CHAMPIONS MILE TRACKWORK

Trackwork video 04/05/2017


HELENE PARAGON – HK

Worked over 1200m on the main turf track under Sam Clipperton with recent Class 1 winner Midnight Rattler, recording 1m 20.5s (28.8, 28.7, 23.0).
Clipperton said: “He’s been going very well in the mornings, I’ve ridden him in two pieces of work in the past week or so and he’s impressed me quite a lot. He seems very sharp and he’s fit. His work suggests he’ll run a very bold race.”

RAPPER DRAGON – HK

Big-race rider Joao Moreira was in the plate for a turf gallop in company with Class 4 racer Ashkiyr. Clocked 1m 20.1s (27.5, 29.3, 23.3) for 1200m.
Moreira said: “There are only a few words I can say that do it justice – I wouldn’t want to be on any other horse. His gallop was exactly what you’d want three days out from a race.”

STORMY ANTARCTIC – GB

Cantered on the dirt, before paddock schooling – initially with blinkers off, then with blinkers applied.
Trainer Ed Walker said: “The track was a bit sloppy so we were happy for him to do no more than some steady work again this morning. Karis (Teetan) will come down in the morning and will gallop him on the turf, just to dash up 400 (metres). He’s fit and well and, really, tomorrow will just be stretching his legs and opening up his lungs.”

CONVEY – GB

Breezed over 400m in 31.1s on turf, before parade ring schooling.

CIRCUIT LAND – HK

Sent down the back straight with Class 4 galloper Gorgeous Again, stopping the clock in 50.3s (25.5, 24.8) over 800m under apprentice Dylan Mo.
Trainer Danny Shum said: “He’s doing good – he is happy and fresh but I know it is a very strong field. We will try our best and see what he can do. His last run, he was third, but it was just a third. It’s hard to win but we have to try. We are lucky to have Hugh Bowman to ride on Sunday, so that’s a plus. Long-term, we are hoping we can go to Korea for the Korea Cup over 1800m, if everything goes to plan.”

Trackwork videos will be available by noon the day after.
(videos of May 3 and 4 will be available on May 5)

Key Dates

  • March 20 - Free entries close
  • April 10 - Supplementary entries close
  • May 4 - Declarations to run