Heatherly flying ahead of her return
HEATHERLY is gearing up for another Spring Carnival preparation and the daughter of Lonhro, prepared by Mathew Ellerton Simon Zahra, showed her customary speed easily winning the quickest of last Friday’s jumpouts.
In foggy conditions she stopped the clock in 47.06 for the trip of approximately 800m with Group 1 winner REDKIRK WARRIOR about four lengths astern and HARTNELL, was given fairly easy time, finishing further back.
There is sure to be plenty of winning form coming out this heat and Heatherly looks set for another successful campaign.
A THOUSAND DEGREES is close to making his debut and the Tony McEvoy-trained son of Nicconi was responsible for an encouraging performance at last Friday’s jumpouts.
The overall time for the heat of 49.84 was just outside average for the morning but A Thousand Degrees looked to have plenty in reserve winning the heat by about half a length from NIMINYPIMINY, prepared by Russell and Scott Cameron.
A Thousand Degrees is sure to acquit himself well,when he steps out under race conditions for the first time while Niminypiminy
ROOMOOZ, also prepared by McEvoy, was another to produce an eye catching performance at last Friday’s jumpouts.
After sitting just off a modest speed in the early stages she quickened impressively over the final 200m to record 49.89 for distance of about 800m and win the heat by four or five lengths from JUSTICE GLORY and SENTRY.
Roomooz hasn’t raced since finishing midfield behind Catchy in the Blue Diamond and looks capable of measuring up to some elite races in the weeks ahead.
BATTLE ZONE has come through his latest outing over 2200m at Geelong in good shape and is close to peak fitness following that run.
He was kept up the mark with a solid workout over 1400m on Thursday morning and pulled up well after clocking 1.38.96 for the trip and 25.71 for his final 400m.
With recent racing under his belt he looks well placed over 2400m at Geelong tomorrow.
The James Cummings-trained KAPUZINER worked home solidly over 1300m on the synthetic track at Geelong last time out and the three year old son of Reset has derived a good deal of improvement from the first up run and looked bright and for covering 1400m in 1.41.22 his last 400m in 26.29 on Tuesday morning.
He should relish the step up to 1600m on the synthetic track at Pakenham today and should graduate from maiden company in the near future.