Hawkes gal­loper ca­pa­ble of mak­ing amends

The Sportsman Weekend - - The Trackwork Winners -


FIRST­HAND had some ex­cuse when beaten first-up and should be given an­other chance in race six at Rand­wick to­mor­row over 1200m.

The Star Wit­ness fiveyear-old got too far back last time af­ter jump­ing awk­wardly and you can ex­pect him to be much closer to the lead­ers to­mor­row.

The Hawkes-trained gal­loper came from 11th at the 400m to fin­ish third to Chalk at Rand­wick, beaten 0.7 lengths on Oc­to­ber 7.

He car­ried 59.5kg that day com­pared to only 56 to­mor­row with a 3kg claim for ap­pren­tice Blaike McDougall and should just about win.

He looked fit and well be­fore work­ing on Tues­day morn­ing on the inside grass, rail out 10m, over 1000m in 1.07.54 with his last 600m 37.95 and fi­nal 200m in 11.75.

That was win­ning work from the smart sprinter. The Chris Waller trained

SPARKY LAD looks well placed to win to­mor­row at Rand­wick in race one over 1400m.

He ran a cred­itable race last start in class record time when third to Good­fella, and that horse came out

won again at Rand­wick last Satur­day.

The Smart Mis­sile three­year-old’s work is al­ways sharp and on Tues­day morn­ing it was no dif­fer­ent fin­ish­ing off his pace­work with a fi­nal 800 in 54 sec­onds.

The best part was his fi­nal 200m which com­pleted in 11.96 with the mark­ers out 10m.

DAGNY is ready to win af­ter three runs back from a 14 week spell and he looks

very good chance in race two over 1500m at Rand­wick for the Waller camp.

The Darci Brahma fiveyear-old went well enough last Satur­day over 1400m when fourth to Im­prove­ment af­ter he blun­dered at the start.

She looked in ex­cel­lent or­der on Thurs­day morn­ing, work­ing over 1000m on the pro ride track in 1.10.50 (40.22). and I’m ex­pect­ing a big run from the mare. GAM­BLER’S BLUES

will be first-up to­mor­row for trainer Tim Martin in race five over 1400m and has strong prospects.

His half length sec­ond to Redzel in a 1000m trial at Rose­hill was great, run­ning 58.90 on the course proper.

His work was okay on Tues­day morn­ing when run­ning over 1000m the inside grass (out 10m) in 1.10 with his last 600m 39.42 and fi­nal 200m in 12.48 without pres­sure and had some­thing left re­serve for this week­end. At Can­ter­bury tonight,

DESTINY’S OWN should be value in an at­tempt to break his maiden in the race four over 1550m.

Af­ter fail­ing the Maribyrnong Plate, Se­poy colt re­turned with three suc­ces­sive plac­ings at the provin­cials for trainer Ger­ald Ryan.

His gal­lop on Tues­day morn­ing, work­ing 10m out, was fin­ished off with a fi­nal 600m in 36.96 and last 400m 23.86 fi­nal

200m 11.83 which was very good work from a maiden.

INTUERI lines up at Can­ter­bury tonight in race five over 1550m, the same course and dis­tance of his last start win.

While I haven’t timed him he looked in good shape on Mon­day morn­ing when work­ing slow and the Hawkes trained four-yearold has a big chance of re­peat­ing the dose.

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