RANDWICK KENSINGTON October 26
RACE 1: 6-7-4-10
RACE 2: 1-6-4-5
RACE 3: 3-2-4-1
RACE 4: 3-6-10-4
RACE 5: 7-1-4-2
RACE 6: 11-10-1-8
TRIAL WATCH REPORT
NOTED TRIAL RUNNERS – October 26
RANDWICK WEDNESDAY: Kazou (R1); Comrade Rosa (R6)
GOSFORD THURSDAY: Black On Beauty (R1); Aspen Chase (R4); Oakfield Blue Bell (R6/R7); Mr Wallace (R6)
ROSEHILL SATURDAY: Notions (R3/R10); Delexo (R5); Rainbow Connection (R5); Monte Ditto (R5); Kiss The Bride (R6); Lost And Running (R7);
Welwal (R8); Fangirl (R8); Hinged (R8; Oakfield Arrow (R9); French Bonnet (R10); Ma And Pa (R10);
FLEMINGTON SATURDAY: Buenos Noches (R6); Fangirl (R8); Hinged (R8); Belluci Babe (R9); Juan Diva (R9); Sneaky Paige (R9)
EAGLE FARM SATURDAY: Delexo (R8)
NEWCASTLE SATURDAY: Whinchat; Yumi; Altivo; Consenza; Kazou
RECENT TRIAL WATCH WINNERS: Kazou; Huon; Titanium Power; Barber; Way To The Stars; Vilana; A Lot More Love; Ginger's Gal; Wondereach; Pyrois; O'Tycoon; King's Gambit; Atlantic Ocean; Kallos; Private Eye; Sinaloa; Camino Real; Saturn Star; Jacquinot; Economics; Surf Dancer; Pericles.
ROSEHILL October 21: Crack sprinter LOST AND RUNNING commanded the spotlight as he got his program back on track after the hiccup that forced him to miss The Everest. He finished second in his 1030m heat with Hugh Bowman riding him along to make ground on the winner SATURN STAR over the last 100m. The time was standard (62.01; 34.01) but the hitout should have him ready for his tilt at the $3 million sprint at Rosehill on October 29. It was strong trial with the classy 3YO BUENOS NOCHES also having a solid hitout to finish a close third and the previously noted import WELWAL again taking the eye with his fifth under an easy ride. Smart 4YO mare SNEAKY PAIGE has been freshened since her last start in September after she won back to back at Randwick and looks ready to build on her record after a sharp win in her 900m heat (54.22; 33.98). She was keen to run from the start and was never tested as she maintained a clear margin over the chasers, cruising home by more than three lengths.
WARWICK FARM October 18: A set that featured several Group One mares preparing for feature targets with Chris Waller giving his top class pair FANGIRL and HINGED easy tick over trials. FANGIRL ran home easily to finish third in her 824m heat won by MONTE DITTO (50.13; 34.78), splitting horses over the last 100m and doing her best work through the line. HINGED coasted at the rear in her 820m heat (48.70; 34.26) and had a lot to offer going to the line. Quality mare BELLUCI BABE has been freshened since she last raced in August and looks ready to run to her best after working smoothly to the line to win her 824m heat in fast time (48.03; 33.48). Travelled strongly behind the lead pair and easily picked them up under a quiet ride over the last 100m.
HAWKESBURY October 17: Russian Revolution WHINCHAT colt has now won four trials since his debut third at Newcastle in June. From three wide early he pulled his way to the lead after 200m and was dominant over the last 400m, running through the line under a big hold. The session also featured impressive trials by several promising types already in the blackbook after previous noted trials including the 760m heat winners BLACK ON BEAUTY (45.87; 33.49)
GOSFORD October 13: The good mare FRENCH BONNET worked strongly to win another 1000m heat (61.77; 36.31) with OAKFIELD ARROW also impressing with a close second. Both are Midway winners and look in good form to resume. The Damien Lane-trained OAKFIELD BLUE BELL is a maiden with positive prospects. She is an unraced 4YO mare by Extreme Choice but has obvious talent judging by the way she cruised through her 1000m heat to win by five lengths in fast time (62.18; 37.13). The talented DELEXO turned in one of the best trials of the morning finishing a strong second in his 800m heat (49.93; 35.49), tracking widest and working to the line under a cold ride in a trial that points to him being ready to sprint well fresh.
RANDWICK October 10: Keep an eye on Chris Waller's new import WELWAL, a well performed Group winner of three races from seven starts up to 2100m in France. His first trial augers well as he impressed finishing a strong second in his 1080m heat (65.12; 34.29). I was really taken by his easy work under James McDonald over the last 100m and he will be worth following as he gets into his campaign – might be an ideal type for the Villiers Stakes.
WARWICK FARM October 7: Strong win by the Redoute's Choice 5YO MA AND PA in the quickest of the three 1175m heats (70.23; 35.40) in his second trial for his new trainer. He won four of his 11 starts for Chris Waller and can build on that judging by the way he worked to the line over the last 300m from behind the pace under a cold ride with plenty in reserve.
ROSEHILL October 4: Unraced Zoustar filly KAZOU made an impression running fourth in her first trial on September 20 and went right on with it here to win her 900m heat by six lengths in a quick 53.80 (34.48). It was obvious there was intent to give her a good test with Hugh Bowman allowing her to run out to a big lead under no pressure. She kept up the pace and was cruising over the last 200m in a rare show of speed for a Waller-trained trial runner.
RANDWICK September 26: The John O'Shea runners stablemates COMRADE ROSA and BLACK ON BEAUTY had plenty in reserve finding the line impressively in their 1045m heats.
ROSEHILL September 20: Talented Snitzel mare JUAN DIVA had her first trial since she won the G3 Healy Stakes in Brisbane in June and looks ready to go on with it through the spring after a dominant win in the fastest 900m heat (54.22; 34.66). Took control from the start and coasted to win with plenty in hand. Backed up with a strong second to in a classy 900m heat at Rosehill on October 4. An eye catcher among the maidens was the unraced Zoustar filly KAZOU. Couldn't miss her late finish from the rear in her first trial.
Eligible Blackbook Runners – October 26
BENDIGO WENESDAY: Polanco (R9)
RECENT BLACKBOOK WINNERS: Port Albert; Turaath; Minsk Moment; Rocketing By; Asfoora; Highlights; Greek Hero; Tuvalu; Lunar Flare; Tijuana; Loch Eagle; Ita; Top Ranked; In Secret; Golden Mile; I'm Thunderstruck; Sharp 'N' Smart; Pounding; Aussie Nugget; Don't Stop; Opal Ridge; Tara Jasmine; Salty Rain; Zou Tiger.
Blackbookers – Selected October 22
(Follow for next 3 starts)
BELLE PLAISIR: Any mares race over the carnival.
EL BODEGON: Big talent in a small package.
ESTA LA ROCA: Suited in short sprints.
NAVAL SEAL: Open to improvement.
QUEEN AIR: Hard to beat in a suitable maiden.
SAMOOT: Going well. Looking for longer.