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 Saturday. Castelvecchio was excellent in the Dulcify and once he steps out over more ground, you’ll see a very good horse. At Morphettville, Array Of Sunshine got too far back on a day where being near the speed was an advantage. Forgive and forget, likewise Natanya from Kembla, who was wide no cover on a good speed. Gailo Chop looked in need of the run in the Makybe Diva while Tellem We’re Comin was ridden like he was a barrier trial at Belmont but found the line strongly in the Farnley. Cochada had excuses at Geelong on Sunday, Sky Diamonds struggled on the wet track at Warwick Farm while Dream Master spanked them at Doomben. Doves Cry was disappointing at Sale and Elgin teased again, like he’s done since day one.
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Saturday September 21
Belmont: Miss West Coast R2 – Keen on her chances fresh
Caulfield: Bella Martini R5 – Think she’s definitely worth an each way ticket
Randwick: Supernova R8 – Really keen on him
Randwick: Classique Legend R6 – If he runs up to his trials, he wins
Randwick: Jonker R6 – Likely outclassed
Randwick: Happy Clapper R7 – Heavy ground a ?
Randwick: Improvement R9 – Finds a wet track and a winnable race
Tuesday September 24
Wyong: Daphne Jean R5 – Runs well for sure
Wyong: Van Giz R5 – Prefer her over Daphne Jean
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Tuesday September 17 (Wyong): Heat 2 saw a bit of depth to it and I didn’t mind the effort of the Kim Waugh trained King Hewitt in behind them. Wasn’t asked for much of an effort but the last 50-75m, he really finished off nicely behind the above average stablemate Spring Charlie. Highlighted Malik after an impressive trial win at Muswellbrook and he stepped out in Heat 5, and again was impressive. On speed throughout under Christian Reith and he would have the trial had Reith sneezed. He looks a nice type, as does Daphne Jean, who won Heat 10. Debuts on Tuesday and this is the second time she’s been highlighted. Did a bit of work to kick up and lead but from there she moved well and went about her business nicely.
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Tuesday September 17 (Rosehill): Heat 5 saw the second trial of Celebrity Dream this prep. First trial saw her off speed and under a hold. This trial, she was off speed, but this time, she was shaken up and I liked the way she responded in testing conditions. Interesting to see where she heads. The standout of the morning, perhaps the entire week, was Amangiri in Heat 6. Gee she was trucking outside the speed under Tommy Berry and she could have easily bolted up had she been extended but she was under restraint, but looked to move very well. Heat 7 saw Supernova step out and I’m glad they’re running at Randwick on the heavy, because I think he’ll be winning. He was absolutely bolting in this trial and could have won it had Avdulla wanted him to. He’s flying. Van Giz debuts at Wyong on Tuesday and Bjorn Baker has a nice type on his hands here. Second time she’s been highlighted and she looked to move well on speed under little pressure from Nash, who will ride her on Tuesday.
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Thursday September 19 (Ararat): Archie Alexander produced Lord Kensington in Heat 2 and I thought he was very impressive in the way he moved the grey. Off speed, peeled wide and under no real riding, picked them up like a nice horse to win the jumpout. Not sure what plans he has with this three year old but the horse looks like he might have some ability. The jumpout we all wanted to see was Heat 16 and if you’re trialling better than Petrelle, then you’re flying, and that is what Harbour Views is. He’s low flying. Petrelle was on speed and very good in her self, but gee I liked the way Harbour Views moved under Johnny Allen.
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Friday September 20 (Flemington): The Bostonian will resume in the Moir next Friday night and he looks spot on if his Heat 1 performance was any guide. On speed and wide under Williams, but looked to be bolting and had something in hand to mine. The race shape of the Moir will be interesting but off what he did during the Brisbane Winter, he’s up to that level I think. Assertive Approach is an up and coming sprinter who could be heading there too and he looks to be going very well. He won Heat 2 under Dwayne Dunn and wasn’t asked for an effort at all in winning. He always trials well, but this is the best he’s trialled.
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Thursday September 19 (Morphettville Parks): Just the two from this set of trials, starting with Resurge in Heat 4, who led most of the way under Barend Vorster and while he was on the best ground, he did it comfortably and had plenty to offer. The standout of the morning was clearly Puissance Dusoleil from Heat 10. Unraced filly who again, found the best of the track, but she had gears to the eye and went through them very comfortably in a most impressive trial win and the time was very sharp relative to the morning. Keen to see her debut.
Monday September 16 (Lark Hill): Just the one from Lark Hill on Monday and it came in Heat 13 via Validation, who resumed at Northam in a maiden where she got back and found the line strongly behind Jenja, who has since run well in town then won yesterday at Northam again, so that form reads well. This trial though was clearly the best of the morning. Led and bolted up, running near sub 56, which is flying, and did it comfortably. She’s got a maiden win in her very soon.
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