Me­nari shap­ing up as car­ni­val con­tender

The Sportsman Weekend - - The Trackwork Winners -

SNITZEL colt ME­NARI, who ran fourth in last year’s Golden Slip­per, is re­sum­ing from a spell for Ger­ald Ryan in to­mor­row’s Listed 1100m Rose­bud Qual­ity at Rose­hill for three-year-olds over 1100m.

A big run is ex­pected on the week­end and he will be worth fol­low­ing all spring as he is top class.

He has had two tri­als with the lat­est be­ing on Au­gust 1 at Rose­hill when sec­ond to sta­ble­mate Con­dor He­roes over 900m. He made up ground with­out pres­sure in a good fit­ness trial.

All his work has been strong when re­quired and Tues­day morn­ing on the in­side grass he strode over 600m in 35.31 with a fi­nal 400m 22.78. He was ac­com­pa­nied The Pharoah with the mark­ers out 3m on an av­er­age sur­face.

The pair pro­duced a very good gal­lop and Me­nari heads to the week­end in great or­der. WASH­ING­TON HEIGHTS has come on great from his first-up win at Rose­hill on July 15 when the Com­mands fiveyear-old beat Sir Plush over 1200m.

Hav­ing his first run back from Hong Kong, Wash­ing­ton Heights came 10th at the 400m with a pow­er­ful fin­ish and was go­ing away on the line, record­ing very good fig­ures for the trip.

Trainer Ger­ald Ryan has given him time to re­cover from the run and he was a quiet trial at Rose­hill on Au­gust 1.

He fin­ished well mak­ing up good ground be­hind Tom Mel­bourne in a 1000m trial on the course proper.

He was in ter­rific or­der be­fore work­ing on the Pro Ride on Tues­day morn­ing run­ning 1000m in 1:08.33, last 600m in 38.11 com­ing home his fi­nal 200m in 11.50 with­out too much ef­fort.

He can win again sec­ond-up in Race 7 over 1400m at Ros­d­hill.

VAUCLUSE BAY will be strongly fan­cied to com­plete a win­ning hat­trick at Rose­hill to­mor­row in Race 2.

The four-year-old has been looked su­per in win­ning his past two starts for trainer Chris Waller, the lat­est run­ning away to beat More Than Fab­u­lous by 4 lengths at Rose­hill on July 29.

The Al Ma­her fouryear-old goes up to 59.5kg to­mor­row but ace jockey Corey Brown sticks and bet­ter wins are in store with this im­prov­ing stayer.

On Tues­day he was given solid stay­ing work com­plet­ing 1200m in 1:24.90, last 600m in 38.80 and fi­nal 200m 12.98 on the in­side grass with the mark­ers out 14m.

THE PHAROAH went down fight­ing last start when sec­ond to the in­form Ar­beit­sam at Rose­hill on July 29.

The lightly raced fouryear-old should be at his peak now fol­low­ing three runs back and is over­due for a win af­ter be­ing run­ner-up at his past two starts.

He is an­other Snitzel trained by Ryan and this en­tire should give back­ers a big sight in Race 5 over 1350, to­mor­row.

His gal­lop with sta­ble­mate Me­nari on Tues­day was win­ning work ( see times above).

Wash­ing­ton Heights is on track to win at Rose­hill

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