Future winners on show in heats
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.
Others to trial well were: RAIN SONG, SUNNY AFTERNOON, KARAVALI, WILD FORTUNE, and POWER OF WEXFORD.
Bon Amis trialed impressively after a five-month spell.