SA Derby favourite ticking over nicely
ODEON heads the betting for tomorrow’s South Australian Derby and he tuned up that Group 1 event working with his Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra-trained stablemate RIVER GODDESS on Tuesday morning. He relaxed nicely, settling behind his workmate during the early stages of their workout, before quickening over the concluding stages to cover 1600m 1.55.61 and his final 400m in 23.43.
Odeon heads to Adelaide in terrific order this weekend while River Goddess is ready run to her best at Werribee on Monday.
Godolphin filly FRAGONARD produced a strong on speed performance to score over 1400m at Sandown last time out and she has come through that run in terrific order.
The three-year-old daughter of New Approach worked solo over 1200m on Tuesday morning looked strong and fit after completing the journey in 1.19.79 and her last 400m in 23.87. She heads to Caulfield on Saturday for another event over 1400m and is sure give a great sight once again. Mark Kavanagh paired up BORD
DE GAIN and ATLANTIC CITY for a workout on Tuesday morning and they galloped impressively leading into their respective assignments at Caulfield on Saturday.
There wasn’t a great deal between them after covering 1000m in 1.04.23, quickening nicely over the concluding stages to run their final 400m in 23.67.
Both horses head Caulfield in peak condition with Atlantic City returning to Flemington in great shape after his luckless run Adelaide last start. The Team Corstens-prepared ZE
BRINZ is deep into his preparation but he holding condition well and looked bright and fit after Tuesday morning’s hit out.
He appeared to have quite a bit in reserve covering 1400m in 1.39.05, his closing 400m in 24.05 and with the additional benefit of apprentice jockey Ben Thompson’s claim he is sure to run his usual honest race at Caulfield this weekend.
SAN VINCENZO has appreciated stepping up in distance this preparation and the Mike Moroneytrained son of So You Think gets up to 2000m for first time at Caulfield on Saturday.
He pulled up well after covering 1400m in 1.38.87 on Tuesday morning, improving as he approached the finding post to run his closing 400m in 25.14.
With two recent runs over 1600m under his belt he has been given a solid grounding for Saturday’s test.
Odeon worked nicely ahead of tomorrow’s South Australian Derby