RACE 1 (5) EXCEEDANCE: We could be looking at a well above average youngster after his exceptional debut win over 1100m at Wyong on May 16 where he did what few can do by giving the leaders eight lengths start from the 400m and running them down with an electric sprint over the last 200m. Not only was it visually exciting, he put the time on the clock with some brilliant sectionals over the last 600m. Meets a good winter field but his natural improvement and the benefit of having his second start on his bigger home track should see him cope with the challenge.
RACE 3 (3) ABOVE AND BEYOND: Sneaks under the radar as his two starts since resuming g have been far better than they read on paper and he is meeting several rivals better at the weights after the claim for in-form apprentice Robbie Dolan. Had no luck first-up from a wide gate over 1200m at Randwick and last time over 1100m at this course the rails draw did him no favours as he was awkwardly placed and lost all chance of figuring when checked out of it late. Has the fitness edge now and only needs an even break to play a big hand at value odds.
RACE 8 (15) ASTERIUS: Made an impressive return with his unlucky third over 1400m at this course on May 18, indicating he is set for a good winter campaign. Boasts excellent course and distance stats and while he is taking on stronger company he drops a handy 2.5kg off his first-up placing and is drawn to get all the favours. Hard to beat with his added fitness.
TRIAL WATCH REPORT
NOTED TRIAL RUNNERS – June 1-3
ROSEHILL SATURDAY: Rotator (R1); Sun Patch (R1); Restrained (R3); Nuke (R3); Poetic Charmer (R4); Kawaikini (R4); Valentino Rossa (R8); Drachenfels (R9); Spiritual Pursuit (R9)
DOOMBEN SATURDAY: Tonsor (R3)
KEMBLA GRANGE SATURDAY: Just Society (R3); Fisticuffs (R3); Nuke (R5)
GOULBURN SUNDAY: Kariba (R1); Lucky Siren (R1); Rathvilly Miss (R1)
CESSNOCK MONDAY: Zapluck (R5)
RECENT TRIAL WATCH WINNERS: Enforcement; Savvy Ken; Deprive; Roman Wolf; Grey Lion; Aim For Perfection; Positive Peace; Exceedance; North; River Bird; Con Te Partiri; Ready To Prophet; England; Gododdin; California Zimbol.
ELIGIBLE BLACKBOOK RUNNERS – June 1
DOOMBEN: Niccanova (R6); Hectopascal (R6); Duchess Of Lennox (R8); Sixties Groove (R9)
ROSEHILL: Rotator (R1); Kapajack (R6); Black On Gold (R7); Asterius (R8); Oneness (R9)
CAULFIELD: Brazen Brando (R1); Tysonic (R2)
MORPHETTVILLE: Bel Sonic (R5)
RECENT BLACKBOOK WINNERS: Strasbourg; Tyzone; Clearly; Viridine; William Thomas; Wild Planet; Sasko; Autocratic; Life Less Ordinary; Abdon; Declarationofheart; Libertini; Graceful Storm.
CURRENT BLACKBOOK HORSES: Amangiri; Amanito; Amorita; Another Dollar; Articus; Bel Sonic; Black On Gold; Born A Warrior; Brazen Brando; Chapada; Chapter And Verse; Chaussure; Dalasan; Deep Sea; Demolition; Desert Path; Duchess Of Lennox; Endless Drama; Exceltara; Fierce Impact; Finche; Fit For Purpose; Flit; Fortress Command; Freddie Fox Trot; Galaxy Raider; Hectopascal; Hightail; High Power; Holy Snow; Husson Eagle; I Got You; Igniting; Invinzabeel; Jumbo Ozaki; Kapajack; Keen Array; Krone; Light Up The Room; Loving Gaby; Macewen; Man From Uncle; Mastering; McCreery; Mewstone Rock; Millard Reaction; Miss Siska; 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; Sofie’s Gold Class; Solo MIssion; Spirit Of Valor; Spring Charlie; Still Single; Supernova; Sweet Victory; Teodora; Tip Top; Tofane; Trope; Twinspier; Tysonic; Umberto; Viceroy; Victorem; Zamex.