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: Several sharp winners over the past seven days, including last Saturday with Montelena and That Girl winning on debut. Couple of days later Lake’s Folly was smashed in betting and bolted in at Wangaratta, and just as impressive was Assertive Approach at Sandown on Wednesday. How To Fly just got too far back at Belmont, Egg Tart looks done as a horse, Laure Me In just found the trip/straight track not to his liking, Secret Sauce was good behind That Girl and Sesar was most impressive at Randwick. Canzonet confirmed that he’s indeed not a wet tracker at Hawkesbury. Don’t give up if he finds firmer footing.
Saturday June 29
Casterton: Gangster Rap R3 – Trialled well a couple of times for the Hickmott camp, also accepted for Tatura R4 Monday
Caulfield: Carzoff R7 – I think he’s flying and he finds a really winnable race on Saturday
Sunday June 30
Ballarat Synthetuc: Montalbano R6 – $7.50 opening price looks acceptable enough off a decent jumpout at Flemington
Monday July 1
Tatura: Manhattan Whirl R3 – Hard to beat in a winnable maiden on debut and stable is in form when on the road in country Victoria
Tuesday July 2
Ballarat Synthetic: Seven Castles R4 – If he handles the Synthetic, he wins.
NEW SOUTH WALES
Wednesday June 26 (Muswellbrook): Will be very interesting to see where Designer Maid resumes for Kris Lees because I think he has this girl flying. She’s won both trials this time in, latest being this one in Heat 12 where she led all the way and bolted in again under a good hold and ran solid time for the morning in doing so. Could easily graduate to city class but will be interesting to see where they kick her off.
To view the Muswellbrook trials click here.
Friday June 28 (Randwick): True Detective is 1/1 to start his career for Chris Waller, winning at the midweeks at Rosehill in late February. He was tipped out soon after and Heat 5 was his second trial back and gee he looked sharp. Sat just off the speed before presenting wider and under a good hold ran second but could have easily won the trial had he been extended. Obscene didn’t do much on debut behind Evening Slippers but looks to have returned in good order if her Heat 6 trial win is any guide. Led all the way under Tommy Berry and went through her gears nicely in good time for the morning. Standout of the morning was clearly Escaped in Heat 14 over 730m for Nash and the WaterBott stable. Led all the way to win by just under five lengths under no real pressure and ran the quickest time across seven 730m trials.
To view the Randwick trials click here.
Monday June 24 (Cranbourne): Hellova Street is being aimed at the Winter Championship and his Heat 12 win was a nice clean out for the prep. Led all the way and though pushed out, did respond quite well as he always does and went about his business nicely in winning. He’s a tough bugger who gives his all and looks to be enjoying life in Victoria at the moment.
To view the Cranbourne jumpouts click here.
Tuesday June 25 (Bendigo): Busy morning at Bendigo with 15 jumpouts. Lucky Dozen caught my eye in Heat 3. Hayes/Dabernig trained gelding who won an official trial back in March 2018 so has had his issues but looks to be in good order based on this win, leading all the way over 800m and running sub 48, which was good time for the morning. Following heat saw Summerfest trial for Brent Stanley and I liked the way she found the line late when clear after being in behind the speed. Only won the one from eight, but I think she’ll improve on that record. Hapaira didn’t do much in a Ballarat Synthetic trial a couple of weeks ago but on the turf here, she looked much better, winning Heat 8 in leading throughout and running one of the faster times of the morning. Sodalicious was one of the more impressive performances of the morning, winning Heat 13 after setting a good speed and she kept going in good style, running the fastest time of the morning.
To view the Bendigo jumpouts click here.
Wednesday June 26 (Pakenham Synthetic): Punzky showed good ability without winning in his first prep but I think he’ll be winning a maiden this prep. She won Heat 2 in good style, sitting off the speed before being presented wider in the straight and under light riding she went through her gears like a nice horse. Confident a maiden win is hers for the taking soon. Done By Me is a well performed juvenile who was the standout of the morning, winning Heat 3. Sat on speed throughout before being given a flick of rein and she responded beautifully, going through the motions under no real pressure and was very impressive.
To view the Pakenham jumpouts click here.
Wednesday June 26 (Hamilton): Interesting what Symon Wilde does with Shamal Lass, whether she’s a filly to head down the Rivette Series path after an impressive win at Geelong. She’s been kept up to the mark with a lovely piece of work in Heat 2. Was beaten 10+ lengths by a tearaway, but she was under a really good hold and still made up significant ground late. Heat 6 saw Seven Castles step out for Lindsey Smith. Have had a good opinion of this bloke but he’s yet to show it on race day. He was a bit green in the straight, wanting to lay in, but Yendall straightened him up and he won well.
To view the Hamilton jumpouts click here.
Friday June 28 (Flemington): Gododdin is a James Cummings trained filly who somewhat mixed her form in Sydney after an impressive first up win. She’s now in the Flemington stables and won Heat 5 and she was sharp, leading throughout and despite a somewhat high head carriage, liked the way she went about it and the key to her is relaxing. If she can relax in the run, with the right placement, she’ll win some races.
To view the Flemington jumpouts click here.
Tuesday June 25 (Deagon): There were two horses from Heat 6 that caught my attention. The well bred Sunday Session will appreciate a staying trip this prep but his trials, especially this one, have been more than encouraging. He’ll be winning races this prep. The other is Manila Miss for Matty Dunn. Liked the way she went to the line under a really good hold and potentially could be on track for a race first up at Grafton maybe. Both looked very good though.
To view the Deagon trials click here.
Monday June 24 (Lark Hill): Time To Sizzle is an unraced filly for Martin Allan who has had two trials, winning a 400m trial first time out before contesting Heat 6 here over 950m where she led all the way under Chris Parnham and what I loved is that under light riding, you could see she was going through her gears and ran good time too. Keen to see where she debuts, likewise Cryptic Wonder, winner of Heat 7. The clock says no, but to the eye, he looks very smart. Sat on speed under Pike and when shaken up, despite wanting to do a bit wrong, the change up speed was evident and he moved like he had a decent engine under the hood. Had two trials in the Autumn so stable have been patient and I reckon they’ll be rewarded.
To view the Lark Hill trials click here.