Trial Watch Review: 16th November - 17th November 2021

Chris Scholtz reviews Sydney and provincial barrier trials at Warwick Farm on November 16 and Newcastle on November 17.

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NEWCASTLE November 17

Beaumont Track; Good 4

15 Heats – 1 x 1200m (Open); 5 x 1000m (2 Open; 3 Maiden); 9 x 845m (1 2YO; 3 Open; 5 Maiden)

Nathan Doyle has been a rising talent in the Newcastle training ranks and these trials underlined how well his growing team is developing.

Doyle won four heats with TEQUILA CABOS, WEALTHOFKNOWLDEGE, HARD LANDING and LEADER BIAS and also had a good second with DON'T DOUBT KATIE. I was particularly taken with the maiden heat win by WEALTH OF KNOWLEDGE, an unraced Capitalist filly who posted the fastest time in the five 1000m trials (61.85;34.40) in the style of an early winner.

Another impressive maiden winner was the Kristen Buchanan-trained ONE WAY STREET, an unraced Super One 4YO gelding with a big build and obvious ability. This was his first trial and he made an impression sitting outside the lead before extending without effort and going through the line with plenty to offer in the fastest of the nine 845m heats (48.64; 33.47).

Jason Deamer has a nice 2YO prospect in HARD TO SAY, an Exceed And Excel colt who was fourth in the Breeders Plate on debut in the spring. He has plenty on his rivals in the 2YO heat, winning in fast time (48.67; 33.10) and looks a likely prospect for the Magic Millions in January.


XX Hard To Say; One Way Street; Wealthofknowledge;  

X Atherton; Don't Doubt Katie; Ficsmm Dave; Hard Landing; Hard To Say; Holy Reign; Kayden's Joy; Klinsmann; Miss In Charge; Miss Valbonne; Perfect Point; Riccardo; Royal Ballet; The Bopper; The Borough; Twisted Nikkas; 

WARWICK FARM November 16

21 Heats - Polytrack/Inside Grass (Soft 5)

5 x Polytrack – 1 x 1175 (Open); 4 x 740m (1 2YO; 3 Open); 21 Heats -

16 x Inside Grass – 3 x 1200m (1 Open; 2 Maiden); 3 x 796m (3 2YO); 3 x 793m (3 Open); 3 x 790m (3 Open); 4 x 786m (4 Maiden)

A big set utilising the polytrack and inside grass tracks but few topliners engaged and not a lot to get excited about.


X Boomsong; Costa De Oro; Controlocracy; Edison; Glacier Queen; I Am Power; Key Largo; Kobe Rocks; Lina's Hero; Malabar; Mirror One; Nation Pride; Party For One; Rule Of Law; Southern Lad; Vigoureux; Welsh Legend

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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.