At­tor­ney files solid gal­lop

The Sportsman Weekend - - International Races - By RAY HICKSON

IT’S hard to line up what he beat but you couldn’t be any­thing but im­pressed by the well re­lated STATE AT­TOR­NEY’S win­ning ef­fort at Bel­mont on Mon­day.

The young­ster, who nat­u­rally races in the cerise and white of Bob Peters, is a full brother to WA Derby win­ner Re­spon­dent and a half-brother to ex­cit­ing sprinter State Solic­i­tor.

He was a trial win­ner at Pin­jarra back in Jan­uary but, as is the Peters norm, has been given time and he beat two ri­vals into ground in his 1000m trial this week.

Af­ter tracking the other pair to the turn the geld­ing picked them up un­der a hold and was asked lengthen in fi­nal 100m putting a big gap on them.

Those of us that have been wait­ing for ROGAN SCENT to de­but af­ter her stun­ning first trial win a cou­ple of weeks ago shouldn’t have too much longer to wait fol­low­ing an­other eye-catch­ing hitout.

She didn’t win this time but the three-year-old filly cruised down the out­side to get within half a length un­der a de­cent hold.

She’ll be win­ning on de­but, wher­ever Fred Ker­s­ley takes her.

YEAH DARDY was the most dom­i­nant win­ner by mar­gin at the Bel­mont ses­sion and he went to line full of run­ning to score by six.

He’s lightly raced won an As­cot maiden first-up last prepa­ra­tion. Ex-Godol­phin geld­ing

CRUACHAN had his first trial for Si­mon Miller and while beaten a few lengths in third in his heat he was kept un­der a tight grip and surely had plenty more to give. Un­raced two-year-olds TAKE THE STAND (Si­mon Miller) and FORCE­FUL (Grant & Alana Willi­ams) hit the line locked to­gether in their 1000m trial and each run had merit.

Take The Stand led kicked away be­fore just hold­ing off Force­ful who fol­lowed him but took a while to wind up and close the mar­gin.

TIME ON MY SIDE has now won two tri­als lead­ing into her re­turn and if she’s taken a bit of im­prove­ment from the break she may break through.

The filly has run fifth at As­cot in both her starts to date and proved a bit too speedy for her ri­vals af­ter steal­ing a break around the bend. A few oth­ers to trial well were AC­TION, POND ZERO and VENUS EBONY.

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