Day 1 of Breeze-Ups for the NZ Bloodstock Ready to Run 2YO Sale saw nearly 200 young horses gallop in near-perfect conditions.
They galloped on the course proper at Te Rapa with the final 200m of their work timed and filmed. Monday’s Breeze-Ups comprised 106 heats on a Dead 4 surface.
The day got off to a flying start with Heat 2 recording the fastest two times of the day. Working together, Lot 29 (Keeper – Heartache) and Lot 218 (Murtajill – Silent Smytzer), both from Bradbury Park, stopped the clock at 9.94 seconds and 9.95 seconds respectively.
The third fastest Lot of the day was Lot 435 (Iffraaj – Exquisitely), another from Bradbury Park, clocking 10.27 seconds when working with Lot 391 (Iffraaj – Coupon) from Mana Park who also ran a slick time of 10.34 seconds.
Among a host of eye-catching breeze-ups was Diamond Lodge’s Lot 167, a colt by hot young sire Northern Meteor that breezed in 10.30 seconds.
The well-bred Lot 241, an Encosta de Lago gelding out of a winning Irish-bred Danehill mare Starspangled, worked nicely with his Ascot Farm stablemate Lot 343, a colt by first season sire Nicconi. They hit the line together in 10.42 seconds.
A half-brother to recent Melbourne stakes winner Eclair Big Bang Lot 427 also impressed with his breeze up, recording a stylish 10.82 seconds.
Monday’s Breeze-Up times are available on the NZ Bloodstock website (www.nzb.co.nz). Clips for viewing and the free iPad application will be available from October 29.
DVD copies can be requested from firstname.lastname@example.org and will also be available from October 29.
This year’s Breeze-Ups will be aired lot-by-lot on TVN in Australia. Replays are scheduled for;
• Wednesday, October 30 – 6am
• Tuesday, November 12 – 6am
• Tuesday, November 19 – 6am
Day 2 Breeze-Ups will continue at Te Rapa on Tuesday with another 106 Heats scheduled from 10am.