Easy Mis­sion

Perry’s Group 1-win­ner looks on song for spring

The Sportsman Midweek - - News -

A 1200m heat opened the in­nings at last Wed­nes­day’s New­cas­tle Course Proper (12m out/ Soft 7) bar­rier tri­als and not sur­pris­ingly two of last sea­son’s Group 1 tro­phy hold­ers ran the quinella.

The Paul Perry trained Cham­pagne Stakes win­ner THE MIS­SION rid­den by Corey Brown came out of the gates on terms but by 700m the colt was hum­ming and led by 10 lengths.

Over the lat­ter stages Brown was kind to The Mis­sion and eased down he scored by a tad un­der five pan­els.

The Mis­sion’s bold front run­ning style could be an as­set when he lines up in fea­ture mid­dle dis­tance three-year-old races dur­ing the Spring.

The ef­fort of run­ner-up SENSE OF OC­CA­SION was so en­cour­ag­ing as he a “mile” from the tear­away at the 800m yet he knuck­led down with pur­pose over fi­nal stages.

The Doomben Cup win­ner looked a treat pre-trial and he will def­i­nitely add to his $1,671,020 bank bal­ance over the next two months.

Five Open tri­als over 900m fol­lowed and CO­HE­SION, a new ad­di­tion to the Cess­nock yard of Todd Howlett, was an in­ter­est­ing run­ner in Heat 5.

The four-year-old son of Lonhro x Come Hither started his ca­reer with Godol­phin and on Aus­tralia Day 2016 won a Listed Blue Di­a­mond Pre­view (1000m) at Caulfield.

Af­ter that Co­he­sion’s form went pear-shaped but judg­ing by his trial win the geld­ing is back in the zone. And he clocked the fastest last 600m of the 16 tri­als.

Spe­cial men­tion to placeget­ters — TICKLING and ROSA CAROLINA as their ef­forts were su­perb.

PS; IN­TRIN­SIC (F by So You Think) was merely out for light ex­er­cise in fifth po­si­tion.

Gooree owned WHIS­PERED SE­CRET was hav­ing her first trial for new trainer Kris Lees and daugh­ter of High Cha­parral didn’t dis­ap­point by win­ning un­der the guid­ance of Hugh Bow­man.

This filly won a Maiden at New­cas­tle in late March but then grad­u­ated to win­ning the Listed Fern­hill (1600m) be­fore a gal­lant third The Mis­sion in the Cham­pagne.

Lees and Bow­man were back in the win­ner’s cir­cle 10 min­utes later when Ja­panese im­port

HALLELUJAH BOY continued his solid trial form.

The flashy ch­est­nut has adapted so well and although he is not in the same class as BRAVE SMASH (sec­ond Caulfield 19/8) a Bench­mark 80 will be quite suit­able thank you.

Kim Waugh also landed an Open dou­ble when BLUETWENTYTWO and OX­FORD MAGIC saluted.

The for­mer raced well last cam­paign and a Class 1 will be a gift next month while Ox­ford Magic fits into sim­i­lar cat­e­gory but will be rac­ing at a higher level.

Just be­hind Ox­ford Magic was a very tal­ented horse called ECHO EF­FECT who ran sec­ond in the Group 2 Ho­bartville in Fe­bru­ary. Bow­man’s arm mus­cles were at full stretch.

There were 10 Maiden tri­als (900m) of which my high­lights were: (A) Aquis Farm owned a trial to trial dou­ble with the un­raced FORCE (G Pierro x Hosiery) and DANCE CORP (G Snitzel x Dance My Dance).

(B) Paul Perry put the sad­dle on four win­ners- WIN­NERS TALE, FLY­ING ROSE, MISS IMAG­I­NA­TION and IMO his best on ground SURJIN (C Stra­tum x Mel­bourne Rose).

(C) Philip Atkins only has a small string but always finds handy one — RET­RI­BU­TION Foxwedge x Belle D’Amour) may be the next.

(D) And one for Mr. Breed­ing Shayne O’Cass — STELLARA (F Se­poy x Stel­lar Vinia). Ran third in Heat 8 and fin­ished same in a Rand­wick trial 28/4 a neck be­hind Ke­men­tari !!!

And to the fol­low beaten brigade — MY MAGGIE, ALLIERATE, SKYLIGHT GLOW, WALLANGARRA and TUNBERRY.

Group 1-win­ner The Mis­sion looked bril­liant in a trial at Newc­s­tle last week

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