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.
Busy past seven days, so here’s a list of runners that were highlighted
Versetto: He’ll improve with the run
Mollycoddle: Sound debut in a strong race, can win soon
Savvy Ken: He’s warming the pine until further notice
Just Zerene: Brilliant. She can go on with it now
Set To Sparkle: Lake market moves suggested she’d need the run and that’s how it panned out
Celandine: Clear air and she wins. Unlucky
Belluci Babe: Backed as if unbeatable and duly saluted
Exhilarates: Outstanding in defeat behind a high class galloper
Whypeeo: Track was too shifty by the time his race jumped, but he’s running out of excuses/chances
Penfold: That Glen Innes track looked a cow paddock. Can win soon
Mishani Fraudster: Just ran out of puff late
Seemingly Discreet: Top of the straight, no betting, but gee she was weak late
Zeblan: On face value, ordinary despite running second
Strip Club: Stuck on pretty well and can win one
Bold Arial: Appreciated a fast speed and finished right over the top
Parche: Slow to recover…and the horse was as well. Gee whiz that was a let down after such an impressive trial
Paleontologist: 2/2 now. He might be handy
Friday January 17:
Canterbury: Plaquette R4 – Think is overs in a tricky maiden at double figures
Canterbury: Quantico R8 – Can win, but gee is short enough
Saturday January 18
Camperdown: Think Bleue R7 – One last chance to show something positive in such a winnable race
Camperdown: Fast Fever R8 – Nearing D-Day for him as well
Ascot: Convalesce R3 – $6 is a price I’m more than happy to take
Flemington: Just Hifalutin R8 – Trialled up very well and has been supported, which is good to see
Kembla: Exact Replica R2 – Bigger track suits. Wet track though a query
Murray Bridge: Lunar Light R4 – Finds a winnable race again to follow the first up win
Murray Bridge: Lake District Girl R7 – Trialled up sharp, just depends what pressure is on in front
Rosehill: Return With Honour R1 – Bumps into two smart ones but has the right racing pattern for the Rosehill 1100m
Rosehill: Beyliks R1 – Wet track is the concern, but has trialled up super
Rosehill: Cellsabeel R1 – She’s the one to beat IMO in the race off two very impressive trials after an outstanding debut
Rosehill: Laburnum R7 – One soft trial on wet ground is the query
NEW SOUTH WALES
Monday January 13 (Wyong): Decent set of trials at Wyong this morning. First one that caught my eye was Patrina, who won Heat 5. Five year old mare that is yet to race, so clearly has had her issues, but she looks talented if this trial win is any guide. Loved the way she moved on speed when winning and had plenty to offer to the eye. Atherton…he might be a barrier trial star. Want to give him one more look at the races because his Heat 7 win was one of the best of the morning. The change up speed when asked was excellent and he ran the fastest time of the morning for the 1000m heats. Henschel hasn’t done much in two career outings, but this prep that could all change based on his Heat 15 win. Led throughout and despite being on one rein, he still dashed clear and ran fast time in doing so. If the stable finds a maiden in the country, more than happy to bet up.
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Tuesday January 14 (Rosehill): The big guns were out on display early, but the one that impressed me came in Heat 11 via Mir, a Team Hawkes trained son of Deep Field who ran sizzling time to win on debut at Hawkesbury. Tipped out soon after and this trial win was very good. On speed throughout then when given a reminder by Avdulla, the response was instant. He’s one of a few up and comers for the stable that are trialling super.
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Wednesday January 15 (Kembla Grange): I think she’s pretty good Think It Over and potentially is on the Provincial Championships path, which is what Kerry Parker did say after she won in her lone run for the stable last prep. She contested Heat 4 this morning and though pushed out by Jay Ford, she attacked the line strongly and won well. Bit of a way to go before she gets to the bigger stage, but heading in the right direction.
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Tuesday January 14 (Tatura): The Hayes/Dabernig team always take advantage when there are trials at Tatura and they were well represented this morning. Heat 8 is where I want to start with a couple of 2YO fillies in Bella Nipotina and Baqyaah, who ran 1/2 in this trial. Both were on speed throughout and each looked to go about their business very nicely. Potentially Blue Diamond Preview next week? The most impressive winner of the morning was clearly Maktabba, who won Heat 11 by a space under Regan Bayliss. Led throughout but what impressed me is that Regan barely asked for an effort and she showed a brilliant turn of foot to dash clear in fast time. Has form around some good types from the Spring, so keen to see where she goes.
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Wednesday January 15 (Horsham): He’s hard to place given his rating, but I think Man From Uncle is flying and can win a race if placed to advantaged. He won Heat 1 this morning and led throughout under Jess Eaton to win in good style in solid enough time relative to the morning. He’s a tricky one given his rating, which means he likely has to contest tough races, but if the stable can find a winnable one, perhaps in Adelaide, he can win.
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Thursday January 16 (Kyneton): Hunamosa was just too bad to be true last week at Sandown so Luke Oliver sent him straight back to the jumpouts here and he was very impressive in winning Heat 14. Sat on speed throughout before getting wide on the turn, but balanced up and was under a hold to go on and win, making the handy Archie Alexander mare Raffine look second rate.
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Friday January 17 (Flemington): Couple of high quality youngsters caught my attention this morning. Heat 3 saw the Blue Diamond favourite Hanseatic step out and he looks to have come back well. Just behind the speed before getting a gap at the top of the straight and going through his gears under a hold to win the trial with something in reserve. Heat 4 saw Spend trial, a three year old for Team Hawkes that won on debut during the Sydney Winter. Gee he looks a good mover, closing off strongly from behind the two leaders. Not sure what races are in store for him during the Autumn but wouldn’t shock me at all if he won a good one.
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Monday January 13 (Lark Hill): Two year olds in WA don’t trial much better than what Convalesce produced in Heat 3. He was under triple wraps from McGruddy in the straight and went on to win the trial, albeit in slow time, but clearly had more to give and it was a lovely piece of work in readiness for the debut on Saturday. Cup Night dodged the Summer Carnival and it looks to have paid dividends because he looked outstanding in winning Heat 5. Tucked in behind the speed throughout before cutting back to the inside and under his own steam went through the gears to win impressively in sharp time.
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