Solicitor’s rise set to continue
TALENTED sprinter STATE SOLICITOR can continue his rise through the ranks in the west after a strong win in a classy Lark Hill trial on Monday.
Some of Perth’s best gallopers went around in a couple of 950m heats but the winner six from eight stood above them.
State Solicitor, who was beaten one length in the Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes back in November, sat three wide all the way in his trial before moving up on the turn and he asserted some authority late to win by about half a length. He ran down MILITARY REIGN, who also contested the Winterbottom, while back in field and not tested was DISPOSITION finishing about 1-¼ lengths from his stablemate.
The following 950m heat was taken out by comeback sprinter MADASSA.
This smart five-year-old posted his second trial win this month and also hasn’t raced since the Winterbottom but the 2015 edition where he ran fourth to Buffering.
He led all the way and did it comfortably downing the very handy FIRST AMONG EQUALS and an under pressure ASTRONOMITE.
Madassa is likely to resume in the Northam Stakes on May 7, First Among Equals heads there also and State Solicitor could line up.
First Among Equals is Adelaide bound while CHOCOLATE HOLIC, who had a quiet time in sixth behind Madassa, is headed for the Darren Weir stable Victoria.
Away from proven gallopers, RACY AVA made a nice first impression with strong win in her first public outing.
The two-year-old filly led all the way and jockey Jarrod Noske had a good look around at 100m before she established handy margin.
Definitely like to have another look at DOWN ‘N’ DIRTY after running fifth in what was his first trial since December.
Jockey Shaun Meers stood pretty high in the irons as he allowed the gelding to just brush home a couple of lengths off the winner.
It was similar story with another unraced youngster called POLAR ICE and you can throw lightly raced filly HALLDORA and handy four-year-old LUKE’S GOLD into that ‘easy trial’ category.