As is the case most of the year, it was a busy week at the trials and jumpouts across Australia, 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.
Rocketing By – Really good debut at Newcastle. Can win next start
Kuramae – She did the right thing at big odds last start. She was plain on Saturday
Outback Barbie – 1400m of the Stradbroke suits…not sure he has that killer blow at the top level
Beyliks – Sit/sprint, so forgive him
Wild Ruler – He’s looking for some form of headgear. Just too keen in the run
Iscariot – He’ll win next time out with the run under the belt. Fitness beat him
Archery Butts – Loved the way he fought it out when in trouble. Good win
Friday May 29
Geelong: American In Paris R5 – Not backing him. Wait until he finds a Hurdle race
Saturday May 30
Belmont: Indian Pacific R4 – Good test, but he’s above average and will put himself on speed
Bendigo: Holburt R5 – Waiting for a Hurdle race
Caulfield: Liapari R7 – Drying track is against, but resumption was good and tick over jumpout on Wednesday was a strong piece of work
Rosehill: Sure Knee R4 – Wide gate turns me off her. Had she drawn better, bet of the month
Rosehill: Superium R9 – Got the class and talent to win. Just where does he get to in the run
Sunday May 31
Ballarat: Agami Karma R2 – I can’t believe he’s $15+. He should be single figures
Ballarat: Koko Connection R2 – Seen worse $91 chances, but unlikely to run
Ballarat: Staredown R3 – Should have won first up, looks the winner here
Ballarat: Stocktaka R5 – Loved the resumption and jumpout earlier this week was very good
Monday June 1
Pakenham Synthetic: Koko Connection R1 – Better chance here than at Ballarat IMO
Pakenham Synthetic: Be Brilliant R4 – Went too hard in front last time. Can run a much better race
Pakenham Synthetic: Clever Choice R7 – Going well and is hard to beat.
NEW SOUTH WALES
Monday May 25 (Hawkesbury): Blaze A Trail is just waiting to find a firm deck and he’ll be winning a maiden. Matty Vella looks to have him flying based on the two trials for the stable, the latest being Heat 2 here when beating the older horses and running sharp late splits. Just waiting for the weather to improve and he’ll win a maiden.
Wednesday May 27 (Wyong): You can mark down Deep Space as a coming debut winner I suggest. Kris Lees trained three year old that led throughout to win Heat 3. Did everything right, moved well and there was an instant response when clicked up by Gibbo. Ran good time for the morning and did beat up some well performed horses. He’ll win on debut.
Monday May 25 (Cranbourne): Agami Karma is down to debut on Sunday at Ballarat and off his performance in Heat 2 here, I can’t believe there is $15+ on offer. Was never really out there to win the trial but once he was given a reminder the last 100m, gee he savaged the line. He looks to have a good engine under the hood and the price available for Sunday looks very much overs.
Tuesday May 26 (Ballarat Synthetic): Stocktaka was a definite pass mark first up at Sandown off a long break. Contested Heat 1 this morning and gee she moved well out wide on speed, cruising to the front in the straight to win the jumpout with plenty in hand. Down to run on Sunday at Ballarat and I suggest will take some beating. Heat 6 saw Bowing win. He’s certainly got his share of talent for Mitch Freedman and despite wanting to put the head to the side in the straight, he lengthened really nicely. Bet up with confidence if he can find a Synthetic race to resume in.
Wednesday May 27 (Mornington): The drying track is the worry with Liapari for Saturday at Caulfield, but he’s in good order based on his Heat 1 effort here. Was back throughout in the jumpout but under no riding closed off really strongly late. If the track was bottomless, would be keen to bet. I think wait until he finds wet ground.