Reconsider looks a star in the making after barrier trial
THE Wells family have a very nice three-year- old on their hands by the name of RECONSIDER who was the star of the Warwick Farm trials held last Monday morning.
The unraced son of Albrecht did it all so easily to take out his 798m in a slick time 46.89s with a 33.60s last 600m winning by 2.3-len.
This was in the wake of his nose second a WF heat back in July.
Clarry Conners had a big morning, he won a heat with DIDDLES who ran mighty race in last Saturday’s recordbreaking Gimcrack Stakes finishing second to Catch Me.
BOLERO KING was fifth of eight in his heat beaten only 2.2-len and looked like a bull in terms of frame. He’s powerfully built gelding that’s for sure.
The son of Nicconi has two of four first-up and could easily make it a third when he resumes shortly.
Stablemate FANNING had every chance to win his heat and delivered in spade beating DISCUSSIONS and MEMES courtesy of a lovely last 600m in 33.30s.
Another trainer who would have been pleased/thrilled with their lot last week is Clare Cunningham whose three runners in the opener all performed admirably, namely TRIPLE HERO (1st), ONTHETAKE (3rd) and ELKANO (6th of 7 beaten 3.3len, running on so well!).
Cunningham’s TIME OUT OF MIND was fourth to the aforementioned Fanning heat but all eyes were on the stable’s best horse – CRADLE MOUNTAIN in his heat.
This exciting son of the supreme Tasmanian stallion West Quest dived through late to finish 0.2-len second to RONSTAR in what was a wonderful effort on his behalf.
Cradle Mountain has won four of seven starts including that awesome win at Randwick last campaign where he won by 3.3-len in a time of 1:08.15 for the 1200m – that’s fast!
Joe Pride always has some worthy mentions when he trials his horses at the Farm – this time he had four, PECANS, EXCELLING, UNKNOWN UNIVERSE and a Gooree first time trialler named ABSOLUTE CONTROL who won his heat.
Absolute Control is out of the stakes winner Gamble Me whose offspring include the black-type performers Kinagat and Major Conquest.
Mark Newnham supplied the runner-up to Absolute Control with MESMER who is by Sepoy and has the great Copperama as her fourth dam. Nice first trial that one. Ditto from the third placed CROWN AFFAIR who is a superbly bred colt by Snitzel out of Gallant Tess making him half to Rock Hero, all trained by David Payne and owned John Cordina.
Speaking of ‘ lucky owners’, Anton Koolman (The Autumn Sun/Egg Tart/Youngstar, etc) has a lovely colt by Zoustar in the David Pfieffer camp that goes by name of MONTE DITTO.
The three-year- old is 3s 1- 0-1 at this point and was impossible to miss when finishing 3.1-len behind Joe Pride’s Excelling.
Stablemate INFINITELY PERFECT was last of eight behind Fanning but was never really called upon at any stage by rider Jean Van Overmeire and was 4.9-len off the winner. She will win a race very soon. Our others from these heats are; SO MAGIC, PSITTACINE, MANGIONE, ROHERYN, MIRACLE OF MIRACLES, MANDALONG ONE UP, INDICATORS ON, RARE EPISODE and TAJ who dead set must be the biggest horse since Holy Roller he wears the same cerise to match.