Trial Watch Review for Randwick : 31st May 2019

Chris Scholtz reviews the Sydney barrier trials at Randwick on May 31.


Good 4; Randwick A Grass

15 Heats; 2 x 1200m (2 Open); 8 x 1045m (3 2YO; 3 Open; 2 Maiden); 6 x 745m (4 2YO; 1 Open; 1 3YO)

Sweet Deal
Sweet Deal  Picture: Racing and Sports

A solid set with some nice types appreciating the good conditions to set themselves for strong winter campaigns.

The two 1200m heat winners Deploy and Sweet Deal were dominant winning by big margins and are in the right form to perform strongly when next produced.

I Thought So is an absolute trial star. He’s won three of his four trials since he last raced almost 11 months ago and this was another impressive effort bto make up for his recent scratching due to a wide barrier. He’s been up for a while without racing but will surely perform when he finally resumes. He ran quick time (1.03.20; 34.50) picking up the leaders easily in his 1045m heat but the sharpest of the winners over that trip was the talented filly Terminology (1.03.12; 34.60) who is certain to be fancied first-up – remember she was second to Military Zone in the Gosford Guineas before a maiden win early in the year.

The Snowden team has another impressive I Am Invincible youngster in Penang with the filly showing a touch of class with the way she won her 745m heat in the quickest of the 2YO heats (43.29;33.10). This was her first trial and she can only come on from the experience.

Lindsay Park has the classy 3YO Tony Nicconi in Sydney and his 745m heat win in the fastest time of the morning (43.00; 33.90) was a good pointer to him being competitive in whatever he contests first-up.

TONY NICCONI Picture: (Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images)


XX Deploy; Sweet Deal; Terminology; I Thought So; Penang; Tony Nicconi

X Bullet Master; Willowheart; Rule The World; Intrepidacious; Bravissimo; Slow Burn; It’s Christmas; Emergent; Lucicello; Snazz ‘N’ Charm; Lord Lucand; Lanigera; Almanzora; Deity.    

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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.