Accession looks like one to follow
INGLIS Nursery winners have gone on to win three Golden Slippers and whether the Chris Waller-trained ACCESSION makes it four will be known soon enough.
The son of Waller’s own Brazen Beau (now at Darley Victoria) finished a distant 7.1-length third in his 735m heat at Randwick last Friday morning and we only really need four words to describe what happened – ‘doing best work late’.
It was a huge morning for Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott who supplied the winners of seven of the 12 heats.
Waterhouse’s chances of a seventh Golden Slipper in 2019 might well rest with ESPANNIYAH above all the Tulloch Lodge two-year- olds this season.
She and Bott would have been thrilled with the I Am Invincible filly’s win in her heat beating stablemates SHUHOOD and PIERRO ROSE.
Esaaniyah, like last year’s Slipper winner is owned by Emirates Park, and this one was tipped out after winning the Inglis Banner (1000m) on Cox Plate day. She won it easily too. The horse that finished fourth in the trial was another of the Waterhouse/Bott string namely VINICUNCA, who, as
name suggests is by that amazing sire, I Am Invincible.
She has some other similarities to Espaaniyah, in that she was a debut winner south of the border, in her case it
in Group 3 VRC Maribyrnong Trial (1000m) at famous Flemington.
Waterhouse and Bott would no doubt have some high expectations from WIMLAH this campaign and why not, she is a class act by Sebring, one of Waterhouse’s six Golden Slipper winners.
Wimlah bolted in to win her heat by 4.8-lengths, she was level pegging up until about the 350m mark but went further and further ahead, that last 100m was compelling stuff.
There nothing at all not to like about CALL ME ROYAL who won her 1050m trial by a neat 4-lengths, this former Tasmanian filly (again
Sebring) will be winning a maiden very soon but beware, she’ll be short odds.
Ditto for the runner-up and stablemate AUTUMN in the Newhaven Park colours.
The Medaglia D’oro filly was flashing up late in the piece but was never going to get any close to the winner under the circumstances. Fast is one way describe
LUCAND LAD, flashy is another.
The Waterhouse/Bott gelding ran his rivals off their legs to win 1050m trial by 7.5-lengths.
Lucand Lad, a son of Waterhouse’s handy colt Squamosa, is one of the most strikingly marked horses you would see.
He is a chestnut with a flaxen
mane and tail and looks not a million miles unlike Rory’s Jester which makes sense given that Lucand Lad carries a 3x4 double cross of the 1985 Golden Slipper winner.
Two more from Bowral Street before we have to move on; last start winner PENSKE won his heat easily and the Dynamic Syndications Lonhro four-year- old gelding
SONDELON who was second to SLOW BURN.
The Les Bridge-trained mare has been below her best in her two runs this summer but the trial win may spark
up and back to life. Without doubt though, the best part about the trial was the jockey – Blake Shinn – who is back doing what he does amazingly well after a fall in August one morning at the Randwick trials.
Darren Flindell spotted one here – DOMED – calling her the ‘star of the trial’ and it’s hard to argue.
The John Thompsontrained mare gave everyone a little glimpse of that huge finish that we know she has.
We also while her wins are at 1600m and 1900m, she has placed three out of four fresh and could run right over the top win sometime somewhere soon if she gets a tempo assist.
The seemingly aptly-named ALL CYLINDERS was one of the more impressive trial winners last Friday morning.
A son of the ageless Testa Rossa, All Cylinders, was deadset going to run third at the 100m but seemed to get interested pretty quickly when asked – got the lead back and then basically switched off again all in about five strides!
All Cylinders is-trained by Peter Robl and is from the same family as Staging, dam of Group 1 siblings, Duporth, Excites and Tickets.
Two from the now Magic Millions winning trainer James Cummings that shone at the heats were the threeyearold’s CANZONET and ENFILADE.
Our others are; GIRL TUESDAY ( just went around but her presence was noted), ALISON OF TUFFY, BOOMTOWN RAT, FINAL AWARD and a horse named KOSCIUSKO who is one huge flaming smokey of horse!
Accession trialled well at Randwick last week.