As is the case most of the year, it was a busy week at the trials and jumpouts across Australia as Winter racing is upon us, with some progressive types stepping out in readiness for the off season.
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: Bit of a frustrating week with a stack of placings, including Grey Lion, Yulong Stride, Leiter, Careless Whisper and Pintang Prince. Layel looked legless on the bog and Angelic Spirit was flat first up. I Thought So was well fancied in the June Stakes but was up to his old tricks of wanting to pull his head off in a total forgive.
Saturday June 15
Morphettville: Thompson’s Reward R7 – Looks to be good speed, hopefully can sit back and launch late
Rosehill: Intrepidacious R1 – Looks to get the A1 run in transit and appears overs in a winnable race
Rosehill: Tony Nicconi R8 – He’s flying. Just finds a race where there is a future Stakes winner engaged
Rosehill: Sylvia’s Mother R8 – Just needs normal luck and she’ll be winning
Sandown: King Of Hastings R1- Don’t see many in the field that could measure up in the Spring. He is one who I think can and is a great bet to start the day at Sandown
Sunday June 16
Wodonga: Cheeky Reward R9 – Will be very interesting to see what price she comes up. Her jumpout win at Wangaratta was very sharp
Echuca: Lake’s Folly R1 – Trialled very well on Friday morning, does it back up a couple of days later?
NEW SOUTH WALES
Wednesday June 12 (Kembla Grange): Just the one that caught my eye in this set of trials and it was Canonzet in Heat 4. James Cummings trained galloper that recorded one of the better times of the morning, came home fast and did it under no real pressure from Rachel King in a nice piece of work. There’s definitely a maiden win in him I feel, if the track isn’t too wet.
To view the Kembla Grange trials click here.
Friday June 14 (Randwick): Standout of the morning was clearly the Matty Smith trained Lashes in Heat 5. Clearly the fastest time across the 1050m heats and she did it from the front and under a stranglehold from Jason Collett. Could have won by much further and run quicker if allowed. Keen to see where she heads to.
To view the Randwick trials click here.
Friday June 14 (Newcastle): There were a couple that caught my attention, starting with Sir Winkle in Heat 6. Did find his best over 1400m+ in his first prep, but this trial win indicated that a first up win, with the right placement, is not out of the question. Sat on speed throughout and under no riding, took the lead and won well in okay time. I think Mid North Coast is his area for now, but could easily step up to Provincial grade in the not too distant future. Designer Maid is a nippy filly for Kris Lees and she was most impressive in winning Heat 11, leading throughout under Andrew Gibbons and he barely sneezed on the Master Of Design filly. Been dominant at 900m. Just needs to stretch that to 1000m.
To view the Newcastle trials click here.
Tuesday June 11 (Cranbourne): Sweet Jazz looks a talented filly for Cindy Alderson and she looks to be on track for a good Winter prep judging on her win in Heat 7. Led all the way and she bolted up in reasonable time, going about her business nicely. Went from a maiden straight to Saturday grade last prep and measured up, so keen to see where she resumes. Quenton is a Julien Welsh trained filly that didn’t do a bad job in her first prep during the Summer and she looks to have returned in pretty good order. She won Heat 11 and was one of the better performers of the morning in leading all the way under little pressure. Right placement, she can win first up.
To view the Cranbourne jumpouts click here.
Friday June 14 (Flemington): He’s absolutely flying is Assertive Approach. Trialled up brilliantly last week and I think he went even better here in winning Heat 2. This time he jumped well to lead and like last week, was under a really good hold but won impressively and I’ll be keen to back him wherever he resumes. It was a morning predominantly for the juveniles and there were a few that caught my eye. Secret Sauce is a Brazen Beau filly for Danny O’Brien who is yet to race but liked the way she went about her business in winning Heat 9, leading all the way. Manhattan Whirl is an unraced Manhattan Rain filly for Anthony Freedman that won Heat 10 and she was impressive in leading throughout. Given a dig in the ribs and responded like a nice horse. Heat 13 saw Lakes Folly win for Anthony Freedman. Yet to race, but I thought she was one of the better performers of the morning. Sat off speed before being clicked up and she went through her gears like a nice horse.
To view the Flemington jumpouts click here.
Tuesday June 11 (Gold Coast): Gee Savatiano will take beating in the Tatts Tiara. Gave them a caning last start, was saved from the Dane Ripper and instead trialled here, where she was clearly the standout of the morning. Sat back in the run under Tommy Berry before being presented wider on the turn and under a really good hold, she put them away relatively easy. If ever she’s going to win a major, it will be next Saturday.
To view the Gold Coast trials click here.