As is the case most of the year, it was a busy week at the trials and jumpouts across Australia as the Spring Carnival is here, with some progressive types stepping out in readiness for their campaigns.
I’ve looked at the available trials and jumpouts for the week and have come up with a few to follow heading forward over the next few weeks.
RECENT RESULTS: Busy past seven days. Started last Friday at Bendigo with Artworks, who was well backed but looked very new to the caper and didn’t appear happy inside horses. Forgive and forget. Was a busy Saturday, with a stack of runners. Starting at Randwick; Libertini was outstanding, running up to the impressive trials. Tenley in the same race was a bit flat, but could bounce back up in trip. Cascadian produced an excellent first up run from an Epsom Handicap perspective. Verry Elleegant…jury is somewhat out, but want to give her another look. At Morphettville, Roccabascerana was well backed and bolted up. Mick Minervini had his first runner from his Newcastle base with Calipari and it was impressive in winning. At the Valley, Hawker Hurricane was good in an unsuitable race. Oristano debuted at Belmont and with clear air runs third. Looks a nice horse and will win a race with the right placement. Palurien and Shamwow both resumed on Wednesday and you’d have to mark them down as disappointing, though Palurien was wide throughout and Shamwow was on a bog track. Jenja resumed on Thursday at Northam, was heavily backed and never looked like getting beat under Pike.
Saturday August 31
Caulfield: Steel Prince R4 – Trialled well, but can’t get him fav first up. Should be $7-8+
Caulfield: Everyday Lady R6 – She goes in the quaddie for sure and could have something small e/w
Caulfield: Fidelia R7 – Trialled well, jumped out well on Monday…she’s come back well
Caulfield: Zizzis R7 – Trialled well last week. Looks silly odds
Caulfield: Night’s Watch R9 – Hard to beat off the trials and form
Caulfield: Mighty Lucky R9 – Stable is going like an absolute busted, but this horse has trialled very well
Eagle Farm: Xanthus R6 – Tricky gate, race with a bit of depth, but has trialled up nicely twice
Hawkesbury: Asiago R5 – Hope they run at Newcastle on Tuesday
Rosehill: Grey Lion R6 – Doesn’t want the track too wet
Sunday September 1
Geelong: Lady Magnus R7 – $13 atm in the market. Think she drifts, but her jumpout was great
Tuesday September 3
Newcastle: Foxborough R7 – On an Oaks path, keen to see how she goes
NEW SOUTH WALES
Tuesday August 27 (Randwick): Gee how well did Classique Legend trial in Heat 1 behind Sunlight. McEvoy couldn’t have held the grey back anymore, before slipping a bit of rein the last 75m and just loved the way he attacked the line. He’s my early pick for the Everest. If the track is Soft or better, Grey Lion will take some beating on Saturday given how he trialled in Heat 2. He was trucking under Kathy and closed off with real purpose under no pressure. The form guide will say Duchess Of Lennox and her trials have been just fair, but I liked what I saw late in Heat 3. Was out the back and not asked for an effort by Bowman but she ran to the line and through it strongly. Race like the Matriarch would be perfect. Signore Fox looks a very happy horse if Heat 12 is any guide. He was tucked in behind the speed throughout and under a really good hold from J Mac in the 742m trial. Keen to see what level he can get to.
To view the Randwick trials click here
Monday August 26 (Cranbourne): Robbie Griffiths has Fidelia flying and I think she’ll run a very positive race on Saturday if Heat 3 is any guide. Sat off the speed in the run and wasn’t asked for any effort, but finished off her trial with real purpose and looked very good. Better suited at 1400-1600m, but that’s two impressive efforts at the trials. She’ll run well I’m sure.
To view the Cranbourne jumpouts click here
Monday August 26 (Lark Hill): If they can find a maiden for Wilchino first up, it’ll just about be a case of any price. She was a standout at this set of trials, winning Heat 4 by a space under Pike. Led most of the way and what I found impressive was the change up speed. Pike just livened her up a touch and she quickly put a couple of lengths on her rivals, drawing right away late, winning by a space and running really good time.
To view the Lark Hill trials click here