Young­sters on show at the tri­als

The Sportsman Midweek - - Latest Trackwork Times - Syd­ney tri­als SHAYNE O’CASS

A PO­TEN­TIAL Magic Mil­lions two-year- old Clas­sic win­ner and two other gen­uine Golden Slip­per types made last Tues­day’s bar­rier tri­als at Can­ter­bury some­thing way be­yond the or­di­nary.

Let’s start with the Gold Coast bound ELEVEN ELEVEN from the Greg Hick­man sta­ble.

Read­ers of this col­umn may re­mem­ber we high­lighted the son of Fast­net Rock af­ter his sen­sa­tional heat win at War­wick Farm on Oc­to­ber 23.

The $200,000 pur­chase ran over the top of them to win that day, this time he led (with blink­ers on) and ran away from them to win ears pricked, eased down, no sweat. His is ex­tremely high class. That said, so too are those Golden Slip­per types, namely CARDIFF and TASSORT.

If you think we are go­ing off a bit early declar­ing these two colts are Slip­per chances, bear in mind that Cardiff is on the sec­ond line of bet­ting to win race at $26 while Tassort $51.

Both colts got a hearty men­tion af­ter their re­spec­tive first tri­als – Tassort won by five and a half lengths at War­wick Farm while Cardiff about that mar­gin there a few weeks ear­lier.

The pair con­tested the same the heat last Tues­day and it was Ger­ald Ryan’s Snitzel colt Cardiff who was three a quar­ter lengths ahead of Tassort ( half to Astern/Al­ize/ Mo­gador) at the fin­ish.

Know­ing how good Tassort is, Cardiff’s per­for­mance needs to be marked up an­other two or three rungs.

Third across the line in the Cardiff heat was STRAS­BOURG, an I Am In­vin­ci­ble colt who was sold for $750,000 at the Easter Sales. Cardiff, I should have men­tioned was $ 600,000 at the same sale.

The Peter and Paul Snow­den-trained Stras­bourg cer­tainly earned him­self a big tick for the ef­fort – what are the chances of run­ning into two smash­ing colts like Cardiff and Tassort in the same heat!

The colours of Mel­bourne Cup win­ner Delta Blues were worn by Heat 2 win­ner, RE

EDIT, from the Chris Waller sta­ble.

Re Edit, a $ 340,000 Easter year­ling, is one of the purists, pedi­gree-wise.

She has a rare 3 X 3 dou­ble cross of Sadler’s Wells via his sons Mon­t­jeu and High Cha­parral.

On top of that, Re Edit’s dam, So Di­vine, is a Group 3 placed sis­ter to VRC Derby win­ner Monaco Con­sul, the next dam is a half-sis­ter to Mil­i­tary Plume.

Re Edit – the first crop daugh­ter of Camelot – has that lit­tle bit qual­ity to her, a mile to 2400m is her go.

Fourth over the line be­hind Re Edit was Mark Newn­ham’s

ON THE TOP who we have been spruik­ing all ca­reer long.

Don’t be trou­bled by his record of 2s 0- 0- 0, the son of Your Song is clearly so much bet­ter than that and will prove that as soon as he gets to the races this (new) cam­paign.

Speak­ing of 2s 0- 0- 0, that is pre­cisely the cur­rent C.V shared by MUL­BERRY WALK who tri­als like a Group 1 win­ner but has been quite aw­ful in her two runs.

Aw­ful is the way her back­ers would have felt when she ran fifth of six on de­but at Hawkes­bury at the rather pro­hib­i­tive odds $1.24.

The rea­son she was ‘five­son’ or there­abouts is two-fold re­ally, one won a trial like a cham­pion in the lead-up and sec­ond, she is half-sis­ter to Chau­tauqua.

We’ve been burnt be­fore with Mul­berry Walk but truly, if she runs up to her trial win last week, she would be overs at $1.24.

Ed­ward O’Rourke tri­alled a nice two-year- old filly by the name of SAM­PHIRE HOE who was quite an easy length and a half win­ner of her 900m heat.

Her pre­vi­ous two tri­als were in very deep heats be­hind the likes of Mayaaseh, Evening Slip­pers and Es­pan­niyah.

O’Rourke-trained filly EVELEIGH was also im­pres­sive when fin­ish­ing a nose sec­ond in her 900m heat.

Ron Quin­ton would have been ab­so­lutely over the moon with the trial of his promis­ing three-year- old geld­ing named LJUNG­BERG who wears the colours of his re­mark­able sire, I Am In­vin­ci­ble.

Ljung­berg was tear­ing home over the last bit to fin­ish a three- quar­ter length sec­ond to HOSTWIN SATURN who would have been run­ner-up and not the win­ner in an­other few strides such was the fin­ish­ing speed of Quin­ton’s horse.

Our oth­ers from last Tues­day’s heats to note are; LEGERITY, GRE­SHAM, SNIPPETSPEED, PICARO and SIR BACCHUS. HOOFNOTE: BALL OF MUS­CLE win­ner of Heat 1 last Tues­day bled and is now at the be­gin­ning a manda­tory 3-month rac­ing ban while SEA­SONS (third in Heat 10) won at Rosehill Gar­dens last Sat­ur­day.

Gre­sham is one to fol­low from last week’s Can­ter­bury tri­als.

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