Spi­eth on track for Ever­est

The Sportsman Weekend - - Detailed Formguide For Randwick - By SHAYNE O’CASS

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 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.

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