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Light Build-Up for Gr1 Hope

Wednesday, 16th August 2017

Awapuni trainer Lisa Latta says Five To Midnight will have just the one lead-up run before the Gr1 Livamol Classic on the final day of the Hawke's Bay carnival (7 October), reports NZ Racing Desk. Five To Midnight will resume in the Listed Metric Mile on his home track on 16 September, and Latta is confident he will then strip at peak fitness for the Hastings feature. "He'll have another trial and a jump-out and that should all have him spot on," Latta said. The New Zealand-bred son of Aquis Farm stallion Domesday made his first trial appearance at Waverley last week when he finished midfield in a 1000m heat. "The track was pretty testing so it was hard to get a line on him, but he pulled up well," Latta said. A winner of 5 of his 22 starts, Five To Midnight finished his 4YO season on a high when landing the Listed Hawke's Bay Gold Cup (2200m) at Hastings in April.

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