As is the case most of the year, it was a busy week at the trials and jumpouts across Australia as the Spring 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: Pretty fat week the past seven days, with wins to Signore Fox, Every Rose, Gotta Kiss, Vintage Flyer and Puissance Dusoleil. King Hewitt looked in need of the run on Wednesday, likewise Celebrity Dream last Saturday.
Saturday October 12
Ascot: Validation R1 – Let her run from the front please. Should win if that happens
Caulfield: The Bostonian R10 – He’s massive overs against Trekking
Eagle Farm: Strike R2 – Had something on him in the Slipper. Runs up to his trial, should win
Eagle Farm: Cellarman R8 – Rather watch than back
Gold Coast: Entertainer R1 – Debuts at benchmark level, but trial win was sharp
Hamilton: Lord Kensington R2 – Jumped out pretty impressively and finds a nice race for start one
Kembla: Diddles R4 – Looks the winner
Morphettville: Shamino R6 – Can’t believe he is single figures. Had him marked near favourite
Morphettville: Petrelle R8 – She can win, but without me
Randiwck: Amangiri R6 – Really keen on her chances
Randwick: Jonker R8 – Too hard for him surely
Randwick: Kapajack R8 – He’d be top pick if the track was dry. He’s flying
Sunday October 13
Cranbourne: Royal Crown R2 – Looks value at near $20
Cranbourne: Diode R3 – Trialled well. Happy to watch though
Cranbourne: Zorro’s Dream R4 – He’s a bet at $7. Trialled very well
Hawkesbury: Suave R4 – Betting up big time no matter what price
Monday October 14
Tamworth: Moshway R6 – Hopefully bookies have missed. Trial was enormous
New South Wales
Tuesday October 8 (Warwick Farm): Talk about a horse that’s flying. My Nordic Hero is indeed flying and he won ran second in Heat 1, but could have easily won had Bossy gone full bore. Loved the way he went to the line next to a Group l performed mare in Danzdanzdance. If he resumes at 1400m+, he’d almost be a good bet depending on price. Murungal didn’t smash the clock relative to the morning but his win in Heat 5 was pretty sharp. Showed a really good turn of foot when asked by Jay Ford and put a gap on his rivals rather quickly. Interesting to see where he resumes.
To view the Warwick Farm trials click here
Tuesday October 8 (Gosford): All eyes were on Redzel and In Her Time for the Everest in Heat 1, but Bobbing was the one that caught my eye. Loved the way he poked through and found the line under no riding to run third and he’s right in contention IMO for the Kosciuszko next Saturday. Go all the way down to Heat 16 to find Invincible Prince, who hasn’t done a great deal in two career outings but this was a sharp trial win. Not sure the tight track suited him but once he balanced up in the straight, he moved like a nice horse and won with plenty in reserve.
To view the Gosford trials click here
Monday October 7 (Cranbourne): There were some nice performances this morning, starting with Easy Beast in Heat 1. Mitch Aitken couldn’t hold him any slower yet still ran 45.71. Not sure what races are in store for him, but he looks to be in for a good prep. Zorro’s Dream is down to debut at Cranbourne on Sunday and I loved the way he went in Heat 6. He was tucked in behind the speed before getting clear and going to the line with purpose under no riding. Diode is a Mick Kent first starter and is another down to have start one on Sunday. Was wide throughout on speed and went to the line under no pressure in a nice piece of work. Miss Amelia is an interesting one. Was really keen on her prospects when trained by Bjorn Baker, but nothing went right on debut at Nowra. Now with David Briedoake and thought she trialled well to win Heat 12, near the speed/rail and going through her gears nicely. Condo’s Express looks to be flying based on Heat 18. He was back and wide but cruised to the line and loved the way he went under a hold, and bear in mind did it without the blinkers. Royal Crown is down to debut at Cranbourne on Sunday and he poked between runners nicely in Heat 20, finding the line strongly under a hold from Mitch Aitken.
To view the Cranbourne trials click here
Friday October 11 (Flemington): The Hayes/Dabernig team produced a couple of nice juveniles in this set of jumpouts, starting with La Girl in Heat 3. She was wide throughout on speed but once she was given a dig in the ribs, the response was instant and she ended up going to the line under a hold in a nice piece of work. It was nice, but Hilflager looked much more impressive in winning Heat 5. Held the rail on speed before being clicked up and he showed a nice turn of foot go on and win the trial in solid time for 2YO’s. Interesting to see where he debuts.
To view the Floemington jumpouts click here
Monday October 7 (Lark Hill): It’ll be interesting to see what races are in store for Flirtini, but gee her win in Heat 6 was the standout of the morning. Sat last in the field of three before easing wider and she went through her gears in such impressive fashion and absolutely bolted up, running sub 56 for the 950m, which is flying. She’s in for a good Carnival I suspect.
To view the Lark Hill trials click here