The Sportsman Weekend - - The Trackwork Winners - TIM PAYNE

AQUA D’IVINA, from the Matthew Smith sta­ble, has shown plenty of courage in her last two wins and she will be given her chance in Group com­pany at Flem­ing­ton to­mor­row when she runs in the Group 2 Ma­tri­arch Stakes (2000m).

She has been com­ing along nicely since her last start and af­ter a good piece of work Satur­day, gal­loped on the Pro Ride on Tues­day over 1200m in 1.23.27 with her last 600m in 38.72 and fi­nal 200m 12.25 on the bri­dle.

She is peak con­di­tion and ex­pect a bold show­ing from her to­mor­row.

PIER­ATA was bril­liant win­ning the Syd­ney Stakes on Ever­est day and no doubt the blink­ers worked won­ders with this four-year-old son of Pierro.

Trainer Greg Hick­man has kept him tick­ing over with a nice trial last week at Royal Rand­wick and on Tues­day, he worked solo on the Pro Ride over 1000m in 1.07.78 with the fi­nal 400m in 24.84 and last 200m 11.71.

He runs in the Group 1 VRC Sprint Clas­sic at Flem­ing­ton to­mor­row and will be very hard to beat.

The Steve En­gel­brecht-trained mare HIGH­WAY didn’t do a lot at her last start but she wasn’t far away at the fin­ish.

On Tues­day morn­ing, she worked on the A Grass over 1000m in 1.06.79, her fi­nal 400m in 23.04 and last 200m in 11.46.

She is go­ing well and could turn her form around in race six at Rose­hill Gar­dens to­mor­row.

Sta­ble­mate GOLDFINCH is very speedy and I’m sure if she can lead on her own to­mor­row, she will give a kick at the fin­ish and go close to win­ning race nine.

On Tues­day, she gal­loped on the A Grass over 1000m in 1.11.32 with her fi­nal 400m in 22.24 and last 200m in 11.1.

James Cummings has two promis­ing fil­lies in the first race at Rose­hill and both will run well.

EXHILARATES worked on the Pro Ride over 800m in 54.16 with a fi­nal 200m in 11.52 while KIAMICHI worked over the same course and dis­tance clock­ing 53.03 with the last 200m in 12.33.

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