Force to Strike a win­ning pose

The Sportsman Weekend - - The Trackwork Winners - WAR­REN HUNTLY

STRIKE FORCE is rac­ing in good form and the Mike Moroney-trained gal­loper has shown a dis­tinct lik­ing for rac­ing at Moonee Val­ley.

He was kept up to the mark on Thurs­day morn­ing cov­er­ing 1400m in 1.1.39.76 with his fi­nal 400m 25.57.

He strikes a strong field to­mor­row but is in ter­rific or­der and ready to run to his best.

ALBURQ, also pre­pared by Moroney, per­formed well in the Magic Mil­lions twoyear-old Clas­sic at Bal­larat and son of Ru­bick has come through that race well.

He looked bright and fit cruis­ing over 1000m in even time late last week ap­pears to be thriv­ing dur­ing his first rac­ing prepa­ra­tion.

He has al­ways dis­played a high de­gree of nat­u­ral abil­ity and is sure to give an­other great sight at Moonee Val­ley to­mor­row.

Moroney has BARTHELONA com­ing to hand well for a sum­mer cam­paign and he looked good win­ning a jumpout over about 800m last Fri­day.

He dom­i­nated his heat from the front to clock a win­ning time of 48.55 with THIRD COM­ING, trained by Mark Ka­vangh also run­ning well to fin­ish sec­ond.

Both horses look in great shape kick off their sum­mer cam­paigns the near fu­ture and should be worth keep­ing on side when they re­sume shortly.

ITAL­IAN WIT­NESS, a two year old daugh­ter of Star Wit­ness from the Lind­say Park op­er­a­tion, recorded 47.98 in win­ning quick­est of the jumpouts run over ap­prox­i­mately 800m last Fri­day and con­nec­tions ap­pear to have a ready-made ju­ve­nile on their hands.

She trav­elled com­fort­ably and worked strongly through the line to win the heat from BISHOP ROCK and TAL­ENTED who were also re­spon­si­ble for en­cour­ag­ing per­for­mances.

The horses men­tioned look ready to run well when make their de­buts in the weeks ahead.

TIN HAT and YU­LONG WAIN, from the James Cum­mings Peter and Paul Snow­den stables re­spec­tively, were a cou­ple of oth­ers to stand out dur­ing last Fri­day’s jumpouts.

They crossed the line to­gether in one of fastest heats of the morn­ing to stop the clock 48.07 for the dis­tance about 800m.

Tin Hat has al­ready proved com­pet­i­tive against strong com­pany and looks to have de­vel­oped nicely dur­ing his re­cent break while Yu­long Wain also looks to be pro­gress­ing well lead­ing into his sec­ond rac­ing prepa­ra­tion.

The Mike Moroney-trained Barthelona is on track to im­press over the sum­mer.

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