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
Plaquette: Coming winner for sure in provincial grade
Quantico: Wide no cover, but poor. Perhaps wet track the negative?
Fast Fever: Can win one soon, but won’t be with me on
Think Bleue: Looking for more ground now. One more chance up in trip
Laburnum: Better for the run
Cellsabeel: Wow. Hugely impressive
Beyliks: Dry tracker he is I think
Return With Honour: Pulled up with excuses. Don’t drop off
Lake District Girl: Copped serious heat in front, but still, was very ordinary late
Lunar Light: 2/2 this prep. She looks a good type that can keep winning
Just Hifalutin: Given no hope via the ride. Very good effort in defeat
Convalesce: Should have fought the finish out. No luck in the straight’
Like To Think So: Rolled along on speed, tired late. Can win slightly back in grade
Poor Sam: Didn’t handle wet track
Our Ariana: Knocking on the door to break through
Friday January 24:
Moonee Valley: Baaqyah R2 – Think she’s the best on the program
Moonee Valley: Microphone R7 – Hey Doc the one to beat, but this 3YO can easily win without surprising
Port Macquarie: Penfold R7 – Happy to just watch
Saturday January 25
Caulfield: Hanseatic R3 – One soft jumpout, but has the runs on the board
Caulfield: Bella Nipotina R4 – Hot field, but loved the trial win
Gawler: Autumn Splendour R2 – Price gap between it and Just Zerene is far too great IMO
Gawler: Just Zerene R2 – The one to beat, but gee she’s short
Gawler: Set To Sparkle R7 – I think she can knock off the in form Enough Swagger
Newcastle: Exact Replica R5 – Better luck than on debut and it can win for sure
Randwick: Tight Ropes R1 – One to watch for later on
Sunshine Coast: Gracie Belle R6 – Should be a clear fav IMO
Sunday January 27
Wyong: Patrina R1 – Thought the market would miss. It hasn’t
Wyong: Atherton R3 – Market has somewhat missed it but think you’ll get better
Monday January 28
Sandown: Bold Arial R8 – Think it can improve off the big win last start
Warwick Farm: Quiet Riot R1 – Bit surprised not favourite. Should be, a clear one at that too
Warwick Farm: Think It Over R7 – One to watch from a Provincial Championship perspective
NEW SOUTH WALES
Monday January 20 (Hawkesbury): Sylvia’s Mother is a high quality mare for Team Hawkes that had one run in the early part of the Spring before being tipped out. Trialled Heat 6 in what was pretty much a 300m dash but when asked to respond by Jay Ford, she dashed and looked very good in winning the trial. Potentially resumes in the Triscay (Feb 15).
To view the Hawkesbury trials click here
Tuesday January 21 (Warwick Farm): Was really taken by the way September Run went about her business in Heat 4, running second but was under no pressure in doing so, and did everything right compared to the debut in the Inglis Nursery. Interesting she wasn’t in the Pre Nom markets for the Inglis Millennium but I asked and she’s now in as a $41 chance with Sportsbet, which to me is crazy considering her late splits in the Nursery. Heat 10 saw Super Oasis have her first hitout for Chris Waller after formerly being with Mark Newnham. Waller is a master at getting these hot heads to relax, and while she was still a touch keen in the run, gee she looked sharp. Sepoy filly Seraglio had her first trial for James Cummings in Heat 11 and she was one of the more impressive triallers of the morning. Sat off the speed before being eased wider and under light riding, picked them up comfortably and looks above average. The standout of the morning was comfortably Quiet Riot in Heat 14. On speed and wide throughout but was trucking under J Mac and bolted up by three in fast time. Runs up to this when he debuts on Monday at Warwick Farm and he’ll be winning.
To view the Warwick Farm trials click here
Thursday January 23 (Randwick): A couple of youngsters caught my attention towards the end of the trial session, starting with Heat 13 and the win of Kaakit Akit, an unraced WaterBott filly that sat on speed throughout to win the trial and what I liked is that she somewhat lost her compass on the turn but balanced up and lengthened beautifully under minimal pressure and ran fast time. The most impressive trialler of the morning came in Heat 18, the final trial, won by Heart Breaker. Did a bit wrong early on in the straight but despite laying in, showed really good change up speed and once Tommy straightened her up, she kept widening the margin and ran sharp time for the 735m trip.
To view the Randwick trials click here
Monday January 29 (Belmont): Bernie Miller has Cup Night well and truly flying so keen to see where he resumes. Second impressive trial in the space of seven days. He won Heat 9 this morning when sitting last before easing wider and under his own steam rounded them up and won well again, carrying on from last Monday. Heat 10 saw Burning Magic win. This mare has won 2/43 but I think with the right placement, she can win. Led throughout to win the trial and though pushed out, did respond and ran the fastest time of the morning, comfortably.
To view the Belmont trials click here