Trial Watch Review - Sydney 2YO Trials

Chris Scholtz reviews the Sydney 2YO barrier trials at Randwick on September 23.

Picture: Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images



Soft 5 – 11 Heats

Heats 1-5 852m; Heats 6-11 847m


XXX Beyliks; Nitrous; Global Quest

XX Belieber; Barbaric; Aftermath; Blondeau

X War Memorial; Postcode


XX Ticket To Ride; Every Rose; Fall On A Star

X Goddess; In Flanders; Super One Susie; Stellar Pauline; Duchess; Rose Sauvage



50.08 Every Rose (Last 600m 34.17)

50.32 Nitrous (Last 600m 34.24)

50.53 Fall On A Star (34.34)

50.79 Global Quest (34.52)

50.88 Barbaric (34.26)

51.40 In Flanders (34.80)


50.17 Ticket To Ride (34.27)

50.59 Beyliks (34.18)

50.47 Belieber (33.66)

50.81 War Memorial (34.74)

51.04 Goddess (34.68)

HEAT 1 – BEYLIKS (James Cummings): Godolphin have a readymade early winner in this stylish Lonhro colt. Sat off the pace for first 400m then easily ran past leaders and extended in fine style to win with plenty in hand in good time (50.59; 34.18). Professional.


HEAT 2 – GODDESS (Ciaron Maher/David Eustace): Well prepared filly from good 2YO stable. Tracked three deep and was pushed along to get the better of those on her inside. Kept responding and had them covered over last 30 metres. Liked the way SUPER ONE SUSIE finished off last 100m. She was tucked in behind the pace until she worked across heels last 200m and responded to riding.

HEAT 3 – WAR MEMORIAL (Peter & Paul Snowden): Bunched finish saw this Fastnet Rock colt from the Snowden stable push through the middle of the pack last 200m after doing no work behind the pace. Did best last bit in an even lot with runner-up AFTERMATH, a stablemate of the winner, perhaps a better trial as he took the eye settling back and three wide before putting in nice work over last 200m.


HEAT 4 – TICKET TO RIDE (Richard & Michael Freedman): Nice first crop filly by Vancouver did nothing wrong, having the sit on the lead pair and working through her gears nicely over the last 300m to win narrowly from STELLAR PAULINE, who was equally as good last 100m when she worked through on the inside of the winner. There was merit in the fast time (50.17; 34.27).


HEAT 5 – BELIEBER (Gai Waterhouse/AdrianBott): Typical fast running youngster from the Waterhouse/Bott stable with the natural speed to be a player in the early races. Had to be ridden up last 200m but easily ran the fastest last 600m of the day (33.66), being the only youngster to break 34 seconds. Plenty to like about the effort of runner-up BLONDEAU as he was not pushed to chase the winner but kept working strongly under a hold last 200m.  


HEAT 6 – EVERY ROSE (Mark Newnham): Speed was on from the start and set it up for this stylish Choisir filly with a big white blaze and four white feet to run the fastest time of the shorter 847m heats (50.08; 34.17). She responded well when given a slap in the last 200m and put a good margin on them over the last 100m. The speedy DUCHESS deserves attention as her early urgency to lead set the heat up for the fast time and she didn't shirk it to hold down second.

HEAT 7 – NITROUS (Peter & Paul Snowden): The Snowdens have a precocious natural youngster in this Deep Field colt. He took control under no pressure from the start and travelled well within himself to post the fastest time of the colts (50.32; 34.24) while easily holding another good type in Postcode over the last 150m. Stable should be confident about his early prospects. POSTCODE went back early and impressed with the way he worked into it over the last 300m.

HEAT 8 – FALL ON A STAR (Kris Lees): Really liked the way this Kris Lees-trained Zoustar filly swooped home late for a stylish win in one of the quicker heats (50.53; 34.34). She's a raw talent with plenty of scope to improve. There was also merit in the effort of runner-up ROSE SAUVAGE after she sat three deep and was not tested in the run to the line.

HEAT 9: - BARBARIC (Peter & Paul Snowden): The Snowdens win another heat with this high priced colt by I Am Invincible doing it easily to sit outside the leader and surge clear for a strong win. His time was the slowest of the colts heats (50.88; 34.26) but he has the foolproof manners and sense to be an early winner.

HEAT 10 – IN FLANDERS (James Cummings): Most fillies in this heat were under pressure at the 200m with the winner out the back early and finishing best down the outside after she was put under a ride. She's a strong type by Exceed and Excel but the time was the slowest of the day (51.40; 34.80).

HEAT 11 – GLOBAL QUEST (Chris Waller): Top stable has a good prospect in this More Than Ready colt after he showed all the right traits to win easily, giving James McDonald five wins in the 11 heats and making his choice of rides in the early races an important guide. This colt cruised in the lead, extended at will and had plenty in hand through the line indicating he could have gone quicker than his 50.79 (34.52). Sharp runner.

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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.