Lees team ready for the Au­tumn

The Sportsman Midweek - - Trackwork - ALAN GOLLOGLY

THE fol­low­ing five Kris Leestrained gal­lop­ers are be­gin­ning to up the ante at track­work as they pre­pare for their as­sault on rich Au­tumn Car­ni­val.

GRAFF, who won the Group 3 San Domenico in late Au­gust be­fore coura­geous plac­ings in the Group 2 Run To The Rose and 1 Golden Rose, has re­turned quite a tad heav­ier he has de­vel­oped into a mag­nif­i­cent spec­i­men.

The Star Wit­ness colt worked on the Beau­mont track on Satur­day morn­ing cov­er­ing 800m in a leisurely 54.95 with a fi­nal 600m in 40.40).

A crack at the Light­ning/ New­mar­ket dou­ble at Flem­ing­ton in late Fe­bru­ary and early March is likely to be on his agenda.

Also plan­ning to at­tempt the Group 1 dou­ble is classy mare IN HER TIME who, be­fore a spell, was beaten a head by Santa Ana Lane in the Group 1 VRC Clas­sic (1200m) at Flem­ing­ton.

The six year old has mixed it with the elite for the past two years and her ap­pear­ance sug­gests she will con­tinue to do so.

In Her Time cruised over 800m in 55.50 (40.00).

LE ROMAIN is the ul­ti­mate pro­fes­sional as his CV shows with seven wins and 15 plac­ings from 31 starts with earn­ings of $ 3,889,575 and three Group 1 vic­to­ries.

He has the choice of many races dur­ing Fe­bru­ary/ March/April and I am cer­tain the All- Star Mile in Mel­bourne is high in the peck­ing or­der given his pen­chant for the 1600m at Flem­ing­ton.

“The Ro­man” strolled over 800m in 54.75 be­fore quick­en­ing up for a last 600m in 38.95.

MISS FABULASS is look­ing just that and the Group 2 Tea Rose Stakes win­ner is set for an ex­cit­ing cou­ple of months.

The Group 2 Light Fin­gers (1200m) will be her open­ing run on Fe­bru­ary 16 fol­lowed two weeks later by the Group 1 Sur­round Stakes (1400m). I have al­ready booked my seat.

The daugh­ter of Frankel and Sa­man­tha Miss glided up 600m in 38.25 un­der a se­vere grip.

She now wears ear muffs at track­work and they seem to have curbed her ex­citable man­ners.

The star quin­tet ends with EL DO­RADO DREAM­ING, win­ner of the Group 1 Sires Pro­duce at Rand­wick in April last year.

The three year old filly had an in­ter­rupted Spring so­journ in Vic­to­ria but still man­aged plac­ings at Group 2 level in­clud­ing a su­perb third in the Wake­ful Stakes (2000m).

El Do­rado Dream­ing stretched her legs over 1000m in 1.13.90 (42.25) as she pre­pares for a tilt at the ATC Oaks April. An­other filly who will def­i­nitely grad­u­ate to A grade is REGINAE.

She ven­tured to Caulfield in late Septem­ber af­ter beat­ing Ranier at Royal Rand­wick three weeks ear­lier.

How­ever, the daugh­ter of All Too Hard had gone over the top and was im­me­di­ately spelled.

REGINAE looked sharp and keen as she worked up 600m in 38.30 in prepa­ra­tion for her bar­rier trial this week.

Other no­table work­outs this week were de­liv­ered by: DE­SIGNER MAID, EL CANO, JUVENTUS, MIMIC and TURNBERRY.

Graff has been work­ing well as he pre­pares for a re­turn to the track.

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