in 36.7 and Statham (Hapeta) sprinted 600m in 35.5.  Having their first gallop, two-year-olds by Magic Albert (Johnson) and Denman (Wilson) in Steven Cole’s stable, worked nicely together over 600m in 43.0.
Thu 20th Oct, 2016

 Emily Monk was among several Ellerslie runners to show up well in training this morning.

 
Emily Monk (Prastiyou) galloped with Palace Rock (Du Plessis), the pair hard held throughout 800m in 50.5, the last 600m in 37.4, both taking some time to pull up at the completion of the gallop.  Seeking back to back wins on Saturday, Marciano (Du Plessis) ran 800m in 49.0 with Night’s Watch (Prastiyou), the 600m in 35.8.  Race rivals Gravano (Richards) and Symphonic (Castano) travelled easily over 800m in 50.0, recording 37.0 for the last 600m.  Soliloquy Stakes runners Veearma (Du Plessis) and Cortado (Castano) worked 800m together in 51.0, the 600m in 38.0.
 
Ronchi (Cooksley) produced sound work once again, galloping solo over 1000m in 1:04.0, the final 600m in 39.0.  Cheeky Boy (Cooksley), did similar work, running 1000m in 1:05.0, the 600m  in 39.1.
 
Counties runners Caprikosa and Fire Jet both galloped 800m, Caprikosa (Du Plessis) recording 52.4, the 600m in 37.8 and Fire Jet (Prastiyou) clocking 53.0, the 600m in 37.0.
 
Triaction (Richards) and a Shocking filly (Castano) impressed with 800m in 48.0, both hitting the line strongly to finish in 35.3 for the last 600m.  Madam Woo (Richards) and Hi Georgeous (Castano) galloped 800m together in 49.0, the 600m in 36.4.
Tue 18th Oct, 2016
Ellerslie hopefuls Emily Monk and Mystery Show impressed in training this morning.
 
Emily Monk (Singh) travelled easily alongside Natuzzi (Richards) throughout 1000m, clocking 59.5 for the journey, finishing strongly in 35.3 for the final 600m.  Emily Monk began a winning sequence of four around this time last year and although she has yet to win on anything worse than dead, looks in great order to kick off a new campaign in the Open 1400m.  Race rival Natuzzi has an excellent freshup record and the pair look to give the Williams/Richards partnership a strong hand in the race.
 
Soliloquy Stakes runner Mystery Show (Du Plessis) produced smart work with Costa Bravo (Janson), the pair galloping 1000m in 1:03.5, the last 600m in 35.8.  Trained by James Bridge, Mystery Show has won two from four, been placed at Group 3 level and looks to have plenty more in store.
 
Consistent pair Marciano (Singh) and Palace Rock (Richards) matched strides over 1000m in 1:01.3, coming home in 35.5 for the concluding 600m while Gravano (Castano) and Symphonic (Du Plessis), both entered for the R65 1400m, also galloped pleasingly, returning 1:02.0 for 1000m, the 600m in 36.4.  Last start winner Cheeky Boy (Cooksley) and Sir Sava (Kaleem) galloped 1000m in 1.02.3, the 600m in 36.5.  Cheeky Boy netted a nice win at Ellerslie in a R85 over 1600m and lines up in a similar event on Saturday.  Ronchi (Cooksley), who put in a big effort to win fresh, turned in nice work with National Asset (Kaleem), clocking 1:02.6 for 1000m, the last 600m in 36.6.  Gilhoolie (Du Plessis) ran 800m with Van Gogh (Magorrian) in 52.0, the 600m in 38.0.  An impressive winner at the trials, Gilhoolie makes his race debut at Ellerslie in the 2yo event.  Promising pair Cortado (Castano) and Veearma (Prastiyou), both entered for the Soliloquy Stakes, galloped 800m together in 52.3, the 600m in 38.0.
 
Entered for the Counties meeting on Friday, Head Office (Tauseef) showed pace over 1000m in 1:00.7, the last 600m in 35.8.  Fire Jet (Castano) and Caprikosa (Du Plessis), both good chances at Counties, produced sound work with 1000m in 1:00.4, finishing in 36.2 for the final 600m.  Laidback Ollie (Prastiyou) and Bojangles (Singh) ran 800m together in 51.0, the 600m in 37.2.
 
Maytra Dee (Kaleem) and Picnic Bay (Cooksley) galloped 1000m in 1:02.3, the 600m in 36.3 and In Position (Cooksley) and a Casino Prince gelding (Tauseef) returned 1:03.3 and 36.6 for their 1000m.  Belial (Wilson) stopped the clock at 46.5 for 800m, the 600m in 34.5 and Tiff and Co (Du Plessis) and Love Life (Castano) galloped 800m in 49.0, the 600m in 36.2.  Earlygain (Wilson) and a Pluck gelding (Johnson) ran 800m in 49.2, the 600m in 36.6 and Hi Georgous (Prastiyou) and Snitzel Star (Castano) were timed to run 800m in 52.8, the 600m in 39.0.  Prized Pins (Wilson) galloped 800m solo in 51.8, the 600m in 39.0 and Shezhardtocatch (Cooksley) sprinted 600m in 36.6.  Unrivalled (Tauseef) and a Jimmy Choux filly (Mallesh) galloped 600m in 36.8. 
Tue 4th Oct, 2016

 Chateau Fionn prepared for his first run over ground with an encouraging gallop this morning.  Entered for the Matamata meeting, Chateau Fionn (Wilson) kept up a strong gallop throughout 1200m, timed to run the 1000m in 1:03.0 and final 600m in 38.0.  Chateau Fionnresumed on a good note when finishing second over 1600m at Counties a fortnight ago and has good wet track form.  Aston Park (Jamarl), another who ran freshup at Counties, was not after time when galloping the last 600m of 1000m in 42.0.

 
Last start winners Ronchi and Cheeky Boy were both in good form this morning, Ronchi (Tauseef) galloping 1000m in 1:02.0, the 600m in 36.0 and Cheeky Boy(Cooksley), paired with Sir Sava (Tauseef) returning 1:02.7 for 1000m, the 600m in 36.6.  Picnic Bay(Cooksley) and a Casino Prince gelding (Tauseef) also galloped well, returning 1:01.2 for 1000m and last 600m in 36.1.
 
Whoppers (Jamarl) galloped 1000m on his own in 1:03.7, the final 600m in 37.5 and Elegant Lad (Jamarl) began quietly from the 1000m which he ran in 1:12.0, finishing in 39.0 for the concluding 600m.  Head Office(Tauseef) galloped an easy 1000m in 1:14.0, the 600m in 43.0.
 
Statham (Hapeta) produced an eye-catching gallop with 800m in 47.8, the 600m in 34.5. Statham looks in great heart following his recent placing at Ellerslie, his next target the Lion Red Plate at Rotorua.  Natuzzi (Richards) and Triaction (Du Plessis) sped over 800m in 48.2, the 600m in 36.0. I Am Blessed (Singh) ran 800m in 52.4, the 600m in 37.5.  
Thu 29th Sep, 2016

 Marciano took his win tally to five when taking out the R85 1400 at Ruakaka yesterday.  Trained by the Williams/Richards partnership, Marciano has hardly failed to earn a cheque at each start and looks to have another good season ahead of him.  The first on the day was won by In Position who was successful in the Maiden 3yo for the Wallace/Peard barn.

 
Chateau Fionn (Wilson) and Amachi (Johnson) had pace on from the 1000m which they ran in 1:01.4, finishing strongly to record 36.0 for the final 600m.  Snitzel Star(Du Plessis), who has been working well, galloped with Bojangles (Prastiyou), the pair returning 1:02.8 for the 1000m, the last 600m in 37.4. Perfect Beat (Du Plessis) and Myrcella (Prastiyou) galloped 1000m together in 1:05.8, finishing in 37.4 for the final 600m.
 
Gravano (Castano) was keen when working with Madam Woo (Du Plessis) over 800m in 50.1, the 600m in 37.0.  Ginger Meg (Du Plessis) and Tiff and Co(Castano) galloped 600m in 39.0 and Prized Pins(Wilson) three-quarter paced 600m in 44.6.
Tue 27th Sep, 2016
Cheeky Boy and Ronchi provided the Wallace/Peard stable with a double at Ellerslie on Saturday, Cheeky Boy winning the R85 1600m and Ronchi taking out the Open 1200m with the Lucock/Gillespie trained Statham filling third berth.  The first on the card was taken out convincingly by debut runner Veearma from the Williams/Richard barn whose stable apprentice Doni Prastiyou was successful on both the Wallace/Peard runners.
 
Symphonic turned in nice work this morning ahead of her Te Rapa assignment on Friday.  Galloping 1000m, Symphonic (Castano) and stablemate Madam Woo (Du Plessis) ran the trip in 1:02.0, the last 600m in 37.3.  Symphonic put in a big effort to win freshup at the Waikato meeting a fortnight ago and looks to have trained on well since then.  Fire Jet (Du Plessis) and Cortado (Castano) also produced nice work when sent 800m which they ran in 50.2, the 600m in 37.3.  Scratched at Ellerslie last week, talented Fire Jet resumes on Friday as does Sepoy filly Cortado who ended last season’s campaign with a second in the Ryder Stakes.
 
The Steven Cole trained Amachi (Johnson) galloped 1000m on his own in 1:03.7, the last 600m in 36.6 while stablemate Chateau Fionn (Wilson) returned 1:05.6 and 38.2 for the same journey.  Sir Sava (Tauseef) and Picnic Bay (Cooksley) worked 1000m together in 1:01.8, the 600m in 37.5 and Head Office (Cooksley) galloped 1000m in 1:02.0, the final 600m in 37.5.  Triaction (Prastiyou) ran easily through 1000m in 1:04.8, the 600m in 38.8 and National Asset (Tauseef) galloped a quiet 1000m in 1:13.0, the final 600m in 42.0.
 
Snitzel Star (Richards) and Kechika (Prastiyou) matched strides over 800m in 48.0, the 600m in 36.6 while Nelson Park (Hapeta) was under a good hold running 800m in 55.5, the last 600m in 40.1.  Dragon Dancer (Kaleem) breezed 600m in 38.8 and geldings by Sufficient (Tauseef) and Casino Prince (Kaleem) ran 600m in 38.9.  Tiff and Co (Du Plessis) and Night’s Watch (Castano) galloped 600m in 39.5 and Prized Pins (Wilson) three-quarter paced 600m in 44.0.  Ginger Meg (Singh) and a Jimmy Choux colt (Prastiyou) ran 400m together in 27.0.
Thu 22nd Sep, 2016
Ellerslie hopefuls Ronchi and Gravano were in fine form today ahead of their Saturday assignments.
 
Ronchi (Cooksley) galloped on his own over 1000m in 1:03.0, finishing in 38.3 for the last 600m.  His trainers have paid up for the Open 1200m in which he will be ridden by apprentice Doni Prastiyou.  Gravano (Du Plessis) and Slice of Class (Prastiyou) both travelled under good holds when galloping 800m in 52.0, the 600m in 38.8. 
 
Cheeky Boy (Cooksley) ran a solo 1000m in 1:05.0, the concluding 600m in 39.5 and Veearma (Richards) and Fire Jet (Du Plessis) produced nice work once again, returning 50.0 for 800m, the 600m in 37.0.  Smichael (Pool) rounded off his Ellerslie preparation with 1000m in 1:03.0, the final 600m in 37.0.
 
Sir Sava (Kaleem) galloped 1000m in 1:04.0, the 600m in 37.0 and Head Office (Kaleem) worked 1000m in 1:05.5, the 600m in 38.4.  Creative Genius (Wilson) and a Cape Blanco gelding (Hapeta) produced sound work when galloping 800m in 50.2, the 600m in 36.2.  Ginger Meg (Du Plessis) and Tiff and Co (Prastiyou) galloped 600m at three-quarter pace in 44.5.
Tue 20th Sep, 2016
Gravano showed up well in training this morning indicating he could produce a bold freshup run at Ellerslie.
 
Entered for the R65 1400m, Gravano (Castano) was paired with Slice of Class (Richards) over 1000m which they cut out in 1:00.6, both hitting the line well to record 36.4 for the last 600m.  A promising staying type by Roc de Cambes, Gravano has scored both his wins at Ellerslie and looks fit and ready to resume racing.  The Karen Zimmerman trained Slice of Class runs in the Open 1200m following on from a nice freshup third at Wanganui earlier in the month.
 
Ronchi (Cooksley) looked to be travelling easily when galloping with In Position (Kaleem) over 1000m in 1:01.3, the concluding 600m in 36.4.  Ronchi won a recent trial at Waipa and is entered for both the Open 1200m and R75 1200m.  Cheeky Boy (Prastiyou) and Sir Sava (Cooksley) ran 1000m together in 1:02.6, the 600m in 37.0 and Smichael (Du Plessis) returned 1:01.4 for 1000m, the last 600m in 36.6.
 
Fire Jet (Malton) and Veearma (Castano) galloped 1000m in 1:0.5.2, the 600m in 37.5.  Fire Jet closed off his campaign last season with a brace of wins at Ellerslie and is another who looks capable of a bold showing on Saturday.  Darci Brahma filly Veearma won two trials earlier in the year and makes her debut in the Maiden 1100m.
 
Laid Back Ollie (Du Plessis) and Snitzel Star (Prastiyou) worked 1000m in 1:02.2, the 600m in 37.0 and Dragon Dancer (Kaleem) galloped 1000m in 1:02.1, the last 600m in 37.4.  Highbrook (Wilson) galloped 800m in 56.0, the 600m in 40.7.
Thu 15th Sep, 2016
The Williams/Richards partnership kicked off their season in the best possible way with Symphonic successful at Te Rapa yesterday.  The O’Reilly mare fought hard to take out the Maiden 1400m and looks one to watch when she steps up over ground later in the season.
 
Chateau Fionn (Wilson) completed his preparation for Counties with an encouraging gallop over 1000m which he ran in 1:02.0, the last 600m in 36.6.  The two James Bridge runners accepted for Hastings, Mystery Show and Van Gough, travelled south earlier in the week.  Both have drawn well in their respective races and their work leading up to Saturday has been sound.
 
Fire Jet (Prastiyou) and Marciano (Du Plessis) turned in nice work when galloping 1000m in 1:03.0, the concluding 600m in 36.0.  Emily Monk (Castano) and Madam Woo (Richards) galloped 1000m together in 1:05.8, the 600m in 37.3 and Triaction (Singh) looked full of running at the end of 1000m in 1:03.0, the 600m in 37.6.  Cheeky Boy (Mallesh) ran 1000m in 1:05.0, the 600m in 39.0.  Gravano (Prastiyou) and Kechika (Du Plessis) galloped easily over 1000m in 1:10.0, the last 600m in 40.1. 
 
Natuzzi (Richards) and Caprikosa (Castano) galloped 800m in 48.8, the 600m in 35.8 and Palace Rock (Du Plessis) and Cortado (Prastiyou) returned 50.0 for 800m, the 600m in 37.2.  Perfect Beat (Prastiyou) and Veearma (Du Plessis) ran 800m in 52.0, the 600m in 38.0.
Tue 13th Sep, 2016
Gold Trail Stakes contender Mystery Show impressed with her work this morning.
 
With raceday rider Mark Du Plessis in the saddle, Mystery Show was accompanied by stablemate Van Gogh (Narpat) over 1000m, returning a time of 1:05.0, the final 600m in 36.0. Trained by James Bridge, Mystery Show won on debut, then spelled and resumed on a very good note when narrowly beaten into second over 1000m at Whangarei in a smart time.  Van Gogh has been thereabouts in most of his runs and he resumes at Hastings having had a trial in late August.
 
Entered for the Counties meeting on Sunday, Chateau Fionn (Wilson) galloped 1000m in 1:05.3, finishing his work off nicely to record 38.2 for the last 600m.  The wet weather forecast for the coming weekend should not trouble Chateau Fionn, his win and placings all coming on heavy tracks.
 
Perfect Beat (Prastiyou) and Veearma ( Du Plessis) galloped 1000m together in 1:05.4, the 600m in 37.0 and Triaction (Castano) ran 1000m solo in 1:06.2, the concluding 600m in 38.0.  Natuzzi (Richards) and Caprikosa (Singh) reeled off 800m in 48.8, the 600m in 35.9 followed by Fire Jet (Malton) and Marciano (Prastiyou) who clocked 49.3 for 800m, the 600m also in 35.9.  A Showcasing filly (Singh) and Makfi gelding (Richards) galloped 800m in 49.0, the 600m in 36.3.  Gravano (Du Plessis) and recent smart trial winner Myrcella (Prastiyou) ran 800m in 49.5, the 600m in 36.6 and Emily Monk (Castano) and Palace Rock (Du Plessis) worked 800m in 50.5, finishing in 37.0 for the 600m.  Amachi (Johnson) galloped 800m in 51.4, the 600m in 37.0.
Thu 8th Sep, 2016
Several Ruakaka runners showed up well in training this morning.
 
Shezhardtocatch (Kaleem) and Ronchi (Mallesh) looked to be relishing their work when galloping 1000m in 1:01.1, coming home in 35.2 for the final 600m.  Shezhardtocatch has worked well of late and should make her presence felt in the Open Sprint. Cheeky Boy (Mallesh) and Sir Sava (Tauseef) galloped nicely together over 1000m, running the trip in 1:02.0, the last 600m in 35.8.
 
Smichael (Hopgood) galloped solo, returning 1:07.3 for the 1000m, the concluding 600m in 39.5.  Narvick (Wilson) and Mahirah (Johnson), runners in the Maiden 3yo 1400m, galloped 800m together in  50.8, the 600m in 37.8.
 
National Asset (Kaleem) and Head Office (Tauseef) worked over 1000m in 1:05.0, the 600m in 35.6.  Marciano (Castano) and Fire Jet (Singh) galloped 800m in 51.2, the 600m in 36.8 and Gravano (Du Plessis) and Palace Rock (Castano) returned 51.6 for 800m, the 600m in 38.0.  Perfect Beat (Du Plessis) and Veearma (Prastiyou) galloped 800m together in 53.0, the 600m in 38.1 and Amarchi (Wilson) ran 800m in 53.0 and 38.0.  Triaction (Castano) returned 56.0 for 800m, the 600m in 40.0 aqnd a Showcasing filly (Prastiyou) and Makfi gelding (Du Plessis) sprinted 600m in 38.4.
Tue 6th Sep, 2016
Several Whangarei contenders galloped stylishly this morning.
 
Entered for the Open 1200m, Belial (Wilson) galloped 1000m, returning 1:01.1 for the journey, the last 600m in 35.2.  Belial has raced well at Whangarei, dead-heating for first there a couple of starts back.  Also a winner on the course and returning there Saturday is Shezhardtocatch (Tauseef) who galloped in company with Ronchi (Cooksley), the pair recording a smart 59.6 for 1000m, the final 600m in 35.8.  Cheeky Boy (Kaleem) and Sir Sava (Mallesh) also had pace on when galloping 1000m in 1:01.1, coming home in 35.1 for the concluding 600m.
 
Smichael (Pool) galloped 800m on his own, clocking 48.4, the 600m in 36.6.  He won his maiden at Whangarei in May and ran home well when resuming at Taupo mid-August.  Maiden runners in Steven Cole’s stable Narvick (Wilson) and Mahira (Johnson) travelled 1000m together in 1:02.8, finishing in 36.2 for the last 600m.
 
From the Wallace/Peard barn, National Asset (Mallesh) and Head Office (Kaleem) galloped 1000m in 1:03.0, the 600m in 35.8 and Maytra Dee (Cooksley) and Society Princess (Kaleem) returned 1:04.3 and 38.1 for the same journey.
 
Symphonic (Prastiyou) who will be the first of the Spring runners from the Williams/Richards stable if she steps out at Te Rapa next week, was paired with Veearma (Castano) over 800m in 49.5, the 600m in 36.2.  Talented pair Marciano (Richards) and Firejet (Malton) galloped 800m together in 50.0, the 600m in 38.0 and Emily Monk (Prastiyou) and Madam Woo (Castano) ran a comfortable 800m in 57.0, the final 600m in 40.0.   Natuzzi (Richards) and Perfect Beat (Du Plessis) sprinted 600m in 35.0 and  a Makfi gelding (Prastiyou) and Showcasing filly (Richards) ran 600m in 35.5.  Palace Rock (Castano) and Caprikosa (Prastiyou) galloped 600m in 35.8 and Triaction (Du Plessis) returned 38.0 for 600m.
 
Grand Slam (Johnson) and a Niagara gelding (Wilson) galloped 800m in 53.0, the 600m in 38.1 and Creative Genius (Wilson) and a Per Incanto gelding (Johnson) ran the last 600m of 800m in 38.0.
Thu 1st Sep, 2016
Ellerslie runner Chateau Fionn was in sparkling form this morning. Sent 1000m, Chateau Fionn (Wilson) had pace on all the way, covering the journey in 1:02.1 and finishing in the smart time of 34.4 for the final 600m. Chateau Fionn has good wet track form having run a good third at Avondale a fortnight ago on slow going and winning his maiden on a heavy track. He runs in the R65 1600m and will be ridden by Lee Magorrian. Also heading to Ellerslie and with a last start third placing, Travel Wise (Kaleem) ran the last 600m of 1000m in 38.0 and stablemate Shezhardtocatch (Tauseef) galloped 1000m at three-quarter pace in 1:15.0, the last 600m in 43.7.
Tue 30th Aug, 2016
With over thirty horses from the centre trialling at Avondale today, there was little in the way of fast work this morning. Chateau Fionn (Wilson) put in a nice effort when galloping 1000m in 59.2, still travelling strongly at the finish to run the 600m in 35.8. He will head to Ellerslie on Saturday for trainer Steven Cole. Shezhardtocatch (Tauseef) was not after time when completing 1000m in 1:14.5, the last 600m in 41.7. Her next start may be at Ruakaka on Saturday week.
Tue 23rd Aug, 2016
Ronchi shaped up well in training this morning ahead of a new campaign beginning at Ruakaka on Saturday.
 
Accompanied by National Asset (Kaleem) over 1000m, Ronchi (Cooksley) appeared to be travelling easily throughout the work, finishing ahead of his stablemate in a time of 1:01.7, the final 600m in 37.8.  Talented at best, Ronchi has won freshup and looks forward enough to resume on a good note for the Wallace/Peard partnership.
 
The Steven Cole trained pair Prized Pins (Wilson) and a Master of Design gelding (Johnson) galloped nicely together over 1000m in 1:05.0, the last 600m in 36.5.  Prized Pins is entered for the Maiden 1200m at Whangarei as are stablemates Mahira (Prastiyou) and Narvick (Wilson) who completed their 1000m in 1:06.0, finishing in 36.7 for the concluding 600m.
 
Head Office (Mallesh) galloped solo over 1000m in 1:06.0, the 600m in a smart 35.3 and Shezhardtocatch (Tauseef) also had pace on over 1000m in 1:01.0, the 600m in 36.0.  Maytra Dee (Mallesh) and Society Princess (Kaleem) ran 1000m together in 1:06.1, the last 600m in 37.1 and Cheeky Boy (Cooksley) and Sir Sava (Tauseef) cut out 1000m in 1:03.0, the 600m in 38.5. In Position (Mallesh) and a Casino Prince gelding (Kaleem) went easily through 1000m in 1:10.0, the 600m in 39.3.
 
Marciano (Malton) and Triaction (Castano) turned in nice work when galloping 800m in 49.2, the 600m in 35.8.  Gravano (Malton) and Laid Back Ollie (Castano) worked equally well, the pair returning 49.0 for the 800m, the 600m in 36.1.  Symphonic (Castano) and an Ego gelding (Richards) galloped 800m together in 49.0, the last 600m in 36.2 and Natuzzi (Richards) galloped 800m in 54.6, the 600m in 39.0.
 

Picnic Boy (Cooksley) and Unrivalled (Kaleem) sprinted 600m in 35.5 and Victory Star (Prastiyou) and Bojangles (Richards) galloped 600m in 37.0.  Geldings by Shocking (Prastiyou) and Savabeel (Richards) ran 600m in 38.0.

Tue 24th May, 2016
Several Ellerslie runners showed up well in training this morning.
 
The Williams/Richards trained pair Marciano (Malton) and Fire Jet (Prastiyou) both looked full of running at the completion of 1000m in 1:02.0, the final 600m in 36.7.  Marciano’s three wins have come on tracks no worse than dead but provided he handles the heavy footing likely on Saturday, the horse is well capable of extending his winning tally.  Fire Jet won on debut and has weighed in at his last four starts, the son of Tavistock nominated for both the R65 1200 and 1400m at Ellerslie.
 
Angel Van Haarlem (Malton) and Ginger Meg (Prastiyou) galloped 1000m together in 1:05.0, the 600m in 37.5.  Angel Van Haarlem has produced two sound runs for second this time in, both efforts on slow tracks while Ginger Meg has had just the one start and is entered for the two-year-old event on Saturday.  Pieomie (Malton) and a Lope De Vega filly (Prastiyou) ran 800m in 49.8, the 36.5.
 
From the Bruce Wallace barn, Corporate Raider (Kaleem), nominated for Ellerslie and a Casino Prince gelding (Mahesh) had the pace on when running 1000m in 1:00.1, the last 600m in 35.0  while stablemates Shezhardtocatch (Kaleem) and Travel Wise (Mahesh) sped over 1000m in 1:00.0, the last 600m in a very smart 34.6.  National Asset (Kaleem) and Ifra Dancer (Mahesh) also produced sound work when galloping 1000m in 1:01.0, the 600m in 35.0.
 
Chateau Fionn (Wilson) galloped 800m solo, clocking 51.8, the 600m in 38.0.  Loriggio (Castano) and a Shocking filly (Richards) ran 800m together in 50.0, the 600m in 37.3 and Earlygain (Wilson) and Narvick (Hapeta) returned 59.0 for 800m, the last 600m in 41.3.  Two-year-olds by Bachelor Duke (Narpat) and Stravinsky (Hopgood) ran the last 600m of 800m in 36.0.
Tue 3rd May, 2016
Fog prevented timing of some early sectionals this morning but Nostariel (Richards) and Angel Van Haarlem (Prastiyou) looked to be travelling comfortably at the finish of 800m in 54.0.  Nostariel has looked promising to date, winning two of his five career starts while Angel Van Haarlem put in a big run for second when resuming a fortnight ago.  From the Williams/Richards barn, both are entered for the Counties meeting on Friday.  Fire Jet was not timed but he too appeared to complete his 800m gallop in good fashion and is nominated for Te Rapa on Saturday.
 
Making their debuts at Counties, two-year-olds Cortado (Castano) and Ginger Meg (Prastiyou) covered 800m together in 52.9, the last 600m in 38.8.  Sepoy filly Cortado is a trial winner and placed in her most recent trial while Thorn Park filly Ginger Meg has been placed in all her three trial runs.
 
Uabasso (Evans) strode over 1000m in 1:08.1, the final 600m in 38.8 and Stryda (Hapeta) completed 800m in 49.8, the 600m in 36.5.
 
The Steven Cole trained Belial (Hapeta) and Highbrook (Wilson) galloped 1000m together in 1:01.0.  Amachi (Hapeta) galloped 800m in 52.4 and Mahirah (Hapeta) and a Master of Design two-year-old (Wilson) ran 800m in 58.0, the 600m in 41.0.  Madam Woo (Richards) and a Pall Mall gelding (Singh) breezed 600m in 37.0.
Thu 14th Apr, 2016
Natuzzi was given an easy task today in preparation for his Saturday assignment.
 
Sent 800m at three-quarter pace Natuzzi (Richards) strolled through his work in a time of 59.8, the 600m in 44.0.  He has drawn the outside gate in the Listed Open Sprint  at Hastings which will make it tough but he is classy at his best and sure to be competitive.
 
Tauranga runner Sir Sava (Cooksley) impressed with his gallop this morning, clocking 1:01.5 for 1000m, finishing off strongly in 36.6 for the final 600m.  Palace Rock (Malton) and Darci Glitter (Du Plessis) galloped 800m together in a time of 53.5, the 600m in 39.5.  Madam Woo (Du Plessis) and a Darci Brahma filly (Richards) sprinted 600m in 36.2.  Two-year-olds by Shocking (Richards) and Pour Moi (Du Plessis) breezed 600m in 37.0.
Wed 13th Apr, 2016
A quiet fast work morning with Natuzzi providing the highlight of the session.
 
Accompanied by stablemate Parisdotcon (Du Plessis) and with co-trainer Paul Richards in the saddle, Natuzzi reeled off 800m in a time of 47.2, the last 600m in 35.0.  This was excellent work by Natuzzi who heads to the Hawkes Bay meeting on Saturday. Parisdotcon also pleased with her effort and she too holds a nomination for Hastings.
 
Cheeky Boy (Syed) and Ifra Dancer (Tauseef) galloped 1000m together, completing the distance in 1:01.3, the final 600m in 36.6, encouraging work by the pair.  Sir Sava (Cooksley), who scored a brave win at Ellerslie ten days ago, galloped a solo 1000m in 1:03.4, the 600m in 37.0  He is entered for the Tauranga meeting on Saturday.  Head Office (Cooksley) and National Asset (Syed) galloped 1000m in 1:01.5, the 600m in 37.3.  Redoute’s Choice filly So Choosy (Elliot) worked from the 1200m, galloping the 1000m in 1:04.7 and final 600m in 38.8.  Unrivalled (Tauseef) and In Position (Cooksley) worked 800m together in 51.3, the 600m in 38.3.
 
Two-year-olds from the Williams/Richards barn sprinted up well.  Fastnet Rock filly Madam Woo (Richards) and a Darci Brahma filly (Du Plessis) galloped 600m in 37.0; a Coat’s Choice gelding (Richards) and Shocking filly (Du Plessis) clocked 37.2 and a Showcasing filly (Castano) and Makfi gelding (Singh) returned 38.1.   
Wed 6th Apr, 2016
Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes hopefuls Soubrettes and Emily Monk hit out well in training this morning.
 
Soubrettes (Du Plessis) galloped in company with Triaction (Castano), the pair clocking 48.8 for 800m, the 600m in 36.0.  Currently domiciled at Byerley Park, the Mandy and Matt Brown trained Soubrettes flew home for second placing in the Westbury Classic and looks fit and bright ahead of Saturday’s Group 1 feature.  Triaction also turned in excellent work, the mare looking to make it three on end when she contests the Open 1400m at Te Aroha.
 
Emily Monk (Richards) galloped with Fire Jet (Malton), completing 800m in 50.0, the last 600m in 37.1.  From the in-form Williams/Richards barn, Emily Monk has looked way above average winning her last four in succession and deserves her crack at black type.  Freshened since his last run, Fire Jet runs at Counties in the R65 1200m.
 
Geppetto’s Girl (Du Plessis) and Marciano (Malton) turned in pleasing work, the duo galloping 1000m in 1:01.8, both finishing well to record 36.6 for the last 600m.  Geppetto’s Girl runs in the R75 2200m at Te Aroha, the same distance she won at on the course three weeks ago.  Marciano heads to Counties on Sunday and he looks particularly well.
 
Promising pair Nostariel (Richards) and Caprikosa (Castano) galloped a smart 800m in 48.6, the 600m in 35.9.  Both fillies are entered for the 3yo 1400m, Nostariel successful at her last outing while Caprikosa has won her last two. Elfee (Du Plessis) galloped 800m on her own, returning 50.0, the 600m in 36.8.   Society Princess (Cooksley) and High Finance (Mahesh) galloped 1000m together, returning 1:02.0, the last 600m in 36.6, nice work by both horses.
 
Smichael (Hopgood) worked away from the 1200m mark, running 1000m in 1:02.6 and final 600m in 37.1.  Ifra Dancer (Tauseef) and Cheeky Boy (Syed) completed 1000m in 1:02.0, the 600m in 37.0 and Lady Conraad (Narpat) galloped 1000m at three-quarter pace in 1:16.0, the 600m in 44.0. 
Wed 16th Mar, 2016
A relatively quiet fast work morning but some encouraging gallops recorded.
 
Natuzzi (Richards) and Triaction (Du Plessis) galloped together, the pair turning in smart work over 1000m in 1:00.0, the last 600m in 35.8, both taking some time to pull up at the completion of the gallop.  Natuzzi heads to Trentham on Saturday to contest the Listed Lightning Handicap, a race he won in 2014 while Triaction is one of three last start winners from the in-form Williams/Richards stable heading to the Waikato meeting.  Class mare Emily Monk (Malton) and Pieomie (Castano) worked soundly over 1000m in 1:02.1, clocking 36.6 for the final 600m.  Emily Monk has won her last three while Pieomie scored his maiden win in good style and looks capable of stepping up to the next tier.
 
Successful at Waikato when last seen out, Ronchi (Cooksley) and Society Princess (Mahesh) galloped 1200m, timed to run the 1000m in 1:05.5, the final 600m in 39.3.  Aston Park (Pool), galloped a solo 1000m in 1:05.8, the 600m in 38.8.   He steps up to 1600m on Saturday and looks very well.   Maytra Dee was not timed when galloping 1600m but pleased stable foreman Allan Peard with her work.   Maytra Dee scored her maiden win in decisive fashion and travels to Trentham to contest the New Zealand Oaks.
 
National Asset (Mahesh) and Street Wars (Kiran) galloped 1000m together in 1:04.0, the 600m in 36.0.  Stryda (Wenn) galloped 1000m in 1:10.7, the last 600m in 39.2.  A Shocking filly (Du Plessis) and Coat’s Choice gelding (Richards) breezed 400m in 27.7.
Thu 3rd Mar, 2016
The Bruce Wallace trained Splendido shaped up well in training this morning ahead of Saturday’s Derby assignment.
 
With raceday rider Grant Cooksley in the saddle, Splendido galloped 1600m with stablemate First Of A Kind (Kiran), keeping up a steady tempo throughout his work to record 1:57.3 for the journey, the 1200m in 1:25.9, 1000m in 1:10.4 and final 600m in 41.9.  Splendido has drawn well in the Derby and Allan Peard, stable foreman for the Wallace barn, stated he is more than happy with the way the horse has worked in the lead up to Saturday’s Group 1 feature event.
 
Emily Monk (Richards) and Marciano (Malton) worked stylishly, the pair galloping 1000m in 1:03.0, the 600m in 36.4.  From the in-form Williams/Richards stable, Emily Monk won her last start in impressive fashion after a six month lay-off and looks in top order for a repeat performance.  Society Princess (Cooksley) and Sebring Dragon (Kiran) ran 1000m together in 1:03.2, the concluding 600m in 38.1.  Symphonic (Singh) and Nostariel (Malton) galloped 800m in 52.6, the 600m in 38.2.
 
Pieomie (Singh) and Geppetto’s Girl (Malton) galloped 1000m together in 1:05.5, the final 600m in 37.8 and Soubrettes (Malton) and Darci Glitter (Richards) ran 800m in 49.1, easing at the finish to come home in 37.2 for the last 600m.  Tiff and Co (Castano) and a Thorn Park filly (Richards) galloped 600m in 38.5. 
Wed 2nd Mar, 2016
Ellerslie entrants turned in some pleasing semi-final gallops this morning.
 
Derby runner Splendido (Cooksley) galloped 1600m with First Of A Kind (Kiran) returning 1:23.0 for the distance, the 1000m in 1:08.0 and final 600m in 39.0.  Still a maiden, Splendido has put together some nice performances, finishing close up behind some smart horses.  His last two runs were at Ellerslie where he finished second on both occasions and he looks in great shape to tackle the Derby distance.  Darley Plate contender Statham (Wenn) turned in his usual sound work with 1000m in 1:03.9, the 600m in 36.1.  Endorsement (Cooksley) produced a smart trial for the Nathans Memorial when galloping 1000m with Ifra Dancer (Kiran), the pair returning 1:00.7 for the trip, the 600m in 35.4.
 
Society Princess (Kiran) and Maytra Dee (Cooksley) were paired over 1000m in 1:03.7, the 600m in 37.3.  Poverty Bay winner Aston Park (Hapeta) and Call Me Maina (Smythe) reeled off 1000m in 1:01.0, the 800m in 48.0 and 600m in 36.0.  Parisdotcon (Richards) and Symphonic (Castano) galloped 800m in 48.7, the 600m in 36.0.
 
Ronchi (Cooksley) and Sebring Dancer (Kiran) were sent 1200m which they completed in 1:18.0, the 1000m in 1:05.0 and final 600m in 38.0.  National Asset (Mahesh) and Street Wars (Kaleem) cut out 1000m in 1:03.8, the 600m in a smart 35.0 and Alleyoop (Wenn) was well ahead of Costa Brava (Narpat) at the close of 1000m in 1:04.7, the last 600m in 36.1.  Emily Monk (Richards) and Geppetto’s Girl (Castano) were on even terms throughout 1000m in 1:00.2, finishing in 36.2 for the concluding 600m.  High Finance (Mahesh) and Just Call Me Marg (Kaleem) returned 1:02.0 for 1000m, the 600m in 37.0 and  Bountiful (Mahesh) galloped a solo 1000m in 1:04.2, the 600m in 37.3.  Auckland Cup hopeful Cheeky Boy (Kiran) worked easily over 1000m in 1:10.0, the 600m in 42.0.
 
Caprikosa (Castano) and Nostariel (Richards) sped over 800m in 49.0, the 600m in 36.4 and Stryda (Wenn) ran 800m in 52.4, the 600m in 38.0.  Sonorous (Wenn) galloped 800m in 54.0, the 600m in 38.8 and Earlygain (Wilson) completed 800m in 51.6.
Thu 18th Feb, 2016
Some encouraging final gallops were recorded by runners entered for Ellerslie on Saturday.
 
Top rated in the Avondale Guineas field, Dukedom (Wilson) looked to be relishing his work when galloping 800m in 52.0, the 600m in 38.6.  Race rival Dragon Dancer (Kiran), paired with National Asset,  galloped 1000m in 1:04.0, the last 600m in a smart 35.0.  Gravano (Castano) and Marciano (Du Plessis) galloped 1000m together in 1:02.1, both hitting the line well to finish in 36.5 for the final 600m.  Needing two scratchings to make the Guineas field, Splendido (Cooksley) galloped 1000m with Sebring Dancer (Mahesh), completing the trip in 1:05.0, the 600m in 38.5.
 
Fast Dragon (Kaleem) worked over 1000m with First Of A Kind (Mahesh), the duo returning 1:02.0, the 600m in 36.0.  From the in-form Williams/Richards barn, Palace Rock (Richards) and last start winner Fire Jet (Malton) galloped the last 600m of 800m in 38.8.  Elfee (Castano) and Parisdotcon (Malton) ran easily over 800m in 52.6, the 600m in 39.5.  Elfee looks to have thrived since her smart maiden win at Ellerslie a fortnight ago.
 
Head Office (Kiran) and Society Princess (Mallesh) galloped 1200m, timed to run the 1000m in 1:02.9 and final 600m in 36.3.  Road To Rome (Hapeta) worked over 1000m in 1:02.1, the 600m in 37.3.  Laid Back Ollie (Castano) and Soubrettes (Du Plessis) were sent a quiet 800m which they ran in 55.0, the 600m in 41.1.
Wed 17th Feb, 2016
Dukedom looked ready for another big effort on Saturday when put through his paces this morning.
 
Galloping from the 1200m mark, Dukedom (Wilson) travelled strongly throughout his work, clocking 1:02.8 for the 1000m, the final 600m in 37.4.  Freshened after his victory in the Group 1 Levin Classic for trainer Steven Cole, Dukedom heads to Ellerslie for the Avondale Guineas and safely through that run, on to the Derby.
 
Dragon Dancer (Kiran) galloped 1000m in 1:08.4, the 600m in 36.6.  He is nominated for the Guineas as is Gravano (Richards) who worked over 1000m with Marciano (Malton), the pair returning 1:04.0, the 600m in 37.0.  Gravano looks to have good staying potential while Marciano, who has shown promise to date, runs in the R75 1600m.  Another possible Guineas runner Splendido (Cooksley) and Messua (Mahesh) galloped 1200m in 1:18.0, the 1000m in 1:03.2 and final 600m in 36.7.
 
Avondale Cup runner Cheeky Boy (Kaleem) was not after time when running easily through 1600m in 2:01.0, the 1200m in 1:29.4, 1000m in 1:14.2 and final 600m in 43.3.  Stablemate Fast Dragon (Cooksley), entered for the Open 1500m galloped 1000m in 1:02.0, the 600m in 37.0.   Bountiful (Cooksley) galloped a solo 1000m in 1:03.0, the final 600m in 38.0.  Palace Rock (Castano) and Triaction (Du Plessis) were quick through 800m in 48.0, the 600m in 36.4 while Parisdotcon (Singh) and Elfee (Richards) did similar work in 50.0, the 600m in 37.8.
 
Statham (Wenn) impressed with his work as usual, reeling off 1000m in 59.8, the last 600m in 35.4.  Freshened after his excellent run for sixth in the Telegraph, he runs in the Open 1100m at  the New Plymouth meeting on Saturday.
 
Alleyoop (Wenn) galloped 1000m in 1:03.7, finishing his work off strongly to record 35.6 for the 600m.  National Asset (Kiran) and Head Office (Mallesh) galloped 1000m together in 1:07.0, the 600m in 36.1.  Shezhardtocatch (Kiran) and Sebring Dragon (Kaleem) clocked 1:02.8 for 1000m, the last 600m in 36.0.  Earlygame (Wilson) was ahead of Road To Rome (Hapeta) at the finish of 800m in 48.1, the 600m in 36.3.  Laid Back Ollie (Singh) and Snitzel Star (Richards) galloped 800m in 50.0, the 600m in 37.0 and Darci Glitter (Du Plessis) and a Snitzel filly (Castano) completed 800m in 53.1, the 600m in 39.0.
Thu 11th Feb, 2016
Runners entered for the feature races at Te Rapa were in fine form this morning.
 
From the Williams/Richards barn Vavasour (Castano) and Emily Monk (Richards) galloped 1000m together in 1:05.0, both going to the line with plenty in hand to finish in 37.3.  Natuzzi (Richards) galloped with Soubrettes (Castano), clocking 48.0 for 800m, the last 600m in 35.6.
 
The Wallace trained Fast Dragon (Kiran) worked over 1000m with Sir Sava (Mahesh) returning 1:02.0 for the journey, the 600m in 35.3.  Ronchi (Cooksley) paceworked one round then galloped 1000m in 1:08.0, the final 600m in 39.0.  Maytra Dee (Cooksley) galloped 1600m in 1:56.0, the 1200m in 1:23.0, 1000m in 1:07.7 and last 600m in 40.3.  Endorsement (Cooksley) impressed in his work, galloping 1000m with High Finance (Kiran) in 1:03.7, the 600m in 37.4.
 
Splendido (Cooksley) galloped solo over 1200m in 1:20.0, the 1000m in 1:06.1 and concluding 600m in 37.0.  Gravano (Singh) and Marciano (Malton) galloped 1000m together in 1:03.4, the last 600m in 36.2 and Caprikosa (Malton) and Symphonic (Singh) returned 1:02.2 for 1000m, the 600m in 36.6.
 
Parisdotcon (Castano) and a Snitzel filly (Richards) sped over 800m in 47.5, the 600m in 35.3 and Darci Glitter (Malton) and Elfee (Singh) galloped 800m in 52.0, the 600m in 38.1.  Tiff And Co (Castano) and a Thorn Park filly (Richards) breezed 400m in 27.0.
Tue 9th Feb, 2016
Some smart gallops were recorded by runners entered for the Waikato meeting on Saturday.
 
Class staying mare Vavasour (Richards) galloped with Jagersfontein (Thornton), the pair strong throughout 1200m, timed to run the final 600m in 35.0.  Winner of the Waikato Cup two starts back followed by a nice run over 1600m at Matamata, Vavasour steps back up in distance on Saturday in the Herbie Dyke Stakes.  NRM Sprint candidate Natuzzi (Richards) and Emily Monk (Thornton) galloped together over 1000m, finishing their work off nicely to record 35.2 for the final 600m.  Top sprinter Natuzzi finished second in the NRM Sprint last year and won the Listed Sprint at Waikato mid-December.  Emily Monk resumes in the R75 1400m, the mare looking forward enough to warrant plenty of respect.
 
Fast Dragon (Cooksley) and Sir Sava (Kiran) impressed with 1200m in 1:14.0, the 1000m in 59.9 and last 600m in 36.0.  A winner and placed at Te Rapa, Fast Dragon steps out in the big Sprint on Saturday following a trial on 2 February.  Entered for the Sir Tristram Fillies Classic, Maytra Dee (Cooksley) worked with Messua (Kaleem), the pair galloping 1600m in 1:50.0, the 1200m in 1:18.0, 1000m in 1:04.0 and final 600m in 38.0.  Consistent Endorsement (Cooksley) galloped 1000m on his own, returning 1:02.9, the 600m in 36.0.
 
Shezhardtocatch (Tauseef) galloped a solo 1000m in 1:08.0, the 600m in 36.0 and National Asset (Mahesh) did similar work in 1:08.0 and 38.0.  Bountiful (Cooksley) ran comfortably through 1000m in 1:08.0, the last 600m in 40.6.  Caprikosa (Richards) and Symphonic (Castano) galloped 800m in 49.0, the 600m in 36.0.
Tue 2nd Feb, 2016
Cheeky Boy prepared for Te Rapa on Saturday with first class work this morning.
 
Winner of the Dunstan Final on New Year’s Day, Cheeky Boy (Kaleem) galloped with First Of A Kind (Tauseef), the Bruce Wallace trained pair strong over 1200m in 1:18.0, the 1000m in 1:02.0 and final 600m in 35.8.  From the same stable and also heading to Te Rapa, Splendido (Mallesh) and Sir Sava (Kiran) impressed in their work when galloping 1200m in 1:16.5, the 1000m in 1:00.3 and last 600m in 35.5 while Ronchi (Cooksley) and Sebring Dancer (Tauseef) also pleased with 1200m in 1:16.2, 1000m in 1:02.3 and 600m in 36.8.
 
Waikato Guineas hopeful Gravano (Malton) and Geppetto’s Girl (Singh) produced sound work with 1000m in 1:00.1, the last 600m in 36.5.  Palace Rock (Malton) and Triaction (Castano) ran 1000m together in 1:00.6, the 600m in 35.8.
 
Accepted for Ellerslie on Thursday Messua (Cooksley) and Maytra Dee (Kaleem) galloped 1200m togther in 1:20.0, the 1000m in 1:05.0 and final 600m in 39.0  Head Office (Mallesh) and High Finance (Kiran) worked away from the 1200m, timed to run the 1000m in 1:10.0, the 600m in 36.7.  Sonorous (Cooksley) was keen when galloping 800m in 49.7, the 600m in 37.0.  Maidens Laid Back Ollie (Richards) and Pieomie (Singh) matched strides over 800m in 50.1, the 600m in 37.3 and Elfee (Castano) and Emily Monk (Malton) galloped 800m in 50.2, the 600m in 37.4.  Gold ‘N Mac (Dell) ran a quiet 600m in 43.0.
 
Ifra Dancer (Mahesh) and Street Wars (Kiran) galloped 1200m together in 1:20.0, the 1000m in 1:03.6 and last 600m in 35.8.  Shezhardtocatch (Kaleem) ran 1000m in 1:08.6, the 600m in 37.0.  Dukedom (Wilson) ran a solo 800m in 53.7, the 600m in 38.2, Statham (Wenn) 600m in 36.5 and Natuzzi (Richards) 600m in 37.0.  South Island mare Soubrettes (Richards) ran easily over 600m in 38.6.  Currently domiciled with the Williams/Richards team, Soubrettes will possibly run at Matamata, her main mission the Westbury Classic on 12 March.
Thu 28th Jan, 2016
Vavasour was in terrific form again this morning ahead of her Matamata outing on Saturday.
 
Vavasour (Richards) and Emily Monk (Castano) began quietly from the 1000m, pace on by the 800m which they cut out in 48.5, coming home in 35.4 for the final 600m.  Trained by the Williams/Richards partnership, Vavasour looks in great order to extend her already impressive record.
 
First Of A Kind (Cooksley) and Cheeky Boy (Kiran) strode over 1200m in 1:15.0, the 1000m in 1.00.4 and last 600m in 37.0, nice work by both horses.  Ifra Dancer (Mallesh) and Endorsement (Kiran)  completed the same task in 1:21.0, the 600m in 37.0.  Dragon Dancer (Tauseef) produced smart work on his own, galloping 1000m in 59.0, the 600m in 36.0.  Sir Sava (Mahesh) and Fast Dragon (Kaleem) also galloped well, completing 1000m in 1:00.1, the 600m in 36.0.
 
Gravano (Du Plessis) and Geppetto’s Girl (Richards) travelled easily through 1000m in 1:03.0, the 600m in 37.0 while Ronchi (Cooksley) and Sebring Dragon (Mahesh) returned 1:04.0 and 37.0 for similar work.  Shezhardtocatch (Kaleem) ran a quiet 1000m in 1:14.0, the 600m in 42.0.
 
Laid Back Ollie (Du Plessis) and Elfee (Malton) covered 800m in 49.0, the 600m in 35.8 and Parisdotcon (Du Plessis) and Triaction (Castano) galloped 800m in 49.0, the 600m in 36.0.  Caprikosa (Malton) and Symphonic (Singh) cut out 800m in 49.3, the last 600m in 36.0 while Sheradream (Dell) galloped solo over 800m in 49.6, the 600m in 36.6.  Cara Blanca (Castano) and Snitzel Star (Singh) ran 800m in 50.3, the 600m in 37.0 and Fire Jet (Singh) and Pieomie (Castano) galloped 800m together in 50.0, the last 600m in 37.1.  Darci Glitter (Du Plessis) and a Snitzel filly (Malton) sprinted 600m in 36.2 and Bountiful (Tauseef) galloped a quiet 600m in 42.0.
Tue 26th Jan, 2016

 A strong gallop by class mare Vavasour provided the highlight of this morning’s trackwork session.

 
With raceday rider Danielle Johnson aboard, Vavasourgalloped 1000m with stablemate Emily Monk (Castano) clocking 1.00.0 for the journey, finishing in 35.5 for the final 600m.  Freshened since her Counties/Waikato Cups double, Vavasour lines up at Matamata on Saturday over 1600m, a distance she has won twice at.
 
Smart three-year-old Mackintosh (Wenn) galloped with Lady Conraad (Narpat), the pair completing 1000m in 1:09.6 and last 600m in 38.5.  Mackintosh scored a strong win at Ellerslie last time out and is entered for the R75 1600m at Matamata.  Resuming on Saturday is Parisdotcon (Castano) who worked 800m with Pieomie(Richards) in a tidy 48.0, the 600m in 35.6.
 
Gravano (Castano) and Elfee (Richards) galloped 1000m in 1:02.0, the 600m in 36.0 and Dragon Dancer (Kiran) galloped 1000m in 1:07.1, the final 600m in 36.0.  Just Call Me Marg (Mallesh) and Messua (Kaleem) galloped 1000m together in 1:05.0, the 600m in 36.4 and Maytra Dee (Mallesh) and High Finance (Kiran) were paired over 1000m in 1:03.1, the 600m in 37.5.
 
Caprikosa (Malton) and Symphonic (Singh) galloped 800m in 51.4, both hitting the line well to record 35.5 for the last 600m.  Two-year-olds in Steven Cole’s barn were put through their paces this morning, geldings by Pins (Wilson) and Snippetson (Hapeta) galloping 800m in 51.4, the 600m in 36.6.  Next to go were Highbrook(Hapeta) and a Master of Design colt who ran 800m in 53.0, the 600m in 37.5 followed by geldings by Captain Sonador (Wilson) and Al Maher (Hapeta) who clocked 54.0 and 37.5 for their 800m gallop.
Fri 22nd Jan, 2016
First Of A Kind who produced smart work on Tuesday, galloped stylishly again today.
 
Galloping 1200m with Street Wars (Kiran), First Of A Kind (Cooksley) looked to be travelling comfortably throughout his work, timed to run the journey in 1:16.0, 1000m in 1:01.3 and final 600m in 36.5. 
 
Maytra Dee (Cooksley) and Society Princess (Mahesh) were not after time when galloping 1000m in 1:10.0, the last 600m in 41.3.  Gravano (Du Plessis) and Elfee (Castano) matched strides over 1000m in 1:06.1, the 600m in 38.5.  Geppetto’s Girl (Richards) galloped 1000m on her own, returning 1:05.2, the final 600m in 39.0.
 
Parisdotcon (Castano) and Triaction (Du Plessis) reeled off 800m in 48.6, the 600m in 36.2 and youngsters by Snitzel (Du Plessis) and Coat’s Choice (Castano) ran 600m in 43.0.
Tue 19th Jan, 2016
Congratulations to young Byerley Park trainer Steven Cole on his Group One success with Dukedom.  In only his second season as a licensed trainer, Steven produced Dukedom for a stunning victory in the Levin Stakes at Trentham last Saturday.  Blocked for a run in the straight, Dukedom powered home once in the clear to snatch the spoils for owners Steven and his father David.  The Avondale Guineas and Derby remain on the agenda for the talented three-year-old.
 
Last start winner First Of A Kind produced a smart trial for the Ellerslie meeting on Sunday.
 
Galloping 1200m, First Of A Kind (Cooksley) and Endorsement (Kiran) cut out the journey in 1:17.0, the 1000m in 1:03.0 and final 600m in 37.4.  A son of Tavistock, First Of A Kind ran home well to score his maiden win at Whangarei a fortnight ago and looks capable of stepping up to the next level.
 
Ellerslie entrant Sonorous (Dell) pleased in his work, the Rip Van Winkle colt galloping a solo 1000m in 1:06.0, the concluding 600m in 36.0.  Third when resuming at Whangarei, Sonorous appears to be relishing his work and is entered for the Special Conditions 1600m on Sunday.
 
Splendido (Kiran) and High Finance (Tauseef) galloped 1000m together in 1:03.0, the last 600m in 36.0 while Head Office (Mahesh) and Sebring Dragon (Kaleem) ran the same distance in  1:08.0, the 600m in 37.0.  Maytra Dee (Cooksley) and Society Princess (Kiran) were on even terms throughout 1000m in 1:07.0, the 600m in 38.0 and Messua (Mahesh) and Just Call Me Marg (Tauseef) completed 1000m together in 1:02.8, the final 600m in 38.8.
 
Vavasour (Castano) and Palace Rock (Du Plessis) were quick over 800m in 48.0 the 600m in 35.5 and stablemates Emily Monk (Malton) and Parisdotcon (Richards) galloped 800m in 50.0, the 600m in 37.5.   Gravano (Richards) and Pieomie (Singh) were both under big holds when running 800m in 52.2, the 600m in 38.0.  Sheradream (Dell) galloped 800m in 53.8, the 600m in 38.4.  A Master Of Design colt (Hapeta) and Pins gelding (Wilson) matched strides over 800m in 55.0, the 600m in 39.8 and a Snippetson 2yo (Wilson) ran 800m in 56.4, the 600m in 40.8.  Bountiful (Kiran) ran 600m in 39.5 and National Asset (Mallesh) galloped 600m in 42.7.
Thu 14th Jan, 2016
Trentham hopefuls Natuzzi and Marciano were in fine form this morning ahead of their Saturday assignments.
 
Galloping together, Natuzzi (Richards) and Marciano (Castano) began quietly at the 1000m, pace on from the 800m which they ran in 49.2, the last 600m in 36.4.  Winner of the Telegraph Handicap in 2014, Natuzzi heads to Trentham on Saturday for another crack at the Group One event on the back of his game third in the Railway Handicap at Ellerslie on New Years Day.  Marciano impressed at his last start win in R65 company and both he and Natuzzi look to have come through their last runs in great order.
 
Last start winner Geppetto’s Girl (Du Plessis) and Parisdotcon (Malton) impressed in their work when galloping 800m in 48.6, the 600m in 36.0.  Both are nominated for the Tauranga meeting.  Entered for Matamata on Friday, Just Call Me Marg (Mahesh) and Society Princess (Kiran) galloped 1000m together in 1:04.2.
 
Cheeky Boy (Mallesh) and First Of A Kind (Kaleem) galloped 1200m in 1:18.0, the final 600m in 37.4 and Deane Martin (Mahesh) galloped a solo 1200m in 1:23.0, the 600m in 41.0.  Darci Glitter (Singh) and Symphonic (Malton) ran an easy 1000m together in 1:12.5, the last 600m in 42.3 and Emily Monk (Castano) galloped 800m in 55.6, the 600m in 41.5.  Vavasour (Du Plessis) galloped 600m on her own in 37.1 and Bountiful (Mahesh) ran a quiet 600m in 43.3.
Wed 6th Jan, 2016

 The Wallace barn produced Cheeky Boy to score a handsome win in the Dunstan Championship final on New Year’s Day and judging by their work today,  the stable looks set for more success with their runners this coming weekend.

 
Entered for the Open 1200m at Ellerslie, Shezhardtocatch (Tauseef) galloped 1000m with Sir Sava (Kiran), the pair clocking 1:02.0 for the journey, 800m in 48.0 and last 600m in 35.0.  Twice a winner at Ellerslie,  Shezhardtocatch put in a solid run when resuming in Listed company on Boxing Day.  Stablemates Travel Wise (Mahesh) and Endorsement (Kiran) galloped 1000m together in 1:05.8, the final 600m in 36.8, nice work by the pair.  Endorsement, who resumes on Saturday, ended last season on a good note with a win at Whangarei while Travel Wise finished a close up third at Ellerslie on Boxing Day, a smart resuming run.  Head Office (Kaleem) and High Finance (Mahesh) galloped 1000m in 1:07.0, the 600m in 38.0.  Both are nominated for Rotorua on Friday, Head Office also entered for Ellerslie on Saturday.
 
Triaction (Castano) worked well once again, reeling off 1000m in 1:02.0, the 600m in 36.2.  Lightly raced, Triaction won her last start at Ellerslie mid-December.  Emily Monk (Richards) and Fire Jet (Malton) galloped 800m in 51.3, the 600m in 37.1 and class mare Vavasour(Castano) was given an easy 800m with Parisdotcon (Du Plessis) which they ran in 53.0, the 600m in 39.0.
 
Geldings by O’Reilly (Du Plessis) and Snitzel (Castano) in the Williams/Richards barn, galloped 600m in 37.0 and Darci Glitter (Richards) and an O’Reilly filly (Du Plessis) ran 600m in 38.8.
Wed 30th Dec, 2015

 Railway stakes contender Natuzzi provided the highlight of this morning’s trackwork session with an outstanding gallop.

 
With co-trainer Paul Richards in the saddle, Natuzzi and Triaction (Castano) worked quietly from the 1000m, pace on by the 800m which they ran in 48.0, going to the line strongly to record 34.8 for the last 600m.   Natuzzi took out the Listed Sprint at Te Rapa three weeks ago in great style, and with a Group One victory plus several Group and Listed placings under his belt, another Group One win in Friday’s feature looks well within his grasp.  Race rival Statham (Wenn) galloped in his customary bold style, completing 1000m in 1:01.8, the last 600m in 35.9.  Statham recorded his  sixth career win when taking out the Concorde and trainers Scott Lucock and Sally Gillespie have the handsome son of Danroad looking in great order to extend his record on New Year’s Day. 
 
Great Northern Guineas runner Dragon Dancer(Mahesh) got through his work stylishly when galloping with Street Wars (Kiran), the pair returning 1:03.0 for 1000m, the final 600m in 35.0.  The Wallace trained Dragon Dancer put together a couple of smart wins before a miss at Ellerslie when caught wide without cover and looks very fit as does Gravano (Du Plessis) who galloped 1000m with Geppetto’s Girl (Richards) recording 1:02.0, the 600m in 36.0.  Gravano goes into the Guineas on the back of a smart Ellerslie win when coming from last on the turn to win going away at the line.  Geppetto’s Girl resumed with a stylish win over 1600m and looks ready to go on with it when stepping up in class on Friday.   Fast Dragon (Mahesh) and Sir Sava(Tauseef) produced nice work when sent 1000m which they completed in 1:01.1, the 600m in 35.8.  Fast Dragonis entered for the Rich Hill Mile, his last outing yielding a fourth in the Concorde.
 
City of Auckland Cup runner Deane Martin (Mahesh) and Ifra Dancer (Kaleem) galloped 1000m together, the pair clocking 1:02.0 the concluding 600m in 36.0.  Cheeky Boy (Tauseef) and All The Way (Kaleem) worked 1000m, the duo recording 1:00.1 and last 600m in 36.0.  Maytra Dee (Cooksley) and Messua (Kiran) returned 1:06.0 and 38.4 for 1000m.
 
Sonorous (Wenn) returned eye-catching work when galloping 1000m solo in 1:02.6, the 600m in 35.4 and Arite Guru (Moki) galloped 1000m in 1:05.1, the last 600m in 36.3.  Justrush (Dell) and Supermatic (Evans) galloped 1000m in 1:03.6, the 600m in 37.4 and Sebring Dragon (Tauseef) and Head Office (Kiran) ran 1000m in 1:04.3, the 600m in 37.7.  Just Call Me Marg (Mallesh) and Society Princess (Kaleem) clocked 1:04.2 for 1000m, the 600m in 37.0 and Endorsement (Mallesh) ran 1000m in 1:08.1, the 600m in 38.5.  Icecold(Cooksley) and High Finance (Kaleem) worked 1000m together in 1:07.4, the final 600m in 39.6 and geldings by Snitzel (Richards) and O’Reilly (Singh) did well to gallop 800m in 48.0, the 600m in 35.0.  Joy Of Life (Du Plessis) who looks in tremendous order, galloped 800m with Pieomie (Castano), the pair returning 47.5, the 600m in 35.7.  Emily Monk (Du Plessis) sprinted 600m with Fire Jet (Castano) in 36.8 and a Snippetson 2yo (Wilson) ran 600m in 39.5.
Thu 24th Dec, 2015

 The curtain came down yesterday on the outstanding career of dual Group One performer Shuka.  Slight filling in a foreleg precipitated his retirement, connections reluctant to continue on with the possibility of the problem escalating.   Raced by Parr Bloodstock and trained throughout his career by Peter and Dawn Williams, Shuka won 8 times, was placed on 13 occasions, 8 of those placings at Group and Listed Level and amassed stake earnings of just over $700k.  As well as his back to back G1 Captain Cook Stakes victories, Shuka won the G2 Wakefield Challenge Stakes and G3 Canterbury Gold Cup.  He only ever raced in the best of company, facing the starter 43 times and weighing in at 33 of those runs.  Shuka had huge presence and personality and will be missed at morning trackwork.

 
Palace Rock completed her preparation for Boxing Day racing in exemplary fashion this morning.  
 
Palace Rock (Du Plessis) cruised through 800m with stablemate Triaction (Castano), the duo returning 50.3, the last 600m in 37.1.  Nice work was recorded also by Splendido (Mahesh) and Street Wars (Kiran), the pair galloping 1200m in 1:21.9, 1000m in 1:05.0 and last 600m in 36.8.   Shezhardtocatch (Mallesh) and First Of A Kind (Kaleem) galloped 1000m together in 1:04.0, the 600m in 36.4.   Ronchi (Kiran) and In Position (Mahesh) ran 800m in 52.1, the 600m in 38.0.
 
Nominated for the Monday Ellerslie meeting, Travel Wise (Kiran) was in excellent form when galloping 1200m solo in 1:21.0, the 1000m in 1:03.5, finishing in a smart 34.8 for the final 600m.  Head Office (Mallesh) and Good Caring (Kaleem) galloped 1200m together in 1:23.0, the 1000m in 1:06.0 and concluding 600m in 37.0.
 
Great Northern Guineas hopeful Gravano (Richards) was paired with Joy Of Life (Du Plessis) over 800m in 49.8, the 600m in 36.5.  Parisdotcon (Richards) and Zucchero(Malton) galloped 1000m in 1:02.3, the 600m in 36.3 and Pieomie (Castano) and a Lope De Vega filly (Du Plessis) ran 800m in 52.5, the 600m in 38.0.
Tue 22nd Dec, 2015
Palace Rock has a wide barrier draw to to overcome at Ellerslie but looks fit and ready for her Saturday assignment.
 
Galloping 1000m with stablemate Ultraviolet (Richards), Palace Rock (Castano) strode through her work returning a time of 1:01.8, hitting the line stylishly to finish in 35.7 for the last 600m.  Palace Rock has excellent form, the mare unlucky not to win when finishing second at Trentham last time out after a rocky run.
 
Heading to the Great Northern Guineas on New Year’s Day, Dukedom (Spratt) galloped with Nelson Park (Hopgood), the pair completing 1000m in 1:00.2, the final 600m in 36.6.    Railway Stakes entrant Statham (Wenn) inmpressed in his work as usual, galloping 800m in 48.3, the 600m in 35.8.
 
Travel Wise (Mahesh) galloped 1000m in 1:02.5, the 600m in 36.8 and Justrush (Dell) and Uabasso (Evans) reeled off 1000m in 1:03.1, the last 600m in 37.0.  Sonorous (Wenn) began quietly from the 1000m, picking up speed to run the trip in 1:06.4, the concluding 600m in 37.1.
 
Parisdotcon (Richards) and a Snitzel gelding (Castano) produced nice work when paired over 800m in 52.3, the 600m in 35.7.  Recent smart winner Geppetto’s Girl (Malton) and Marciano (Castano) galloped 800m together in 50.8, the 600m in 37.0.  Pieomie (Malton) and an O’Reilly gelding (Singh) breezed 600m in 36.8.
Tue 15th Dec, 2015

 Five winners from their last six runners is the enviable record of horses trained by the Peter and Dawn Williams/Paul Richards partnership.  Geppetto’s Girl started the ball rolling with a smart

win at Ellerslie last Wednesday.  Saturday at Te Rapa saw a well deserved victory by Natuzzi, back in the winners circle after a life threatening illness and one race later, Vavasour showed her class with a stunning win in the Waikato Cup.  Ellerslie on Sunday saw promising 3yo Gravano come from last on the turn to beat the older horses over 1600m and Triaction capped the day off with an easy win in the last.  The partnership’s other runner Ultraviolet ran home well for fifth at Te Rapa after being slow away from the gates.
 
Nominated for Waikato on Saturday, Maytra Dee (Cooksley) galloped well this morning, sent 1200m with Messua (Kiran), the pair returning 1:17.0 for the journey, the last 600m in 37.8.  All The Way (Tauseef) and Cheeky Boy (Kaleem) also galloped well,  completing 1000m in 1:04.2, the 600m in 35.5.
 
Shuka (Du Plessis) and Palace Rock (Richards) cut out 1000m in 1:01.8, the final 600m in 36.2 and Dragon Dancer (Kiran) galloped a nice solo 1000m in 1:03.0, the 600m in 35.8.  Justrush (Dell) and Lady Athena (Hopgood) travelled 1000m together in 1:05.9, the 600m in 37.7.  Just Call Me Marg (Cooksley) was clear of Society Princess (Kiran) at the end of 1000m in 1:03.0, the last 600m in 38.0.
 
Stryda (Wenn) worked 800m in 55.6, the 600m in 39.0 and Endorsement (Tauseef) ran 800m in 56.6, the 600m in 40.8.  Highbrook (Wilson) sprinted 600m in 37.6.
Thu 10th Dec, 2015

 Runners from the in-form Williams/Richards stable enhanced their weekend prospects with sound final trials this morning.

 
Entered for Te Rapa on Saturday, Vavasour (Du Plessis) and Ultraviolet (Castano) galloped 1000m together in 1:02.0, both going to the line well to record 36.5 for the closing 600m.  Vavasour will line up in the Waikato Cup with Danielle Johnson taking the mount while Ultraviolet runs in the Cal Isuzu Stakes with Mark Du Plessis aboard.
 
Deane Martin (Kaleem) looked fit and bright when galloping with First Of A Kind (Mahesh) over 1200m in 1:26.0, the 1000m in 1:09.4 and final 600m in 38.8.  Natuzzi (Richards) who galloped stylishly on Tuesday, worked well once again, completing 800m in 53.0, the last 600m in 38.0.  He will be ridden by Chris Johnson in the Open Sprint.
 
Triaction (Du Plessis), accepted for the Ellerslie meeting on Sunday, galloped a smart solo 800m in 49.0, the 600m in 36.0 and Belial (Hapeta), another also entered for Ellerslie, worked 800m in 52.0, the 600m in 37.0.
 
Costa Brava (Wenn) galloped 1000m in 1:10.0, the last 600m in 40 and Matra Dee (Mahesh) and High Finance (Kaleem) galloped an easy 1000m in 1:11.0, the 600m in 42.2  Geldings by Snitzel (Richards) and O’Reilly (Castano) sprinted 400m in 25.1 and Pieomie (Du Plessis) and a Savabeel filly out of Calveen (Malton), ran 400m in 27.0.
Tue 8th Dec, 2015
Congratulations to Byerley Park trainers Scott Lucock and Sally Gillespie on Statham’s win in last Saturday’s Group 3 Concorde Handicap.  Ably piloted by Chris Dell, Statham took the lead 150m from home and held off all challenges to score a comprehensive win.
 
 Vavasour prepared for the Waikato Cup with an impressive gallop this morning.
 
Vavasour (Castano) galloped with Ultraviolet (Du Plessis), the duo reeling off 1000m in 1:00.0, the last 600m in 35.8.   Winner of the Counties Cup at her last start, Vavasour appears to have come through that run extra well and looks on target for another big effort on Saturday.  Ultraviolet also turned in smart work, the mare nominated for both Te Rapa and Ellerslie this weekend.
 
Deane Martin (Kaleem) galloped 1600m in 1:57.0, the 1000m in 1:09.0 and final 600m in 40.0.  His run in the Counties Cup was sound after being unable to obtain a clear run and he too holds a nomination for the Waikato Cup.
 
 Natuzzi (Richards), paired with Street Wars (Kaleem),  turned in first class work today with 1000m in 58.6, the 600m in 35.0.  Natuzzi should be forgiven his run in the Levin Stakes when caught wide the trip and looks sure to make amends in the Listed Open Sprint at Te Rapa.  Zucchero (Castano) and Triaction (Du Plessis) turned in smart work with a solid 1000m gallop in 1:00.7, the 600m in 35.5.  Sierra Beel (Jamarl) and Ultimate Image (Singh) galloped 1000m together in 1:01.7, finishing in 35.5 for the final 600m.  Belial (Hapeta) completed 1000m in 1:01.2, the 600m in 36.1 and All The Way (Kaleem) galloped 1000m in 1:03.4, the closing 600m in 37.6.
Thu 3rd Dec, 2015
Shuka and Palace Rock were in fine form this morning ahead of their Trentham assignments.
 
Galloping together, Shuka (Du Plessis) and Palace Rock (Castano) sped over 800m in 50.0, the 600m in 36.1.  The Williams/Richards trained pair look fit and ready for their Saturday targets, both have drawn well and will be ridden by Opie Bosson.
 
Concorde runner Fast Dragon (Kiran) galloped the last 600m of 800m in 35.2 while race rival Statham who looks in terrific order, was let off with a couple of rounds of pacework.
 
Natuzzi (Richards) and Ultraviolet (Malton) galloped a nice 1000m in 1:01.1, the last 600m in 35.7.  Snow Charm (Du Plessis) and Triaction (Castano) did similar work, recording 1:01.2 and 35.6.  Summalucky (Malton) and Geppetto’s Girl (Richards) were on terms throughout 1000m in 1:02.7, the last 600m in 37.0.  Arite Guru (Dell) galloped 1000m in 1:05.1, finishing in 38.0 for the final 600m.  Cheeky Boy (Kaleem) galloped the last 600m of 800m in 39.5.
Wed 2nd Dec, 2015
Shuka enhanced his chances to take out a third Group 1 Captain Cook Stakes with a stylish gallop this morning.
 
Paired with stablemate Palace Rock (Richards), Shuka (Du Plessis) galloped keenly throughout 1000m in 1:01.0, finishing his work off strongly to record 36.2 for the last 600m.   Shuka’s record in Group and Listed races is outstanding and a third Captain Cook Stakes win would be just reward for such a genuine racehorse.   Palace Rock will accompany Shuka to Trentham, the Fastnet Rock mare close to a win after two handy placings this time in.
 
Counties Bowl runner-up Statham (Wenn)  galloped well as usual, timed to run 1000m in 1:02.0 and finishing in 35.0 for the final 600m.  Both his second placings this campaign have been excellent and he looks in great order to go one better in the Concorde on Saturday.
 
Deane Martin (Mallesh) paceworked one round then galloped 1000m in 1:05.2, the 600m in 39.0.  Sierra Beel (Singh) galloped post to post (1600m) in 1:50.0, the last 600m in 41.8.  Geppetto’s Girl (Du Plessis) did nice solo work, completing 1000m in 1:01.0, the 600m in 36.1.  Ultraviolet (Castano) and Vavasour (Malton) returned 1:03.1 for 1000m, the final 600m in 37.0.  Marciano (Castano) galloped 800m in 54.6, the 600m in 39.0 and Joy Of Life (Du Plessis) was given an easy 1000m which she ran in 1:10.0, the 600m in 41.5.
Thu 26th Nov, 2015
Dragon Dancer enhanced his Ellerslie chances with another smart gallop this morning.
 
Looking very bright, Dragon Dancer (Kiran) galloped 1000m accompanied by Street Wars (Tauseef) completing the distance in 1:02.8, the final 600m in 35.8.  By O’Reilly, Dragon Dancer has looked well above average to date and has a good chance to make it three wins on end when he lines up on Saturday.  Dukedom (Wilson), who also galloped well on Tuesday, was let off with a quiet 800m today which he completed in 57.0, the 600m in 41.5.  Gravano, another promising runner accepted for the 3yo event, paceworked one easy round then stepped up to half pace for the second.
 
It Has To Be You (Cooksley) worked from the 1200m, quickening to run the 1000m in 1:02.5 and final 600m in 36.8.  Ronchi (Mallesh) and Sir Sava (Kaleem) galloped 1000m together in 1:02.0, finishing well to record 36.8 for the last 600m.  Highbrook (Wilson), who has drawn very wide in his event, galloped 800m in 52.5, the 600m in 37.9.   Geppetto’s Girl (Malton) ran a nice solo 1000m in 1:02.2, the concluding 600m in 36.8.  Matre Dee (Kaleem) and Society Princess (Mallesh) galloped 1000m in 1.03.0, home in 38.0.
Wed 25th Nov, 2015
The Williams/Richards stable produced Vavasour to score a stunning win in last Saturday’s Group 3 Counties Cup.  The richly bred mare came with a huge finishing run to take out the Group 3 event and looks in for a lucrative summer.  The stable also saddled up Palace Rock who ran home strongly to finish third, beaten a neck and head, in the R65 1400m.  The Lucock/Gillespie trained Statham put in another brave effort when finishing second in the Listed Counties Bowl.
 
Top sprinter Natuzzi kicks off his new campaign this Friday at Otaki in the Levin Stakes and he galloped soundly this morning with co-trainer Paul Richards in the saddle.
 
Galloping solo, Natuzzi cruised through 1000m which he completed in 1:05.7, under a good hold at the finish to record 38.5 for the last 600m.  Winner of nine races, Natuzzi has a great record in Group and Listed company and races well fresh. 
 
Dragon Dancer (Kiran) and Street Wars (Tauseef) produced nice work when galloping 1000m in 1:02.0, the last 600m in 35.2.  The Wallace trained Dragon Dancer has looked smart putting together a brace of wins and is entered for the Listed 3yo event at Ellerslie.   Race rival Dukedom (Hapeta) and Highbrook (Wilson) galloped 1000m together in 1:01.1, the 600m in 36.0.  The Steven Cole trained pair are both heading to Ellerslie, Dukedom to contest the 3yo race and Highbrook the Maiden 1400m.   Gravano (Du Plessis) was always travelling well alongside Marciano (Castano) when completing 1000m in 1:03.3, the final 600m in 36.5.  Gravano is another entered for the Trevor Eagle Memorial while Marciano runs in the R65 1600m.
 
It Has To Be You (Cooksley) and Cheeky Boy (Kiran) galloped 1000m together in 1:05.2, the concluding 600m in 38.4.  Both are entered for the Eagle Technology Stakes as is All The Way (Kaleem) who galloped 1200m in 1:24.0, the final 600m in 40.0.  Last start winner Ronchi (Mallesh) galloped 1000m with Sir Sava (Tauseef) completing the journey in 1:04.8, the concluding 600m in 38.5.   Resuming on Saturday, Belial (Hapeta) galloped 800m in 54.0, the 600m in 38.6.
 
Good Caring (Tauseef) and Ifra Dancer (Mallesh) ran 1000m together in 1:03.0, the 600m in 36.0,  Whoppers (Jamarl) and Ultimate Image (Singh) went 1000m in 1:02.0, the 600m in 37.0 and Shezhardtocatch (Tauseef) ran 1000m in 1:05.0, the last 600m in 37.0. Splendido (Kaleem) and a Sebring gelding (Cooksley) worked strongly over 1000m in 1:04.6, the 600m in 37.5.  Valiant Mate (Cooksley) and Head Office (Mallesh) galloped 1000m in 1:04.8, finishing in 38.6 for the last 600m.
Thu 19th Nov, 2015
Vavasour recorded a smart final trial for her Counties Cup mission on Saturday.
 
Galloping in company with All The Way (Kaleem), Vavasour (Du Plessis) strode over 1000m in 1:00.7, timed to run the last 600m in 36.0.    Race rival Deane Martin (Kiran) paceworked one round then galloped 1000m, returning 1:07.2 for the journey, the last 600m in 38.5.
 
Fast Dragon (Tauseef) and First Of A Kind (Kiran) had plenty of pace on over 800m in 49.8, the 600m in 35.7.  Ultraviolet (Richards) galloped well once again, running 800m with Palace Rock (Castano) in a time of 52.0, the last 600m in 36.8.  Chateau Fionn (Wilson) did nice solo work, galloping 800m in 50.2, the 600m in 36.1.  Geppetto’s Girl (Malton) and Gravano (Du Plessis) were paired over 800m which they completed in 51.0, the 600m in 37.0.  Dragon Dancer (Kaleem) was not after time when running 1000m in 1:15.7, the final 600m in 43.7.
Tue 17th Nov, 2015
Vavasour and Statham were among several Avondale hopefuls who worked up stylishly today.
 
Preparing for the Counties Cup, Vavasour (Du Plessis) galloped 1000m with It Has To Be You (Mallesh) cutting out 1000m in 1:00.9, the final 600m in 36.5.  From the Williams/Richards barn, Vavasour has weighed in at all bar one of her fourteen career starts and looks in great order to contest Saturday’s Group 3 event.
 
The Lucock/Gillesie trained pair Statham (Wenn) and Gold ‘N Mac (Dell) produced impressive work when galloping 1000m in 1:00.5, both going to the line strongly to finish in 35.8 for the last 600m.  Statham put in a terrific effort when finishing a game second freshup back in October and is nominated for the Listed Counties Bowl at Avondale while Gold ‘N Mac, who caught the eye with his effort this morning, has an entry for the R65 1400m.
 
Deane Martin (Kiran) galloped 1600m, timed to run the 1200m in 1:27.2, 1000m in 1:10.3 and last 600m in 40.0.  Ultraviolet (Du Plessis) just shaded Palace Rock (Castano) at the completion of 1000m in 1:00.0, the concluding 600m in 35.1.  Talented pair Ultraviolet and Palace Rock look to have trained on well since their last outings which yielded a game third at Trentham for Ultraviolet and second placing at Ellerslie for Palace Rock.   Smart work was recorded by Fast Dragon (Mahesh) and Cheeky Boy (Tauseef) who were paired over 1000m in 1:03.0, the 600m in 35.8.  Geppetto’s Girl (Richards) and Summalucky (Malton) galloped 1000m, returning 1:03.3, the last 600m in 37.0.
 
Highbrook (Wilson) and Dukedom (Hapeta) matched strides over 1000m in 1.00.0, the last 600m in 35.7, nice work by both.  Costa Bravo (Innes) and Mackintosh (Wenn) also worked well, galloping 1000m in 1:04.0, the 600m in 36.1.  Icecold (Cooksley) and a Sebring gelding (Kiran) galloped 1000m in 1:02.3, the 600m in 37.0 and Supermatic (Evans) and Lulu travelled 1000m together in 1:05.6, the final 600m in 37.2.  First Of A Kind (Cooksley) and Good Caring (Mahesh) galloped 1000m in 1:01.8, the 600m in 37.5.  Valiant Mate (Cooksley) and Society Princess (Kiran) cut out 1000m in 1:05.7, the final 600m in 38.7 and Shezhardtocatch (Kaleem) ran an easy 1000m in 1:12.2, the 600m in 43.5.
 
Belial (Hapeta) galloped a solo 800m in 50.2, the 600m in 36.5 and Natuzzi (Richards) ran an easy 800m in 53.0, the 600m in 39.2.  Fillies by Lope de Vega (Malton) and Shocking (Richards) worked 800m in 58.0, the 600m in 41.0.     
Wed 4th Nov, 2015
Dragon Dancer galloped pleasingly today ahead of his trip south to contest the 2000 Guineas.
 
Sent 1000m in company with stablemate Street Wars (Kiran), Dragon Dancer (Wall) looked to be enjoying his work when recording 1:07.0 for the distance, finishing in 37.0 for the final 600m.  An O’Reilly colt trained by Bruce Wallace, Dragon Dancer has impressed with two strong wins this campaign, the most recent at Ellerslie ten days ago over 1400m.
 
Entered for Te Rapa on Saturday, Gravano (Castano) produced smart work when galloping with Marciano (Du Plessis), the pair reeling off 1000m  in 1:02.8, the 800m in 49.0 and last 600m in 36.3.  Gravano ran home strongly when resuming at Ellerslie and Saturday’s step up to 1600m should see him very competitive.  Another Te Rapa runner Zucchero (Malton) sprinted 600m with a Tavistock gelding (Du Plessis) in 37.7.  Zucchero’s freshup run for second was sound and he looks close to his maiden win.
 
Looking in great order after their trip south to Trentham where both produced top runs,  Shuka (Du Plessis) and Ultraviolet (Castano) galloped 1000m together this morning, clocking 1:02.3 for the journey, the last 600m in 36.5.  Lonely Boy (Mahesh) and All The Way (Kiran) worked nicely together over 1200m in 1:20.0, the 1000m in 1:04.6 and 600m in 36.4.  Sir Sava (Mallesh) and Shezhardtocatch (Tauseef) galloped well, the duo returning 1:02.0 for 1000m, speeding over the last 600m in 35.0.  Also running time were Icecold (Mahesh) and a Sebring gelding (Kaleem) who recorded 1:02.0 and 35.2 for 1000m.
 
Fast Dragon (Wall) and Cheeky Boy (Tauseef) ran 1000m together in 1:07.8, the 600m in 36.8 and Summalucky (Malton) produced nice solo work when galloping 1000m in 1:03.2, the last 600m in 37.3.  Lulu (Dell) and a Librettist gelding (Evans) galloped 1000m in 1:08.0, the 600m in 37.4 and Messua (Mallesh) and Maytra Dee (Kiran) clocked 1:07.0 for 1000m, the last 600m in 37.0.  High Finance (Mahesh) and Society Princess (Kaleem) returned 1:06.5 for 1000m, the 600m in 38.0.
 
Natuzzi (Richards) was keen over 800m in 51.6, the 600m in 36.0 and Snow Charm (Malton) galloped 800m on her own, recording 52.0, the 600m in 36.0.  Belial (Hapeta) ran 800m in 52.8, the 600m in 37.5 and Nelson Park (Hopgood) ran an easy 800m in 56.0, the 600m in 40.4.
Thu 22nd Oct, 2015
Shuka and Vavasour looked in great heart this morning when completing their preparation for Saturday’s racing.
 
Shuka (Wilson) and Vavasour (Castano) reeled off 1000m in 1:01.8, the 600m in 36.0, co-trainer Peter Williams very happy with the work by both.  Also in excellent form was Ultraviolet who trialled up nicely three weeks ago and runs in the R85 1200m at Trentham.  Ultraviolet (Wilson) was always travelling well with Emily Monk (Castano), returning 1:05.0 for 1000m, the last 600m in 36.0.
 
It Has To Be You (Cooksley) and Ifra Dancer (Kiran) strode over 1200m together in 1:18.0, the 1000m in 1:03.0 and final 600m in 37.3.  Dragon Dancer (Mahesh) who recorded a stylish win at Whangarei three weeks ago, was accompanied by Cheeky Boy (Kiran), the pair galloping 1200m, timed to run the 1000m in 1:15.5, the 600m in 43.0.
 
Zucchero (Richards) galloped well once again, cutting out 800m with Geppetto’s Girl (Du Plessis) in 48.4, the 600m in 36.4 while Chateau Fionn (Magorrian) ran a smart solo 800m in 49.0, the 600m in 36.4.  Gravano (Richards) and Marciano (Malton) galloped 800m in 50.3, the 600m in 37.4, both going to the line under a good hold.  Gravano resumes at Ellerslie where he won his maiden back in June while Marciano begins a new campaign at Waikato on Monday as does Sierra Beel (Jamarl) who galloped 1600m, timed to run the 1000m in 1:01.4, the final 600m in 37.2.  Ellerslie entrant Bliss Street (Wenn) ran an easy 600m in 42.0.
 

Splendido (Cooksley) and High Finance (Kiran) galloped 1000m in 1:10.6, the last 600m in 40.7 and Sheradream (Wenn) was quick over 800m in 48.0, the 600m in 35.0.  Stryda (Wenn) ran 800m in 53.0, the 600m in 38.0 and geldings by Coat’s Choice (Castano) and Tavistock (Malton) galloped 600m in 38.7.

Tue 20th Oct, 2015
Shuka gets another crack at Group I glory when he travels to Trentham for the re-located and rescheduled Windsor Park Plate.
 
With co-trainer Paul Richards in the saddle, Shuka worked alongside Vavasour (Castano), the pair galloping 1000m in 1:01.0, the last 600m in 36.2.  Twice winner of the Group 1 Captain Cook Stakes over Saturday’s distance of 1600m, Shuka commenced his current campaign with a pleasing second at Whangarei six weeks ago.  Vavasour is entered for Ellerslie and with two runs under her belt, looks sure to be competitive when she steps out on Saturday.  Accompanying Shuka South and beginning a new campaign is Ultraviolet, another who has Trentham form with a smart third placing in the Douro Cup last season.  Ultraviolet (Du Plessis) galloped with stablemate Emily Monk (Castano), the duo producing sound work with 1000m in 1:03.1, the final 600m in 35.9.
 
Ellerslie candidates Gold ‘N Mac (Dell) and Counting House (Wenn) impressed in their work, running 1000m in 1:00.9, hitting the line well to record 35.6 for the last 600m.  Chateau Fionn (Jones) galloped a solo 1000m in 1:02.6, the 600m in 36.5.  Street Wars (Mahesh) and Dragon Dancer (Kiran) began quietly from the 1000m, completing the distance in 1:07.4, the last 600m in 35.6.  Gravano (Castano) and Marciano (Malton) ran easily through 1000m in 52.0, the 600m in 38.5. Triaction (Castano), who is entered for Waipa on Friday and Zucchero (Richards) sped over 800m together in 47.5, the 600m in 35.3.  It Has To Be You (Cooksley) started in arrears of Just Call Me Marg (Kaleem) but the pair were together at the finish of 1200m in 1:17.0, the 1000m in 1:02.5 and 600m in 37.5.
 
Deane Martin (Mahesh) galloped 1200m, covering the distance in 1:24.0, the 1000m in 1:08.0 and 600m in 41.0.  Ronchi (Mahesh) and First Of A Kind (Kaleem) caught the eye with 1000m in 1:00.0, the 600m in 35.0 and Palace Rock (Richards) and Geppetto’s Girl (Castano) galloped 1000m stylishly in 1:02.6, the last 600m in 35.0.   Whoppers (Jamarl) and Elegant Lad (Singh) galloped 1000m in 1:02.8, the 600m in 35.7.  Head Office (Cooksley) and a Sebring gelding (Mahesh) galloped 1000m in 1:02.4, the 600m in 36.4 and Good Caring (Mahesh) and Sir Sava (Kaleem) ran their 1000m in 1:03.8, the 600m in 36.9.  Society Princess (Mahesh) and Messua (Kaleem) galloped 1000m in 1:03.2, the 600m in 38.5.
 
Just Call Me Maina (Jamarl) and Right Said Fred (Singh) galloped 1600m, timed to run the 1000m in 1:04.2 and last 600m in 38.7.  Fast Dragon (Mahesh) galloped 1000m on his own in 1:08.1, the 600m in 40.5 and Special Duke (Richards) was not hurried when galloping 1000m in 1:07.9, the last 600m in 41.0.  Fillies by Rip Van Winkle (Castano) and Sepoy (Richards) breezed 600m in 36.5.
Fri 16th Oct, 2015
Rotorua acceptor All The Way produced a solid final trial this morning.
 
Galloping 1200m, All The Way (Kaleem) and stablemate Just Call Me Marg (Kiran) kept up a strong pace throughout the journey to record 1:16.8, the 1000m in 1:02.0, the final 600m in 36.0.  All The Way lines up in the Open 1950m following a good freshup third over 1400m at Whangarei.
 
Class mares Vavasour (Castano) and Palace Rock (Wilson) impressed with their gallop, the duo completing 1000m in 1:02.4, the last 600m in 36.3.  Zucchero (Malton) was keen when galloping with Caprikosa (Richards), the pair running 1000m in 1:01.5, the final 600m in 36.3.  Recent trial winner Summalucky (Wilson) and Geppetto’s Girl (Castano) galloped 1000m together in 1:06.0, finishing strongly to record 36.5 for the last 600m and Snow Charm (Richards) produced nice work once again, clocking 1:01.7 for 1000m, the 600m in 37.0.  Gravano (Richards) and Marciano (Malton) were well held over 1000m in 1:07.7, the 600m in 39.0.
 
Triaction (Castano) and Parisdotcon (Wilson) galloped 800m in 49.3, the 600m in 36.0 and Counting House (Wenn) returned 54.3 for 800m, the 600m in 38.5.  Sonorous (Wenn) galloped an easy 600m in 43.0.
 
Shuka and Ultraviolet galloped between races at Avondale midweek, the pair pleasing co-trainer with their hit-out.  Shuka heads to Wellington to contest the rescheduled Windsor Park Plate in ten days time while Ultraviolet will race at Ellerslie on Melbourne Cup day.
Tue 13th Oct, 2015

he Wallace trained pair Lonely Boy and All The Way showed up well in training this morning.

 
Galloping 1200m, Lonely Boy (Kaleem) and All The Way (Kiran) strode through the journey in 1:19.0, the 1000m in 1:02.3 and concluding 600m in 36.4.  Both were placed in their resuming runs and are nominated for Saturday’s Rotorua meeting with Lonely Boy also holding a nomination for Tauranga on Friday.
 
Snow Charm (Wilson) caught the eye with impressive solo work over 1000m in 1:00.0, the 600m in 35.2 and Dragon Dancer (Mahesh) and Street Wars (Kiran) also produced smart work, reeling off 1000m in 1:02.0, the final 600m in 35.7.  It Has To Be You (Mahesh) and Just Call Me Marg (Kaleem) were paired over 1000m in 1:03.8, the 600m in 35.8 and Society Princess (Tauseef) and Messua (Kiran) galloped 1000m in 1:06.0, the final 600m in 36.0.
 
Gravano (Richards) and Marciano (Malton) matched strides over 1000m in 1:04.6, the 600m in 37.0 and Head Office (Mahesh) and a Sebring gelding (Tauseef) galloped 1000m together in 1:04.5, finishing in 37.3 for the last 600m.   Sir Sava (Mahesh) and Good Caring (Kaleem) ran their 1000m in 1:04.0, the 600m in 38.0 and Ronchi (Kiran) and First Of A Kind (Tauseef) completed 1000m in 1:06.0, the 600m in 38.0.  Zucchero (Malton) galloped easily over 1000m in 1:07.0, the concluding 600m in 39.0 and a Volksraad filly (Narpat) ran a quiet 1000m in 1:11.0 and 42.5.
 
Palace Rock (Castano) cut out 800m in 47.9, the 600m in 35.8 and Chateau Fionn (Jones) galloped 800m in 53.1, the 600m in 39.2.  Fast Dragon (Mahesh) was timed to run 600m in 37.9 and Pheroz Flame (Wenn) galloped a comfortable 600m in 39.0.  Natuzzi (Richards), who looks in tremendous order after his break, breezed 600m in 38.8. 
Tue 6th Oct, 2015
The Scott Lucock/Sally Gillespie trained Statham and Gold ‘N Mac were in sparkling form this morning.
 
Entered for Saturday’s Matamata meeting, Statham (Wenn) and Gold ‘N Mac (Dell) matched strides throughout 1000m which they completed in 1:02.0, finishing their work off well to record 35.4 for the final 600m.  Statham resumes after a lengthy break but has trialled twice recently, his most recent effort an easy win at the Avondale trials over 1000m.   Gold ‘N Mac commenced his campaign three weeks ago and should strip fitter for that run.  Another from the Lucock/Gillespie stable who caught the eye was Stryda (Wenn) who galloped a solo 800m in 48.9, the 600m in 35.1, smart work by the half-sister to Statham who appears to be improving with every gallop.
 
Deane Martin (Mahesh) is entered for the Matamata Cup and he worked quietly over 1600m, timed to run the 1000m in 1:13.0, the last 600m in 42.3.  Arite Guru (Moki) strode over 1200m, completing the 1000m in 1:03.5, the final 600m in 37.4.
 
Ultimate Image (Jamarl) and Whopper’s (Singh) looked to be relishing their work when galloping 1000m in 1:05.0, going to the line nicely to finish in 35.0 for the concluding 600m.  Shuka (Wilson) and Snow Charm (Richards) galloped 1000m together in 1:01.7, the 600m in 35.5, excellent work by the pair.
 
From Steven Cole’s barn, Dukedom (Jones) galloped 800m stylishly in 48.8, the 600m in 36.1 and Red Eye Flyer (Jones) ran an easy 600m in 42.4.
Thu 1st Oct, 2015

 The Wallace stable were to the fore at Whangarei yesterday with a winner and several placegetters.    Freshup runner Dragon Dancer looked the part in the birdcage and was impressive when taking out the Maiden 1200m in the hands of Mark Hills.  By O’Reilly, Dragon Dancer only had a couple of runs at two, finishing fourth in the Champagne Stakes.  He holds a nomination for the 2000 Guineas in November, his win yesterday seeing his price plummet in the Guineas market.

 
Shuka (Wilson) and Snow Charm (Richards) produced sound work this morning, the duo cutting out 1000m in 1:01.3, the final 600m in 36.0.  Gold ‘N Mac (Wenn) also galloped stylishly, working quietly away from the 1000m, picking up speed to complete the journey in 1:10.8, the last 600m in 35.5.  Messua (Mallesh) and Society Princess(Kaleem) galloped 1000mm together in 1:09.8, the 600m in 39.7.
 
Triaction (Castano) and Parisdotcon (Malton) went together over 800m in 48.0, the 600m in 35.3 and Edward (Wilson) and Symphonic (Richards) ran 800m in 48.0, the 600m in 35.5.
Thu 24th Sep, 2015
Vavasour did her Ellerslie chances no harm with an impressive gallop this morning.
 
 Vavasour (Castano) worked with stablemate Shuka, the duo quick through 800m in 48.8, fog preventing timing of the 600m.   The step up to 1600m on Saturday should suit Vavasour although the heavy ground could be of some concern.   Chateau Fionn (Jones) galloped an easy 800m in 56.3, the 600m in 41.5.  He has won in the wet and tackles the R65 1400m.
 
Dragon Dancer (Mahesh) galloped 1200m in 1:22.0, 1000m in 1:04 and concluding 600m in 36.0, fine work on his own.  Lonely Boy (Kaleem) and Cheeky Boy (Karan) ran 1200m together in 1:21.0, 1000m in 1:03.7 and last 600m in 37.0.  Ice Cold (Cooksley) and Splendido (Kaleem) galloped 1000m in 1:02.0, the 600m in 37.0 and Just Call Me Marg (Cooksley) and High Finance (Kaleem) returned 1:06.0 and 38.0 for the same journey.  Matre Dee (Kaleem) and Messua (Cooksley) completed 1000m in 1:08.0, the last 600m in 38.0 and Head Office (Kaleem) and a Sebring gelding (Mallesh) ran a quiet 1000m in 1:12.0, the 600m in 40.0.
 
Palace Rock (Wilson) and Triaction (Castano) turned in nice work when galloping 800m in 49.5, the 600m in 35.8 and Emily Monk (Castano) and Ultraviolet (Wilson) completed 800m in 51.1, the 600m in 36.8.  Gravano (Richards) and Marciano (Malton) galloped 800m in 50.8, the 600m in 37.5.  Summalucky (Wilson) and Capriosa (Castano) galloped 600m in 36.1 and Edward (Richards) and Zucchero (Malton) also completed 600m in 36.1.  First Of A Kind (Kaleem) and Sir Sava (Mahesh) ran 600m in 37.0.
Wed 23rd Sep, 2015
Congratulations to Chris Dell and Harmony Moki, both saluting the judge at Avondale last Saturday.  Chris resumed riding recently after a bad fall at Ruakaka while Harmony has returned to riding after a lengthy spell away.
 
Vavasour, preparing for Ellerslie on Saturday, turned in a pleasing gallop this morning.
 
Vavasour (Castano) was paired with Shuka (Wilson) over 1000m which they completed in 1:02.1, coming home in 37.0 for the last 600m.  Vavasour resumed on a very good note when finishing second at Whangarei ten days ago and has excellent Ellerslie form.  After missing a run at Hastings, Shuka will now gallop between races at Ellerslie on Saturday after which his trainers will decide on a start in the Livamol or a trip South to Wellington for the rescheduled Windsor Park Plate.
 
Bliss Street (Dell) galloped on her own over 800m in 50.1, the 600m in 36.2.  The lightly raced Faltaat mare won a trial comfortably at Waipa recently and is entered for the Maiden 1100m at Ellerslie.  Abit Of Blitz (Hopgood) and a Don Eduardo gelding (Evans) worked away from the 1200m mark, returning 1:09.4 for the 1000m and concluding 600m in 39.4.  Abit Of Blitz ran home nicely when freshup at Te Rapa and is entered for Te Aroha on Friday.
 
It Has To Be You (Mahesh) galloped 1200m with Cheeky Boy (Karan), the pair returning 1:21.0 for the journey, 1000m in 1:05.0 and last 600m in 36.6.  All The Way (Karan) covered the same distance in 1:21.0, 1000m in 1:05.0 and 600m in 38.0.
 
Ice Cold (Cooksley) and Splendido (Mahesh) had pace on over 1000m in 1:02.0, the 600m in 36.0 and Dragon Dancer (Mahesh) returned 1:07.0 for 1000m, the 600m in 36.6.  Lonely Boy (Karan) and Messua (Mallesh) went together over 1000m in 1:09.0, the last 600m in 38.0 and Head Office (Kaleem) and a Sebring gelding (Karan) completed 1000m in 1:10.0, the 600m in 38.0.  Ifra Dancer (Cooksley) and Good Caring (Mahesh) galloped 1000m in 1:06.5, the 600m in 38.4 and a gelding by Thewayyouare (Arbery) ran 1000m in 1:09.8, the 600m in 38.4.  High Finance (Kaleem) and Just Call Me Marg (Mallesh) galloped 1000m together in 1:11.0, the final 600m in 39.0 and Street Wars (Cooksley) ran a solo 1000m in 1:06.0 and 40.0.  Bountiful (Kaleem) galloped 1000m at three-quarter pace in 1:18.0, the 600m in 44.0.
 
Statham (Wenn) appeared to be travelling easily when returning 49.3 for 800m, the 600m in 34.7.  Summalucky (Wilson) shaded Geppetto’s Girl (Malton) at the finish of 800m in 49.4, the 600m in 36.3 and Symphonic (Richards) and Capriosa (Castano) were timed to run 800m in 49.0, the 600m in 36.4.   Palace Rock (Richards) and Belvedere (Castano) matched strides over 800m in 49.4, the 600m in 36.4.  Dukedom (Jones) and a Hitchinbrook gelding (Hopgood) ran 800m in 50.4, the 600m in 36.0 and Stryda (Wenn) and Sheradream (Dell) galloped 800m together in 50.9, the 600m in 36.5.  Ultraviolet (Richards), who looks to be coming to hand well, galloped 800m with Emily Monk (Castano), the pair clocking 49.4, the 600m in 37.0.  Marciano (Malton) and Gravano (Wilson) were paired over 800m which they completed in 52.3, the 600m in 38.3.
 
Zucchero (Richards) and Edward (Castano) galloped 600m in 36.4 and Fast Dragon (Mahesh) breezed 600m in 42.0.  Triaction (Wilson) and a Sebring filly (Malton) ran an easy 600m in 43.0 and Sir Sava (Mahesh) three-quarter paced 600m in 45.0.  First Of A Kind (Mallesh) and Ronchi (Karan) did similar work, recording 46.0.
Thu 17th Sep, 2015
Shuka’s pleasing work today ensured a run for the horse in the Group 1 feature at Hastings on Saturday.
 
Sent 1000m, Shuka (Wilson) galloped with Emily Monk (Castano), the duo completing the journey in 1:02.0, coming home with ease in 36.2.  Twice a winner at Group 1 level, Shuka acquitted himself well at last year’s Hastings carnival and the forecast showers would be a help rather than a hindrance to the horse.
 
Snow Charm (Wilson) impressed with her 800m gallop in 49.0, the 600m in 36.0.  A previous winner at Avondale, Snow Charm has drawn badly on Saturday but looks fit and bright.  Parisdotcon (Castano) and Ultraviolet (Wilson) also produced nice work, the pair galloping 800m in 49.8, the 600m in 36.5.  Sierra Beel (Singh) and Elegant Lad (Jamarl) worked well together over 800m in  50.5, the 600m in 36.6.   Special Duke, who takes very good form into the Maiden 1400m at Avondale, was schooled over the logs this morning.
 
Stryda (Wenn) galloped 800m in 51.7, the last 600m in 36.8 and stablemate Sheradream (Wenn) was keen when galloping 600m in 38.6.  Gravano (Wilson) and Marciano (Castano) ran an easy 600m in 40.2. 
Wed 16th Sep, 2015
There were some smart gallops recorded by runners nominated for Avondale on Saturday.
 
Entered for the Listed Karaka Classic, Deane Martin (Tauseef) galloped 1200m with Ifra Dancer (Mahesh), the Wallace trained pair clocking 1:22.0 for the journey, the 1000m in 1:05.9 and concluding 600m in 37.8.  Gold ‘N Mac (Dell) and Counting House (Arbery) matched strides over 1000m in 1:00.5, the 600m in 35.9, nice work by both horses.  Snow Charm (Wilson) galloped 1000m solo, returning 1:03.8, the final 600m in 36.5 and  Eezemoova (Evans) and Lonely Boy (Karan) were paired over 1000m which they completed in 1:05.3, the 600m in 37.5.  Britt Ekland (Castano) and Parisdotcon (Wilson) were quick over 800m in 48.7, the 600m in 35.8.
 
Alleyoop (Innes) produced nice work when galloping 1000m in 1:02.5, the last 600m in 35.3.  The James Bridge trained mare heads to Melbourne mid-week where she will contest a R90 F & M event at Caulfield on Saturday.
 
Possible Windsor Park Plate runner Shuka looked bright today after his game run at Whangarei last Saturday.  Carrying a big weight and covering extra ground, Shuka ran home well to finish second in the Open 1200m, co-trainer Peter Williams undecided as yet on a start for Shuka at Hastings.
 
All The Way (Tauseef) galloped 1200m in 1:24.0, the 1000m in 1:08.0 and last 600m in 39.8.  Splendido (Cooksley) and a Sebring gelding (Karan) galloped 1000m in 1:02.6, the final 600m in 36.5 while High Finance (Cooksley) and Messua (Mallesh) returned 1:01.6 for 1000m, the 600m in 36.9.  Head Office (Karan) galloped with Good Caring (Mallesh), the duo completing 1000m in 1:07.0, the last 600m in 37.0.  It Has To Be You (Tauseef) and Cheeky Boy (Mahesh) worked 1000m together in 1:07.0, the final 600m in 37.2 and Dragon Dancer (Mahesh) galloped 1000m on his own recording 1:09.3, the last 600m in 39.0.  Street Wars (Karan) went easily through 1000m in 1:10.0, the 600m in 41.0 and Society Princess (Mallesh) and Just Call Me Marg (Tauseef) ran 1000m in 1:13.0, the 600m in 41.0.
 
Emily Monk (Richards) and Ultraviolet (Castano) galloped pleasingly, the pair completing 800m in 48.7, the 600m in 35.5.  Promising pair Gravano (Castano) and Marciano (Malton) had their first gallop in a new campaign, breezing 600m in 40.0  Ronchi (Mahesh) and Sir Sava (Tauseef) galloped 600m in 42.0.  
Thu 10th Sep, 2015
Shuka and Vavasour rounded off their preparation for Saturday racing in pleasing fashion this morning.,
 
Galloping solo, Shuka (Wilson) was under a big hold when running 800m in 50.8, the 600m in 37.0.  Stablemate Vavasour (Castano) was let off with an easy 1000m which she completed in 1:14.0, the 600m in 43.0. Shuka lines up in the Open 1200m with Matt Cameron taking the reins while Vavasour contests the R85 1400m.
 
National Asset (Tauseef) worked well once again, galloping 1000m with Icecold (Cooksley) clocking 1:02.4 for the journey, the final 600m in 36.5.  Grant Cooksley takes the mount on National Asset in the Maiden 3yo 1400m, the Stravinsky filly looking close to a win.
 
Alleyoop (Singh) galloped 1000m in 1:11.4, the  final 600m in 38.6 and Emily Monk (Wilson) and Ultraviolet (Castano) matched strides over 800m in 49.8, the 600m in 36.5.  Stryda (Arbery) ran an easy 600m in 43.0.
 
News this week of a new training partnership with Paul Richards joining the successful husband and wife team of Dawn and Peter Williams.  Richards has a long association with the Williams’ having ridden numerous winners for them when they were all based in the South Island.  Training on his own account, Richards has had good success with a small team including the top sprinter Natuzzi whom he brought with him on his move north to Byerley Park.  Natuzzi and several youngsters will move with Richards to the Williams’ setup in the next couple of weeks.
Tue 8th Sep, 2015
Shuka and Vavasour kick off new campaigns this weekend and both worked up pleasingly this morning.
 
Galloping from the 1000m mark, Shuka (Wilson) and Vavasour (Castano) reeled off the distance in 1:00.4, the concluding 600m in 36.2.   Dual Group 1 winner Shuka looks in great heart to resume racing at the Whangarei meeting as does talented staying mare Vavasour.
 
The Wallace trained National Asset (Cooksley) and Ice Cold (Tauseef) produced nice work, the pair galloping 1000m in 1:04.7, the last 600m in 37.0.  National Asset finished a game second ten days ago at Ruakaka and returns there on Saturday.
 
Others from the Wallace barn to gallop 1000m: Dragon Dancer (Tauseef) 1:07.0, the 600m in 37.0;  Splendido (Cooksley) and High Finance (Karan) 1:03.0/37.4; Maytra Dee (Mallesh) and Messua (Karan) 1:07.4/38.3; It Has To Be You (Cooksley) 1:06.1/39.0; Cheeky Boy (Mallesh) 1:08.0/39.2; Bountiful (Cooksley) 1:06.3/39.8; Society Princess (Karan) and Just Call Me Marg (Mallesh) 1:12.0/39.9; All The Way (Tauseef) 1:09.8/40.0; Deane Martin (Mahesh) 1:08.0/40.3; Street Wars (Tauseef) 1:08.6/40.7; Ifra Dancer (Mallesh) and Good Caring (Karan) 1:11.0/41.0; Lonely Boy (Karan) 1:12.0/42.0; Head Office (Mahesh) and a Sebring gelding (Karan) 1:15.0/43.0.
 
Special Duke (Richards) galloped quietly away from the 1200m mark, not after time when completing 1000m in 1:10.0 and final 600m in 41.5.  A gelding by Sahkee’s Secret (Dell) finished slightly ahead of a Don Eduardo gelding (Udy) at the finish of 1000m in 1:02.7, the last 600m in 35.6.  Geldings by Encosta De Lago (Narpat) and Thewayyouare (Singh) were paired over 1000m in 1:11.0, the 600m in 40.0.
 
Statham (Dell) was in sizzling form when galloping 800m with stablemate Gold ‘N Mac (Arbery) clocking 46.5, the 600m in 34.8.  Equally impressive were Snow Charm (Wilson) and Parisdotcon (Castano) who left 800m behind in 47.1, the 600m in 34.8.  Bliss Street (Dell) was her usual keen self when galloping 800m in 50.4, the 600m in 36.2.
 
Exel (Malton) and an O’Reilly gelding (Richards) looked good galloping 600m in 35.0 and Triaction (Castano) and a Pins filly (Richards) breezed 600m in 37.0.  Ultraviolet (Wilson) and Britt Ekland (Castano)  galloped 600m together in 39.2 and Chateau Fionn (Jones) ran an easy 600m in 42.0. 
Thu 27th Aug, 2015
Deane Martin and It Has To Be You finalised their preparation for the Whangarei meeting in pleasing style this morning.
 
Deane Martin (Mahesh) galloped from the 1600m mark, timed from the 1200m to run the journey in 1:25.0, the 1000m in 1:09.0 and final 600m in 42.0.  He trialled up nicely at Ruakaka a month ago and generally goes well on the course.  It Has To Be You (Mahesh) was paired with Ifra Dancer (Tauseef) over 1200m which they completed in 1:25.0, the 1000m in 1:07.7 and concluding 600m in 39.4. 
 
Zvezda Moya (Kiran) and National Asset (Tauseef) galloped 1000m together, clocking 1:09.3, the last 600m in 38.7.  Zvezda Moya has galloped well this week with the addition of blinkers and she will race in them on Saturday.
 
Dragon Dancer (Tauseef) galloped a solo 1000m in 1:05.8, the 600m in 37.5 and Society Princess (Mahesh) and Just Call Me Marg (Kiran) ran 1000m in 1:05.9, the last 600m in 38.8.  Snow Charm (Wilson) and Parisdotcon (Castano) impressed when running 800m in 48.5, the 600m in 35.8 and Abit Of Blitz (Dell) and a Don Eduardo filly (Evans) galloped 800m in 56.1, the 600m in 39.0.  Miss Mitra (Arbery) galloped 600m in 40.1.
 
Galloping mid-week and entered for Te Aroha on Sunday, Special Duke (Richards) travelled comfortably throughout 1000m in 1:06.0, the 600m in 40.1.  He warrants respect after his last two runs including a close-up second a fortnight ago.
 
Shuka (Wilson) and Vavasour (Johnson) also galloped mid-week, the pair producing excellent work over 1000m in 1:00.0, the 600m in 35.8.
Wed 26th Aug, 2015
Hastings candidate Alleyoop worked up stylishly this morning in preparation for her Saturday mission.
 
Galloping 1000m on her own, Alleyoop (Singh) began quietly at the 1000m, picking up speed to record 1:05.3 for the journey, the last 600m in 35.9, nice work by the mare who is nominated for the Open 1600m on the first day of the Hawkes Bay Carnival.  Deane Martin (Mahesh) was shaded at the finish of 1000m by the lighter weighted Zvezda Moya (Cooksley), the pair completing the distance in 1:01.5 and final 600m in 36.6.  Deane Martin holds nominations for both Whangarei and Hastings as does stablemate It Has To Be You (Cooksley) who galloped in company with National Asset (Mahesh) over 1200m in 1:25.0, the last 600m in 38.5.
 
Preparing for Whangarei, Ultimate Image (Jamarl) and Rio Bound (Kaleem) galloped 1000m together in 1:04.5, the 600m in 36.3 while stablemate Sierra Beel (Jamarl) was quick over 800m in 48.8, the 600m in 35.0.  Both Ultimate Image and Sierra Beel are beginning new campaigns and both are previous winners at Ruakaka.
 
Whoppers (Kaleem) was slightly ahead of Call Me Maina (Jamarl) at the finish of 1000m in 1:02.8, the 600m in 36.2 and Bootyful (Hapeta) paceworked one round then galloped 1200m, timed to run the 1000m in 1:03.3, the concluding 600m in 36.3.  The Keys Within (Udy) and Eezemoova (Dell) produced nice work when galloping 1000m in 1:01.0, the last 600m in 36.8.  Good Caring (Mallesh) and Head Office (Mahesh) galloped 1000m in 1:06.4, the 600m in 37.3 and Messua (Mallesh) and Maytra Dee (Kiran) completed 1000m in 1:06.6, the last 600m in 37.8.  Ice Cold (Cooksley) and High Finance (Mahesh) galloped 1000m in 1:03.7, the last 600m in 38.0.  Dragon Dancer (Cooksley) galloped a solo 1000m in 1:05.2,, the final 600m in 38.1 and Society Princess (Mahesh) and Just Call Me Marg (Mallesh) were paired over 1000m in 1:08.0, the 600m in 38.7.  Splendido (Kiran) and a Sebring gelding (Cooksley) ran 1000m together in 1:05.1, the concluding 600m in 40.0.
 
A Zed filly (Hapeta) and Hitchinbrook gelding (Hopgood) produced smart work when galloping 800m in 52.0, the last 600m in 35.6.  Exel (Castano) and Moselle (Wilson) sped over 800m in 49.9, finishing in 36.3 for the last 600m.  Lonely Boy (Mahesh) galloped 800m in 56.0, the 600m in 41.0.
Wed 19th Aug, 2015
It Has To Be You (Cooksley) and Deane Martin (Wall) produced sound work this morning, galloping 1200m in 1:24.1, the 1000m in 1:06.5 and final 600m in 39.2.  The Bruce Wallace trained pair have the Hawkes Bay Carnival in their sights, It Has To Be You nominated for the Windsor Park Plate and Deane Martin entered for the Livamol Classic.
 
From the Lucock/Gillespie barn, Bliss Street (Gillespie) turned in smart work when galloping a solo 1000m in 1:08.6, the 600m in 36.7.  Stablemate Gold ‘N Mac (Dell) also worked stylishly, completing 800m in 51.7, the 600m in 36.5 while Statham (Dell), who looks big and strong after his lengthy break, breezed 600m in 37.6.
 
High Finance (Mahesh) and Ice Cold (Tauseef) galloped 1000m together in 1:03.0, the last 600m in 36.7 while First Of A Kind (Malesh) and Wadapleasure (Karan) ran 1000m in 1:04.0, the 600m in 37.1.  Maytra Dee (Malesh) and Messua (Karan) worked 1000m together in 1:07.3, the final 600m in 37.6.  Splendido (Cooksley) and a Sebring gelding (Tauseef) recorded 1:04.8 for 1000m, the 600m in 38.0.  Eezemoova (Dell) and Society Princess (Cooksley) galloped 1000m in 1:04.0, the 600m in 38.8.  A Sahkee’s Secret gelding (Dell) ran an easy 1000m in 1:12.2, finishing in 39.1 for the last 600m.
 
Elfee (Wilson) and Pieomie (Castano) matched strides over 800m in 49.3, the 600m in 36.1 and Dragon Dancer (Mahesh) galloped 800m in 49.9, the 600m in 36.2.  Good Caring (Mahesh) and a Zabeel gelding (Tauseef) worked an easy 800m in 59.0, the 600m in 42.0.
 
Snow Charm (Wilson) galloped 600m in 37.1; a Hitchinbrook gelding (Hopgood) 600m in 38.5;  Parisdotcon (Castano) 600m in 41.0; Bountiful (Tauseef) 600m in 41.6; Cheeky Boy (Malesh) 600m in 42.7; Lonely Boy (Mahesh) 600m in 42.7.
Thu 13th Aug, 2015
After smart gallops on Tuesday, Alleyoop and Flower Bomb were allowed quiet workouts today, both paceworking a couple of rounds.  The James Bridge trained Alleyoop needs a scratching to make the field in the Foxbridge Plate but is also accepted for the R85 1600m.  From the Dawn and Peter Williams barn, Flower Bomb is in the field for the Foxbridge where she will have the services of Sam Collett.   The Williams’ are currently in France inspecting yearlings at the Deauville Sales to buy for a stable client to race in Europe.
 
Shane Hapeta has three runners at Te Rapa; Businessman in the R75 2100m and Bootyful and Ice Cool in the R65 2100m.  Businessman (Hapeta) paceworked one round then breezed up the straight while the other two were restricted to pacework.
 
Heading to Avondale on Friday, Chateau Fionn (Jones) galloped 800m midweek, clocking 55.6, the 600m in 38.8.  He looks very well.  Shuka (Bosson) and Vavasour (Castano) also galloped Wednesday, the pair cutting out 800m in 51.5, finishing in 38.0 for the last 600m.
Tue 11th Aug, 2015

 Foxbridge Plate hopefuls Alleyoop and Flower Bombacquitted themselves well in training this morning.

 
Galloping solo, Alleyoop (Narpat) looked to be travelling easily when completing 1000m in 1:03.0, finishing off in 35.1 for the final 600m.  Already the winner of three races at Te Rapa, Alleyoop is also nominated for the R85 1600m.  Flower Bomb (Castano) galloped with Angel Van Haarlem (Wilson), the pair running 800m in 51.5, the last 600m in 37.5.  Flower Bomb has weighed in her last eleven starts, her most recent run yielding a third at Te Rapa a month ago.
 
Businessman (Hapeta) was not after time when galloping 1000m in 1:10.0, the 600m in 41.1.  He is among three from the Hapeta stable nominated for the R65 2100m at Waikato.
 
Entered for Avondale on Friday, First Of A Kind(Cooksley) and Zvezda Moya (Tauseef) produced smart work when galloping 1200m in 1:17.3, the 1000m in 1:02.4 and last 600m in 37.6.  Stablemate Wadapleasure(Cooksley) did similar work recording 1:22.0 for the 1200m, 1000m in 1:06.5 and 600m in 40.0.  
 
Theia (Hapeta) and a Hitchinbrook gelding (Hopgood) worked nicely together over 800m in 52.5, the 600m in 36.5 and Special Duke (Richards), third at Avondale a fortnight ago, ran 800m in 52.7, the 600m in 39.0.
 
Elegant Lad (Muraguri) galloped 1000m in 1:10.0, the final 600m in 38.6 and Moselle (Castano) recorded 1:02.3 for 1000m, the 600m in 40.0.  Bliss Street (Dell) ran a smart 800m in 49.3, the 600m in 35.4.  Eezemoova (Udy) and Abit Of Blitz (Dell) galloped 800m together in 52.0, the 600m in 38.0.  Ultimate Image (Muraguri) galloped 800m, timed to run the 600m in 36.8.
Thu 6th Aug, 2015
Tauranga runner Bootyful completed her preparation in pleasing fashion on a quiet fast work morning.
 
Galloping 1000m, Bootyful (Hapeta) strode through the journey in 1:03.0, going to the line with ears pricked to finish in 36.5 for the final 600m.   Matt Cameron takes the reins on Bootyful in the R65 2100m, the mare looking in great order for her Saturday assignment.
 
Belvedere (Wilson) and Fire Jet (Castano) were given an easy 600m which they completed in 42.5 while stablemates Caprikosa and Symphonic were restricted to pacework.  Both are entered for Te Aroha but unlikely to run due to the heavy track.
Tue 4th Aug, 2015
Byerley Park trainer Shane Hapeta ended the season on a good note with a winner and placegetter at Avondale while Bootyful’s work this morning suggested he could give the stable a winning start to the new season.
 
Ridden by Julie Hapeta, Bootyful paceworked one round then galloped 1000m, completing the journey in 1:03.5, the final 600m in 37.0.  Nominated for Tauranga, Bootyful was an easy winner there a fortnight ago and looks to have trained on well since then.
 
Checkoutthemisses (Costello) was another who paceworked one round then galloped 1000m, clocking 1:02.0 and finishing in 36.7 for the last 600m.   Checkoutthemisses has shown her best form on heavy going and is nominated for the R65 1600m on Saturday.
 
Dawn and Peter Williams have several debut runners entered for both Tauranga and Te Aroha and they all galloped pleasingly today.  Tavistock gelding Fire Jet (Castano) was paired with Flower Bomb (Wilson) over 800m which they galloped in 49.8, the 600m in 36.3.  O’Reilly filly Symphonic (Malton) galloped with Ellie Mae (Wilson), the pair reeling off 800m in 49.0, the last 600m in 36.5.  Shaft gelding Belvedere (Castano) was accompanied by Angel Van Haarlem (Wilson) over 800m, clocking 50.0, the 600m in 37.1.  Angel Van Haarlem made her debut at Whangarei, a run best forgotten after the filly was badly checked in the straight and lost all chance.
 
A smart gallop was recorded by Exel (Malton) and Special Duke (Richards) who sped over 800m in 48.0, the 600m in 35.4.  Chateau Fionn (Jones) ran 800m in 53.5, the last 600m in 39.6 and Theia (Hapeta) galloped an easy 800m in 56.6, the 600m in 42.0.
 
Sierra Beel (Muraguri) galloped 600m in 38.0 and stablemate Ultimate Image (Muraguri) ran 600m in 40.2.  Geldings by Snitzel (Richards) and Tavistock (Waara) in Paul Richards barn, galloped nicely together over 600m in 38.2. 
Tue 28th Jul, 2015
Preparing for Ruakaka on Saturday, talented mare Alleyoop was in outstanding form this morning.
 
Galloping solo, Alleyoop (Singh) worked from the 1000m, completing the journey in 1:04.8, the closing 600m in a very smart 34.4.  Alleyoop scored  back to back wins at Waikato then failed to handle the heavy track in the Tauranga Classic.  Winner of six races, the James Bridge trained mare looks in great order to add to that tally in the R85 1200m.
 
A possible race rival is It Has To Be You (Wall) who also impressed when galloping 1000m with Zvezda Moya (Mahesh), the pair reeling off 1000m in 1:06.0 and final 600m in 36.4.  It Has To Be You resumed his New Zealand racing career with a couple of nice runs back in April and begins another campaign on Saturday.
 
Nominated for Avondale on Friday, Businessman (Hapeta) and Lanzara (Jones) galloped 1000m together in 1:03.1, the last 600m in 36.7 and Bootyful (Hapeta) galloped 1000m in 1:09.6, the final 600m in 40.0.   Another Avondale entrant, Elfee (Wilson) sped over 600m in 35.5.  Elfee finished a game second at Matamata three weeks ago and looks capable of going one better next time out.
Tue 21st Jul, 2015
Britt Ekland and Flower Bomb took time honours with an impressive gallop this morning.
 
Galloping together over 800m, Britt Ekland (Castano) and Flower Bomb (Wilson) reeled off the distance in 47.5, the 600m in 34.9, both finding the line nicely.  Britt Ekland heads North to the Whangarei meeting on Saturday while Flower Bomb’s target is the Foxbridge Plate in mid-August.
 
Deane Martin (Wall) and Ifra Dancer (Mahesh) paceworked one round then galloped 1200m in 1:21.0, the 1000m in 1:06.3 and final 600m in 38.0.  Both head North on Saturday, Deane Martin to resume in the Open 1400m and Ifra Dancer nominated for the Maiden 1600m.
 
Also nominated for Whangarei, Two-year-olds Belvedere (Castano) and Angel Van Haarlem (Wilson) produced smart work when galloping 800m in 49.8, the 600m in 36.9.   Angel Van Haarlem has had two trial wins including one on the Ruakaka track while Belvedere finished second at the trials a fortnight ago.
 
Torrio (Wilson) and Croyde (Castano) were quick over 1000m in 1:01.9, the final 600m in 35.8.  Elegant Lad (Maina) galloped 1000m solo in 1:05.6, the 600m in 37.2 as did It Has To Be You (Wall) who completed 1000m in 1:11.3, the 600m in 41.5.  Classy mare Alleyoop (Narpat) three-quarter paced 1000m in 1:15.2, the last 600m in 43.8.
 
Elfe (Malton) and Exel (Castano) ran 800m together in 50.0, the 600m in 36.8 and Shuka (Wilson) returned 50.0 and 38.2 for 800m.  Call Me Maina (Hopgood) and a Sufficient gelding (Muraguri) galloped 800m in 56.2, the 600m in 39.0 and Vavasour (Castano) was not hurried over 800m in 56.6, the 600m in 40.0.
 
Congratulations to young Byerley Park trainer Steven Cole who saddled up Chateau Fionn to win and Belial to finish second in their respective events at Avondale last Friday.   The Williams’ trained Pieomie provided the quinella when runner-up to Chateau Fionn.
Wed 15th Jul, 2015
Gallops this morning focused mainly on those horses nominated for Avondale on Friday.
 
Ifra Dancer (Mahesh) and Zvezda Moya (Tauseef) galloped together over 1200m in 1:23.0, the 1000m in 1:05.4 and closing 600m in 37.3.  Pieomie (Tomes) and Crossbow (Malton) were paired over 1000m in 1:04.8, the last 600m in 36.2 and Belial (Jones) galloped a solo 1000m in 1:05.7, the 600m in 37.4.
 
Businessman (Hapeta) galloped 1000m at three-quarter pace in 1:14.0, the final 600m in 44.7 and stablemate Ice Cool (Hapeta) did similar work recording 1:14.8 and 45.1.
 
Splendido (Mahesh) and a Sebring gelding (Tauseef) worked well together over 1000m in 1:08.8, the last 600m in 37.8 and Society Princess (Mahesh) and Just Call Me Marg (Tauseef) completed 1000m in 1:13.0, the concluding 600m in 41.0.  It Has To Be You (Mahesh) and Deane Martin (Wall) paceworked one round then galloped 800m in 56.5, the 600m in 40.4.
 
Eezemoova (Pos) ran 600m in 40.4.  Torrio (Tomes) and a half-brother to Flower Bomb by Savabeel (Malton) galloped 600m together in 40.5.  Call Me Maina (Hopgood) and a Sufficient gelding (Muraguri) galloped 600m in 40.8.
 
Looking in great order and preparing for Spring racing, Shuka (Wilson) breezed 400m as did stablemate Vavasour (Castano). 
Thu 9th Jul, 2015

 Sound final trials were recorded this morning by Britt Ekland and Endorsement ahead of their Ruakaka assignments.

 
Trained by Dawn and Peter Williams, Britt Ekland (Wilson) appeared to be relishing her work when speeding over 1000m in 1:00.0, finishing in 35.0 for the last 600m.  A previous winner at Ruakaka, Britt Ekland has had two runs back this campaign and looks ready to show her best.
 
Endorsement (Cooksley) worked well once again, galloping 1000m in 1:07.6, the last 600m in 40.6.  Two-year-olds Matouani (Cooksley) and National Asset (Mahesh) matched strides over 1000m in 1:06.4, the 600m in 38.7.
 
Exel (Castano) and Torrio (Tomes) produced smart work, reeling off 1000m in 1:01.8, the 600m in 36.5 while Bootyful (Hapeta) galloped 1000m in 1:06.2, the final 600m in 40.1.
Tue 7th Jul, 2015

 The Bruce Wallace trained Endorsement looked in great heart this morning for a successful return to Ruakaka on Saturday.

 
Beginning his work at the 1600m mark, Endorsement(Cooksley) strode over the journey in 1:57.0, the 1200m in 1:22.0, 1000m in 1:06.5 and final 600m in 38.5, excellent work on his own.  Endorsement fought hard when taking out the R85 2100m at Ruakaka a fortnight ago and contests a similar race there this weekend, his work this morning suggesting back to back wins would not surprise.  Stablemates Matouani (Cooksley) and National Asset (Wall), both entered for the two-year-old event, produced eye-catching work when galloping 1000m in 1:01.8, the last 600m in 36.3.
 
Deane Martin (Wall) and Ifra Dancer (Cooksley) travelled well together over 1000m in 1:06.0, the 600m in 37.5 and Bootyful (Hapeta) ran 1000m in 1:06.6, the 600m in 38.0.  Splendido (Mahesh) and a Sebring gelding (Tauseef) began quietly at the 1000m which they completed in 1:10.0, coming home in 38.5 for the last 600m.   Messua (Karan) and Maytra Dee (Tauseef) were on terms over 1000m in 1:09.0, the 600m in 39.9.  Businessman (Hapeta) galloped 1000m in 1:11.0, the final 600m in 40.1 while High Finance (Mahesh) and Ice Cold (Malesh) ran 1000m together in 1:16.0, the 600m in 40.6.  Stabikraft (Pos) galloped 1000m in 1:08.3, the last 600m in 41.0 and Just Call Me Marg (Cooksley) and Society Princess (Wall) were paired over 1000m in 1:08.6, the 600m in 41.0. 
 
Werio (Nolan) galloped 800m in 54.8, the 600m in 39.3.  It Has To Be You (Wall) and Justnametheprice(Mahesh) sprinted 600m in 38.8 and Good Caring(Karan) and a Zabeel gelding (Mahesh) ran 600m in 40.8.  Bliss Street (Dell) was hard held over 600m in 43.8.
Tue 30th Jun, 2015

 Stablemates Flower Bomb and Britt Ekland were impressive in training this morning.

 
Both nominated for the Open 1200m at Te Rapa on Saturday, Flower Bomb (Wilson) and Britt Ekland (Castano) worked away from the 1000m mark, the pace on by the 800m which they completed in 47.8, clocking 35.0 for the final 600m.  A previous winner on the Te Rapa course, Flower Bomb finished a closeup fourth at Whangarei a fortnight ago while Britt Ekland has had two runs this campaign and looks ready to reproduce the very good form she showed last campaign.
 
Chateau Fionn (Jones) underlined his weekend prospects with a smart 1000m in 1:03.1, the closing 600m in 36.4.  Chateau Fionn finished a handy third at his last outing and trainer Steven Cole has the son of Shinko King looking in great order.
 
From the Wallace stable who produced Endorsement for a smart win at Whangarei last Saturday, First Of A Kind (Cooksley) and Zvezda Moya (Tauseef) galloped boldly over 1000m in 1:06.8, the last 600m in 38.8.  Matovani (Tauseef) and Ifra Dancer(Mahesh) completed 1000m in 1:09.1, the final 600m in 40.0 and Wadapleasure(Cooksley) galloped a solo 1000m in 1:09.1, the last 600m in 40.9.  Ice Cold (Tauseef) and High Finance (Mahesh) ran an easy 1000m in 1:13.0, the 600m in 43.0 and Society Princess (Malesh) and Just Marg (Tauseef) ran the same distance in 1:17.0, the 600m in 44.0.  Maytra Dee (Mahesh) and Messua (Tauseef) ran 1000m in 1:13.0 and Splendido (Malesh) and a Sebring gelding (Tauseef) completed 1000m in 1:16.0.
 
Exel (Malton) and Torrio (Tomes) were on terms over 800m in 50.4, the 600m in 36.5 as were Elfe (Wilson) and Asteraoike (Castano) who galloped 800m in 50.1, the 600m in 37.0.  Lowrider (Dell) galloped a solo 800m in 51.2, the 600m in 37.3.
 
Croyde (Wilson) and a Tavistock gelding (Castano) clocked 36.0 for 600m and Belvedere (Wilson) and a Tavistock gelding (Malton) returned 37.1 for 600m.  Justnametheprice (Tauseef) and Good Caring (Malesh) ran 600m in 43.4 and It Has To Be You (Cooksley) three-quarter placed 600m in 45.5.
Thu 25th Jun, 2015

 Endorsement completed his preparation for Ruakaka with another solid workout this morning.

 
Ridden by Grant Cooksley who takes the mount on Saturday, Endorsement strode over 1000m in 1:05.5, recording 38.7 for the closing 600m.  From the Wallace barn, Endorsement looks fit and ready for a bold showing in the R85 2100m.  Stablemate National Asset (Tauseef), currently on the ballot in the two-year-old event, galloped 800m in 50.7, the 600m in 36.4.
 
Stabikraft (Dell) galloped a quiet 1000m in 1:13.8, the last 600m in 43.5 and Belial(Jones) ran 800m in 50.8, the 600m in 36.1.  The Dark Knight (Evans), galloped an easy 600m in 41.0.
 
Flower Bomb (Wilson) showed her usual dash when galloping 800m with Parisdotcon(Doran), the pair clocking 50.0, the 600m in 35.7.  Belvedere (Wilson) and a Tavistock gelding (Malton) returned 37.4 for 600m.
Tue 23rd Jun, 2015
Candidates for Whangarei from the in-form stable of Scott Lucock and Sally Gillespie worked up stylishly this morning.
 
Seeking back to back wins on the Ruakaka course, Counting House (Arbery) was travelling strongly at the end of 1000m in 1:07.7, the final 600m in 36.2, very nice solo work.  Stablemate and another last start winner Sheradream (Dell) was quick over 800m in 49.0, the 600m in 34.8.  Counting House steps up in grade and distance on Saturday but looks to have trained on well since his maiden win.  Two-year-old Sheradream is not a big filly but showed courage when winning at Avondale and has placed twice at Ruakaka.   Another from the barn is Miss Mitra (Arbery) who scampered over 800m in 48.2, the 600m in 34.6.  A  half-sister to Statham by Sufficient, Miss Mitra impressed when winning at the recent Avondale trials and makes her debut at Waipa on Sunday.
 
Looking to go one better than his two recent second placings at Ruakaka, Endorsement (Cooksley) galloped 1600m, beginning quietly at the mark to record 1.55.0, the 1000m in 1:07.0, finishing his work off well to record 38.2 for the closing 600m.  National Asset (Maheesh) and Matovani (Cooksley) got through their gallop nicely, recording 1:01.4 for 1000m, the last 600m in 36.8.  Stabikraft (Dell) galloped 1000m in 1:06.2, the final 600m in 38.0.
 
Elegant Lad (Muraguri) and Spiffy Iffie (Chary) sped over 800m in 48.0, the 600m in 35.4 while High Finance (Mahesh) and Ice Cold (Tauseef) ran an easy 800m in 55.7, the 600m in 41.2.  Good Caring (Mahesh) and Zvezda Moya (Tauseef) also galloped a quiet 800m in 56.7, the 600m in 41.4.
 
Belvedere (Wilson) and a Tavistock gelding (Malton) galloped 600m in 38.0 and Maytra Dee (Mahesh) and Messua (Tauseef) returned 42.5 for 600m.  Croyde (Castano) and a Tavistock gelding (Doran) galloped 600m in 43.3 and Society Belle (Mahesh) and Encantada (Tauseef) were timed to run 600m in 43.9.  Deane Martin (Mahesh) three-quarter paced 600m in 44.0 as did Splendido (Tauseef) and a Sebring gelding (Mahesh).
 
Great to have the hard-working and always cheerful Chris Dell back riding work.  Badly injured in a racefall last December, Chris has been working hard at his fitness and hopes to be back race-riding by September.
Wed 10th Jun, 2015
Alleyoop is proving a worthy flag-bearer for the James Bridge stable, the mare taking out the Open 1400m at Te Rapa last Saturday in emphatic fashion.  Raced by James and his father John, Alleyoop made it back to back wins at Te Rapa, taking her career tally to date to six wins for the lightly raced daughter of Thorn Park.
 
Several runners heading to the Whangarei meeting on Saturday, showed up well in training this morning.
 
The Bruce Wallace trained Endorsement (Cooksley) was paired with Ifra Dancer (Tauseef) over 1000m which they completed in 1:02.3, the final 600m in 36.7.   Endorsement won his last start at Ruakaka as did stablemate Keentorule (Cooksley)  who gained his maiden win on the same day and he galloped 1000m solo today, returning 1:05, the last 600m in 38.0.
 
Flower Bomb (Wilson) and Britt Ekland (Castano) travelled well together over 800m in 51.0, the 600m in 36.0, both taking some time to pull up at the end of the gallop.  Belial (Magorrian) galloped on his own over 1000m in 1:05.0, the 600m in 37.0.  Edward (Castano) and Parisdotcon (Wilson) galloped 1000m in 1:07.8, the last 600m in 38.4.  Travel Wise (Tauseef) and First Of A Kind (Mahesh) ran 1000m together in 1:11.0, the concluding 600m in 39.1.  Flicka Of Gold (Cottle) galloped 1000m in 1:05.5, the 600m in 39.5.
 
Spiffy Iffie (Chary) galloped 1000m in 1:07.8, the 600m in 37.4 and Zvezda Moya (Mahesh) and Matovani (Malesh) galloped an easy 1000m in 1:18.0, the 600m in 42.0.  Palace Crown (Kelly) and a Faltaat gelding (Richards) ran a quick 800m in 48.6. the 600m in 36.3.
Thu 4th Jun, 2015
Snow Charm did her Saturday chances no harm with another impressive gallop this morning.
 
Galloping on her own, Snow Charm (Wilson) sped over 800m in an eye-catching 47.0, the last 600m in 35.0.  First on the ballot in the R75 1200m but likely to get a start, Snow Charm would only need to run up to her recent work and handle the track to be very competitive.  Marciano (Malton) worked 800m in 52.8, well held at the line to finish in 38.2 for the last 600m.  With track conditions as they are, his wide draw should not prove too much of a disadvantage.  Another of the Williams’ Te Rapa runners to work stylishly was Emily Monk (Malton) who ran easily through 800m in 54.1, the final 600m in 39.0.
 
Shadowhunter (Arbery) worked boldy over 1200m in 1:18.0, the 1000m in 1:02.1 and concluding 600m in 35.3, excellent work on his own.  Crossbow (Castano) and Bannock (Doran) matched strides over 1000m in 1:04.1, the last 600m in 36.5 and Bootyful (Hapeta) galloped a quiet 1000m in 1:15.0, the 600m in 42.2.
 
A Sufficient filly (Arbery) in the Lucock/Gillespie barn did well to gallop 800m in 48.7, the 600m in 35.9 and Excel (Castano) and a Handsome Ransom filly (Doran) galloped 600m in 50.0, the 600m in 36.6.  
Tue 2nd Jun, 2015
Kudos to trainers Dawn and Peter Williams on producing Gravano to win the two-year-old event at Ellerslie yesterday.  In very testing conditions, Gravano toughed it out in a manner which suggests a bright future for the son of Roc des Cambes. 
 
The Williams’ runners preparing for Te Rapa acquitted themselves well in training today.
 
Emily Monk (Wilson) and Snow Charm (Doran) travelled strongly together over 1000m in 1:02.0, coming home the last 600m in 35.8.  Lightly raced Emily Monk last raced in January but trialled up well recently while Snow Charm should be improved with her resuming run at Whangarei at fortnight ago.
Looking an absolute picture, Marciano (Castano) was given an easy 1000m which he coasted through in 1:15.0, the last 600m in 42.5.  Marciano broke through for a well deserved win over 1400m and looks more than capable of stepping up to the next grade.
 
Last start winner Lonely Boy (Tauseef) and Very Astute (Mahesh) galloped well together over 1200m, the Wallace trained pair timed to run the 1000m in 1:05.0 and concluding 600m in 39.3.  Man Down (Hapeta) and Chateau Fionn (Jones) had pace on throughout 1000m in 1:05.2, the last 600m in 36.5.
 
Spiffy Iffie (Chary) galloped a smart solo 1000m in 1:03.2, the 600m in 35.8 and Counting House (Arbery) also galloped pleasingly, returning 1:04.7 for 1000m, the final 600m in 36.0 ..  Shadowhunter (Arbery) went quietly through the early stages of 1000m, clocking 1:08.0, picking up the pace to finish in 36.3 for the last 600m.  Belial (Jones) and Businessman (Hapeta) strode through 1000m in 1:04.0, the 600m in 36.5.  Crossbow (Malton) ran 1000m in 1:06.4, the 600m in 39.2.
 
Lucretia (Castano) galloped 800m in 53.0, the 600m in 38.6 and Elfe (Wilson) and Angel Van Haarlem (Doran) completed 600m in 37.8.
Thu 28th May, 2015
Britt Ekland rounded off her preparation for Saturday’s Ellerslie meeting with sound work this morning.
 
Galloping with Gravano (Wilson), Britt Ekland (Castano) was under a big hold when galloping 800m in 53.4, the 600m in 37.5.  Britt Ekland looks in excellent order to resume racing and will have the benefit of an apprentice claim with Brendon Hutton taking the mount.  It was encouraging work too by Gravano who makes his debut in the two-year-old event at Ellerslie on Monday.  By Roc des Cambes, Gravano has won a trial and been trial placed and looks fit and ready for a good showing.
 
Parisdotcon (Castano) and Lucretia (Wilson) galloped 800m together in 54.0, the 600m in 36.8 and Snow Charm (Wilson) and Emily Monk (Malton) ran 1000m in 1:02.0, the last 600m in 36.1.  Crossbow (Castano) and Bannock (Doran) galloped 1000m in 1:07.6, the final 600m in 38.0 and Right Said Fred (Muraguri) ran an easy 1000m in 1:14.0, the 600m in 42.0.
Wed 27th May, 2015
Britt Ekland staked her claim for a bold fresh-up showing at Ellerslie with a stylish gallop this morning.
 
Galloping 1000m, Britt Ekland reeled off the distance in 1:01.2, still travelling keenly at the finish to record 35.8 for the final 600m.  Talented at best, three of Britt Ekland’s five wins have come at Ellerslie and although she has yet to encounter a heavy track, has won on slow and trialled up nicely a fortnight ago.
 
Smart work was recorded by Right Said Fred (Muraguri) and Milly May (Chary), the pair strong throughout 1000m in 1:02.1, the last 600m in 35.3.  Also quick were Spiffy Iffie (Muraguri) and Rio Bound (Chary) who galloped 1000m in 1:02.0, the final 600m in 35.5.  Crossbow (Wilson) and Bannock (Castano) travelled 1000m together in 1:05.8, the 600m in 38.0.
 
Two-year-old Gravano (Wilson) galloped 800m with stablemate Pieomie (Castano), both going to the line well to record 51.1, the last 600m in 37.0.  Angel Van Haarlem (Castano) and Elfee (Wilson) galloped 600m in 38.9.
Thu 21st May, 2015
The Wallace stable had good reason to celebrate with three winners at Ruakaka on Wednesday.  Lonely Boy, Keentorule and Bountiful were all successful with another stable runner Endorsement, finishing second in his event.  In the last race of the day, Marciano gained a well deserved win for trainers Dawn and Peter Williams while the Lucock/Gillespie partnership and James Bridge gained placings with their runners.
 
Flower Bomb and Parisdotcon galloped well once again in preparation for their Ellerslie outings.
 
Galloping 800m, Flower Bomb (Castano) and Parisdotcon (Doran) matched strides throughout their work to record 49.4, the 600m in 36.7.  Flower Bomb goes well at Ellerslie and always gives her best but is not a big mare and even with the 2kg claim, still has a decent weight to carry.  Parsidotcon had a blow after her work on Tuesday and her work this morning was excellent.  Stablemates Zucchero (Doran) and Emily Monk (Malton) were also in good form, cutting out 800m in 48.5, the 600m in 36.0.  Zucchero has a difficult draw on Saturday but has the advantage of Opie Bosson on board.  Emily Monk’s recent trial win was sound and she looks forward enough for a good showing.
 
Ronchi (Cooksley) galloped stylishly again, working 1000m with Wadapleasure (Mahesh), the pair returning 1:07.0, the final 600m in 38.6.  Ronchi has drawn well in the Foal Stakes, looks well and is from the in-form Wallace barn.  Sierra Beel (Muraguri) and Milly May (Chary) galloped 800m together in 55.0, the 600m in 39.5.  Bootyful (Hapeta) galloped a quiet 600m in 41.0 while Man Down (Hapeta) ran 600m at three-quarter pace in 45.0.
 
Pieomie (Malton) and Nothinlyker (Castano) produced nice work when galloping 800m in 49.5, the 600m in 36.0 and Britt Ekland (Castano) impressed with a solo 600m in 35.6.
Tue 19th May, 2015
Niki Piki Milo got the conditions to suit when scoring a comprehensive victory in the 3yo 1200m at Te Rapa for trainers Dawn and Peter Williams.   With heavy tracks her forte, Niki Piki Milo will continue her career in Melbourne,  booked to fly there next week where she will join the stable of Robert Smerdon.   Also at Te Rapa, Alleyoop went one better than her two previous second placings with an impressive win in the R75 1400m for trainer James Bridge.
 
With a number of horses heading to the Whangarei Racing Club’s meeting tomorrow, there was not a lot in the way of fast work this morning, members of the Williams’ team nominated for Ellerslie providing the highlights of the session.
 
Flower Bomb (Wilson) was slightly ahead of Parisdotcon (Castano) at the finish of 1000m in 1:02.1, the last 600m in 36.5.  Flower Bomb has not raced for nearly a month but goes well fresh while Parisdotcon won her maiden in convincing fashion on a heavy track at Te Aroha.    Emily Monk (Wilson) and Zucchero (Castano) produced a strong gallop over 1000m, completing the distance in 1:02.0, the final 600m in 36.4.  Both Emily Monk’s winning runs have come at Ellerslie and she resumes there on Saturday with a recent trial win under her belt.  Zucchero has been placed in all seven career starts and his maiden win would be well deserved.
 
From the Wallace barn and entered for the Great Northern Foal Stakes, Ronchi (Wall) was clear of stablemate Wadapleasure (Cooksley) at the completion of 1200m in 1:19.0, the 1000m in 1:04.7 and last 600m in 36.8, Ronchi going to the line strongly.  Steven Cole has Dukedom (Jones) entered for the Foal Stakes and he galloped 1000m in 1:06.2, the 600m in 39.0.  Also in the Cole stable is Man Down (Hapeta) who galloped 1000m in 1:12.0, the 600m in 41.0.  Man Down looked good winning one of three when last tried and he resumes on Saturday after a year’s absence from the track.
 
Arite Guru (Arbery) was sent 1600m, beginning quietly then picking up the pace to record 1:48.0 for the journey, 1000m in 1:09.0 and concluding 600m in 39.2.  Tony Two Chips (Richards) and Special Duke (Kelly) went together over 800m in 50.0, the 600m in 37.5.
Tue 12th May, 2015
Te Rapa hopefuls Niki Piki Milo and Sierra Beel impressed in training this morning.
 
Galloping solo Niki Piki Milo (Wilson) appeared to have plenty in hand when galloping 1000m in 1:02.1, the concluding 600m in 36.2.  Last season’s Ryder Stakes winner, Niki Piki Milo finished a fair sixth in the Cambridge Breeders Stakes on a dead track and should be better suited by the rain affected track she will probably encounter on Saturday.
 
Sierra Beel (Muraguri) galloped with stablemate Ultimate Image (Chary), the pair galloping 1000m in 1:08.1, finishing well to record 37.3 for the final 600m.  Sierra Beel has been running nice races in pretty good company including a last start fourth and is a previous winner on the Te Rapa track.
 
First Of A Kind (Tauseef) and Ifra Dancer (Mahesh) travelled together over 1000m in 1.12.3, the last 600m in 38.6 and geldings by Thewayyouare (Narpat) and Encosta De Lago (Singh) in James Bridge’s stable, ran 1000m in 1:12.0, the 600m in 41.0.  From the same barn, Yankeetown (Narpat) galloped a solo 1000m in 1:11.0, the final 600m in 41.5.
 
Flower Bomb (Wilson) and Britt Ekland (Castano)  travelled an eye-catching 800m in 48.0, the 600m in 35.7, both looking to be relishing their work.  Right Said Fred (Muraguri) and Milly May (Chary) produced a solid 800m in 49.0 the 600m in 35.8.  Emily Monk (Wilson) and Parisdotcon (Castano) matched strides over 800m in 50.1, the 600m in 36.0 and Zucchero (Wilson) and Snow Charm (Castano) were paired over 800m in 49.0, the 600m in 36.2.
 
Gravano (Castano) and Tony Two Chips (Richards) ran easily through 800m in 52.0, the 600m in 37.1 and Crossbow (Wilson) and Pieomie (Castano) galloped 800m in 51.2 and 37.4.  National Asset (Mahesh) and a Encosta De Lago gelding (Tauseef) completed 800m in 55.0, the 600m in 38.0 and Sheradream (Couchman) sped 600m in 35.8.
Wed 6th May, 2015
Leven (Wilson) and Summalucky (Doran) got the ball rolling with 1000m in 1:02.1, the 600m in 36.0 followed out by Carter (Kelly) and Palace Crown (Richards) who completed their 1000m in 1:03.7, the last 600m in 36.8.  Bannock (Castano) and Bernali (Doran) galloped 1000m in 1:05.5, the 600m in 36.6.  Wadapleasure (Mahesh) and Keentorule (Tauseef) went together over 1000m in 1:06.3, the last 600m in 36.8 and Trisha (Gillespie) ran a solo 1000m in 1:04.7, the final 600m in 36.9.  Lucretia (Wilson) also galloped on her own returning 1:03.2 and 37.5 for 1000m.
 
Ifra Dancer (Peard) and an Encosta de Lago gelding (Pos) galloped 1000m in 1:03.4, the 600m in 37.4 and Very Astute (Mahesh) and First Of A Kind (Tauseef) were paired over 1000m in 1:06.6, the final 600m in 37.8.  Freewheeler (K. Dell) and a Spartacus gelding (Evans) ran 1000m in 1:03.0, the 600m in 37.8 and Arite Guru (Couchman) completed 1000m in 1:10.0, the 600m in 38.8.
 
Time honours for the morning when to Britt Ekland (Wilson) and Snow Charm (Castano) who produced a brilliant 800m in 47.0, the 600m in 34.8.  Crossbow (Castano) finished slightly ahead of Nothinlykher (Wilson) at the end of 800m in 52.0, the 600m in 36.8 and Marciano (Malton) was galloping strongly at the finish of 800m with Emily Monk (Wilson), the pair recording 52.0, the 600m in 37.1.  Belial (Jones) ran 800m in 57.5, the 600m in 40.0 and Chateau Fionn (Jones) ran an easy 800m in 59.7, the 600m in 42.7.  Two-year-old Dukedom (Jones) worked a quiet 600m in 42.0.
 
Lonely Boy (Mallesh) worked from the 1200m, timed to gallop the 1000m in 1:08.0, the concluding 600m in 39.8.  Ronchi (Mahesh) and National Asset (Tauseef) were on terms over 1000m in 1:08.1, the last 600m in 37.1.  A Cecconi filly (Pos) went on her own over 1000m in 1:08.9, the 600m in 39.0.
 
A Rip Van Winkle filly (Wilson) and Pieomie (Doran) ran 600m in 36.8 and Bountiful (Mahesh) galloped 600m in 37.6.
Thu 30th Apr, 2015

Endorsement and Zucchero were the only Te Rapa entrants timed this morning and both got through their work in pleasing fashion.

 
Ridden in his gallop by Grant Cooksley who takes the mount on Saturday, Endorsement looked to be revelling in his work when completing 800m in 52.1, the last 600m in 38.4.  He takes good form to Te Rapa finishing strongly for second on the course last week over 2400m after being wide throughout.
 
Zucchero (Malton) was accompanied by Bannoch (Castano) over 800m in 51.0, the 600m in 37.1.  Zucchero has a horror draw to overcome on Saturday but has been consistency plus, placed in all seven career starts to date.
 
Dawn and Peter Williams who had a nice win yesterday at Te Aroha with Parisdotcon, have several runners heading to the Counties meeting at Avondale next week and some of those were put through their paces this morning.
 
Lucretia (Wilson) and Bernali (Doran) worked together in great style, speeding over 1000m in 59.5, the 600m in 35.8 and Summalucky (Castano) and Leven (Wilson) also impressed with 1000m in 1:02.5, the final 600m in 36.0.  Marciano (Malton) and Pieomie (Doran) galloped 600m in 38.7 while Emily Monk (Wilson) and a Rip Van Winkle filly (Castano) worked their 600m in 38.6. Britt Ekland (Doran) and Crossbow (Malton) ran 600m in 40.0.
 
Chateau Fionn (Jones) was quick over 800m in 48.7, the 600m in 35.7.
Thu 23rd Apr, 2015

 Flower Bomb and Snow Charm underlined their readiness for a bold showing on Saturday with an excellent gallop this morning.

 
Galloping together over 800m, Flower Bomb (Castano) and Snow Charm (Du Plessis) were both under big holds when running 54.0 for the trip,  the last 600m in 39.0.   Always consistent, Flower Bomb is a previous winner on the Te Rapa track and although adept on most going, does save her best for dead tracks.  Snow Charm is on the ballot in both races she is accepted for but has a wide draw to overcome if she does get a run in the Breeders Stakes.  The Iffraaj filly has looked smart in her career to date.
 
It Has To Be You (Mahesh) produced nice work when completing 800m in 50.3, the 600m in 36.5 and stablemate Endorsement (Mahesh) was keen to go quicker than 51.0 and 37.3 for his 800m.
 
Avondale candidates Summalucky (Wilson) and Leven(Doran) galloped 1000m in 1:00.0, the concluding 600m in 36.7, Summalucky slightly ahead of his companion at the completion of the work.  Lucretia (Castano) led Voldini (Du Plessis) at the finish of 1000m in 1:03.7.
 
Marciano (Du Plessis) and Crossbow galloped 600m in 36.0 and Emily Monk (Wilson) and a Rip Van Winkle filly (Doran) in the Williams’ stable, ran 600m in 41.4.
Wed 22nd Apr, 2015
Some smart gallops were recorded today by those horses preparing for the Cambridge Jockey Club’s meeting at Te Rapa on Saturday.
 
Entered for the Group 3 Breeders Stakes, Niki Piki Milo (Wilson) was keen over 1000m in 59.7, finishing in 36.0 for the final 600m.  Fifth when resuming after over-racing, Niki Piki Milo should have benefitted from that run and has a good record left-handed.  Snow Charm (Castano) and Flower Bomb (Du Plessis) went together over 1000m in 1:00.8, the pair going to the line strongly to record 35.7 for the last 600m.  Flower Bomb is nominated for the Open 1200m while Snow Charm holds noms for both the Breeders Stakes and R75 1200m.
 
Ultimate Image (Magorrian) and Sierra Beel (Chary) produced nice work, the duo galloping 1000m in 1:03.5 and last 600m in 35.5.  Ultimate Image put in an uncharacteristic bad run at Ellerslie last time out over 1600m and drops back to 1200m on Saturday.  Sierra Beel always tries hard, her last run yielding a tidy fourth in the Open 1200m at Hastings.  Alleyoop (Hopgood) galloped in company over 1000m in 1:06.0, the 600m in 38.0.  She fought hard when placed second at Trentham a fortnight ago and looks in great order.   Belial (Magorrian) produced nice solo work over  1000m in 1:03.2, the 600m in 36.3.  Endorsement (Cooksley) and First Of A Kind (Maheesh) went 1000m together in 1:05.5, the concluding 600m in 37.4.  It Has To Be You (Cooksley) who put in a solid effort when resuming at Te Aroha, galloped with Lonely Boy (Maheesh), the pair returning 1:09.0 for 1000m, the concluding 600m in 38.6.
 
Edward (Doran) looked good galloping 1000m in 1:01.4, the 600m in 36.2 and Lucretia (Du Plessis) and Bernali (Castano) also impressed when returning 1:01.2 and 36.5 for 1000m.
Wadapleasure (Cooksley) and Very Astute (Maheesh) produced nice work when galloping 1000m in 1:05.8, the final 60m in 36.9.  Counting House (Arbery) and a Dane Shadow gelding (Couchman) worked quietly from the 1000m, picking up the pace to record 52.8 for 800m and last 600m in 37.3, both full of running at the finish.  Summalucky (Castano) and Voldini (Du Plessis) galloped 1000m together in 1:03.6, the final 600m in 38.0.
 
Leven (Wilson) and a Raise The Flag gelding (Du Plessis) sped over 800m in 49.6, fog preventing timing of the 600m.  Parisdotcon (Doran) and Nothinlyker (Wilson) went hard early, returning 47.8 for 800m, finishing off in 36.4 for the last 600m.  Right Said Fred (Magorrian) and Rio Bound (Chary) galloped 800m in 54.0, the 600m in 36.0 and Salty Sal (Cooksley) and National Asset (Maheesh) returned 50.0 and 36.8 for their 800m.  A Spartacus gelding (Pos) and Cecconi filly (Evans) galloped 800m together in 51.9, the 600m in 37.2 and Beckinsale (Arbery) completed 800m in 54.0, the 600m in 38.5.
 
Geldings by Shamoline Warrior and Lucky Unicorn in Cydne Evans stable, galloped 600m in 37.6 and Gravado (Du Plessis) and a Zed filly (Castano) ran 600m in 37.7.  Gerry Merito (Arbery) galloped 600m in 38.0.
Tue 7th Apr, 2015
Trentham candidate Alleyoop caught the eye this morning with a solid hit-out.
 
Galloping 1000m, Alleyoop (Du Plessis) had pace on throughout, returning 1:00.0 for the journey, the closing 600m in a smart 35.3.  The James Bridge trained mare has been working well of late and is nominated for the Trentham meeting on Saturday.
 
Tauranga candidate Flower Bomb (Castano) cruised 1000m in 1:08.3, the last 600m in 39.9.  Freshened since last racing mid February, Flower Bomb’s only run at Tauranga was a winning one and back to back wins on the course would not surprise.   Stablemate Shuka (Du Plessis) worked boldy over 1200m, clocking 1:02.7 for the 1000m and final 600m in 37.0, nice work by the horse.
 
West End (J. Hapeta) worked from the 1600m mark, picking up speed to return 1:04.8 for the 1000m, coming home in 38.4 for the last 600m.  Ultimate Image (Muraguri) and Right Said Fred (Chary) impressed with their 1000m in 1:02.3, the 600m in 35.8.  Two-year-old Who Dares Wins worked over 1000m in 1:07.9, finishing strongly to clock 36.6 for the concluding 600m. Edward (Castano) returned 1:06.0 and 39.0 for his 1000m and  Bernali (Castano) galloped 1000m in 1:07.6, the 600m in 39.7.
 
A Sirocco filly (Z Moki) in the Lucock/Gillespie stable galloped nicely over 800m in 50.7, the 600m in 36.0; from the same stable Beckinsale (Jones) ran 800m in 55.5, the 600m in 39.5 and Sheradream (Z. Moki) galloped 600m in 37.2, the 400m in 23.1. 
 
Milly May (Muraguri) and a Captain Rio gelding (Chary) worked 800m in 50.5, the 600m in 37.1 and Leven (Castano) galloped 800m in 56.6 and 41.0.
Thu 2nd Apr, 2015
Fast work this morning centered mainly on those horses entered for Te Aroha and Ellerslie.
 
Geppetto’s Girl (Castano) and Parisdotcon (Malton), both racing at Te Aroha on Saturday, produced a sound final trial when completing 1000m in 1:02.7, the 600m in 36.3.  It Has To Be You (Mallesh) and It’s Got To Be You (Maresh) travelled from the 1200m peg, timed to run the 1000m in 1:10.9 and final 600m in 40.7.  Speedski (Evans) galloped 1000m in 1:08.4, the last 600m in 39.4 and Shezhardtocatch (Mallesh) sprinted 600m in 35.6.
 
Ellerslie entrants Voldini (Malton) and Zucchero (Castano) look good galloping 1000m in 1:03.0, clocking 36.9 for the last 600m while Niki Piki Milo (Castano) ran an easy 1000m in 1:13.0, the 600m in 41.2. 
 
Shuka (Castano) and Flower Bomb (Malton) went together over 1000m in 1:05.1, the pair travelling strongly at the finish to record 37.0 for the final 600m.  Co-trainer of Shuka, Peter Williams has decided against running the horse at Te Aroha, feeling it would be asking too much of the horse to carry such a big weight against his lightly weighted opponents.  Shuka remains on target for the Canterbury Gold Cup later in the month.
 
Ultimate Image (Muraguri) and Right Said Fred (Chary) worked boldly over 1000m in 1:05.9, recording 36.8 for the concluding 600m.  Sheradream (Couchman) galloped 600m in 41.0. 
 
Wed 1st Apr, 2015

Shuka and Geppetto’s Girl were in fine form this morning when preparing for Te Aroha.

 
Galloping 1000m together, Shuka (Du Plessis) and Geppetto’s Girl (Castano) cut out the journey in 1:01.5, both finding the line in good style to record 36.4 for the final 600m.   Shuka’s impressive record shows his last twelve starts have all been in Group 1 company and he looks in great order to contest Saturday’s Te Aroha Cup over 2200m, a race he won in 2013.  Promising filly Geppetto’s Girl looked extra smart when winning at Te Aroha in mid-February then finished a nice fourth at Ellerslie after being caught wide throughout.
 
Shezhardtocatch (Maresh) and Sir Sava (Cooksley) were paired over 1200m in 1:20.0, the concluding 600m in 37.0.  Shezhardtocatch holds a nomination for the NZTB Stakes while Sir Sava scored his maiden win at Te Aroha a fortnight ago and returns there on Saturday.  It Has To Be You (Cooksley) and Lonely Boy (Mallesh) galloped 1200m together in 1:21.0, the 600m in 37.0.  It Has To Be You will be an interesting runner in the Open 1400m.  Winner of five races, three of those in Hong Kong including the Group I Hong Kong Classic Cup and stake earnings of close to one million dollars, It Has To Be You is back in the Wallace stable and resumes his New Zealand career at Te Aroha.
 
The James Bridge trained Alleyoop (Magorrian) galloped 1000m in 1:08.5, the 600m in 38.8.  Alleyoop was placed third in Listed company behind Natuzzi and Whosyourmaster twelve months ago, has been freshened since last racing mid-January, trialled early March and looks forward enough for a bold showing in the R85 1200m on Saturday.  Making his raceday debut on Saturday,  Arite Guru (Couchman) got through his work nicely, galloping 1000m in 1:06.8 and 600m in 38.1.  Recent trial winner Parisdotcom (Du Plessis) galloped with Flower Bomb (Castano), the duo returning 53.0 for 800m, the last 600m in 39.3.
 
Dragon Dancer (Tuceef) worked quietly away from the 1200m mark, timed to run the 1000m in 1:07.5 and finishing his work off well to record 35.6 for the last 600m.  It’s Got To Be You (Mallesh) and Endorsement (Maresh) were sent 1200m which they completed in 1:32.0, the 1000m in 1:12.2 and 600m in 39.8.  Niki Piki Milo (Du Plessis) galloped a solo 1000m in 1:04.6, the 600m in 37.7.
 
Summalucky (Du Plessis) and Voldini (Castano) sped over 800m in 48.5, the 600m in 35.8 and Bountiful (Tuceef) ran 600m in 44.5.
Thu 26th Mar, 2015

 Vavasour (Du Plessis) and Shuka (Castano) worked over 1000m this morning, returning 1:02.5, the concluding 600m in 37.3.  Stablemates and Ellerslie candidates Zucchero and Snow Petal were let off with a quiet hit-out over 1000m.

 
The Steven Cole trained pair, Belial and Golden Downsboth produced sound work; Golden Downs (Medcalfe) galloping 1000m in 1:02.0, the 600m in 36.7 while Belial(Medcalfe) worked 600m in 39.4.   Golden Downs runs in the R65 1400m at Ellerslie and Belial, who has looked promising in a short career to date, starts in the R75 1200m.    Both horses will have the benefit of an apprentice claim with Shaun McKay booked to ride.
 
Summalucky (Du Plessis) and Voldini (Castano) galloped 800m together in 50.0, the 600m in 37.0 and Lucretia (Malton) and Bernali (Cottle) returned 50.0 for 800m, the 600m in 36.0.  Two-year-old Grovano, by Roc de Cambes (Du Plessis) galloped with a Raise The Flag gelding (Castano), the pair clocking 38.8 for 600m.
Tue 24th Mar, 2015

 Several Ellerslie candidates impressed in their penultimate gallops this morning.

 
Vavasour (Du Plessis) and stablemate Shuka (Castano) were on even terms throughout 1000m in 1:02.3, finishing off their work well to record 37.3 for the last 600m.  Having her first run since the Derby,  Vavasour is nominated for the R85 1600m, a distance she has twice been successful at.  Lion Red (Magorrian) and a Gallant Guru gelding (Couchman) returned 1:06.7 for 1000m, the final 600m in 36.3 and Belial (Medcalfe) and West End(Hapeta) travelled well over 1000m in 1:01.4, the 600m in 36.8.
 
From the Wallace barn, Cheeky Boy (Maheesh) and Sir Sava (Tuceef) galloped 1200m in 1:20.0, the concluding 600m in 36.5.  Cheeky Boy has been in good form; his last outing yielded a third at Ellerslie after a smart win at Te Rapa.  Ican’tstoptherain (Maheesh), who made ground well for third at Te Rapa a fortnight ago, galloped with Lonely Boy (Tuceef), the pair recording 1:24.0 for 1200m and final 600m in 37.0.
 
Snow Petal (Castano) galloped boldly over 1000m in 1:03.0, going to the line well to finish in 37.1 for the 600m.  Snow Petal has only failed to weigh in once from ten career starts and her work this morning suggested another good showing on Saturday.  Zucchero (Malton) also galloped nicely, clocking 1:05.1 for 1000m the last 600m in 38.3.  Zucchero resumed with a nice third at Ellerslie and his maiden win looks close.
 
Last start winner Ultimate Image (Muraguri) and Right Said Fred (Chary) galloped 1000m together in 1:05.0, the 600m in 37.6 and Sierra Beel (Muraguri) and Milly May(Chary) returned 1:06.4 for 1000m, the 600m in 37.2.  Shezhardtocatch (Maheesh) ran a solo 1000m in 1:12.0, the 600m in 37.0.  
 
Roger (Muraguri) and a Don Eduardo gelding (Chary) galloped 800m in 52.0, the 600m in 37.5 and Pheroz Flame (Jones) was not hurried when working 800m in 57.4, the 600m in 41.6.  Grovado (Castano) and Leven(Du Plessis) breezed 400m in 27.4.
Thu 5th Mar, 2015
Shuka pleased trainers Dawn and Peter Williams and raceday rider Danielle Johnson with his work this morning.
 
Preparing for Saturday’s NZ Stakes, Shuka (Johnson) was accompanied by Flower Bomb (Du Plessis), the pair galloping 800m in 50.8 and last 600m in 35.5.  Johnson reported Shuka felt “terrific” and the horse looks fit and bright for the Wfa Group I event.  Any rain about would be an asset to Shuka’s chances but the horse has drawn well and Johnson is riding in tremendous form.
 
Fast Dragon (Wall) also produced a nice final trial when galloping 1600m in 1:57.0, the 1200m in 1:24.0, 1000m in 1:07.3 and concluding 600m in 38.4.  Fast Dragon takes good form into the NZ Stakes and he too looks fit and ready for a good effort at Ellerslie.   Stablemate  All The Way (Cooksley) also galloped 1600m, clocking 1:53.0, 1200m in 1:22.0, 1000m in 1:06.5 and final 600m in 40.0.
 
Fog prevented timing of some later sectionals,  Geppetto’s Girl (Castano) galloping 800m in 51.8 and West End (Hapeta) 1000m in 1:09.6.  Golden Downs (Medcalfe) was well held over 800m in 52.5, the 600m in 38.4.
Tue 3rd Mar, 2015
New Zealand Stakes rivals Shuka and Fast Dragon acquitted themselves well in training this morning.
 
Shuka (Du Plessis) galloped 1000m in 1:04.7, going to the line with ears pricked to record 38.0 for the last 600m.  Freshened since being galloped on in the Herbie Dyke Stakes, Shuka gets another chance on Saturday to add to his impressive record in Group races.  Fast Dragon (Wall) three-quarter paced from the 1600m, picking up speed to gallop 1000m in 1:09.0 and final 600m in 39.5.  An entire by boom stallion Fastnet Rock, Fast Dragon finished third in the Herbie Dyke, only a long-head and head from the winner and won at Te Rapa the start before.  Fast Dragon galloped with Auckland Cup contender Delveen on Saturday, the pair returning 1:02.0 for 1000m and 600m in 35.5.  Delveen’s work has been terrific and although drawn wide in the Cup, is well capable of running a bold race on a track where she has won and been placed.
 
Co-trainer of Vavasour, Peter Williams, reports the filly has pulled up well after her Derby run in which she was probably not suited by the quick first 800m when having to work hard from a wide barrier to get into a handy position.  All going well Vavasour’s next mission will be either the NZ Oaks or AJC Oaks.
 
Last start winner Snow Petal (Wilson) galloped a smart solo 1000m in 1:00.1, the 600m in 36.3 and Geppetto’s Girl (Du Plessis) impressed with 800m in 48.0, the 600m in 35.8, finishing slightly ahead of Voldini (Malton) at the completion of the work.  Geppetto’s Girl looked like a filly with a future when winning her maiden at Te Aroha by a handsome margin in smart time.   Travel Wise (Wall) worked from the 1200m, recording 1:06.2 for 1000m and final 600m in 38.0.  Ultimate Image (Muraguri) and Golden Downs (Medcalfe) ran 800m in 53.0, the 600m in 39.3.
 
Alley Oop (Hopgood) produced nice work when galloping 1000m in 1:06.6, finishing strongly to record 35.7 for the last 600m.  Milly May (Muraguri) and a Duelled gelding (Chary) galloped 1000m together in 1:05.2, the 600m in 37.0.  Summalucky (Wilson) and Nothinlykher (Castano) were quick over 800m in 48.4, the last 600m in 35.8 and Niki Piki Milo (Du Plessis) ran a solo 800m in 51.0, the 600m in 36.2.  Geldings by Librettist (Evans) and Gold Centre (Pos) were evenly matched over 800m in 51.5, the 600m in 36.4.  Geldings by Shaft (Castano) and Raise The Flag (Wilson) ran 800m in 51.0, the 600m in 37.2.  Counting House (Jones) and Beckinsale (Couchman) galloped their 800m in 55.9 and 600m in 40.2.
 
A Gallant Guru gelding (Couchman) galloped 600m in 38.8 and West End (Hapeta) and Belial (Medcalfe) ran 600m in 42.5.
Thu 26th Feb, 2015
Vavasour and Giant Turtle finalised their Derby preparations in stylish fashion today and Auckland Cup contender Delveen also impressed.
 
Vavasour (Innes) and stablemate Duffelforte (Wilson) began their work from the 1000m, picking up the pace to gallop 800m in a comfortable 55.1 and final 600m in 38.8.  Co-trainer Peter Williams is not too concerned with Vavasour’s wide draw, confident rider Leith Innes will be able to obtain a nice position in the running for the filly.  Giant Turtle (Wall) was let off with an easy 1200m in 1:36.0, the 1000m in 1:17.1 and last 600m in 44.8.  Both Vavasour and Giant Turtle have Derby pedigrees, Vavasour out of Red Ransom mare Valpolicella who was a Group winner up to 2100m and dam of Vilanova, Group winner and third in the Queensland Derby while Giant Turtle is out of a Giant’s Causeway mare, his grandam the South Australian Derby winner Showella and dam of multiple Cups winner Showcause.
 
Entered for the R85 1600m, It’s Got To Be You (Wall) galloped 1000m in 1:08.0, the 600m in 40.0.  He finished second in the Thames Cup back in early January and worked up well with Giant Turtle on Tuesday.  Endorsement (Grant Cooksley) ran 1000m in 1:08.8, the 600m in 40.9.  Nordic Knight (Medcalfe) galloped well over 800m in 52.6, the 600m in 37.8 and Sir Sava (Cooksley) ran 600m in 40.0.
 
Fast Dragon (Wall) galloped 1600m, the 1200m in 1:24.0, 1000m in 1:08.8 and concluding 600m in 40.0.  Delveen (Wilson) impressed in her work, paceworking one round then galloping 1000m in 1:04.1, going to the line strongly to finish in 37.0 for the last 600m.  Shuka (Johnson) and Palace Rock (Du Plessis) were on even terms over 1000m in 1:06.1 and 600m in 38.0.  Snow Petal (Wilson) produced smart work, galloping 1000m in 1:00.8, the last 600m in 36.2 while Voldini (Du Plessis) and Zuchero (Castano) completed 1000m in 1:06.0, the 600m in 38.0.
 
Geppetto’s Girl (Du Plessis) galloped 800m in 50.5, the 600m in 36.8 and Summalucky (Johnson) ran 800m in 50.3, the 600m in 37.5.  Parisdotcom (Johnson) and a Shaft gelding (Du Plessis) galloped 600m together in 36.8 and Shezhardtocatch (Cooksley) worked 600m in 42.0.  Counting House (Arbery) and Beckinsale (Jones) ran 600m in 42.0.
Wed 25th Feb, 2015
Derby hopefuls Vavasour and Giant Turtle impressed today when preparing for Saturday’s Group I feature and several other Ellerslie candidates also worked stylishly.
 
With raceday rider Leith Innes in the saddle, Vavasour worked from the 1200m peg with Delveen (Castano), the pair in full stride by the 1000m which they completed in 1:02.0, the 600m in 36.0.  Innes rode the filly to victory in the Sir Tristram Fillies Classic and was positive in his post-gallop comments this morning to co-trainer Peter Williams.  Vavasour has impeccable form, the filly finishing not further back than third in her eight career starts and looks in great heart for the Derby.  After a somewhat lacklustre performance in the Kaimai Stakes, Delveen galloped impressively today and remains on target for the Auckland Cup.
 
Mark Hills will partner Giant Turtle in the Derby and he rode the horse in his work today.  Galloping with It’s Got To Be You (Wall), Giant Turtle strode over 1600m in 1:54.0, the 1200m in 1:19.0, 1000m in 1:04.0 and finishing his work off well to record 36.8 for the final 600m.  Giant Turtle finished a  smart second in the Waikato Guineas to subsequent Derby favourite Mongolian Khan and the Wallace stable have the lightly raced son of Zabeel looking very well. 
 
Ellerslie runners Sir Sava (Wall) and Endorsement (Tuceef) galloped 1000m in 1:06.1, the last 600m in 36.5 and Nordic Knight (Medcalfe) worked over 1000m in 1:04.6, the 600m in 37.5.  Ultraviolet (Wilson) and Duffelforte (Castano) caught the eye when reeling off 800m in 48.4 the 600m in 35.2.  Ultraviolet is racing consistently well, unlucky not to win her last start when running home strongly once clear of traffic while Duffelforte is another with a nice form line.
 
Fast Dragon (Wall) and Lonely Boy (Hills) galloped 1000m in 1:04.0, the 600m in 37.0 and Right Said Fred (Maina) and a Duelled gelding (Chary) were quick over 800m in 49.5, the 600m in 35.3.  Summalucky (Wilson) and Zucchero (Castano) galloped 800m together in 49.5, the 600m in 36.6 and Parisdotcom (Castano) and a Raise The Flag gelding (Wilson) galloped 800m in 53.8, the 600m in 37.6.   Alley Oop (Hopgood) ran 600m in 39.8 and Belial (Medcalfe) galloped 600m in 42.3.
 
Looking bright after their ten day freshen-up at the beach, Shuka and Palace Rock had a hit-out together over 1000m in preparation for their Ellerslie missions.
Thu 19th Feb, 2015

 Delveen confirmed her readiness for the Kaimai Stakes at Matamata with another impressive gallop today.

 
Galloping with stablemate Joy Of Life (Du Plessis), Delveen (Wilson) appeared to be relishing her work when completing 1000m in 1:03.4, the 600m in 36.3 and taking some time to pull up at the completion of the gallop.  The Encosta De Lago mare has hardly put a foot wrong this campaign and with 54.5kg and Leith Innes aboard, must rate a strong chance in Saturday’s Listed event.
 
Trainer Paul Richards has Natuzzi heading to Otaki for the Haunui Farm Group One Classic.  The horse paceworked today looking to have trained on well since his last start second in the Group I NRM Sprint.  Natuzzisteps up to 1600m on Saturday, a distance he has won and been placed over and is to be ridden again by Chris Johnson.
 
Snow Charm (Wilson) caught the eye with an excellent gallop over 800m with Dufellforte (Du Plessis), returning 48.8, the 600m in 35.0.  Summalucky (Wilson) also galloped stylishly, finishing  ahead of a Volksraad geldiong (Du Plessis) at the end of 800m in 48.8 and 600m in 36.0. 
 
Geldings by Raise A Flag (Du Plessis) and Shaft (Johnson) galloped 800m in 52.6 and Ronchi and a Zabeel colt ran 1000m in 1:04.7. 
Tue 17th Feb, 2015

 Classy pair Vavasour and Delveen galloped together this morning, both mares pleasing co-trainer Peter Williams with their work.

 
Sent 1000m, Delveen (Du Plessis) and Vavasour (Innes) matched strides throughout the gallop, returning 1:03.1 for the trip, both travelling comfortably at the finish to record 37.0 for the final 600m.  Scratched from the Avondale Cup after drawing wide, Delveen runs at Matamata on Saturday in the Kaimai Stakes while Vavasour continues to thrive in her buildup to the Derby.
 
Giant Turtle (Wall) impressed in his work today when galloping 1200m with It’s Got To Be You (Bilali), the duo returning 1:21.0 for 1200m, 1000m in 1:05.0 and concluding 600m in 36.5.  Stable foreman Allan Peard was very happy with Giant Turtle’s gallop, stating the horse was “on track for the Derby.”   Stablemate Travel Wise (Maresh) galloped 1200m in 1:30.0, the last 600m in 42.0 and Shezhardtocatch (Wall) ran 1000m in 1:09.0, the 600m in 37.0.
 
Pokuru Asif (Cottle) galloped a solo 1000m in 1:10.7, the 600m in 38.4 and colts by O’Reilly and Zabeel in the Wallace barn ran 1000m in 1:04.0, the last 600m in 37.2.  Nordic Knight (Medcalfe) galloped 800m in 52.1, the 600m in 38.5 and 3yo’s by Elusive City (Hopgood) and Volksraad (Narput) in James Bridge’s stable completed 1000m in 1:13.1, the 600m in 39.0.  Fast Dragon (Wall) ran a quiet 1000m in 1:14.2, the last 600m in 43.1.
 
Summalucky (Wilson) looked good galloping 800m with Zucchero (Castano) in 48.8, the 600m in 35.8 and Snow Charm (Wilson) who looks in great order, produced excellent work when galloping 800m effortlessly in 49.0 the 600m in 36.3.  Call Me Maina (Maina) and Milly May (Chary) ran 800m in 51.4, the 600m in 36.7 and geldings by Keeper (Evans) and Librettist (Pos) galloped 800m in 53.8, the 600m in 37.7.  Preparing for a winter campaign, West End (Hapeta) galloped 800m in 55.8, the 600m in 41.0.
 
It Has To Be You (Tuceef) and Lonely Boy (Maresh) galloped 600m in 38.0 and Sierra Beel (Chary) and Ultimate Image (Maina) were paired over 600m in 40.4.
Wed 11th Feb, 2015
Last Saturday’s Te Rapa meeting saw Byerley Park trained horses take home more than their share of Group racing spoils.  Vavasour, trained by Dawn and Peter Williams, was all class in winning the Sir Tristam Fillies Classic. The Redoubt’s Choice filly led for most of the journey, was headed and then came again to take out the Group 2 event.  The Williams’ other runner in the race, Palace Rock, ran on nicely to finish a creditable fifth.  Quality sprinter Natuzzi trained by Paul Richards, finished strongly over the 1400m trip to place second in the Group 1 NRM Sprint and Fast Dragon from the Bruce Wallace stable, was only a long head and head from the winner in the Group 1 Herbie Dyke Stakes, the stable also successful with Cheeky Boy in the last on the day.
 
Delveen’s work was impressive today when the mare had her penultimate gallop before Saturday’s Avondale Gold Cup.  Delveen (Wilson) and Lion Red (Magorrian) worked from the 1200m peg, speed on by the 1000m which they completed in 1:02.4, both together at the finish to record 35.7 for the final 600m.  Delveen appears to have thrived since her last start third in the Trentham Stakes, unlucky not to finish closer in that race after being denied a clear run until late.
 
Golden Downs (Medcalfe) galloped with Right Said Fred (Maina), the pair quick over 1000m in 1:00.4, the 600m in 36.4.  Golden Downs resumed at Te Rapa a fortnight ago in a R75 event and drops back to R65 class at Ellerslie on Saturday.  The Cydne Evans trained Speedski (Evans) and a Librettist gelding (Pos) galloped 800m together in 50.2, the 600m in 37.0.  Speedski commences a new campaign at Ellerslie and trialled at Avondale last week.
 
Ultraviolet (Castano) and Flower Bomb (Du Plessis) were sent a quiet 600m which they ran in 38.4.  Ultraviolet, third in the Douro Cup at Trentham when last seen out, races at Ellerslie midweek while Flower Bomb heads south for the Taranaki Jockey Club’s meeting on Saturday.  Joy Of Life (Du Plessis) another Wednesday Ellerslie runner, was hard held when galloping 600m in 38.7.  The Zabeel mare races in the same colours as Vavasour and looks particularly well.
 
Derby prospect Giant Turtle (Wall) galloped 1200m in 1:26.0, the concluding 600m in 41.0.  Nordic Knight (Medcalfe) ran 800m in 54.3, the 600m in 39.0 and Call Me Maina (Maina) and Milly May (Chary) galloped 800m in 56.2, the 600m in 39.1.  It Has To Be You (Wall) and It’s Got To Be You (Maresh) ran a quiet 800m in 58.5, the 600m in 43.6.
Wed 28th Jan, 2015
Waikato Guineas hopefuls Vavasour and Palace Rock caught the eye with a smart gallop this morning.
 
Sent 1000m, Vavasour (Castano) and Palace Rock (Du Plessis) reeled off the distance in 1:04.6, both fillies going to the line well to finish in 35.5 for the last 600m.   A previous Te Rapa winner, Vavasour has not been further back than third in her seven career starts and was game in defeat in the Royal Stakes.  Palace Rock took solid form into the Royal Stakes in which she lost all chance when severely checked.  Both royally bred fillies are trained by Dawn and Peter Williams who hold a strong hand in the Guineas with their two runners.
 
From the Wallace stable Giant Turtle (Wall) galloped 1600m this morning with Makers’s Mark (Maresh), timed to run the 1000m in 1:08.0 and 600m in 38.6.  A lightly raced son of Zabeel, Giant Turtle won his maiden in good style back in December and is another entered for the Guineas.  Also from the Wallace barn, All The Way (Wall) ran the last 1000m of 1600m in 1:11.5, the 600m in 42.2.  He won two on end last month and ran a nice fourth at his last start.
 
Businessman (Hapeta) and Golden Downs (Medcalfe) produced sound work, the pair covering  1000m in 1:05.6, the final 600m in 37.5.  Businessman returns to Te Rapa while Golden Downs, now in the care of trainer Steven Cole, resumes at Taranaki on Friday.
 
Scott Lucock and Sally Gillespie have two runners nominated for Taranaki and they finalised their preparation in good style today.  Two-year-old filly Sheradream (Couchman) and Pheroz Flame (Jones) galloped 800m in 52.6, the 600m in 37.4.  Sheradream was third on debut after getting a long way back and running home strongly while unraced mare Pheroz Flame trialled a fortnight ago to prepare for her first raceday outing.
 
Lucky Orphan (Evans) produced smart work when galloping 1000m in 1:06.0, full of running at the finish to record 36.1 for the final 600m.  Three-year-olds in James Bridge’s stable by Elusive City (Bridge) and Volksraad (Narput) paceworked one round then galloped 1000m in 1:06.6, the 600m in 37.4.
 
Right Said Fred (Maina) and a Stravinsky colt (Tuseef) sped 800m in 48.0, the 600m in 35.3 and High Finance (Tuseef) and Ice Cool (Maresh) galloped 800m in 52.2, the 600m in 37.5.  Summalucky (Wilson) galloped 800m in 50.6, the 600m in 37.0.
Thu 22nd Jan, 2015

 Joy Of Life (Malton) turned in a nice final trial for Ellerslie when galloping 1000m in 1:05.7, the last 600m in 38.3.  Second when resuming at Whangarei over 1400m in early January, Joy Of Life steps up to 1600m on Saturday and the Williams’ have the Zabeel mare looking in great order.  Ultraviolet (Bosson) who heads to Trentham, was let off today with a quiet 600m which she ran in 42.7.

 
Nothinlykhers (Du Plessis) and a Volksraad gelding (Bosson) galloped 800m in 52.8, the 600m in 36.1 and El Nahra (Bosson) and Fulgent (Castano) galloped 800m in 54.0, the 600m in 39.0. Summalucky (Wilson) and Zucchero (Du Plessis) ran 600m in 37.5 and geldings by Roc De Cambes (Castano) and Shaft (Wilson) ran easily through 600m in 39.2.
Tue 20th Jan, 2015
Several smart gallops were recorded by those runners preparing for Avondale on Friday, Trentham Saturday and Ellerslie Sunday.
 
Ultraviolet (Castano) and Snow Charm (Wilson) worked stylishly over 1000m, completing the distance in 1:03.3 coming home in 36.3 for the final 600m. Ultraviolet has finished second in her last three starts and will race with the addition of blinkers for the first time when lining up in the Douro Cup at Trentham.  Snow Charm resumes at Avondale and has had a recent trial to prepare.
 
Asprey (Kirrin) had pace on over 1000m in 1:03.5, the 600m in 35.4.  The Cosmos (Narpat) got through his work well, galloping 1000m in 1:06.0, the 600m in 36.3 and stablemate Pokuru Asif (Narpat) strode over 1200m in 1:18.0, the concluding 600m in 39.4. Avondale runner Bliss Street (Couchman) galloped 1000m in 1:03.5, the 600m in 35.9 and Snow Petal (Wilson) worked over 1000m in 1:03.7, the 600m in 37.6.  Vavasour (Innes) and Palace Rock (Wilson) impressed with 1000m in 1:04.1, both under good holds at the finish of their work in 36.2 for the last 600m. Golden Downs (Medcalf) galloped 1000m in 1:03.7, the 600m in 37.0.
 
Nordic Knight (Medcalf) was quick running 800m in 49.2, the 600m in 35.7.  Marciano (Malton) and Joy Of Life (Castano) worked away from the 1000m mark, timed to run the 800m in 50.0, the 600m in 36.8.   Geppetto’s Girl (Vastano) and Voldini (Wilson), both Avondale runners, worked nicely together over 800m in 51.2, the 600m in 37.2.  Deane Martin (Wall) and Lonely Boy (Maresh) completed 800m in 57.0, the 600m in 40.6 and Bootyful (Hapeta) ran 800m in 57.8, the 600m in 42.4.  Gerry Merito (Couchman) galloped 600m in 35.6.
 
Shuka (Wilson) and Lion Red (Magorrian) matched strides over 1000m in 1:02.2, the concluding 600m in 36.5.  Shuka will have a gallop between races with Silent Achiever on Karaka Millions night.
Thu 15th Jan, 2015

 Beaten a neck into second place in last year’s Telegraph Handicap, Natuzzi’s work mid-week suggested he was on target to take that one better in this year’s event.  Galloping with stablemate Alessio (Doran) and ridden by trainer Paul Richards, Natuzzi had plenty in reserve when clocking 1:01.5 for 1000m, the last 600m in 36.5. Natuzziscored a stellar win in the Newmarket at Ellerslie on Boxing Day after coming from a seemingly hopeless position and connections will be hoping pilot Chris Johnson can weave the same magic again with the horse having to overcome a very wide draw at Trentham.

 
Delveen (McNeill) produced dashing work this morning, galloping 800m with Shuka (Wilson) in 49.0, the 600m in 36.5.  She looks in tremendous order for a bold showing in the Trentham Stakes.  The Williams’ partnership also have Emily Monk heading to Trentham and she too turned in a sound final trial this morning.  Emily Monk (Wilson) and Joy Of Life (McNeill) returned 50.0 for 800m, the 600m in 37.2, the pair travelling easily at the finish.
 
Te Rapa runner Businessman (J. Hapeta) galloped nicely once again, completing 800m in 52.0 and 600m in 37.3 and the James Bridge trained Alleyoop galloped a quiet 1000m in 1.10.7, the 600m in 38.8. 
 
Snow Petal (Wilson) produced good solo work, returning 1:01.1 for 1000m, the final 600m in 36.1.  Palace Rock(Malton) and Vavasour (Castano) were quick over 800m in 48.1, the 600m in 35.0.  Marciano (Malton) and Geppetto’s Girl (Castano) went easily over 800m in 55.0, the 600m in 39.5 and Sheradream (Couchman) ran the last 400m of 800m in 26.12.
Tue 13th Jan, 2015

 A relatively quiet fast work morning, most of the focus on those runners preparing for Trentham and Te Rapa on Saturday.

 
Tempelten (Jones) paceworked one round then strode off from the 1200m mark, picking up speed to gallop the 1000m in 1:06.6 and concluding 600m in 37.2.  Fourth in the Thames Cup after being caught wide without cover, Tempelten is nominated for the Trentham Stakes, a race in which he placed fourth last year.  Race rival Delveen, impressive when winning over 2100m last Saturday, looked to have come through that run in excellent order when paceworking keenly this morning.
 
Another last start winner Shezhardtocatch (Gee) worked in company with It’s Got To Be You (Bilali), the pair galloping 1000m in 1:08.0, the last 600m in 39.3.  Shezhardtocatch holds a nomination for the Telegraph Handicap at Trentham on Saturday. 
 
Freshened after a smart win six week ago, Emily Monk(Du Plessis) galloped with stablemate Ultraviolet(Castano), the duo matching strides over 800m in 54.1, the 600m in 37.8.  Emily Monk is nominated for both Trentham and Te Rapa, Trentham her likely destination.
 
Businessman (J. Hapeta) galloped 1000m in 1:08.0, the final 600m in 39.1.  Winner of two races across the Tasman and now in the care of trainer Shane Hapeta, Businessman has shown promise in his two starts this preparation and contests the R65 2100m at Te Rapa.
 
Makers Mark (Gee) and Endorsement (Bilai) worked from the 1200m, timed to gallop the 1000m in 1:05.6 and last 600m in 36.5 while Britannia (Couchman) galloped 1000m in 1:04.0, the 600m in 37.0.  Nordic Knight(Magorrian) went quietly over 1000m in 1:16.5, the concluding 600m in 42.3.
 
Joy Of Life (McNeill) galloped 800m in 52.6, the 600m in 38.8 while Shuka (Wilson) strolled over 800m in 57.1, the 600m in 41.0.  Palace Rock (Du Plessis) and Vavasour (Castano) ran an easy 800m in 56.0 and 600m in 40.0.  A Roc de Cambes gelding (Wilson) was paired with a Shaft gelding (McNeill) over 600m in 38.6 and Right Said Fred (Maina) galloped 600m in 39.6.
Tue 6th Jan, 2015

 Several stylish gallops were recorded today by runners preparing for Ellerslie on Saturday.

 
From the Dawn and Peter Williams barn, Flower Bomb(Castano) and Dufellforte (Wilson) galloped 1000m together in 1:01.4, the last 600m in 35.9.  Flower Bombproduced her usual good effort when running home well in the Levin Stakes back in early December and is nominated for the Open 1200m while Dufellforte who disappointed in the Lindauer Mile, has a chance to redeem himself in the R65 1400m on Saturday.
 
Delveen (Wilson) and Grand Admiral (Castano) galloped 1000m, Delveen slightly ahead of her companion at the completion of the work in 1:03.3, the final 600m in 36.7.  Delveen is racing consistently well, her last run for sixth in the Waikato Gold Cup had plenty of merit and she heads to Ellerslie as does Rising Force(Malton) who strode over 1000m in 1:02.4, the 600m in 36.1.
 
The Wallace stable have a number of horses nominated for Ellerslie, among them Giant Turtle (Gee) who worked with Lonely Boy (Wall), the pair completing 1200m in 1:23.0, the 1000m in 1:07.8 and last 600m in 37.8.  Giant Turtle was unlucky not to finish closer on Boxing Day after a smart win at Ellerslie and lines up in the 3yo 1500m.  Cheeky Boy (Bilali) and Driving Master (Wall) galloped from the 1200m, timed to run the 1000m in 1:06.1 and final 600m in 36.9 while All The Way (Gee) ran 1000m in 1:06.6, the 600m in 38.7.  Fast Dragon (Wall) galloped solo over 1000m in 1:07.0, the 600m in 38.0.
 
Ultraviolet (Castano) and Emily Monk (Wilson) produced sound work when sent 1000m which they completed in 1:04.8, the 600m in 36.7 and Bliss Street(Couchman) ran 1000m in 1:08.3, the last 600m in 38.2.  Crossbow (Wilson) and Voldini (Castano) were not hurried over 1000m in 1:11.4, the 600m in 39.2.
 
Nordic Knight (Taylor) reeled off 800m in 49.3, the 600m in 36.6 and Pheroz Flame and a Lucky Unicorn gelding (Couchman) ran 800m in 50.6, the 600m in 37.0.  Shezhardtocatch (Gee) galloped a quiet 800m in 55.8, the 600m in 40.5 and Golden Downs (Taylor) galloped 800m in 58.4, the 600m in 41.5.  Geldings by Roc de Cambes (Castano) and Shaft (Wilson)  ran 600m in 41.5.
Tue 30th Dec, 2014

 Trainer Paul Richards’ move North to Byerley Park kicked off in the best possible way when the stable’s first runner Natuzzi scored an emphatic win in the Newmarket Handicap on Boxing Day.

The horse paceworked today looking very bright and all going well, his next target will be the Telegraph at Trentham.   Ellerslie on Sunday saw Shezhardtocatchback to winning form with victory in the R85 1200m for the Wallace stable.
 
Tempelten had his final gallop this morning in preparation for a tilt at the City of Auckland Cup on New Year’s Day.  With regular trackwork rider Kelly Jones in the saddle, Tempelten strode away from the 1200m, timed to run the 1000m in 1:07.0, going to the line with ears pricked to finish in 37.4 for the 600m.
 
Vavasour (Castano) and Palace Rock (Wilson), galloped 800m together in 52.0, the 600m in 37.0.  Both are entered for the Royal Stakes and both fillies look in top order for Thursday’s Group 2 event.  Dufellforte(Malton) who will race in blinkers in the Lindauer Mile, galloped with Delveen (McNeill), the pair completing 800m in 53.2, the 600m in 38.2.  Stablemate Ultravioletwho was beaten a head over 1600m at Ellerslie on Sunday, may back up in the Lindauer Mile and she too will race with the addition of blinkers.  Sierra Beel(Maina), nominated for the Railway, worked with Spiffy Iffie (Cottle) over 800m in 52.0, the 600m in 37.1.  Fast Dragon (Wall) went quietly over 1000m in 1:15.0 and 600m in 42.0.  He finished second at Ellerslie on Boxing Day and may run in the Rich Hill Mile on Thursday.
 
Geppetto’s Girl (McNeill) and Marciano (Malton) produced sound work when galloping 1000m in 1:07.0, the final 600m in 36.4 as did Rising Force (McNeill) who clocked 1:04.0 for 1000m, the 600m in 36.5.   Businessman (Hapeta) and Bootyful (Taylor) had pace on from the 1000m which they ran in 1:01.3, their last 600m in 36.7.  Justnametheprice (Gee) and Lonely Boy(Bilali) were paired over 1000m which they completed in 1:06.1, the last 600m in 37.4 and First Of A Kind (Gee) and Sir Sava (Bilali) ran the same distance in 1:05.7 and 37.4.  Driving Master (Gee) and Ican’tstoptherain(Bilali) galloped 1000m in 1:07.0, the 600m in 39.5 and Lion Rock Hill (Wall) galloped 1000m in 1:08.0.  Joy Of Life (Castano) went easily over 1000m in 1:09.0, the 600m in 40.0.
 
Flower Bomb (Wilson) galloped 800m in 54.0, the 600m in 37.1 and Gerry Merito (Couchman), who has been plagued with bad draws, sprinted 600m in 35.3. Nothinlykhers (Wilson) and a Volksraad gelding (Castano) galloped 600m in 37.5 and Snow Charm(McNeill) ran 600m in 41.1.  Share A Dream(Couchman) and a Lucky Unicorn gelding (Jones) galloped 600m together in 41.5 and Bliss Street(Couchman) ran an easy 600m in 42.0.
Tue 23rd Dec, 2014
Shuka and Natuzzi had the finishing touches applied today in readiness for their Boxing Day assignments.
 
Shuka (Danielle Johnson) and Natuzzi (Paul Richards) galloped together over 1000m in 1:02.6, coming home under big holds to finish in 37.1 for the last 600m.  Shuka who looks fit and bright, steps up to 2000m in the Group I Zabeel Classic on Friday on the back of his stunning win in the Captain Cook Stakes.  Trainer Paul Richards, who has recently moved North with his team to Byerley Park, has Natuzzi in the Listed Newmarket Handicap, freshened since since running third in the Stewards at Riccarton six weeks ago.
 
Shezhardtocatch (Gee), another entered for the Newmarket, galloped with First Of A Kind (Bilai), the pair requiring 1:11.1 for 1000m, the 600m in 40.5.  Ultraviolet (McNeill) and Emily Monk (Wilson) produced excellent work when sent 800m in 52.1, the 600m in 37.1.  Ultraviolet races on Boxing Day and looks in great order.
 
Britt Ekland (Castano) impressed when galloping with Flower Bomb (Wilson) over 1000m in 1:04.0, the last 600m in 35.3 while Vavasour (Innes) and Palace Rock (Johnson) also caught the eye with 1000m in 1:02.4, the 600m in 35.8.  All four have committments at the Ellerslie Carnival and have been working stylishly of late.
 
Ultimate Image (Maina) and It’s Got To Be You (Gee) galloped well together over 1000m in 1:04.2, the final 600m in 36.0 and Rising Force (McNeill) looked smart when galloping a solo 1000m in 1:02.0, the 600m in 35.0.  Spiffy Iffie (Cottle) and Sierra Beel (Maina) galloped 1000m in 1:05.5, the 600m in 37.2; Snow Petal (Wilson) went the same distance in 1:03.0 and 37.4 and Delveen (Castano) completed 1000m in 1:06.7, the 600m in 37.8.
 
Statham (Magorrian) and Gold ‘N Mac (Jones) had pace on over 800m in 49.1, the 600m in 35.2 and Lucky Orphan (Evans) ran 800m in 52.4, the 600m in 36.6.  Upfrontincentre (Castano) and a Faltaat gelding (Wilson) worked 800m nicely together in 52.1, the 600m in 37.1 and Crossbow (Malton) and Voldini (Castano) galloped 800m in 55.5, the 600m in 39.0.
 
Gerry Merito (Couchman) sprinted 600m in 34.9;  Nothinlykhers (McNeill) and a Volksraad gelding (Wilson) 600m in 39.7 and Fullagent (McNeill) and El Nahra (Malton) 600m in 42.4.
Thu 18th Dec, 2014
Emily Monk confirmed her readiness for Te Rapa with another smart gallop this morning.
 
Sent 1000m, Emily Monk (Wilson) travelled well throughout, completing the journey in 1:03.5, the concluding 600m in 36.8.  By O’Reilly, lightly raced mare Emily Monk will be ridden by leading jockey Danielle Johnson on Saturday and looks in great shape to record back to back wins.
 
Asprey (Kirrin) galloped 1200m recording 1:30.0 for the distance, the last 600m in 40.0.  Stablemate Consensus (Naput) galloped 1000m at three-quarter pace, returning 1:17.0 and final 600m in 45.0.  Both are entered for Te Rapa; Asprey will have the benefit of a claim with Jack Wong doing the riding and Mark Du Plessis aboard Consensus whose last start yielded a fifth placing in the 1000 Guineas.
 
Looking to have trained on extra well since his recent Captain Cook Stakes success, Shuka (Wilson) galloped in company with Ultraviolet (Castano), the duo impressing with 1000m in 1:01.8, the last 600m in 36.0.  Snow Petal (McNeill) galloped a solo 1000m in 1:08.4, the 600m in 37.3.  Bootyful (Taylor) galloped quietly over 1000m in 1:15.1, the 600m in 43.5.
 
Statham (Jones) was quick running 600m in 35.6 and El Nahra (Wilson) and Fullagent (Castano) returned 40.5 for 600m.  A Volksraad gelding (Wilson) and Volksraad filly (Castano) galloped 600m in 42.2.
Tue 16th Dec, 2014

 Grand Admiral and Emily Monk did their weekend chances no harm with encouraging work this morning.

 
Galloping together Grand Admiral (Castano) and Emily Monk (Malton) reeled off 1000m in 1:02.8, the pair on equal terms at the finish and clocking 36.7 for the last 600m.  Grand Admiral, entered for the Open 2100m at Te Rapa, should strip fitter for his couple of runs back while Emily Monk who won stylishly at Premier level last time out, is nominated for the R75 1600m.
 
Sir Sava (Gee) and Ifra Dancer (Bilali) matched strides over 1200m in 1:26.0, the concluding 600m in 38.0 and Endorsement (Gee) ran the same journey in 1:26.2, the 600m in 38.2.  Lion Rock Hill (Wall) galloped 1200m in 1:26.0, the 600m in 39.4 and Show MacCool (Bilali) returned 1:22.0 and 39.8 for 1200m.  Uncle Sam (Gee) and Giant Turtle went 1200m together in 1:28.0, the final 600m in 40.1.
 
Shezhardtocatch (Gee) and Bountiful (Wall) galloped 1000m in 1:11.0, the 600m in 38.0 and Street Wars (Gee) and Good Caring (Bilali) worked at three-quarter pace over 1000m in 1:15.0, the last 600m in 44.0.
 
Snow Petal (McNeill) ran a nice 1000m in 1:04.5, her last 600m in 37.7.  Upfrontincentre (Castano) and Nothinlykhers (Wilson) returned 38.4 for 600m.  Gerry Merito (Couchman), nominated for Te Rapa,  breezed 400m in 23.8.
Thu 11th Dec, 2014

 Waikato Gold Cup hopefuls Tempelten and Delveenfinalised their preparation in encouraging fashion this morning.

 
Tempelten (Jones) was full of running throughout his 1000m gallop, returning 1:03.8, the closing 600m in 36.3.  Trainers Scott Lucock and Sally Gillespie have Tempelten looking in great order and although the horse can mix his form, his work of late has been exemplary.
 
Delveen (McNeill) galloped with stablemate Grand Admiral (Castano), the pair completing 1000m in 1:03,.8, the final 600m in 36.4.  Delveen has been racing consistently well this campaign, running home nicely for third at Ellerslie last week.  She does face a big step up in class on Saturday but has weighed in all six starts at Te Rapa, two of her four wins coming on the track.
 
Sierra Beel (Maina) and Britt Ekland (Wilson) galloped 800m in a smart 49.0, the 600m in 35.4.  Sierra Beel put in a big effort when fourth in the Concorde and lines up in the Open Sprint at Te Rapa.  Dufellforte (Castano) and Ultraviolet (Wilson) worked together over 800m in 52.1, the 600m in 37.5.
 
Heading to the Eulogy Stakes, Palace Rock (Wilson) was let off with a quiet 600m which she ran in 40.0.  The filly looks very fit and bright, has drawn well, and will have the services of Chris Johnson as does the other Williams’ Awapuni runner, Rising Force who paceworked two rounds today.  Gold ‘N Mac (Jones) entered for the Sunday meeting at Ellerslie, worked well once again, clocking 50.9 for 800m, the last 600m in 36.5.
 
Crossbow (Castano) and a Faltaat gelding (Malton) galloped 800m in 51.6, the 600m in 37.4 and Upfrontincentre (Castano) and Croyde (McNeill) completed 800m in 55.2, the 600m in 38.8.  Mia Rose(Couchman) ran 600m in 36.3.
Tue 9th Dec, 2014
Congratulations to the connections of Shuka who was magnificent when taking out the Group I Captain Cook Stakes for the second year in succession.  In a field comprising six Group 1 winners from the eight runners, Shuka showed great courage to surge past the leaders close to the line, showing once again what a genuine, tough racehorse he is.   Trained by Peter and Dawn Williams, Shuka has only raced in elite company and in scoring his eighth win on Saturday, took his stakes to close on $700,000, all earned in New Zealand.
 
The Wallace stable also tasted success with All The Way taking out the first at New Plymouth last Thursday and Giant Turtle winning at Ellerslie on Saturday.
 
Today’s trackwork saw Waikato Cup hopeful Tempelten in very good form.  Working from the 1600m at a good clip, Tempelten (Jones) kept up a strong gallop to record 1:19.5 for the 1200m, 1000m in 1:04.2, still travelling well at the finish to clock 36.7 for the last 600m.  Tempelten went a more than fair race in last year’s Waikato Cup and collected wins in the Thames, Bay of Plenty and Te Aroha Cups last season.  His run for third in the recent Counties Cup was a good one and providing he gets a dry surface at Te Rapa, is capable of making his presence felt.
 
Another Cup entrant Deane Martin (Wall) and Makers Mark also galloped over ground, timed to run the last 1000m of 1600m in 1:08.5 and 600m in 38.8.
 
Dufellforte (Castano) and Palace Rock (Wilson) galloped 1000m together in 1:04.5, the final 600m in 36.6.  Dufellforte heads to Te Rapa while Palace Rock, ultra impressive when winning at Avondale a fortnight ago, is nominated for the Eulogy Stakes at Awapuni on Saturday. Croyde (Wilson), entered at Tauranga on Friday, galloped 800m with Upfrontincentre (Castano), recording 53.4, the 600m in 39.0.
 
Gold ‘N Mac (Jones) galloped 1000m in 1:04.3, the last 600m in 35.8, excellent work on his own.  Grand Admiral (Wilson) and Emily Monk (Malton) were paired over 1000m in 1:04.5, the 600m in 37.6.
 
Pheroz Flame (Jones) and a Sirocco filly (Couchman) worked well together over 800m in 52.4, the 600m in 37.4 and Ultraviolet (McNeill) and Britt Ekland (Malton) ran 800m in 52.0, the 600m in 38.0.  Businessman (J. Hapeta) galloped 800m in 57.1, the 600m in 42.0 and fillies by Mastercraftsman (Castano) and Bernadini (Wilson) galloped 600m in 38.8.
Tue 2nd Dec, 2014
Heading to Trentham on Saturday, the Dawn and Peter Williams trained Shuka and Flower Bomb provided the highlight of this morning’s trackwork.
 
Seeking back to back wins in the Captain Cook Stakes, Shuka (Johnson) and Levin Stakes hopeful Flower Bomb (Wilson) had pace on from the 1000m, clocking 1:01.5 for the trip, finishing on terms to record 36.5 for the last 600m.  Freshened since his fine second in the Livamol Classic at Hawkes Bay, Shuka looks in great heart for Saturday’s assignment where he will be reunited with in-form jockey Danielle Johnson, successful on the horse in last year’s Group I event.  Flower Bomb resumed on a winning note, has won left handed and seldom lets her supporters down.
 
The Williams’ have Delveen running at Ellerslie on Saturday and she too worked stylishly today.  Delveen (McNeill) and Grand Admiral (Castano) began their work at the 1200m, timed from the 1000m to run 1:03.6, the last 600m in 36.4.  Delveen produced a big run for second last start following a smart win, looks in excellent order and has been placed at Ellerslie.
 
Scott Lucock and Sally Gillespie have Bliss Street resuming at Ellerslie and she galloped keenly today.  Sent 1000m, Bliss Street (Couchman) recorded 1:03.0, her last 600m in 36.2.  Generally thereabouts when last campaigned, the lightly raced Faltaat mare has been placed at each of her three freshup runs.
 
The Wallace stable have horses racing at Taranaki on Thursday, among them All The Way (Bilai) who galloped 1600m in 1:52.0, the 1000m in 1:06.1 and concluding 600m in 38.1.  Stablemate Uncle Sam (Gee) and Ifra Dancer (Bilali) galloped 1200m in 1:26.0, 1000m in 1:10.0 and final 600m in 40.8.  Makers Mark (Gee) and It’s Got To Be You (Bilali) ran the same distance in 1:34, 1000m in 1:15.1 and 600m in 43.5.
 
Lion Rock Hill (Wall) ran 1200m in 1:23.0, the 600m in 37.0 and Good Caring (Wall) and a Russian Hero mare (Bilali) ran the same distance in 1:25.0, the 600m in 38.1.  Lonely Boy (Gee) and Justnametheprice (Bilali) ran 1200m in 1:29.0, the 600m in 43.0 and Fast Dragon (Gee) ran a quiet 1200m in 1:33.0.
 
Tempelten (Jones) put in a sound effort when striding from the 1200m, completing 1000m in 1:04.0, going to the line very well to finish in 35.5 for the last 600m.
 
Smart pair Vavasour (Innes) and Palace Rock (Wilson) were paired over 1000m in 1:07.0, the 600m in 36.4 and Duffelforte (Wilson) and Joy Of Life (Castano) matched strides over 1000m in 1:02.5, the 600m in 37.0.  Rising Force (McNeill) galloped 800m in 49.4, the 600m in 36.0 and Crossbow (Wilson) and a Faltaat gelding (Malton) worked 800m in 51.6, the 600m in 37.3.  Pheroz Flame (Jones) and a Dane Shadow gelding (Dell) galloped 600m in 40.0 and Spiffy Iffie (Cottle) and a Captain Rio colt ran 600m in 42.4.
Thu 27th Nov, 2014
Deane Martin and Ultraviolet hit out solidly again today in preparation for Ellerslie on Saturday.
 
Deane Martin (Wall) and Makers Mark (Gee) worked away from the 1600m mark, Deane Martin beginning several lengths in arrears of Makers Mark, joining the other horse at the 400m, and  both finishing together in a time of 1:26.0 for the 1200m, 1000m in 1.11.1 and last 600m in 42.1.  Deane Martin looks in great order to resume racing and Makers Mark looks to have trained on particularly well since his last run.
 
Ultraviolet (Wilson) and Emily Monk (McNeill) produced a sound final trial for Ellerslie with 800m in 50.0, the 600m in 36.3. Ultraviolet was super impressive when resuming at Ellerslie a month ago finishing a close up second after being hampered in the straight while Emily Monk should be forgiven her last start effort when the slow track conditions were against the mare.
 
Rising Force (McNeill) and Joy Of Life (Castano) galloped together over 1000m in 1:04.3, the final 600m in 36.8 and Gold ‘N Mac (Dell) completed 1000m in 1:06.0, the last 600m in 37.1.  Pink Bubbles (Wilson) galloped solo over 1000m in 1:07.8, the 600m in 38.7.
 
Shuka (Wilson) and Grand Admiral (Wilson) galloped 800m in 50.3, the pair well held over the final 600m in 37.1. Crossbow (Wilson) and a Faltaat geldeing (Castano) galloped 800m in 50.4, the 600m in 37.2.
Wed 26th Nov, 2014
Some smart gallops recorded this morning with fog preventing timing of some sectionals.
 
Peter and Dawn Williams have three runners heading to the Levin meeting at Otaki on Friday, among them Flower Bomb who got through her work in good style today.  Galloping with Pink Bubbles (McNeill), Flower Bomb (Wilson) cut out 1000m in 1:05.5, the 600m in 35.8.  Entered for the Listed Levin Stakes, Flower Bomb showed her usual fight when winning freshup at Tauranga in good time and seldom runs a bad race.  The stable has Vavasour (G3 Wellington Stakes) and Delveen (R85 2200m) running Friday and both galloped pleasingly today, unable to be timed due to the fog.  Vavasour gained a well deserved win when bolting in at Te Rapa last start while Delveen is racing in great form this campaign.  The Williams’ have Ultraviolet entered at Ellerslie and she impressed in her work this morning.    Paired with Joy Of Life (McNeill), Ultraviolet (Wilson) sped over 800m in 49.7, the 600m in 36.3.
 
Just Call Me Ray will represent the Wallace barn at Otaki and he galloped stylishly today.  Working with Giant Turtle (Cooksley), Just Call Me Ray (Wall) strode through 1200m in 1:21.0, the 1000m in 1:05.0 and final 600m in 38.0.  Just Call Me Ray won his last start back at the beginning of October and is entered for the Wellington Stakes while Giant Turtle heads to Ellerslie after a promising fifth placing on debut.
 
Deane Martin (Wall) and Makers Mark (Cooksley) paceworked one round then galloped 1200m in 1:20.0, coming home well to finish in 38.0 for the last 600m.  Having his first start back after a successful Sydney campaign which saw him win at Group level, Deane Martin steps out in the Open 1600m at Ellerslie.  Narrowly beaten at Dargaville, Makers Mark is set to start in the R65 2100m.  Also from the Wallace stable, Cheeky Boy (Wall) and Ican’tstoptherain (Gee) galloped 1200m in 1:30.0, the 600m in 41.1 and Shezhardtocatch (Gee) produced nice work over 1000m in 1:07.0, the last 600m in 37.0.
 
All The Way (Cooksley) galloped 1600m in 1:53.0, the 1000m in 1:09.2 and last 600m in 38.0 and Uncle Sam (Gee) and Ifra Dancer (Bilali) ran 1200m in 1:30.0, the 1000m in 1:11.1 and 600m in 40.8.  First Of A Kind (Gee) and a Russian Hero mare (Wall) completed 1200m in 1:29.0, the 600m in 41.1 and Travel Wise (Bilali) ran the same journey in 1:30.0 and 41.1.  Keen To Rule (Dell)  galloped 1000m in 1:04.0, the 600m in 36.0 and Driving Master (Gee) and Justnametheprice (Mallesh) galloped 1000m in 1:12.8, the last 600m in 42.2.
 

Statham (Jones) was timed to run 1000m in 1:04.6, emerging from the fog full of running at the end of his work.  Rising Force (McNeill) was well held over 1000m in 1:08.0

Wed 19th Nov, 2014
Some smart gallops were recorded today by runners preparing for their weekend assignments.
 
Endorsement (Medcalf) and Ultimate Image (Maina) worked boldy over 1200m in 1:19.0, the 1000m in 1:03.7 and final 600m in 36.2.  Endorsement should strip fitter for his two runs back while Ultimate Image would not need to improve much to gain his maiden win.  Lion Rock Hill (Wall) looked ready to resume on a good note when galloping 1200m in 1:20.0, the 1000m in 1:04.8 and last 600m in 36.9.  Paired over 1200m, Ican’tstoptherain (Wall) and Justnametheprice (Bilali) left 1200m behind in 1:20.0, the 1000m in 1:04.8 and 600m in 37.8.  Ifra Dancer (Wall) and Good Caring (Mallesh) ran the same journey in 1:23.6, the 1000m in 1:05.7 and 600m in 38.0.  Counties Cup contender Tempelten (Jones) galloped 1600m in 1:48.0, finishing his work off well to clock 36.7 for the concluding 600m.
 
Grand Admiral (Castano) and Shuka (Wilson) produced excellent work, galloping 1000m in 1:02.8, both running to the line well to finish in 35.7 for the last 600m.  Grand Admiral heads to Avondale for the Counties meeting following a solid fourth when resuming a fortnight ago.  Last start winner Aspery (Chary) ran 1000m in 1:05.4 finishing in a smart 35.0 for the last 600m.  Sierra Beel (Maina) and Millie Mae (Chary) were quick over 1000m in 1:00.0, the 600m in 35.5.  Sir Sava (Innes) and Lonely Boy (Wall) ran their 1000m in 1:03.5 and 35.5, Sir Sava slightly ahead at the finish.
 
Who Dares Wins (Chary) and Kschessinska (Bilali) galloped together over 1000m in 1:07;0, the final 600m in 35.5.  A son of Iffraaj, Who Dares Wins makes his debut in the Listed Murdoch Newell 2yo event on Saturday.  Bountiful (Innes) and Shezhardtocatch (Wall) matched strides over 1000m in 1:02.4, the last 600m in 35.9 and Flicka Of Gold (Cottle) ran 1000m in 1:03.0 and 36.1.  Street Wars (Medcalf) galloped an easy 1000m in 1:08.8, the 600m in 40.1.
 
Just Call Me Ray (Innes) and First Of A Kind (Wall) completed 1000m in 1:04.,0, the 600m in 35.5 and Delveen (Castano) and Emily Monk (Wilson) galloped 1000m together in 1:05.2, the last 600m in 37.0.  Deane Martin (Wall) worked a quiet 1000m in 1:14.0, the 600m in 44.0.
 
Counties runner Dufellforte (Castano) was paired with Flower Bomb (Wilson) over 800m which they ran in 49.3, the 600m in 36.2 and Palace Rock (Wilson), also heading to Counties and Vavasour (Castano) cut out the same work in 49.9 and 36.6.  Rising Force (McNeill) and Pink Bubbles (Malton) looked smart galloping 800m in 49.0, the 600m in 35.0.  Tell The World (Wilson) and a Tavistock filly (Castano) galloped 800m in 50.0, the 600m in 36.1 and Crossbow (Malton) and a Faltaat gelding (McNeill) recorded 52.5 for 800m, the 600m in 36.8.  Snow Petal (McNeill) clocked 50.1 for 800m, the 600m in 38.0 and Joy Of Life (McNeill) and a Coat’s Choice gelding (Malton) ran the same distance in 55.0 and 38.3.  Ultraviolet (McNeill) was not chasing time when galloping 800m in 58.0, the 600m in 41.4 and Lowrider (Dell) ran an easy 800m in 57.4 and 42.0.
Tue 11th Nov, 2014
Bruce Wallace has several runners nominated for Dargaville and Tauranga, several of whom were put through their paces this morning.
 
Travel Wise (Wall) and Endorsement (Medcalf) galloped together over 1200m, the journey taking 1:21.0, the 1000m in 1:04.7 and final 600m in 37.0.  Travel Wise has had one run back this preparation and is nominated for both the R85 1200m and Open 1400m at Tauranga on Saturday.  Driving Master (Wall) and Cheeky Boy (Bilali), both entered for Dargaville on Friday, were sent 1000m which they completed in 1:08.0, the last 600m in 37.5, nice work by the pair.
 
Members of the Dawn and Peter Williams team continue to impress in their work, Snow Petal (McNeill) turning in a good solo gallop over 1000m in 1:01.7, the 600m in 36.3.  Grand Admiral (Castano) and Suggestive Smile (Wilson) had the pace on over 800m in 48.0, the 600m in 35.2 and Pink Bubbles (Wilson) and Triaction (Castano) were also quick clocking 48.4 for 800m, the 600m in 35.7.  Dufellforte (McNeill) and Ultraviolet (Castano) matched strides over 800m in 50.8, the 600m in 36.2 and Vavasour (Castano) and Palace Rock (Wilson) ran 800m in 50.4 the 600m in 37.0.  Crossbow (Wilson) and a Faltaat gelding (Castano) galloped 800m in 55.0, the last 600m in 37.0.  Joy Of Life (McNeill) completed 800m in 52.5, the 600m in 37.8 while Shuka (Wilson) ran an easy 800m in 54.2, finishing in 39.0 for the 600m.  The Williams’ will be represented by smart mare Britt Ekland in the G3 Canterbury Breeders Stakes at Riccarton.  Winner of five including her last start, Britt Ekland has stacks of ability and looks in great order for Wednesday’s target.
 
Aspery (Chary) galloped 1000m in 1:04.9, finishing her work off well to clock 35.5 for the closing 600m.  Just Call Me Ray (Wall) and Justnametheprice (Bilali) ran a quiet 1000m in 1:13.0, the concluding 600m in 41.  Bliss Street (Couchman), from Scott Lucock and Sally Gillespie’s barn, galloped 1000m in 1:06.0, the final 600m in 37.5 and Tempelten (Jones) three-quarter paced 1000m in 1:14.9, the final 600m in 44.0.  The stable has Statham running in the G3 Stewards on the middle day of the Cup Carnival in Christchurch with Matt Cameron taking the reins.  Statham won with ease in good time and carrying plenty of weight at his last start and goes into the Stewards with a good draw and carrying 6kg less than when he won.
Thu 6th Nov, 2014
Te Rapa runner Delveen confirmed her readiness for Saturday’s assignment with another bold workout this morning.
 
Sent 1000m, Delveen (Johnson) travelled comfortably throughout the journey which she completed in 1:07.1, coming home in 38.0 for the final 600m.  Her work this week has pleased trainers Peter and Dawn Williams and Saturday’s good draw and weight relief with apprentice Lee Magorrian claiming 3kg, should see the mare very competitive.
 
Snow Petal (McNeill) galloped 1000m in 1:04.0, the 600m in 36.7, a nice effort on her own and Flicka Of Gold (Cottle) also ran 1000m, clocking 1:04.2, the last 600m in 38.4.
 
Gold ‘N Mac (Dell) and Bliss Street (Couchman) produced excellent work, galloping 800m in 49.5, the 600m in 35.5.  Promising filly Vavasour (Johnson) and Dufellforte (Wilson) galloped together over 800m in 49.7, the 600m in 36.6.  Pink Bubbles (McNeill) and Triaction (Johnson) matched strides over 800m in 51.6, the 600m in 38.2.  
Wed 5th Nov, 2014
Byerley Park trained horses continue to perform well with Flower Bomb scoring a brave win at Tauranga and three more winners from the Centre at Ellerslie on Melbourne Cup day.
 
Delveen’s work today suggested she could well add to the total when she lines up at Te Rapa on Saturday.  Backing up from a sound win on the course ten days ago, Delveen (Wilson) galloped 1000m in 1:03.2, the last 600m in 36.6.  She steps up from 1600m to 2100m, a distance which should suit the royally bred mare, by Encosta De Lago out of top stayer Calveen.
 
From the Wallace barn, Shezhardtocatch (Wall) and Cheeky Boy (Peard) strode through 1000m in good style clocking 1:02.4 for the distance and last 600m in 36.0.  Shezhardtocatch is nominated for the Open 1200m at Te Rapa and won the Cambridge Breeders Stakes there back in April.  Stablemate and possible race rival Travel Wise (Bilali) galloped 1000m in 1:07.3, the 600m in 36.0.
 
Elusive Unicorn (Peard) nominated for Rotorua on Friday, galloped 1000m with Driving Master (Wall), the pair clocking 1:04.0, the last 600m in 38.0.  Another Rotorua runner All The Way (Bilali) galloped 1200m in 1:22.0, the concluding 600m in 40.0.
 
Lion Rock Hill (Wall) galloped 1200m in 1:26.0, the 600m in 40.2 and Lonely Boy (Wall) and Makers Mark (Maresh) worked over the same distance in 1:30.0, the 600m in 41.0.
 
Snow Petal (McNeill) produced a nice solo effort when galloping 1000m in 1:02.2, the last 600m in 36.8 and First Of A Kind (Maresh) worked 1000m with a Russian Hero mare (Wall) returning 1:11.0 and 39.0.
 
Pink Bubbles (Castano) and a Tavistock filly (Wilson) looked smart running 800m in 48.2, the 600m in 35.2 and Sir Sava (Wall) and Bountiful (Peard) went together over 800m in 52.0, the 600m in 36.5.  Keen To Rule (Bilali) and Justnametheprice (Maresh) galloped 800m in 53.0, the 600m in 38.0.  Ultraviolet (Castano) was given an easy 800m which she completed in 57.0 and 41.0.
 
Statham (Jones) galloped an effortless 600m in 35.8 and Crossbow (Wilson) and a Faltaat 3yo (Malton) recorded 37.8 for 600m.  Zucchero (McNeill) and Tell The World (Wilson) worked 600m together in 38.3 and Flicka Of Gold (Cottle) ran the last 600m of 1000m in 38.6.  A Captain Rio colt (Maina) and Gallant Guru gelding (Cottle) ran 600m in 44.0.
Tue 28th Oct, 2014

 Byerley Park trained horses continued to reap the rewards with seven winners coming from the Centre in less than a week.  Peter and Dawn Williams started the ball rolling with Snow Charm winning at Te Aroha last Wednesday and the Bryce Cottle trained Flicka Of Gold successful on the same day.  Waipa on Friday saw Statham make light work of his 59kg with a classy win for Scott Lucock and Sally Gillespie  and at Ellerslie on Saturday Merckxfollowed up some good form with a deserved win for trainer Paul Bates, the quinella provided by another Byerley trained horse in The Cosmos.  At Riccarton Leo Molloy saddled two runners, Riding Shotgun taking out the Listed Ray Coupland Stakes and Consensus finishing second in the Armadillo Stakes, also Listed.  Racing at Te Rapa on Monday saw two more winners for the Williams’ partnership, richly bred filly Vavasour scoring an emphatic win and Delveen greeting the judge a couple of races later. 

 
 Flower Bomb put in her usual sound work this morning ahead of her Tauranga assignment on Saturday.  Galloping 1000m with Suggestive Smile (Malton), Flower Bomb (Wilson) was a couple of lengths ahead of her companion at the end of the gallop, recording 1:01.4 for the journey, the last 600m in 36.8.  Winner of five races on most types of going, Flower Bomb last raced in June, trialled a couple of weeks ago and is sure to be another competitive runner from the in-form Williams’ stable.  He’s Rock’N’Roll (Gee) also nominated for Tauranga, galloped on his own, clocking 1:05.0 for 1000m, the final 600m in 36.0.  He has run two placings since resuming and scored an easy win at Tauranga back in January.
 
Checkoutthemissus (Costello) paceworked one round then galloped 1000m in a quick 59.6, the 600m in 36.8.  Street Wars (Wall) and Show MacCool (Medcalf) worked together over 1000m in 1:06.0, the concluding 600m in 37.0 and Kschessinska (Chary) galloped a leisurely 1000m in 1:11.5, coming home in 37.4 for the last 600m.
 
Mia Rose (Couchman) produced nice solo work when galloping 800m in 50.8, the 600m in 36.5 and Shezhardtocatch (Wall) and Very Astute (Medcalf) galloped 800m in 50.5, finishing their work in 37.4 for the 600m.  Bountiful (Wall) and Sir Sava (Gee) ran 800m in 54.7 and 39.0.
 
Tue 21st Oct, 2014

 Runners nominated for Waipa and Ellerslie galloped soundly this morning ahead of their upcoming assignments.

 
Entered for the Open 1400m, Travel Wise(Gee) travelled comfortably throughout 1000m in 1:11.0, finishing off in 40.3 for the final 600m.  Kicking off a new campaign, Travel Wise has won two of his four races on the Ellerslie track and is a winner and placed freshup.  
 
Another resuming at Ellerslie is Ultraviolet (Wilson) who was not pushed to gallop 800m in 52.1, the 600m in 38.8.  She looked well above average last season and was a trial winner a week ago.
 
Lightly tried mare Sierra Beel (Cottle) galloped with Ultimate Image (Maina), the duo galloping 1000m in 1:07.1, coming home in 36.8 for the last 600m.  Sierra Beel was a winner two starts back before failing last time out and is working  well enough to make amends at Waipa on Friday.
 
Entered for the two-year-old event at Ellerslie, Angel Van Haarlem (Castano) galloped 600m with Flower Bomb(Wilson), the pair returning 40.1.  By Manhattan Rain, Angel Van Haarlem is trained by the Williams’ and looks a good type of early two-year-old.
 
Back in work after a two week break, Shuka looked happy and relaxed when working today.  His next target is the Captain Cook Stakes at Trentham where he will attempt to achieve back to back wins in the Group I event.
 
The gallop of the morning was provided by Grand Admiral (Castano) and Rising Force (McNeill) who strode over 1000m in 59.5, finishing off their work in great fashion to record 35.3 for the concluding 600m.  Vavasour (McNeill) and Palace Rock (Castano) also galloped stylishly, clocking 1:04.8 for 1000m, the last 600m in 36.1.  Tempelten (Jones) did nice solo work, completing 1000m in 1:04.3 and 600m in 36.4 and Aspery (Chary) was strong throughout 1000m in 1:06.2, the 600m in 36.5.  Delveen (Wilson) galloped on her own over 1000m in 1:03.0, the 600m in 36.8.  Kschessinska (Chary) also galloped 1000m, returning 1:10.0, the 600m in 38.0.
 
From the Wallace Barn, Street Wars(Medcalf) and Show MacCool (Maresh) matched strides over 1000m in 1:06.4, the final 600m in 38.0 and Giant Turtle(Bilal) and Ifra Dancer (Pieper) worked a nice 1000m together in 1:06.5, the 600m in 38.8.  First Of A Kind (Bilal) and Uncle Sam (Pieper) recorded 1:11.0 and 39.0 for the same journey.  He’s Rock’N’Roll(Gee) galloped 1000m solo in 1:09.0, the 600m in 39.1.  Good Caring (Pieper) and Driving Master (Bilal) galloped 1000m in 1:05.0, the 600m in 39.3 and Elusive Unicorn (Gee) and a Russian Hero filly (Wall) returned 1:09.9 for 1000m, the 600m in 39.6.  Lion Rock Hill (Maresh) worked comfortably over 1000m in 1:07.5, the final 600m in 40.0.  Keen To Rule(Gee) and Sir Sava (Wall) galloped 600m in 40.6; colts by Sebring and Stravinsky 600m in 39.2 and two colts by O’Reilly, 600m in 39.3.
 
From Shane Hapeta’s barn, Stunner (J. Hapeta) and an Ifraaj filly (Taylor) produced nice work when sent 800m which they ran in 53.1, the 600m in 37.8.   A Sirocco filly in the Lucock/Gillespie stable also worked well, galloping 800m in 54.1, her 600m in 38.6 and from the same barn Bliss Street (Couchman) ran 600m in 39.3.
 
Thu 9th Oct, 2014
Matamata acceptors Britt Ekland and Fast Dragon were given an easy workout today, both restricted to pacework.
 
Britt Ekland has drawn the outside gate in the R85 over 1200m but is more than capable of a strong showing freshup while Fast Dragon, who has also drawn wide and is a doubtful starter, may now run at Ellerslie later in the month.
 
The Key’s Within (Dell) galloped away from the 1200m mark, picking up speed to clock 1:12.0 for the 1000m and finishing in 38.1. for the last 600m.  Suggestive Smile (McNeill) and Emily Monk (Wilson) worked comfortably over 1000m in 1:08.1, the last 600m in 39.0.  Makers Mark (Peiper) and Lonely Boy (Gee) were paired over 1000m in 1:09.7, the final 600m in 40.1 while Lion Rock Hill (Wall) galloped solo over 1000m in 1:12.8, the 600m in 40.8.  Good Caring (Gee) and Driving Master (Bilali) completed their 1000m in 1:12.2, the 600m in 41.3.  He’s Rock ‘N Roll (Peiper) ran 1000m in 1:10.8, the last 600m in 42.1 and All The Way (Peiper) galloped an easy 1000m in 1:13.0, the 600m in 44.2.
 
Ultimate Image (Maina) galloped 800m in 50.8, the 600m in 36.0 and Vavasour (Castano) and Lucretia (Wilson) worked 800m together in 50.1, the 600m in 37.3.  Snow Charm (Wilson) and Parisdotcom (Castano) matched strides throughout 800m in 51.7, the 600m in 38.1.
 
Stunner (S. Hapeta) and an Ifraaj filly (Connolly) galloped a nice 600m in 38.6 and Grand Admiral (McNeill), having his first gallop in a new campaign, returned 41.8 for 600m.  A Sirocco filly (Couchman) galloped 600m in 41.8 and Bliss Street (Couchman) ran 600m in 42.4. 
Tue 7th Oct, 2014
Shuka was gallant in defeat when finishing second in the Group I Livamol Classic on the third day of the Hawkes Bay Carnival.  Perfectly ridden by Opie Bosson, Shuka powered home to go under by a half-head and showed once again what a genuine racehorse he is.  Dufellforte, the other Peter and Dawn Williams trained runner at Hastings, also finished second, a run which augurs well for his Spring/Summer campaign.  At Waikato last Friday James Bridge lined up his first runner from Byerley Park with instant success when Alleyoop  took out out the R75 1200m; his other runner The Cosmos finishing a creditable fourth in the 3yo event.  Other placings at Waikato were Tempelten and The Key’s Within, both finishing second and Cheeky Boy third.
 
Nominated for the Matamata Cup, Fast Dragon (Wall) galloped 1600m today in 1:50.7, the 1200m in 1:18.8 and final 600m in 37.3.  He has not raced since the Derby back in March but did win a 1200m trial at Avondale five weeks ago.
 
Britt Ekland (Castano) and Flower Bomb (Wilson) galloped well together over 1000m in 1:03.6, their final 600m in 35.1.  Britt Ekland finished last season with a trio of wins and the talented Elvstroem mare resumes at Matamata on Saturday having previously been placed freshup.
 
Just Call Me Ray (Wall) and Whadapleasure (Gee) ran 1200m in 1:21.0, the concluding 600m in 37.0 and Ice Cool (Seton) and Lulu Mimosa (J. Hapeta) galloped 1000m in 1:05.0, the last 600m in 36.7.
 
An excellent gallop was recorded by two very smart horses in Rising Force (McNeill) and Ultraviolet (Malton), the pair leaving 800m behind in 48.4, the 600m in 34.3 and Triaction (Malton) and Zucchero (McNeill) also galloped 800m which they completed in 50.2, the 600m in 36.2.  Emily Monk (Wilson) worked well once again, galloping 800m with Snow Charm (McNeill) in 49.5, the 600m in 36.7.  Ultimate Image (Maina) ran 800m in 51.7, the 600m in 37.4 and Lucretia (Wilson) and a Coats Choice gelding (Castano) galloped 800m in 52.3, the 600m in 37.8.
Thu 2nd Oct, 2014
Three-year-old Just Call Me Ray produced a smart effort when successful over 1600m at Whangarei mid-week for the Wallace stable and a race earlier, He’s Rock’N’Roll finished second in his event.  The stable has last start winner Deane Martin backing up this Saturday in the Metropolitan Handicap, stable foreman Allan Peard reporting the horse has come through his last run in great shape.  Chris Munce flys down to take the mount on Deane Martin in the Metropolitan.
 
Hastings bound Shuka and Duffellforte finalised their preparation for Saturday’s meeting in good style today.
 
Galloping together Shuka (Wilson) and Duffellforte (Castano) worked quietly away from the 1000m, galloping from the 800m in 51.7 and last 600m in 37.0, both horses full of running at the line.  Shuka has been racing only in the best company, his previous seven starts this season and last, all in Group I events and the horse looks fit and bright for Saturday’s target.  Duffellforte resumes in the R65 1200m and as with Shuka will be ridden by Opie Bosson.
 
Classy mares Flower Bomb (Wilson) and Britt Ekland (Castano) were in excellent form today, the pair speeding through 1000m in 1:01.4, the last 600m in 35.1.  Triaction (Castano) and Snow Charm (Wilson) worked together nicely over 800m in 51.9, the 600m in 37.0.
 
Statham’s trainers have made the call to start the horse at Hastings where he runs in the R85 1200 with Rory Hutchings taking the reins.  Twice placed in Listed company last season, Statham’s work of late cannot be faulted and he looks in great order to resume racing on Saturday.     
Tue 30th Sep, 2014

 Congratulations to the connections of the Bruce Wallace trained Deane Martin who took out the Colin Stephens Handicap in convincing fashion at Rosehill last Saturday.  At Ellerslie, Vavasour gained black type with a game third placing in the Listed Soliliquy Stakes for trainers Dawn and Peter Williams.

 
Shuka heads to Hastings this Saturday for the third day of the Spring Carnival, his mission the Group I Livamol Classic.  Opie Bosson who has won twice on the horse, takes the reins on Saturday and was aboard in this morning’s gallop.
 
Paired with Emily Monk (Wilson) and looking fit and bright, Shuka was not extended when completing 1000m in 1:05.2, the concluding 600m in 36.5.  BothShuka’s runs at the Carnival have been meritorious, the horse running home strongly on each occasion over the shorter journeys and Saturday’s step up in distance will be to his liking.  It was nice work too from Emily Monk who matched strides with Shuka throughout the gallop and also got to the line well.
 
An impressive gallop was recorded byStatham (Jones) and Tempelten (Dell), the pair working together over 1000m which they completed in 1:01.3, the final 600m in 35.4.  Tempelten resumes at Te Rapa on Friday while Statham, particularly eye-catching in his work today, heads to either Hastings on Saturday or Matamata the following week, trainers Scott Lucock and Sally Gillespie holding off on a decision until later this week. 
 
Recently  joining the training ranks at Byerley Park, James Bridge has two runners nominated for Te Rapa including lightly raced mare Thorn Park mareAlleyoop who strung three wins together last season and was placed at the trials ten days ago.  Alleyoop (Innes) galloped 800m today in 51.3, the 600m in 37.1 while the other Bridge runner, The Cosmos (Innes) ran easily through 1000m in 1:10.1, the last 600m in 39.1.  By Darci Brahma, The Cosmos makes his debut on Friday and was successful in a recent trial.
 
Duffelforte (Bosson) and Palace Rock(Wilson) galloped soundly together over 800m in 49.6, the 600m in 36.2.  Weather will dictate if Duffelforte runs at either Hastings or Te Rapa, the horse in need of better ground but looking bright and forward after a recent trial win.
 
Edward (Castano) and Suggestive Smile(Wilson) produced nice work when completing 800m in 49.6, the 600m in 36.2 as did Triaction (Castano) and Snow Charm (McNeill) who recorded 49.6 and 36.2 for their 800m.  Rising Force(McNeill) was under a good hold when running 800m in 53.0, the 600m in 38.5. 
 
Two-year-olds by Manhattan Rain (Wilson) and Shaft (Castano) in the Williams barn, galloped 600m in 41.7.
Thu 25th Sep, 2014
Vavasour confirmed her readiness for the Soliloquy Stakes with another encouraging gallop today.
 
Vavasour (Johnson) and Ultraviolet (Wilson) worked 800m together, returning 50.1 the final 600m in 37.2.  Vavasour looks to have trained on well since her resuming run for second at Whangarei and will race with the addition of blinkers on Saturday.
 
Just Call Me Ray (Wall) and Wadapleasure (Phadke) galloped 1200m in 1:22.0, the 1000m in 1:06.4 and concluding 600m in 38.3.  The sole  representative racing from the Wallace stable this weekend is Deane Martin who runs at Rosehill in the 2400m Colin Stephens Handicap following a promising third placing at his last Sydney start.
 
Taking time honours for this morning’s session, Tempelten (Jones) galloped 1000m in 1:01.3, the last 600m in 35.2 while stablemate Statham (Jones) also produced sound work when cutting out 1000m in 1:02.6 and 600m in 35.9.
 
Dufellforte (Castano) and Emily Monk (Wilson) produced another smart gallop, working together over 800m in 48.0, the 600m in 35.3. Delveen (Wilson) galloped solo over 800m in 50.5, the 600m in 37.2 and Rising Force (McNeill), looking big and strong after his winter break, galloped easily over 800m in 52.5, the 600m in 38.5.  Edward (Johnson) ran 800m in 55.5, the 600m in 41.0.
 
Flower Bomb (Castano) galloped 600m in 39.8 and Britt Ekland (Johnson) clocked 40.1 for her 600m.
Tue 23rd Sep, 2014
Galloping in blinkers for the first time, Vavasour could not have been more impressive in trackwork today.
 
Paired with stablemate Emily Monk (Wilson), Vavasour (Johnson) travelled boldly throughout 1000m to clock 1:00.4 for the journey, the final 600m in 35.0.  This was very encouraging work for the filly’s Soililoquy Stakes mission at Ellerslie on Saturday.  Vavasour resumed on a sound note at Whangarei a fortnight ago when making up substantial ground to run second, her third such placing from only three career starts.
 
The Bruce Wallace trained Ican’tstoptherain (Wall) and All The Way (Maina) travelled well together over 1000m which they completed in 1:07.0, the last 600m stylishly in 36.8 and Lion Rock Hill (Wall) galloped a nice solo 1000m in 1:07.3, the 600m in 38.6.  Other 1000m gallops from the Wallace stable: Elusive Unicorn (Wall) and Shezhardtocatch (Maina) 1:11.3 and 39.0;  Uncle Sam (Maina) and Giant Turtle (Phadke) 1:10.3/40.0; Just Call Me Ray (Wall) and Ifra Dancer (Maina) 1:12.5/41.0; Good Caring (Gee) and a Guillotine gelding (Papier) 1:11.3/42.2; It’s Got To Be You (Gee) and Makers Mark (Papier) 1:14.0/42.5; Sun Hero (Gee) and Firstofakind (Phadke) 1:13.6/42.5; Lonely Boy (Maina) and Wadapleasure (Phadke) 1:16.4/43.0; Cheeky Boy (Gee) and Driving Master (Phadke)  1:12.0/43.1;  He’s Rock’N’Roll (Papier) 1:15.0/44.0.
 
A smart gallop was recorded by Ultraviolet (Castano) and Dufellforte (Malton), the duo quick over 800m in 48.9, the 600m in 35.6 while a Dane Shadow gelding (Jones) was not after time when running 800m in 55.0, the 600m in 41.0.
 
Suggestive Smile (Castano) and a Coat’s Choice gelding (Wilson) galloped 600m together in 39.4 and Flower Bomb (Wilson) and a Manhattan Rain filly (Castano) worked a nice 400m in 28.6.  Britt Ekland (Johnson) and a Shaft 2yo (Wilson) ran 400m in 30.6.
Thu 18th Sep, 2014
Shuka finalised his preparation for Saturday’s Windsor Park Plate in encouraging fashion today.  Allowed an easy hit-out before his trip South tomorrow, Shuka (Wilson) travelled comfortably through 600m in 40.0, pleasing trainers Peter and Dawn Williams with his work.  He has a difficult draw to overcome but can be ridden positioned back in the field and should be right there at the business end.
 
Impressive work was recorded by Palace Rock (Wilson) and Triaction (McNeill), the duo speeding over 800m in 48.0, the 600m in 35.3.  Mia Rose (Couchman) was also quick, returning 49.2 for 800m and 35.8 for the 600m.
 
Classy mare Ultraviolet (Castano) and Emily Monk (McNeill) matched strides over 800m in 50.0, the 600m in 35.8 and Tell The World (Wilson) and a Zabeel filly (Castano) worked nicely together over 800m in 49.8, the 600m in 36.2. Vavasour (Castano) ran an easy 800m in 55.5, the 600m in 40.7.
Tue 16th Sep, 2014

 Following on from his brave run in the Makfi Challenge Stakes, Shuka heads to Hastings again this weekend to tackle the Group I Windsor Park Plate.

 
Galloping 1000m today with possible race rival Fast Dragon (Wall) and with raceday rider Mark Du Plessis in the saddle, Shuka was strong  throughout his work, reeling off the journey in 1:01.0, the last 600m in 35.7.  Both co-trainer Peter Williams and Du Plessis were more than satisfied withShuka’s work as was Wallace stable foreman Allan Peard with the manner in which Fast Dragon completed his task. Shuka steps up to 1600m this week, the distance he won at when taking out the Group I Captain Cook Stakes last season. Fast Dragon needs a couple to drop out to make the Windsor Plate field but also holds a nomination for the Counties meeting at Te Aroha.
 
Travel Wise (Maina) and Endorsement(Phadke) were in good form today, the pair striding together over 1000m in 1:04.2, the last 600m in 35.2.  Nominated for the Counties meeting, Travel Wise last raced back in March but won a trial a fortnight ago and has been successful freshup.
 
The Lucock/Gillespie trained Statham andTempelten, both originally scheduled to trial at Waipa today before the meeting was abandoned were given solo 1000m gallops;  Statham (Jones) clocking 1:07.4, the 600m in 37.5 and Tempelten (Jones) returning 1:06.7 and 37.6.  Good Caring(Gee) and a Guillotine gelding (Phadke) galloped 1000m in 1:07.6, the final 600m in 37.2 and Ifra Dancer (Phadke) andUncle Sam (Wall) ran 1000m in 1:08.9, the 600m in 37.7.  Giant Turtle (Papier), an unraced 3yo by Zabeel, galloped with Sun Hero (Gee), the pair completing 1000m in 1:06.8 and 600m in 38.0.  Lion Rock Hill(Maina) ran an easy 1000m in 1:13.4, the 600m in 41.8.  Having his first gallop, a 2yo by Shaft (Wilson) was professional galloping 400m with a Coat’s Choice 3yo (McNeill) clocking 27.4, both horses members of the Dawn and Peter Williams stable.
Thu 11th Sep, 2014
Whangarei acceptors from the Wallace and Williams stables rounded off their preparation in good style this morning.
 
He’s Rock’N’Roll  and Just Call Me Ray worked separately from the 800m, He’s Rock ‘N’Roll (Gee) clocking 38.4 for the last 600m and Just Call Me Ray (Phadke) recording  40.1 for his 600m.  From the Williams barn, Vavasour (Johnson) accompanied by Delveen (Castano),  galloped 800m in 50.3, the 600m in 37.5.
 
Fast Dragon (Maina) galloped 1600m in 1:57.3, the 1200m in 1:24.2 and concluding 600m in 39.5.  Tempelten  (Jones) and Statham (Dell) were impressive when galloping 800m together in 48.5, the 600m in 35.6, both horses going to the line strongly.  Weather permitting, the Lucock/Gillespie trained duo will head to the Te Awamutu trials next Tuesday.
 
Shuka (Wilson) looking in fine fettle after his courageous run in the Makfi Stakes, cruised through 1000m in 1:05.2, the last 600m in 37.4.  Recent smart trial winner Parisdotcom (Malton) and Triaction (Wilson) matched strides over 800m in 52.5, the 600m in 37.5.  Elfee (Malton) and Palace Rock (Wilson) returned 51.9 for 800m, the 600m in 37.9.   Lucretia  (Johnson) and Snow Charm (Castano) galloped 800m together in 52.1, the 600m in 38.8.
Tue 9th Sep, 2014
Whangarei prospects He’s Rock’N’Roll and Just Call Me Ray, both members of the Wallace team,  acquitted themselves well in training this morning.
 
 He’s Rock ‘N’Roll (Peiper) travelled strongly from the 1200m mark, clocking 1:01.4 for the 1000m and finishing in 36.3 for the concluding 600m.  He looks in great order to resume racing on Saturday.  Smart last start winner Just Call Me Ray (Peiper) galloped 1000m with Wadapleasure (Gee), the pair leaving 1000m behind in 1:03.8 and final 600m in 36.1.  Just Call Me Ray appears to have come through his winning run in good fashion and looks to have a bright future.
 
Also from the Wallace barn, Fast Dragon (Maina) galloped 1600m in 1:59.2, the 1200m in 1:25.8 and final 600m in 39.2. while Travel Wise (Gee) returned 1:26.0 for 1200m, the last 600m in 42.0.  Shezhardtocatch (Maina) and Elusive Unicorn (Gee) caught the eye when producing a sound 1000m gallop in 1:03.8, going to the line well to record 35.8 for the last 600m.  All The Way (Peiper) ran 1000m in 1:07.0, the 600m in 37.8.  Lonely Boy (Gee) and an Any Suggestion gelding (Maina) were paired over 1000m in 1:07.7, the last 600m in 37.8 and Giant Turtle (Gee) and Sun Hero (Peiper) ran a leisurely 1000m in 1:12.2, the 600m in 41.4.
 
The Dawn and Peter Williams team will be represented by just the one runner at Whangarei in Vavasour and she was impressive when galloping today.   Paired with stablemate Ultraviolet (Wilson), Vavasour (Castano) sped through 800m in 48.0, the 600m in a smart 35.2.  A big strong filly by Redoubt’s Choice, Vavasour has had just the two raceday runs for two second placings back in April and was a trial winner a week ago.
 
Merckx (Couchman) had the pace on over 800m in 48.0, the 600m in 35.1 and stablemate Mia Rose (Couchman) ran 800m in 52.1, the 600m in 38.2.  Soul Keeper (Evans) and Eezemoova (Dell) looked good when completing 800m in 48.8, their 600m in 36.3.  Dolores O’Riordan (Evans) and Bonga Lady (Evans) galloped together over 800m in 55.0, the 600m in 39.5.  Tell The World (Wilson) and a Zabeel filly (Castano) ran 600m in 37.4.
Thu 4th Sep, 2014
A quiet fast work morning after a number of the Centre’s horses trialled at Avondale on Tuesday.
 
Heading to Wanganui, Niki Piki Milo (Castano) was let off with a 600m gallop at three-quarter pace which she ran in 44.0.  Winner of the Ryder Stakes at the end of last season and unbeaten in her two raceday appearances, the filly runs in the Listed O’Leary’s Fillies Stakes on Saturday and looks well above average at this stage.
 
Right Said Fred (S. Hapeta) impressed in his work this morning  when galloping with stablemate Lulu Lamour (J. Hapeta), the pair completing 1000m in 1:02.7, the last 600m in 36.0.
 
Tell The World (Wilson) and a Zabeel three-year-old filly (Castano) matched strides over 800m in 51.4, the 600m in 37.6.  Ultraviolet (Wilson) cruised through 800m in 54.4, the 600m in 39.2 and The Key’s Within (Dell) three-quarter-paced 600m in 44.3.
 
The Williams and Wallace barns lined up a number of runners at the Avondale trials, the Williams producing six winners and six placegetters on the day and the Wallace stable a further three winners and several placegetters.  Of the Williams runners Dufellforte, Palace Rock and Vavasour most pleased their trainers while Wallace runners Fast Dragon and Travel Wise won their heats in good style.
Thu 28th Aug, 2014

 Shuka looked bright and well when paceworking two rounds this morning with regular trackwork rider Tash Wilson in the saddle.  The horse heads South on Friday for Saturday’s Group I Makfi Stakes, co-trainer Peter Williams stating he is “ happy with the horse at this stage, he has a top rider in Mark Du Plessis, can handle most going and if he can position himself into fourth or fifth in the running from his good draw, is confident of a nice showing.”

 
Tempelten and Statham worked stylishly again today.  Tempelten (Jones) left 800m behind in a smart 49.6, the 600m in 36.3 and Statham (Jones) recorded 50.0 for his 800m, the last 600m in 37.1.
 
Niki Piki Milo (Johnson) was keen when galloping with Delveen (Castano) clocking 51.3 for 800m, steadying to come home in 38.3 for the 600m.  Vavasour (Johnson) and Tri Action (Castano) galloped nicely together over 600m in 38.8 and Palace Rock (Wilson) and an Elusive City filly (Malton) ran 39.1 for 600m.  Dufellforte(Castano) and Elfee (Johnson) returned 41.1 for 600m and Edward worked 600m at three-quarter pace in 44.0.
Wed 27th Aug, 2014

 Makfi Stakes runner Shuka pleased trainers Dawn and Peter Williams with another encouraging gallop this morning.

 
Galloping 1000m in company with Fast Dragon (Wall), Shuka (Wilson) was always travelling well throughout the work, hitting the line strongly to record 1:02.3, the 600m in 35.2  With Opie Bosson committed to I Do in Saturday’s feature, Mark Du Plessis, who has won twice on the horse previously, takes the reins in the Makfi.  Wallace stable foreman Allan Peard was more than happy too with Fast Dragon’s effort, the horse set to resume in the Westbury Classic in a couple of weeks time.
 
Also from the Wallace barn, maiden Whangarei runner Just Call Me Ray(Maina) caught the eye with a nice hitout over 1000m with Endorsement (Gee), the pair clocking 1:04.2 and concluding 600m in 35.8.  Just Call Me Ray put in a good effort when resuming just over a month ago and should not be in maiden class for long.  He’s Rock’N’Roll (Peiper) galloped 1200m in 1:23.0, the 1000m in 1:08.4 and last 600m in 40.6.  The lightly raced winner of four resumes on Saturday in a smart field, has won freshup and is a previous winner at Whangarei.
 
 Sierra Beel (Maina) galloped 1000m in company with Whatapleasure (Peiper), the pair matching strides throughout to record 1:07.8 and final 600m in 39.1. Sierra Beel capped off a couple of placings with a win at Whangarei last start and returns there on Saturday.
 
A good solo effort was recorded by Travel Wise (Gee) who was strong throughout 1200m in 1:19.0, the 1000m in 1:03.2 and last 600m in 36.0.  Makers Mark (Gee) and It’s Got To Be You (Peiper) galloped 1200m in 1:20.8, also completing their work stylishly to record 35.0 for the final 600m.  Deane Martin (Wall) galloped 1600m at three-quarter pace, timed from the 1000m in 1:12.0 and 600m in 42.7.
 
Edward (Castano) galloped an easy 800m in 58.6, the 600m in 42.6 and Niki Piki Milo (Castano) and Elfee (Wilson) ran 600m in 37.0  Palace Rock (Wilson) andVavasour (Castano) went 600m together in 37.2.
Thu 21st Aug, 2014
Judging by their work this morning, Statham and Tempelten look to be coming to hand well to resume racing in the Spring
 
Both galloped 800m solo, Statham (Jones) recording 49.8, the 600m in 36.6 and Tempelten (Jones) clocking 49.2, the 600m in 35.7. Trainers Sally Gillespie and Scott Lucock have the pair looking in great order and must be looking forward to their return to racing with some anticipation. 
 
Shuka (Du Plessis) and Dufellforte (Johnson) matched strides over 1000m in 1:02.2, the concluding 600m in 35.4. Shuka"s work was impressive once again and Dufellforte, who galloped stylishly on Tuesday, put in another good effort today. 
 
Promising mares Ultraviolet (Johnson) and Emily Monk (Wilson) were not chasing time when sent 800m which they ran in 58.1, the 600m in 41.0. Delveen (Castano) and Vavasour (Johnson) cut out 800m in 53.2 and 600m in 38.6. Dance (Castano) galloped 600m in 38.5.
 
 
Tue 19th Aug, 2014
Shuka took another step closer to his Makfi Stakes mission with an eyecatching gallop this morning.
 
Paired once again with stablemate Delveen (Wilson) and with Opie Bosson aboard, Shuka appeared to be cruising throughout 1000m in 1:02.8, the last 600m in 36.2.  Delveen too turned in super work, both riders positive in their post gallop comments to co-trainer Peter Williams.
 
It’s Got To Be You (Peiper) and Makers Mark (Peard) were rolling along by the 1000m mark, returning 1:03.5 for the distance, the final 600m in 37.7, nice work by both.  Cheeky Boy (Maina) and Ican’tstoptherain (Wall) also produced sound work, completing 1000m in 1:04.7, coming home well to finish in 36.6 for the last 600m.  Bountiful (Maina) and Justcallmeray (Wall) went together over 1000m in 1:07.9, also finishing their work off nicely in 36.7 while Travel Wise (Gee) galloped 1000m on his own in 1:07.0, the 600m in 39.0.
 
Swiper The Fox (Couchman), nominated for Saturday’s Interprovincial, worked over 1000m in 1:05.1, the 600m in 36.5 and He’s Rock ‘N Roll (Gee) ran the same distance in 1:11.1 and 41.3.  Good Caring (Gee) and a Guillotine gelding (Peiper) galloped 1000m together in 1:10.0, the concluding 600m in 40.2.
 
A Sirocco filly (Couchman) in the Gillespie/Scott stable looked smart running a solo 800m in 51.8, the 600m in 37.6 and Duffellforte (Wilson) and an Elusive City filly (Castano) looked good galloping 600m together in 37.8.  Sun Charm (Castano) and a Mastercraftsman filly (Wilson) also galloped 600m which they ran in 39.9 while Ryder Stakes winner Niki Piki Polo galloped an easy solo 600m in 40.0.  Vavasour (Wilson) and Edward (Castano) finished 600m in 41.0 and Ifraaj filly Elfee (Castano) and Palace Rock were keen to go quicker when galloping 600m in 41.1.  Ifra Dancer (Gee) and Uncle Sam (Peiper) were allowed an easy 600m in 43.3 and Shezhardtocatch (Maina) and Elusive Unicorn (Wall) returned 43.4 for similar work.
Wed 13th Aug, 2014
Shuka was in sparkling form at Byerley Park this morning and Delveen also impressed.
 
Galloping together Shuka (Wilson) and Delveen (Castano) reeled off 800m in a smart 47.6, the 600m in 34.6, excellent work by both horses.  Shuka looks in great order to kick off a new campaign in the Makfi Stakes, his fitness reinforced by a stylish 1000m gallop between races at Whangarei a fortnight ago when he ran the fastest 600m of the day.  Delveen too is coming to hand nicely and will resume racing once the tracks improve.
 
Riding Shotgun (Couchman) produced nice work when completing 1000m in 1:03.6, the last 600m in 35.3 and stablemate  Asprey (Couchman) galloped 1000m in 1:04.4, the 600m in 35.7.  Sent over the same distance, Consensus (Couchman) returned 1:09.3, the final 600m in 38.4.
 
From the Wallace stable and  preparing for their first runs this season It’s Got To Be You (Peard) and Makers Mark (Maina) looked to be relishing their work when galloping 1000m in 1:06.3, their last 600m in 37.5, while All The Way (Wall) and Driving Master (Gee) were travelling well at the finish of 1000m in 1:06.5, the 600m in 37.8.  Ican’tstoptherain (Wall) and Cheeky Boy (Maina) galloped 1000m in 1:08.8, the 600m in 39.8 and Travel Wise (Peard) galloped solo over 1000m in 1:09.8, the final 600m in 40.6. Endorsement (Peard) galloped 1000m in 1:09.8, the 600m in 41.0 while Bountiful (Peard) was not hurried over 1000m in 1:17.5, the 600m in 45.5.
 
An Elusive City filly (Couchman) did well to clock 50.7 for 800m, the 600m in 35.5 and Etoile Filante (Wilson) worked in her ususal businesslike manner, returning 51.5 and 37.6 for 800m.  Madison Avenue (Couchman), nominated for Avondale on Friday, was sent 800m which she completed in 56.6, the 600m in 41.1.  Palace Rock (Wilson) galloped 600m in 39.5 and Vavasour (Castano) ran a quiet 600m in 42.2.

Editors Note: Welcome back Carol and lovely to see you back at that!

Thu 8th May, 2014

Apologies for the lack of trackwork - our clocker is on leave for a few more weeks and we will endeavor to resume the popular Tuesday and Thursday trackwork emails as soon as possible.

 

 

Thu 10th Apr, 2014

 Most of the Dawn and Peter Williams runners engaged for Ellerslie were given easy tasks today.

 
Looking very bright, Shuka(Wilson) who lines up in the Group I Easter Handicap, breezed 400m in 25.2 and Flower Bomb (Castano) galloped 400m in 25.8.  The forecast rain is not concerning co-trainer Peter Williams with both horses capable of handling wet conditions..  Dufellforte (Castano) strode through 400m in 27.0 andFully On (Wilson) recorded 27.1 for 400m.
 
Suggestive Smile (Malton) was a late entry in the R65 2200m for the Williams" and she galloped 1000m in 1:05.0, the 600m in 36.8.  She finished second at her first attempt over ground last time out following on from a smart maiden win.  Rising Force (Couchman), who galloped so impressively on Tuesday, worked over 1000m today in 1:06.1, the 600m in 38.0.  The Williams will be represented at Riccarton on Saturday byGrand Admiral who runs in the Canterbury Gold Cup.  The stable won the race last year with Shuka, who races in the same colours asGrand Admiral, and have a good chance of back to back wins providing the track stays around the slow rating.
 
Swiper The Fox (Couchman) was let off today with three-quarter pace over 1000m in 1:15.1, the 600m in 43.5..  He looks particularly well and will have the services of Leith Innes in the R65 1600m.
 
Gold "N Mac (Dell) had no trouble running 800m in 50.0 and 600m in 36.2 while Lushoto (Wilson) galloped 600m in 37.2.
Tue 8th Apr, 2014
Easter Handicap contender Shuka and stablemate Rising Force were in excellent form at Byerley Park this morning.
 
With raceday rider Opie Bosson in the saddle and accompanied by Flower Bomb (Wilson), Shuka strode away from the 1000m mark, at speed by the 800m which he galloped in 49.1, finishing off in 35.0 for the last 600m.  Freshened since his run in the NZ Stakes, Shuka drops back to 1600m in the Easter and has very good form on the Ellerslie track.  Tough little mare Flower Bomb who always gives her best both on the training track and raceday, is nominated for the VRC trophy and is another who races well at Ellerslie.
 
Rising Force (Couchman) was impressive when galloping with Dufellforte (Bosson), slightly ahead of the other horse during the 1000m gallop which he ran in 59.7, the 600m in a very smart 34.8.  Rising Force won his last start and looks well above average but will stay home on Saturday if the forecast rain arrives and conditions deteriorate.  Dufellforte, generally lazy in trackwork, was also successful last time out, leading all the way over 1200m at Ellerslie.  He is nominated for the 3yo 1200m and looks very bright.
 
Two-year-olds Aspery (Innes) and Consensus (Couchman) worked nicely together over 1000m in 1:05.0, the 600m in 36.1.  Consensus won on debut while Aspery weighed in at her first start and both are nominated for the Listed Champagne Stakes.
 
Endorsement (Gee) produced sound work over 1000m in 1:08.0, the final 600m in 35.0.  He has been racing consistently well with his target the R75 1600m on Saturday.  Race rival Swiper The Fox (Innes) looked good galloping 1000m with Two Over One (Couchman), timed to run the distance in 1:05.3 and 600m in 36.4.  Maiden runners at Elleslie Fully On (Wilson) and Emily Monk (Castano) matched strides over 1000m in 1:05.7, the last 600m in 37..8.  Faraway Eyes (Jones), always quick in trackwork, took time honours for the morning when scampering 800m in 45.8, the 600m in 34.5.  She last ran back in October and resumes in the Open 1200m on Saturday.
 
Beginning a new campaign at Counties next Monday, Bold Ransom (Jones) galloped 1000m in 1:05.2, the 600m in 37.7 and Justcallmeray (Innes) and Sir Sava (Phadke) ran their 1000m in 1:03.9, the 600m in 36.3.  Etoile Filante (Wilson) galloped 800m in 48.1, the 600m in 35.4 and Britt Ekland (Castano) ran 600m in 36.0.  Uncle Sam (Gee) and First Of A Kind (Peiper) went quietly over 600m in 42.8.     
Thu 3rd Apr, 2014

 Some sound gallops on a relatively quiet morning, timing hindered by fog.

 
Te Aroha candidates Grand Admiral (Bosson) and Burma (Castano) travelled easily over 1000m in 1:06.0, their final 600m in 37.8.  Grand Admiral has a hefty 59kg to carry in the 2200m Te Aroha Cup but always tries hard and rider Sam Spratt will give the horse every chance.  Lightly raced Burma scored his debut win on the Te Aroha course and his two runs this campaign have been sound.
 
Backing up from a strong win at Ellerslie last week, Ready Steady(Wilson) was allowed a quiet 800m today which she completed in 54.8, the 600m in 39.1.  She runs in the NZ Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes and has a good 1600m record, three of her five wins coming at the distance.  Saturday"s wfa event will be a big step up for the mare but she is racing well and is another who tries hard.
 
Shuka (Bosson) and Flower Bomb (Castano) worked together over 1000m and appeared to be galloping strongly when they emerged from the fog.  Shuka is preparing for the Easter Handicap, Bosson very positive in his comments about today"s gallop.  Stablemate Etoile Filante(Wilson) galloped 1000m in 1:05.1 and Emily Monk (Wilson) and Britt Ekland (Castano) were paired over 600m in 39.0.
 
From Shane Hapeta"s stable, a Red Giant filly (Connolly) and Zed gelding galloped together over 800m in 52.4, the 600m in 37.0
Thu 27th Mar, 2014

 The Dawn and Peter Williams trained Ready Steady andDufellforte completed their Ellerslie preparation in pleasing fashion this morning.

 
Ready Steady (Malton) was under a good hold when galloping 1000m in 1:11.1, finishing in 40.1 for the last 600m.  She won stylishly two starts back then ran a nice race at her first attempt over ground when finishing fifth at Ellerslie three weeks ago.  She is accepted for two races on Saturday, her trainers leaning towards the R85 2200m at this stage.
 
Dufellforte (Castano), accompanied by Flower Bomb (Wilson), was impressive in his work, reeling off 800m in 49.0, the 600m in 35.8.  Slow away, caught wide and not happy on the dead track in his fresh up run, Dufellforte"s work today would suggest a bold run in the R65 1200m at Ellerslie.
 
Tempelten (Jones), trained by Scott Lucock and Sally Gillespie, galloped an easy 600m in 42.2.  Tempelten took out the Bay of Plenty Cup at his last start and heads to Manawatu for a tilt at the Awapuniu Gold Cup.  The Lucock/Gillespie partnership are having a great run at present and will be represented at Ellerslie by last start winner Gold "N Mac andTango Terrific who finished fourth, less than a length off Gold "N Mac at his last start. 
 
Justcallmeray (Innes) and a Zabeel colt (Phadke), both two-year-olds in the Bruce Wallace stable, caught the eye with 800m in 48.1, their 600m in 35.0.  Night Fury (Phadke) andElusive Unicorn (Gee) were not after time running 800m in 57.0, the 600m in 41.0.  Wallace also has runners at Manawatu, Bountiful in the Sires Produce, It"s Got To Be You in the Manawatu Classic andShezhardtocatch in the Listed Open 1400m while Artic Wolf will line up for Leo Molloy in the Sires Produce Stakes. 
 
Thu 20th Mar, 2014
Judging by his work today, back to back wins would be no surprise for honest campaigner Grand Admiral.
 
Accompanied by Burma (Wilson), Grand Admiral (Castano) strode over 1200m, returning 1:02.1 for the 1000m and finishing strongly in 35.6 for the last 600m.  Grand Admiral scored a brave win in the Nathans Memorial when last seen out and has his first run on the Tauranga track on Saturday in the Bay of Plenty Cup over 2100m.  Burma more than held his own in the gallop and he heads to Tauranga on the back of a good freshup fourth three weeks ago.
 
Travel Wise (Wall) and Endorsement (Gee) looked to be working well when galloping 1200m in 1:27.0, the 1000m in 1:09.0 and concluding 600m in 37.2.  They are both nominated for the Japan NZ International Trophy.  Lonely Boy (Wall) and It"s Got To Be You (Faber) galloped 1600m in 1:55.0, the 1200m in 1:22.0 and final 600m in 39.2.  A lightly raced son of Zabeel, Lonely Boy won his maiden race at Tauranga two starts back and runs in the R65 1600m there on Saturday.
 
Stablemates Statham (Jones) and Tempelten (Dell) were paired over 1000m in 1:03.7, both strong at the finish in 37.2 for the final 600m while Beckinsale (Jones) and Bliss Street (Dell) galloped 800m in 54.8, the 600m in 40.0.  Beckinsale"s form is better than it looks on paper and she runs in the Maiden 1300m at Tauranga.
 
Lion Rock Hill (Faber) galloped on his own over 1200m in 1:23.0, the 600m in 39.2 and two-year-old Artic Wolf (Couchman) sped 1000m in 1:02.0 and 600m in 35.1.  Good Caring (Gee) and Andnowurmine (Phadke) caught the eye with a nice 1000m in 1:06.0, their final 600m in 36.0.  Swiper The Fox (Couchman) completed 1000m in 1:06.2, the 600m in 37.4 and Aspery (Couchman) returned 1:07.8 and 37.8 for 1000m.  Shezhardtocatch (Faber) and Bountiful (Wall) went together over 1000m in 1:09.0, the 600m in 39.0 and a Postponed filly (Couchman) ran 1000m in 1:12.6 and 41.0.
 

Shane Hapeta trained Missy Tee (Hapeta) and a Red Giant filly (Connolly) galloped 800m together in 52.8, the 600m in 37.8.   Street Wars (Phadke) and Night Fury (Gee) completed 800m in 58.1, the 600m in 41.6 and Jacky Paper (Tucker) galloped 600m in 37.4.  Rough Odds (Couchman) ran the last 600m of 1000m in 37.8 and Emily Monk (Castano) and Vavasour (Wilson) were paired over 600m in 38.3.  Fillies by Postponed (Wilson) and Tavistock (Castano) breezed 400m in 28.1.

Thu 13th Mar, 2014
Wallace runners accepted for Te Rapa completed their preparation in pleasing style this morning.
 
Eastern Dragon (Wall) and Justnametheprice (Faber) galloped 1000m together returning 1:06.0 and final 600m in 36.5, both horses working well enough to suggest a bold showing on Saturday.  Grey Hero (Wall) worked nicely again, galloping 800m in company with Elusive Unicorn (Faber), the pair recording 55.0 and last 600m in 39.1..
 
Peter and Dawn Williams have two runners entered for Te Rapa and both were given easy tasks today.  Dufellforte (Castano) breezed 400m in 31.0 and Delveen (Wilson) galloped 600m twice, the first in 43.0 and second in 41.2.
 

Resuming at Counties next Wednesday, West End (J. Hapeta) galloped 1600m, the 1000m in 1:08.0 and last 600m in 40.0.  Lonely Boy (Phadke) worked 1200m in 1:24.3, the final 600m in 39.6 and All The Way (Gee) completed his 1200m in 1:26.0 the 600m in 43.0.

Tue 11th Mar, 2014

Bruce Wallace has runners at both Trentham and Te Rapa weekend and they prepared well in training this morning.

 
Grey Hero (Faber) pleased with his gallop when completing 1200m in 1:22.0, the 1000m in 1:06.6 and final 600m in 38.8.  The three-year-old by Guillotine has not raced for a month but broke maidens mid-January and has worked up well of late.  Stablemate Eastern Dragon (Wall) was not extended when galloping 1200m in 1:29.0, the concluding 600m in 40.0.  He is another who has been freshened since his last run which resulted in a nice second over 1600m.
 
Justnametheprice (Faber) and Endorsement (Phadke) were paired over 1200m in 1:29.0, their final 600m in 39.9.  Justnametheprice runs at Te Rapa on Saturday while Endorsement heads to Trentham, a track he has been placed on previously.  Also Wellington bound is two-year-old Andnowurmine (Faber) who galloped with Elusive Unicorn (Wall), the duo galloping 1000m in 1:10.0 and 600m in 40.0.  By Don Eduardo, Andnowurmine has had two trials for two second placings and makes her debut on Saturday.
 
 Dufellforte (Castano) galloped from the 1200m with Suggestive Smile (Wilson), the pair returning 1:02.2 for 1000m and final 600m in 36.2.  Dufellforte won his first raceday start and resumes at Te Rapa after a lengthy break.  Delveen (Wilson) had a change of work this morning, sprinting the last 400m of both rounds of pacework.  She has a chance to atone for a disappointing effort last start and did win nicely at Te Rapa back in January.  Emily Monk (Wilson) and Snow Petal (Castano) had pace on over 800m in 49.3, the 600m in 36.1.
 
  It"s Got To Be You (Faber) worked 1200m at three-quarter pace in 1:32.0; Fully On (Malton) and Torrio (Wilson) galloped 1000m in 1:03.4; Famous (Couchman) and Burma (Castano) 1000m in 1:08.0 and Statham (Jones) 800m in 51.5; sectionals unable to be timed for these horses due to fog. 
Thu 6th Mar, 2014
A quiet fast work morning but some pleasing gallops recorded by runners entered for the final day of the Ellerslie Carnival.
 
With raceday rider Danielle Johnson aboard, New Zealand Stakes runner Shuka galloped a comfortable 1000m which he completed in 1:14.3, the last 600m in 43..0,  Johnson reporting to co-trainer Peter Williams the horse was "just cruising and feels really good".  With nominations left open in the NZ Stakes and after a satisfactory gallop mid-week, the Williams decided to put in a late entry for Etoile Filante.  The mare ran third in the Avondale Cup behind yesterday"s Auckland Cup winner Who Shot Thebarman and the Williams" feel she deserves a crack at Saturday"s Group I race.  The Solitaire who galloped soundly with Shuka on Tuesday, paceworked two rounds today and looks very bright.
 
Lion Rock Hill (Faber) worked over 1600m, recording 1:06.1 for the 1000m and last 600m in 38.6.  He ran a nice enough race in the Nathans and runs in the R65 2100m on Saturday.  Accepted for the same race is Makers Mark (Gee) who galloped 1600m at three-quarter pace, the 1000m in 1:16.2 and 600m in 45.4.  Ready Steady (Johnson) another who galloped well on Tuesday, was let off today with a quiet 1000m which she completed in 1:14.1, the 600m in 43.0.
 
Suggestive Smile (Wilson) and Burma (Couchman) went together over 1000m in 1:03.0, both full of running at the finish to record 36.6 for the final 600m.  Torrio (Wilson) and Fully On (Castano) also galloped stylishly, the pair on even terms throughout 1000m in 1:03.2, the 600m in 36.7.
Tue 4th Mar, 2014

  

Race rivals Shuka and The Solitaire galloped together this morning in preparation for the Lindauer NZ Stakes and left no doubt as to their fitness for the Group I event.
 
Shuka (Wilson) and The Solitaire(S. Hapeta) began their work at the 1200m, in full stride by the 1000m which they completed in 1:01.7, together at the finish to clock 35.6 for the last 600m.  Both horses ran in the Group I Herbie Dyke Stakes at their last start, Shuka beaten a whisker into second and The Solitaire a neck away third, excellent performances by the talented pair.
 
Leo Molloy will be represented by Artic Wolf and Riding Shotgun in the Diamond Stakes and both galloped impressively today. Artic Wolf (Couchman) was accompanied by Aspery (Bosson) over 1000m in 1:02.8, the 600m in 35.8 while Riding Shotgun(Bosson) returned 1:03.4 and 35.8 for his 1000m gallop.  Also from the Molloy barn and entered for the R75 1200m, Nine Pin (Couchman) galloped 1000m in 1:04.3, the final 600m in a smart 34.8.
 
 Ready Steady (Castano) produced nice work when galloping 1000m solo in 1:02.0, the 600m in 35.5.  She beat a good field when scoring decisively at Matamata in a R85 1600m and should be untroubled by stepping up to the 2100m distance on Saturday.
 
Concorde winnerShezhardtocatch (Faber) got through her work well when galloping 1000m with Tycoon Class(Hubber) in 1:06.0, their last 600m in 36.0.  Travel Wise (Hubber) who is racing in solid form, was paired with Endorsement (Faber) over 1200m which they completed in 1:23.0, the 1000m in 1:08.1 and concluding 600m in 39.0.
 
Famous (Malton) was quick over 1000m in 1:02.6, the 600m in 35.0 and Dufellforte (Castano) also showed pace when completing 1000m in 1:01.5, the last 600m in 35.3.  Eastern Dragon (Wall) looked to be travelling well when running 1000m in 1:02.7, the 600m in 36.3 and Two Over One(Couchman) and a Postponed filly (Bosson) worked nicely together over 1000m in 1:04.5 and 36.1. Girl Of My Dreams (Couchman), wearing blinkers for the first time, galloped 1000m on her own in 1:07, the 600m in 36.9. 
 
Show MacCool (Wall) worked an easy 1000m in 1:12.0, his final 600m in 40.1 and Elusive Unicorn(Wall) galloped the same distance in 1:12.0 and 41.0.  He"s Rock "N Roll(Gee) worked away from the 1200m, running 1000m in 1:07.0, the 600m in 41.1 and Grey Hero(Wall) returned 1:12.0 and 41.2 for 1000m.
 
Andnowurmine (Gee) and Good Caring (Phadke) galloped 800m in 51.5, the 600m in 36.1 and Very Astute (Gee) and Night Fury(Phadke) recorded 42.2 for 600m.
Thu 27th Feb, 2014

 Runners for the first day of the Ellerslie Carnival produced some sound final trials this morning.

 
Nathans Memorial candidate Grand Admiral (Castano) galloped pleasingly with a Mr Nancho gelding (Du Plessis), the pair completing 1000m in 1:03.6, their last 600m in 37.0.  Grand Admiral is backing up from a somewhat lacklustre run at Matamata last Saturday, his trainers opting this week to remove the blinkers and tongue tie from the horse who does look in top order and generally runs well at Ellerslie.
 
Nathans rival Lion Rock Hill (Faber) was under a strong hold throughout 1200m in 1:25.0, the last 600m in 38.0.  Tempelten (Jones), a late entry for the Nathans, paceworked two rounds, the second at half pace. His stablemates Statham and Gold "N Mac who both galloped impressively on Tuesday, were let off today with pacework as was Tango Terrific.
 
Delveen (Wilson) looked the part when galloping with Shuka (Johnson), the duo recording 1:04.7 for 1000m, finishing their work in 38.3 for the last 600m.  Ultraviolet (Johnson) was hard held in her gallop withSuggestive Smile (Wilson), clocking 56.9 for 800m and 40.7 for the 600m.
 
Wallace runner Fast Dragon (Faber) completed his Derby preparation with 800m in 52.8, the 600m in 38.5.  The stable is on fire at present producing another two winners at Te Rapa yesterday.
 
Visiting trainer David Hayes gave his Derby runner Weregoingtogetcha a quiet morning with a couple of rounds of pacework.  The horse galloped ultra impressively at Ellerslie on Tuesday with raceday rider Kelly Myers aboard, recording 48..0 for 800m and 600m in 34.2, Myers "rapt" with the work.  Hayes is thrilled with how Weregoingtogetcha has settled into Byerley Park and pronounced him "spot on" for Saturday"s feature.
 
Famous (Johnson) and Emily Monk (Wilson) produced nice work when galloping together over 800m in 49.5, the 600m in 36.0 and Fully On(Castano) and Torrio (Wilson) also showed up well when completing 800m in 51.0, the 600m in 36.2.  Palace Rock (Johnson) and Dufellforte(Wilson) matched strides over 800m in 52.4 and 38.5.  Missy Tee(Connolly) was ahead of a Zed gelding (Couchman) at the finish of 800m in 52.7, the 600m in 39.5. 
Tue 25th Feb, 2014

 Statham and Gold "N Macgalloped impressively today, the Scott Lucock/Sally Gillespie trained pair taking time honours for the morning.

 
Sent 1000m, Statham (Jones) andGold "N Mac (Walker) cut out the distance in 1:02.0, coming home in great style to record 35.7 for the final 600m.  Statham had excellent form before an unplaced but not disgraced run in  the Telegraph Handicap, has been freshened and holds a nomination for the Darley Plate at Ellerslie.  Gold "N Mac"sbest performances have come at the 1200m journey and he drops back to that distance on Saturday.
 
Classy pair Ultraviolet (Johnson) and Delveen (Wilson) showed they were on target for their Ellerslie assignments with a pleasing gallop over 1000m in 1:06.3, the last 600m in 37.8.  Ultraviolet has looked well above average in her short career and the step up to 1600m on Saturday should not trouble her.  Delveen came with a big run for second at Ellerslie a fortnight ago and both horses look to have trained on extra well.
 
Derby entrant Fast Dragon (Wall) pleased Wallace stable foreman Allan Peard with his gallop today.  He worked with Justnametheprice(Faber) over 1600m, the 1000m in 1:05.6 and concluding 600m in 39.3.  Nathans Memorial runnerLion Rock Hill (Hubber) also galloped 1600m, recording 1:09.0 for 1000m and 600m in 39.5.  Makers Mark (Faber) is another from the Wallace stable nominated for the Nathans and he too galloped pleasingly when sent 1600m with Deane Martin (Wall), clocking a time of 1:07.8 for the 1000m and final 600m in 39.2.
 
Rough Odds (Couchman) galloped 1000m in 1:05.4, returning a smart 35.7 for the last 600m and Girl Of My Dreams (Couchman) ran her 1000m in 1:06.9, the 600m in 36.4. Travel Wise (Wall) andEndorsement (Faber) stretched out well together over 1000m in 1:05.9, the 600m in 36.8, nice work by both horses.
 
Grey Hero (Faber) galloped an easy 1000m in 1:10.8, the 600m in 41.1 and He"s Rock "N Roll (Hubber) went quietly over 1000m in 1:14.7, the 600m in 42.5.  Shuka(Johnson) continued his preparation for the Air NZ Stakes with a comfortable 1000m in 1:14.0, the last 600m in 42.0.
 
Fillies by Tavistock (Castano) and Thewayyouare (Wilson) in the Williams barn, ran 600m in 41.0 andTell The World (Malton) and a Volksraad gelding (Castano) breezed 400m in 25.6.   
Thu 20th Feb, 2014
Runners from the Williams stable emphasised their readiness for Matamata with solid final trials today.
 
Kaimai Stakes contender Grand Admiral (Castano) galloped with Wazungu (Malton), the duo matching strides over 1000m in a smart 1:03.0, the 600m in 35.6.  Grand Admiral looks in great order for his assignment as does Wazungu who steps out in the R65 1600m.
 
Flower Bomb (Wilson), who galloped stylishly on Tuesday, was let off today with an 800m gallop which she cruised through in 56.6, the 600m in 41.0.  Ready Steady (Castano) was under a nice hold when galloping 1000m in 1:06.7, the final 600m in 37.7.
 
Scott Lucock and Sally Gillespie have Tempelten entered in the Kaimai Stakes and he paceworked two rounds today looking very bright.  Stablemate Gold "N Black (Dell) galloped 1000m in 1:07.8, the last 600m in 37.7.
 
Ultraviolet (Wilson) and Burma (Castano) were given an easy 1000m which they completed in 1:12.0, the final 600m in 40.0..  Burma has not raced since winning on debut last May, has had two recent trials and resumes at Avondale on Monday.
 
Missy Tee (Connolly) and Emily Monk (Castano) galloped 800m in 50.3, the 600m in 37.3 and Delveen (Wilson) returned 52.7 and 38.2 for 800m. 
Tue 18th Feb, 2014
Judging by his work this morning, Grand Admiral could well provide Byerley Park trainers Dawn and Peter Williams with their third Kaimai Stakes winner, the partnership already successful in the event with top mares O"Reilly Rose and Options.
 
Grand Admiral (Wilson) galloped in company with Ready Steady (Castano) and appeared to be relishing his work returning a time of 1:17.0 for 1200m, the concluding 600m in 35.3.  Originally in the Avondale Cup field, the Williams opted instead for a tilt at the Kaimai Stakes feeling the race conditions better suited the horse.  Ready Steady also shone in her work and she too heads to Matamata where she steps back up to 1600m in the R85.
 
Tempelten (Jones) galloped 1600m, recording 1:22.0 for the 1200m, coming home in 38.1 for the last 600m.  He put in two very good efforts at Trentham on the back of a big victory in the Thames Cup and is another nominated for the Kaimai Stakes.
 
Tough little mare Flower Bomb (Wilson) galloped with Palace Rock (Johnson), the pair on equal footing throughout 1000m in 1:03.2, the 600m in 36.1.  Entered for the Open 1200m on Saturday, Flower Bomb has terrific form including a last start win in open company and looks very fit.  Palace Rock is entered for the Matamata Breeders Stakes, the Fastnet Rock filly finishing second to Riding Shotgun last time out.
 
Another impressive gallop was recorded by Riding Shotgun (Innes) who worked ahead of Girl Of My Dreams (Couchman) over 1000m in 1:04.6, the final 600m in 35.0.  Nominated for last Saturday"s Taranaki Classic, trainer Leo Molloy elected to keep Riding Shotgun at home, taking out the event with stablemate Artic Wolf.  Second in the Karaka Million, Riding Shotgun continues to thrive and is entered for the Slipper at Matamata.
 
Wazungu (Couchman) and Torrio (Malton) got through their work nicely, completing 1000m in 1:04.4, the 600m in 35.8.  Driving Master (Faber) and It"s Got To Be You (Hubber) were on terms throughout 1000m in 1:02.0, the 600m in 36.4 and Tycoon Class (Faber) and Ican"tstoptherain (Wall) galloped together over 1000m in 1:04.8, the 600m in 36.6.  Ultraviolet (Wilson) galloped with Burma (Castano), returning 1:04.7 for 1000m and 600m in 36.7..  Famous (Malton) returned 1:06.1 and 36.7 for her 1000m.
 
From the Wallace barn Shezhardtocatch (Faber) and a Sufficient filly (Wall) produced nice work over 1000m in 1:05.0, both travelling comfortably at the finish to record 37.0 for the last 600m.  Lonely Boy (Faber) and Justnametheprice (Hubber) worked equally well returning 1:06.0 and 37.7 for the same trip.  The Solitaire (Hapeta) paceworked one round then galloped the last 1000m of 1200m in 1:03.7, the 600m in 38.0 and Show MacCool (Wall) galloped on his own over 1000m in 1:10.1, the 600m in 38.3.  Elusive Unicorn (Faber) and Vento Aureo (Hubber) completed their 1000m in 1:08.1, the last 600m in 38.1.
 
A Duporth gelding (Innes) and Postponed filly (Couchman) reeled off 800m in 49.7 the 600m in 35.4 and two-year-olds by Don Eduardo (Pieper) and Alamosa (Gee) went quick early to record 49.2 for 800m, easing slightly to finish in 36.6 for the 600m.  Good Caring (Gee) and an O"Reilly gelding (Pieper) galloped 800m in 53.1, the 600m in 38.2 and Dufellforte (Johnson) and Tell The World (Wilson) returned 54.0 and 38.8 for 800m.  Emily Monk (Johnson) and Fully On (Wilson) went together over 800m in 53.9, the 600m in 39.5.
 
Night Fury (Pieper) and a Road To Rock gelding (Gee) worked 600m in 39.0 and Bliss Street (Jones) ran an easy 600m in 39.6.  
Thu 13th Feb, 2014
The Williams" hold a strong hand in the Avondale Cup with their two runners and both worked in pleasing fashion today.
 
Etoile Filante (Wilson) galloped in her customary businesslike manner, completing 1000m in 1:08.0, the final 600m in 40.1.  Mark Du Plessis rides the talented mare at Ellerslie and she must rate a solid lightweight chance.  Grand Admiral (Johnson) also showed his readiness for Saturday"s event when galloping easily over 1000m in 1:14.0 and finishing in 40.2 for the last 600m.
 
The Wallace Cup runner Deane Martin (Wall) worked quietly over 1600m, recording 1:12..3 for 1000m and 43.1 for the concluding 600m.  Fast Dragon (Wall) was kept to three-quarter pace, also over 1600m, returning 1:16.6 for 1000m and 45.0 for the last 600m.  He is accepted for both the Avondale Guineas and R75 1600m and looks very bright.
 
Race rivals Delveen (Wilson) and Hexi Hao (Castano) galloped smartly together over 1000m in 1:04.1, closing off in 35.8 for the final 600m.  Smuckers (Evans) ran 1000m in 1:11.0, the 600m in 41.2.  Unlucky last start when finishing second after being hampered by a riderless horse close to the finish, Smuckers deserves the winners cheque in the R65 2100m on Saturday.
 
Endorsement (Wall) and Travel Wise (Hubber) caught the eye with a smart 1000m in 1:03.0, the 600m in 35.2.  Travel Wise won a R85 over ground at Ellerslie two starts back, has been freshened and drops back to 1200m on Saturday..  Rising Force (Couchman) did nice solo work over 1000m in 1:01.0, his 600m in 35.5.  Drawn badly at Ellerslie, he may now start at Avondale. 
 
Burma (Castano) and an Oratorio gelding (Malton) also produced nice work, completing 1000m in 1.05.5, the 600m in 36.4.  Ultraviolet (Johnson) cruised through 800m in 54.4, the 600m in 40.0 and Fully On (Castano) returned 58.0 for 800m, the 600m in 43.1.
Tue 11th Feb, 2014
The Dawn and Peter Williams trained Shuka showed his class once again with a courageous run for second in the Herbie Dyke Stakes last Saturday.  Carrying 59kgs and coming from back in the field, Shuka simply flew in the straight to go under by the barest of margins in the Group I event.   South Island trainer Steve Anderton, currently domiciled at Byerley Park with The Solitaire and The Glitzy One, had both mares in the Herbie Dyke Stakes, The Solitaire beaten a nose and neck into third and The Glitzy One far from disgraced finishing sixth.
 
The Williams" have Etoile Filante and Grand Admiral nominated for the Avondale Cup on Saturday and they worked together this morning in impressive style.  Beginning at the 1200m mark, Etoile Filante (Wilson) and Grand Admiral (Castano) were on equal terms throughout their work, recording 1:01.3 for the 1000m, coming home in 35.8 for the final 600m.   Etoile Filante has been racing in great form, winning the Open 2000m at Te Rapa ten days ago while Grand Admiral, who races in the same colours as Shuka, always trys hard and has been placed at the Cup distance of 2400m.
 
Another nominated for the Cup is the Bruce Wallace trained Deane Martin (Wall) who was accompanied by Makers Mark (Hubber) over 1600m which they completed in 1:50.6, the 1200m in 1:19.0, 1000m in 1:04.8 and last 600m in 38.1.  Deane Martin scored a strong win in the Karaka Stayers Cup late January and looks in great order while Makers Mark work was impressive for a one win horse.
 
Fast Dragon (Wall) and Justnametheprice (Hubber) galloped 1600m together in 1:52.3, the 1200m in 1:20.0, 1000m in 1:04.7 and final 600m in 37.5.  Cheeky Boy (Hubber) and Elusive Unicorn reeled off 1200m in 1:17.0, the 600m in 36.8.  Delveen (Wilson) and Hexi Hao (Malton) both nominated for the R75 2100m, were quick over 1000m in 59.5, their 600m in 35.8.
 
Trainer Leo Molloy has three horses nominated for New Plymouth on Saturday and all galloped stylishly today.  Nine Pin (Couchman) galloped a solo 1000m in 1:02.6, the 600m in 34.3, excellent work and the quickest 600m of the session.  Promising two-year-old Artic Wolf (Couchman) galloped with Aspery (Innes), the pair recording 1:05.6 and 600m in 35.6.  Looking in tremendous order, Riding Shotgun (Couchman) went on his own over 1000m in 1:09.2, the 600m in 37.6.  He looks to have thrived since running second in the Karaka Million and both he and Artic Wolf are nominated for the Group 3 Taranaki Classic.  Also from the Molloy stable, Swiper The Fox (Innes) and Girl Of My Dreams (Couchman) wasted no time when galloping 1000m in 1:02.4 and final 600m in 34.6 while Rough Odds (Couchman) completed 1000m in 1:06.1, finishing in 35.9 for the last 600m.  A gelding by Duporth out of Flying Babe (Couchman) galloped 1000m in 1:07.0 and 600m in 37.6.
 
Famous (Wilson) was held together nicely over 1000m in 1:07.3, the last 600m in 38.0 and It"s Got To Be You (Wall) and Driving Master (Hubber) went together over 1000m in 1:09.7, the 600m in 40.6.
 
A smart gallop was recorded by Flower Bomb (Castano) and Palace Rock (Wilson), the pair clocking 49.0 for 800m, the 600m in 35.8 and Shezhardtocatch (Wall) galloped 800m in 56.6.  Fully On (Wilson) and a Pins gelding out of former top galloper Striker, (Castano) ran 600m in 42.0.   Having his first gallop, a Volksraad gelding (Wilson) acquitted himself well running 600m in 43.8 with Dufellforte (Castano).
Tue 4th Feb, 2014
Shuka pleased trainers Dawn and Peter Williams and raceday rider Danielle Johnson with impressive work this morning.
 
Preparing for Saturday"s Group I Herbie Dyke Stakes, Shuka (Johnson) was accompanied by Rising Force (Couchman) over 1200m, timed from the 1000m in 1:00.5 and final 600m in 35.8.  Shuka scored a stunning win in the Group I Captain Cook Stakes and followed that up with a sound fifth in the Zabeel Classic on Boxing Day.  Freshened after that run, Shuka heads to Te Rapa with an excellent record left handed and looks in great heart to add to his winning tally.  It was very good work too by Rising Force who also runs at Te Rapa.  A big strong son of Dylan Thomas, Rising Force showed his ability with a freshup win at Whangarei early January and although still green, is learning his craft with each run.
 
Flower Bomb (Wilson) and Ready Steady (Castano) were competitive in their work, the pair galloping 1000m in 1:03.4 and finishing together in 35.1 for the last 600m and Wazungu (Castano) was keen to go quicker than 1:07.5 for 1000m, the 600m in 39.5.  Palace Rock (Johnson) and Hexi Hao (Couchman) galloped 800m in 53.6, the 600m in 39.0.  Back in work after a break, Famous (Johnson) worked 800m in 53.4, finishing in 39.5 for the 600m.
 
Bruce Wallace has runners at both Te Rapa on Saturday and Counties on Sunday and several worked over ground today, among them Endorsement (Dell) and Fast Dragon (Wall).  They galloped post to post (1600m) in 1:54..2, 1200m in 1:21.8, 1000m in 1:06.3 and concluding 600m in 37.8, nice work by both horses.  Grey Hero (Maina) who has been galloping consistently well and All The Way (Wall) were sent 1200m which they covered in in 1:22.2, the 600m in 37.0.  Ican"tstoptherain (Wall) and Tycoon Class (Dell) did similar work which they completed in 1:21.7 and 37.7.
 
Also from the Wallace barn Show MacCool (Wall) galloped 1200m in 1:18.7, the 600m in 37.0; Lion Rock Hill (Maina) a nice 1200m in 1:21.0, the 600m in 37.2; Eastern Dragon (Maina) 1200m in 1:24.0, the 600m in 37.8 and He"s Rock "N Roll (Gee) 1200m in 1:23..5, the 600m in 42.0.  Deane Martin (Wall) galloped 1000m in 1:09.0 the last 600m in 40.4 and Travel Wise (Gee) worked an easy 1000m in 1:11.5 and 600m in 41.9.
 

Girl Of My Dreams (Couchman) galloped 1000m in 1:04.7, her final 600m in 35.8 and smart two-year-old Riding Shotgun (Couchman) covered 800m in 51.7, the 600m in 36.8.  A Postponed filly (Couchman) ran 800m in 54.2, the 600m in 39.2 and Gold "N Mac (Dell) worked an easy 600m in 42.8.

Thu 30th Jan, 2014

 Those Te Rapa runners who galloped stylishly on Tuesday were in solid form again this morning.

 
Etoile Filante (Wilson) and stablemate Delveen (Castano) began their work at the 1200m peg, increasing the pace to run the 1000m in 1:01.1, both mares finding the line well to finish in 35.2 for the last 600m.  Tough and consistent,Etoile Filante will be ridden by apprentice Mick Dee on Saturday and carry the lightweight of 52kg.  Dee also takes the mount onDelveen who looks to have a good chance of recording back to back wins.
 
Justnametheprice (Wall) andStreet Wars (Gee), both accepted for the Maiden 1400m, strode out strongly over 1200m in 1:17.0, the 1000m in 1:02.5 and final 600m in 36.4.  From the Wallace stable which is flying at present, Justnametheprice is to be ridden by Michael Walker whileStreet Wars will be in the hands of in-form jockey Craig Grylls.
 
Promising filly Ultraviolet(Castano) looked good when travelling easily alongside Jenuwin(Couchman) over 1000m in 1:04.6, the 600m in 36.8 and Elusive Unicorn (Wall) and a Sufficient filly (Maina) ran a quiet 1000m in 1:11.0, the last 600m in 39.2.
 
A smart gallop was recorded byPrincess Holly (Connolly) and a Mr Nancho gelding (Hapeta), the pair together over 1000m in 1:07.1, the 600m in 35.4.  Snow Petal (Wilson) was another who caught the eye with a nice 1000m in 1:01.6, the 600m in 36.2, finishing slightly ahead of her galloping companionSuggestive Smile (Malton) at the completion of the work.
 
Shuka (Wilson) continued his preparation towards his Group I assignment at Te Rapa on Saturday week with a steady 1000m in 1:07.4, the concluding 600m in 39.0. Travel Wise (Wall) galloped 800m in 55.8, the 600m in 42.0 and a Redoubt"s Choice filly (Wilson) and Oratorio gelding (Castano) ran 600m together in 37.2.
 
Tue 28th Jan, 2014

 The Dawn and Peter Williams trained Etoile Filante andUltraviolet caught the eye with stylish gallops today and maidenJustnametheprice also worked pleasingly.

 
Nominated for the Open 2000m at Te Rapa on Saturday, Etoile Filante(Wilson) galloped 1000m withDelveen (Castano) returning a smart time of 1:00.6, the final 600m in 35.3.  Just going under to subsequent Wellington Cup winner Graphic in the Dunstan Final, Etoile Filante appears to have taken no harm from that run and looks a big threat in Saturday"s event.  Delveenreturned to winning form when bolting in at Te Rapa last week and she races there again this weekend.
 
Ultraviolet (Wilson) was impressive in her work galloping 1000m with Ready Steady(Castano) in a time of 1:01.1, the 600m in 34.9.  Ultraviolet is another who scored an easy win last time out and the Darci Brahma filly steps out at Waikato in the R65 Fillies and Mares 1400m.
 
Justnametheprice (Cooksley) andGrey Hero (Maina) worked from the 1200m, clocking 1:02.7 for the 1000m and concluding 600m in 36.6.  From the Wallace stable, Justnametheprice produced a good effort on debut without having much luck and is sure to be improved with the run.  Nominated for the same Te Rapa race, Street Wars (Cooksley) galloped 1200m in 1:19.0, the 1000m in 1:04.3 and 600m in 37.5, nice work on his own.  Elusive Unicorn (Maina) and a Sufficient filly (Wall) completed 800m in 54.8 and 600m in 39.2.
 
Lion Rock Hill (Maina) galloped a solo 1200m in 1:23.2 finishing his work off well to record 37.8 for the final 600m. He"s Rock "N Roll(Cooksley) began quietly at the 1200m, increasing the pace to record 1:05.0 for the 1000m and last 600m in 39.3 and Endorsement(Wall) galloped an easy 1000m in 1:14.0, the 600m in 41.2.
 
The Glitzy One (S. Hapeta) had a slight edge over stablemate The Solitaire (J. Hapeta) at the completion of 1000m in 1:06.2, the 600m in 37.1 and Bliss Street (Dell) and a Dane Shadow gelding (Jones) went 1000m together in 1:07.6 and 37.1.  Swiper The Fox (Couchman) galloped the last 600m of 1000m in 35.4.
 
Thu 23rd Jan, 2014
Another excellent gallop by Grand Admiral today showed he is in great heart for his Ellerslie assignment.
 
Galloping with Shuka (Wilson), Grand Admiral (Castano) looked to be relishing his work leaving 1000m behind in 1:01..1, the final 600m in 35.8.  Opie Bosson takes the mount on Grand Admiral on Sunday, co-trainer Peter Williams hoping Bosson can work his magic to overcome another bad draw for the horse. 
 
Bosson also rides the Williams" other Ellerslie runner Wazungu and he too galloped pleasingly this morning.  Wazungu (Castano) worked with Jenuwin (Couchman) over 1000m which they completed in 1:02.6, the last 600m in 35.8.  Wazungu will run in the Special Conditions 1400m and looks to have trained on well since his stylish win at Paeroa.
 

Promising filly Ultraviolet (Wilson) galloped with a Mr Nancho gelding with trainer Shane Hapeta in the saddle, the pair completing 1000m in 1:02.2, coming home in a quick 34.8, eyecatching work by both horses.  Etoile Filante (Wilson) galloped solo over 1000m in 1:04.0, the 600m in 37.1 and  Bliss Street (Dell) was not hurried when completing 800m in 57.6 and 600m in 40..6. 

Tue 21st Jan, 2014
Several runners preparing for next Sunday"s Ellerslie meeting galloped in good style this morning.
 
Grand Admiral (Castano) worked from the 1200m peg with stablemate Etoile Filante (Wilson), the pair clocking a smart 1:00.6 for the 1000m and final 600m in 35.5.  Always genuine, Grand Admiral made up good ground last time out at Ellerslie and returns there on Sunday to contest the 100k Open 2200m.
 
 Makers Mark (V. Taylor) and Fast Dragon (Wall) pleased Wallace stable foreman Allan Peard when galloping 1600m in 1:53.0, the 1200m in 1:21.0, 1000m in 1:06.1 and final 600m in 39.0.  Deane Martin (Wall) and Justnametheprice (Maina) also galloped 1600m, returning 1:51.0, the 1200m in 1:20.0, 1000m in 1:05.5 and last 600m in 38.6.
 
Last start winner Wazungu (Malton) and Jenuwin (Wilson) matched strides over 1000m in 1:02.2, finishing well in 36.8 for the 600m.  Wazungu scored a good win in smart time at Paeroa and runs in either the 1200m or 1400m Special Conditions race at Ellerslie.
 
Burma (Wilson) strode over 1000m in 1:04.1 with Suggestive Smile (Malton), the pair completing their work in 36.2 for the last 600m.  Elusive Unicorn (Maina) and Cheeky Boy (Wall) galloped 1000m together in 1:08.0, the 600m in 38.4 and Snow Petal (Castano) and an Oratorio gelding (Couchman) went 800m in 55.0, the 600m in 38.1.
 

Shuka will be travelling into Ellerslie on Sunday evening for a 1200m exhibition gallop with Silent Achiever and looked fit and bright when paceworking over two rounds today.

Tue 14th Jan, 2014

 The Scott Lucock/Sally Gillespie trained Statham galloped this morning in preparation for Saturday"s Telegraph Handicap at Trentham.  Working over 1000m, Statham (Jones) was paired with stablemate Gold "N Mac(Dell), the duo recording 1.00.9 for the journey and last 600m in a respectable 35.4.  Statham won at Thames last time out after finishing second in the Newmarket Handicap and looks in great order for his step up to Group I racing.  Gold "N Macheads to Counties where he gained his maiden win and he too looks in excellent heart.

 
Visiting Wingatui trainer Steve Anderton looks to hold a strong hand in the Open 1600m at Counties with classy pair The Solitaire andThe Glitzy One.  Sent over 1000m,The Glitzy One (S. Hapeta) andThe Solitaire (Connolly) matched strides throughout their work, recording 1:04.8, their final 600m in 37.4.  Both come North with excellent form, The Solitairefinishing second in the Couplands Mile at her last start and The Glitzy One with two placings in Listed company at her last two outings.
 
Makers Mark (V. Taylor) and Fast Dragon (Wall) put in a good effort today, the pair galloping strongly over 1600m, the 1200m in 1:28.6, 1000m in 1:11.7 and last 600m in 42.0.  From the Wallace stable who are experiencing great success with their team at Byerley Park, Makers Mark won his last start with considerable ease and holds nominations for both Matamata on Friday and Counties.
 
Rising Force (Couchman) recorded the quickest time of the session, galloping 1000m in 59.2, the 600m in a smart 34.8.   Rising Force won freshup at Whangarei and his work today suggested he could make it back to back wins when he lines up at Counties. 
 
Recent Thames winners Lion Rock Hill and Lonely Boy galloped in preparation for Matamata, Lion Rock Hill (Maina) covering 1200m in 1:25.5, the last 600m in 38.5 andLonely Boy (Wall) recording 1:28.0 and 43.0 for the same distance. Princess Holly (S. Hapeta) andSuggestive Smile (Castano) galloped 1000m, Princess Hollyclear of her companion at the finish in 1:02.7, the 600m in 35.4.  Grey Hero (Wall) and Show MacCool(Maina) went together over 1000m in 1:08.2, their final 600m in 37.0 and Ican"tstoptherain (Maina) andDriving Master (Wall) galloped 1000m in 1:04.9, the 600m in 37.6.
 
Justnametheprice (Maina) and All The Way (Wall) went together over 1200m in 1:18.5, coming home in 37.4 for the final 600m and Tycoon Class (V. Taylor) and Street Wars(Gee) recorded 1:27.2 and 39.8 for the same distance.  Super Marshall(Wilson) and Snow Petal (Castano) looked good galloping 1000m in 1:00.6, their last 600m in 35.8 andDelveen (Wilson) completed 1000m in 1:03.0, her last 600m in 36.8.
 
Having his first gallop after a two week freshen-up, Shuka (Wilson) looked to be relishing his work when galloping 1000m in 1:06.1, the 600m in 38.4.  Burma (Castano) galloped 1000m in 1:08.8 and 600m in 39.4.
Tue 31st Dec, 2013

 Gallops today focused mainly on those horses entered at Whangarei on Friday and Thames Saturday.

 
Bruce Wallace has a large number entered for both meetings and several galloped well enough today to suggest further success for the stable.
 
All The Way (Wall) andJustnametheprice (Cooksley) were first to head out, the pair sent 1200m which they covered in 1:22.0, the 1000m in 1:04.7 and final 600m in 37.3.  They were followed by Lion Rock Hill (Maina) who galloped 1200m solo in 1:26.0, the 1000m in 1:06.5 and 600m in 37.0.  Grey Hero (Cooksley) and Cheeky Boy(Wall) impressed running 1000m in 1:01.5, their last 600m in 35.8. Tycoon Class (Maina) and Street Wars (V. Taylor) galloped 1000m,Street Wars clear of his companion at the finish in 1:05.2, the 600m in 38.4.  Ican"tstoptherain (Wall) andDriving Master (Cooksley) looked good when completing 1200m in 1:21.1, the 600m in 1:04.8 and concluding 600m in 37.5.  Driving Master heads to Tauranga on Thursday as does Lonely Boy(Wall) who galloped 1200m withIt"s Got To Be You (Cooksley), the duo recording 1:22.0, the 600m in 38.1..
 
Peter and Dawn Williams have several runners at Whangarei, among them Rising Force who galloped stylishly today.  Working on his own, Rising Force(Couchman) strode off from the 1200m, picking up the tempo to record 1:02.1 for the 1000m and finishing well in 35.4 for the last 600m.  Stablemate Ultraviolet(Johnson) galloped with SuggestiveSmile (Malton), both under a good hold at the completion of 1000m in 1:08.8, the 600m in 39.2. Ultraviolet, a smart looking Darci Brahma filly, debuts on Friday and was an impressive trial winner a fortnight ago.  Wazungu (Wilson) and Zabeel filly Joy Of Life(Johnson) matched strides over 1000m in 1:04.6, their last 600m in 36.6.
 
Thames runner Rough Odds(Couchman) did his usual honest work, galloping 1000m in 1:04.0, the 600m in 35.9 and Whangarei starter Deck Hand(Couchman) recorded 1:06.6 and 38.8 for the same trip.
 
Grand Admiral (Wilson) was always travelling easily alongsidePrincess Holly (S. Hapeta) when galloping 1000m in 1:02.5, the final 600m in 36.1 and a Viking Ruler gelding (Wilson) left 1000m behind in 1:07.6 and 37.8.  Flower Bomb(Castano) went a comfortable 1000m in 1:08.7, the 600m in 38.5 and He"s Rock "N Roll (Gee) galloped 1000m in 1:07.3 and 40.0. Snow Petal (Castano) galloped 800m in 50..1, the 600m in 36.5 and a Redoubt"s Choice filly (Johnson) and Oratorio gelding (Wilson) breezed 400m in 28.8. 
Thu 26th Dec, 2013

 With a number of horses from the Centre engaged at Ellerslie today, fast work was at a premium this morning.

 
Travel Wise (Wall) andEndorsement (Taylor) galloped 1000m together, Travel Wiseslightly ahead of his stablemate at the finish in 1:06.6, the last 600m in 37.2.  Both are accepted for the R85 1600m at Ellerslie on Saturday.
 
Jenuwin (Couchman),  who resumes at Rotorua on Friday andSuggestive Smile (Malton) were paired over 1000m in 1:04.1, the 600m in 36.7.  The other Rotorua runner from the Williams" barn, Red Dakota, paceworked today looking very fit and bright.
 
Rising Force (Couchman) galloped away from the 1200m, picking up speed to clock 1:01..1 for the 1000m and coming home well in 35.6. Ultraviolet (Wilson) and a Zabeel filly (Castano) travelled together over 1000m in 1:07.5, their 600m in 36.7.
Tue 24th Dec, 2013

 Shuka will be seeking back to back Group I wins when he steps out in the Zabeel Classic on Boxing Day.

 
Looking in great heart, Shuka(Johnson) galloped today withEtoile Filante (Wilson), the duo leaving 1000m behind in 1:00.1, their last 600m in 35.5.  Peter Williams, co-trainer of both horses, was more than happy with the work and expects a bold showing from the pair at Ellerslie, not concerned at the prospect of the showers forecast.
 
Newmarket Handicap runnerStatham (Jones) was given an easy 600m gallop which he completed in 42.4 with ears pricked.  He was a close up fourth in the Concorde for trainers Scott Lucock and Sally Gillespie and is another who looks in great order for his Boxing Day assignment.
 
Peridot (Couchman) worked with his usual gusto, setting off from the 1000m and clocking 50.0 for the 800m and 600m in 35.7.  Two of his three wins have come at Ellerslie and he lines up on Thursday in the R85 1400m with Michael Walker taking the reins.
 
Tempelten (Jones) three-quarter paced 1200m, the 1000m in 1:12.4 and concluding 600m in 41.1.  He ran a much improved race in the Waikato Cup and is accepted in the R85 2100m on Boxing Day. Eezemoova (Dell) and Smuckers(Evans) went together over 1000m in 1:14.0, the final 600m in 37.6.
 
Nukumai (Jones) was quick over 800m in 49.0, the 600m in 36.8 and Rotorua runner Red Dakota(Couchman) galloped 1000m in 1:04.6, the 600m in 36.4, a good solo effort.  Jenuwin (Castano) andPalace Rock matched strides over 800m in 53.7, the 600m in 38.2. Jenuwin heads to Rotorua andPalace Rock is nominated for the Saturday meeting at Ellerslie.
 
Bruce Wallace has a number of runners over the Carnival, many of whom galloped this morning.  All The Way (Maina) andJustnametheprice (Wall) galloped 1200m in 1:19.4, the concluding 600m in 36.0 and Ican"tstoptherain(Cooksley) and Street Wars (Gee) worked pleasingly over 1000m in 1:02.1, the 600m in 36.0. Endorsement (Cooksley) galloped with Lion Red (Maggorian), their 600m in 1:03.9 and 600m in 36..3. It"s Got To Be You (V. Taylor) andFast Dragon (P. Taylor) matched strides over 1000m in 1:04.1, the 600m in 36.5 and Tycoon Class (V. Taylor) and Driving Master (P. Taylor) completed the same work in 1:04.9 and 36.6.  Travel Wise(Cooksley) galloped 1000m solo in 1:02.3, the 600m in 36.7 andShezhardtocatch (P. Taylor) andCheeky Boy (V. Taylor) worked stylishly together over 1000m in 1:04.8, the last 600m in 36.8. Makers Mark (Wall) and Lonely Boy (Maina) galloped 1000m in 1:03.0, the 600m in 37.0 and Lion Rock Hill (Maina) went on his own over 1000m in 1:04.6, the 600m in 37.5.  He"s Rock "N Roll(Cooksley) galloped 1000m in 1:05.0, the last 600m in 38.5.
 
Gold "N Mac (Dell) and Murdoch(Maggorian) were quickest of the session, recording 1:00.1 for 1000m, their last 600m in 35.1. Flower Bomb (Castano) andDelveen (Wilson) worked nicely together over 1000m in 1:03.6, the 600m in 36.4.  Suggestive Smile(Castano) and a Viking Ruler gelding (Malton) ran 800m in 52.2, the 600m in 37.8 and Snow Petal(Castano) galloped 800m in 52.4 and 38.0.
 
 
Wed 18th Dec, 2013

 Grand Admiral prepared well today for his first run over ground this campaign.

 
Nominated for the Open 2100m at Te Rapa, Grand Admiral (Castano) galloped with his Group I winning stablemate Shuka (Wilson), the duo working at a good clip from the 1200m peg, clocking a smart 1:00.6 for the 1000m and running home in 35.5.  Grand Admiral has been performing well over 1600m this time in but showed his ability last season over the longer journeys and should appreciate the step up in distance on Saturday.
 
Deane Martin (Wall), strode out boldly from the 1600m, running the 1200m in 1:20.0, 1000m in 1:06.0 and 600m in 39.1.  He could have finished closer at Ellerslie last start but was denied a run until late and is nominated for the R75 2100m at Te Rapa.  A possible rival is Red Dakota(Couchman) who galloped a smart 1000m in 1:01.8, the 600m in 35.0.
 
Ready Steady (Castano), who is improving with each run, looked good galloping 1000m in 1:02.1, the last 600m in 35.8.  Over And Above(Couchman) galloped a nice solo 1000m in 1:04.1 and 36.0 andCheckoutthemisses (Costello) and Beckinsale (Jones) worked 1000m together in 1:01.2, the 600m in 35.9.
 
Jenuwin (Wilson) and Wazungu (Castano) matched strides over 1000m in 1:02.4, the final 600m in 36.4 and Flower Bomb (Wilson) and Delveen(Castano) were paired over 1000m in 1:05.7, the 600m in 36.8.  Street Wars (V. Taylor) and Ican"tstoptherain (Wall) covered 1000m in 1:07.0 and 37.1 and Cheeky Boy (Gee) and Justnametheprice (Taylor) ran the same distance in 1:04.4, the last 600m in 37.4.
 
Statham (Jones) was held together over 1000m in 1:07.5, the 600m in 38.2.  He holds a nomination for the Railway but is unlikely to get a run and may start instead in the Newmarket on Boxing Day.  Tycoon Class (V. Taylor) and Grey Hero (Wall) galloped an easy 1000m in 1:11.1, finishing in 40.0 for the last 600m.  
 
Suggestive Smile (Castano) and a handsome Viking Ruler gelding (Wilson) in the Williams" barn, had the pace on over 800m in 49.8, their 600m in 35.8.  Concorde winner Shezhardtocatch (Taylor) was not pressured to gallop 800m in 53..0, the 600m in 40.1. 
Thu 12th Dec, 2013
Fast Dragon looked in great order when having his final gallop for the Championship Stakes Prelude at Ellerslie.
 
With raceday rider Paul Taylor aboard, Fast Dragon travelled easily from the 1600m peg, returning 1:52.1 for the 1200m, quickening to run the 1000m in 1:06.2 and finishing off in 39.2 for the last 600m.  His resuming run for third in the Trevor Eagle Memorial was a good one and he would not have to improve much to be right in the finish in Sunday"s Listed event.
 
Waikato Gold Cup runner Tempelten (Dell) paceworked a round and a half then breezed 600m in 41.5 and Britt Ekland (Malton), who races at Ellerslie, produced nice work when galloping 800m in 50.1, the 600m in 36.1.  Fastnet Rock filly Palace Rock (Malton), who runs in the 2yo event at Ellerslie, worked an easy 800m which she completed in 57.7 and 600m in 41.1.  Rough Odds (Couchman) breezed 600m in 39.2.  Unlucky to lose his rider at the start of last week"s Concorde, he lines up on Saturday in the R85 1200m at Te Rapa.
 
Suggestive Smile (Castano) and a Darci Brahma filly (Wilson) galloped 800m together in 51.0, the 600m in 36.1 and a Zabeel filly (Couchman) and Bernadini gelding (Castano) also galloped 800m, recording 53.0 and 36.8.
 
Classy pair Flower Bomb (Wilson) and Delveen (Castano) were both under a big hold when running 800m in 56.7, the 600m in 40.2 and a Coat"s Choice filly (Wilson) and Viking Ruler gelding (Malton) galloped 600m in 35.8. 
Wed 11th Dec, 2013
Congratulations to the connections of last Saturday"s Group race winners Shuka and Shezhardtocatch, both trained at Byerley Park.
 
Shuka"s stunning win in the Group I Captain Cook Stakes was richly deserved and the result of months of planning and smart placing by trainers Dawn and Peter Williams.  Often underrated, Shuka beat a top class field at Trentham and looks sure to add to his bankroll over the coming months.
 
The decision to run Shezhardtocatch in the Concorde when noms were left open, paid off when the filly took out the Group III event.  Trained by Bruce Wallace and saddled by long-serving foreman Allan Peard, Shezhardtocatch scored in a close finish aided by a well judged ride from Lofty Taylor.
 
Several runners from the Wallace barn nominated for weekend assignments, galloped soundly today, among them Fast Dragon (Taylor) and Deane Martin (Wall).  Sent 1200m, the pair completed the trip in 1:20.0, the 1000m in 1:04.6 and last 600m in 36.1, Fast Dragon in particular impressing in his work.  All The Way (Taylor) and Driving Master (Wall) had pace on over 1200m in 1:17.4, the 600m in 36.0 and Endorsement (Wall) and Travel Wise (Taylor) galloped the same distance in 1:21.0, coming home in 36.2 for the last 600m..  Lion Rock Hill (Wall) covered 1200m in 1:21.0.
 
From the in-form Williams" barn, Etoile Filante (Wilson) produced some of the morning"s best work.  Paired with Hexi Hao (Castano), she was untested to gallop 1000m in 1:00.5, the 600m in 35.3.  With conditions to suit, Etoile Filante would rate a real chance at Te Rapa in the Group II Isuzu Stakes while Hexi Hao, unlucky freshup, runs at Tauranga on Friday.  Stablemate Britt Ekland (Wilson) also turned in eye-catching work, galloping 1000m solo in 59.3, the final 600m in 35.3.  She looks a filly with a future and heads to Ellerslie on Sunday on the back of some good form.
 
Nine Pin (Couchman) galloped impressively, clocking 1:02.1 for 1000m, dashing home in 34.8.  He looks to have trained on well since winning at Te Aroha and is another nominated for Ellerslie.
 
Fly With Me (Castano) galloped a smart 1000m in 1:00.7, the 600m in 35.6.  He galloped in blinkers today and will race in them at Tauranga on Friday.  Also nominated for Tauranga, Swiper The Fox (Aitken) and Deckhand (Couchman) were quick over 1000m in 1:02.9, the last 600m in 35.8 and Mataatua (Taylor) completed 1000m in 1:04.2, finishing in 37.6 for the final 600m.
 
Two-year-olds Riding Shotgun (Couchman) and Artic Wolf (Aitken) galloped 1000m in 1:06.3, the 600m in 36.1.  Eastern Dragon (Wall) completed 1000m in 1:01.1, the 600m in 36.4 and He"s Rock "N Roll ran 1000m in 1:04.4 and 37.0.  Te Rapa runner Tempelten (Jones) galloped with Tango Terrific (Dell), the pair working over 1000m in 1:08.2 and last 600m in 38.2.
 
Sade (Aitken) and Over And Above (Couchman) looked sharp completing 1000m in 1:03.3, the 600m in 36.1 and Tycoon Class and Justnametheprice were travelling well at the finish of 1000m in 1:04.0, the 600m in 36.0.
 
Jenuwin (Malton) and a Zabeel filly (Couchman) dashed 800m in 48.5, the 600m in 35.1 and Palace Rock (Wilson) and Princess Holly (S. Hapeta) were nearly as quick clocking 49.0 and 35.4 for their 800m.  Flower Bomb (Wilson) galloped 800m in 52.8 the 600m in 38.8 and a Coat"s Choice filly (Malton) and Bernadini gelding (Castano) ran 53.4 and 39.0 for 800m.  Beckinsale (Jones) and Gold "N Mac (Dell) went together over 800m in 54.5, the 600m in 39.6.
 
Rising Force (Couchman) and Wazungu (Malton) worked 600m in 37.3 and Suggestive Smile (Castano) and a Darci Brahma filly (Malton) clocked 38.8 for 600m.  Grand Admiral (Castano) galloped the last 600m of 1000m in 39.1 and Delveen (Wilson), underway in a new campaign, ran a quiet 600m in 40.2.  Craving (Smythe) three-quarter paced 600m in 43.8.
Thu 5th Dec, 2013

nother solid workout by Shuka and Grand Admiral provided the highlight of this morning"s trackwork session.

 
Shuka (Wilson) and Grand Admiral (Castano) galloped 1000m in 1:00.7, neither horse under pressure to finish in 35.8 for the last 600m.  Shuka looks in tremendous order for Saturday"s Group I Captain Cook Stakes, co-trainer Peter Williams saying "I couldn"t be happier with how the horse has worked this week; it is a strong field but the horse deserves to be there and any rain would be a bonus."
 
Grand Admiral generally runs well at Ellerslie, two of his four wins coming on the course and he too has galloped soundly this week and looks fit and ready for another top effort.
 
Peridot (Couchman) completed his preparation for Saturday with a 1000m gallop which he completed stylishly in 1:06.6, the last 600m in 36.6 and Nukumai (Jones) ran 800m, the last 600m in 36.3.
 
Fast Dragon (Taylor), galloped 1600m in 1:53.0, the 1000m in 1:06.8 and concluding 600m in 38.5.  Love (Wilson) and Ready Steady (Castano) were impressive galloping 1000m in 1:02.8, their last 600m in 36.3.  Both raced well last time out and line up at Ellerslie next WednesdayHexi Hao (Castano) galloped 1000m solo in 1:06.1, the 600m in 37.5 and Princess Holly (S. Hapeta) was paired with a Coat"s Choice filly (Castano) over 800m in 52.0 and 36.6.
 
Rough Odds (Couchman) worked 800m in 55.1, the 600m in 37.4 and recent trial winner Justified (Malton) and Palace Rock (Wilson) galloped 800m in 53.7 and 38.4.  Shezhardtocatch (Taylor) and Elusive Unicorn (Wall) ran 800m in 55.7, the 600m in 40.5 and Etoile Filante (Wilson) galloped the last 600m of 1000m in a smart 35.1.
Tue 3rd Dec, 2013

 Captain Cook Stakes contenderShuka pleased raceday rider Danielle Johnson and co-trainer Peter Williams with his work this morning.

 
Shuka (Johnson) was accompanied by stablemate Grand Admiral(Wilson), the pair galloping at a decent clip from the 1200m peg, increasing the tempo to clock 1:01.6 for the 1000m and final 600m in 35.9.  Racing consistently well in good company, Shuka was not far from the winner in the Tauranga Stakes and is sure to figure prominently in Saturday"s Group I feature.
 
Grand Admiral steps up to 2200m at Ellerslie, a trip which should now suit after several good runs over the shorter journeys.
 
Concorde runner Statham (Jones) began in arrears and finished ahead of a Bachelor Duke mare (Dell) when galloping 1000m in 1:01.8, the last 600m in 35.1.  Statham has done little wrong in his career to date, beginning this campaign with a nice third in Listed company.
 
Nukumai (Jones) worked away from the 1600m mark, going hard early to record 1:01.7 for 1000m but still managing to come home in 38.2 for the last 600m.  Peridot(Couchman) galloped 1000m in 1:03.7, the 600m in 35..6.  He ran home well when resuming and generally goes well at Ellerslie, two of his three wins coming on the track.
 
Ready Steady (Castano) worked nicely over 1000m in 1:06.7, the last 600m in 38.0 and Palace Rock(Wilson) and a Zabeel filly (Castano) galloped together completing 800m in 54.4 and 39.0.  A Darci Brahma gelding (Couchman) and Coats Choice filly (Wilson) ran 600m in 40.1.
Thu 28th Nov, 2013
A relatively quiet fast work morning but some encouraging gallops recorded by Ellerslie candidates.
 
Fast Dragon (Taylor) three-quarter paced from the 1600m peg then picked up the pace to gallop 1000m in 1:06.5 and concluding 600m in 39.4.  Having his first run back in New Zealand after an unsuccessful Australian campaign, Fast Dragon won the Champagne Stakes over 1600m last season and lines up in the Listed Trevor Eagle Memorial on Saturday.
 
Emily"s Own (Jones) began at the 1200m, timed from the 1000m in 1:07.6 and last 600m in 38.0.  She was placed on wet ground last campaign and should be aided by the easing of the track at Ellerslie.  Leica My Bling (Evans) hit out well over 1000m in 1:09.1, the 600m in 39.5.
 
Britt Ekland, Gold "N Mac and Bliss Street who all galloped soundly on Tuesday, were let off with quiet pacework today, the trio looking in great heart for their Ellerslie assignments.
 
A smart gallop was recorded by Shuka (Johnson) and Ready Steady (Castano) who left 1000m behind in 1:01.1, the final 600m in 35.1 and Peridot (Couchman) galloped well once again, dashing 1000m in 1:01.4, the 600m in 34.8.
 

Fastnet Rock filly Palace Rock (Castano) and a Zabeel filly (Wilson) worked quietly from the 800m, coming home in 42.4 for the 600m.

Wed 27th Nov, 2013
Promising pair Statham and Gold "N Mac caught the eye with a stylish gallop this morning.
 
From the Lucock/Gillespie stable, Statham (Jones) and Gold "N Mac (Dell) worked quietly from the 1000m, picking up the tempo to run 800m in 47..3 and the last 600m in a very smart 34.2, neither horse pushed to run the time.  Statham remains on target for the Concorde while lightly tried Gold "N Mac resumes at Ellerslie on Saturday.  Also running at Ellerslie, stablemate Bliss Street (Gillespie) turned in nice work, galloping 1000m in 1:06.1, finishing easily in 37.8 for the 600m.  She only needs some luck in the running to gain her maiden win after two game thirds.  The stable"s other Ellerslie representative Tempelten (Dell) galloped 1600m, clocking 1:25.0 for the 1200m, 1000m in 1:07.7 and concluding 600m in 38.0.
 
Deane Martin (Wall) galloped boldly over 1200m in 1:24.0, the 1000m in 1:08.7 and final 600m in 39.6.  Freshened since his Hastings trip, he runs in the R75 1600m on SaturdayLion Rock Hill (Wall) looked good galloping 1200m in 1:17.0, the 1000m in 1:03.3 and 600m in 38.2 and Travel Wise (V. Taylor) galloped the same journey in 1:24.0, 1:09.0 and 40.3.
 
Britt Ekland (Wilson) and Fly With Me (Castano) wasted no time when galloping 1000m in 1:01.0, the 600m in 35.2, nice work by both.  Ellerslie runner Britt Ekland capped off a couple of placings with a game win at Avondale a fortnight ago, her work today suggesting back to back wins would not surprise.  Emily"s Own (Jones) galloped 1000m in 1:06.1, the 600m in 37.4 and All The Way (Wall), paired with Makers Mark (Cooksley) recorded 1:05.0 and 37.8 for the same distance.
 
A smart 1000m was recorded by Sade (Couchman) who completed 1000m in 1:04.2, coming home in 35.0 and Rough Odds (Couchman) showed his usual dash when galloping 1000m in 1:04.0, the 600m in 35.5.  Ready Steady (Castano) galloped a nice solo 1000m in 1:02.6, the 600m in 36.0 and Mataatua (G. Jones) worked 1000m in 1:02.5 and 36.1.  Red Dakota (Couchman) and Hexi Hao (Castano) travelled 1000m together in 1:07.9, the final 600m in 36.2.
 
Tycoon Class (G. Jones) and Driving Master (Gee) were paired over 1000m in 1:03.0, the 600m in 37.0 and He"s Rock"N"Roll (Cooksley) galloped 1000m in 1:03.4, the last 600m in 37.3.  Ican"tstoptherain (Wall) and Street Wars (Cooksley) matched strides over 1000m in 1:06.3, the 600m in 37.5.
 

Emerald Dancer (S. Hapeta) looked good when reeling off 800m in 51.0, the 600m in 36..7 and Nine Pin (Couchman) recorded 53.2 for 800m, the 600m in 38.1.  From the Williams" barn, a Zabeel filly (Couchman)  recorded 54.0 for 800m, the 600m in 39.3 and  Palace Rock (Wilson) and a Bernadini filly (Malton) worked a comfortable 800m in 57.5 and 41.0.

Thu 21st Nov, 2013
Grand Admiral and Endorsement hit out solidly again today in preparation for Counties on Saturday.
 
Galloping in company with stablemate Hexi Hao (Wilson), Grand Admiral (Castano) strode over 1000m in 1:02.0, the last 600m in 36.6.  Grand Admiral runs in the Open 1600m at Counties on the back of some very good form and looks fit and hard from his recent racing.
 
Endorsement (G. Jones) and Lonely Boy (P. Taylor) galloped 1200m in 1:18.0, both horses travelling well together throughout their work.  Endorsement raced consistently well last campaign and looks forward enough to resume on a good note while Lonely Boy, a four year old by Zabeel, makes his debut at Te Rapa on Sunday.
 
 Te Rapa runners Cheeky Boy (Wall) and It"s Got To Be You (V. Taylor) matched strides over 1200m in 1:20.0, the concluding 600m in 38.0 and  Love (Wilson) and Rejoice (Castano) galloped 1000m in 1:04.6, the 600m in 37.2.  Love drew wide at Counties so will now run on Sunday at Te Rapa.
 
Peridot was in sizzling form when galloping 1000m in 1:00.1, coming home in 34.5 for the last 600m and Light The Way (Dell) also worked at speed, stretching out nicely over 1000m in 1:04.6, the concluding 600m in 35.7.  Red Dakota  (Couchman) galloped 1000m in 1:03.8, the 600m in 36.4 and Gold "N Mac (Dell) and Bliss Street (Gillespie), both possibly heading to Ellerslie Saturday week, worked 1000m together in 1:05.4, the 600m in 36.6.  Justified (Malton) worked easily over 1000m in 1:05.7, the last 600m in 38.2. 
 
Wazungu (Malton) and Jenuwin (Couchman) galloped 800m in 52.2, the 600m in 36.8 and Statham (Jones) was sent 800m which he completed comfortably in 52.0, the 600m in 37.6.  The Group 3 Concorde Handicap is being targeted for Statham"s next run.    
Wed 20th Nov, 2013
Several Counties candidates galloped soundly this morning ahead of their Saturday assignments.
 
The Bruce Wallace trained Endorsement (Taylor) and stablemate Lonely Boy (Wall) set off from the 1400m mark, covering the 1200m in 1:20.0, 1000m in 1:04.8 and last 600m in 38.0.  Endorsement appeared to be relishing his work and resumes on Saturday with two trial runs under his belt.  Also from the Wallace barn, It"s Got To Be You (Taylor) accompanied by Fast Dragon (Wall) galloped 1200m in 1:22.3, the 1000m in 1:06.7 and 600m in 37.0..  It"s Got To Be You won his maiden recently at Counties and is nominated for the R65 1400m on Saturday.  An entrant for the Counties Bowl, Shezhardtocatch (Wall) produced nice work when sent 1000m with Elusive Unicorn (Taylor), completing the distance in 1:06.0 and 600m in 37.5.
 
Grand Admiral (Castano) pleased in his work, cruising 1000m in 1:09.0, the concluding 600m in 38.8.  He is racing in solid form and looks in great order to extend his record further on Saturday.  His stablemate Love (Wilson) galloped a steady 1000m in 1:08.1, the 600m in 39.4.  She got a long way back and made up tons of ground in both starts this campaign and should appreciate the step up to 1600m at Counties.
 
Deane Martin (Wall) worked over a round then galloped 1200m, clocked from the 1000m in 1:11.1 and final 600m in 41.5.  Cheeky Boy (Wall) and Justnametheprice (Taylor) galloped together over 1000m in 1:05.4, the 600m in 37.8 and Grey Hero (Taylor) ran a nice solo 1000m in 1:06.0 and 38.1.  Rejoice (Castano) three-quarter paced 1000m in 1:12.1, the 600m in 42.0 and Fly With Me (Castano) did similar work in 1:13.1 and 42.0.
 
From Shane Hapeta"s stable, a King"s Chapel gelding (Connolly) and Ekraar filly (S. Hapeta) galloped well together over 800m in 50.1, the 600m in 36.3 and Princess Holly (J. Hapeta) went 800m in 52.0, the 600m in 36.4.  Jenuwin (Malton) and Wazungu (Wilson) worked 800m together in 53.0, the 600m in 37.3 and Beckinsale (Jones) and a Bachelor Duke filly (Dell) completed 800m in 54..0 and 39.3.  Smuckers (Dell) and Leica My Bling (Evans) were not hurried over 800m in 58..0 and 41.1.
 
Several youngsters from the Wallace barn who trialled up well recently, galloped in good style today.  Colts by Keeper (Gee) and Zabeel (Maina) sped 800m in 50.0, the 600m in 35.8; a Guillotine colt (Maina) and Lucky Unicorn colt (Gee) recorded 56.1 and 38.0 for 800m; Giant Turtle (Gee) and an Iffraaj colt (Maina) 600m in 37.0; two colts by Sufficient 600m in 37.0; First Of A Kind (Gee) and a colt by Thewayyouare (Maina) 600m in 38.0.
Thu 14th Nov, 2013

 Shuka rounded off his preparation for the Tauranga Stakes with another encouraging gallop today.

 
Sent 1000m, Shuka (Wilson) travelled freely throughout the gallop clocking 1:04.2 and last 600m in 37.8.  Placed previously on the Tauranga track and Group placed at Saturday"s 1600m distance, Shuka looks on target for another bold showing this weekend.
 
Etoile Filante (Wilson) also galloped well again, untroubled to run 1000m in 1:02.7, the last 600m in 38.0. Winner of three from only six raceday appearances, Etoile Filante looks well placed to add to the tally on Saturday when she lines up in the R75 1600m.
 
Endorsement (V. Taylor) andLonely Boy (Wall) began their work at the 1200m, timed to run the 1000m in 1:06.8 and concluding 600m in 38.6.  Jenuwin (Malton) and Wazungu (Castano) matched strides over 800m in 51.2, the 600m in 36.8.  A King"s Chapel gelding (J. Hapeta) and Ekraar filly (S. Hapeta) worked nicely together over 800m in 52.1 and 600m in 37.0.
 
1000 Guineas candidate Role Model flew south to Christchurch early this morning, the connections advising she travelled well and has settled in to her temporary stabling at Mandy and Matt Brown"s at Loburn.  The filly has done nothing wrong in her leadup to Saturday"s race in which she is to be ridden by Hayden Tinsley.  
Tue 12th Nov, 2013
The Dawn and Peter Williams trained Role Model and Shuka could not have been more impressive in training at Byerley Park this morning.
 
Galloping together, Role Model (Danielle Johnson) and Shuka (Opie Bosson) worked at a good clip from the 1200m, timed to run the 1000m in 1.00.0 and working home strongly to finish in 35.0 for the last 600m.  Role Model"s last run yielded a second in the Wellington Guineas and she flys south this week to contest the Group 1 1000 Guineas at Riccarton, a race her trainers won in 2011 with Filly of the Year Planet Rock.  Role Model will relocate to the stable of Gai Waterhouse in Sydney after her Guineas run. 
 
Shuka produced his usual sound work and looks to have trained on exceptionally well after his strong resuming win at Ellerslie, his third win on end.  He runs in the Tauranga Classic on Saturday with Danielle Johnson taking the mount.
 
Another Williams" runner to also gallop stylishly was Etoile Filante (Johson) who was paired with Hexi Hao (Castano) over 1000m in 1:02.3, the 600m in 35.3.  Etoile Filante was unlucky when finishing second at Tauranga two starts back then won at Counties and she heads back to Tauranga on Saturday.  It was nice work also by Hexi Hao who appears to be improving with every gallop.
 
Gold "N Mac (Dell) is nominated for the R65 1200 at Tauranga and his work this morning suggested he could resume on a good note when completing 1000m in 1:01.8 and 600m in 35.8.  He won impressively on debut back in March then finished second at his next outing and is another promising member of the Lucock/Gillespie team.  Also nominated for Tauranga Rough Odds (Couchman) galloped with Swiper The Fox (Aitken), the pair clocking 1:05.0 for 1000m, the 600m in 37.6 and Shezhardtocatch (Wall) and Mataatua (Taylor) ran 1000m in 1:08.0 and 38.3.  Shezhardtocatch takes nice form to Tauranga while Mataatua is nominated for Dargaville on Friday.
 
Dargaville runners Lion Rock Hill (Wall) galloped 1600m, recording 1:17.1 for 1200m and concluding 600m in 37.1 and Fast Dragon (Taylor) ran 1200m in 1:22.6, the 600m in 40.3.  Deane Martin (Wall) and Markers Mark (Taylor) galloped an easy 1200m in 1:28.2, the final 600m in 40.0.
 
Over And Above (Couchman) and Sade (Aitken) produced a nice 1000m gallop in 1:06.8, the 600m in 36.8 and Emily"s Own (Jones) ran the same distance in 1:07.4 and 37.3.  Jenuwin (Malton) and Wazungu (Castano) galloped 800m together in 55.0, the 600m in 39.6.  Eastern Dragon (Taylor) galloped 600m solo in 38.5.
Thu 7th Nov, 2013
Grand Admiral completed his preparation for Te Rapa in good style this morning.
 
Grand Admiral (Malton) began his work from the 1200m, picking up the pace to gallop 1000m in 1:05.3 and final 600m in 37.6.  Seeking back to back wins, Grand Admiral steps out in the R85 1600m on Saturday with Michael Coleman on board once again.
 
Girl Of My Dreams (Couchman) galloped 800m in 51.7, the 600m in 37.1.  She is accepted for the R75 1200m at Te Rapa but also holds a nomination for Avondale on Monday.  Looking very bright, Statham was let off with pacework this morning.  He steps up to Listed company on Saturday but his prior performances would suggest he should be more than equal to the task. 
 
Avondale runner Eastern Dragon (Wall) paceworked one round then galloped strongly over 1200m in 1:18.0, finishing his work off well to record 35.9 for the concluding 600m.  Bliss Street (Jones) looked good when galloping with Beckinsale (Dell), the duo recording 1:06.7 for 1000m, the 600m in 36.0.   Bliss Street encountered all sorts of traffic problems when flying home for third on debut at Avondale a month ago and lines up there again on Monday, hopefully with better luck.  Also heading to Avondale, Hexi Hao (Castano) and Ready Steady (Malton) turned in another nice piece of work when galloping 1000m in 1:03.4, the 600m in 36.4 and Rejoice (Castano) and Love (Wilson) recorded 1:05.6 and 36.8 for the same trip.
 
Role Model (Wilson) was given an easy 1000m gallop which she completed in 1:10.0, the 600m in 41.0.   She looks to have thrived since her trip to Wellington where she finished second in the Wellington Guineas and remains on target for the 1000 Guineas at Riccarton on Saturday week.  Shuka (Wilson) galloped well within himself over 1000m in 1:06.5 and 600m in 39.5.  Gold "N Mac (Nolan) who may resume at Tauranga next week, produced nice work over 1000m in 1:04.0, the final 600m in 36.0.
Tue 5th Nov, 2013

 Statham stole the show with an impressive gallop at Byerley Park this morning.

 
Sent 1000m with stablemateTempelten (Chris Dell), Stathamcut out the trip in 1:01.0, the final 600m in 35.3, trackwork rider Kelly Jones having the horse under a good hold throughout the gallop. Statham showed courage when winning at Ellerslie last time out over 1200m and is nominated for the Listed Open event at Te Rapa on Saturday, a track which has netted two wins and a second placing from three runs on the course.
 
Also heading to Waikato and coming off an impressive win at Ellerslie, Grand Admiral (Wilson) was not asked to extend when cruising over 1000m in 1:06.3, the concluding 600m in 39.0.  He looks to have come through his last run in great order and has raced well previously at Te Rapa.
 
Girl Of My Dreams (Couchman) and Rough Odds (Walsh) galloped in good style, the pair completing 1000m in 1:04.6, the 600m in 35.5. Girl Of My Dreams is nominated for the feature on Saturday as well as the R75 1200m.  Little Red Devil (Couchman) and Swiper The Fox (Walsh) produced a nice gallop over 1000m, recording 1:06.9 and final 600m in 36.9.  Nine Pin(Walsh) worked comfortably away from the 1000m in 1:08.4, picking up the pace to run home the final 600m in 35.4.  Over And Above(Couchman) and Sade (Walsh) cut out their 1000m in 1:06.2, the 600m in 36.3.
 
Wazungu (Couchman) and a Darci Brahma 3yo (Wilson) matched strides over 800m in 51.8, the 600m in 36.2 and Justify (Malton) and an O"Reilly filly (Couchman) completed 800m in 50.6 and 36.4. Love (Wilson) and Fly With Me(Castano) worked comfortably from the 1000m, recording 52.6 for the 800m and 600m in 38.7.
 
Emily"s Own (Jones) galloped 600m in 38.0 and Kschessinska(Aitken) ran 400m in 27.6.  Ready Steady (Wilson) breezed 400m in 26.8 and Hexi Hao (Castano) 400m in 27.4.
 
Thu 24th Oct, 2013

 Runners from the stable of Dawn and Peter Williams produced encouraging final gallops today for their weekend assignments.

 
Role Model (Wilson) made light of her work, travelling easily over 1000m in 1:07.7, the final 600m in 37.6.  She has drawn a little wide in the Guineas at Trentham but co-trainer Peter Williams reports she has done everything right leading into the race and her run on Saturday will determine whether to press on to the 1000 Guineas at Riccarton.
 
Grand Admiral (Bosson) worked away from the 1200m, picking up the tempo to record 1:07.2 for 1000m and 37.9 for the 600m, under a good hold at the finish.  Michael Coleman, who has previously won on the horse at Auckland, takes the mount again on Saturday in the R85 1600m.  Coleman also rides the Williams" trained Rejoice who galloped stylishly on Tuesday and was let off today with time on the walker.
 
Raceday rider Opie Bosson gallopedShuka again this morning, the horse cruising over 1000m in 1.11.1, going to the line with ears pricked to end his work in 41..0.  He has a big weight to contend with on Saturday but co-trainer Peter Williams feels the horse has to start off somewhere and would rather have the experience of Bosson than use a claimer.  Safely through Saturday"s race, the Tauranga Stakes could beShuka"s next target.
 
Dance (Castano) was hard held when galloping 800m solo in 48.5, the 600m in 36.0.  She has a chance to redeem herself at Ellerslie after a disappointing run at Rotorua when she was slow away and then caught very wide when mounting a run.  Noel Harris takes the mount on Dance in the R65 1400m.
 
Etoile Filante (Wilson) galloped 1000m in 1:04.7, the 600m in 36.5 and Lushoto (Castano) and Britt Eklund (Wilson) matched strides over 800m in 54.2, the 600m in 38.6.
 
Statham"s trainers Scott Lucock and Sally Gillespie are hopeful of getting the one scratching needed to secure him a place in the field at Ellerslie, the horse having drawn wide at Trentham.  Both he andTempelten paceworked this morning after galloping well on Tuesday, both horses looking very bright.
Tue 22nd Oct, 2013

 There were several stand-out gallops recorded today by runners preparing for their Ellerslie or Trentham assignments.

 
Class galloper Shuka (Bosson) was accompanied by the promising Role Model (Wilson) in a 1000m gallop, both travelling well throughout the work to record 1:00.2, the last 600m in 35.2.  Shuka ended his last campaign with a winning double and looks in great shape to kick off a new campaign at Ellerslie where he has had numerous placings in top company.  Wellington Guineas contender Role Model has looked above average, winning two of her five starts, her only indifferent run coming on a slow track.  Her work today was excellent and with the track and draw to suit, she should make her presence felt on Saturday.
 
Another promising type Statham(Jones) galloped with stablemateTempelten (Dell), the duo covering 1000m in 1:02.9 and final 600m in 35.7.  Trainers Scott Lucock and Sally Gillespie will make the call later in the week on a start either at Ellerslie or Trentham for Statham.  The gelding looks to have come through his resuming run well, when he was beaten by the narrowest of margins.  Tempelten begins a fresh campaign at Ellerslie, his trainers hopeful the niggles which plagued the horse last season have been resolved.
 
Pink Bubbles (Bosson) and Peridot(Couchman) galloped together, the latter slightly ahead at the end of 1000m in 1:00.4, the 600m in 35.2.  Pink Bubbles led all the way to win at Avondale a fortnight ago and is nominated for the Special Conditions 1200m at Trentham.  Ellerslie runner Rejoice (Wilson) galloped stylishly again, covering 1000m with Ready Steady(Castano) in 1:00.6 and last 600m in a slick 34.8.  Rejoice resumed on a good note when running on strongly for third at Paeroa and should not remain in maiden company for long.
 
Grand Admiral (Castano) was impressive when galloping 1000m with Red Dakota (Couchman) in 1:01.3, the concluding 600m in 35.3.  Grand Admiral should strip fitter for his couple of runs back and heads to Ellerslie, a track he generally performs well on. Nukumai (Taylor) strode over 1200m, the 1000m in 1:09.2 and 600m in 38.8.  She runs at Ellerslie in the R75 2400m, the same distance at which she finished third at her last outing.
 
Nominated for Waipa on Monday,Light The Way (Taylor) went hard from the 1000m to record 59.7, running home in 36.8.  Leo Molloy"s 2yo Kschessinska (Couchman), nominated for Trentham and Ellerslie, covered 800m in 52.2, the 600m in 37.3 and Rough Odds(Couchman) galloped 800m in 53.7, the 600m in 37.1.
 
Excellent work was recorded byVogue (Wilson) and Hexi Hao(Castano) who galloped 1000m together in 1:05.5, both finishing their work off well to record 35.3 for the last 600m. 
 
Several of Bruce Wallace"s team produced nice work, among themMataatua (G. Jones) who galloped 1000m solo in 1:06.4, the 600m in 36.4.  Stable foreman Allan Peard was particularly pleased withDriving Master (G. Jones) andShow MacCool (Taylor) who matched strides from the 1200m to record 1:18.0, the 1000m in 1:02.8 and 600m in 36.8 and   Makers Mark (Taylor) and Endorsement(Wall) also galloped well, recording 1:27.0 for 1200m, the 1000m in 1:05.0 and concluding 600m in 37.4.  He"s Rock"N"Roll (G. Jones) strode 1000m in 1:06.6, the 600m in 37.2 and Travel Wise (Wall) andLonely Boy (Taylor) clocked 1:06.1 and 37.5 for 1000m. Shezhardtocatch (Taylor) and Very Astute (Wall) galloped 1000m in 1:08.6, the final 600m in 38.8.
 
Stablemates Nine Pin (Couchman) covered 800m in 52.8, the 600m in 37.2; Swiper The Fox (Couchman) recorded 53.1 for 800m, the 600m in 38.0 and Over And Above(Couchman) 800m in 53.8 and 38.6.  A half-sister to Statham, by Align (Jones) worked a nice 800m in 52.0, the 600m in 37.5 andEastern Dragon (Wall) returned 54.2 and 39.8 for 800m.
 
Fly With Me (Castano) and a Colombia filly (Malton) ran 600m in 39.8 and an O"Reilly filly (Wilson) and Darci Brahma gelding (Castano) went 600m together in 41..0.
Thu 17th Oct, 2013
Dance followed up smart work on Tuesday with another stylish gallop this morning.  Galloping with Pink Bubbles (Wilson), Dance (Castano) was under a good hold at the completion of 1000m in 1:06.5, the last 600m in 36.4.  The Williams" have elected to run Dance at Rotorua in the Fillies & Mares R65 1200m where she will be ridden by Mark Du Plessis while Pink Bubbles may now head to Trentham on Saturday week.
 
Light The Way (Taylor) recorded an impressive gallop, working away from the 1200m and clocking 1:00.2 for the 1000m and concluding 600m in 35.6.  Trainer Graham Whitburn is looking at either Te Aroha or Ellerslie for her next start.
 

Nice work was also recorded by Peridot (Couchman) who galloped 1000m in 1:02.4, the 600m in 36.1 and Red Dakota (Couchman) also galloped 1000m, clocking 1:03.3 and 36.3.  Emerald Dancer (S. Hapeta) worked over 800m in 52.3, the 600m in 38.0.

Tue 15th Oct, 2013

 The Peter and Dawn Williams trained trio of Etoile FilantePink Bubbles and Dance all galloped attractively this morning.

 
Etoile Filante (Wilson) was paired with Peridot (Couchman) over 1000m in a smart 1:00.3, the last 600m in 36.  Etoile Filante looked to be travelling comfortably throughout the gallop and looks in great shape for her assignment at Tauranga on Friday.
 
Pink Bubbles (Castano) galloped with Role Model (Wilson) over 1000m in 1:01.3 and last 600m in 36.1, also very nice work.  Pink Bubbles followed up two trials wins with a strong win at Avondale and is another who looks in great order.
 
Dance (Castano) galloped withLove (Wilson), the pair completing 1000m in 1:03.6, the 600m in 36.5.  Dance made up a ton of ground when finishing third at her last outing and has worked up well since then.  Track conditions will determine whether Pink Bubblesand Dance will start at either Tauranga or Rotorua.
 
Girl Of My Dreams (Spratt), set to run at Rotorua on Saturday, galloped nicely over 1000m, recording 1:08.0, the 600m in 39.1.  Shuka(Wilson) and Grand Admiral(Castano) continued their solid progress with a smart 1000m in 1:00.3 and final 600m in 36.0.  Hexi Hao (Couchman) and Red Dakota(Castano) had pace on over 1000m in 1:03.0, the 600m in a smart 35.6.
 
The Lucock/Gillespie trained pairTempelten and Statham both hit out boldly today.  Tempelten(Jones) strode over 1200m in 1:25.7, the 1000m in 1:08.3 and last 600m in 39.8 while  Statham (Jones) cruised over 1000m in 1:08.0 and final 600m in 38.6.
 
Show MacCool (Taylor) and It"s Got To Be You (Wall) matched strides over 1200m in 1:21.0, the concluding 600m in 38.1 andEndorsement (Taylor) and Makers Mark (Wall) clocked 1:20.3 and 38.4 for the same trip.  Mataatua(Taylor) produced a nice gallop, covering 1000m in 1:06.1 and 600m in 36.9.  Travel Wise (Wall) andLonely Boy (Taylor) also galloped well, recording 1:05.9 and 37.6 for 1000m.  Street Wars (Taylor) andDriving Master (Wall) galloped 1000m in 1:06.4, the 600m in 38.2 and Ican"tstoptherain(Wall) and Tycoon Class (Taylor) recorded 1:07.0 and 38.6.  The Key"s Within (Castano) was held together over 1000m in 1:08.8, the 600m in 40.8.
 
Rough Odds (Spratt) turned in the quickest 800m of the session, recording 48.5 and last 600m in 35.7.  Emerald Dancer (S. Hapeta) was under a big hold galloping 800m in 55.0, the 600m in 38.8. Night Fury (Taylor) and VeryAstute (Wall) went together over 800m in 54.0, the 600m in 38.8 and a My Halo mare (Innes) completed 800m in 55.1, the 600m in 40.3. Anetsis (Smith) and a Fastnet Rock gelding (Innes) galloped 800m in 56.6, the 600m in 41.0.
 
Galloping solo, Sade (Couchman) covered 800m in 50.6 and Over And Above (Couchman) ran 800m in 53.0.  A Darci Brahma gelding clocked 55.6 for 800m and 400m in 28.2.
 
Nine Pin (Couchman) worked 600m in 38.5 and Justnametheprice(Wall) and Cheeky Boy (Taylor) clocked 39.2.  Eezemoova (Tucker) galloped 600m in 39.2 and Ready Steady (Castano) and a Postponed 2yo (Wilson) breezed 400m in 30.2.
Thu 10th Oct, 2013

 Delveen showed she was ready for her Matamata assignment with a stylish hit-out this morning.

 
Delveen (Wilson) was accompanied by stablemate Grand Admiral(Castano) and was always travelling well throughout 1000m in 1.00.0, the last 600m in 35.6.    Delveen ran home strongly over 1600m at her last start following on from a winning run at Avondale and should have no trouble stepping up to Saturday"s 2000m distance.
 
Beck And Call (Wall) also got through her work nicely today when galloping with Shezhardtocatch(Jones), the pair covering 1000m in 1:09.1 and final 600m in 38.8.
 
Hexi Hao (Castano) and Red Dakota (Couchman) matched strides over 1000m in 1:06.2, both hitting the line well to finish in 35.8 for the last 600m.  Ready Steady(Wilson) was keen early when galloping 1000m in 1:01.0, the 600m in 37.4 and a Don Eduardo filly in Mark Mullane"s stable, ran an even 1000m in 1:10.1, the 600m in 41.1.
 
A quick 800m was recorded by stablemates Rejoice (Castano) andLove (Wilson), both nominated for Paeroa on Monday, who clocked 48.8 and 600m in 35.4.  Peridot(Couchman) got through his work nicely, galloping 800m in 55.0, the 600m in 37.3.  Night Fury (Gee) and Very Astute (Wall) went together over 800m in 56.6, the 600m in 41.1 and Eezemoova(Tucker) galloped 600m in 40.3. Cheeky Boy (Gee) andJustnametheprice (Wall) ran 400m in 28.2. 
 
Tue 8th Oct, 2013
Etoile Filante and Faraway Eyes prepared well in preparation for Matamata on Saturday.
 
Galloping on her own Etoile Filante (Wilson) cut out 1000m in 1:01.1, travelling well at the finish to record 36.1 for the last 600m.  She ran home well for fifth over 1200m when resuming and steps up to 1600m on Saturday.
 
Faraway Eyes (Jones), nominated for the Matamata Cup, covered 1000m in 1:03.8, the last 600m in 36.3.  She has yet to start beyond 1400m but looks very well and appears to handle most types of ground.
 
Also nominated for Matamata is Beck And Call (Wall) who ran a comfortable 1000m with stablemate Shezhardtocatch (Jones) in 1:12.8 and final 600m in 40.8.  
 
Shuka (Wilson) and Grand Admiral (Castano) were in great form again this morning, completing 1000m in 1:00.2, the 600m in 34.8 and stablemate Peridot (Couchman) also produced top work when galloping with Hexi Hao (Castano), clocking 1:01.1 for 1000m and 35.0 for the last 600m.  Rejoice (Wilson) who looks to be improving with every gallop, was ahead of Ready Steady (Castano) at the finish of 1000m in 1:00.9, the 600m in 35.1.
 
An Iffraaj gelding (Jones) galloped 1000m in 1:09, working home strongly over the last 600m in 36.3 and Rough Odds (Couchman) recorded 1:06.3 and 36.8 for 1000m.  Love (Wilson) galloped 1000m solo in 1:04.4, the final 600m in 39.1 and He"s Rock"N"Roll (G. Jones) covered 1000m in 1:08.4, the 600m in 39.3.  Very Astute (Wall) and Driving Master (G. Jones) were paired over 1000m in 1:11.6, the 600m in 40.0 and Endorsement (G. Jones) and Makers Mark (Wall) ran the same journey in 1:14.2, the 600m in 40.5.  Lonely Boy (Wall) galloped an easy 1000m in 1:14.1 and 42.0 and Tycoon Class (Wall) and Ican"tstoptherain (G. Jones) ran 1000m in 1:11.2 and 43.2.
 
Fog prevented timing of some early sectionals but Red Dakota (Couchman) galloped 1000m in 1:04.2; Lion Rock Hill (Wall) 1000m in 1:06.3;  a Don Eduardo filly (Castano) 1000m in 1:07.4 and Travel Wise (G. Jones) 1000m in 1:08.8.
 
Emily"s Own (Jones) produced a nice 800m gallop in 51.0, the 600m in 37.3 and Girl Of My Dreams (Couchman) recorded 53.8 for 800m, the 600m in 38.8.  Stablemates Night Fury (Wall) and Street Wars (Pieper) galloped 800m together in 55.0, the 600m in 40.3.
 
Nine Pin (Couchman) ran 600m in 38.2 and two O"Reilly fillies in Dawn and Peter Williams stable, one a full sister to Sacred Falls, breezed up 400m in 31.0. 
Thu 3rd Oct, 2013
Trainers Dawn and Peter Williams will be hoping the addition of blinkers and better ground will see an improved effort from Role Model on Friday at Te Rapa.  Backing up from a disappointing run at Ellerslie last week, Role Model galloped impressively on Wednesday with blinkers on, covering 1000m in 59.8, the 600m in 34.8.  Her maiden win last season came at Te Rapa and her freshup run for third was sound.  
 
The Lucock/Gillespie barn have two runners engaged at Te Rapa, Statham and Tango TerrificStatham has a slightly awkward barrier draw to overcome but has been galloping impressively in his leadup work.  Freshup specialist Tango Terrific has the ace draw and the services of leading rider Opie Bosson.
 
Dance (Wilson) took time honours for this morning"s session when completing 1000m in 1:00.2, the last 600m in 35.3.  She looked above average last campaign and resumes at Avondale on Monday in the R65 1200m.  Nominated for the same race, Light The Way (Jones) galloped stylishly mid-week, clocking 1:00.8 and 600m in 35.6.  Also heading to Avondale, Lushoto (Castano) and Pink Bubbles (Wilson) matched strides over 1000m in 1:05.0, the 600m in 35.8.
 
Possible  Avondale runners All The Way (Wall) and It"s Got To Be You (Maina) completed the last 1000m of 1400m in 1:16.1 and 600m in 41.8.  Bliss Street (Jones) a Faltaat mare debuting at Avondale galloped 800m in 51.8, the 600m in 38.2.  Britt Eklund (Castano) recorded 50.9 and 37.3 for 800m and Peridot (Couchman) galloped 800m in 53.6 and 37.6..  Ready Steady (Castano) clocked 50.6 and 38.0 for 800m and Hexi Hao (Castano) was keen when galloping 800m in 56.0, the 600m in 38.8.  Red Dakota (Couchman) galloped 600m in 38.4 and Gold "N Mac (Jones) recorded 40.8 for 600m.
 
Deane Martin heads South to Hastings for the Group I Spring Classic.  Previously successful in Listed company at Ellerslie over 2100m, Deane Martin has had a couple of gallops left-handed this week, stable foreman Allan Peard reporting the horse worked well and he is happy with him leading in to Saturday"s feature.  
Tue 1st Oct, 2013

 Te Rapa entrant Statham looked ready to resume on a good note judging by his work this morning.

 
With regular trackwork rider Kelly Jones aboard, Statham covered 1000m in 1:00.2, the last 600m in 35.3, very good work on his own.  Both Statham"s wins have come on the Te Rapa course, the last back in May on a Slow 7 and trainers Scott Lucock and Sally Gillespie look to have the handsome gelding in tip-top order for Friday.
 
Delveen (Wilson) also galloped 1000m, completing the distance in 1:05.3 and last 600m in 38.0, pleasing co-trainer Peter Williams with her work.  She won nicely at Avondale a fortnight ago over 1400m and steps up to 1600m in the R75 on Friday.
 
Princess Holly, with trainer Shane Hapeta in the saddle, galloped 800m in 50.3, the last 600m in 36.8.  She is nominated for the R65 1400m at Te Rapa, her best run this campaign coming on the course when she finished a solid second on a slow track.
 
A sound gallop was recorded byRough Odds (Couchman) who galloped 1000m in 1:06.5, the final 600m in 36.4 and an Iffraaj gelding (Jones) completed 1000m in 1:08.1, the 600m in 36.4.  Emerald Dancer(S. Hapeta) galloped 800m in 51.6, the 600m in 37.0 and Kschessinska(Couchman), winner of the first juvenile event in the new season, completed 600m in 39.3.  
Thu 26th Sep, 2013

 Ellerslie acceptors from Dawn and Peter Williams barn rounded off their preparations with stylish gallops this morning.

Grand Admiral (Castano) covered 1000m in 1:09.6, finishing off his work nicely to record 39.8 for the last 600m.  Grand Admiral looks in great order and is to be ridden by Mark Du Plessis on Saturday. Lushoto (Wilson), an entrant in the Bonecrusher Stakes,  galloped 1000m in 1:07.5, travelling well at the finish to clock 38.8 for the 600m.   Etoile Filante (Wilson) did similar work, completing 1000m in 1:09.5 and final 600m in 38.6.  Role Model (Wilson) worked comfortably over 1000m in 1:09.1, the 600m in 40.1.  Track conditions will determine which of the Williams" runners will line up at Ellerslie, co-trainer Peter Williams saying "it"s early in their campaigns and we don"t want to flatten them at this stage."
 
Beck And Call (Wall), accepted for the Soliloquy Stakes, galloped with stablemate Mataatua (Wilcox), the pair galloping from the 1200m peg and completing 1000m in 1:06.4 and final 600m in 38.5.
 
Nukumai (Jones), had the pace on at the 800m to record 49.0, the 600m in 36.7 and genuine little mare Faraway Eyes (Jones) cruised from the 800m, clocking 36.2 for the 600m.  Both mares generally run well at Ellerslie and both can handle wet track conditioons.
 
Shuka (Castano) galloped 1000m in 1:04.6, the 600m in 36.8 and Pink Bubbles (Couchman) covered 1000m in 1:05.3 and 37.0.  Delveen(Castano) galloped 1000m in 1:04.4, the 600m in 37.2 and Famous(Wilson) who heads to Whangarei next Wednesday, travelled easily over 1000m in 1:06.4, the final 600m in 38.0.
 
Rejoice (Castano) and Love(Wilson) produced sound work again, completing 800m in 53.6 and 600m in 37.4. and Dance (Castano)  looked smart galloping 600m in 35.8.
 
Beginning new campaigns, Peridot(Couchman) galloped 600m in 40.5;Hexi Hao (Castano) 600m in 41.7 and Ready Steady (Castano) 600m at three-quarter pace in 42.4. 
Tue 24th Sep, 2013

 Ellerslie contenders and possible race rivals Grand Admiral andDeane Martin shaped up well in their respective gallops this morning.

 
Deane Martin (Taylor) was accompanied by stablemate Lion Rock Hill (Wall), the pair beginning at the 1400m mark and covering 1200m in 1:17.8, the 1000m in 1:03.5 and final 600m in 38.1. Deane Martin scored a strong win at Whangarei last time out and appears to have trained on well since then.
 
Grand Admiral (Wilson) was paired with Role Model (Castano), the duo cutting out 1000m in 1:03.3 and 600m in 36.1.  Grand Admiralresumed on a good note when running home strongly for fifth at Whangarei and has good Ellerslie form.  Stablemate Role Model also began her new campaign well, finishing third at Whangarei over 1000m.
 
A nice gallop was recorded byEtoile Filante (Wilson) andDelveen (Castano) who matched strides over 1000m in 1:07.3, the 600m in 38.0.  Nominated for Ellerslie, Etoile Filante has had only the three career starts winning twice.  She last raced back in April but won a recent 1000m trial at Waipa.  Rough Odds (Couchman) galloped 1000m on his own, clocking 1:07.1 and 600m in 37.8.
 
Nukumai (Taylor) galloped boldly over 1200m, timed to run the 1000m in 1:06.7 and 600m in 40.0.  She ran on strongly for third at Ellerslie last time out and is nominated for the R75 2400m on Saturday.  Beck And Call (Wall) and Street Wars(Hubber) galloped an easy 1000m in 1:15.1, the last 600m in 43.0.  Beck And Call had no luck when caught wide in the Westbury Stud Challenge Stakes and is nominated for both the Soliloquy and Bonecrusher Stakes.
 
Faraway Eyes (Jones) produced her usual deceptive work, seemingly cruising but clocking 48.3 for 800m, the 600m in 35.7.  She generally favours Ellerslie and won and was placed on heavy tracks back in June.
 
Time honours for the morning went to the Scott Lucock/Sally Gillespie trained pair Statham (Jones) andTempelten (C. Dell).  Galloping together over 1000m, they covered the distance in 1:02.8, finishing in a very smart 34.7 for the last 600m. Statham is nominated for Ellerslie but is unlikely to run due to the expected heavy rain and may instead kick off his campaign at Te Rapa Friday week..  A Whangarei run next Wednesday is on the cards for Tempelten, co-trainer Scott Lucock opting to give the horse his first run back on a good track. Tango Terrific (Gillespie) and a Faltaat mare (Jones), also from the Lucock/Gillespie barn, produced nice work over 1000m in 1:04.2, the 600m in 37.1.
 
Pink Bubbles (Wilson) andLushoto (Castano) galloped 1000m together in 1:08.1, the 600m in 37.3.  Mataatua (Wall) and Show MacCool (Wilcox) covered 1000m in 1:04.0, the 600m in 37.4 and The Recidivist (Couchman) and Little Red Devil (Aitken) galloped 1000m in 1:06.1 and 37.6.  He"s Rock"N"Roll (Taylor) galloped 1000m solo in 1:04.5, the 600m in 38.0.  It"s Got To Be You (Hubber) and All The Way (Wilcox) went together over 1000m in 1:04.4, the 600m in 38.1 and Vogue (Wilson) ran the same distance in 1:10.1 and 41.0.
 
Rejoice (Castano) and Love(Wilson) travelled well together over 800m in 55.3, the 600m in 38.8 and Dance (Castano) was hard held over 800m in 55.0, the 600m in 39.3.  A Don Eduardo filly (Castano) clocked 55.0 and 41.0 for 800m and Endorsement (Wilcox) and Makers Mark (Jackson) were paired over 600m in 42.6.
Thu 19th Sep, 2013
West End finalised his preparation for Counties with a quiet work-out today.  West End (J. Hapeta) pace-worked one round then galloped an easy 600m in 38.8 under a strong hold.  Trainer Shane Hapeta is hoping the forecast rain will arrive, the horse going his best races in loose ground.  Hapeta is expecting an improved run from his other runner Bold Mariner who has been working well and will have a gear change on Saturday.
 
An eye-catching gallop was recorded by Shuka (Du Plessis) and Famous (Wilson) who matched strides over 1000m in 59.7, the 600m in 35.7, both horses hitting the line well.  Vogue (Wilson) left 1000m behind in 1:03.4, the last 600m in 37.8.  A Don Eduardo filly (Castano) pace-worked one round then covered 800m in 50.7, the 600m in 37.7.
 
The Dawn and Peter Williams team continued their good progress towards Spring/Summer racing with more encouraging performances at the recent Waipa trials.  The partnership saddled four runners, winning three heats and finishing second in the other.  Pink Bubbles (Pins - Madame Echezeaux), who won well at the Avondale trials, won her 1000m heat and another Pins mare Etoile Filante, won an Open 1000m event.  Elvstroem filly Britt Ekland was impressive winning her heat by four lengths in good time and Snow Petal (Bernadini - Zirna) trialled up nicely finishing second in her event. 
Tue 17th Sep, 2013
It was a family celebration yesterday when Theodore took out the Maiden 1200m, giving Byerley Park trainer Kim Grant her first training success.  Bred and owned by Kim and her husband, Theodore is ridden in his work by daughter Amelia and strapped by younger daughter Vanessa.  Earlier in the day Delveen was successful for trainers Dawn and Peter Williams and Lushoto finished second for the partnership.  Whangarei last Saturday saw Deane Martin from the stable of Bruce Wallace score stylishly in the R75 1600m.  Riding Shotgun finished 2nd in the 2yo race for Leo Molloy and Role Model ran on nicely for 3rd in her event.
 
West End (J. Hapeta) galloped well as usual, working away from the 1200m peg and timed to run 1000m in 1:03.5, the concluding 600m in 37.5.  He has been thereabouts in his recent outings and is nominated for Counties where he has twice been successful.  Bold Ransom (Jones) worked strongly from the 1200m, clocking 1:04.5 for 1000m and final 600m in 38.0.  He is another who favours Counties and looks to have trained on well since his last start all-the-way win on the course.
 
Famous (Wilson) looked smart when galloping 1000m in 1:01.5, the 600m in 36.3 and The Recidivist (Couchman) recorded 1:06.7 and 37.6 for the same distance.  He"s Rock"N"Roll (Taylor) galloped strongly over 1000m in 1:05.0, the last 600m in 38.4 and Shuka (Cave) worked a comfortable 1000m in 1:08.1, the 600m in 39.0.  Girl Of My Dreams (Couchman) was keen to go faster than 1:09.4 and 40.0 for 1000m and an Iffraaj gelding (Jones) went easily over 1000m in 1:11.1 and 40.5.  It"s Got To Be You (Wall) and Street Wars (Taylor) matched strides over 1000m in 1:10.8, the last 600m in 41.4.
 
Rejoice (Wilson) ran a nice solo 800m in 56.1, the 600m in 36.0 and Rough Odds (Couchman) covered 800m in 51.8, the 600m in 37.1.  Vogue (Castano) recorded 52.5 and 39.3 for 800m and She"s Hard To Catch (Taylor) and Driving Master (G. Jones) went together over 800m in 55.7, the 600m in 40.2.  Endorsement (Wilcox) was paired with Makers Mark (G. Jones) over 800m in 56.6 and 600m in 40.2.  Travelwise (Wall) and Lonely Boy (Taylor) both galloped 800m solo, Travelwise recording 56.1 and 41.1 and Lonely Boy 54.8 and 41.9.
 
Over and Above (Couchman) galloped 600m in 40.8 and Sade ran an easy 600m in 42.2.
Thu 12th Sep, 2013

 Runners engaged at Whangarei completed their preparation in encouraging fashion this morning.

 
Deane Martin (Wall) began from the 1400m, picking up the pace to travel comfortably through 1000m in 1:07.8, the concluding 600m in 40.3, nice solo work.
 
Grand Admiral (Castano) who galloped in good style on Tuesday, was let off today with an easy 1000m which he completed in 1:11.1, the final 600m in 40.3.  Grand Admiral, who looks very well, has been placed freshup at Whangarei and is a previous winner on the course.
 
Little Red Devil (Aitken) galloped 800m in 49.0 and Role Model (Cave) was under a good hold when running 800m in 56..1 and 40.5.  Northland Breeders Stakes contender Beck And Call (Wall) breezed 400m with stablemate Night Fury (G. Jones) in 26.1 and Mataatua (Wall) galloped 600m in 39.3.
 
Nominated for Monday"s Avondale meeting, Lushoto (Castano) galloped quietly over 1000m in 1:14.6, the 600m in 42.3.  Delveen (Wilson) another Avondale runner, ran 800m in 53.0, the 600m in 39.3.
 
Statham (Jones) had no trouble galloping 1000m in 1:05.5, the 600m in 36.8 and Etoile Filante (Wilson) also galloped well, recording 1:08.3 for 1000m, the 600m in 37.8.  Pink Bubbles (Castano) galloped an easy 1000m in 1:10.1, the 600m in 40.7 and Snow Petal (Cave) was not hurried when completing 1000m in 1.12.2 and 41.2.
 
Dufellforte (T. Moki) and a Fully Fledged gelding (Wilson) produced nice work over 800m in 50.1, the 600m in 35.8.  Stablemates Tango Terrific (Gillespie) and Tempelten (Jones) both worked well, Tango Terrific recording 50.0 for 800m, the 600m in 36.0 and Tempelten 800m in 50.5 and 36.9.
 
The Recidivist (Couchman) galloped 800m in 51.8, the 600m in 37.6 and Britt Ekland (Castano) and Love (Cave) were paired over 800m in 58.8, the 600m in 42.3.  Rough Odds (Couchman) sprinted 600m in 37.7.
Tue 10th Sep, 2013

 Three-year-old fillies Role Modeland Beck And Call, both aiming for Whangarei, showed up well in training this morning.

 
Role Model (Johnson) worked strongly alongside stablemateLushoto (Wilson) completing 1000m in 1:02.1 and 600m in 35.8. Role Model only raced twice last season, winning on debut and finishing third in the G2 Matamata Breeders Stakes.  She stepped out at the recent Avondale trials, winning her heat and looks particularly well.
 
Also a winner at her two-year-old debut, Beck And Call (Wall) galloped with Street Wars (Taylor), the duo clocking 1:05.2 for 1000m and last 600m comfortably in 37.4. Beck And Call trialled up well recently and is nominated for both the R65 1000m and Northland Breeders Stakes at Whangarei.
 
Deane Martin (Taylor) and stablemate Lion Rock Hill (Wall) left 1200m behind in 1:19.3, coming home strongly to finish in 36.0 for the 600m.  Deane Martin has run on well at his last two starts, both at Whangarei over 1400m and steps up to 1600m on Saturday in the R75.  Resuming at Whangarei Grand Admiral (Cave) worked withDelveen (Wilson), the pair galloping stylishly over 1000m in 1:01.1 and concluding 600m in 36.2.
 
The Leo Molloy trained pair Little Red Devil (Couchman) and The Recidivist (Aitken) went together over 1000m in 1:03.6, the 600m in 36.5.  Molloy had a successful day at Wanganui last Saturday, winning the first juvenile event of the season with Kschessinska and Girl Of My Dreams gaining further black type with a third in the Listed Wanganui Guineas. Little Red Devil and 2yoRiding Shotgun are nominated to represent the Molloy stable at Whangarei.
 
Famous (Wilson) galloped impressively once again, completing 1000m in 1:03.4, the 600m in 35.9 and Keen To Rule (Jones) andMataatua (Castano) were paired over 1000m in 1:07.8, the concluding 600m in 37.0.
 
Love (Cave) and Britt Ekland(Wilson) matched strides over 800m in a smart 49.4, the 600m in 36.1 and geldings by Captain Rio (Couchman) and Keeper (Aitken) ran 800m in 51.7, the 600m in 36.5. It"s Got To Be You (Taylor) andShow MacCool (Wall) clocked 52.4 and 37.2 for 800m.  Recent trial winner Leica My Bling, with trainer Cydne Evans in the saddle, galloped 800m with Very Astute (Castano) in 50.4, the 600m in 38.2.
 
600m gallops: Rough Odds (Nolan) 36.5; Driving Master (Jones) andShe"s Hard To Catch (Castano) 39.2; Endorsement (Castano) andMakers Mark (Jones) 43.7; Lonely Boy (Wilcox) 44.5; Travel Wise(Wilcox) 44.8.  Rejoice (Cave) andPalace Rock (Wilson) breezed 400m in 28.0.
Thu 5th Sep, 2013

 Flower Bomb and Shuka provided the highlights of a relatively quiet session this morning.  Flower Bomb (Wilson) was keen to go a lot quicker when galloping 800m in 56.3, the 600m in 41.0, the mare looking right on target for a big effort in the Open 1400m at Ellerslie for the Williams" partnership.

 
Mark Du Plessis galloped Shukawho was paired with stablemateGrand Admiral (Wilson) over 800m in 50.0 and 600m in 36.2.   Du Plessis was suitably impressed with Shuka"s work, feeling the horse was a lot bigger and stronger this time in and making great progress towards his next campaign which will kick off mid-October. Grand Admiral who showed real promise as a stayer last season, is another in the Williams team who has matured and working up well.
 
Dawn and Peter Williams trialled several horses at Avondale on Tuesday; Role ModelFamous andPink Bubbles all winning their heats.  Role Model (by Bel Danoro), won an Open 1000m whileFamous (by Fast "n Famous) andPink Bubbles (Pins - Madame Echezeaux) were both successful in 800m heats.  Vogue(O"Reilly - Glamour Puss) who has won two of three, impressed rider Opie Bosson when finishing second in an Open 1000m, Bosson very positive in his comments after the trial.
 
Mike Lawlor has Faraway Eyes in the Open 1400m at Ellerslie, to be ridden by Alysha Collett who was aboard Lawlor"s charge Bold Ransom who bolted in at Counties yesterday.  Faraway Eyes was brave when finishing fifth in the Foxbridge Plate and seldom runs a bad race. Ramesh Patel will line up last start winner Offangone in the R75 1400m with Rowena Smythe on board once again.  Light The Way who galloped very well on Tuesday, was let off with pacework today and Nukumai paceworked one round then three-quarter paced 1000m. 
Tue 3rd Sep, 2013

 Flower Bomb and Light The Wayturned in pleasing semi-final gallops ahead of Saturday"s Ellerslie meeting.

 
Flower Bomb (Johnson) was under a good hold when travelling 1000m in 1:08.1, the last 600m in 40.0.  Always genuine, Flower Bomb has her first run beyond 1200m in the Open 1400m on Saturday and looks fit and hard from recent racing.
 
Light The Way (Jones) galloped 1000m in 1:04.9, reeling off the last 600m in an impressive 34.7.  She has had the one resuming run and steps out in the R65 1200m at Ellerslie.
 
Nukumai (Taylor) kept up a strong gallop from the 1200m, clocking 1:04.1 for 1000m and concluding 600m in 38.2.  She won back in May on heavy ground and can be forgiven her last run when caught wide. 
 
Pikachu (Couchman) and an Any Suggestion gelding (Aitken) worked at a solid clip over 1000m in 1:01.5, the 600m in 35.3.  Geldings by Sir Percy (Couchman) and Keeper (Aitken) recorded 1:04.3 and 36.5 for 1000m.
 
Tempelten (Jones) caught the eye with a smart 800m in 48.3, the 600m in 34.8 and Grand Admiral(Wilson) was not extended when completing 800m in 55.8 and 600m in 40.0.
 
Stablemates Dufellforte (Wilson) and a Fully Fledged gelding (Cave) worked 600m together in 39.0 andLove (Johnson) and an O"Reilly filly (Wilson) galloped 600m in 39.5.
 
A Volksraad filly (Nolan) and Captain Rio gelding (Couchman) sprinted 400m in 26.5.  Britt Ekland (Cave) and Albany Reunion"s full sister Palace Rock(Johnson) had their first breeze up over 400m in 31.0.
Thu 29th Aug, 2013
Delveen looked in top order today when completing her preparation for Whangarei.  Delveen (Wilson) and stablemate Role Model (Johnson) galloped 1000m in 1:02.0, the 600m sectional unable to be timed due to fog.  Delveen has a wide barrier draw to overcome on Saturday but she has been galloping consistently well and her maiden win at Whangarei two starts back was impressive.
 
A smart solo gallop was recorded by Famous (Wilson) who left 1000m behind in 1:01.1, the final 600m in 35.8.  Promising galloper Statham (Jones) cruised through 800m in 50.5, the 600m in 36.0.  Vogue (Wilson) was slightly ahead of Lushoto (Johnson) at the finish of 800m in 54.4.  Snow Petal (Johnson) completed 800m in 55.2 and 600m in 40.1.
 
Dufellforte (Wilson) and a Fully Fledged gelding (Cave) were paired over 600m in 37.1 and a Viking Ruler gelding (Cave) galloped a quiet 600m in 41.1..
Tue 27th Aug, 2013

 Whangarei specialist He"s Rock"N"Roll was in outstanding form today.  He"s Rock"N"Roll (G. Jones) galloped 800m in 46.0, returning 34.4 for the 600m.  This was excellent work and bodes well for his northern assignment on Saturday where the Bruce Wallace trained gelding will attempt to make it four from four on the Ruakaka track.

 
Also from the Wallace barn and heading north, Deane Martin(Taylor) and Lion Rock Hill (Wall) produced sound work, completing 1200m in 1:16.3, the concluding 600m in 36.3.
 
Her Choice (Peake) galloped strongly throughout 1000m in 59.5, finishing ahead of her companion, an Ifraaj gelding (Jones), to record 35.2 for the last 600m.  Her Choicehad a tough resuming run, trapped wide all the way but looks to have taken no harm from that outing and should strip in great order on Saturday.
 
Delveen (Wilson) and Role Model(Cave) galloped 1000m together in 1:01.5, both fillies hitting the line strongly to clock 36.0 for the last 600m.  Famous (Wilson) produced a nice solo 1000m gallop in 59.4, the 600m in 35.2 while Show MacCool (Taylor) and Street Wars(Castano) were on terms at the completion of 1000m in 1:03.1, the final 600m in 36.1.
 
All The Way (Wall) and It"s Got To Be You (G. Jones) galloped 1000m together in 1:05.9, the 600m in 36.8 and Bold Mariner(Connolly) worked 1000m in 1:02.5, the 600m in 37.3.  Girl Of My Dreams (Couchman) travelled easily over 1000m in 1:07.0 and 600m in 37.5.
 
Lushoto (Wilson) and a Darci Brahma filly (Cave) were paired over 800m in 52.8, the 600m in 38.0.  King Panamera (Wilcox) and a King"s Chapel filly (Evans) were quick galloping 600m in 35.2 and Vogue (Wilson) ran 600m nicely in 37.3.
 
Love (Cave) and Britt Ekland(Wilson) galloped 600m in 38.3 andMakers Mark (Taylor) andEndorsement (Castano) sprinted 400m in 25.2.
Thu 15th Aug, 2013
Delveen caught the eye with a strong gallop today.  Paired with Stella (Cole), Delveen (Wilson) was always travelling well throughout 1000m in 1:04.2, the concluding 600m in 35.9.  Delveen was impressive when winning two starts back and steps out next at either Hastings or Whangarei.
 
Zabbadak (Du Plessis) and an Ifraaj gelding (Jones) galloped 1000m in 1:06.1, pace on over the final 600m in 36.0.  Role Model (Wilson) produced an excellent 800m solo gallop in 47.3, the 600m in 35.8.  Pink Bubbles (Kirov) and a Darci Brahma filly (Cave) worked 600m together in 39.4.
 

Honest mare Faraway Eyes, who finished an unlucky second in the Tauranga Classic last time out, has made the field for the Foxbridge Plate where she will be ridden by Leith Innes.  Trainer Mike Lawlor reports Faraway Eyes has galloped exceptionally well during the past week and he could not be happier with her leading into Saturday"s Group 3 event.

Tue 13th Aug, 2013

 Sigarsa was in fine form when galloping at Byerley Park this morning.  Sent over 1000m, Sigarsa(Kirov) stretched out nicely in his work to record 1:08.4, the final 600m in 36.8.

 
Little Red Devil (Couchman) looked sharp when galloping withGirl Of My Dreams (Nolan) over 1000m in 1:11.1 and concluding 600m in 39.0.
 
Famous (Wilson) completed 800m in 51.8, the 600m in 38.2 and fillies by Pentire (Innes) and Choisir (Smith) galloped 800m together in 55.0, the 600m in 39.4.
 
Statham (Sargent) was not extended when recording 38.5 for 600m and stablemate Tango Terrific (Gillespie) ran an easy 600m in 43.0.
 
Snow Petal (Kirov) and a Darci Brahma filly (Cave) worked away from the 800m, clocking 39.8 for 600m.  Two-year-olds by Niconero (Wilson) and Postponed (Kirov) having their first gallop, completed 400m in 28.3.
Wed 7th Aug, 2013
Delveen and Dance did their Counties chances no harm with an attractive gallop this morning.
 
Galloping together, Delveen (Wilson) and Dance (Cave) were on terms at the finish of 1000m in 1:03.9, the 600m in a smart 35.7.  Both fillies appeared to be handling their work in good style and look in top order for Saturday.
 
Her Choice (Peake) produced a fine solo gallop over 1000m, clocking 1:02.3 and last 600m in 36.1.  Show MacCool (Taylor) was accompanied by It"s Got To Be You (G. Jones), the pair completing 1000m in 1:05.0 and final 600m in 38.5.  He"s Rock"N"Roll (G. Jones) galloped 1000m in 1:07.8, the 600m in 39.1.
 
A smart gallop was recorded by Bogart (J. Hapeta) who was clear of Bold Mariner (S. Hapeta) at the end of 800m in 49.2, the 600m in 36.8.  Bogart did not receive all favours last time out after a promising freshup fourth and heads to Te Aroha on FridaySigarsa (Kirov) and Famous (Cave) also produced sound work, galloping 800m together in 50.8, the 600m in 36.8 and Lion Rock Hill (Taylor) three-quarter paced 800m in 57.4, the 600m in 43.2.
 

Role Model (Wilson) and a Viking Ruler filly (Kirov) galloped 600m in 38.8 and Faraway Eyes (Di Leoni) ran an easy 600m in 42.4.

Thu 1st Aug, 2013

 With a number of horses from the centre engaged at Avondale on Friday, there was little in the way of fast work this morning.

 
He"s Rock"N"Roll (Taylor) completed his preparation for Whangarei with a 1000m gallop in 1:02.5, the final 600m in 37.4.  Racing for the new training partnership of Bruce Wallace and Allan Peard, who have their first runner together at Avondale, He"s Rock"N"Roll resumes in the R85 1200m and has been successful freshup.  Duckworth Lewis andFlower Bomb are acceptors in the same event; Flower Bomb backing up after her unlucky run at Te Rapa where the rider lost an iron at the start.
 
Saint Piran (Cave) galloped 800m in 52.8, the 600m in 37.8 andZabbadak (Cave) was sent an easy 600m in 42.0.  Both horses race at Avondale on Friday.  Bogart(Hapeta) worked nicely over 800m in 50.1, the 600m in 37.6.   
Tue 30th Jul, 2013

 West End prepared for Friday"s Avondale meeting with a strong gallop this morning.  West End (J. Hapeta) paceworked over one round then worked strongly from the 1200m on the second round, timed from the 1000m in 1:04.4 and concluding 600m in 37.0.  Unlucky last time out when the rider"s whip broke, West End has been racing well and looks very fit.

 
Saint Piran (Wilson) also galloped 1200m, completing 1000m in 1.02.9 and final 600m in 37.2.  A smart gallop was recorded by Keentorule(Taylor) and Mataatua (Castano), the pair leaving 1000m behind in 1:01.8 and 600m in 35.8. Keentorule put in a good effort when finishing second at the last Avondale meeting and returns there on Friday.  Zabbadak (Johnson) and Delveen galloped together over 1000m in 1:06.1, the 600m in 37.0. Avondale runner  Zabbadakdebuted at Whangarei finishing fifth and looks capable of quitting maidens in fairly short order.
 
 He"s Rock"N"Roll  (Du Plessis) was accompanied by Eastern Dragon (Wall) in a smart 1000m in 1:03.0, the last 600m in 35.2.  He"s Rock"N"Roll has not raced since last November and is nominated for Whangarei where he has scored both of his wins. Street Wars(Castano) and It"s Got To Be You(G. Jones) completed 1000m in 1:03.8, the 600m in 37.8 and an Ifraaj gelding (Jones) galloped 800m in 59.3.
 
Very Astute (Wall) and All The Way (Castano) sprinted 600m in 36.1 and Her Choice (Jones) andMr Sanchez (Peake) recorded 36.2 for 600m.  A Bernadini gelding (Cave) and Viking Ruler filly (Plamen) went together over 600m in 37.1 and Fast Dragon (P. Taylor) and Deane Martin (V. Taylor) galloped 600m in 38.7.
 
Promising galloper Statham(Sargent), having his first gallop in a new campaign, worked 600m easily in 40.5.  Snow Petal (Cave) andRole Model (Johnson) ran a quiet 600m in 42.3.
Thu 25th Jul, 2013

  

Fog prevented timing of gallops at Byerley Park this morning.
 
Te Rapa entrants Flower Bomb,Dance and Sigarsa all galloped at three-quarter pace over 1000m, the trio pleasing co-trainer Peter Williams on how they pulled up after their work.
 
All three horses go into their Saturday assignments with excellent form and look in great order. Flower Bomb has the benefit of a 2kg claim in the R75 1200m andDance, although meeting a strong line-up in the 3yo 1400m, has obvious ability and looks to have trained on well since her last start win.  Sigarsa"s win came on a dead track but he has run well on wetter surfaces and has worked up nicely of late.
Tue 23rd Jul, 2013
Delveen lived up to her breeding with a gutsy win at Whangarei on Saturday.  Out of Group 1 winning mare Calveen and trained by Dawn and Peter Williams, Delveen worked hard for the win and looks certain to go on to bigger things.
 
The Williams" trained pair Flower Bomb and Dance, both heading to Te Rapa on Saturday, provided the highlight of this morning"s trackwork session.
 
Flower Bomb (Wilson) and Dance (Johnson) went together over 1000m, clocking 1:02.8 and last 600m in 35.4, both fillies super impressive in their work.  Flower Bomb has won three from four, winning twice freshup and appears to handle any going.  The Williams" have booked in-form South Island apprentice Ashley Frye who flys North today to get a feel of the filly in trackwork this week.  Dance bolted in at Counties last time out and looks to have trained on extremely well since then.
 
Sky Chance (J. Hapeta), who may debut in the 2yo event at Te Rapa, galloped 800m in 50.0, the 600m in 37.3.  Sigarsa (Cave) and a Viking Ruler filly (Plamen) galloped together from the 1000m, recording 52.6 for 800m, the 600m in 37.4.  Sigarsa resumed with a nice fourth at Counties and is another of the Williams" team to be ridden by Ashley Frye.
 
Several members of the Bruce Wallace team recently relocated to Byerley Park galloped in good style today, among them Eastern Dragon (Wall) and Show MacCool (Taylor) who were quick over 1000m in 1:00.3, the 600m in 35.8.  Mataatua (Wall) and Belfast Boy (Taylor) also produced sound work, completing 1000m in 1:04.1, the final 600m in 37.3.  Street Wars (Castano) and Itsgottobeyou (G. Jones) worked 1000m together in 1:09.1 and 39.7.
 
Duckworth Lewis (Nolan) caught the eye with a solo 1000m in 1:06.3, the 600m in 36.5 and geldings by Fully Fledged (Nolan) and Gallant Guru (Couchman) ran 1000m in 1:07.3, the 600m in 37.8.
 
A Magic Albert gelding (Pickard) galloped 800m in 50.9, the 600m in 35.6 and He"s Rock "n Roll (G. Jones) completed an easy 800m in 58.0, the 600m in 43.0.
 

Little Red Devil (Couchman) and a Keeper gelding (Nolan) sprinted 600m in 35.9 and Deane Martin (Wall) and Fast Dragon (Taylor) were paired over 600m in 39.0.  All The Way (Taylor) and Very Astute (Wall) galloped 600m in 40.0.  Zabbadak (Cave) and a Bernadini gelding (Plamen) breezed 400m in 28.5.         

Thu 18th Jul, 2013

 Delveen followed up her good Tuesday work with another sound hit-out this morning.  Galloping solo, Delveen (Wilson) worked quietly away from the 1000m, picking up the tempo to complete 800m in 55.0 and 600m in 39.7.  A recent trial winner at Paeroa,Delveen has drawn well and looks forward enough to break maiden ranks on Saturday.

 
Talented filly Girl Of My Dreams(Couchman) who resumes at Ruakaka, was given an easy 400m in 28.2 and Sumotori (Couchman) breezed 400m in 25.7.
 
Sigarsa (Cave) galloped 1000m in 1:03.5, the last 600m in 37.3 while impressive last start winner Dance (Johnson) cruised over 1000m in 1:08.2 and concluding 600m in 39.0.
 
Princess Holly (Hapeta), nominated for Avondale on Monday, was quick again when completing 800m in 49.5, the 600m in 36.6.  A Bernadini gelding (Cave) and Famous(Wilson) ran 600m in 41.2.
Thu 18th Jul, 2013

 Regalo Reaal was in good form this morning when preparing for racing at New Plymouth on Saturday.

 
Accompanied by stablemate Google Me (Cole) over 1200m, Regalo Reaal (Moki) appeared to be travelling well throughout the gallop clocking 1:01.4 for 1000m and last 600m in 37.7.
 
Top Choice (Cole), another from the Clotworthy stable nominated for New Plymouth, galloped in company with The Jungle Boy(Moki).  The pair worked away from the 1200m, running the 1000m in 1:01.8 and concluding 600m in 36.3.
 
Flower Bomb (Wilson) andDelveen (Cave) were both under a good hold at the completion of their 1000m gallop, timed to run the 800m in 53.0 and 600m in 38.5.  Previously trained in Australia, royally bred Delveen (Encosta De Lago - Calveen) steps out at Ruakaka for the Dawn and Peter Williams stable in the Maiden 3yo 1200m.  The Williams" have secured the services of globe-trotting rider James McDonald to ride the filly on Saturday.  Shuka and GrandAdmiral are back in work with the Williams", both horses looking big and strong and ready for new campaigns.
 
Princess Holly (Hapeta) paceworked one round then sped over 800m in 49.8, the 600m in 36.6. Saint Piran (Cave) was sent an easy 1000m which he completed in 1:05.5, the last 600m in 39.7.  A Viking Ruler gelding (Wilson) galloped 800m in 54.4, the 600m in 39.0.
Thu 6th Jun, 2013

Rider Tony Ihaka gained his first win of the winter season when successful at Matamata yesterday.  From only a handful of rides to date, Ihaka scored aboard the Shaun Clotworthy trained Regalo Reaal in the R65 Highweight.

With very few runners from the centre on Saturday, there was limited fast work today.  Stagehand (Cole), who looks to have come through his resuming run well, was let off with a quiet 1200m, the 1000m timed in 1:10.0 and 600m in 42.0.

Very nice work was recorded by stablemates Saint Piran (Cave) and Wazungu (Sims) who travelled together over 1000m in 1:01.3 and final 600m in 35.4.  Both trialled up well at Ellersie recently and will race at Whangarei next week.

Belfast Boy (Hapeta) stretched out in good style in company with Wyatt Earp (Scott).  The pair began from the 1200m and picked up speed steadily to record 1:03.8 for the 1000m and concluding 600m in 36.7.

A Yamanin Vital gelding (Wilson) galloped 800m in 54..0, the 600m in 38.3 and a Le Bec Fin filly (Tucker) completed 600m in 37.8.

Tue 4th Jun, 2013
Five wins and three placings was the tally by Byerley Park trained horses at Counties and Ellerslie.  Shaun Clotworthy started the ball rolling last Friday at Counties when saddling a treble of winners in Top Choice, Go Joeli and Fluoro LiteSaturday at Ellerslie saw Flower Bomb make it three wins from four starts for the Williams" partnership and Mike Lawlor"s Faraway Eyes scored in her event with Ginja Ninja making up the quinella in the same race.  Cornelius finished second at Counties and Swiper The Fox was third at Ellerslie.
 
Stagehand (Cole) and Lion Red (Moki) produced sound work when galloping together this morning.  Both nominated for Te Rapa, the pair worked from the 1200m, timed from the 1000m to run 1:07.0 and concluding 600m in 39.1.  Stagehand resumed on a good note when narrowly beaten into second and Lion Red, who seldom runs a bad race, just needs some luck to secure the winners cheque. 
 
Maiden Amarlia (Grant) galloped over 1000m in 1:02.0, the 600m in 38.8, nice work on her own.  Jenuwin (Sims) and a Pins filly (Cave) were smart over 800m in 52.1 and 600m in 36.8.  An attractive Encosta De Lago filly (Sims) was paired with a Thorn Park gelding (Cave) over 800m which they completed in 52.7, the 600m in 37.0.
 

Sumotori (Yuill) and Girl Of My Dreams (Nolan) galloped 800m together in 53.5, the 600m in 38.6 and Sheza Saint (Jones) ran 600m in 38.3.  Under-way in a new campaign, Sigarsa (Cave) worked an easy 600m in 39.3.

Thu 30th May, 2013
Flower Bomb turned in a pleasing final trial for her Ellerslie assignment on Saturday.  Under a good hold Flower Bomb (Cave) reeled off 800m in 48.8, the 600m in 35.8.  It was very good work by the filly who provided she copes with conditions underfoot, must be a strong chance in the 3yo 1200m.
 
Ginja Ninja (Rogers) also turned in nice work when galloping 800m in 52.2 and 600m in 37.0.  She backs up from Ellerslie last weekend with Sam Spratt taking the reins in the R85 1200m.
 
The Jungle Boy (Moki) strode over 1000m in 1:04.1, finishing his work off well to record 38.8 for the final 600m.  Dancing Chief (Costello) three-quarter paced 1000m, unable to be timed due to fog.  He is racing well at present and looks fit and bright.
 
An Encosta De Lago filly (Sims) was clear of Jenuwin (Cave) at the finish of 600m in 38.8 and a Thorn Park gelding (Wilson) galloped 800m in 53.8, the 600m in 39.0.
Tue 28th May, 2013

 Lushoto gained valuable black type when she ran home well to finish third in the Great Northern Foal Stakes at Ellerslie last Saturday.  The Listed placing was a nice reward too for hardworking stable foreman Tim Cave who is running the stable in the absence of Dawn and Peter Williams, currently on holiday in Europe.  Former master trainer Colin Jillings is also on hand to offer advice if needed.

 
Stagehand was just a lip away from making a winning return to racing when second in the R75 1600m. Stagehand showed real potential a couple of seasons back and Saturday"s effort suggests the Shaun Clotworthy trained gelding could be on his way back to his best form.
 
Horses preparing today for Counties and Ellerslie did so in hail, squally showers, thunder and lightning.  Coming off a very good last start third, Dancing Chief (Costello) paceworked one round then strode over 1200m, timed to run the 1000m in 1:02.6 and concluding 600m in 36.7.  He looks to be thriving on his racing and heads to Ellerslie next Saturday to contest the Open 2200m.
 
An excellent gallop was recorded byThe Jungle Boy (Moki) and Top Choice (Cole).  Beginning at the 1200m, the pair quickened at the 1000m to record 1:01.0, the last 600m in 35.8.  The Jungle Boyresumed at Whangarei a fortnight ago and although Saturday"s 1600m is short of his best distance, he looks forward enough to make his presence felt.  Top Choice heads to Counties on Friday on the back of a tidy third placing last time out.
 
The Artful Dodger (Ihaka) galloped 1200m in 1:21, the 1000m in 1:05.4 and concluding 600m in 37.2.  Second In Command (Yuill) completed 1000m in 1:06.3, the 600m in 38.6 and Chausette (Ihaka) galloped 1000m in 1:06.7, the last 600m in 37.7.
 
Recently re-located to Byerley Park, trainer Mike Lawlor has Faraway Eyes and Bold Ransom nominated for Ellerslie.  Faraway Eyes (Jones) galloped solo over 800m in 50.5, the 600m in 37.1 while Bold Ransom(Jones) ran 1000m in 1:07.8, the final 600m in 39.7.  Mister Troy(Jones) three-quarter paced 1000m in 1:11.1 and 600m in 42.1.
 
Three-year-old fillies by Encosta de Lago (Sims) and Pins (Cave) caught the eye with an 800m gallop in 50.7, the 600m in 35..3.  Saint Piran(Cave) and Wazungu (Sims) also got through their work in good style when completing 800m in 48.8 and 600m in 35.6.  Jenuwin (Sims) and a Thorn Park gelding (Cave) ran 800m in 53.0 and 35.8.
 
Speedy filly Flower Bomb (Cave) matched strides with Burma (Sims) over 800m in 49.8, the 600m in 36.3.  Flower Bomb looked the goods when winning two of three before Christmas on good tracks and holds noms for Counties and Ellerslie.  She won a recent trial at Ellerslie on a slow track and is by One Cool Cat whose stock are usually adept on rain affected going.
 
Offangone (Yuill) and a Mr Nancho gelding (Jones) went together over 800m in 49.2, the 600m in 36.5. Sumotori (Nolan) completed 800m in 50.8 and 36.9 and Dance(Hapeta) galloped 800m in 49.6, the 600m in 37.0.  Fightfirewithfire(Yuill) ran 800m in 54.1, the 600m in 39.2 and a Thorn Park gelding (Wilson) required 55.0 and 39.5 for 800m.  Girl Of My Dreams(Nolan) galloped an easy 800m withSwiper The Fox (Yuill), the pair recording 55.4, the 600m in 40.0.
 
A Le Bec Fin filly (Tucker) galloped 600m in 39.1 and three-year-olds by Danroad finished 600m in 42.0.
Thu 23rd May, 2013

 Dancing Chief tried hard when finishing third in the Open 2100m at Waikato on Saturday for Owner/Trainer Greg Graham andNukumai scored a nice win at Avondale yesterday for veteran Owner/Trainer Alan Biddick.

 
Lushoto worked pleasingly today when having her final gallop for the Great Northern Foal Stakes at Ellerslie.  With blinkers on,Lushoto (Cave) three-quarter paced from the 1000m recording 1:05.5, speeding up for the last 400m in 25.2.  She meets a relatively small field in Saturday"s listed event and will be ridden by Mark Sweeney.
 
Ginja Ninja (Rogers) galloped with stablemate Magic Minx(Connolly), appearing to be relishing her work when recording 50.0 for 800m, the 600m in 36.4.
 
Jumpers Amanood Lad (Connolly) and Potheen (Rogers) worked over 2000m, the 1600m in 1:48.5, 1200m in 1:21.0 and final 600m in 37.3,Amanood Lad slightly ahead of his companion at the finish.
 
Saint Piran (Cave) and Wazungu(Sims) were quick over 800m in 47.8, the 600m in 35.0 and Burma(Sims) and Flower Bomb(Cave) also produced attractive work completing 800m in 48.5, the 600m in 35.5.  
Tue 21st May, 2013

 Ginja Ninja recorded the fastest time in this morning"s trackwork session at Byerley Park.

 
Accompanied by a Keeper filly (Connolly), Ginja Ninja (Rogers) travelled well throughout the 1000m gallop clocking 59.1, the 600m in 35.2.  Ginja Ninja has not started for nearly a month but two of her three wins have come at Ellerslie where she contests the Open Sprint on Saturday.
 
Dance (Shane Hapeta) caught the eye when galloping with Great Northern Foal Stakes candidateLushoto (Danielle Johnson).  With a big weight difference between them, Dance was clear of Lushotoat the completion of 1000m in 1:02.2 and 600m in 35.3.  Lushoto"swork looked a little below par but she galloped without blinkers today which are utilised on raceday.
 
Ready Steady (Johnson), a recent acquisition by Byerley Park proprietors Daniel and Elias Nakhle, galloped 1000m in 1:02.7, hitting the line nicely to record 36.8 for the last 600m.  A winner at her last start, Ready Steady could well give her new owners a quick return on their outlay when she lines up at Ellerslie on Saturday.
 
Wyatt Earp (Scott) and a Danroad filly (Arbery) matched strides over 1000m in 1:04.6, the final 600m in 37..5 and Off"ngone (Yuill) recorded 1:07.5 and 39.7 for the same distance.  Second-In-Command (Yuill) paceworked one round then three-quarter paced 1000m in 1:08.4, the 600m in 39.9.
 
Saint Piran (Cave) and Wazungu(Sims) galloped 800m together in 51.3, the 600m in 36.3 and Burma(Sims) completed 800m in 51.4, the 600m in 37.2.  Girl Of My Dreams(Nolan) ran a quiet 800m in 55.8 and 600m in 41.2 whileFightfirewithfire (Nolan) worked easily over 800m in 58.0, the 600m in 42.4.
 
Bold Ransom (Jones) completed 600m in 39.0 and a Mr Nancho gelding (Jones) shaded an Any Suggestion filly (Peake) at the finish of 600m in 39.5.
Thu 16th May, 2013
Dancing Chief finalised his preparation for Saturday"s assignment in good style today.  One of just two horses from the centre racing at Te Rapa, Dancing Chief worked keenly from the 1000m, galloping the last 600m in 38.5.  His form line is not the worst and with a couple of wins on the Waikato track already, he could well make his presence felt in the Open 2100m.
 
The other Te Rapa entrant is Tango Terrific who pleased co-trainer Scott Lucock with his gallop on Tuesday, unable to be timed because of fog.  He is another who handles Te Rapa well and is to be ridden for the first time on Saturday by David Walsh.
 
A smart gallop was recorded today by Lushoto (Sims) and Dance (S. Hapeta).  The pair were together over 1000m in 1:01.8, the last 600m in 35.7, excellent work by both.  An eye-catching gallop was also recorded by Ready Steady (Cave) who scampered over 800m in 47.5 and 600m in 35.3.  A Le Bec Fin filly (Tucker) recorded 37.7. for 600m.
 
Amarlia (Grant) galloped mid-week, timed to run 1000m in 1:01, the 600m in 37.0.  Ginja Ninja (Rogers) galloped 1000m in 1:03.1 and Bold Mariner (Hapeta) completed 1000m in 1:09.6.
Thu 9th May, 2013

 Emily"s Own put in a brave performance at Avondale yesterday for trainer Graham Whitburn.  Having only her second startEmily"s Own finished second, less than a length from the winner and should not remain a maiden for long.  The Shane Hapeta trainedPrincess Holly ran on well in her event to finish up in third place.

 
Hapeta has West End lining up on Saturday and the gelding was let off with an easy task today.  West End(J. Hapeta) paceworked over one round and on the second round three-quarter paced 600m in 44.0.  He looks fit and ready for his assignment at Rotorua where he will once again by ridden by Shaun Phelan.
 
Nominated for Paeroa on Monday,Potheen (Connolly) stretched out over 1600m in 1:46.6, the 1000m in 1:05.7 and concluding 600m in 42.2.  The Artful Dodger (Wilson) impresssed when galloping 1000m with a Royal Gem gelding (Lauder) recording 1:00.0, the last 600m in 35.8.  Tango Terrific (Gillespie) galloped solo over 1000m in 1:07.6 and 600m in 37.4.
 
Saint Piran (Cave) and Wazungu(Archer) did well for maidens when completing 800m in 49.9, the 600m in 35.7.  Ginja Ninja (Rogers) was keen when galloping with a Keeper filly (Connolly) over 800m in a smart 48.8 and 600m in 35.9.
 
Two-year-old Lushoto (Archer) galloped 800m on her own recording 51.5, the 600m in 37.5. Burma (Archer) and Flower Bomb(Cave) completed 800m in 52.1 and 600m in 37.8.  Fillies by Keeper (Cole) and El Hermano (Cherry) ran 600m in 42.0.
Tue 7th May, 2013

 The Scott Lucock/Sally Gillespie training partnership kept up their enviable strike rate when promising galloper Statham scored at Te Rapa on Saturday.  Slow away and overcoming a tough run,Statham made it two wins from only six starts and heads to the paddock an exciting prospect for next season.

 
West End looked an absolute picture when stepping out for his work this morning.  With Julie Hapeta in the saddle, West Endpaceworked one round then strode over 1200m in 1:22.1, the 1000m in 1:07.8 and final 600m in 39.8.  His recent form is hard to fault and he would have to improve little for success at Rotorua on Saturday.
 
Sir Jack Remington (Moki) also galloped soundly, completing 1200m in 1:23.0, the 1000m in 1:05.8 and concluding 600m in 37.8.  The Artful Dodger (Wilson) was not after time when galloping 1000m in 1:06.6 and 600m in 39.4.
 
Underway in new campaigns,Asworthy (Moki) and Stagehand(Cole) paceworked over one round then galloped an easy 1000m in 1:13.0, the last 600m in 42.6. Regalo Reaal (Cole) galloped solo over 800m in 52.4 and 600m in 38.8.   
Thu 2nd May, 2013

 Secret Power took out the 2yo event at Counties yesterday in convincing fashion for Byerley Park trainer Anna Scott.  Freshened since last racing, Secret Power won going away by more than 2 lengths and looks to have a promising future.  Corneliusresumed on a good note when finishing third in the Maiden 1200m for trainer Ben Foote.

 
Hexi Hao (Richardson) and Red Dakota (Archer) finalised their preparation for Te Rapa today with a steady gallop over 1000m in 1:09.1, the final 600m in 39.5.  Both are accepted for the R75 1600 and both have placed form on the track.
 
Resuming at Te Rapa, Captain Oblivious (Rogers) was accompanied by a Keeper filly (Connolly) over a round of pacework followed by 800m in 56.6 and 600m in 41.6.  Captain Oblivious showed promise last campaign and looks forward enough to give a good account of himself on Saturday.
 
Jumpers Potheen (Connolly) andAmanood Lad (Rogers) strode over 1600m, timed from the 1000m to run 1:03.1 and concluding 600m in 37.3.  Potheen in particular was travelling very well at the finish of the gallop.
 
The Artful Dodger (Wilson), set to resume again shortly, galloped in good style over 1000m in 1:08.1 and 600m in 38.3. 
Tue 30th Apr, 2013

 The Dawn and Peter Williams trained Hexi Hao and Red Dakotacaught the eye when galloping strongly together this morning.  Both nominated for Te Rapa on Saturday, Hexi Hao(Richardson) and Red Dakota(Cave) stretched out over 1000m in 1:02.6 and concluding 600m in a smart 35.4.  Hexi Hao showed heart when winning at Te Aroha last time out over 1600m while Red Dakotawas far from disgraced when finishing second freshup, his rider dropping the whip in the straight.

 
Equally impressive today wasStatham (Sargent) who had Mister Troy well covered at the conclusion of 1000m in 1:03.5, the last 600m in 35.4.  Statham won his maiden at Te Rapa after good leadup form and his work of late has been impressive.
 
Pikachu (Arbery) from Anna Scott"s barn, galloped in good style over 1000m in 1:06.8, the 600m in 37.1 and from the same stable an Alamosa gelding (Arbery) impressed when galloping 800m with Wyatt Earp in 50.0, the 600m in 35.1.  2yo"s by Elusive City (Arbery) and Guillotine (Scott) completed 800m in 49.8 and 600m in 36.2.
 
Saint Piran (Richardson) and a Bachelor Duke gelding (Cave) worked nicely together over 800m in 51.7, the 600m in 37.4 andRansomlass (Jones) ran 800m in 53.1 and 38.2.  Emily"s Own(Jones) recorded 51.9 for 800m, the 600m in 38.3.  Flower Bomb(Richardson) worked a quiet 800m in 59.1 and 600m in 43.5.  A Don Eduardo filly (Ihaka) and Thorn Park gelding were paired over 600m in 43.0.
Thu 25th Apr, 2013

 West End"s connections could have a lucrative winter ahead of them judging by his run yesterday.  Racing consistently well, West End relished the wet underfoot conditions to finish a closeup second in the R65 & Jumpers Highweight over 2200m for trainer Shane Hapeta.

 
Vogue completed her preparation for the Windsor Park Breeders Stakes in fine style today. Vogue(Bosson) and Burma (Johnson) cruised over 1000m in 1:04.3, the last 600m in 38.2.  Opie Bosson who rode the filly in this morning"s gallop and has been aboard for both her wins, is unable to make Saturday"s weight.  Mark Du Plessis who has been riding with such success for the Williams" stable, now takes the mount in the Group 3 event.
 
Burma has not raced since winning on debut nearly twelve months ago but looks big and strong and appears to be coming to hand well this preparation.
 
Amanood Lad (Foote), another who could have a profitable winter, strode over 1600m, clocking 1:12.0 for the 1000m and last 600m in 41.8. 
Tue 23rd Apr, 2013

 Peter and Dawn Williams returned to Riccarton on Saturday with their talented galloped Shuka who made the visit home worthwhile when he demoralised the opposition in the Canterbury Gold Cup.  In the colours of Parr Bloodstock who also race the Williams" trained Grand Admiral, Shuka made light of the wet conditions to take out the Group 3 event and push his earnings to nearly $325k with the promise of more to come next season. 

 
Byerley Park runners last Friday at Dargaville netted a win and placing from three starters.  The Sue Fuller trained Even Better led all the way to score a dominant win and Gold "N Mac tried hard when 2nd for the Lucock/Gillespie partnership in his event.
 
In spite of recent heavy rain, the track provided excellent footing for some smart gallops today.  Vogue(Johnson) and Hot In Pink(Wilson) matched strides over 1000m in 1:02.2, both fillies finding the line well to record 35.2 for the final 600m.  Unbeaten in two starts,Vogue looks well above average and should pose a real threat in the Cambridge Breeders Stakes at Te Rapa on Saturday.  Hot In Pink has also done little wrong to date, however she may not make the Breeders field and is also nominated for the R75 1200m.
 
An outstanding gallop was recorded by Statham (Sargent) who was paired with Tango Terrific(Gillespie) over 1000m in 1:02.5, the last 600m in 33.9.  Statham is another who is doubtful to make the Breeders field and may head to Counties next week.  Tango Terrific has not raced for a month but goes well fresh and is a previous winner at Te Rapa.
 
Ginja Ninja (Rogers) and Captain Oblivious (Foote) worked strongly together over 1000m in 1:01.1, the concluding 600m in 35.9.  Ginja Ninja is entered for the Open 1200m at Te Rapa and should have benefitted from her resuming run at Ellerslie.  Nukumai (Ihaka) was keen as usual when completing 1000m in 1:03.3, the 600m in 36.3. Dancing Chief (Di Leoni) ran an even 1000m in 1:07.0, the 600m in 41.0 and a Bachelor Duke filly (Di Leoni) did well to gallop 1000m solo in 1:03.8 and 600m in 37.3. Top Choice (Cole) galloped a leisurely 1000m in 1:12.0, the last 600m in 42.1.
Thu 18th Apr, 2013
An outstanding gallop by Shuka on Wednesday confirmed his readiness for Saturday"s Group 3 Canterbury Gold Cup.  Galloping with stablemate Hexi Hao (Archer), Shuka (Richardson) showed his class with 1000m in 1:00.8, the last 600m in 35.2.  He built to a strong win in the Te Aroha Cup at his last outing and looks to have thrived since then..  Mark Du Plessis travels south to ride Shuka who has excellent Riccarton form and must rate a leading chance.  He will remain in the South Island to spell at his owners property after Saturday"s race.
 
Dargaville acceptors Princess Holly and Even Better also galloped Wednesday.  Princess Holly, back with trainer Shane Hapeta who produced the mare for her maiden win on debut, began quietly at the 1000m to record 1:11.0, picking up speed at the 600m to finish in 36.8.  Even Better galloped 800m in 52.0, the 600m in 37.3.  He won handsomely two starts back with Sam Collett aboard who will be reunited with the horse on Friday.
 
Gold "N Mac was a late nomination for Dargaville, his trainers taking advantage of light noms and deciding weather permitting, to run the horse there.  He was green as grass but still bolted in on debut at Counties a month ago and his work on Tuesday was impressive.
 
 Promising fillies Vogue and Hot In Pink both heading towards the Cambridge Breeders Stakes on Saturday week, provided the highlight of this morning"s session.  Vogue (Bosson) and Hot In Pink (Wilson) were always travelling well throughout 1000m in 1:01.8, the last 600m in 35.4.
 
Bold Mariner (Hapeta) worked away from the 1200m, completing 1000m in 1:08.3 and final 600m in 39.0.  A Rusty Spur gelding (Cole) and Danroad filly (Cherry) galloped 1000m together in 1:05.5, the 600m in 36.8.
 
Fillies by Faltaat (Sargent) and Shinko King (Jones) galloped 800m in 49.9, the 600m in 36.7.  Saint Piran (Johnson) and Burma (Archer) worked strongly together over 800m in 53.8, the 600m in 38.6.  An Any Suggestion filly (Peake) was paired with a Royal Gem gelding (Hapeta) over 800m in 54.0, the 600m in 39.2.
 
Troia (Innes) dashed 600m in a smart 34.8 and The Artful Dodger (Wilson) and Blonde Enough (Bosson) completed 600m in 36.4.  Wazungu (Johnson) and an O"Reilly filly (Archer) galloped 600m in 38.3 and two-year-olds by Guillotine (Scott) and Elusive City (Pickard) were paired over 600m in 38.8.  Ransomlass (Jones) worked a quiet 600m in 41.4.
 
Over-nighting at Stephen Pinfold"s stable prior to leaving for Sydney tonight, Platinum Kingdom paceworked a couple of rounds with Bruce Herd in the saddle.  He runs in a 3yo $100k race and looks in tip-top order.
Tue 16th Apr, 2013

 Dancing Chief ran a super race for Owner/Trainer Greg Graham at Ellerslie on Saturday, finishing second in the R85 event after leading for most of the 2000m trip.  At Avondale Lushoto came from a fair way back to place third in the second of the 2YO races for the Williams" partnership.

 
After a busy couple of weeks and few horses nominated for next weekend"s racing, fast work was at a premium today.  The Scott Lucock/Sally Gillespie trained pairTango Terrific (Du Plessis) andGold "N Mac (Sargent) were in outstanding form when galloping 1000m in 1.00.7, both horses finding the line well to finish in 35.2 for the 600m.
 
Exciting filly Vogue (Richardson) travelled easily alongside stablemateBurma (Archer) when completing 800m in 53.2 and 600m in 37.7.
 
The Artful Dodger (Ihaka) and Hot In Pink (Wilson) were both under a good hold when galloping 800m in 54.8, the 600m in 38.8.
 
Two-year-old fillies by Keeper (Cherry) and El Hermano (Cole) galloped an easy 800m together in 58.0, the 600m in 43.3.  Don"t Look Ethlen (Archer) and a Captain Rio three-year-old (Richardson) worked a quiet 600m in 43.3.
Thu 11th Apr, 2013

West End gave trainer Shane Hapeta and his loyal supporters reason to smile after his hard fought run for 2nd at Paeroa.  West End can be a difficult horse to follow but followed up his Counties win three weeks ago with another good effort yesterday in the hands of Shaun Phelan who seems to have a real affinity with the horse.  Later in the day Sumotori, trained by Leo Molloy made up a lot of ground to finish 3rd in his race.

Ellerslie runners Grand Admiral and Etoile Filante shone in trackwork again this morning.  Galloping together Grand Admiral (Archer) and Etoile Filante (Richardson) three-quarter paced from the 1200m mark, picking up speed to record 1:06.6 for 1000m and the last 600m in 38.3.  Grand Admiral is racing consistently well and back to back Ellerslie wins would not surprise. Unbeaten filly Etoile Filante should have no trouble stepping up to 1600m and further, being out of the good staying Zabeel mare in Etoile Du Nord who won 5 races including the Marton Cup. 

Delta Rose (Cave) and Rejoice (Richardson) were paired together again for today"s 1000m gallop which they completed easily in 1:06.6, the final 600m in 38.5.  Both have drawn well in their respective events and will be ridden by in-form jockey Mark Du Plessis.

A rival for Grand Admiral in the R85 2200m, Dancing Chief (Di Leoni) who looks particularly well, was let off with a 600m sprint this morning which he dashed over in 36.7.

Gold "N Mac (Sargent) was impressive when reeling off 1000m in 1:03.0, the last 600m in 35.7.  Hot In Pink (Wilson) galloped 800m in 54.8, the 600m in 39.0 and Vogue (Cave) recorded 54.3 and 39.1 for the same work.  A Maltese Century gelding (Cole) and Falkirk gelding (Cherry) galloped 800m together in 52.6 and 600m in 37.6.  The Artful Dodger (Wilson) galloped 600m in 38.1.

Tue 9th Apr, 2013
Dawn and Peter Williams" great run of success continued when the partnership saddled up three runners at Te Aroha producing two winners and a placegetter.  Shuka gained a well deserved and overdue win when scoring emphatically in the Te Aroha Cup and Hexi Hao was brave in taking out the R65 1600m.  2yoDufellforte, although not comfortable on the rain-affected track, put in a good effort when placing 3rd in the juvenile event.
 
Some eye-catching gallops were recorded this morning by several runners preparing for Saturday"s Premier Ellerslie meeting.
 
Grand Admiral (Archer) andEtoile Filante (Johnson) matched strides throughout 1000m in 1:01.3, both finding the line nicely to finish in 36.0 for the last 600m.  Grand Admiral has good Ellerslie form; he won his last start there and looks to have trained on well since then. Etoile Filante has had only the two raceday starts winning on both occasions and looks a filly with huge potential.
 
Dancing Chief (Di Leoni), accompanied by Bold Mariner(Hapeta), galloped strongly over 1000m in 1:01.0, the final 600m in 35.9.  The 1600m last time out was too short for Dancing Chief and he steps up to 2200m on Saturday.  Promising Statham (Sargent) did well to complete 1000m on his own in 1:04.3, the 600m in 35.5.  He faces a rise in class on Saturday but cleared maidens in great style and looks fit and forward to take the next step up.
 
Stablemates Red Dakota (Archer) and Peridot (Cave) had the pace on over 1000m in 59.8 and 600m in 34.6.  Peridot was successful at Ellerslie mid-February and has been thereabouts since then with some mixed luck in his races while Red Dakota"s resuming run for 2nd had plenty of merit, his rider dropping the whip 200m out.
 
Nominated for the Listed Champagne Stakes, Rejoice(Richardson) galloped with Delta Rose (Archer), the pair cutting out 1000m in 1:01.1, the 600m in 34.8. Rejoice has weighed in at all of his five career starts and tried hard when third at Ellerslie ten days ago.  Her Choice (Peake), another entered for the Champagne Stakes, paceworked one round then galloped 1000m in 1:04.6, the concluding 600m in 37.2.
 
Resuming on Saturday Ginja Ninja(Connolly), accompanied by stablemate Captain Oblivious(Rogers), was quick over 800m in 47.0, the 600m in 35.2.  Two ofGinja Ninja"s wins have come at Ellerslie and she has been placed freshup.
 
Under-way in a new campaign,Nukumai (Ihaka) galloped from the 1200m, keen to go quicker when clocking 1:08.7 for 1000m, the final 600m in 37.8.  An Edenwold filly (Nolan) left 1000m behind in 1:05.3 and 600m in 36.7.
 
Lushoto (Johnson) and an Ifraaj gelding (Wilson) in Steven Pinfold"s stable stretched out nicely over 800m in 50.6, the 600m in 35.5.  Don"t Tell Ethlen (Richardson) and a Ustinov mare (Archer) were together at the finish of 800m in 49.4 and 600m in 36.0.  A Danroad gelding (Connolly) and Bachelor Duke filly (Di Leoni) galloped 800m in 53.0, the 600m in 38.2. Wyatt Earp (Pickard) and an Alamosa 2yo (Arbery) galloped 800m in 53.7, the 600m in 38.5 and 2yo"s by Keeper and Sir Percy (Arbery) completed 800m in 54.3 and 39.6.  The Artful Dodger(Wilson) three-quarter paced 800m in 57.0 and last 600m in 42.0.
 
A Zabeel filly (Richardson) and Fully Fledged gelding (Archer) sprinted 600m together in 35.8 and a Captain Rio gelding (Richardson) was paired with an O"Reilly filly (Archer) over 600m in 38.7.  2yo"s by Elusive City (Pickard) and Guillotine (Arbery) ran 600m in 40.8..
 
Thu 4th Apr, 2013

Having his first start in Melbourne, Cottonwood Sky ran an honest 3rd over 2400m on Wednesday.  The hard tracks being experienced in NZ and lack of suitable staying races convinced Cottonwood Sky"s NZ trainer Shane Hapeta and his owners to re-locate the horse to Melbourne for a campaign from Russell Cameron"s stable.  Cottonwood Sky won 4 races from Hapeta"s stable including NZ"s longest staying race and a 3rd placing in the NZ Cup and looks well suited to take out a decent staying race in Melbourne.

 

There was little in the way of fast work at Byerley Park this morning but of those who galloped, Shuka was the stand-out.  Shuka (Richardson) worked with stablemate and last start winner Grand Admiral (Archer) over 1000m in 59.0, the final 600m in 35.7.  But for some indifferent luck, Shuka"s record should read better than 3 wins, the horse having numerous placings in Group and Listed events.  Mark Du Plessis who guided the horse to a very nice second at Tauranga, takes the reins again on Saturday in the 2200m Te Aroha Cup.

Two-year-old Dufellforte (Archer) and a Fully Fledged gelding (Richardson) galloped easily over 800m in 55..5, the 600m in 40.6.  Dufellforte has a difficult draw to contend with but the long Te Aroha straight should give him plenty of time to find a clear passage home.

Ginja Ninja (Connolly) flew over 800m with a Falkirk gelding (Cherry) in a smart 47.8, the 600m in 35.2.  Statham (Sargent) was nicely held over a solo 800m in 52.8 and 600m in 38.3. 

Tue 2nd Apr, 2013

 Grand Admiral capped off some solid form with a deserved win at Ellerslie on Saturday.  Trained by Dawn and Peter Williams, Grand Admiral ran out the 2200m in convincing fashion and looks an exciting young stayer in the making.  Later in the day, Her Choice finished 3rd in the 2yo 1300m for trainer Nick Bishara.

 
Monday"s racing at Ellerslie saw Leo Molloy"s Little Red Devil run 2nd in the 2yo event, finishing just ahead of Rejoice, trained by the Williams".  Hot In Pink finished 3rd, not far from the winner in her race for Steven Pinfold and Red Dakota, having his first start since December ran on well for 2nd in the R75 1400m.
 
Te Aroha nominees Shuka andNine Pin impressed in their respective gallops today.  Shuka(Richardson) set off strongly from the 1200m accompanied by Bold Mariner (Hapeta), completing 1000m in 1:01.8 and final 600m in a quick 35.0.  Shuka tried hard when finishing second at Tauranga last start and would not need to improve much for success on Saturday.
 
Nine Pin (Nolan) reeled off 1000m in 1:03.6, the 600m in an eye-catching 34.8.  A small setback precluded his starting over Easter but he looked in great heart today and galloped accordingly.
 
Dufellforte (Cave) and a Fully Fledged gelding (Archer) were travelling comfortably at the finish of 800m in 52.7, the 600m in 36.8. Dufellforte, who won stylishly on debut, is nominated for the 2yo event at Te Aroha and won a recent trial at Paeroa.  Swiper The Fox(Nolan) generally a lazy trackworker, worked 800m in 55.0, the 600m in 39.7.
 
Sumotori (Nolan) travelled nicely over 1000m in 1:05.5, the last 600m in 35.8 and an Edenwold filly (Nolan) finished the same assignment in 1:07.4 and 36.8.
 
Captain Oblivious (Rogers) shaded a Danroad gelding (Connolly) at the end of 800m in 52.6, the 600m in 38.0.  Fillies by Ustinov (Richardson) and O"Reilly (Cave) sprinted 600m in 37.4 and Vogue(Cave) galloped 600m with Don"t Look Ethlen (Richardson) in 38.5. Gold "N Mac (Sargent) and a Faltaat filly (Gillespie) ran 600m in 39.6.
Thu 28th Mar, 2013

Statham broke maidens in emphatic style at Te Rapa yesterday, providing the second win in a week for trainers Scott Lucock and Sally Gillespie.  Statham led all the way, winning by over 3 lengths in 1:09.7 for the 1200m and looks to be another exciting prospect for the training partnership.  Hexi Hao was not far from the winner when third in the R65 1600m for Dawn and Peter Williams.

Grand Admiral hit out well this morning in his final gallop for the R85 2200m at Ellerslie on Saturday.  Galloping solo, Grand Admiral (Archer) had no trouble completing 1000m in 1:05.2, the concluding 600m in 36.3.  He chased home C"est Magnifique last time out meets the mare on nearly 3kg better terms and always finishes his races off strongly.

Another in the R85 2200m is Aruriteson (Jones) who paceworked one round then galloped 1000m in 1:04.8, the last 600m in 37.7.  Any easing of the track would be to his advantage but owner/trainer John Williams has the horse looking fit and bright for Ellerslie where he will be ridden by Trudy Thornton.

Peridot (Sargent) worked soundly as usual, galloping 1000m in 1:03.5, the 600m in 36.0.  A winner at Ellerslie mid-February, he is another who looks very well.  Dancing Chief (Di Leoni), a runner in the R85 1600m, was given an easy 1000m which he completed in 1:13.0, the last 600m in 40.8.

Two-year-old Her Choice (Peake) who galloped stylishly on Tuesday, was let off today with 600m in 39.1 which she breezed through effortlessly.

Nominated for Ellerslie on Monday, Delta Rose (Richardson) caught the eye when galloping with Suggestive Smile (Du Plessis), the duo recording 1:00.9 for 1000m and 600m in a smart 35.3.  Balbowa (Archer) who looks close to a win, galloped an easy 600m in 39.3.

Rejoice will now race at Ellerslie on Monday, co-trainer Peter Williams opting for the Maiden 2YO there where he will compete for the same stake as Saturday with the added bonus of Mark Du Plessis available to ride.

Etoile Filante (Sargent) continued her preparation for her trip South with a 1000m gallop in 1:08.1, the 600m in 39.1.  Sir Jack Remington (Cherry) and a Maltese Century gelding (Cole) galloped 1000m in 1:07.2, the 600m in 36.6.

Two-year-olds by Street Sense (Pickard) and Any Suggestion (Scott) looked professional when galloping together over 800m in 51.5, the 600m in 37.  A Shinko King filly (Jones) ran a quiet 600m in 41.4.

Wed 27th Mar, 2013

Swiper The Fox and Shuka both produced big efforts in their respective races at Tauranga last Saturday.  Slow to begin, Swiper The Fox flew home to finish 2nd in the 3yo 1600m for trainer Leo Molloy.  The Dawn and Peter Williams trained Shuka was also tardy from the gates in the Bay of Plenty Cup but ran home in genuine fashion to take 2nd placing.

Nine Pin and Her Choice were equally impressive this morning when preparing for Saturday"s meeting at Ellerslie.  Working solo, Nine Pin (Nolan) sped over 800m in 50.2, the 600m in a smart 35.5.  His run for second last time out had plenty of merit and he looks a definate prospect in the R75 1200m.

Two-year-old Her Choice (Peake) accompanied by Top Choice (Cole) was always hitting out nicely over 1000m in 59.6, the final 600m in 35.7.  Freshened since her run in the Matamata Breeders Stakes in which she suffered a slight injury, Her Choice has pleased trainer Nick Bishara with her preparation leading into Saturday"s Ellerslie race.  Rejoice (Richardson), another entered for the juvenile event, galloped with Balbowa (Archer), the pair together at the finish of 1000m in 1:06.5, fog preventing timing of sectionals. 

Rejoice fought hard when 2nd at Trentham a fortnight back and looks to have come through the trip in great order.  Balbowa, nominated for the Maiden 1400m, has weighed in at his only three career starts, the last two in decent maiden company at Ellerslie.

Grand Admiral (Archer) and Delta Rose (Richardson) looked to be relishing their work when emerging from the fog at the end of 1000m in 1:00.7 and Peridot (Sargent) was also travelling well when finishing 1000m in 1:01.1.

Over And Above (Nolan) galloped 800m in 51.6, the 600m in 38.0 and Sade (Nolan) and a Keeper 2yo (Sims) recorded 51.2 and 37.4 for 800m.  A Gallant Guru 2yo (Nolan) and Edenwold 3yo (Sims) ran 52.2 for 800m, the 600m in 37.3.  Ginja Ninja (Rogers) and Cornelius (Connolly) also galloped 800m, the 600m in 37.0.  Don"t Look Ethlen (Richardson) and a Fully Fledged gelding (Archer) clocked 37.4 for 600m and Suggestive Smile (Hapeta) ran an easy 600m in 43.2. 

Thu 21st Mar, 2013

Byerley Park trained horses dominated racing at Counties on Wednesday with 4 wins and a 2nd from the 8 race card.  First to greet the judge was Steven Pinfold"s Hot In Pink who although not happy in the ground, took out the Maiden 1200m in convincing fashion.  

The next race saw West End, despite doing things wrong in the straight, successful in the Jmp Hwt over 1600m for trainer Shane Hapeta.  Scott Lucock and Sally Gillespie look to have an exciting prospect in Gold "N Mac.  Still learning his trade, the son of Gold Mine was impressive when taking out the Maiden 3yo 1200m. 

The last race of the day saw a gutsy effort by Etoile Filante who made it two starts, two wins, both at Counties.  Trained by Dawn and Peter Williams, the filly has had her share of problems but showed plenty of heart to win the R65 F & M 1400m which has earned her a trip to Riccarton for the Listed NZB Airfreight Stakes.  Anna Scott"s 2yo Secret Power fought hard when finishing 2nd in his event and a win for the Sahkee"s Secret youngster looks close.

Shuka confirmed his readiness for Tauranga with another impressive gallop today.  Shuka (Richardson) and stablemate Rising Force (Archer) worked away from the 1200m and had the pace on at the 1000m to record 1:01.4, coming home in 35.5 for the 600m.  Shuka looks hard and fit from his recent racing and will lack nothing by the way of horsemanship with Mark Du Plessis on board again on Saturday.

Sonoza, who galloped in good fashion on Tuesday was let off today with 1600m at strong half-pace.  She too looks very bright, has been racing consistently well and only needs an ounce of luck to secure a win at Tauranga.

A sound gallop was recorded by Statham (Sargent), another promising type in the Lucock/Gillespie barn, who completed 1000m in company with Mister Troy (Jones) in 1:05.1, the last 600m in 35.7.  A Danroad filly (Connolly) had speed on over 1000m in 1:00.1, the 600m in 36.4.  Don"t Look Ethlen (Archer) and Britt Ekland (Richardson) travelled well together over 800m in 54.3, the 600m in 38.5.

Heading to Matamata on Monday, Amarlia (Grant) sprinted 600m in 38.5 and stablemate Theodore (Grant) was allowed an easy 600m in 45.3.

Red Dakota (Archer) and Dufellforte (Richardson) galloped 600m in 39.2 and a Shinko King filly (Jones) finished the last 600m of 800m in 43.1.

Tue 19th Mar, 2013

 Two-year-old Rejoice tried hard when finishing 2nd, beaten a long neck at Trentham last Saturday.  The Thorn Park gelding trained by the Williams" partnership, had it won everywhere but the post in the 1200m juvenile event.  At Te Rapa the same day, Grand Admiral also from the Williams" barn, ran home solidly again to place 2nd in the R75 2100m.  The Leo Molloy trainedNine Pin, another racing consistently well, finished 2nd in the R85 1200m.

 
Shuka and Sonoza prepared for their Tauranga assignments in good style today.  Shuka (Richardson) set off strongly from the 1200m mark, timed from the 1000m in 1:02.5, finishing his work off nicely to record 36.1 for the last 600m.  At his last appearance he made good ground in the NZ Stakes at Ellerslie and is nominated on Saturday for the Bay of Plenty Cup over 2100m.
 
Sonoza (Walker) looked good when galloping 1200m with stablemateAmanood Lad (Connolly).  Sonozaran the journey in 1:19.6, the concluding 600m in 35.6, finishing well clear of her companion at the finish. 
 
Swiper The Fox (Nolan) galloped 1000m in 1:05.4, the 600m in 36.8.  He is a previous winner at Tauranga and another racing consistently well without much luck.  Theodore(Arbery) and Amarlia (Scott) were together at the completion of 1000m in 1:00.8, the 600m in 36.6.  Wake The Guru (Ihaka) and an Ifraaj gelding (Wilson) produced a smart 800m gallop in 50.1, the 600m in 35.8. 
 
Sumotori (Nolan) skipped over 600m in 35.9 and Coat du Roan(Nolan) recorded 36.9 for 600m.  An Edenwold filly (Nolan) from Leo Molloy"s stable galloped 600m in 37.5 and a stablemate by Gallant Guru (Nolan) recorded 40.3 for 600m.
 
Several 2yo"s from the Williams" barn were put through their paces over 600m.  First to go wereDufellforte (Archer) and Don"t Look Ethlen (Richardson) who clocked 41.5.  Fillies by Zabeel (Richardson) and O"Reilly (Archer) recorded 41.1 and a Darci Brahma filly (Archer) and Fully Fledged gelding (Richardson) returned 43.8.
 
Anna Scott trained 2yo"s by Magic Albert (Arbery) and Any Suggestion (Scott) worked a nice 600m together in 38.5 and an Alamosa gelding (Arbery) and Street Sense gelding (Pickard) recorded 40.1 for their 600m.
Thu 14th Mar, 2013

Chandelier was not asked for a lot today ahead of her trip south to Trentham for the Group I NZ Oaks.  She paceworked two rounds, the second at half-pace.  Co-trainer Peter Williams said the filly had done well since Hastings and trackwork rider Tim Cave reported she  felt "really good".  Mark Du Plessis takes the mount on Chandelier who is raced by Waikato Stud and All Black great Dan Carter.

Rejoice (Archer) and Hexi Hao (Richardson) were keen to do more when running 800m in 51.8, the 600m in 37.6. De Plessis also rides Rejoice who has drawn well in the 2yo event at Trentham while impressive last start winner Hexi Hao has not fared as well in his event at Te Rapa but has two placings on the track.  Both horses look fit and bright for their respective assignments.

Grand Admiral (Cave) worked with Etoile Filante (Archer), the pair galloping 1000m in 1:02.3, the 600m unable to be timed due to fog.  Grand Admiral is backing up from another good effort when 5th last Saturday and contests the R75 2100m at Te Rapa.  El Dorado Sun (Richardson) completed 1000m in 1:08.4, fog preventing timing of the 600m.  He last raced six weeks ago winning at Avondale, goes well fresh and looks a picture.

A smart gallop was recorded by Love (Innes) and stablemate Homeland (Foote) who were together over 1000m in 1:02.1 and last 600m in 36.0.  Amanood Lad (Foote) and a Danroad filly (Connolly) stretched out nicely over 1200m, the 1000m in 1:02.4 and final 600m in 37.1.  Ginja Ninja (Connolly) and a Magic Albert gelding (Foote) galloped 800m in 52.2, the 600m in 37.7.  Wake The Guru (Ihaka) completed 800m in 52.8, the 600m in 38.5. 

Tue 12th Mar, 2013

 With an ounce of luck both Sonozaand Nine Pin could have finished closer than third in their respective races on the final day of the Ellerslie Carnival.  The Ben Foote trainedSonoza was badly hampered at the start but still ran on strongly in her event and Nine Pin trained by Leo Molloy, flew home after being blocked for a run close to home.

 
NZ Oaks contender Chandeliershaped up well in training this morning.  Chandelier (Richardson) and Rejoice (Archer) were under no pressure when returning 51.0 for 800m, the 600m in 37.1. Chandelier ran on strongly in the Lowland Stakes to finish 2nd, her first run beyond 1600m.  Her form is sound, the only recent hiccup coming on a slow track which the long-striding filly failed to cope with.  Two-year-old Rejoice also heads to Trentham on the back of a strong freshup run for third at Ellerslie.
 
Waikato entrants and last start winners El Dorado Sun and Hexi Hao were also in fine form today. El Dorado Sun (Richardson), whose work has been exemplary, galloped 1000m in 1:02.7, the 600m in 35.2 and Hexi Hao (Cave) returned 1:04.0 and 36.2 for the same journey.
 
Over And Above (Nolan) got through his work nicely completing 1000m in 1:07.9 and 600m in 37.3.  He is another with consistent form heading to Te Rapa.  Rough Odds(Nolan) entered for the Open 1400m, recorded 1:07.9 for 1000m, his last 600m in 37.3.
 
An impressive gallop was recorded by Hot In Pink (Wilson) and Gold "n Mac (Sargent) who matched strides over 1000m in 1:02.8, the 600m in a smart 35.1.  Top Choice(Cole) galloped 1000m solo in 1:06.7 and final 600m in 38.6.
 
Swiper The Fox completed 800m in 54.4, the 600m in 39.4 and an Ifraaj 2yo (Wilson) sprinted 600m in 38.1. 
Thu 7th Mar, 2013

Vogue made it two from two when scoring decisively at Ellerslie yesterday.  Bred in the purple by O"Reilly out of Glamour Puss, Vogue won the R65 1200m in a manner which suggests the filly has a very bright future.  The Williams" also lined up 2yo Rejoice who put in a big effort to finish 3rd in his event.  The Gillespie/Lucock partnership also look to have a promising type in Statham who was game when running 3rd in the Maiden 1200m.

Shuka and Grand Admiral completed their preparations for Ellerslie in excellent fashion today.  Galloping away from the 1200m mark, Shuka (Richardson) and Grand Admiral (Archer) were both under big holds throughout the journey clocking 1:04.3 for 1000m, the final 600m in 38.3.  Shuka has not had the best of luck in his recent races and connections will be hopeful of a decent run in the Group I NZ Stakes in which he will be ridden by in-form Mark Du Plessis.  Grand Admiral contests the R85 2100m and he too will be ridden by Du Plessis.

 Tempelten (Sargent) three-quarter paced from the 1200m, completing 1000m in 1:07.9 and 600m in 37.2.  His run over 1600m on the first day should tidy him up for Saturday"s 2100m event, a race which he won last year. Rising Force (Cave) and Etoile Filante (Archer) were quick over 1000m in 1:02.2, the 600m in 35.2.  Rising Force finished second when resuming at Avondale and although still learning, is in with a definate chance in the Special Conditions 1400m.  Smart recent Ellerslie winner Peridot (Cave) worked well as usual, finishing 1000m in 1:05.6, the 600m in 38.3.  He looks in excellent order for the step up to R75 on Saturday with Mark Sweeney in the saddle once again.

Aruriteson (Greer), backing up from the first day galloped 1000m in 1:13.2, the 600m in 39.3 and Sonoza (Walker) ran the same distance recording 1:13.3 and 42.2.  Gold "n Mac (Sargent) and Mister Troy (Jones) got through their work well when completing 1000m in 1:08.4, the last 600m in 37.3.

Hot In Pink (N. Wilson) was ahead of Suggestive Smile (J. Hapeta) at the finish of 800m in 50.1, the 600m in 36.3 and Lushoto (Archer) and an Oratorio gelding (Cave) recorded 55.8 and 39.6 for 800m.

Jed (Nolan) galloped an easy 1000m in 1:14.0, the concluding 600m in 42.3 and stablemate Nine Pin (Nolan) sprinted 600m in 38.4.  Diamond Stakes contender Girl Of My Dreams (Nolan) was let off with a quiet 600m which she ran in 41.5.

Tue 5th Mar, 2013

Hexi Hao and Chandelier were equally impressive in their performances at Hastings last Saturday for the in-form Dawn and Peter Williams stable.  Hexi Hao took out the R65 1400m in fine fashion and Chandelier ran home strongly for second in the Lowland Stakes, the filly cementing a start in the New Zealand Oaks in two weeks time.

The Williams" have Shuka and Grand Admiral entered for Ellerslie on Saturday and the pair were in good form today.  Galloping together Shuka (Richardson) and Grand Admiral (Archer) matched strides from the 1200m, the pace on from the 1000m to record 1:01.4 and final 600m in a smart 35.3.  Both horses perform well at Ellerslie, Shuka"s last run there yielding a good fourth and Grand Admiral finishing third in the Dunstan Final two starts back.

Sonoza (Walker) worked away from the 1600m mark, completing 1200m in 1:18.5 and finishing her work off well in 36.4 for the final 600m.  Even Better (Sargent) galloped 1200m in 1:20.2, coming home strongly in 36.2 for the 600m.  Peridot (Cave) galloped 1000m in 1:05.0 doing his best work at the finish to record 38.0 for the 600m.  Top Choice (Cole) galloped a quiet 1000m in 1:14.1, the 600m in 42.2.  Hot In Pink (N. Wilson) took the eye when galloping solo over 800m in 48.5 and 600m in 35.9.

Leo Molloy has three nominated for Ellerslie on Saturday, all given quiet gallops today and all working in good style.  First to go was Jed (Nolan) who completed 1000m in 1:16, the concluding 600m in 43.4.  Diamond Stakes runner Girl Of My Dreams (Nolan) was next to go and the filly strode over 1000m in 1:13.7, the 600m in 41.8.  Nine Pin (Nolan) worked nicely over 1000m in 1:11.5, the last 600m in 40.6.

A King"s Chapel filly (Peake) galloped 600m in 38.9 and a Keeper colt (N. Wilson) was paired with an Ifraaj gelding (Ihaka) over 600m in 39.4.

Thu 28th Feb, 2013

 Most of those horses with weekend engagements were given easy tasks today.  Promising filly Delta Rose (Archer) and stablemate Hexi Hao (Richardson) were hard held over 1000m in 1:10.5, the final 600m in 40.6.  Mark Du Plessis who was aboard Delta Rose when the filly won impressively freshup will take the reins again on Saturday.  Hexi Hao travels to Hastings to compete in the R65 1400m on the back of a fast finishing fourth when resuming over 1200m. 

Lowland Stakes runner Chandelier (Cave) was accompanied by Etoile Filante(Richardson), the duo working at half pace from the 1000m and galloping 600m in 39.5.  Mark Sweeney who rode Chandelier in her track gallop at Ellerslie on Tuesday, will ride both her and Hexi Hao at Hastings.
 
Aruriteson, with raceday rider Michael Walker in the saddle, galloped comfortably over 1200m in 1:25.0, striding out well at the finish to record 40.2 for the 600m.  Tempelten paceworked two rounds today having galloped at Ellerslie on Tuesday.  Co-trainer Scott Lucock reported the horse worked over 1400m in company, coming home nicely to finish in 35.2.  The 1600m on Saturday may be too short for him but he goes into the race fresh, won at Ellerslie this time last year and if on his game, is capable of being right in it.
 
Brilliant Maid (Greer) galloped an easy 1000m in 1:09.6, the 600m in 40.5.  An impressive gallop was recorded by Vogue (Cave) and Balbowa (Richardson), the pair completing 800m in 49.3 and 600m in 35.0.  Both may start on the second day of the Ellerslie Carnival.
 
Lushoto (Cave) and an Oratorio gelding (Archer) matched strides over 800m in 50.4 and 36.4.  An Elvstroem filly (Archer) was travelling easily alongsideSuggestive Smile (Du Plessis) throughout 800m in 50.2, the 600m in 37.1.  Mister Troy (Jones) galloped 800m in 52.8 and 600m in 38.8.  Hot In Pink (N. Wilson), looking very bright after a short break, worked at three-quarter pace over 600m in 45.3.
 
Darley Plate runner Rough Odds galloped midweek, recording 54.7 for 800m, the 400m in 25.7.  Exciting filly Girl Of My Dreams also galloped 800m, clocking 52.7 the 600m in 37.8.
Tue 26th Feb, 2013

 Tango Terrific put in a big effort when second at Matamata last Saturday.  Trained by Scott Lucock and Sally Gillespie, Tango Terrificled most of the way in the R75 1400m going under by just a neck in very smart time.

 
Avondale yesterday saw a Byerley Park quinella with El Dorado Sunfrom the Williams" stable winning the R65 1200m ahead of Leo Molloy"s Over And Above.  Another of the Williams team,Rising Force finished second in the Maiden 1400m.
 
Shuka and Chandelier headed in to Ellerslie this morning to take advantage of a gallop on the course proper prior to their upcoming engagements.  Galloping together,Shuka (Mark du Plessis) andChandelier (Mark Sweeney) finished the last 600m of their work in 36.2, both horses pleasing their riders and co-trainer Peter Williams.  Shuka runs on the last day of the Carnival whileChandelier travels to Hastings this Saturday to contest the Lowland Stakes and hopefully on to the NZ Oaks at Trentham.
 
Time honours at Byerley Park today went to Delta Rose (Archer) andEtoile Filante (Richardson) who left 1000m behind in 1:01.0, both fillies travelling extra at the finish to record 34.8 for the last 600m.  Delta Rose won at Ellerslie when resuming and is nominated for the 3yo 1600m there on Saturday..  A possible rival for her is Swiper The Fox (Sims) who galloped withSumotori (Nolan), the pair completing 1000m in 1:07.6 and 600m in 37.4.
 
Aruriteson (Walker) paceworked over a round then galloped 1200m in 1:18.6, finishing his work in good style to clock 36.2 for the 600m. Cottonwood Sky (S. Hapeta) was given the same task, recording 1:19.5 and 38..0.
 
Brilliant Maid (Greer) galloped nicely over 1000m in 1:02.5, the 600m in 37.2.  Peridot(Cave) looks to have trained on well from his last start win when galloping 800m in a slick 47.0, the 600m in 34.9 whileBalbowa (Richardson) returned 49.9 and 35.8 for his 800m gallop. Wyatt Earp (Scott) and a Magic Albert gelding (Walker) completed 800m in 52.6, the 600m in 38.4 and a Savabeel filly (Nolan) ran 800m in 54.7 and 39.3 for the 600m.
 
Coat du Roan sprinted 600m in 35.9. She is in great form at the moment, having won her last two starts and is another nominated for the Lowland Stakes.  Statham(Sargent) ran 600m easily in 38.8.
 
Thu 21st Feb, 2013

 Dawn and Peter Williams" excellent strike rate continued with debut runner Voguewinning at Counties yesterday.  The beautifully bred filly won the Fillies & Mares 1200m with some authority impressing rider Opie Bosson.  The Ben Foote trained Pacific Choice gained another placing when third in the same race whileSonoza finished second in the R65 1600m.

 
Grand Admiral completed his preparation for Matamata with a strong hitout this morning.  Grand Admiral (Archer) and Chandelier (Richardson) galloped together over 1000m in 1:01.5, fog preventing timing of sectionals.  "I am very happy with him," co-trainer Peter Williams said of Grand Admiral.  "He has had time to freshen and looks a picture although a shower of rain would not go amiss." Chandelier also looks fit and bright and will head to the Lowland Stakes.
 
Shuka (Richardson) and Balbowa (Archer) were both travelling strongly when they emerged from the fog to record 1:05.5 for the 1000m.   Shuka"s next start will be in the Air New Zealand Stakes at Ellerslie in early March.
 
Avondale runner El Dorado Sun (Richardson) got through his work in fine style again when completing 1000m in 1.03.5. Also heading to Aavondale, Zaberto(Richardson) and Rising Force (Cave) produced an excellent gallop over 1000m in 1:02.5, the 600m in 35.7, both horses taking a long time to pull up and both riders enthusiastic about how they worked.
 
Matamata Breeders Stakes contender Her Choice galloped yesterday.  Ridden by Jason Peake, the filly galloped 1000m in 1:01.5, hitting the line well to finish the 600m in 36.0.  She won nicely on debut then finished second next start after being caught wide and trainer Nick Bishara has the filly looking very well.  She meets a small but select field in the Breeders and is sure to give a good account of herself. 
Tue 19th Feb, 2013

 The Leo Molloy trained Girl Of My Dreams gained important black type when successful at New Plymouth on Saturday.  The filly showed courage to take out the G3 2yo event and looks an exciting prospect for next season.  Molloy made it a double for the day withCoat du Roan winning the Spec. Conditions 1800m, the filly"s second win on end.  At Ellerslie on SundayShuka finished 4th, three-quarters of a length from the winner after being held up and running home strongly.  Aruriteson finished 3rd in his event, giving rider Michael Walker his first placing on his first day back riding.

 
With several Byerley Park horses racing at Counties and Te Aroha mid-week, few are nominated for Matamata on Saturday, GrandAdmiral being one of them.  With pace on all the way, Grand Admiral (Richardson) galloped 1200m in 1:16.1, travelling strongly at the line to record 36.0 for the last 600m.  He holds dual noms for Matamata, a track he has raced well on previously.
 
Rising Force (Cave) looked to be relishing his work when galloping with Zaberto (Richardson).  The stablemates began quietly at the 1200m with the speed on from the 1000m to record 1:00.7, the final 600m in 35.7.  Also quick was Hexi Hao (Richardson) who sped over 1000m in 1:00.1 and 600m in a very fast 34.5.
 
Tempelten (Sargent) was allowed to ease into his gallop from the 1000m, picking up the pace to clock 1:05.2, the last 600m in 35.6.  An Oratorio gelding (Richardson) andLushoto (Archer) travelled together over 1000m in 1:04.5, the 600m in 37.1 and an Edenwold filly (Nolan) produced nice work, also over 1000m in 1.07.4 and 37.5.  Over and Above (Nolan) galloped an easy 1000m in 1:09.8 and 39.7.
 
A Savabeel filly (Nolan) and Keeper gelding (Sims) galloped 800m in 54.0, the 600m in 38.5 and Swiper The Fox (Nolan) ran the same distance in 54.5 and 39.4. 
 
Princess Holly (S. Hapeta) galloped the last 600m of 1000m in 37.3 andStatham (Sargent) sprinted 600m in 37.5.  Snow Petal (Cave) andRejoice (Archer) were given an easy 600m which they completed in 42.1.
Thu 14th Feb, 2013

Last night"s Ellerslie twilight meeting saw further success for the Dawn and Peter Williams training partnership.  Peridot scored an emphatic win in the R65 1200m and one race later Delta Rose was equally impressive when winning the F & M Maiden 1600m.  Chandelier was unlucky not to have finished closer than third in her race after slipping on the turn and Balbowa was a creditable fourth in his event after racing a little greenly.

Shuka was in good form again this morning ahead of his Ellerslie assignment on Sunday.  Shuka (Richardson) and stablemate Grand Admiral (Archer) were on terms throughout 1000m in 1:05.3, both under no pressure to record 37.0 for the last 600m.  Shuka loves Ellerslie, has drawn well in the Open 1400m and has the added advantage of Opie Bosson aboard.  Co-trainer Peter Williams has decided to miss Ellerslie with Grand Admiral and will now head to Matamata on Saturday week.

With race-day rider Michael Walker in the saddle, Aruriteson galloped over 1200m, beginning quietly and picking up the tempo to record 1:19.0, the final 600m in a pleasing 36.3.  He was a shade unlucky last time out and should have improved with the run but any rain about would still be of benefit.

Counties runner Sonoza (Walker) was impressive when galloping 1200m with Black Rox (Connolly), well clear at the finish in 1:15.5, the concluding 600m in a tidy 35.8.

El Dorado Sun (Richardson) galloped well again, dashing over 1000m in 1:01.1 and 600m in 34.8.  Avondale on Monday week is his target and he looks in great order.  Homeland (Walker) and Pacific Choice (Connolly) galloped in good style, leaving 1000m behind in 1:04.9 and 600m in 36.6.  Etoile Filante (K. Wilson) worked strongly alongside stablemate Hexi Hao (Cave), the pair galloping 1000m in 1:01.5 and final 600m in 35.4.  Etoile Filante needs some cut in the track and will step out as soon as some rain arrives.

A nice 800m gallop was recorded by Zaberto (Richardson) and Rising Force (Cave) who recorded 49.7, the 600m in 36.4. Love (Walker) and a Danroad filly (Connolly) were together over 800m in 50.2 and 37.0.  Lushoto (Archer) and an Oratorio gelding (K. Wilson) matched strides throughout their 800m in 53.8, the 600m in 38.6 and Jenuwin (K. Wilson) and an Elvstroem filly (Archer) completed 800m in 54.2 and 39.1.     

Tue 12th Feb, 2013

The Dawn and Peter Williams trained pair Shuka and Grand Admiral produced sound trials for their Ellerslie assignments on Sunday.

Shuka (Richardson) and Grand Admiral (Archer) matched strides over 1000m in 59.8, cutting out the final 600m in a quick 34.8.  Shuka has been freshened since his last outing on New Year"s Day when he finished out of the money in the Rich Hill Mile following four second placings, three of those at Ellerslie.  Grand Admiral"s last run was also on New Year"s Day when he finished a meritorious third in the Dunstan Final and he too has put together some solid form.

Nominated for both Taranaki and Ellerslie, Jed (Nolan) stretched out well today over 1200m which he completed in 1.24.4, going to the line nicely to finish in 38.5 for the concluding 600m.  Stablemate Over and Above (Nolan) also produced good work, galloping 800m in 52.1 and 600m in 38.2.

El Dorado Sun (Richardson) galloped 1000m in 59.9, the 600m in 34.9, smart work on his own.  Zaberto (Richardson) and Jenuwin (Archer) were paired over 800m in 49.2, the 600m timed in 35.6.

Rising Force (Cave) and Rejoice (K. Wilson) galloped together over 600m which they completed in 36.7.

 

Thu 7th Feb, 2013

Rough Odds and Catalma, both competing at Group level on Saturday, finalised their preparation in good style today.  Under a big hold, Rough Odds (Nolan) ran a very quiet 1000m in 1.14.3, the last 600m in 42.3.  He has drawn well in the Group I Waikato Draught sprint and will be ridden by Danielle Johnson who got a feel of the horse when galloping him on Tuesday.  Catalma (Connolly) was also allowed an easy task, completing 1000m in 1.10.8, the 600m in 40.6.  She has not fared as well with the draw but her only two runs at Te Rapa have resulted in two seconds, the last when beaten half a head in late December.

 Dancing Chief (Costello) paceworked one round then galloped 1000m the second round, speed on to clock 1.02.5, the concluding 600m in 36.3.  He runs in the R85 2200m at Te Rapa, a distance he was successful over when winning last time out.  Nine Pin (Nolan) finished the last 600m of a quiet 1000m in 43.7.

Counties runner Statham (O"Styke) cruised over 1000m in 1.09.4, going to the line in good fashion to finish in 38.3 for the 600m.  A good-looking son of Danroad, his only career start to date yielded a fourth and he looks particularly well.

Cottonwood Sky and West End both preparing for the Wairoa meeting, galloped well again today.  West End (J. Hapeta) began at the 1600m mark, covering 1200m in 1.18.8 and last 600m in 36..5.  Cottonwood Sky (S. Hapeta) did the same work, completing the journey in 1.19.2, the 600m in 37.0.

A smart 1000m was recorded by Peridot (Cave) who galloped the distance in 1.01.2, the 600m in 36.0.  A Handsome Ransom gelding (Sargent) and Electronic Zone filly (Jones) travelled together from the 1000m in 1..06.5, the pair finishing well to record 35.9 for the 600m.  Lushoto (Archer) and an Oratorio gelding (K. Wilson) galloped 600m in 41.8 and Zaberto (Richardson), completed a quiet 600m in 43.5.  

Tue 5th Feb, 2013

 Byerley Park trained horses have started the year well with 16 winners and 18 placegetters from the Centre in the month of January and this morning"s trackwork suggesting further success.

 
Sir Tristram Fillies Classic entrantCatalma was particularly impressive in her work today. Catalma (Connolly) had Silver Minx (Foote) as a companion over 1000m in 1.01.1, the last 600m in 35.7.  Catalma will be looking for a better run on Saturday, the filly slow away then checked when mounting a decent sort of run in the Desert Gold Stakes at Trentham.  MaidenSilver Minx put in an improved effort when having her first run over ground last start and heads to Counties on Sunday.
 
Rough Odds (Johnson) looked sharp galloping 1000m in 1.04.0, finishing his work well in 24.0 for the last 400m.  He ran on fairly in the Telegraph and holds a nom for the GI Waikato Draught Sprint.  Stablemate Nine Pin (Nolan) galloped 1200m in 1.25.0, ending with 600m in 37.0.  He takes respectable form to Te Rapa, a track he has previously been placed on.
 
Strapping gelding Luhsing (Cole) and last start winner Go Joeli(Moki) galloped 1200m, clocked from the 1000m in 1.03.7, the concluding 600m in 36.8.  Both are nominated for Counties as is The Palm King (Ihaka) who strode over 1000m with Etoile Filante(Johnson), completing their task in 1.04.6, the final 600m in 36.8.
 
Also heading to Counties, Maashka(Cherry) and Zah Tart (Moki) produced nice work over 1000m in 1.02.3, the 600m in 36.4. Anaheim(Cherry) and Sir Jack Remington(Cole) did similar work, returning 1.05.3 and 38.0.  A pleasing gallop was recorded by Chandelier (K. Wilson) and stablemate Balbowa(Archer) who left 1000m behind in 1.02.2 and 600m in 36.8.
 
Cottonwood Sky (S. Hapeta) andWest End (J. Hapeta) worked separately, both bowling along from the 1600m, Cottonwood Skytimed to run 1000m in 1.06.2, the 600m in 38.3 and West End slightly quicker in 1.05.0 and 37.1.
 
Shuka (Johnson) and Grand Admiral (Cave) had pace on all the way over 1000m in 1.01.3, clocking 35..8 for the final 600m.  El DoradoSun (Richardson) completed 1000m in 1.01.9 and last 600m in 37.5. Society Ruler (Peake) kept up a steady clip over 1000m in 1.03.4, the 600m in 38.0 and Coterie (Cole) was kept to 1000m in 1.08.7, the last 600m in 40.3.
 
Rejoice (K. Wilson) and a Lucky Unicorn gelding (Archer) galloped 800m in 50.4, the 600m in 37.3 andSnow Petal (Johnson) and a Thorn Park 2yo (Cave) completed 800m in 51.5, their 600m in 37.1.
 
Planet Rock (Richardson) was keen to go quicker than 53.5 for 800m, the 600m in 39.5 and Peridot(Cave) was not after time when working 800m in 56.3, the 600m in 42.0.  Over and Above (Nolan) finished a quiet 800m in 59.8 and 44.0.  Jed (Nolan) finished the last 600m of 1000m in 42.4 and a Thorn Park 2yo (Ihaka) travelled with a Yamanin Vital 3yo (N. Wilson) over an easy 600m in 45.0. 
Tue 29th Jan, 2013

 A treble for Byerley Park trained horses at Rotorua last Friday; Leo Molloy training a brace with Coat du Roan gaining a deserved win and Jed scoring handsomely in his event and Timetodance brave when winning for Shaun Clotworthy.

 
Ellerslie on Sunday evening saw Ben Foote"s Pacific Choice honest again when finishing second but the Williams" barn had the bad luck to lose the services of  their last start winner Edition who broke down during the running of his race.
 
Te Teko yesterday saw a Byerley quinella with Shaun Clotworthy"sGo Joeli saluting the judge ahead of Ben Foote"s Sonoza, who flew home for second.
 
Duckworth Lewis prepared for Te Rapa in fine fashion this morning.  Galloping 1000m, Duckworth Lewis (Nolan) looked to be loving his work when clocking 1.02.8, the 600m in 35.2.  Winner of 3 races and a previous winner at Te Rapa,Duckworth Lewis seldom runs a bad one and looks forward enough for a good showing again on Saturday.
 
Very impressive in her work today was two-year-old Her Choice.  The Nick Bishara trained filly with Jason Peake aboard cruised over 800m with a Brilliant mare (Grier) in 48.8, the 600m in a tidy 35.7.  Her Choice was brave when winning on debut and the daughter of Coat"s Choice looks well able to make it two on end.
 
Aruriteson (Michael Walker) began at the 1600m, picking up speed to record 1.18.6 for 1200m, finishing nicely in 36.3 for the 600m and Luhsing (Cole) strode over 1000m in 1.05.7, the last 600m in 37.1.
 
Rough Odds was quick over 800m in 51.2, the 600m in 36.8 and stablemate Nine Pin (Nolan) ran his 800m in an easy 55.0,  the 600m in 41.0.  Grand Admiral (K. Wilson) and Shuka (Richardson) were both under big holds when galloping 800m together in 51.3, the 600m in 37.2.  Also galloping 800m wasStatham (O"Styke) who did nice solo work in 51.8 and 37.9.  Tango Terrific (Sargent) went quietly over 800m in 53.8, the 600m in 39.6.
 
Two-year-olds by Postponed (Riley) and Savabeel (Wilson) finished 800m in 52.0 and Planet Rock(Richardson) ran an easy 800m in 57.2, the 600m in 41.0.  Under-way in a new campaign Hexi Hao(Richardson) shaded a Thorn Park 2yo (K. Wilson) at the finish of 600m in 35.8.
 
Thu 24th Jan, 2013