Clearly on song

Group 1 sprinter the im­prove af­ter trial

The Sportsman Midweek - - News -

GROUP 1 win­ner CLEARLY IN­NO­CENT may have ap­peared a tad lack­lus­tre in his Gos­ford bar­rier trial on Au­gust 25 but he was cer­tainly song a gal­lop six days later.

The classy sprinter worked off steadily from the 1000m on the course proper (20 me­tres) and was only asked to quicken from the 600m.

Un­der the guid­ance of Louise Day, Clearly In­no­cent was un­der a firm grip as he reeled off a 36.80 with the best part of his work the fi­nal 100m-he at­tacked the wire sav­agely.

Af­ter win­ning the Group 1 Kings­ford Smith (1300m) at Ea­gle Farm in late May Clearly In­no­cent was dis­ad­van­taged when the Group 1 Strad­broke was trans­ferred to Doomben but still ran a coura­geous third.

An­other Group 1 horse THE MIS­SION may re­sume in Satur­day’s 2 Run To The Rose and the Cham­pagne Stakes win­ner is a healthy colt.

The pow­er­ful three-year-old looked treat when strolling over 800m in 53.20 with a last 600m in 37.70 and had heaps in re­serve.

ALL AFLUTTER will be hard to toss in Bench­mark 55/60 judg­ing by her strong gal­lop on Satur­day.

The dark grey mare strode over 800m in 53.65 (37.80) and im­pressed with her late surge to the line.

Qual­ity mare IN HER TIME had a quiet trot and can­ter as she pre­pares for some deep Group events in the next two months.

She was sched­uled to trial at Rose­hill yes­ter­day and I can’t wait for the O’cass re­port!

One day ev­ery­thing will fall into place for WHAT COULD BE and he will sa­lute at juicy odds.

His gal­lop over 800m in 49.25 (34.60) was an ab­so­lute watch stop­per.

Lightly raced Lonhro geld­ing CORDDONED has found his way from Godol­phin to the sta­bles of Kris Lees and looked part when stretching over 800m in a com­fort­able 56.10 (40.80).

A few plac­ings on the pro­vin­cial cir­cuit are his best per­for­mances so a set weight Maiden looks ideal.

BAN­NER SEA­SON, a 1600m Maiden win­ner be­fore go­ing to the paddock, has re­turned in fine or­der and may de­velop into a handy stayer.

The three-year-old son of Medaglia D’Oro was just out for a light work­out do­ing 1000m in 1.11.60 (40.40).

GAD­FLY took no harm from his win at Wy­ong last week and looked an ab­so­lute treat when can­ter­ing on the pro ride.

Have no fears if he backs up at War­wick Farm to­mor­row.

IN­TRIN­SIC is a promis­ing filly who has ben­e­fited from her two bar­rier tri­als and to the eye she will pro­duce first-up.

The daugh­ter of So You Think did a steady 55.90 (40.60) in prepa­ra­tion for her re­turn which could be to­mor­row.

Spot­ted two lovely Gooree owned fil­lies cruis­ing over 800m in 54.95 (39.90) and the un­raced pair are bred to run.

HEAT HAZE (Fast­net Rock) and NAIS KO (Ex­ceed and Ex­cel) had ed­u­ca­tional bar­rier tri­als last month and de­rived ben­e­fit from the ex­pe­ri­ence.

Clearly In­no­cent is work­ing well as he pre­pares for his re­turn

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