TRIALS REVIEW- AQUIS Beaudesert 15/10/2019.
TRIAL 1: OPEN 1050m (1:02:89)
As expected KEEN ARRAY was able to win the trial. He jumped to the front and when given a little squeeze at the top of the straight held the margin to COMIC STORY in 2nd who also trialed well. KEEN ARRAY had trialed well before this and he looks ready to go to the track and be hard to beat. COMIC STORY was very good at the end of last prep, might trial again, not sure but looks to have come back well.
TRIAL 2: OPEN 1050m (1:03:59)
Bit of a speed battle up front in this heat, FANX and MISHANI HONCHO led by 4-6L midway through. TUMULTUOUS is the horse with the best record and you had to like the way he let down in the straight to win the trial. He is a 2000m+ horse when he’s up and about but was very impressive here.
TRIAL 4: TWO YR OLD 1050m (1:04:44)
Most trialed well here. They only went slow and was a bit of a sprint home. HANCORA FIELD led and wasn’t pushed out at all to run 2nd. The Edmonds trained PERNELL cruised past late but wasn’t really asked for an effort either. TESTABELLO for the Dunn camp was eased early, saved ground on the corner and a pass mark to run 3rd. Hard to get a real guide off this tempo and would like to see them step out again.
TRIAL 5: THREE YR OLD 1050m (1:05:03)
The Edmonds three ran 1,2,3 in this. SALINA was given a decent trial she ran along in front and was pushed out to win. Still liked the trial and she’s a Redoute’s Choice filly who might be able to go through the grades up here in the new stable. FALLOW and BARODA probably trialed as good as the winner and wouldn’t mind seeing them again.
TRIAL 7: THREE YR OLD 1050m (1:04:25)
A couple of nice colts here again for the Edmonds camp. GLOBAL CITIZEN made good improvement from his first trial, he led here. Stablemate TACTICAL MOVE loomed alongside and they raced each other in this trial. GLOBAL CITIZEN did everything right while TACTICAL MOVE was a little green and asked for a little more. They went over the line together and both look like horses who can win early in their career.
TRIAL 8: CL2 1050m (1:03:34)
Good CL2 trial this. WILLO TITTO has joined the Costa camp, saved ground and got through under ROTHENBURG to win. Both those horses trialed well. SIMPLY SACRED might have been the best trial here, she might be a stayer but both her recent trials have been very good and might be able to sprint well fresh. USMANOV is a promising type, he was given a very soft trial late and more than a pass mark.
TRIAL 13: CL1-CL5 900m (54.27)
Handy sort of trial this. PAPER TRADE found some good form at the end of last prep, he found the front here and liked the way he held them all off. Should be able to win more races this time in work. Best trial here was BLUE COMET, he’s a still a CL3 horse and was placed out of his grades last prep (understandable as he looks handy). If Noel Doyle wants, he can find a couple of nice races to go through the grades now.
TRIAL 14: MAIDEN 900m (53.35)
All about OH FIVE GLORY in this trial. As expected she dominated the rest of these. She’s well above average and off this trial the Hulbert team will be able to find a few suitable races, likely to stick to the sprint trips this time in work I would suspect.
BEST OF THE TRIALS:
OH FIVE GLORY
Gold Coast Trials – 30/09/19
*A massive 18 trials at Aquis Park today on a Good 4 surface. Fourteen trials over 1000m and four over the 900m. Here are some comments of the best trials and trailers from the morning.
TRIAL 2- 1000m. OPEN (59.35)
The second quickest of the 1000m trials and you’d expect so being the open race. KEEN ARRAY was able to hold the fence and slide up before the corner to lead. Really liked what we witnessed here. He did race well for the Edmonds stable at his first prep for them but he is 17 runs without a win. CELLARMAN was the other eye catcher but he is also a long time between wins and that’s the query.
TRIAL 5- 1000m. 3YR OLD (1.01.56)
A slow trial here but liked the way most of them went. Focusing on the first four over the line, KALLIE was the winner and COMPLIANCE the runner up. Both weren’t asked for a lot. KALLIE was just pushed out a little more to win the trial. Loved the run of INDIAN DREAMER who is yet to make a debut, he is a son of Sepoy and come from last to be the strongest through the line and could have won if pushed out. The other Edmonds runner BEFANA had a very easy time of it but again very good and keen to see if they trial again or go straight to the races.
TRIAL 10- CLASS 2 (1.00.54)
Another trial most of them went well. SIMPLY SACRED has had a stable change and now with the Edmonds. Showed a bit last prep, may have just trained off or it all just come a bit soon for her. She won the trial but thought the sneaky trial of the stablemate HAUTCLERE was every bit as good. He is an ex-Victorian who has only won the one race but placed on six other occasions and looks well placed with the new stable to work his way through the grades. ROCK DANCER was good through the line, CHINA PLATE led them up before having an easy time late and BULLET SHOT also a pass mark.
TRIAL 17- CLASS 1-6. 900m (54.55)
Easily the quickest of the 900m trials and very confident multiple winners will come out of this trial. BULLET SPEED was four wide the trip but still showed a good turn of foot and was then as good as anything through the line. He’s a Snitzel gelding who won his only race start last prep and will be going through the grades this prep. The Dunn stablemate ROTHENBURG ran 2nd here, he was another who ran well last prep and should be able to get to CL3 level through this prep. SHEZANDI AS joins the Bruce Hill stable from Victoria, she brings a record of (8:1:3:2) and she can build on that off this trial.
OTHERS RUNNERS OF NOTE:
TESTABELLO was in the 2yr old (Trial 15). He’s a big beautiful colt but still a bit raw so I’d say we will see him at the trials again before he hits the track. Looks to have a stack of ability and keen to see where he can get to this prep.
RIDERSHILL is a Bryan and Daniel Guy 3yr old who won Trial 16. He didn’t show great speed early, was just behind the leaders on the corner and when asked he found a couple of lengths like good horses do. He may take a run or two but he’s another I’m sure can run well throughout his first racing prep.
DIVINE ELEVEN, a Redoute’s Choice colt who had a very quiet first trial at Murwillumbah in May was able to win Trial 18. The runner up ALL STYLE also trialled well, I was just taken with DIVINE ELEVEN when he let down. A nice big action and looks to cover ground really well.