Day At The Track

Ultimate Machete could make Auckland Cup night

07:55 AM 01 Dec 2018 NZDT
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Mark and Natalie are hopeful that while Ultimate Machete won’t make the Auckland Cup field on December 31 he will be racing that night.

He could be a starter in the Free for All on the same program at the moment only set for Elle Mac among All Stars runners.

“He is progressing well enough for us to think he will make that race” Mark said

“He would have a trial before hand and we are hoping he and Thefixer can be up in in Auckland later in the month”

‘They could then both go on to Australia after the Cambridge meeting where TheFixer is set down to have his next race”

No risks were taken with Thefixer after his NZ Cup triumph because of the foot problem he had had leading up to that race. He has spent time on the water walker since but the good news is that there is no sign of any problem with the foot.

He would also trial before heading north and then run in the Cambridge Flying Mile before heading to Australia.

Ultimate Machete, one time Cup favourite, had his Cup plans aborted after he failed to fire in his final lead up races. He was suffering from a foot problem which has responded well to treatment.

Given the current depth in open class ranks in Australia he would have been a major player in the Inter Dominion championships and certainly will be in races like the Victoria and Hunter Cups and other autumn features.

No decision has been made on who else may venture to Australia as it will be determined by upcoming form

Fingers crossed.

Mark is very pleased with the way Enhance Your Calm has returned to full work. He resumed at the end of Cup week and is progressing well.

“He looks magnificent. He has really done well with that break “ Mark noted


Courtesy of All Stars Racing Stables

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