As is the case most of the year, it was a busy week at the trials and jumpouts across Australia as the Summer racing 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, so here’s a list of runners that were highlighted
Tigger: Continued on the winning ways, making it 2/2 this prep
April Rain: She’s got Oaks written all over
Quantico: Primed to win and got there, just, over April Rain
Dimitri: Back to country grade for a maiden and can win
Mishani Fraudster: Saddle slipped, total forgive
Lopez: No more of her until further notice
Whypeeo: Closed off well, back on track perhaps?
Wise Hero: No more of him. Been really poor this prep
Lunar Light: Another from the Strathalbyn jumpout product line that Will Clarken loves to use
Poor Sam: Heavily backed and bolted up
Bound To Win: Two massive wins on the bounce. Flying
Chat: Race was over after three strides. Lovely ride from Kathy
Friday January 10:
Gosford: Mollycoddle R3 – Think she’s well over the odds at double figures
Sunshine Coast: Versetto R2 – Runs up to the trial, should win
Saturday January 11
Glen Innes: Penfold R2 – Was hoping stable would find a weak race…they’ve done that big time. Really keen
Gold Coast: Whypeeo R4 – Good last week, but harder tomorrow
Gold Coast: Exhilarates R6 – One of a couple that look value to beat the odds on pop. She’s going well
Kembla: Belucci Babe R3 – Very hard to beat off an impressive trial win at Canterbury
Kembla: Celandine R5 – If she gets cover from the gate, she’s right in the mix
Murray Bridge: Set To Sparkle R2 – Last 10-15 minutes of betting will tell you if she’s ready. Off the trial, I say yes
Murray Bridge: Just Zerene R5 – $1.20 chance if she runs up to the trial. Just wins if she reproduces that
Randwick: Savvy Ken R5 – Total forgive first up. Double figures seems acceptable
Sunday January 12
Benalla: Bold Arial R4 – Forget the first up run. Trialled too well to ignore off one run
Port Lincoln: Zeblan R1 – That set of Strathalbyn jumpouts from last month has produced several winners. This filly should be another
Port Lincoln: Strip Club R1 – Not sure she beats Zeblan, but the jumpout on Tuesday was impressive
Sale: Seemingly Discreet R1 – Good first up, hard to beat in a winnable maiden
Sunshine Coast: Mishani Fraudster R1 – Total forgive on debut when saddle slipped. Finds a weak race
NEW SOUTH WALES
Thursday January 9 (Randwick): Cellsabeel is a Maher/Eustace trained juvenile that won Heat 3 and I liked the way she put them away when given a reminder by Tommy Berry. Settled near the back before peeling wider and letting down strongly to get the job done. Looks a good prospect and keen to see her resume. Heat 12 saw Laburnum win and I thought she was outstanding under Josh Parr. Led throughout, ears pricked in the straight and seemingly had plenty left up the sleeve in fast time.
To view the Randwick trials click here
Tuesday January 7 (Bendigo): Like To Think So has always been one to impress at trials/jumpouts but I loved the way he went in Heat 1 this morning. Led throughout and ran very sharp time relative to the morning, making the well performed Miss Leonidas look second rate, so if Kym Hann can find a winnable race first up, say a 78 kind of race, I’ll be keen to bet up.
To view the Bendigo jumpouts click here
Friday January 10 (Flemington): Jury was well and truly out on Microphone after his Canterbury trial but the blinkers went on in Heat 1 at Flemington and he was much better, showing good early speed to lead and went on to win the jumpout in good fashion. Super Seth, the Caulfield Guineas winner, was in behind and worked to the line nicely.
To view the Flemington jumpouts click here
Tuesday January 7 (Port Lincoln): Long overdue that these jumpouts have been made public, and potentially for good reason, because Strip Club won Heat 3 and I thought this performance was very good, clearly better than what she produced in a trial on December 22.Was near the speed throughout and looked to be bolting on the line in winning. Down to debut on Sunday at the track, but bumps into a smart one I think in Zeblan. But off this jumpout win, think she’ll run well.
To view the Port Lincoln jumpouts click here