WARWICK FARM January 16
19 Heats; Good 4
Course Proper – 2 x 900m (Group/Listed)
Inside Grass – 3 x 1200m (1 Open; 2 Maiden); 5 x 795m (3 Open; 2 3YO); 4 x 792m (4 2YO); 5 x 789m (5 Maiden)
An early reminder that that the big names will soon be back in action with two high class heats for the Group horses boasting an impressive array of G1 winners.
HEAT 1 (900m): The top class mare FORBIDDEN LOVE made this a one horse affair as she led easily and worked strongly from start to finish to coast home by almost seven lengths with plenty in reserve (53.84; 34.17).Behind her the likes of ANAMOE, SUREFIRE, ICEBATH and FANGIRL were having an easy time of it with no intent to chase the winner. ANDERMATT finished a cruisy second but only 2.5 lengths covered the other six runners with none put under pressure.
“The multiple Group 1 winning Forbidden Love scores by six lengths.”— Racing NSW (@racing_nsw) January 15, 2023
Forbidden Love, trained by @MFreedmanRacing , wins a trial at Warwick Farm on Monday, beating Andermatt and Laure Me In. Returning Group 1 winners Anamoe, Fangirl and Icebath all had quiet hit-outs. @tabcomau pic.twitter.com/CsDvlej5BH
HEAT 2 (900m): Strong work from ZAPATEO to run away from SEJARDAN over the last 100m for an easy three lengths win in the quicker of the two Group heats (53.76; 33.78). Similar to the first heat as the likes of ZOUGOTCHA, HINGED, MO'UNGA and EL BODEGON were having easy exercise but it should be noted they were nine to 13 lengths from the winner at the finish.
1⃣ Zapateo— Racing NSW (@racing_nsw) January 15, 2023
3⃣ Zougotcha@godolphin galloper Zapateo dominates her rivals in a trial at Warwick Farm on Monday, beating Sejardan and Group 1 Flight Stakes winner Zougotcha. @tabcomau pic.twitter.com/IAx6R6FppU
The 3YO heats on the inside grass also boasted deep talent including the Godolphin stars AFT CABIN and IN SECRET. AFT CABIN recorded a strong win in his 795m trial (48.33; 34.27) while IN SECRET went around under a big hold to finish fourth in the heat won in much quicker time by SO AUDACIOUS (47.15; 33.53).
The unraced So Audacious, trained by @DavidPfieffer, wins a trial at Warwick Farm on Monday, beating Estilete and Cinderella Days. Group 1 winning filly In Secret had a quiet hit-out and ran fourth. @tabcomau pic.twitter.com/YGQf0ckFGd— Racing NSW (@racing_nsw) January 16, 2023
"He's got plenty in the tank here."— Racing NSW (@racing_nsw) January 16, 2023
Exciting @godolphin galloper Aft Cabin wins a trial at Warwick Farm on Monday, beating Lascars and Silvanito. @tabcomau pic.twitter.com/5SlTXFE64B
Expect some talented youngsters to emerge from the 2YO heats over 792m with the heat winners MUMBAI ROSE (46.91; 33.83) and LEARNING TO FLY (45.83; 32.898) the standouts.
The maiden heats over 789m will also be reliable. Heat winners ARMAGEDDON (45.94; 33.25), RHETTARA (46.33; 33.50) and DAKOTA VROOM (46.71; 33.43) are a trio that can be followed with confidence.
XX Forbidden Love; Zapateo
X Aft Cabin; Armageddon; As You Were; Buenos Noches; Cinderella Days; Dakota Vroom; Decimus; Dressed To Kill; Gaylebeck; Just Wai; Learning To Fly; Marnix; Mumbai Muse; Key Largo; Rakomelo; Rhettara; Silvanito; So Audacious
Change Is Coming, trained by @BBakerRacing, wins a trial at Warwick Farm on Monday, beating Allusionist and Buenos Noches found the line well under a tight hold. @tabcomau pic.twitter.com/w3Grjwvj8d— Racing NSW (@racing_nsw) January 15, 2023