Red­kirk War­rior poised for bat­tle

The Sportsman Weekend - - The Trackwork Winners - WAR­REN HUNTLY

RED­KIRK WAR­RIOR has shown a dis­tinct lik­ing for rac­ing down the Flem­ing­ton straight course and he tuned up for to­mor­row’s Group 1 VRC Sprint with a solid per­for­mance in jumpout over about 800m last Fri­day.

Wear­ing a set of winkers, he dashed clear to win his heat eas­ily in the time of 49.04 which was just over one sec­ond quicker than the av­er­age for the morn­ing.

The team at Lind­say Park have elected to re­move the blink­ers and add the winkers to his race­day gear this week­end his straight track record alone dic­tates that he com­mands re­spect in the high qual­ity field. SANTA ANA LANE

looks to have taken no harm from his trip to Syd­ney to con­test The Ever­est and An­thony Freed­man ap­pears have him at the top of his game to con­test VRC Sprint.

The pow­er­fully built gal­loper had plenty up his sleeve on Tues­day morn­ing cov­er­ing 1000m in 1.09.78 and his fi­nal 400m in 24.12.

Freed­man has also given him a jumpout down the straight course since his re­turn from Syd­ney and he is sure to find­ing the line strongly.

MR SNEAKY, also pre­pared by An­thony Freed­man, is hold­ing his con­di­tion well and was kept up to the mark gal­lop­ing solo on Tues­day morn­ing.

He looked bright and fit af­ter clock­ing 1.10.23 for 1000m, 24.60 for his last 400m and had plenty of spring in his step head­ing back to Freed­man’s sta­bles.

With re­sent rac­ing un­der his belt he is at peak fit­ness and with looks well graded over 1400m Flem­ing­ton to­mor­row.

The Chris Waller-trained

LI­BRAN has been rac­ing in good form and heads to the Queen El­iz­a­beth Stakes for his next start.

Last Tues­day he worked strongly over 1200m cov­er­ing the jour­ney in 1.19.67 and his clos­ing 400m in 24.89.

Although he is yet to win a race this prepa­ra­tion, Waller has him look­ing in out­stand­ing or­der and he is ready to run to his best.

LOY­ALTY MAN has de­rived a good deal of im­prove­ment from his two runs from a lengthy break and the Mike Moroney­trained gal­loper heads to Flem­ing­ton to­mor­row con­tinue his prepa­ra­tion.

He quick­ened nicely at the end of work­out on Tues­day morn­ing to run 1200m in 1.23.67 and his last 400m 24.32.

Fol­low­ing runs at 1200m and 1400m he steps up to his pet dis­tance of 1600m and is ca­pa­ble im­prov­ing dra­mat­i­cally on his most re­cent form.

Red­kirk War­rior is ready to fire down the Flem­ing­ton straight in the Sprint to­mor­row.

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