Trial Watch Reviews : 8th October - 15th October 2019

Chris Scholtz reviews Sydney and provincial barrier trials at Gosford (October 8); Warwick Farm (October 8); Randwick (October 14) and Hawkesbury (October 15).

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Soft 6; Inside Grass

13 Heats – 6 x 1000m (2 Open; 4 Maiden); 6 x 800m (1 2YO; 2 Open; 3 Maiden; 1 x 760m (1 Maiden)


X Stock Up; Kennebec; Secretively; Crowned By Aces; Derbari; War Cabinet; Dunatun;  Plaka; Farnese; Stoked; Rebukes.


RANDWICK October 14

Good 4; Randwick A Grass

11 Heats – 1 x 1200m (Open); 5 x 1050m (1 Open; 4 Maiden); 5 x 735m (2 2YO; 1 Open; 2 Maiden)


XX Pretty In Pink

X Luvaluva; Diamond Thunder; Military Magic; Quintessa; Daumier; Turquoise Success; Nowyunomi; Phoenix River; Blaze A Trail; Close To Me; Ljungberg; Single Blonde.



Soft 5; Inside Grass

14 Heats – 3 x 1200m (2 Open; 1 Maiden); 5 x 802m (2 2YO; 3 Open); 6 x 800m (1 3YO; 5 Maiden)

ESPERANCE (James Cummings); Godolphin 5YO has been off the scene for 12 months but he's ready to go again after putting in an impressive effort to win his 802m heat in the fastest of the five trials over the trip (47.23; 33.80), sitting midfield before surging strongly between runners in the last 100m. He';s now had two strong trials and is shaping as an excellent summer horse for the top stable.


XX Esperance

X My Nordic Hero; Land Of Plenty; Celestial Falls; Decker; Murungal; Prime Star; Sanctioned; Nicci's Gold; Snips; Laburnum; Knickpoint; Stolen Jade; Tailleur; Hoystryke; Rubic Honour; Denman's Flight.

GOSFORD October 8

Good 4; Course Proper

17 Heats – 7 x 1000m (3 Opoen; 4 Maiden); 10 x 800m (3 Open; 2 2YO; 5 Maiden)

Everest runners REDZEL and IN HER TIME brought the class to these trials and didn;lt disappoint as they finished first and second in the fastest of the  seven 1000m heats (58.99; 34.58). REDZEL with his race fitness worked well within himself wearing blinkers and obviously could have done a lot more is asked by Kerrin McEvoy. IN HER TIME wasn't out to test him and also had an easy time finishing 1.3 lengths behind. A very good effort came from the Kosciuszko runner BOBBING to work to the line strongly for third. He should not be underestimated against the country horses on the big day.


XX Redzel

X In Her Time; Bobbing; McLaren; Rule The World; Diddly Dee; Atherton; Rebel Salute; Shamamour; Wicked Wench; Through The Cracks; Uptown Lad; Charretara; Reaching; Shuwaamekh; Invincible Prince

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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.