Newn­ham pair of An­to­nio and Vinco im­press at the tri­als

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MARK Newn­ham de­liv­ered two of the main high­lights at a rare Wed­nes­day morn­ing set of tri­als held at War­wick Farm ow­ing to the twi­light meet­ing at Kens­ing­ton fol­low­ing day.

In a case of per­haps sav­ing the best un­til last, Heat 14 was taken out in com­pre­hen­sive style by Newn­ham’s AN­TO­NIO who tipped out after his ‘ fad­ing’ de­but fourth to Wag­ner at Can­ter­bury on Au­gust 29.

The Ge­orge Al­tomonte- owned son of I Am In­vin­ci­ble has won both his tri­als this time in and with ex­actly the same mar­gin.

Sta­ble­mate AEECEE VINCO was a six length se­cond to Space­boy in a War­wick Farm heat on Novem­ber 9 but was able to win last week’s trial – just – ahead of

SAINT AM­BROSE and Chris Waller’s KRAMERIC.

Newn­ham has so many lightly-raced and se­ri­ously pro­gres­sive two three-year- old’s in the sta­ble at present, few more so than AIM FOR PER­FEC­TION.

This Gooree Stud- owned three-year- old is by Smart Mis­sile and from the same fam­ily as Desert War.

A sis­ter to Tac­ti­cal Ad­van­tage, Aim For Per­fec­tion has won all three tri­als, the Novem­ber 9 at the Farm came with a six and a half length mar­gin beat­ing a sub­se­quent trial win­ner named Jewel Of The Crown.

Given the tal­ent level of Newn­ham’s filly, then we have to ‘mark up’ VINCI LADY who went stride for stride up the straight to be beaten a mere head.

Vinci Lady is $ 60,000 Inglis Clas­sic filly trained by Gary Portelli. Her Novem­ber 9 trial (when se­cond) was also ter­rific – she can cer­tainly gal­lop.

Still with Portelli, he would have been pleased with the Darby Blood­stock- owned filly named AGE OF WAR who was rid­den out, hands and heels only by Deanne Panya – the first jockey to win on team’s Golden Slip­per win­ner, She Will Reign.

One of the eas­i­est wins on the card was ( pre­dictably) Joe Pride-trained EASY ED­DIE who is un­beat­able in tri­als when they want him to be.

The son of Su­per Easy (a half to Ter­rav­ista, Tiger Tees and Ball Of Mus­cle) kicked on the bend and it was all over, al­most four lengths to the run­ner-up

a de­cent time boot. Pride and Jamie Wal­ter have been win­ning their fair share of races of late and you get the sense that an­other one is com­ing soon in the shape of NI­JIN­SKA.

Wal­ter picked up this Sav­abeel filly at 2017 Karaka Sales in New Zealand for the not in­signif­i­cant sum of $140,000, still good shop­ping a filly by the na­tion’s most revered stal­lion and out of a half-sis­ter to four-time Group 1 win­ner Metal Ben­der.

Seven times, I have tipped STAR­RING on top and seven times he has failed to run a place.

Loy­alty in rac­ing can morph into stu­pid­ity far too quickly but hon­estly, how this horse is not win­ning good races puz­zles me.

Our oth­ers to fol­low are: SEARCHINBROOK, BOM­BARD­ING, BELLA SUC­CESS, INVINZABEEL as well as Godol­phin trio IN­TU­ITION, CAT­A­PULT and SPARKS.

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