Un­raced brigade were to the fore

The Sportsman Midweek - - Trackwork -

THE Gai Water­house and Adrian Bott train­ing part­ner­ship pro­duced six win­ners of the 21 heats at Gos­ford tri­als last Wed­nes­day and all are un­raced.

First cab off the rank in a 1200m Heat was POINT OF HON­OUR (4YO Dalakhani x Duel At Day­break) and the grey made the run­ning be­fore cling­ing on for a nar­row win over OUR CEN­TURY.

The run­ner up has a Listed Lord Mayor’s Cup tro­phy on the man­tel­piece so that adds merit to the per­for­mance of

win­ner. Ten min­utes later over the same dis­tance, MAY­BACH, a three year old brother to Water­house’s Golden Slip­per win­ner and star sire Se­bring de­feated sta­ble­mate VALEN­TINE in a stir­ring fin­ish.

Fourth to clock in was BRIGID OF KIL­DARE (4YO Street Cry x St Kiara) and the mare had quite a bit in re­serve.

THUN­DER PACE ( 3YO I Am In­vin­ci­ble x Mon­light Mu­sic) con­trolled af­fairs from the front in a Maiden (1000m) divi­sion and the blink­ered colt showed nice turn of hoof over the lat­ter stages.

Plau­dits to run­ner up DE­FEAT who is pro­gress­ing nicely for his sec­ond cam­paign.

An­other 1000m fol­lowed and the jug­ger­naut rolled on with LIGHT EX­CEED (3YO Ex­ceed And Ex­cel x Mysterious Light) dom­i­nat­ing from the jump and the bay filly with a half blaze seemed to have tad in re­serve.

Sec­ond placeget­ter AC­COUN­TANT only has a Can­berra plac­ing to his credit but he im­pressed over the fi­nal stages.

Over to the two-yearolds and first 800m heat was taken out by SIN­GLE BLONDE (Not A Sin­gle Doubt x Re­growth) who sat out­side the leader BRAZENPINE ( Brazen Beau x Jo­han­nap­ine) be­fore edg­ing clear late.

Both fil­lies were not put un­der any pres­sure and do ap­pear fu­ture prospects.

The sixth win­ner for Water­house and Bott yard was CZARSON ( Stra­tum x Wob­bly Boots) he and run­ner up, REJINSKY ( Red­oute’s x Molto Bene) had a full on bat­tle from the 600m hence the hot time of 48.12 (34.48).

Both young­sters were given solid tests but that was the sec­ond fastest 800m of marathon ses­sion.

And the horse who clocked the 48.02 was LAND OF FREE­DOM who men­tioned in this col­umn after win­ning an Open Wy­ong trial a fort­night ear­lier.

The 2017 Sandown win­ner is ab­so­lutely fly­ing and if he brings that form to the races, it’s game over.

POST­MAS­TER GEN­ERAL has been out of form in Queens­land but won the pre­vi­ous heat, how­ever, honourable men­tions to BOYER (third) and ENVY OF ALL (fourth).

Other Open trial per­for­mances to note were – BALLISTICA, CHOICE LARGO, DE­SIGNER, MAID, LADY OF SHALOTT and STAR CROSSED.

Ear­lier in the day, the Kris Lees sta­ble had a run­ning dou­ble in with Or­bis Blood­stock debu­tants ADIPSON and INTREPIDUS.

Adipson (G. So You Think x Reglisse) was hav­ing his fifth trial spread over two cam­paigns while Intrepidus (G. All Too Hard x Miss Fear­less) has fol­lowed a sim­i­lar path since April.

Oth­ers to fol­low from the day: HID­DEN HILLS, SIZZLED, MR PIQUET, BUL­LET RAIDERS, SIR PLUSH and TAINTED AF­FAIR.

Sir Plush.

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