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: Busy past seven days. Started last Friday with Xanthus winning impressively at the Sunny Coast. Sixties Groove pulled up lame in the Wyong Cup so a total forgive. Stack of runners stepped out on Saturday, with Funstar being the best in second, starting off her Spring prep in good style. Mocambo got a pass mark while in the Concorde, Nature Strip went back to old tricks of pulling his head off and Zoustyle didn’t quite measure up. Cup Night got a pass mark, just, first up at Belmont when third. Sisstar was backed off the map at Murray Bridge on Sunday and bolted up, likewise Sangria on Thursday, who smashed the track record when winning at Hawkesbury. Aneesa resumed at Mornington and was just fair while back at Hawkesbury, the market said Iresign would need the run and that’s how it panned out.
Saturday September 14
Belmont: Tellem We’re Comin R8 – Runs up to the trial, he’ll be winning
Flemington: Gailo Chop R7 – If he leads and is left alone, he can run top three
Kembla: Natanya R1 – She’ll win if she runs up to the Canterbury trial
Morphettville: Array Of Sunshine R8 – Think she’ll get to $20+ and run very well
Rosehill: Castelvecchio R5 – He’s better than these surely?
Sunday September 15
Geelong: Cochada R9 – Really keen to see him resume
NEW SOUTH WALES
Monday September 9 (Hawkesbury): Wasn’t the fastest time of the morning but really liked the way Improvement moved to win Heat 7 on speed under Rachel King. Wasn’t asked for an effort at any stage and looked to go about her business nicely. Can with with the right placement. Suave from Heat 12 interests me. Hadn’t been sighted since December but here he is as an unraced four year old, so James Cummings has taken his time and I think the stable will be rewarded because I loved the way he found the line late under little riding.
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Tuesday September 10 (Grafton): This Highway next Saturday will be an absolute beauty with Floki confirmed to head there for Danny Williams, along with Plonka, who will resume for Warren Gavenlock and I have him penned down as a Country Championships horse for next year. Showed really good promise in his first prep and his trial here after the race meeting was outstanding, under a hold and ran really sharp time. Looks to have developed really nicely with the break and I think he’ll comfortably measure up next Saturday and for the future in better races.
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Tuesday September 10 (Randwick): Stevie Wonder can see how well Classique Legend is trialling and the way he let down in Heat 1 tells me he’s going to take beating in whatever he contests and at the moment, he’s the horse I want to be on for the Everest. He’s a star. In the same heat, Cascadian looks to be spot on, potentially for the Bill Ritchie next week en route to the Epsom. He’s flying. The George Main looks the race for Happy Clapper and he cleaned out the cobwebs to win Heat 2. Given a decent hit out under Tommy Berry and he bolted up. In the same heat, didn’t mind the way Sweet Thomas found the line under little riding. If he can find a dry track, he’ll be competitive in staying races. Heat 3 saw Signore Fox trial and once again, he was excellent late under no real pressure, closing off nicely. Not sure what the Snowden camp has in mind for him, but he looks right on track.
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Monday September 9 (Cranbourne): Cochada looks a very exciting prospect and he resumes on Sunday at Geelong off the back of nice effort in Heat 1 this morning when near the speed throughout before getting clear air in the straight and wasn’t asked for an effort, likely to clean out the cobwebs for Sunday, where he does look extremely hard to hold out.
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Friday September 13 (Flemington): Not sure what race the Hawkes camp has in mind for Bella Martini but Heat 1 saw her win and it was clearly the best she has trialled. Usually she sits off them and finds the line but this morning she was kicked out of the gates to lead and under no real pressure late, won the trial impressively. May resume in the How Now? If so, she’ll be hard to beat there, or whatever she contests this prep.
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Tuesday September 10 (Doomben): The babies stepped out in Heat 9 and I was taken by the performance of Gotta Kiss, a $150,000 purchase for Proven Thoroughbreds and given the ownership is all females, I dare say the Magic Millions will be on the radar and the way she went here, finishing off impressively under light riding, she looks above average, so keen to see her debut.
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Tuesday September 10 (Gold Coast): The Edmonds camp are fine tuning Dream Master and making sure the antics which saw him dump Jackson Murphy are behind him. He won Heat 3 this morning and led all the way under Jeff Lloyd. Was under a good hold throughout and won nicely, though the time wasn’t the sharpest relative to the morning, but he has race fitness and two trials under the belt now for his return.
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Tuesday September 10 (Murray Bridge): Decent set of jumpouts at Murray Bridge on Tuesday morning and the standout was Experimentation in Heat 8, who hasn’t raced since scoring a fab win on August 17. He led most of the way in this jumpout and wasn’t asked for any effort at all. He appears to be a horse with sustained speed, which is a really good attribute to have, so keen to see him race.
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Monday September 9 (Lark Hill): The Ascot Carnival isn’t far away and some nice horses are trialling gearing up for the Carnival, including the above average sprinter Special Reward, who won Heat 3 when on speed and going on to do it nicely under no real pressure in fast time. He’s right on track. Miss West Caost is a very good 3YO filly who looks to have come back really well if her Heat 6 trial win is any guide. Sat off a good speed before being presented wider on the turn and under light riding, she savaged the line and looks set for a big Spring/Summer, hopefully as a 1200-1400m horse. The standout of the morning and nearly the standout of the week was Levitate, an unraced Simon Miller three year old absolutely trotted up in Heat 10. Led most of the way and what was impressive was the change up speed when asked. It was instant and he put them away arrogantly late. Really keen to see him debut.
To view the Lark Hill trials click here