RANDWICK July 4
RACE 2: (16) Skara Brae (Value)
RACE 3: (5) Best Stone
RACE 5: (6) Longbottom (EW)
RACE 6: (11) Continuation (Value)
RACE 7: (12) Vitesse (Value)
RACE 1: 2-1-9-7
RACE 2: 16-9-18-5
RACE 3: 5-10-2-4
RACE 4: 4-7-3-6
RACE 5: 6-5-2-3
RACE 6: 11-6-3-10
RACE 7: 12-1-3-11
RACE 8: 3-2-4-7
RACE 9: 10-3-1-12
RACE 3 (5) BEST STONE: This talented filly has been on the boil to resume since she recorded an impressive trial win at Canterbury on May 29, backed up by an easy hitout in a Randwick polytrack trial on June 12. She was scratched from a winnable race midweek, a sure sign her astute trainer John Thompson believes she can win this first-up. Best Stone has never finished outside the placings in seven starts including two wins and while the vaunted favourite Tailleur has abundant potential she appeals as a better gamble at the available odds in early markets.
RACE 6 (11) CONTINUATION: Looking for the well weighted improver in this average field of stayers and this stout 4YO by Melbourne Cup winner Fiorente ticks the right boxes. He boasts a win and three placings from five starts between 2100m and 2600m, adding to that record when he worked home strongly for a close third over 2140m in the heavy at Warwick Farm on June 17 when having only his third run since resuming. Ready to peak with a significant 5kg drop in weight off that effort.
TRIAL WATCH REPORT
NOTED TRIAL RUNNERS – July 3-
RANDWICK SATURDAY: Faretti (R1); Bazooka (R1); Best Stone (R3); Tailleur (R3)
BEST STONE (Canterbury May 29): Spelled after back to back wins at Canterbury in February, she was a class above her rivals in her 900m heat (56.77; 35.52) and is set to build on her impressive record through the winter.
NEWCASTLE SATURDAY: Blaze A Trail (R1)
NEWCASTLE TUESDAY: Kingshier (R1); War Memorial (R2); Joviality (R2); Yangarra Rose (R2); Espressino (R5); Blazing Sunrise (R6); Bocelli (R7)
RECENT TRIAL WATCH WINNERS: Riot Act; Dancing Gidget; Oscar Zulu; Syncline; Wander; Saigon; Shaik; Roheryhn; Kordia; Sahra; Varda; Paprena; Faraway Jewel; Royal Banquet; Poetic Charmer; Travest; Lewis; Ashra Jahre; Iconic Star; Lady Banff.
Eligible Blackbook Runners – July 4
RANDWICK: Matowi (R4)
EAGLE FARM: Skate To Paris (R3); Fiesta (R8); Pennino (R9)
FLEMINGTON: Milwaukee (R5); La Tigeresa (R6); So You Swing (R6)
Blackbookers – Selected June 27
(Follow for next 3 starts)
EMBRACER: Ran hard first-up. Sure to be fitter.
ACADEMY: Excellent sectionals despite tough passage.
SIXTIES GROOVE: Ready for 2400m. Grafton Cup could suit.
LABURNUM: Getting fitter. Will benefit from weight relief.
CREEDENCE: Negative ride from wide gate. Can improve.
RECENT BLACKBOOK WINNERS: Frankely Awesome; Sure Knee; Viridine; Harbour Views; Tyzone; Vassilator; Knight Mariner; Crimson Ace; Wapiti; Super Titus; Love You Lucy; Trekking; Soldier Of Love; Bottega; Realm Of Flowers; Tofane; In His Stride