Purcell’s Lady well suited to Sandown task
TOMORROW’S Le Pine Funerals Hcp (1000m) at Sandown looks well within the grasp of the Aaron Purcelltrained LADY ESPRIT.
She’s been racing in great heart of late and continues to thrive in training with a solid gallop on Tuesday, working over 800m in 52.65 and 24.22 last 400m, without ever really being extended at any stage.
Loves this distance and already a winner of two from three here. Each-way all day!
Speed demon DANUKI worked extremely well during the week on his home track at Caulfield.
Clocked over 1000m in a time of 1.03.12, last 400m 23.75 and 11.64 furlong split. No excuses fitness wise, he’s one to take on trust.
Watch the market moves for the Mick Price-trained two-year-old BRITISH MEDIUM in race one over 1000m at Sandown.
By the allconquering Snitzel, the colt ran an even trial recently at Cranbourne, showing early toe and knocking up over the last 100m. He will be much better for the hitout
Track work on Tuesday morning was excellent, in company. Went through his paces over 600m, clocking 38.18 and a slick last 400m sectional of 23.28 and appeared to have their measure.
Big watch also on the Tony Vasil-trained CORONEL, who was highly fancied on debut when unplaced in the listed Debutant Stakes.
The colt has since trialled second at Cranbourne and reported to be working very well on the training track.
Best worker of the three Caulfield runners contesting race two over 1300m is Poet’s Corner.
Up in class here, but he’s improving with every run and he’ll contest this a very fit horse on the day. On Tuesday morning he strode over 800m in 49.06 and 23.13 last 400m, excellent work.
KASI FARASI was impressive on debut. Galloped over 1000m, home last 600m in 38.15.
Softest of trials for the talented BELLEGANO, resuming off two recent trials this month. Should sprint well fresh.
Expected HEAVENLY DESCENT to go a lot better than her last start fifth. She’s been up for while now and might be better suited to the step to 1600m in race three tomorrow.
Solid gallop on Tuesday morning, when working over 1200m in 1.20.22 and 23.92 last 400m. try her on both totes.
Alinghi’s grandson ROAR has been racing in great heart this time and there’s no reason he won’t perform well again when presented in race four over the mile.
Robert Smerdon hasn’t done much with him since scoring last Fridayat Cranbourne, however, he’ll be rock hard fit on the day and there to win if good enough.
Just a soft trial for ATONE, who’ll be out to make it two from two. Monitor moves for him closely.
Excellent return to racing by the Andrew Noblettrained TELL THE TRUTH, who looks a real live hope in race five.
Might need another run, but he can definitely figure prominently here and is one to black book this time in.
On Tuesday morning he wasn’t knocked about when working over 1000m, home last 400m in 24.20.