There’s nothing Slow about Burn
SLOW BURN ensured that she will be a red-hot favourite when she resumes, and most likely wins, at Canterbury tomorrow after a mind blowing trial win the Randwick heats last Monday morning.
The Les Bridge-trained daughter of Duporth was level pegging at the 200m but exploded away from others to win by 5.5-lens in 1050m heat with a better than 33.70s last 600m.
Slow Burn is 3s 1- 0-1 thus far, the win was over 1200m at Canterbury on Apr. 17 where she beat Noire who franked the form with a next start win.
Stablemate ZONK, like Slow Burn, is also four-year-old mare with a vaguely similar record of 4s 1-2- 0.
If anything, she has a better record given that raced in stronger company than Slow Burn.
Zonk won her 1050m heat last week, she by 2-lens and in 0.3s faster time but with a slower set of closing sectionals than Slow Burn.
Capping off a huge morning for Les Bridge was ZOOM ZOOM, who like Zonk, is a granddaughter of his own Group 2 VRC Empire Rose Stakes (now the Group 1 Myer) winner Miss Zoe.
Zoom Zoom was fifth of the 10 in this her debut heat but was closing fast in traffic — great trial.
Heat 2 was an almost deadheat between Tulloch Lodge pair DEBONAIRLY and GLOBAL GLAMOUR who were okay, nothing more than that, and thus totally overshadowed by the two horses closest to them namely IMPENDING and Chris Waller recruit ALL OUR ROADS.
When he raced in New Zealand, was known as All Roads and comes here with a C.V of 20s 6-5- 0 including a Group 2 win.
His last run was 3.2-lens sixth of 18 in the Group 2 Easter Stakes at Ellerslie on Apr. 22.
Group 1 Godolphin trainer James Cummings had plenty of reason to be pleased with what happened last Monday particularly from Barbed’s little halfsister TIKI BAR.
This Sepoy filly is no Alizee but she has a stakes future none the less and absolutely flying into her spring campaign — something between 1200m and 1400m down south is within reach off.
Fourth behind Tiki Bar in the 735m heat was Godolphin’s Commands filly POPULAR who ran a super race on debut at the Farm when a closing third to The Mighty Fed a heavy 8 track.
Of the many other Godolphin team that excelled were; SEINE NET, REVENIRE, HANDFAST, RAIMENT, FEDERAL and SIAM. Siam crossed the line a neck ahead of HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL, a Gooree three-year-old gelding who actually beat Siam by nose when they locked horns in a Sep. 12 heat also at Randwick.
Highly Influential’s Gooree/ Mark Newnham stablemate SWEET VICTORY is surely ready to win on debut based on her two heat wins at Randwick trials on recent weeks.
It’s unlikely that we saw the 2018 Golden Slipper trial at Randwick last Monday but pick of those that did go around where THE ENZO and LEGISLATION who went one/two in Heat 10.
The Enzo is a Stratumtrained by the aforementioned Mark Newnham and sold for $50,000 at Inglis Classic.
He beat Legislation (Snowden Racing) by 0.2-lens.
Legislation was sold for the princely sum of $525,000 at Magic Millions and is a Not A Single Doubt from the celebrated Grey Flight female dynasty.
John Sargent’s COLOSSEUM KING was back at the trials after his nondescript 11th of 12 at Wyong on Sep. 1 and boy did he trial well.
The Bart Cummings bred gelding ran his rivals off their legs to win by 2.8-lens but in saying that, runner-up VINNIE POWER wasn’t a declared chaser.
Sarge’s GAUGUIN was most pleasing in winning the opener a length clear of VELADERO who was okay but nowhere near as impressive as his stablemate OKLAHOMA GIRL who made up many lengths under rising to finish a distant 2.8-lens away.
She wants a little more ground now than her excellent first-up third over 1400m at Rosehill on Sep. 9.
Heat 12 looked a very deep one to our eye.
Revenire won it but we really liked the effort of BLOWING KISSES whom Blake Shinn merely coaxed into sixth spot some 2.7-lens from the winner.
She’s always been a favourite of ours but caveat is, she does trial like a Group 1 horse but has been bit costly at times, not all of them but anything that gets beaten at $1.60 is always a worry.
Keep the faith though, she’s got talent and the pedigree being by Redoute’s Choice out of Coolmore Classic winner Eskimo Queen.
One other to mention from the same heat is CALANDA who was kept under quadruple wraps finishing with one other behind him.
Talented mare Blowing Kisses trialled well at Randwick.