Kedah’s working well on the track
LAST start Newcastle winner KEDAH has continued to go forward and the daughter of Per Incanto looked a treat when galloping on Saturday morning.
All horses worked the reverse way over 600m on Beaumont surface (12m out) and Kedah scorched over 600m in 34.80, clearly the best of the session.
The filly is a likely starter on the Kensington track on Thursday in the three-yearold Benchmark 64 (1100m) and given a low draw she will be so dangerous.
Another star worker was ENVY OF ALL who clocked in at 35.50 and that was a top gallop as she was under restraint throughout.
Before a spell, the daughter of Your Song won at Ipswich and Royal Randwick over 1100m and a first-up assignment at Doomben in the next fortnight is Plan A.
Newcastle will host Cessnock Cup meeting tomorrow due to the country track being too firm for racing and a number of entered horses figured prominently at trackwork.
After pacework, CROWN SURFER (maiden, 1600m) brushed home in 36.70 without any pressure and the son of Redoute’s Choice was a picture health.
Although a tad disappointing last start at Muswellbrook, I do think he’ll bounce back on home soil.
DESIGNER MAID (Class 2, 900m) wasn’t out to break the clock but was comfortable during her 600m in 36.90 which followed an encouraging trial twelve days earlier.
The filly was impressive on debut at Taree in July before failing Warwick Farm and was immediately sent to the paddock. HERMOSA REWARD ( Benchmark 66, 1600m) is a model of consistency and despite a five month campaign the chestnut mare is in superb order.
She cantered for 1000m before cruising up 600m in 37.55 under a tight grip. POWER COMMAND (Class 1 1200m) maintains her fitness level and will give you a great sight on her home ground.
After warm up the inner track the daughter of Commands was under a vice-like hold when gliding up in 38.00. A very, very fit individual.
GHIBLI ( Lightning, 900m) used the Pro Ride and after being a tad slow off the mark, he clocked 37.00 without being asked for maximum effort.
This guy is a specialist over the short course scamper.
Last Tuesday’s Course Proper (17m out) gallops indicated the following horses should be followed in the next month: ARTICUS, MOANA MARIE, MISS POWERBELLE, RULING SYMBOL and TARTUFO BIANCO.
Articus (inside) is working well ahead of his next assignment.