As is the case most of the year, it was a busy week at the trials and jumpouts across Australia as the Summer racing approaches, 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.
Saturday November 16
Kembla: Diddles R5 – Forgive first up, she’s a winning chance
Kembla: Great News R5 – Think she goes close to winning if she runs up to the trial win
Newcastle: Bobbing R7 – He’s a beauty and will go close to winning
Sandown: Easy Beast R5 – Third up, hard fit now, lands on speed, hard to beat
Sunshine Coast: Zourkhan R8 – Maybe needs one more
NEW SOUTH WALES
Monday November 11 (Beaumont Newcastle): I would have made Chianti a moral had she lined up in the Max Lees, but instead trainer Kris Lees has kept her on ice for another day. Loved the way she moved in Heat 7, tucked in behind the speed and wasn’t asked for an effort at all, but moved very nicely, like she did in the first trial.
To view the Beaumont Newcastle trials click here.
Tuesday November 12 (Randwick): He does have the run under the belt, but I was taken by the trial win of Nordic in Heat 1. He looked to travel sweetly on speed and without really being clicked up by McDonald, the O’Shea trained galloper went on to win the trial narrowly but comfortably. He has wins in store for sure.
To view the Randwick trials click here.
Tuesday November 14 (Rosehill): Got a way to go, but Arrowfield colt Petronius might be on the path towards the Magic Millions. Went out on a high when winning his maiden on the Kenso track and his trial win here in Heat 8 was impressive in sharp time relative to the morning. Looked to relax very well and when asked, responded. Certainly one to watch from a Magic Millions perspective.
To view the Rosehill trials click here.
Monday November 11 (Gold Coast): Whypeeo was a problem child last prep due to the fact he was beginning terribly but Heat 3 here saw him jump much better, land on speed and he wasn’t asked for an effort at all in a really good piece of work. He looks set for a good Summer prep. Just needs to jump clean. Heat 11 saw Madam Of The House win her trial and she was very impressive in leading throughout and was the lone runner for the morning to break 60 seconds for the 1000m. Maiden win is hers for the taking.
To view the Gold Coast trials click here.
Thursday November 14 (Murray Bridge): Very interesting to see that Ef Troop, formerly with Tony Gollan, is now with the McEvoy camp. He trialled here in Heat 3 and though he didn’t take on much, it was the change up speed when asked that impressed me, showing that he’s lost nothing despite the stable switch. He was impressive, but the following heat saw Sendintheclown win and lead all the way, and I thought he was better. Unraced son of Magnus for David Jolly, led all the way, not really asked for an effort and ran quicker time. He looks above average.
To view the Murray Bridge trials click here.