Trial Watch Reviews : 19th Feb - 25th Feb 2020

Chris Scholtz reviews Sydney and provincial barrier trials at Newcastle (February 19); Hawkesbury (February 20) and Rosehill on February 25.

Standout winning the Expressway Stakes.
Standout winning the  Expressway Stakes. Picture: Steve Hart

ROSEHILL February 25

Inside Grass; Soft 5

16 Heats – 4 x 1030m (3 Open; 1 Maiden); 12 x 900m (3 Open; 1 3YO Open; 6 2YO; 2 Maiden)

STANDOUT (Gerald Ryan): Lived up to his name as his win in easily the fastest of the 1030m heats (62.89; 34.40) was indeed the standout performance of the session. He was in cruise mode sitting three deep in a line behind the leaders and stamped his class on the trial with impressive work between the 200m and 100m as he asserted his authority with Tommy Berry sitting stone cold in the saddle. Top class work.

BOOKER (Gerald Ryan): The G1 winning mare is obviously close to her best form for her new stable judging by the way she sped to a 5.3 lengths win in easily the fastest of the 900m heats (53.70; 33.40) under the kindest of rides form Josh Parr. No knock on the strong work of top class pair SANTA ANA LANE and FASIKA behind her but she is obviously ready to go first-up over a short course.


XXX Standout

XX Booker

X Lewis; Imaging; Hilo; Re Edit; Zakat; All Time Legend; Santa Ana Lane; Fasika; Unforgotten; I Thought So; Kementari; Invictus Prince; Rock; Sancy; Forbidden Love; Kaakit Akit; Brooks Battle; Canadian Spice; Tamerlane; Never Never River; Doubtland; Kobestar; Return With Honour; Cosmic Forcer; Heart Of The Oak; Starla; Archanna; Phoenician Queen.

HAWKESBURY February 20

Inside Grass; Soft 7

11 Heats - 1 x 1250m (Open); 4 x 1000m (2 Open; 2 Maiden); 6 x 760m (1 Open; 2 2YO; 3 Maiden)


X Fierce Impact; Ilwendo; Yamakazi; You Excite Me; Parineeti; Easy Eddie; Night Flyer; Border Control; Sugamo; Foxy Rocket; Blueant.  

NEWCASTLE February 19

A Grass - Soft 7

20 Heats - 1 x 1200m (Open); 7 x 1000m (4 Open;'3 Maiden); 12 x 800m (3 Open; 4 2YO; 5 Maiden)


XX Stella Sea Sun; Bobbing; Tawfiq Boy; Miss Canada; From The Hip;

X Oakfield Missile; Trumbull; Star Crossed; Atherton; Bangkok; Golden Tycoon; Chosen Prince; Cheat'm; Galaxy Belle; Barossa Rosa; Tempel One; Roman Candle; Fused Magic.

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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.