Lead­ing hope­fuls work stylishly ahead of Cup

The Sportsman Midweek - - Camera Charts - WAR­REN HUNTLY

HART­NELL will rep­re­sent James Cumm­ngs in Tues­day’s Mel­bourne Cup and the mul­ti­ple Group 1 win­ner stepped out on the course proper last Tues­day in prepa­ra­tion for the race that stops the na­tion.

Af­ter work­ing steadily through early stages of his work­out he sprinted nicely up the fin­ish­ing straight to cover 1600m in 1.55.01 and his fi­nal 400m 23.55.

As tes­ta­ment to over­all class he will carry the num­ber one sad­dle­cloth in Cup and heads there great or­der. Wil­lie Mullins trav­elled

MAX DY­NA­MITE from Wer­ribee to Flem­ing­ton last Tues­day morn­ing and he dashed up the home straight on the course proper in im­pres­sive fash­ion, par­tic­u­larly for a stayer.

The in­ter­na­tional vis­i­tor trav­elled at a leisurely tempo dur­ing the early part of his work­out, as a con­se­quence he was en­ti­tled to quicken no­tice­ably when asked, but his ef­fort to run his last 400m in 22.23 was eye catch­ing.

The over­all time for the 1600m gal­lop of 2.05.44 is re­flec­tive of the slow early speed but Max Dy­na­mite looked very fit for Tues­day’s fea­ture.

Af­ter be­ing ar­guably un­lucky in the Cup two years ago it would be no sur­prise to see him fight­ing out he fin­ish again this year. THOMAS HOB­SON ac­com­pa­nied his sta­ble­mate Max Dy­na­mite to Flem­ing­ton last Tues­day morn­ing and com­pleted a sim­i­lar piece of work on the course proper.

Al­though not dash­ing home quite as quickly as Max Dy­na­mite he sprinted home his last 400m in 23.09 at the com­ple­tion of cov­er­ing 1600m in 2.08.78.

Con­nec­tions en­dured a ner­vous wait to se­cure a start in The Cup but now that he is the field he has an un­de­ni­able chance.

Caulfield Cup win­ner BOOM TIME teamed up with his sta­ble­mate VEN­TURA STORM for a gal­lop on the course proper last Thurs­day in prepa­ra­tion for The Cup.

Both horses went to the line in good style at the end of their 2000m work­out and im­por­tantly they both ap­peared to pull up well af­ter clock­ing 2.20.45 for the dis­tance and 23.76 for their fi­nal 400m.

Ven­tura Storm seems to have fully re­cov­ered from a mi­nor foot is­sue sub­se­quent the Caulfield Cup while Boom Time is in out­stand­ing or­der fol­low­ing his Caulfield Cup vic­tory.

James Cum­mings elected to by­pass Satur­day’s Group 1 Cool­more Stud Stakes with BANDIPUR and al­ter­na­tively line him up in a race for three-yearolds over 1000m on Cup Day.

Fol­low­ing jumpout down the straight course just over a week ago he was kept up to the mark with a steady work­out over 800m last Thurs­day.

He is deep into his prepa­ra­tion but still had plenty of spring in his step af­ter the work­out clock­ing 55.57 for jour­ney and 26.97 for his last 400m.

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