Trial Watch Review : 2nd March 2020

Chris Scholtz reviews the Wyong barrier trials on March 2.

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WYONG March 2

Course Proper; Good 4

19 Heats – 1 x 1200m (Open); 8 x 1000m (4 Open; 4 Maiden); 10 x 846m (2 Open; 6 2YO; 2 Maiden)

An interesting mix of heats that saw the Kris Lees stable roll out several of its top Group horses including IN HER TIME, GRAFF, LE ROMAIN and TACTICAL ADVANTAGE. The eye catcher was GRAFF getting home from last to finish a strong third in his 845m trial won by FROM THE HIP in a sharp 54.43 (34.71).

The standout winners in the open heats were SIR ELTON, EASY EDDIE and McCORMACK.

SIR ELTON really bounced back from his recent failure with the fastest 1000m heat win (60.01; 33.87) by almost seven lengths. He was trucking over his last 400m in fast time under a strong hold, showing the talent that will make him hard to beat if he can take this form to the races.

EASY EDDIE had an easy time of it holding a decisive 2.1 lengths margin over TACTICAL ADVANTAGE in his 845m heat (51.72; 35.04) while locally-trained McCORMACK was never out of second gear cruising to a 4.4 lengths in his 1000m heat in 60.84 (34.51).

Some of the big Sydney stables sent teams of 2YOs to this session for the 845m heats with the Peter and Paul Snowden stable producing a strong group of nice youngsters led by the impressive heat winner WAR MEMORIAL. He showed some class with the way he got away from his rivals to score by a soft five lengths win in 51.62 (34.69).

His stablemate GLOBAL QUEEN also impressed winning her heat in quick time (51.17; 34.65) and another of their team GENERAL SOLEIL showed ability with a strong third.

Wyong based Allan Denham is very good with his 2YOs and his Written Tycoon filly LESSING has the natural speed to win races after a slick win in the fastest of all the 10 heats over 845m (50.84; 34.81).

In the maiden heats Kim Waugh had a couple of handy winners in RIZZUTO and BETHENCOURT.


XX McCormack; Sir Elton; Easy Eddie; Graff; War Memorial

X Succendam; Chief Ironside; Chalmers; Intrinsic; Defeat; Chianti; Rizzuto; Bethencourt; Estroverto; Dr Copper; From The Hip; General Soleil; Lessing; So Far Away; Global Queen; Birkdale; Stella Veloce

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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.