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 quiet week in terms of winners. Harbour Views was very impressive in winning at Caulfield while on Thursday at Gosford, Iresign finally got race fit and broke the maiden status. The jury is out on Petrelle, Island Daze and Jonker. Validation was most unlucky at Belmont while I wouldn’t give up on horses like Experimentation, Assertive Approach, The Bostonian and Amangiri.
Saturday October 5
Eagle Farm: Gotta Kiss R1 – Been hot on her for a few weeks. Confident she wins
Flemington: Celebrity Dream R4 – Not sure it’s her race first up
Flemington: Santa Ana Lane R6 – Clearly he can win. I couldn’t back him though
Randwick: Every Rose R1 – One to beat in the Gimcrack
Randwick: Beyliks R2 – One to beat in the Breeders
Randwick: Nitrous R2 – Real professional and a good looker
Randwick: Signore Fox R9 – Gee I’m keen on him
Monday October 7
Muswellbrook: Vintage Flyer R6 – Should be winning
NEW SOUTH WALES
Tuesday October 1 (Rosehill): I didn’t mind the way My Nordic Hero went in Heat 1. He ran last and was beaten just over six lengths, but the last 50-75m and through the line, I thought he was quite good. Once he gets to 1600m-2000m, he’ll come into his own I reckon. Heat 8 saw Kapajack go around and he followed on from his impressive Warwick Farm trial. He jumped much better and was near the speed throughout, but looked to be going very easily under Tommy Berry in another lovely piece of work. He’s going really well.
To view the Rosehill trials click here
Monday September 30 (Cranbourne): Talk about a horse that is flying. Tarwin is flying for Mick Kent and his Heat 10 win tells me he’ll go close to winning whatever he contests next time out. Near the speed nearer the inside part of the track before taking the lead under a hold and he bolted clear late. Been a while since a horse at Cranbourne has jumped out as well as him.
To view the Cranbourne jumpouts click here
Monday September 30 (Gold Coast): Chris Waller had some nice types step out for this session, starting with Cellarman in Heat 2. Keen Array led throughout and was good, but loved the way Cellarman closed off under little riding and took off significant ground. He looks to have come back well, likewise Zourkhan. He ran fourth in Heat 3 and I thought he was a real eye catcher, sitting back off the pace but found the line very nicely. If he finds a wet track this prep, he’ll just about be winning. Heat 11 saw Entertainer lead throughout. Unraced Zoustar 3YO gelding for the Waller stable that showed good speed to lead all the way and he had a bit in reserve on the line I felt and ran decent time for the morning.
To view the Gold Coast trials click here
Thursday October 3 (Murray Bridge): Shamino didn’t do much in July behind Tavisan at Sandown, so the connections sent him to Phillip Stokes. He ran in Heat 4 here and he was on par as the standout of the morning. Sat off the speed before getting clear air under Crowther, and he just went through his gears brilliantly to win, the margin being over eight lengths and running good time. Just Zerene won Heat 6 and it’s just about a case of any price for her first up, provided it’s a maiden race. She’s flying. Had the barrier mishap a couple of Saturdays back, but looks to be back on track based on this trial win where she won under a hold from Vorster and could have won by a space had she been extended.
To view the Murray Bridge trials click here
Tuesday October 1 (Belmont): Great to see the WA Derby winner Regal Power back and Heat 7 was his second trial for the prep. Loved the way he went. He won the trial and did it under no real pressure from Pike, who had him just off the speed before peeling into clear air and under his own steam, he went on to win the trial with plenty in hand. Really keen to see how he goes during the Carnival.
To view the Belmont trials click here