President looks THRILLSTER was another a winning Choice
THE Beaumont track hosted a mammoth set of barrier trials last Friday and tomorrow’s official three-year- olds celebrated their birthday a tad early with some awesome displays. PRESIDENT’S CHOICE (G. Redoute’s Choice x Shihabi) created an impression when cruising away to dominate his trial and his acceleration at the 200m was quite breathtaking.
Owned by Aquis Farm and prepared at Scone by Brett Cavanough, this horse should debut a winner.
The following two heats went to the Paul Perry yard courtesy of AKEED (G. Akeed Mofeed x Video Star) and
QUICK NICK (C. Choisir x Pure Intent).
The unraced Akeed was mentioned in this column during March/April when he won two trials while Quick Nick had a few starts during the Autumn for third in a maiden at Newcastle.
But second that event was El Dorado Dreaming who at her very next start won the Group 1 Sires Produce at Randwick.
Now to the fillies and Lees Racing got ball rolling with a running Quinella in consecutive heats. EVALINA ( I am invincible x Tahnee Topaz) had a wide margin over stablemate ITZ LILY (Snitzel x Empress Lily) but the former had race experience with a debut placing at Newcastle in mid-April.
Ten minutes later RAAY OF TIME (Time Thief x Hilldale) had a length to spare from I’M KATE (Savabeel Shandream) and I am tipping the latter could be well above average.
It does help when you carry the lucky Wanless tartan colours.
The Anthony and Edward Cummings stable were surprise visitors their Canterbury placed Zoustar filly MIZZY had a narrow victory under Aaron Bullock. However the third placed GEM DEALER ( Dundeel x Anniversary Jewel) should have bolted in.
Fifty metres past the post she had a clear winning margin when the gaps opened.
The final 800m heat for the girls was a procession SASSY CHARLIE which was in stark contrast to her race day efforts on provincial tracks of late.
Plaudits to runner up and debutant THINK FREE (So You Think x Gratis) who will make the grade for sure and certain.
Group 1 winners to perform at the trials were PRIZED ICON who won his 1000m workout while LE ROMAIN was just out for a canter when second to VENTURE CAPITAL in an 800m division.
By the way, Venture Capital should be a horse to unload on in a Country 900/1000m Class 2 during August.
The “Margin of the Session Award” was won by CUBAN SIZZLE, an ex Randwick trained filly who has moved north to Kris Less.
The daughter of Teofilo had almost five panels to spare from the most interesting runner of morning MILSEAIN who, at her previous racetrack outing, was third in the Group 1 NZ Oaks.
Milseain never off the bridle and this good looking daughter of Tavistock will make her presence felt in any mares black-type race she contests in the Spring.
Follow: ABERRATION, WISDOM TREE, WAIMEA BAY, OXFORD GEM, ART D’Amour and INTRINSIC.
There were two separate course proper gallops on Saturday morning and although not out to run time both horses looked in cracking order – GRAFF and MISS FABULASS are exciting prospects.
Also noteworthy performances were handed in on the Beaumont by HEREDERO, STONE, WEIGELA and KULNURA.
They hold entries at Thursday’s Coffs Harbour Cup meeting.
Graff looked in good order as he galloped at Newcastle last week.