Fu­ture win­ners on show in heats

The Sportsman Midweek - - Trackwork - ALAN GOLLOGLY

LAST Tues­day’s Course Proper (13m/Soft 6) bar­rier tri­als at New­cas­tle will pro­duce a stack of fu­ture met­ro­pol­i­tan and pro­vin­cial win­ners.

The in­nings opened with the first of four Open 900m heats go­ing to Sav­abeel mare PIERINA who was re­sum­ing from a 14 week break.

The Scone/Gos­ford win­ner sat just off speed be­fore cruis­ing to a rel­a­tively easy un­touched vic­tory.

Run­ner-up CHARSEA’S GIFT should be a safe wa­ger in any Class 1 event in the com­ing weeks.

This time last year ROYAL TU­DOR was com­pet­ing in Mel­bourne be­hind the likes of Brave Smash, Santa Ana Lane and Voodoo Lad and he was far from dis­graced.

His trial win in­di­cated that the six-year- old is back in type of form and re­mem­ber that he does fire first-up.

Just be­hind Royal Tu­dor was ONLY WANNA SING who had rea­son­able Listed/ Group 2 form in Queens­land dur­ing May/June.

The son of Your Song will be dan­ger­ous when he hits Syd­ney.

Talk­ing of the city, it’s only a mat­ter time be­fore Heat 3 win­ner KING LEAR scores in the big smoke.

The son of Charge For­ward hadn’t ap­peared since win­ning two races at the Grafton car­ni­val and adopted his race pat­tern of get­ting back and storm­ing home in the trial.

King Lear ran his last 600m in 34.35 win­ning a Class 6 race on July 12.

The pre­vi­ous day, Belflyer ( Kosciuszko win­ner) ran a sim­i­lar sec­tional when sec­ond in the Ramornie.

Wel­come back BON AMIS. The lightly raced win­ner of four races, in­clud­ing one at Rose­hill, re­turned from a five month spell and was so im­pres­sive.

Wear­ing blink­ers, the son of Bon Hoffa sat out­side leader be­fore dash­ing clear at the 100m.

I loved the way Bon Amis re­sponded when given a light tap.

The next batch of Open tri­als were over 800m and GUARD OF HON­OUR made a mess of his ri­vals win­ning by five pan­els and jockey Aaron Bul­lock never moved a mus­cle.

The chest­nut may run in 955m scam­per on Cox Plate day at Moonee Val­ley.

Sta­ble­mates KEDAH and SIL­VER MELODY both won on de­but in July and the now three year olds stepped out in the same di­vi­sion.

Kedah won the trial and a fur­ther 1.5-len back in third was “Sil­ver” but mar­gin is of no con­se­quence as both fil­lies are ex­tremely ta­lented.

On the 28th Septem­ber, HAVENOT started $1.50 in a Dubbo Maiden and, after lead­ing, was un­con­trol­lable the straight hang­ing in badly to the run­ning rail.

Back to the tri­als and blink­ers re­moved, he went straight as a gun bar­rel scor­ing by a head but it could have been fur­ther.

Ku­dos to sec­ond placeget­ter MIMIC as her ef­fort was su­perb. The Medaglia D’Oro filly is a “put in take out” when she finds 1400m Maiden.


Bon Amis tri­aled im­pres­sively after a five-month spell.

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