First Class, the 2YO Bettor's Delight colt from former Bromac Lodge mare Amaretto Bromac (Falcon Seelster-Arma Class), is ready to debut in the $25,000 Breckon Farms Young Guns Heat at Auckland on Friday after winning his organised workout at the same venue last Friday.
He was tried in front by co-trainer Natalie Rasmussen in the 1700m heat, holding stablemate It's All About Faith, by a 1 1 /4 lengths in a 2:01.6 rate, quickening over his last 800m in 57.2s and his final 400m in 27.2s.
First Class, co-owned by Spankem's owners, Phil and Glenys Kennard, along with the Breckon Racing Syndicate, Gary and Keryn Woodham, and Jim and Anne Gibbs, was a $50,000 buy at February's NZ Bloodstock Yearling Sales.
Meanwhile, Al Guerrero, a colt by Alta Christiano (1:54.3, 13 wins from 18 starts for $309,139) from Armas Eclipse (Fully Loaded-Arma's Image, by Lordship-Armalight), from the same family as First Class, repeated his Pinjarra win of a week earlier in West Australia last Monday.
The Kyle Anderson-trained and Kyle Harper-driven pacer led from the seven gate and scored easily by 5.9 metres in a 1:58.7 rate for the 2185m.
Al Guerrero is the fifth foal, the fourth to race and fourth winner from his unraced dam Armas Eclipse.