The Sportsman Weekend - - The Trackwork Winners - TIM PAYNE

PIERATA showed a touch of class when he held on to beat Ke­men­tari when re­sum­ing over 1200m in the Mis­sile Stakes a month ago and has trained on well since.

He strode out beau­ti­fully in a 900m bar­rier trial at Rose­hill last week and af­ter nice piece of work on the Pro Ride Satur­day, he gal­loped on Tues­day morn­ing on the Course Proper over 1000m in 1.05.33 with his fi­nal 400m in 24.73 and last 200m 12.07 without be­ing fully ex­tended.

Trainer Greg Hick­man has noth­ing but high praise for his four-year-old son of Pierro and af­ter draw­ing a good bar­rier, will prove hard to beat in the Tramway Hand­i­cap at Royal Rand­wick to­mor­row.

GOODFELLA showed a glimpse of his old form at his last run when, af­ter be­ing sent along to lead, he bat­tled on for third over 1400m a fort­night back.

He con­tin­ues to work well although he does need some urg­ing from his rider and on Tues­day morn­ing it was no ex­cep­tion when he gal­loped solo on the A Grass over 1200m in 1.18.81, his fi­nal 400m in 23.61 and last 200m in 11.79.

He steps out in race two to­mor­row over 1600m which his trainer Bjorn Baker be­lieves will suit and if he can get to the lead, will give a bold show­ing.

The Tony McEvoy-trained OOHOOD re­sumed in the Sil­ver Shadow Stakes at Rand­wick and af­ter get­ting a fair way back in the run, ran on okay for fourth on day when mak­ing ground out wide wasn’t an ad­van­tage.

She looked re­laxed on Satur­day morn­ing work­ing on the Pro Ride over 1000m in 1.10.08 with a fi­nal 400m in 27.14 and last 200m in 13.26 on the bri­dle.

She had her fi­nal gal­lop for week­end on Wed­nes­day and af­ter draw­ing a good bar­rier, will go close to win­ning the Fu­ri­ous Stakes.

Pierro filly PER­FECT PITCH didn’t have a lot of luck in her races last prepa­ra­tion but she has got abil­ity and could cause a sur­prise in race one to­mor­row.

Her gal­lop on the Course Proper on Tues­day was spot on and she had an easy trial last Fri­day over 1200m where fin­ished off nicely.

There’s not much of her but she can gal­lop and a nice race over the Spring is not be­yond her.

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