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
Avilius: Ticking over beautifully towards this Saturday
I Am Superman: Encouraging resumption from the import
Imaging: 2/5 lame, clear forgive
Hungry Heart: Strong win and is a live Slipper chance
Bella Nipotina: Just outclassed
God Of Thunder: Not a straight track horse
Cazabillie: Can win if she goes back to SA
Sylvia’s Mother: Lovely ride from D Dunn got her the win
Chart Buster: Green but quite good. Can win next time
Queen Annabel: She’s racing well and another solid run
All Time Legend: Looked a good thing and won accordingly
Skelm: Looked tired horse
Vibrant City: A step too far
Friday March 6
Cranbourne: Tigger R7 – Impressive jumpout and looks hard to beat
Newcastle: Reaching R6 – Good thing off the resumption
Saturday March 7
Eagle Farm: Fortification R2 – Think he’s definitely value at $15/thereabouts
Flemington: Larimer Street R2 – Can win, but couldn’t back at the odds
Flemington: Riddle Me That R3 – Very sharp win first up. Finds a strong race
Flemington: Loving Gaby R6 – Looks one of the hardest to beat
Flemington: Avilius R8 – Clearly the one to beat with a wet track
Morphettville Parks: Great Leveller R1 – Just wins if he runs up to the trial win
Randwick: Redzel R6 – Never write off a gun horse and he can easily surprise
Randwick: Fortress Command R7 – Want to see some improvement leading into the Rosehill Guineas
Randwick: Supernova R8 – Think he’s definitely value
Sunday March 8
Echuca: Edinburgh R3 – Much prefer to be on at Kilmore on Tuesday but hard to beat here
Echuca: Magnavale R6 – Back on a bending track, one more chance
Tamworth: Luna Mia R7 – This looks a perfect race for her and have been on her for this Series for a while
Monday March 9
Coffs Harbour: Vivid Fortress R5 – Better luck this time around and should win
Morphettville: Rocabella R2 – Really keen on her at start one
Morphettville: Cazabillie R8 – She’s going well. Just been poorly placed and looks to be again
Tuesday March 10
Wyong: Absolute Trust R6 – Looks primed to go off a very sharp trial win earlier this week
NEW SOUTH WALES
Tuesday March 3 (Muswellbrook): Couple of runners caught my eye at this set of trials. Absolute Trust was very good in defeat last start in a Rosehill Highway, been given a freshen up and loved the way he moved under Sam Clenton to won Heat 1. Down to run in a strong Class 2 at Wyong on Tuesday but am backing with confidence off this trial effort. The following trial I think there was a sneaky good trial. On paper, it will say that Fussdinado ran 6/6, but she was beaten only two lengths and wasn’t asked to do much at all yet looked in really good order.
To view the Muswellbrook trials click here
Thursday March 5 (Warwick Farm): Really keen to see what level Tailleur can get to. Most impressive debut winner at Gosford and has been freshened up with the Autumn Carnival in mind. She contested Heat 7 and admittedly was in the best ground, but she looked very good under no real pressure and closed off to run third with something in hand.
To view the Warwick Farm trials click here
Tuesday March 3 (Cranbourne): Busy set of trials at Cranbourne on Tuesday morning. Starting in Heat 6 with Prophet’s Thumb, who is now with Anthony Freedman. Has showed good ability throughout her career and looks to be in for a decent prep, with the right placement. Won by a couple of lengths and the change up speed was what impressed me. Portland Sky ran second in Heat 7. Unraced Deep Field colt for Matt Laurie and gee he looked to be trucking in the run. Wasn’t extended at all by Ben Melham and though headed, he had plenty up the sleeve it seemed and could have won if given rein. Wild Cherry Road was outclassed on debut down the Flemington straight on Melbourne Cup Day. Spelled and returned here in Heat 10. She was impressive in sitting on speed under Matty Cartwright and when given a squeeze, she responded very well and won well in fast time. She can find a maiden at the provincials to knock off before going back to town. The most impressive on the clock was the unraced Kym Hann three year old Latenighttoughguy. He bolted up in Heat 12, leading throughout and he ran sub 45 for the 800m, which is rare at Cranbourne and a sign that a horse is fair dinkum flying. Placed right, he’ll win on debut. Hapaira has showed good ability in her short career to date and she looks set for a fruitful second prep if her Heat 16 trial win is a guide. Led all the way under Mark Zahra and won well without being extended in decent enough time. The field had some depth to it and with her rating, she’s got a bit in hand to go through her grades.
To view the Cranbourne trials click here
Tuesday March 3 (Eagle Farm): Rob Heathcoate looks to have Starvirgo flying. First trial was good, but the Heat 3 win this morning here was outstanding. Gave them a spanking from the front, looked to be full of running and absolutely smashed the clock for the morning. Potentially could leave him flat for the resumption given how strongly he’s gone in the two trials, but just have to trust your eye. Boomnova is an unraced Spirit Of Boom filly for Chris Munce that won Heat 11 and she looked pretty good. Had the box seat sit throughout before getting the inside split and went through under a hold to win and clocked the fastest time across seven 800m trials for the morning. Think she’s got ability.
To view the Eagle Farm trials click here