Kaeper­nick ready for his next tar­get

The Sportsman Midweek - - Latest Trackwork - SHAYNE O’CASS

IF The TAB Ever­est had a field of 20 horses you would think some slot holder have snapped up KAEPER­NICK.

Not so silly when you con­sider that he split two Ever­est run­ners in Redzel and In­vin­ci­ble Star the Con­corde at his most re­cent out­ing.

John O’Shea re­ally has got this fella up and go­ing to a ca­reer best level, bear­ing in mind also that he won the South­ern Cross in Fe­bru­ary and fourth to now dual Group 1 win­ner Vid­dora in the Magic Mil­lions Sprint a month be­fore.

Kaeper­nick won a trial at Randwick last Fri­day morn­ing beat­ing PER­FORMER and oth­ers in what was a very deep heat.

Per­former went su­per and could be a horse to win a good race in Mel­bourne this cam­paign.

Not sure if he is go­ing for Cool­more Stud but strikes me as a horse who might ex­cel up the ‘straight six’.

One other worth men­tion­ing out of this same heat was GI­BRAL­TAR GIRL who

fourth, a mere 1.1-len from Kaeper­nick.

Les Bridge’s handy BRAVISSIMO bolted in to win his heat, the mar­gin was 1.5-len, but he was a supremely dom­i­nant win­ner, not sur­pris­ing though given that it was the stayer EQUIPPED who re­spon­si­ble for the chas­ing in the 1200m trial.

BANDOL, a lightly-raced three-year- old filly from Tul­loch Lodge, is race fit but that should not dis­tract her ex­cel­lent ef­fort in her heat where she fin­ished a solid 1.4-len fourth to SNIP­PETS LAND who was ship­shape in what he did.

James Cum­mings – the Ep­som win­ning trainer would have been most pleased with BEA­CON who won his heat by a bare 0.2-len but was very, very good just the same.

Back to Les Bridge now, and ku­dos his two charges LADY LE­GEND and THE SINNERMAN who fin­ished first and fourth re­spec­tively in the same heat.

Our pref­er­ence was for The Sinnerman who is go­ing great guns ahead of his im­mi­nent re­turn to rac­ing.

Gai Water­house and Adrian Bott pro­duced one of the most in­ter­est­ing tri­allers the morn­ing in Ja­panese-bred four-year- old geld­ing WOLFE whose dam, Peace Of World, was the Cham­pion two-yearold Filly in Ja­pan in 2002.

This un­raced chest­nut was given a rea­son­ably solid test and passed with fly­ing colours win­ning by 1.3-len over the Les Bridge-trained ZENARDINI who (in my opin­ion any­way) was bet­ter than the win­ner.

How she is un­placed in her four starts a mys­tery, she is so much bet­ter than that.

John O’Shea played two of his aces in the same heat in LOVED ONE (se­cond) and MERLINITE (fourth) both were out­stand­ing.

Loved One is a filly by Ocean Park out of More To Love who daugh­ter of three times NZ Brood­mare the Year, Fly­ing Floozie (dam of Star­craft and Fo­rum Floozie).

Pe­ter Paul Snow­den have an ex­tremely ta­lented horse on the books named NAPOLEON SOLO who was fan­tas­tic win­ning his heat.

This brother to Ho­bartville and Eskimo Prince win­ner Man From Un­cle was tipped out af­ter his im­pres­sive de­but third to Mas­ter Ash and Sneak­ing To Win in an un­com­monly strong mid­weeker at Can­ter­bury on July 4. He has a big fu­ture. First (Aus­tralian) crop sire Zebedee fast and smart colt at Tul­loch Lodge with the apt name of SPEEDYCOM who won his 735m heat by al­most 4-len.

Speedycom is a half-brother to Group 3 win­ner Eck­stein and boasts the great Canny Lass as his third Dam.

Still on Water­house and Bott, they won a cou­ple more two-year- old tri­als on the day with the in­sanely well-bred pair of IN­VIN­CI­BLE VI­SION and EVENING SLIP­PERS.

In­vin­ci­ble Vi­sion is a half to the Golden Slip­per win­ner Moss­fun whilst Evening Slip­pers is a full to Sweet idea and Show­time.

Evening Slip­pers is very fast and won her heat by 2.8len ahead of a yet an­other I Am In­vin­ci­ble, this one called ESPAANIYAH. Our oth­ers from last week’s

heats in­clude; CRIM­SON TICKET, NATALIA (above av­er­age!), KATIE DID IT, GREM­LIN (a Sav­abeel replica filly in the Godol­phin string), LADIES’ GEM and FLY­ING MOJO, an Un­cle Mo trained by An­thony and Ed­ward Cum­mings who have a knack with the breed.

We want to end on high note and for that we hone in on KOSCIUSKO from the Pat Web­ster camp.

This un­raced son of All Too Hard had his head on his chest the whole way – he dead­set looked like a dres­sage horse at

Olympics his front legs taped up Amer­i­can style, you re­ally should go and watch the vi­sion, it is quite re­mark­able.

Kaeper­nick won his trial at Randwick last week. Pic: Grant Guy

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