Gold appreciates the Standards at new home
STAN Fox Stakes winner GOLD STANDARD has settled in well to Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott’s Flemington base and he was given a solid hit out during last Friday’s jumpouts.
He travelled comfortably near the speed to win the fastest heat of the morning and appears to have come through his last start in the Golden Rose in terrific shape.
The time recorded of 47.36 for the distance approximately 800m was over a second quicker than the morning’s average and he is primed to give a great sight in Saturday’s Caulfield Guineas.
Nigel Blackiston sent LADY OF FLANDERS for a short break after her last start victory at Sale and the three-yearold daughter of Viking Ruler has freshened up nicely.
Last Friday she finished alongside the Steven Browntrained HARBOUR GREY in a jumpout over about 800m with the pair recording 47.57 for trip which was one of the quickest heats of the morning.
Lady of Flanders is forward enough to run well at Bendigo tomorrow while Harbour Grey appears be coming to hand well for another preparation.
Danny O’Brien paired up FLASH BOY and MERRIEST on Tuesday morning and they combined for an impressive piece of work.
They finished off their work alongside each other to provide a competitive nature the workout and covering 1000m in 1.08.77 their last 400m 24.41. Merriest performed well in last Saturday’s Blazer Stakes at Flemington and that should provide a positive guide to Flash Boy’s prospects at Bendigo tomorrow.
BUNKER BUSTER is close to peak fitness and was kept up
the mark with a steady workout over 1400m last Thursday.
The three-year- old son of Smart Missile, prepared by the Hayes and Dabernig training partnership, cruised over trip in 1.39.10 and wasn’t extended at any stage to run his final 400m in 28.14.
He is likely to head Bendigo tomorrow for his next start and should be finishing on strongly over the 1600m journey.
Tony McEvoy applied blinkers to the lightly raced OVER EXPOSURE in a jumpout last Friday and after tracking a wide path he forged about three lengths clear of Group 1 winner GLOBAL GLAMOUR at the end of the heat over approximately 800m.
He stopped clock in 47.78 which compared favourably with most other heats conducted during the morning and should prove hard to beat with the addition of blinkers at his next start. Global Glamour has been trailing well in Sydney in recent weeks and is ready to run well first up for the Waterhouse and Bott stable.