Kid’s quick as a Flash

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

KID FLASH, a great grand­son of Brian May­field-Smith’s for­mer crack filly Glory Girl, will take a power of beat­ing in to­mor­row’s SAJC Ubet Hand­i­cap (1050m) off the back a tremen­dous trial win at the Gawler heats held last Thurs­day.

The Tony McEvoy trained son of Shrap­nel is 3s 1-1-0 so far, the un­placed run was a dis­tant fourth at Moonee Val­ley on Dec. 31 to Golden Slip­per placeget­ter Tulip.

Kid Flash is an­other McEvoy/ Mitchell bar­gain with a price tag of just $34,000 at the Inglis Clas­sic Sale in 2016.

Two other McEvoy trained three­year-olds that won heats at Gawler last week were ALL EEZ and OVER EX­PO­SURE.

All Eez won’t re­main a maiden much long into his new and im­mi­nent cam­paign, ditto Rothe­say colt Over Ex­po­sure.

A Glen­lo­gan Park bred and part owned flashy ch­est­nut sup­plied the ‘wow fac­tor’ of the day com­ing from last and sweep down the mid­dle of the track to win by 4.3-lens.

Damien Thorn­ton Over Ex­po­sure one very pro­nounced crack on the rump with the whip at about 200m and that cer­tainly seemed to fo­cus this patently ex­cit­ing un­raced colt.

There’ll be con­sid­er­able in­ter­est and no doubt solid sup­port on the NSW TAB when I AM ZELADY con­tests the Group 3 SAJC Spring Stakes (1200m) at Mor­phettville on Satur­day.

The daugh­ter of I Am In­vin­ci­ble has a lot of fans in Syd­ney from her days at Joe Pride’s sta­bles at War­wick Farm.

I Am Zelady tri­alled bril­liantly at Gawler last Thurs­day which while it wouldn’t have sur­prised new han­dler Phillip Stokes in any way, he must been over the moon with her win just the same. Hel­met in­spired son MY THREE SONS was ex­cel­lent for the Stokes/ Tourneur com­bi­na­tion when 2.2lens se­cond to the afore­men­tioned Kid Flash. Not bad for a horse who was hav­ing his first trial.

He’s bred to know what to do though be­ing a half to Reldas and one of the fastest horses SA has pro­duced in years, Vic­tory Chant.

You would not for one mo­ment think that JIM’S JOUR­NEY ran in Ade­laide Cup last prep if you saw his trial at Gawler.

Granted he was given a Dom Tourneur spe­cial but even so, that was im­pres­sive and keep in mind for race day that Jim’s Jour­ney has won three times from six first-up ap­pear­ances.

Our oth­ers Gawler’s tri­als are SHEANNA, MIL­I­TARY OP­ER­A­TION as well as BEAU’S MY BOY and MIO DIO, the lat­ter will run in the Spring Stakes to­mor­row and will have plenty of ad­mir­ers.

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