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: Mixed bag last seven days. Highlight was Excused being impressive in winning on debut at Sandown, with a few solid runs, namely from Lashes, Intrepidacious and King Of Hastings. Sylvia’s Mother looked a touch disappointing first up but perhaps the sticky track brought her undone. The flop was Papal Warrior. Truck loaded in betting on Wednesday at Canterbury but found nothing when pressure was applied and was very disappointing.
Saturday June 22
Belmont: Montelena R1 – Trialled well enough and finds a winnable 2YO race. $7.50 atm, hopefully can get to double figures
Belmont: How To Fly R4 – Bumping into Battle Storm but she’s flying. Look for her late
Eagle Farm: Egg Tart R8 – Trained to win the race, she’s a huge watch because her best is clearly better than the rest
Flemington: Laure Me In R5 – Good fresh horse and did go like a jet in a recent jumpout
Morphettville: Secret Sauce/That Girl R3 – Both have trialled really well leading into start one. Secret Sauce looks the better re bet and odds
Randwick: Sesar R4 – Takes on the older open sprinters but did win first up last prep at the track/distance on a wet track
Monday June 24
Wangaratta: Lake’s Folly R1 – Been impressed by how she’s trialled leading in and draws well for start one
Tuesday June 25
Hawkesbury: Canzonet R2 – Been gelded and recent trial was very good. Tricky draw, but the one to beat if it can overcome it
NEW SOUTH WALES
Monday June 17 (Hawkesbury): Just the two from this session. Super Longlea had her first public hitout for Mark Newnham and I liked the way this More Than Ready filly went about her business in leading all the way in decent enough time relative to the morning to win Heat 8. Looks handy. Aloneinabaa had his first out for the Freedman stable after formerly being with WaterBott and she bolted up to win Heat 13 in most impressive fashion, again in good time. Not sure where she’ll head, but stable don’t mind going on the road in search of a maiden.
Thursday June 20 (Ballarat Synthetic): No hiding the fact I’m a fan of Gina’s Hope and she won Heat 2. Sat off the speed throughput before being clicked up in the straight and she put them away pretty impressively I thought. I reckon she’s a Saturday class horse at her best. Just want to see her go through the grades first before she heads down that path once again.
Friday June 21 (Flemington): He’s going really well is Carzoff. Thought it was a definite pass mark first up behind Blazejowski and he had a jumpout here, Heat 1, when on speed and looking to be going easily before being clicked up to win. I dare say the Winter Championship or perhaps those Winter races in Sydney is where he’ll head. He’ll be competitive wherever he goes. Liked the look of Montalbano in winning Heat 5. Admittedly time was slow relative to the morning but just loved the way moved and when given a reminder, the response was instant. Interesting to see where he resumes. Smitten is an unraced Lonhro filly for James Cummings and I don’t think a debut win is out of the question based on her Heat 10 win, leading all the way under a hold and running good time for the morning. Keen to see where she debuts.
Thursday June 20 (Doomben): Standout of the morning and entire week was Pippie in Heat 4 for the Meagher stable. Created really good promise in the early part of the Spring and ended up contesting a Quezette behind Sunlight where she was far from disgraced. Been given a good break, now in Queensland and she looked outstanding in Heat 4, running a narrow second but could have won by a space had Fradd sneezed. Express Fantasy wasn’t as impressive as what he was at the Sunny Coast, but still caught the eye in leading throughout in Heat 6. Was challenged at various stages in the straight but under light riding was much too good for his rivals. Really keen to see where he debuts. Ingear won Heat 8 and was clearly the fastest across the 1000m trials for the babies. Brilliant sustained speed throughout under Brad Stewart and she absolutely bolted in. That was her first public hitout and she looked pretty good.