Trial Watch Review : 11th March 2021

Chris Scholtz reviews Sydney and provincial barrier trials at Randwick and Wyong on March 11.

ARTORIUS Picture: Racing Photos


Randwick A Grass; Good 4

15 Heats – 2 x 1200m (2 Open); 7 x 1050m (3 Open; 1 2YO; 3 Maiden); 6 x 735m (2 Open; 3 2YO; 1 Maiden)

SIGNORE FOX (Peter & Paul Snowden): The Ramornie Handicap winner has won two recent trials and is in top form to resume. Just as he did at Canterbury on February 23 he was never of the bit as he surged through the line from off the pace for a soft 1.5 lengths win in the fastest of the seven heats over 1050m (62.76; 34.37).

ARTORIUS (Anthony & Sam Freedman): The Blue Diamond winner topped off his Golden Slipper preparation with an impressive second in his 1050m heat (63.50; 35.62). Ridden with no urgency from the gates, he settled at the rear and was still last at the 300m before peeling to the outside where he made up 10 lengths on the tearaway leader HARLEY STREET in great style to be beaten a neck on the line, showing he had adapted well to the clockwise direction as he easily ran past another Slipper contender CAPTIVANT.

The other open heats over 1050m were won in good style by KEMENTARI (64.12; 34.64) and ROYAL CELEBRATION (63.10; 34.47) while SPLENDIFEROUS was the best of the three maiden heats, showing good speed for a sharp win in fast time (62.94; 34.69).

In the 735m heats the fastest time was posted by the unraced maiden MAREEBA (43.57; 33.34) from the well performed stablemates EXPLOSIVE TRUTH and JIMMY's DREAM. They are trio ready to win races.

SWITCHED took the honours in the open heats over 735m (43.77; 33.60) while the quickest 2YO heat was won by the high priced I Am Invincible filly BILLIONDOLLARBABY (44.09; 34.00) in her second appearance since her first trial in November. FABULOUS CHOICE was another youngster to impress in his heat win in slower time (44.63; 34.29)  


XX Artorius; SIgnore Fox

X Al Sahara; Auszstar; Billiondollarbaby; Brandenburg; Explosive Truth; Fabulous Choice; Field Wiri; Jimmy's Dream; Kementari; Lackeen; Lillium; Mareeba; Miss Claudia; Nor Izzati; Osman; Royal Celebration; Ranges; Rubamos; Running Four Bub; Splendiferous; Switched;     

WYONG March 11

Course Proper; Good 4

17 Heats – 1 x 1200m (Open); 4 x 1000m (3 Open; 1 Maiden); 12 x 845m (5 2YO; 4 Open; 3 Maiden)


X Enchanted Heart; He's Purring; Joy For Us; Just Field; Ralph's Folly; Riccardo; Rock Step; Salina Dreaming; Socialist; Sterny Bear; Sweet Ruby; Vibrant; Victorella; 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.