Trial Watch Review : 27th April 2021

Chris Scholtz reviews Sydney barrier trials at Rosehill on April 27.

MELODY BELLE Picture: Steve Hart


Inside Grass; Good 4

14 Heats – 4 x 1030m (2 Open; 1 2YO; 1 Maiden); 10 x 900m (3 Open; 5 2YO; 1 3YO; 1 Maiden)

Several noted Group stars used these trials to prepare for their Brisbane campaigns.

Those under the spotlight included Kiwi star MELODY BELLE, HUMIDOR, MISTER SEA WOLF, SHARED AMBITION and KINGS WILL DREAM. Not much can be read into their performances as they were given very easy conditioning trials with KINGS WILL DREAM showing up best to finish second in his 900m heat.

MELODY BELLE and HUMIDOR went around for exercise in their 1030m heat won by the pacy mare IRITHEA (62.71; 35.02). It was much the same for MISTER SEA WOLF and SHARED AMBITION in their 1030m heat won by IN GOOD TIME (62.67; 35.21). The efforts of ARCHANNA, THORIN and MUBARIZ took the eye in these heats.

The quickest 900m heat was won by the speedy ZANZIDANCE (53.55; 34.41) while the unraced SACHELLO showed good speed to record the fastest time in the five 2YO heats (53.99; 34.71). There was a lot to like about the 900m heat wins by BELLUCI BABE (54.71; 34.43); OUR BELLAGIO MISS (54.84; 34.66), QUIET RIOT (55.56; 34.70) and IMPOSING BEAU (54.32; 34.99).

The trials featured a big contingent from the Chris Waller stable with the leading trainer wheeling out a mix of familiar names and unexposed young horses. Many will come to the fore over the winter months – watch for MUBARIZ; BLONDEAU, HULK, HEADLINER, KALINO, CELTIC HARP, CONEXY, CAPE BRETON and WICKLOW. 


X Archanna; Asiago; Authentic Jewel; Barmera; Belluci Babe; Bitcoin Baby; Blondeau; Cape Breton; Celtic Harp; Conexy; Headliner; Hulk; Imposing Beau; Irithea; Kalino; Kalashnikov; Kings Will Dream; Mubariz; Our Bellagio Miss; Pascal; Quiet Riot; Royalzel; Thorin; Wicklow; Wild Planet; Zanzidance. 

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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.