Trial Watch Reviews : 31st October 2019 - 6th November 2019

Chris Scholtz reviews Sydney and provincial barrier trials at Newcastle (October 31), Randwick (November 1) and Warwick Farm (November 6).


Soft 6; Course Proper

17 Heats; 2 x 1200m (1 Open; 1 Maiden); 5 x 806m (3 2YO; 2 Open); 5 x 803m (2 Open; 3 Maiden); 5 x 800m (5 Maiden)

Post carnival trials can be a let down. This was an average set overall with few standout performances the best coming from unraced 2YO HINCHBEAST and the honest mare YOU MAKE ME SMILE.

Hinchbeast  showed the natural precocity needed to win races and Bjorn Baker can get his youngsters running early.  You Make Me Smile showed usual speed to outlcass her rivals in a nice prep for a suitable sprint. The other noted horses showed enough to make them worthy of attention when they are produced as most will be in midweek or maiden company.

XX Hinchbeast; You Make Me Smile

X Mission Dream; Aeecee Power; Geist; Farnan; Passage Of Time; Super Vino; Spring Creek Star; Andaz; Rose To Victory; Aquitaine; Plaka; Attestar; Celandine; Leslie James; Kateru; Riverwatch; Auxin; Grenadiers; Rebukes; Canzonet

You Make Me Smile
You Make Me Smile Picture: Racing and Sports

RANDWICK November 1

Good 4; Randwick A Grass

16 Heats; 7 x 1045m (3 Open; 4 Maiden); 9 x 745m (3 2YO; 2 Open; 4 Maiden)

Some striking trials from a promising 2YO and a trio from the Snowden yard set to make their mark in their right grade.

TANKER (Ciaron Maher/David Eustace): Impressive Caulfield winner on debut showed he would be hard to beat in the Golden Gift with this impressive heat win over 745m. Took to the Sydney way of going with ease and looks very adaptable by the way he sat back and came wide before rounding them up and forging to a soft win with plenty in hand.

POETIC CHARMER (Peter & Paul Snowden): Really took the eye with his big surge from the rear over the last 250m with Tommy Berry swinging to him as he sailed down the outside to record win in the fastest of the 1045m heats (62.03; 34.37). He's had two trials and is in the right form to rise to a new peak when he resumes.

MISTEED (Peter & Paul Snowden): Promising mare went out in winning form in August and her strong win in the quickest of the 745m heats (43.81; 33.69) has her primed to go on with it. Cruised easily behind the lead and did all that was required under no pressure over the last 200m.

CRIMLET (Peter & Paujl Snwoden): Unraced filly by Epaulette has had four trials over last 12 months and this winning effort over 745m was clearly above anything she had shown in the past as she shared the lead in middle of a line of three before given a click up at the 300m. The response was electric, racing clear under a hold to score by 4.3 lengths in sharp time (43.96; 33.39). Looks ready for a suitable maiden.

XX Poetic Charmer; Tanker; Misteed; Crimlet

X Sondelon; Spending To Win; Smartedge; Tinkermosa; Indigenous; Pitjara; Daumier; Vucetich; Oregon; Tilia Rose; Found Our Thrill; Mrs Maisel; Excelent Proposal; New Day; Miss Sure Shot; Charm Offensive; Faethm

Tanker winning the Debutant Stakes
Tanker winning the Debutant Stakes Picture: Racing and Sports

NEWCASTLE October 30

Good 4; Beaumont Grass

15 Heats; 1 x 1200m; 3 x 1000m; 11 x 800m

XX Rockin' Ruga; Zaniah; Espressino;

X Chianti; Redoute's Image; Miss Redoble; Graff; Playard; Happy Mo; Vecchietta; Winning Together; Pure Rubick; Bajano; Magic Richard

Racing and Sports

Chris Scholtz

Managing Director Tronta Media P/L; Contributing Editor Racing & Sports
Chris is an award winning racing media professional working in the print, radio and online mediums since 1971 and managing director of his own racing industry media company since 1988. He has covered all of Australia’s major racing carnivals, numerous international events and is widely recognised as a leading form assessor and race analyst. Chris brings his passion for racing to as its contributing editor since its launch in 2000.