RANDWICK June 14
Soft 5; Randwick A Grass
12 Heats; 1 x 1200m (Open); 5 x 1050m (2 2YO; 2 Open; 1 Maiden); 6 x 735m (1 Open; 4 2YO; 1 Maiden)
Lashes (Matthew Smith): Since January this fast filly is unbeaten in two races and three trials. This was her first appearance since a trial win in April and she again cruised through her 1050m heat for a soft victory while putting the time on the clock (63.44; 34.70), noting that none of the other four heats over the trip went under 64 seconds.
Atomic Sunrise (Peter & Paul Snowden): Looks another coming maiden winner for this top stable after showing a touch of class with the way he put away his rivals in his 735m heat in fast time (43.35; 33.10), travelling easily behind the leaders and extending without pressure to get their measure comfortably in the last 100m. Definitely ready to improve on his only race experience last December.
XX Lashes; Atomic Sunrise
X Balladeer; Excellent Proposal; Stampede; Deity; Almanzora; Debate; Parry Sound; Proud Tradition; Commanding Witness; Black Magnum; My Fire Phoenix; Enamour; More Joie; Battle Guardian; Invincible Dash; Off White; Prospero.
NEWCASTLE June 14
Soft 5; Course Proper (Rail out 15 metres)
16 Heats; 2 x 1200m (2 Open); 7 x 900m (2 2YO; 2 Open; 3 Maiden); 7 x 800m (2 Open; 4 2YO; 1 Maiden)
The feature of this set was not so much the horses but the appearance of Nash Rawiller riding in five heats and winning three for the Kim Waugh stable. Three stables won 13 of the 16 heats with Kris Lees and Paul Perry each sending out five winners.
The going chopped out with horses closer to the outside rail favoured in later heats.
The standout was the Waugh-trained unraced 2YO STREET SCREAM, keeping intact his unbeaten record in three trials. He did it well to record the quickest of the seven 900m heats (54.04; 33.67) beating another promising type in GEO, a son of the champion filly Samantha Miss.
Other 2YOs to make an impressions included FROZEN IN TIME; MY ROSE MY KINGDOM; DIVINE APPROACH; NEW YORK NICK and RAINBOW MAN.
In the open heats none were more impressive than the Kris Lees-trained 3YO filly SILVER MELODY, who tracked four and five wide and did it easily to win her 800m heat with plenty in hand. Her time of 48.37 (33.92) was bettered by stablemate DESIGNER MAID (48.07; 33.73) who was too slick for her rivals in her 800m heat using her natural speed.
Also noted from the open heats were SOJOURNIST; GOLLY MISS SOLLY; HOLY REIGN; TOP PROSPECT and SIR WINKLE.
From the maiden heats we noted WILD SHEILA; AMPLIFIED; STATUE OF FREEDOM; MAGIC ANNA, PANCAKE and MARY MAGPIE.
KEMBLA GRANGE June 12
Soft 7; Inside Grass
7 Heats; 7 x 800m (2 2YO; 5 Open)
Created more than normal interest due to runners from some top stables (James Cummings; Joe Pride; John Thompson; Bjorn Baker; Matt Smith).
Pride’s ZEM FACTOR was the pick of the 2YOs with a solid heat win in much quicker time than the other juvenile heat (47.60; 34.00).
The open trials included a number of maidens with Godolphin’s maiden 3YO CANZONET making an impression with his heat win in 46.87 (33.47).
Really liked the second of CUBA in the fastest heat of the morning won by PERIGORD (46.74; 33.34). Other noted trials came from SHOCK ALEFT, ROYAL WITNESS, UNO BEST and COVERT OPERATION.