As is the case most of the year, it was a busy week at the trials and jumpouts across Australia as the Autumn Carnival is here, 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: Busy past seven days, so here’s a list of runners that were highlighted
Reaching: Missing the start sealed her fate
Tigger: Ran a usual honest race. Just no match for a speedy customer
Supernova: Good in defeat and a definite pass mark
Fortress Command: Want to see improvement in the Rosehill Guineas
Redzel: Ran very well and there’s life in the old boy
Great Leveller: Every chance despite racing greenly. Disappointing
Avilius: Ridden like it was a barrier trial
Loving Gaby: So honest again. She’s flying
Riddle Me That: He’s flying too. Took a good one to beat him
Larimer Street: Market said he had three legs. Didn’t win, but good in second
Fortification: Bless him. Got to silly odds, was backed late and won
Luna Mia: Terrible given she had the perfect run. Really disappointing
Magnavale: Top of the straight looked gone, but surged again and got close to winning
Cazabillie: She’s not a Stakes class horse.
Rocabella: Definite pass mark in a strong 2YO race
Absolute Trust: On pace bias that meeting, yet still ran well
Edinburgh: Painless win from a promising filly
Chianti: Percy Sykes maybe? She’s got enormous scope
Just A Pinch: Confirmed what was seen at the trials. She’s very good
Friday March 13
Kyneton: Hapaira R5 – Off the trial win at Cranbourne, should be winning this
Moonee Valley: Zorro’s Ghost R1 – Wodonga trial was good. Off that, a knockout chance
Moonee Valley: Maha R1 – Loved the debut win and can win again
Saturday March 14
Caulfield: Wild Cherry Road R3 – Sharp trial win and wouldn’t surprise if she resumed a winner
Geelong: Groova Kinda Love R1 – Fitter for the debut, hard to beat
Gold Coast: Red Stina R3 – Gee I think she’s big odds off a sharp trial win
Gold Coast: Boomnova R5 – Can’t see him beating Rothfire, but good lead of the stable’s opinion of his ability to debut in a rich race
Gosford: Daphne Jean R6 – Strong debut win. Hard to beat again
Morphettville: Ritratto R2 – He’s my SA Derby pony at odds. Keen to see him resume
Rosehill: Sancy R3 – Gate makes things very tricky
Rosehill: Kaakit Akit R3 – Sharp debut win and has trialled well since
Rosehill: Imaging R6 – 2/5 lame first up so want to see him again
Rosehill: I Am Superman R6 – Hard to beat off the resumption
Sunday March 15
Grafton: Gentlemen’s Words R2 – First up for new stable has trialled up enormous
Monday March 16
Scone: Gameman R2 – One of the better hidden trials I’ve seen and $26+ is just silly odds
NEW SOUTH WALES
Tuesday March 10 (Warwick Farm): Just the one from this set of trials that caught my eye. Came in Heat 7 via the Godolphin filly Duenna, who has had a few chances to break the maiden tag but I think win number one will be coming this prep. Loved this trial win. Wanted to lay in a bit under pressure but for the most part was under a good hold from J Mac and went on to win the trial in good time so keen to see where she resumes.
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Thursday March 12 (Randwick): Off her Blue Diamond performance and the Heat 5 trial win here, if she draws a good barrier, Personal is my Golden Slipper pony. Gee she’s really come on with racing and looks spot on for next Saturday. Sat on speed throughout in the trial and was swinging against Willow. Don’t worry about the time. She wasn’t extended and looked to have plenty up the sleeve. She’s ready for the Slipper I think. Heat 13 saw Heroess win and this Team Snowden filly, that is so well bred, looks to have her share of ability. Was near the speed throughout under McEvoy and what I really liked is that when he asked her for an effort, the response was instant, and the time was clearly the fastest across three 2YO trials at 735m. Holds a nomination for the Percy Sykes. Probably a bridge too far, but midweek maiden and she’ll be winning.
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Tuesday March 10 (Camperdown): Busy set of jumpouts at Camperdown on Tuesday morning. Two caught my eye in Heat 4. I’ve always had time for Robe Bay and she looks on track for the Adelaide Carnival with a strong on speed win. Good piece of work from her, but the one that I liked in behind was the unraced Kylie Vella three year old Black Prince Ruby. He was trucking behind the two leaders and I think had the jock sneezed on the horse, he would have won. Looks a nice type, albeit still learning his craft. Salorsci is a former WA galloper that is now with Lindsey Smith and he was impressive in winning Heat 5. Was on speed throughout and without really being extended, he showed good change up speed and won his jumpout in good style. The standout of the morning was clearly Kuramae in Heat 6, an above average three year old for Beetroot Williams that sat back in this trial, peeled wide, and really, under no pressure won the jumpout and looked to have plenty in hand. Could she put her hand up for the Adelaide Carnival?
To view the Camperdown jumpouts click here