Trial Watch Reviews : 10th September - 15th September 2020

Chris Scholtz reviews Sydney and provincial barrier trials at Wyong (September 10) and Rosehill (September 15).

ROSEHILL September 15

Inside Grass; Good 4

15 Heats – 4 x 1030m (2 Open; 2 Maiden); 11 x 900m (4 Open; 1 3YO; 6 Maiden)

A set that lacked star power but there were some nice performances from likely types for lesser races over the spring carnival.

The notable trial was the first of the open heats over 900m where the highly regarded HARTO passed her barrier test in fine style after her costly loss at Randwick when she reared at the start. This time Nash Rawiller took over from Kerrin McEvoy and he made sure she flew the gates, landing a length in front before he took hold and cuddled her for the rest of the trial to finish a hard held third behind the pacy pair VILLAMI and BELLUCI BABE (53.47; 33.55)

HUMAN NATURE clocked the fastest 900m heat win (53.45; 33.90) but the noted efforts came from the classy mares EXHILARATES finishing off strongly for second under a quiet ride after settling back and wide and an unextended third from CALIFORNIA ZIMBOL after tracking the winner. She was not asked for a serious effort at any stage and could have won the trial.

KEIAI TSUBAKI, a 5YO mare with two provincial wins last year, led for a strong winner in the first of the four 1030m heats (63.41; 35.02) but the eye catcher came from the classy Group winner DAWN PASSAGE working home nicely from three back on the fence for a strong second. COCO BACI and the talented BOTTEGA also impressed in this heat having very easy trials.

CULTURAL AMNESIA ran them along in the fastest 1050m heat (61.36; 34.36) but the better efforts in this trial came from REGAL STAGE and SO YOU WIN.

The maiden heats featured some worthy efforts from a number of unraced 3YOs including NEVER SECOND, EASIFAR, NEBULA and ELLSBERG.


XX Exhilarates; California Zimbol; Harto

X Bottega; Coco Baci; Coruscate; Cultural Amnesia; Daksha; Dawn Passage; Deference; Easifar; Ellsberg; Harapan; Human Nature; Irithea; Keiai Tsubaki; Kumasi; Nebula; Never Second; Pandemic; Regal Stage; So Taken; So You Win; Villami; Xylaroo; Yulong Code.

WYONG September 10

Course Proper; Soft 6

10 Heats – 1 x 1200m (Open); 6 x 1000m (3 Open; 3 Maiden); 3 x 845m (1 3YO; 2 Maiden)

Kris Lees followers should be looking forward to the next appearances by promising types GEO, FALL ON A STAR and the unbeaten THE BOPPER.

KRIS LEES. Picture: Racing and Sports


X Bethencourt; Double Deposit; Fall On A Star; Geo; Holy Reign; Invincible Vision; Jaytees; Knight; The Bopper; Ushindi; Vibrant; Zorocat

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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.