Bonny lass set to bounce back

The Sportsman Weekend - - The Trackwork Winners - WAR­REN HUNTLY

BON­NEVAL was deemed mildly lame by Racing Vic­to­ria ste­wards fol­low­ing last Saturday’s Caulfield Stakes but she has shown no signs of that in her sub­se­quent work.

Mur­ray Baker and An­drew Fors­man af­forded her a cou­ple of quiet days af­ter last week­end’s run be­fore Ker­rin McEvoy jumped aboard her this morn­ing.

She ap­peared to pull up well af­ter cov­er­ing 1400m in 1.37.94 and her last 400m 24.93 with Baker and McEvoy hav­ing no con­cerns re­gard­ing her ac­tion.

She is sure to rel­ish re­vert­ing back hand­i­cap con­di­tions in to­mor­row’s Caulfield Cup and boasts an out­stand­ing record at 2400m.

JON SNOW, also pre­pared by Baker and Fors­man, has come through last Saturday’s run in the Caulfield Stakes well and is right on target for


He looked strong and fit dur­ing Tuesday morn­ings light work­out fin­ish­ing off his ses­sion by cov­er­ing 800m in even time.

He is a proven qual­ity stayer and any rain that falls between now and Saturday only en­hance his prospects in the Group 1 stay­ing feature.

SPEC­TRO­SCOPE and ATARAXIA teamed up for a work­out on Tuesday morn­ing and James Cum­mings has both horses in great shape for their re­spec­tive as­sign­ments at Caulfield.

They got into their stride from the 1400m mark and built mo­men­tum as they ap­proached fin­ish­ing post to cover the trip in 1.38.61 and their fi­nal 400m 24.71.

Spec­tro­scope should ap­pre­ci­ate the step up to 2000m in Coongy Cup while Ataraxia faces his tough­est test to date in the Caulfield Claa­sic but should also ap­pre­ci­ate the 2000m jour­ney.

Cum­mings also paired up SPEED­WAY and BIG BLUE on Tuesday morn­ing in prepa­ra­tion for speed­way lin­ing up in to­mor­row’s Ethe­real Stakes and they were set a sim­i­lar task to Spec­tro­scope Ataraxia.

Both horses worked im­pres­sively and quick­ened nicely over the con­clud­ing stages to clock 1.36.81 for 1400m and 24.16 for their last 400m.

Speed­way, a daugh­ter of Street Cry, is deep into her prepa­ra­tion but ap­pears to be hold­ing her con­di­tion well and should give another great sight this week­end.

CRYS­TAL DREAMER has de­rived a good deal of ben­e­fit from his re­cent runs and train­ing part­ners Mathew Eller­ton and Si­mon Zahra have him close to his top for to­mor­row’s Caulfield Sprint.

He was kept up to the mark with a work­out over 800m on Tuesday morn­ing and had plenty of spring in his step af­ter cov­er­ing the dis­tance in 53.77 and his fi­nal 400m 24.86.

The son of Stra­tum is drawn for a nice run to­mor­row and is likely to go around at de­cent each-way odds.

Bon­neval is likely to run in the Caulfield Cup de­spite be­ing de­clared mildly lame af­ter her last start.

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