Hawkes sprinter primed for first-up G2 tilt
FLYING grey CHAUTAUQUA is ready to win first-up in tomorrow’ s Group 2 The Shorts (1100m) at R and wick for Team Hawkes.
He has not raced since h is classic wi ninth eT.JSm it Stake son April 1 but two trials and rack work suggests he is fit ready to produce h best.
His track work gallops th preparation have al been great and he looks fantastic.
He produced a winning gallop on Tuesday when he finished off hi space work with a final 600 min 35.87, last 400 min 22.97 and final 211.4 on the course proper with the rail out 3m.
He came of ft track looking a picture of health and wll take some beating on the weekend.
WINX is always easy to write about because she is a champion mare going for 2 0 st ra ight ins in the Group 1 George Main Stakes(160m) where her trainer Chris W al le rh as five of the nine acceptors.
Her latest win on September 2 was another classic effort in race record time in the Chelmsford Stakes after Red Excitement led by at least six lengths with 400 m togo and Hugh Bowman dropped the whip the makes things harder. She ran 1600 min 1.34 for the Group 2 contest.
Her work on the Tuesday morning was as usual, runing 1000 min 1.10.90 with t he last 6 3 8.70 and 2 m 11.70, working 5 mou ton the course proper and she appeared to be going easy without pressure. ANTONIO GUISEPPE and LIFE LESS ORDINARY are two of the main chance sin tomorrow’ s Group 3 Kingston Town Stakes (2 0 0 0m) with my preference leaning towards the latter.
Both are trained by W al le rand are improving as th ed is tancesncr ease.
Antonio Guise pp eh ad now had two runs this prepa ration, his latest an eye catching run when fourth to Winx at Randwick on September 2 making ground to the post.
He looked fit before working on the course proper Tuesday over 1000 min 1.10.50 with his last6m in 38.9 and final 2 12.11, wasw or king15m out what the best he has worked this time in.
Life Less Ord nary also put in asterlng effort behind Winx on September 2 on the back of his excellent first-up performance.
H is work was the best of the morning effort on the course proper Tuesday when running over 10 0 0m in 1.08.50, with his last6m in 38.80 and final 2 in 11.9 it was very good work and the rei saw store forth horse. TOM MELBOURNE and COMIN THROUGH are both strong hopes for Wa l ler in the 14 0 0m Group 3 Bi Ritchie Handicap.
Tom Melbourne has been good in bot effort for his new ta iner,h el at st beaten by Happy Clapper nt he Group 2 Tramway Sake sat Rand wi ck on Sepember2ndhs improved again.
His work on Tuesday was tidy when timed over 10 0 0m in 1.08.40, with his last6m in 38.60 and final 2 in 12.13 when working with stable mate My Nordic Hero on the course proper, at15m out. He is my pick of the two. Comin Through was okay first-up when he beat stable mate Life Less Ordinary by a neck on August 19 at Randwick.
The four-year-old son of Fastnet Rock worked on the inside grass on Saturday c locking 54.80 for800m with a final 40 min 24.8 ith the markers out 8m out.
MEROVEE heads to Newcastle today to run in the Group 3 SpringS takes (16 0 0m) with an excellent chance of winning for Wa l ler.
H is second to Super Ex at Randwick on September 2 was very good and the Frankel/ More Straw berries colt
in great shape before working on the course proper Tuesday over 800, in 5 8.6 0. JOHN MOC