Trial Watch Review : 14th September 2021

Chris Scholtz reviews Sydney barrier trials at Rosehill on September 14.

ELLSBERG Picture: Martin King / Sportpix

ROSEHILL September 14

Inside Grass; Soft 7

11 Heats – 2 x 1030m (1 Open; 1 Maiden); 9 x 900m (3 Open; 1 3YO; 5 Maiden)

Chris Waller won seven of the 11 trials while the Gerald Ryan/Sterling Alexiou team picked up three heats.

Ryan and Alexiou's quality 4YO ELLSBERG was among the better performed runners on the day and didn't disappoint, winning the open heat over 1030m (63.51; 35.95).

He worked to the line nicely after sitting three wide but his time was bettered by his impressive maiden stablemate ISLAND LEGEND in the other 1030m heat (63.47; 35.79). This unraced 3YO by Capitalist was having his third trial and won as he liked by almost eight lengths after leading by five at the 500m.

Waller's best performed winner was the handy mare DANCING GIDGET in her open heat over 900m (56.63; 34.77). The time wasn't great but she did enough to beat stablemate KIKU.

Waller won another open 900m heat with ZA CEIBAS, a new addition to his team after winning his only start in New Zealand in May. The time was slow (57.73;36.45) but the heat had depth with his classy stablemates GRACE AND HARMONY and NUDGE having easy trials.

LUVOIR from the Richard and Michael Freedman yard won the other open heat over 900m in much quicker time (56.19; 35.08) beating the Waller pair LORD ARDMORE and APRIL RAIN. LORD ARDMORE is another new arrival from NZ with good restricted class prospects.

The promising MINSK MOMENT, a debut winner for Waller at Canterbury in June, set the time standard in the 900m heats (55.54; 36.01), winning easily by more than five lengths.

Waller's maiden runners to make an impression included the heat winners MYSTIC MERMAID (56.07; 35.73); ISOLYFE (56.08; 35.23) and MONTENEGRO (56.73; 34.88).


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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.