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 upon us, 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: Relatively quiet on the weekend but during the week, the winners flowed, Pandemic and Punkzy breaking their maiden status on Tuesday, likewise The Difference and Pretty Brazen at Murray Bridge on Wednesday. Tramontane and Escaped landed some good bets with wins on Thursday. Done By Me was solid without being great at Sandown, Bull Market was good fresh at Canterbury while last Saturday, I think we can put a line through Mr Hamilton.
Friday July 26
Mildura: Man From Uncle R7 – He’s just silly odds, if he runs up to his trials/jumpouts. He’s flying
Saturday July 27
Belmont: Excellent Dream R1 – Loved the Lark Hill trial, think support will come
Caulfield: Pickup The Pieces R7 – Sharp jumpout, but overbet now. Has to ease back out
Eagle Farm: Nuclear Summit R2 – Not in my top three, but trial was sharp and a positive run wouldn’t shock
Morphettville: Deep Force R3 – Think he’s a blacktype colt. Should win
Morphettville: Assertive Approach R7 – Race in two between it and Behemoth. Just think race fitness and the jumpout win has leaned me the way of the Hawkes runner
Monday July 29
Casterton: Hedley’s Lady R1 – I’ll be really keen to bet up if the odds are right
NEW SOUTH WALES
Friday July 26 (Warwick Farm): Had something small on Superium to win the Golden Rose and certainly don’t think it’s silly based on the way he’s trialling. Heat 9 was his third trial for the prep and this trial had more intent. Jumped well to lead and when given a reminder by Bossy, he responded instantly and put them away to win impressively. He’s flying. Heat 11 saw Cardiff bolt up and clock the fastest time for the 2YO’s for the morning. He led all the way and kept going under no real pressure from Sam Clipperton in a dominant display. Think midweek grade would be his go first up.
To view the Warwick Farm trials click here.
Tuesday July 23 (Bendigo): Patrick Payne took a team to Bendigo for this jumpout session and he would have been happy with what he saw, starting with Dorset Cliffs in Heat 4. Unraced Canford Cliffs filly who sat off speed in her jumpout but gee Billy Egan had plenty of horse underneath it seemed. Looks a nice mover, likewise Hedley’s Lady, who we made one to follow from the July 11 session at Ballarat Synthetic. She contested Heat 13 this morning and gee she looked to move well, closing off strongly under little pressure. Down to debut at Casterton on Monday. If the price is right, I’ll be betting up. She looks smart.
To view the Bendigo jumpouts click here.
Tuesday July 23 (Ballarat Synthetic): I think one to keep an eye on is Trench Warfare, an unraced Pentire galloper for Matt Cumani and OTI. He contested Heat 5 where he had the suck run behind the speed before getting an inside split and though pushed out somewhat, for a youngster likely to get better over a trip, he showed a nice turn of foot and won well. Could be a little sleeper for a Victoria Derby potentially, so certainly one to watch.
To view the Ballarat Synthetic jumpouts click here.
Friday July 26 (Flemington): Some of the big guns were out in force for this jumpout session, however two lesser knowns caught my eye, starting with Hawker Hurricane in Heat 4. He didn’t really go on with it in the Autumn, but been given a good spell and liked the way he jumped out here, sitting wide no cover but went about his business under a really good hold. Peak contested Heat 10 and this Team Hawkes youngster looked to move well too, sitting wide throughout under Dwayne Dunn but he was under a really good hold.
To view the Flemington jumpouts click here.
Tuesday July 23 (Deagon): Allena looked really sharp in winning Heat 2. Led all the way under Jackson Murphy and granted was pushed out but liked the way she put them away and ran good time relative to the morning. I think provincial is her level so I think if placed right, she can win a race or two this prep.
To view the Deagon trials click here.
Tuesday July 23 (Gold Coast): They don’t trial much better than Fisticuffs, who won the opening heat of the morning. Gee he looked outstanding. Formerly with Brad Widdup, now with Toby Edmonds and he bolted up, leading all the way under no pressure to win by a space and broke sub 58 for the 1000m in winning. It’s almost a case of any price wherever he resumes. He’ll be winning.
To view the Gold Coast trials click here.
Thursday July 25 (Murray Bridge): Tony McEvoy has dominated the opening two meetings at Murray Bridge, one being race day with the other being a trial session. This morning was the second trial session and he produced another couple of likely types, namely Rowsthorn, who won Heat 3. She sat on speed in her trial under Vorster and was under a relatively good hold in winning her trial, but could have easily won by further had she been extended. Really impressed by the way Buried Treasure went about his business in Heat 4. He sat off speed before peeling wider and under no pressure, attacked the line with real purpose. First up win wouldn’t be out of the question.
To view the Murray Bridge trials click here.