Early Mail, Trial Watch and Blackbook Report - 25th May 2019

Randwick Parlay, Trial Watch and Blackbook Report for racing on May 25.


RACE 1: (5) RELOADED: Scratchings ensure he will be short odds but he looks the perfect anchor for multi bets after his impressive debut win over 1200m at this course on Anzac Day when he beat subsequent winner Discharged in above par time. He’s following the same path Chris Waller took with The Autumn Sun to the G1 JJ Atkins and that says plenty about the opinion the stable hold of this Snitzel colt. He went super finishing second in his subsequent Rosehill trial and should have too much class for his rivals.

RACE 4 (11) MASTER OF WINE: German-bred import will be having just his third start in Australia is well placed to break through after two strong placings over 1400m and 1800m in Melbourne. Won and placed up to 2000m in the UK and looks set to go on with it from his last start at Sandown where he fought gamely for second after a tough run. Must be fitter for that effort.

RACE 7 (11) RENEWAL: Has really responded since blinkers were applied two starts back, finishing second in a strong form race at Caulfield before returning to Sydney to beat the subsequent winner Star Of The Seas easily over 1400m on the Kensington track three weeks ago. Love the turn of foot he is displaying in his races now that he’s put past issues behind him and remains well weighted in this class with a drop of at least 1.5kg off his last win that may be more depending on how much apprentice Jean Van Overmeire can claim of his 2kg allowance.

RENEWAL  Picture: Steve Hart



RANDWICK SATURDAY: Reloaded (R1); Sea Of Life (R1); Quackerjack (R5); Paulita (R5); I Thought So (R8); Cradle Mountain (R8); Boss Lane (R8); Tonsor (R8); Deprive (R8)

RELOADED (Rosehill May 13): This impressive Randwick debut winner on Anzac Day looks a real prospect as he oozed class sitting quietly four lengths off the speed in his 897m heat before zooming to the line in the last 80 metres when given the slightest squeeze for a close second over 897m. Ready to go on with it when next produced.

I THOUGHT SO (Rosehill May 13): Peter and Paul Snowden have given him a measured an patient prep for his return to racing. This was another impressive trial, winning his 1030m heat in the fastest of the four over the trip (1.02.41; 35.00), He had plenty in hand beating the classy HOME OF THE BRAVE.

RANDWICK April 26: CRADLE MOUNTAIN and I THOUGHT SO really took the eye with their efforts in the fastest of the 742m heats (43.60; 33.10). CRADLE MOUNTAIN led easily and was always in control with his response in the last 100m electric. This was his second trial in preparation for his return to racing and points to another successful campaign. I THOUGHT SO was set to race in the spring after a big trial but an obvious hiccup kept him off the scene until his return in this heat. He was given the kindest of rides tracking the leaders and went to the line under a throttle hold in third. This is trial form that can be followed with confidence.

EAGLE FARM SATURDAY: Encryption (R8); Home Of The Brave (R8); I Am Excited (R8); Prompt Response (R8); Irithea (R8); Ringerdingding (R8)   

WARWICK FARM May 17: Class acts I AM EXCITED and ENCRYPTION look in great shape for the Brisbane carnival. I AM EXCITED was back home for this tick over trial after her brilliant win at Doomben and will go back ready to perform at her best again after another sharp trial win over 804m (47.99; 33.70) when she let down with her trademark fast sprint. ENCRYPTION showed he had freshened up beautifully since the Randwick carnival, working through the line in great style for an impressive second in his 802m heat (47.14; 33.50).

GOSFORD SATURDAY: Blazing (R2); Oslo (R2); Catwalk (R5); Gallant Run (R5); Mini Boom (R5); Fight For Love (R6); Kiss And Tell (R6); Roman Wolf (R7)

NOWRA SUNDAY: Savvy Ken (R7); Fight For Love (R8)

RECENT TRIAL WATCH WINNERS: Grey Lion; Aim For Perfection; Positive Peace; Exceedance; North; River Bird; Con Te Partiri; Ready To Prophet; England; Gododdin; California Zimbol; Constellations; Demerara; Life Less Ordinary; I’m A Legend; Intuition.

CRADLE MOUNTAIN Picture: Steve Hart


Blackbook Horses to Follow - Selected May 18

(Recommend selected horses be followed at next three starts)

KEEN ARRAY: Working towards a suitable carnival race.

CHAPTER AND VERSE: No doubt Eagle Farm is his track.

NICCANOVA: Another needing longer on a big track.

BLACK ON GOLD: Good signs from strong stayer. At his best on good tracks.

ASTERIUS: Sure to improve as his distances increase.  

SAVACOOL: Will take plenty of benefit from solid first-up effort.


EAGLE FARM: Salsonic (R5); Fit For Purpose (R5); Articus (R5); Strasbourg (R6); Victorem (R8); Chapter And Verse (R8)

RANDWICK: Carif (R3); Raqeeq (R4); Montrachet (R6); Organza (R7)

FLEMINGTON: Zizzis (R5); Stealthy Lucas (R6); Bel Sonic (R7); Really Swish (R9)   

RECENT BLACKBOOK WINNERS: Tyzone; Clearly; Viridine; William Thomas; Wild Planet; Sasko; Autocratic; Life Less Ordinary; Abdon; Declarationofheart; Libertini; Graceful Storm; Pierata; Indian Thunder; Spin; Zoutori; Invincible Gem.

CURRENT BLACKBOOK HORSES</b>: Amangiri; Amanito; Amorita; Articus; Bel Sonic; Black On Gold; Born A Warrior; Brazen Brando; Carif; Chapada; Chapter And Verse; Chaussure; Dalasan; Deep Sea; Demolition; Desert Path; Duchess Of Lennox; Exceltara; Fierce Impact; Finche; Fit For Purpose; Flit; Fortress Command; Freddie Fox Trot; Galaxy Raider; Hectopascal; Hightail; Holy Snow; Husson Eagle; I Got You; Igniting; Invinzabeel; Jumbo Ozaki; Kapajack; Keen Array; Light Up The Room; Loving Gaby; Macewen; Man From Uncle; Mastering; McCreery; Mewstone Rock; Millard Reaction; Miss Siska; Montrachet; Mushaireb; My Favorite; Niccanova; Oneness; Organza; Our Venice Beach; Peaceful State; Performer; Pipeline; Probabeel; Proud Wolf; Raqeeq; Ready Set Sail; Really Swish; Rich Charm; Rome; Rotator; Salsonic; Sangita; Savacool; Savvan; Scarlet Dream; Secret Vega; Shotmaker; Sir Isaac Newton; Sir John Lavery; Sixties Groove; Slightly Sweet; Slow Burn; Solo MIssion; Spirit Of Valor; Spring Charlie; Stealthy Lucas; Still Single; Strasbourg; Supernova; Teodora; Tofane; Trope; Twinspier; Tysonic; Umberto; Viceroy; Victorem; Zamex; Zizzis.

Racing and Sports

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 racingandsports.com.au as its contributing editor since its launch in 2000.