Zourkhan primed land a hat-trick

The Sportsman Weekend - - THE TRACKWORK WINNERS - JOHN MOC

ZOURKHAN has been in ca­reer best form win­ning his last two starts, the lat­est at Rand­wick on Oc­to­ber 6 beat­ing sta­ble­mate Ab­don by a length and a quar­ter on a heavy 9 track.

He goes to Rand­wick to­mor­row for the ATC La Bo­heme Pinot Noir Rose Hand­i­cap (1800m) and trainer Chris Waller has en­gaged Bren­ton Av­dulla to ride the in-form Shamardal geld­ing.

His work on the Pro Ride last Satur­day was good as usual when timed over 1000m in 1:10.20, with a fi­nal 400m in 24.70, was pleas­ing work.

Zourkhan should bring up a hat-trick at head­quar­ters on the week­end where his trainer had four of the nine run­ners en­gaged.

SEXY EYES will ap­pre­ci­ate the big drop in weight in

ATC Sch­weppes Hand­i­cap (1400m) at Royal Rand­wick to­mor­row.

Her two runs this time in have re­sulted in two sec­onds with the lat­est one on the Kens­ing­ton track Oc­to­ber 17 when beaten a half-length.

She car­ried big weight on that oc­ca­sion and was still mak­ing ground com­ing from sev­enth at the 400m.

The Writ­ten Ty­coon mare is also en­gaged at Can­ter­bury tonight.

She worked well in the on­side grass on Tues­day morn­ing run­ning 1:8.10 for 1000m, with a fi­nal 400m in 24.50, work­ing 5m out on a slow track. It was good work all up.

She can win ei­ther race for Chris Waller who is great at back­ing horses up and he will pick the right race to run in.

SAMBRO can win at Rand­wick in the ATC Ro­brick Lodge Fi­lante Hand­i­cap (1400m) to­mor­row for Chris Waller and Tommy Berry.

He has now had the two runs this prepa­ra­tion and was a win­ner third-up last prepa­ra­tion.

Sambro worked on the in­side grass, 5m out, a slow track over 1000m Tues­day morn­ing run­ning 1:11.50 with a fi­nal 400m in a good 24.50 and it get­ting fit­ter with every gal­lop.

SAVACOOL and RAQEEQ are both trained by Chris Waller and will run in the ATC Cel­lar­bra­tions Hand­i­cap (2000m) at Rand­wick to­mor­row and have win­ning prospects.

Savacool is back­ing up af­ter a good win on the Kens­ing­ton track where Sav­abeel mare won by two lengths go­ing away from sta­ble­mate MISS SHANTI won Oc­to­ber 17.

Raqeeq, mean­while, is very fit af­ter eight runs this prepa­ra­tion, his lat­est a third to Cos­mol­o­gist at Rand­wick on Oc­to­ber 6 beaten two lengths on a Heavy 9 which does not suit the Champs Ely­ees five-year-old im­port.

He only worked slowly on Tues­day morn­ing can­ter­ing two laps on the B Track but is a good worker when re­quired.

CHARGE goes to Moonee Val­ley on ei­ther Fri­day or Satur­day for Chris Waller and Hugh Bow­man and has good win­ning prospects.

Charge will ap­pre­ci­ate the drop in grade from a last start fifth on the Group 2 ATC Ro­man

Con­sul be­hind Se­sar on Oc­to­ber 6 on a Heavy 9 track at Rand­wick.

FAST TRAIN has a win­ning hope tonight at Can­ter­bury for Ger­ald Ryan and Bren­ton Av­dulla.

His last two gal­lops have been ter­rific, last Satur­day he worked on the Pro Ride over 1200m in 1:21.59, his last 400m in 23.54.

Tues­day’s ef­fort was good as well when work­ing on the in­side grass, re­verse way, a slow track over 1200m 1:27.08 and slip­ping home a fi­nal 200m on 11.96. It was best of the morn­ing ef­fort. IN­VIC­TUS WAR­RIOR

can break his maiden sta­tus on Fri­day night at Can­ter­bury in the ATC Jam­beroo Park Ac­tion Plate (1900m) for Chris Waller sta­ble where the Red­oute’s Choice three-year-old colt has come up bar­rier one.

His re­cent trial be­hind sta­ble­mate Or­cein beaten a half-length on Oc­to­ber 3 at War­wick Farm was good.

This has been fol­lowed up with a good work out on the Pro Ride over 1000m in 1:10.30

fi­nal 400m 23.50.

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