Spieth on track for Everest
WANTED: One Everest spot. Contact Bryce Heys.
What more does SPIETH have to do to earn his place in Australia’s $10m race?
Heys could well be asking himself the same question.
With any luck, Spieth should already be a dual Group 1 winner and his trial win at Warwick Farm was as good, probably better, than this X-Factor extraordinaire has ever gone at the trials.
Spieth won his 800m heat edging out Godolphin three-year-old MAR
SUPIAL with an eye-catching effort from the fourth placed
CONDOR HEROES who was ridden with a sit rather than go out and lead by 10 lengths which he could have easily done.
Genuine Caulfield and Melbourne Cup contender
INFERENCE continues to please ahead of his ambitious spring campaign.
The son of So You Think has been doing exactly what Team Hawkes would want to see from a Cups horse this far out the majors.
UGO FOSCOLO won Rosehill heat on Aug. 1 by 8.8-lengths but a strong case could be made that the 2016 NZ 2000 Guineas winner was more impressive on Monday despite the ‘mere’ 1.3-lengths winning margin.
He clocked a last 600m of 33.90s and had so much up his sleeve.
There was lovely little cameo in this same heat from Team Hawkes mare
EURO ANGEL who was doing her best work late finishing 2.1-lengths from Ugo.
Euro Angel has a compelling fresh record of 4s 2-2-0 which brings her into strong contention to win tomorrow’s Toy Show at Randwick.
Chris Waller trialled a quartet of three-year-olds that warrant special attention namely
CALCULATED, ANDAZ, CEDARWOOD and STAR OF THE SEAS.
Calculated was in no way disgraced beaten a half length last start by Siege Of Quebec at Rosehill; strong form that.
The son of So You Think beat Andaz by a nose in the 800m heat but had bit on his stablemate just the same.
Still, Andaz is unbeaten in his only two runs (Geelong/Flemington) and if he’s half as good as his sister Arinosa, he’ll be winning a whole lot more.
A quick nod to the other two, Cedarwood was good so too Star of The Seas who happens to be a threequarter-brother Spieth.
It wasn’t hard nominate the best bred horse at Warwick Farm on Monday — SMOOTH wins hands the down.
This unraced three-year-old filly is by Lonhro out of Miss Right Note which makes her a sister to Triple Crown winner and Champion First Season Sire, Pierro and a half to Wakeful Stakes winner AJC/
BRC and VRC Oaks placegetter Ambience.
Smooth won her heat by a halflength over stablemate ORGANZA, then COOK STRAIGHT and SHUD
ABEEN but in truth, this was a jump-out, a stroll, a breeze for all four in the trial.
Still on Godolphin, James Cummings would have been suitably delighted with the efforts of DURIF (ex Star Shiraz), VIRIDINE, CREVENTTINE and SISKEN. Mark Newnham has a really nice string of youngish horses to keep him busy, one of those is MISSION
TYCOON who won the last of the 15 heats in the most outstanding fashion.
Sure the Proride heats are sometimes very misleading and can flatter leaders but when you run 42.80s for 740m and win by almost sixlengths, you have to take notice.
Mission Tycoon was sold for $50,000 at the Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale for $50,000; very cheap for a Written Tycoon and the dam, Lakemba Gold, won eight races, one at Moonee Valley.
Our others from Monday’s Warwick Farms heats are GOLDEN DASH, KNOTTED, MY LITTLE TRAMP, WHITNEY’S STAR, QUITE UNEXPECTED and the ageless RED EXCITEMENT who faces off with Winx in tomorrow’s Warwick Stakes at Randwick.