Selections and best Bets for Warwick Farm - 12th January 2022

Selections and best plays from Chris Scholtz for the Warwick Farm meeting on January 12 plus Trial Watch and Blackbook Reports.

Conceited (inside) wins at Flemington
Conceited (inside) wins at Flemington Picture: Racing and Sports



RACE 2: (4) Soprano (EW)

RACE 6: (5) Montserrat (EW)

RACE 7: (4) Conceited (EW)

RACE 1: 6-3-4-8

RACE 2: 4-7-1-8

RACE 3: 2-1-5-3

RACE 4: 7-4-2-10

RACE 5: 9-3-7-2

RACE 6: 5-11-6-10

RACE 7: 4-2-3-7




WARWICK FARM WEDNESDAY: Chenin (R2); Amungee (R3); Ice Crusher (R5); Montserrat (R6)


ROSEHILL SATURDAY: Metallicity (R2), Madame Pommery (R2); Street Smarts (R2); Eyewitness (R4); Perigord (R9); Star Cherie (R10)

GOLD COAST SATURDAY: Kipsbay; Devil's Throat; Superium; Fituese; Warmth; Eleven Eleven



RECENT TRIAL WATCH WINNERS: Broken Arrows; Stick To Your Guns; Moonshine Lady; Nikohli Beagle; Flucuate; Divine Future; Shadow Devil; Roheryn; Coolangatta; Russian Conquest; Sherringford; Don't Doubt Katie; The Bopper; Elzamee; Written Doubt; Embeller; Starboreta; Nasturtium; Rise Of The Masses.


ROSEHILL January 4: STAR CHERIE had her first trial since August and commanded attention speeding to the fastest 900m heat win of the morning (52.86; 33.75), sprinting fast over the last 600m to win by more than six lengths. Note that only one other 900m heat winner in 12 trials went under 53 seconds. Impressive Zoustar colt METALLICITY confirmed the talent he displayed in his debut trial win at Canterbury on December 21. Settled kindly a couple of lengths of the leaders before getting into his work over the last 200m to easily round them up and run to the line powerfully under a quiet ride from Sam Clipperton, posting the fastest 900m heat win (53.56; 34.79) among the four 2YO trials. He's an imposing individual and obviously packs the talent to match his looks.

WARWICK FARM December 30: ELEVEN ELEVEN added a touch of class to proceedings with an excellent win in his open heat over 1207m, clocking the fastest time of the five trials over the distance (72.29; 34.88). He surged to the line under a soft ride, showing he is primed to return to the Gold Coast for the Magic Millions where he has performed so well on previous visits.

CANTERBURY December 21: METALLICITY settled one out and one back in his trial over 890m before letting down with a big striding action for a dominant win in the fastest of the five 2YO heats (55.29; 35.78). Has the talent to match his robust looks. Previous noted trial winner WARMTH did enough in his heat to warrant respect when he goes to the races. A subsequent Rosehill trial win on January 4 – her third trial in a month - has her primed to run well fresh.

HAWKESBURY December 13.The fastest 1000m heat was won by CHENIN (59.29; 34.01), an unraced Pierro filly. This was her best effort in five trials but she was the only 1000m heat winner to go under 60 seconds by a good margin.

RANDWICK December 7: Smart maiden mare WARMTH was a 740m heat winner to impress posting fast time (43.65; 33.46).


Eligible Blackbook Runners – January 12



RECENT BLACKBOOK WINNERS: Vespertine; Casino Kid; Mass Destruction; Dzsenifer; Coventina Bay; Five Kingdom; El Padrino; Totally Charmed; Brookspire; Bacchanalia; Our Heidi; Born A King; Mr Cancun; Ligulate; Spirit Of Gaylard; Superstorm; Vianello; Minhaaj.

Blackbookers – Selected January 8

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AND WE DANCED: Sure to be fitter. Suited against own age.

COMICA: Promising start to new campaign.

EVENING GLORY: Should pick up a race this prep.

GABEIRA: Open to improvement.

GREEK HERO: Watch for him at the provincials.

LADY BANFF: Back to her early form.

YIYI: Set for another good campaign.

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.