Trial Watch Reviews: 9th January - 11th January 2023

Chris Scholtz reviews Sydney barrier trials at Randwick on January 9 and Rosehill on January 11.

REVOLUTIONARY MISS Picture: Martin King / Sportpix

ROSEHILL January 11

Inside Grass; Good 4

13 Heats – 2 x 1030m (1 Open; 1 Maiden); 11 x 900m (2 Open; 1 3YO; 4 2YO; 4 Maiden)

A good morning for Bjorn Baker and the Snowden boys. Baker won four heats and the Snowden's sent a team from Randwick to pick up three heats.

KA YING RADIANCE (Bjorn Baker): This unraced 4YO gelding by I Am Invincible has obviously had some issues to delay his first trial apperance. It was some debut as he's a long striding runner with plenty of natural speed, leading by three lengths after 100m then held back to them before slipping away at the 350m and sprinting fast to the line in the quickest 900m heat of the morning (53.73; 33.82). He'll be ready to run when produced.

REVOLUTIONARY MISS (Peter & Paul Snowden): This classy filly took the eye when she trialled at Rosehill on December 29 and it was nice to see her make obvious improvement to record a soft win her 1030m heat (63.15; 35.18) over the race fit last start winner KANAZAWA. She'll be well prepared for an early start to her autumn program while KANAZAWA had an easy time of it and looks in great health to go for back to back wins.


XX Ka Ying Radiance; Revolutionary Miss

X Emancipist; Kanazawa; Lucky Strong; Petulant; Quantico; Rockabilly Rebel; The Poacher; We Don't Roam

RANDWICK January 9

A Grass; Soft 6

14 Heats – 1 x 1200m (Open); 5 x 1050m (1 2YO; 2 Open; 2 Maiden); 8 x 740m (3 2YO; 1 3YO; 1 Open; 3 Maiden)


A classy start to the New Year with the G1 winner Golden Mile and Golden Slipper favourite King's Gambit among some big names kicking off their preps for the big races.

KING'S GAMBIT (Peter & Paul Snowden): The unbeaten youngster looked all class taking out the only 1050m heat for the 2YOs with style (63.34; 34.72). He travelled smoothly tucked behind the leaders and did it easily to take control over the last 200m with Tommy Berry allowing him to only what was required to put the heat to bed.

The three shorter 2YO heats over 740m saw MEXICO post the quickest time (43.24; 32.72) with a sharp win that also featured an easy third by Godolphin's unbeaten colt BARBER. His stablemate DIPSY DOODLE impressed with her strong win a fillies heat (43.60; 33.14) and FLEETWOOD was another of their team to take eye making up ground under an easy ride for a strong fourth in the heat won by CAPITAL HEART (43.65; 33.23).

Caulfield Guineas winner GOLDEN MILE had easy exercise finishing third in his 740m heat won by the pacy NOMINATOR (43.34; 32.99). Another classy 3YO ZOU TIGER worked equally well beside him to finish a well held fourth in his first trial since October. 

The Graeme Murray-trained mare NICCI'S SONG ran away with the fastest 1050m heat (62.72; 34.41) in a good display of sustained speed that sets her up well for a suitable race first-up. Godolphin will also be keen on the prospects of the lightly raced PARISAL picking up a maiden win after her impressive 740m heat win (43.91; 33.14).


XX King's Gambit

X Barber; Bartoselli; Condrieu; Golden Mile; Dipsy Doodle; Fleetwood; Iamadancer; Ithadtobezou; Mexico; Nicci's Song; Parisal; Sky Artist; Tazaral; Zou Tiger.


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