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: The week mainly evolved around Funstar and how impressive she was at start one at Canterbury, looking like she’s got blacktype written all over, perhaps even Group l. At Belmont, Deimos confirmed his trial was no fluke with a sharp first up win despite covering ground. Tricky Mix was solid enough in a handy maiden at Doomben on Wednesday while last Sunday saw Skiddaw and Chazelles both win arrogantly first up. Fisticuffs was good at Kembla, Petrelle made a fool of me and ran out 1200m strongly to win while Pedrena was a touch off fresh. Sake Of One and Stella Door were both disappointing.
Saturday June 8
Eagle Farm: Grey Lion R9 – Toughest test to date for this bloke but he’s flying and is a definite chance in the Brisbane Cup
Flemington: Leiter R4 – Pleasing to see there’s early support. Hard to beat off the jumpout win
Flemington: Angelic Spirit R5 – Went enormous in a trial on the Synthetic on Monday. She’s flying ahead of her return
Randwick: Intrepidacious R1 – Bit surprised she’s double figures off the trials. Leading chance
Randwick: I Thought So R7 – Market gap between it and Deprive is far too great
Monday June 10
Mornington: Careless Whisper R1 – Hard to beat in a winnable race
Mornington: Yulong Stride R2 – Needs luck given he’s an emergency, but hard to beat if he gets a run
Tuesday June 11
Corowa: Pintang Prince R6 – He looks to have come right on from the maiden win, good piece of work and extremely hard to beat.
NEW SOUTH WALES
Wednesday June 5 (Scone): Expellable had his first public hitout for Cameron Crockett after formerly being with Bjorn Baker and I thought he was the standout of the morning in Heat 4, leading all the way and bolting in in reasonable time. I’m sure if there is a maiden at Mudgee/Dubbo etc for this bloke, he’ll just about be winning. Liked what I saw from this son of Unencumbered.
To view the Scone trials click here.
Friday June 7 (Rosehill): She’s sucked me in again. I’ve had a little nibble at the odds on offer for Egg Tart in the Tatts Tiara. Love when Chris Waller has a plan with a horse and it does appear as though he’s got this girl ready to go first up into the Group l off the back of a very sharp trial win when near the speed and winning well under little pressure. In recent times, her best runs have come fresh. In terms of best of the morning, hard to get away from Papal Warrior in Heat 4. He bolted in under Tommy Berry and ran just under six lengths quicker overall time than Egg Tart. Keen to see where he heads to. Egyptian Missile was nominated for Randwick on Monday, but instead trialled in Heat 11 and I liked the way she went about her business, trucking up behind the speed before getting an inside split and winning well under a hold. Maiden win isn’t far off for her. Heat 16 was an interesting. Had eyes on Tony Nicconi given how well he’s trialled prior and he was good without being great, largely down to the wet track. My eyes then went to the third horse, Sesar, now with Team Hawkes after formerly being with Steve O’Dea, and his last 50m-75m was excellent. Sylvia’s Mother looks set to be a Winter Cash Cow. One of the standouts of the morning in fast time and did it without Tommy really moving. She’s got wins in store this prep.
To view the Rosehill trials click here.
Tuesday June 4 (Caulfield): Layel trialled up well last week and she repeated the dose in Heat 1. Like last week, was wide throughout, but was under a hold, ran second, but could have easily won the trial had she been extended. That’s two good trials she has put in now so I think with the right placement, a first up win is certainly not out of the question. Going well.
To view the Caulfield jumpouts click here.
Tuesday June 4 (Wangaratta): Was really impressed by the trial of Pintang Prince in Heat 1. Admittedly does have race fitness under the belt, but gee he looked impressive, going about his business and winning the trial. He’s down to run on Tuesday at Corowa and should take a power of beating. Not sure what stable Cheeky Reward is in now, possibly John Ledger, but whatever the case, she was the pick of the morning in Heat 4. She bolted in, leading throughout in sharp time relative to the morning and this former Darren Weir mare certainly has a new lease on life it would seem.
To view the Wangaratta jumpouts click here.
Friday June 7 (Flemington): Not sure what Tony McEvoy is feeding Laure Me In, but bulk buy whatever it is. He’s flying at the moment. Bolted up to win Heat 1 in fast time and did it without really being extended. He’s set for a really good prep. King Of Hastings looks a very good prospect for Anthony Freedman and he appears to have come on from his debut win at Cranbourne based on how he went in Heat 4, leading all the way and couldn’t have been held harder. Possibly heading down the Taj Rossi Series path? If so, hard to beat. Assertive Approach is 1/1 in his career to date and judging on his effort in Heat 10, he’ll make it 2/2 with the right placement. He was absolutely trucking in the run and looked very good. Deep Force created big interest in Heat 14. He spanked his rivals in winning the trial and ran one of the quickest times of the morning without being fully extended and given he’s an unraced juvenile, that’s a really good sign.
To view the Flemington jumpouts click here.
Tuesday June 4 (Sunny Coast): Only the one caught my eye, which was Express Fantasy in Heat 5, and he was just about the standout of the entire week across all trial sessions. Time was nothing flash granted, but the way he looked to travel, Ryan Maloney was just a passenger and the horse did his thing. Unraced type for David Vandyke, really keen to see where this horse kicks off.
To view the Sunny Coast trials click here.
Monday June 3 (Lark Hill): Just the one from this session, and it was Montelena, an unraced Rubick filly for the Mcauliffe stable and this was her second trial for the prep. Loved the way she closed off from off the speed under Lee Newman and though pushed out, really good sign that she responded and attacked the line, running solid enough time. Probably midweek grade is where I’d like to see her debut. Not sure she’s Saturday grade first up, but is talented.
To view the Lark Hill trials click here.