Con­chita set to head south af­ter im­pres­sive trial win

The Sportsman Midweek - - The Trackwork Winners -

LAST Tues­day’s Cess­nock bar­rier tri­als (all 800m) were con­ducted on a very heavy track and a few of the run­ners pro­duced wor­thy per­for­mances which should earn them a re­turn ticket to Mel­bourne next month.

First to the crease in the Open tri­als was lightly raced CON­CHITA and didn’t she give her ri­vals a spank­ing cross­ing the line 10-lengths clear in 46.97/33.50.

The three-year-old daugh­ter of Un­cle Mo won twice over the 1000m at Rand­wick last sea­son and I am cer­tain that her trainer Paul Perry will have a south­ern sprint cir­cled on his Vic­to­rian rac­ing cal­en­dar.

The sec­ond and third horses in the trial are no slow coaches ei­ther and both may head south Novem­ber.

BLAZ­ING STEEL cre­ated an im­pres­sion when win­ning on de­but at the Scone Cup car­ni­val while DAN­ISH TWIST was suc­cess­ful in Pro­vin­cial Cham­pi­onship. By the way both were just out for light ex­er­cise.

A sur­prise win­ner of the fol­low­ing heat was ZROYA who is a Bench­mark 55 mare but cer­tainly must be tagged as a fu­ture coun­try win­ner.

Trail­ing three lengths be­hind was lit­tle TWIST TOPS who has re­turned in su­perb or­der in readi­ness for a 1100m-1200m dash down the Flem­ing­ton straight.

Ear­lier this year Twist Tops won Inglis Clas­sic at Rand­wick be­fore run­ning a gal­lant third in the Group 2 Magic Night ... sec­ond was Omei Sword!

Robert Thomp­son could ride the Cess­nock track blind­folded but his eyes were wide open as he had an arm­chair win­ning ride aboard LADY JIVAGO.

The mare didn’t mea­sure up to ex­pec­ta­tions dur­ing the Au­tumn but her pre­vi­ous form in­cluded four wins for earn­ings of $259,000.

BROOK ROAD (third) and ONEMOREZETA (fifth) are again likely to cross the bor­der with the TRUCK FULL sign likely to be on the back of Lees Rac­ing Trans­port.

The first two-year-old trial in the Hunter Val­ley was a vic­tory for I Am In­vin­ci­ble colt

MR. GRUMPY and I don’t think trainer Paul Perry will ever be grumpy dur­ing this young­ster’s ini­tial cam­paign.

The good looker jumped fast and kept run­ning scor­ing by a tad un­der four lengths. Yes I do think a city win awaits. Six Maiden tri­als fol­lowed and there were some very en­cour­ag­ing ef­forts.

ISTHMIAN, THE WASP, CHAR­LA­TAN, STRYKING DE­BUT and BREAK UP will put a spring (ex­cuse pun) in your step af­ter they open their ac­count

dur­ing Oc­to­ber.

GUARD OF HON­OUR worked over 800m on the Beau­mont (14 me­tres) Satur­day morn­ing clock­ing 54.30 and a last 600m in 38.80.

“He nearly pulled my arms out of their sock­ets” was the post gal­lop com­ment from Aaron Bul­lock.

Guard of Hon­our will com­pete in Satur­day’s Group 2 Ro­man Con­sul and it won’t be easy as Astern Cap­i­tal­ist may be ri­vals.

Con­chita (light blue cap) blitzed her ri­vals in a re­cent trial at Cess­nock on a heavy track

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