As is the case most of the year, it was a busy week at the trials and jumpouts across Australia as the Autumn Carnival approaches, 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, so here’s a list of runners that were highlighted
Super Oasis: Bless her
Plaquette: Confirmed what was seen at the trials and the start prior
Laburnum: Think she can warm the pine now
September Run: Ordinary ride sealed her fate
Lunar Light: She’s flying
Spend: Don’t sack him off that run
Cup Night: Was a good thing off the trials and won accordingly
Just Hifalutin: Not the flashest of wins, but still won
Super Cyclone: Weak again. One run is enough to get rid of him
Seraglio: Forget she went around
Kaakit Akit: Heavily backed and bolted in
Baaqah: Did plenty wrong, but I’ve had enough of her
Friday February 7
Port Lincoln: Zeblan R1 – Short but should win
Moonee Valley: Maktabba R10 – Looks a race in two between it and Rainbow Girl
Saturday February 8
Caulfield: Muntaseera R3 – Think the Preview fillies are B Grade. She’s A Grade. Keen on her
Caulfield: Hanseatic R4 – Race in two between it and Rulership. I’m leaning the way of the latter, just
Caulfield: Microphone R5 – If he can’t put these away, retirement has to be on the cards, or the ultimate operation
Caulfield: Avilius R8 – I think he’s clearly the value in the Orr at double figures
Caulfield: Sylvia’s Mother R9 – Bet of the day if she can overcome gate one
Morphettville: Autumn Splendour R3 – D-Day and you’re getting a good price
Morphettville: Lake District Girl R7 – Prefer to watch than back
Pinjarra: Convalesce R7 – I think he’s the value for sure in the 2YO Magic Millions
Sha Tin: Smart Wongchoy R1 – Was formerly known as Smart As Ever. Trialled like an absolute bomb back in July before being sold
Warwick Farm: Quiet Riot R3 – Sharp debut win, but this is a good test
Warwick Farm: Jor El R4 – More than happy to have something on each way
Warwick Farm: Encountabull R5 – Primed for the feature race but bumps into a potential star
Warwick Farm: Larimer Street R5 – Definitely the one at odds I can entertain
Warwick Farm: Bella Nipotina R5 – Runs well, but doubt she wins
Warwick Farm: Cellsabeel R5 – Barring bad luck, she wins
Warwick Farm: Tight Ropes R5 – One to watch for later on. Not sure she wins
Warwick Farm: Think It Over R6 – Outstanding resumption. Good test here though
Warwick Farm: God Of Thunder R9 – Really hard to beat
Sunday February 9
Flemington: Magnavale R7 – Trialled brilliantly and for mine is value at the double figures
Tuesday February 11
Hawkesbury: Patrina R4 – Excellent debut, bigger track suits
Lismore: Vivid Fortress R3 – You’ll see below the trial from earlier this week. Should win
NEW SOUTH WALES
Thursday February 6 (Randwick): Nature Strip likely wins the Lightning, but is well found in the all in market. I think the early bet is for Redzel to run top three. He’s flying I think for Team Snowden. Won Heat 2 this morning and was trucking in front, running very fast time without really being extended. He’s spot on for next Saturday. I was also impressed by the Heat 5 win of I Am Superman, who was given an ordinary steer in the Golden Eagle. Now with Team Snowden, he sat on speed throughout in the trial and under light riding, he looked pretty good to the eye and can win a nice race this time in.
Tuesday February 4 (Cranbourne): Riddle Me That currently holds the title as the most impressive trialler of 2020. Gee he looked outstanding in Heat 8. Was bolting throughout under Stackhouse before going through his gears in the straight to win the trial. Visually, very sharp, and the clock backed it up. He ran around 32.5 for the final 600m under no pressure. He’ll be winning races for sure with the right placement. Hey Happy is a former kiwi who is now with Patrick Payne and a maiden win is his for the taking this prep if his Heat 19 trial win is any guide. Was spotting the two in front, including the handy stayer Beau Balmain, 5+ lengths in the straight but under little riding, closed off strongly to win the trial while the two in front were pushed out.
Thursday February 6 (Terang): Anjana finds herself with Lindsey Smith and he looks like he’s got another tried horse flying. She won Heat 5 and while she didn’t beat anything special, she looked to move very well under no pressure and won in solid time for the morning. I’m sure she’ll be competitive in sprint races for the Mares during the Carnival. Skelm is flying for Terry Kelly and he was kept up to the mark with a strong hitout in Heat 15. Didn’t have the blinkers and was pushed out by Johnny Allen but did respond quite well. He’s on track to win again.
Monday February 3 (Gold Coast): Fortification had his first public hitout for Team Guy after formerly being with Gwenda Markwell. Sweated up noticeably in Heat 3 and was wide throughout but still looked to travel well and went on to win in fast time. Looks like the stable will have fun with him up there. Heat 9 saw an unraced Edmonds runner in Vivid Fortress lead throughout and gee he looked outstanding. Led throughout, smashed the clock despite being throttled down the final 75m, and it’s clear that the blinkers really switched her on. She’ll make a winning debut on Tuesday if she runs up to that effort. Gentlemen’s Words had his first trial for the Edmonds camp and off his Heat 10 win, he’ll break his maiden in the not too distant future. Tucked in behind the speed before being given clear air off the leaders backs and went through his gears quite nicely. The final trial, Heat 15, was over 900m and Vibrant City was impressive. Unraced type that was outside a good speed before being clicked up at the top of the straight and winning by a space in very fast time.
Tuesday February 4 (Strathalbyn): Will Clarken has made it no secret that if he likes using the Strathalbyn jumpouts to get his horses fit for a first up win and he produced several nice types at this set. Two I want to mention, firstly Cazabillie, a talented mare who won Heat 3. She led throughout and gave a good kick when asked to respond, winning well, and she looks on track. Empire State had two trials in the Winter before being spelled. Back now and he won Heat 5. Was wide throughout and pushed at by Pannell but liked the way he responded and he went on to win the jumpout. He looks like he will appreciate 1400m+ in time.