Gold ap­pre­ci­ates the Stan­dards at new home

The Sportsman Midweek - - Track­work - WAR­REN HUNTLY

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.

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