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Matamata Tuesday Trackwork

11 Jun 2013

Matamata Tuesday Trackwork

She’s Insatiable and Let’s Be A Star shaped up for Ellerslie on the weekend with a smart gallop at Matamata this morning.

Working 25 metres out on a heavy course proper, She’s Insatiable (Forbes) and Let’s Be A Star (Grylls) were strong at the end of 1200 in 1:26.4, 1000m in 1:09 and the final 600m in 39.6, respectable time in testing conditions.

Let’s Be A Star was narrowly beaten in her last start at Ellerslie on June 1, the same day that fellow John Sargent-trained mare She’s Insatiable ran a useful race in her first start out of maiden grade.

Atom Cat (Sapsworth) looked improved when he and fellow Ellerslie entrant Living the Dream (Grylls) cut out 1200m in 1:25.1, quickening over the last 1000m in 1:07.7 and 600m in 40. Possible Ellerslie runner Thrive (Miller) got through similar work well, with her 1200m taking 1:24.5,1:09.4 and 40.1.

Royal Command (K Shailer) and Chanel Number Five (Ward) left 1000m behind in 1:11.7 and 600m in 41.8. Chanel Number Five is a recent two-year-old trial winner and along with her Shailer-trained stablemate will make her debut at Hawera on Monday.

Fog affected the timing of many earlier gallops on the sand, but amongst those to impress were the Hillis pair Art Beat and Smartly.

Art Beat (K Hillis) was untroubled to run 1000m in 1:04.2 and 600m in 37.2. She will step up to a middle-distance in the Kiwifruit Cup at Tauranga on Saturday week. Smartly (K Hillis), who runs the same day in the 1400-metre Tauranga Classic, cut out her 1000m in 1:03 and 36.2.

Master Guru (M Brosnan) and Clio (Roff) were working well at the end of 1200m in 1:21.9, with the only sectional time possible the last 1000m in 1:05.8. Cool Cruising (Weatherley) prepared for Ellerslie with 1200m in 1:21.3 and 1000m in 1:06.6, while Maeve Davone (Forbes) took 1:24.7 and 1:09.5.

Sedgwick (O’Sullivan) cut out 1000m in 1:06.2 and 600m in 38.6 and The Muffin Man (S Wong) ran the same distance in 1:05.2 and 37.8. Carmody (Grylls) and Hidden Secret (O’Sullivan) strode over 1200m in 1:24.5, 1000m in 1:09.2 and 600m in 39.

Over 1200m Pearl Lustre (P Turner) returned 1:26.4 and 40.2, Umi Zumi (O’Sullivan) 1:26.8 and 40.4, and I’m Isaac (Sliz) 1:29.5 and 43.4. Strictly Limited (Sliz) and Maa Chuck (A Jones) were kept to 1000m in 1:14.4 and 42.8.

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