Glam­ourous grey cruis­ing to Oaks

The Sportsman Midweek - - Latest Trackwork - SHAYNE O’CASS

YOU would go a long way back in your mem­ory to re­call a bet­ter trial than what GREYSFUL GLAM­OUR turned in at the War­wick Farm heats last Mon­day morn­ing.

Race fit or not, the Mark Newn­ham-trained filly was un­be­liev­able.

The VRC Oaks bound grey won the Trial at Flem­ing­ton by three and a quar­ter lengths on Septem­ber 28, so is in ca­reer best shape.

Even so, the way she hit the line when third in the 1200m heat was be­yond per­fect.

On to the two-year-olds’s and we saw a lovely bunch of young­sters, not least the Ne­whaven Park/Peter Moody coowned PARIS.

The Clarry Con­ners trained daugh­ter of Snitzel is a half­sis­ter to for­mer Cham­pion Two-Year-Old and re­cently re­tired English.

Paris was a quar­ter length run­ner-up in her heat to ANAHEED who more than franked the form with a bullish win in

Lonhro Plate on Ever­est day. Make no mis­take, Paris was ev­ery bit as good in the heat as Ana­haad so look out.

John O’Shea is train­ing win­ners at a fab­u­lous rate at present and it won’t be long be­fore he adds INTREPIDACIOUS to his tally.

She has a tie-in to the afore­men­tioned Anaheed – given that her (In­trepeda­cious’) dam is a daugh­ter of Ros­tova, Anaheed’s mum.

This filly by Shoot­ing To Win bolted clear over the last 100m to win her heat by a widen­ing two lengths.

The way she hit the line was ex­tra­or­di­nary.

Ditto the Gary Portel­li­trained, Ben Mel­ham-rid­den and Darby Blood­stock-owned

TIME TO REIGN, who as his name sug­gests is a half to their Golden Slip­per win­ner She Will Reign.

A $ 325,000 year­ling son of Time For War, Time To Reign won his heat by over three lengths and clearly rel­ished the heavy 8 track not un­like his sib­ling did.

The big run be­hind the win­ner was BIVOUAC, a James Cum­mings-trained son of Ex­ceed And Ex­cel and Daz­zler.

It was fas­ci­nat­ing to see how much made of Bivouac after the post, she was go­ing as quick a good 50m after the fin­ish of heat as in pre­ced­ing 50m.

Bivouac is a grand­daugh­ter of Dar­ley’s epic brood­mare Ca­mar­illa who is the dam of Guelph (mother of En­cryp­tion) and Ghi­bellines.

Let’s stay with Godol­phin for a bit longer now be­cause they threw up a heap of com­ing win­ners from these heats.

TANIKO won the heat that EPI­DEMIC was a great third in, the same one that SPECTROSCOPE clocked in fifth.

Taniko does look to be fly­ing and can win fresh-up into the new cam­paign.

Street Cry son MAR­SU­PIAL was fan­tas­tic win­ning his heat.

He just am­bled up un­der Tye Ang­land and won by a nose but with pan­els of author­ity.

Fifth over the line and a mere two and a quar­ter lengths back was SO MAGIC,

Denise’s Joy di­rect de­scen­dant trained by Ja­son Coyle.

This chest­nut replica of Magic Al­bert was a great third in a Sep 24 heat at War­wick Farm and add in this ef­fort, and we can safely pre­dict a bold first-up bid from the Es­plin fam­ily-owned mare.

Back to Cum­mings again to high­light BE­WARE who was ex­cel­lent in beat­ing the Joe Pride-trained KNIGHT AR­ROW who was like­wise rather im­pres­sive.

Sta­ble­mate EVICT is a very hand­some son of Se­poy and won the fi­nal heat on the morn­ing beat­ing LOL­LIPOP who was ter­rific and could eas­ily win a pro­vin­cial race some time very soon.

One more from the Royal Blue army, RES­TRAINED, an un­raced Lonhro three­year-old geld­ing whose dam,

Mod­er­ate, won four of her five starts in­clud­ing a Listed win at Flem­ing­ton.

Two horses that we are su­per keen on back­ing when they ap­pear are the Portelli-trained RONSTAR and the Coyle­trained BELLE OF CLONMEL.

They looked to be ab­so­lutely cherry ripe ahead their re­spec­tive re­turns and I would go as far to say that Ronstar is bor­der­line ‘good thing’ any­where he goes.

Keep in mind that he beat $1.7m year­ling and hugely ex­cit­ing colt Di­plo­matico on de­but. Get on.

Our oth­ers to fol­low from last week’s tri­als are DABSTER and BEN­FICA MAID, both from Camp Coyle, as well as Richard Freed­man’s OCEAN DASH and fi­nally the blue blood MANDALONG ONE UP.

This Gary Nick­son-trained filly is a grey daugh­ter Tapit (nat­u­rally) out of a stakes-win­ning USA mare.

No won­der she cost $700,000 at the Syd­ney year­ling sales. It would have a mil­lion at Keeneland.

The Mark Ne­wham-trained Greysful Glam­our turned plenty of heads in her War­wick Farm trial.

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