Chet dom­i­nates

Cum­mings gal­loper the stand­out af­ter smash­ing ri­vals

The Sportsman Midweek - - Camera Charts - SHAYNE O’CASS

YOU know a horse tri­alled pretty well when it fin­ished 13-lens in front of TERRAVISTA.

That was the CHETWOOD that we’ve all been miss­ing!

Jeff Penza took no pris­on­ers on the long strid­ing geld­ing in 900m heat at Can­ter­bury Fri­day morn­ing winning the trial by 11-lens and still quite well within him­self, Chetwood that is.

Terravista was fourth, he wasn’t out there to make Chetwood’s life tough – cruis­ing around un­der The Gun at a fairly leisurely pace.

Back to Godol­phin now and their two-year- olds – PLAGUE STONE, ROHERYN and GONGS. The two Lohnro colts, Plague Stone and Roheryn – tri­alled as well as any twoyearold that we have seen so far this year; these are two se­ri­ously good colts.

Plague Stone won by 5.3lens, Roheryn (ex Man­ning­ton) by 4.3-lens, but it wasn’t the big mar­gins that got ev­ery­one ex­cited, it was the amaz­ing ac­cel­er­a­tion each of them showed.

Gongs was good no doubt but not nearly as im­pres­sive as the two men­tioned above.

James Cum­mings won the last of 15 heats with an­other Lonhro replica in SOOTH­ING.

This three-year- old filly has fin­ished 7/8 and 6/12 in her only two runs last cam­paign – dis­ap­point­ing given what tal­ent she has.

She is ab­so­lutely well worth fol­low­ing through this cam­paign.

Heat 1 went the way of BROGUE who can pull out a big run fresh when he pro­duced on race­day some­where soon.

He eas­ily ac­counted for FOR­EVER DREAM in the 1100m trial which was marked

by a huge fin­ish­ing burst from TU­MUL­TUOUS who was 1.3lens third.

Granted his race fit and only got in­ter­ested late but it was a de­cent trial to say the least.

Heat 2 was won by For­ever Dream’s sta­ble­mate MER­I­CAN.

This Richard Freed­man trained three-year- old was 9/11 on de­but at Kem­bla on Oct 14, very dis­ap­point­ing for all con­cerned be­cause he is way, way bet­ter than that as we saw last Fri­day morn­ing.

The one to fol­low long term and at a high level too is the run­ner-up Mer­i­can named VAISHALI.

This Chris Waller-trained filly is by Se­poy out of AJC Oaks and Ran­vet Stakes win­ner Repub­lic Lass whose five foals are all winners, the best of which is Lonhro son The Con­glom­er­ate who won pres­ti­gious Group 1 Dur­ban July Hand­i­cap in South Africa.

Vaishali was bought for $250,000 as a year­ling, good buy­ing when you con­sider the pedi­gree and that she seems to have a gen­uine tal­ent.

Two more from the Waller

camp that are well worth men­tion­ing; AUER­BACH and ASSIOMA.

Auer­bach is fly­ing and is border­line good thing any­where he races first-up.

He is a re­ally nice horse by Den­man, four-year- old with only one run un­der the belt, he’ll be worth the wait for his pa­tient con­nec­tions.

Not only was his win a good one, a very good one in fact, this was one of the deep heats of the morn­ing.

As for As­simo, it was a strange trial to say the least.

We’d need a power point pre­sen­ta­tion go through ex­actly what hap­pened to her suf­fice to say that she was prob­a­bly go­ing her fastest af­ter the line than at any time be­fore it. Very strange. We know from some in­side mail that she’s good and so she should be as a daugh­ter of All Too Hard half to Xtrav­a­gant and He’s Re­mark­able.

Team Hawkes have a smash­ing good filly in DYSLEXIC, a daugh­ter of Foxwedge and Easy To read hence the clever moniker.

The grand- dam will be well known to all, Leg­i­ble, who won a Group 2, was run­nerup in Ge­orge Main, Ep­som and Golden Rose, and went on to throw dual Group 2 win­ner Trust­ing.

Bjorn Baker has a sen­sa­tional morn­ing; RE­DOU­BLE came through his (or­dered) trial in great shape and looks ready to bounce back to form next time.

The big run in the trial though was from Baker trained run­ner-up EGYP­TIAN SYM­BOL who was fly­ing home along the paint to grab sec­ond ahead of an un­hur­ried DOTHRAKI.

Keep in mind that Egyp­tian Sym­bol has a fresh record of three wins from four starts.

One would think she’ll be in Mel­bourne very soon.

Baker’s ‘oth­ers’ that shone were POS­I­TIVE PROB­LEMS, TONY’S RE­WARD, YOUR WAY and most as­suredly CON­NEMARA.

She is un­raced three-yearold filly by Fast­net Rock out Cana­dian Group 3 win­ner Sprung whose foals in­clude the stakeswin­ners, Taw­teen and Well sprung.

Our oth­ers are; STAR GALAXY SE­CRET LADY.

Chetwood won his trial by an im­pres­sive 11 lengths on Fri­day.

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