14 jump outs were run and won at Flemington on Friday morning, with a bit of quality right across the board for the session. Here are the trials/horses to follow from the morning.
Heat One- Open 800m (48.12):
Had to be taken by the trial of Booker for the Ellerton/Zahra team. Trucked up sweetly along the inside before getting the gap and bursting clear under no real pressure for a sharp win. She was the obvious. Keep an eye out for Langoustine for Godolphin. Still a maiden after three starts but won’t be the case much longer off this effort. Lovely piece of work.
Heat Two- 2YO 800m (47.01):
Very sharp trial win from Sunset Watch, an Akeed Mofeed colt for Goldin Farms and Team Hawkes. Led all the way and bolted up in one of the fastest times of the morning, doing things sweetly. Looks a really nice colt who could measure up in the better 2YO races. One of the better trial efforts of the morning.
Heat Three- Open 800m (47.10):
Very interesting to see this horse now with Team Snowden, with connections probably thinking he’s too good of a horse to be trained in the country and that he needs to be trained by a premier stable. This was the best trial effort of the morning clearly IMHO. Trucked up beautifully between runners off the pace before getting the gap and going through his gears without being touched. He’s a coming winner for sure.
Heat Five- Open 800m (47.00):
Muraaqeb looked very good to the eye in this trial. Got in behind the speed before straightening where he took a bit of riding to pick up but once his mind was on the job, he got to the line beautifully and charged to it and through it. Most punters fell into a similar trap re Muraahib, but this bloke looks a bit more reliable.
Heat Eleven- Open 800m (47.12):
Pleasing to see Tulip return in good order. Had the 1/1 sit throughout before coming off the bit on the turn. She picked up and her last 100-150 was very good as she hit the line with real purpose in a pretty solid trial. Only have to keep watching to see how she went through the line. She’s come back nicely. Will be interesting to see where she heads.