Trial Watch Reviews : 17th, 18th and 21st June 2019

Chris Scholtz reviews Sydney and provincial barrier trials at Hawkesbury (June 17), Rosehill (June 18) and Warwick Farm (June 21).

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Soft 6; Inside Grass

14 Heats: 2 x 1200m (1 Open; 1 Maiden); 5 x 800m (2 Open; 3 2YO); 7 x 798m (3 2YO; 1 3YO; 3 Maiden)


X New Tipperary; Touch Of Mink; Mileage; American Salute; Night Of Power; Bellarine; Wandonna; Intuitive; Special Date; Miraculous; Circus; Wel Known; Courageous; Harajuku; Royal Witness; The Light Of Day; Menagerie; Bold And Wild; Canasta. 




Heavy 9; Inside Grass

8 Heats; 2 x 1030m (1 Open; 1 Maiden); 6 x 900m (4 2yo; 1 Open; 1 Maiden)

Mandela  (Peter & Paul Snowden): This stylish Sebring colt went into the blackbook after he won his second trial at Canterbury in December and his effort to beat older horses in this maiden heat over 1030m confirmed his potential. After settling a clear last showed an impressive turn of foot between the 400m to 200m to easily reach the lead where Tommy Berry applied the brakes and allowed him to coast home under a big hold. Time wasn't flash but he has the gears to win races.

Belitsa (Peter & Paul Snowden): The third placing by this Rubick filly in her 900m heat was as good as any 2YO trial on the day. She was quietly ridden back in the field and there was no urgency at any stage from Sam Clipperton to put her under pressure as she pulled her way into third place across the line under a huge hold. She won at Canterbury in February before taking on Group company and keen to see what progress she can make when she returns to the races.

Lady Herbert (Team Hawkes): Stylish effort from this unraced Star Witness filly to win her 900m heat in the fastest time of the session (56.82; 36.40), doing it   easily to sit four deep off the pace before cruising up the running to win with plenty in hand. She had only one previous trial in March when second and has obvious potential.

Haut Brion Her (Chris Waller): Promising Zoustar filly showed plenty in her first two starts late last year and she looks ready to go on with it after this strong 900m open heat win. She covered ground but was always travelling better than the well performed Wagner and could have won by a bigger margin if asked for a serious effort. Quality type.


XX Mandela; Belitsa; Lady Herbert; Haut Brion Her

X Harper's Choice; Royal Marine; Sessions Road; Anubis; Most Welcome; Lola Mae; Starla; Skyann


Soft 5; Inside Grass

12 Heats; 1 x 1250m (Open); 2 x 1000m (1 Open; 1 2 & 3YO); 9 x 800m (5 2YO; 2 Open; 2 Maiden)


XX Aloneinabaa

X Enigami; Splendid Surprise; Our Cheeky Monkey; Ruby Tuesday; Super Longlea; Selangor; Sebring Express 


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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.