Trial Watch Reviews : 21st Jan - 22nd Jan 2020

Chris Scholtz reviews Sydney and provincial barrier trials at Hawkesbury (January 20) and Warwick Farm (January 21).

NATURE STRIP Picture: Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images


Soft 6; Course Proper/Inside Grass

15 Heats; Course Proper – 1 x 900m (Open); Inside Grass 2 x 1200m (1 Open; 1 Maiden); 6 x 808m ( 4 2YO; 2  Open); 6 x 805m (1 3YO Open; 5 Maiden)

An early autumn preview with Group One winners featuring in the 900m trial on the course proper. No surprise to see the brilliant NATURE STRIP lead and win the heat under no pressure with the likes of YES YES YES, ALIZEE and KUBRICK  closing off nicely behind him under easy rides.

In the open heats over 808m the classy staying prospect SHARED AMBITION and the promising ATTORNEY took the eye while the 2YO heats featured notable efforts from GODDESS, SEPTEMBER RUN and GLOBAL QUEST.

In the 805m open heats the efforts of FIGHTING FAITH, MISS EXFACTOR and TURNSTYLE were first class while promising maiden performances came from SERAGLIO, FARAWAY JEWEL, ISABELLA OF ARRAGON and QUIET RIOT.


X Nature Strip; Yes Yes Yes; Shared Ambition; Attorney; Goddess; September Run; Setanta; Global Quest; Fighting Faith; Miss Exfactor; Sir Bacchus; Turnstyle; Seraglio; Faraway Jewel; Farnese; Isabella Of Arragon; Bianchi Cup; Quiet Riot; Pioneer.




Soft 5; Inside Grass

8 Heats – 1 x 1200m (Open); 3 x 1000m (1 Open; 2 Maiden); 4 x 800m (1 2YO; 1 Open; 2 Maiden)

X American Storm; Hoopla; Shades Of Frisco; Sylvia's Mother; The Bald Eagle; Make An Offer



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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.