Hawkes sprinter primed for first-up G2 tilt

The Sportsman Weekend - - The Trackwork Winners -

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

Tom Mel­bourne

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