Trial Watch Reviews : 18th October - 29th October 2019

Chris Scholtz reviews Sydney and provincial barrier trials at Rosehill (October 18), Warwick Farm (October 22), Wyong (October 23) and Rosehill (October 29).

ROSEHILL October 29

Good 4; Inside Grass

15 Heats – 3 x 1030m (2 Open; 1 Maiden); 12 x 905m (3 2YO; 3 Open; 6 Maiden)

The 2YOs MALKOVICH and CELLSABEEL looks ready to make an impact when they get to the races after sharp wins in their 905m heats.

MALKOVICH (Bjorn Baker) was having his second trial and showed the benefit of his first experience to clear out with fast final 400m to win by more than six lengths in 53.81 (33.80), easily the fastest of the 12 trials over the distance.

CELLSABEEL (Maher/Eustace) looks a likely type from an expert 2YO stable with a strong win in his first trial, going to the line with plenty in hand in 54.40 (34.50).

GLENALL (Team Hawkes) has been a letdown for some time but he seems to be back in good form after cruising through his 905m trial for an impressive 3.3 lengths win in 54.24 (34.10).


XX Malkovich; Cellsabeel; Glenall;    

X Leviathan; Saas Fee; Blaze A Trail; In Lighten Me; Special Missile; Lewis; Dis Dah Wun; Enfleurage; Krameric; Deadly Impact.

Glenall  Picture: Steve Hart

WYONG October 23

Good 4; Course Proper

17 Heats; 1 x 1200m (Open); 5 x 1000m (2 Open; 3 Maiden); 11 x 845m (2 2YO; 3 Open; 6 Maiden)

XX Le Romain; Atherton; Rifle

XTaikomochi; Embracer; Great News; Land Of Freedom; My Rose My Kingdom    


Good 4; Inside Grass

15 Heats – 3 x 1200m (1 Open; 2 Maiden); 6 x 797m (2 2YO; 3 Open; 1 3YO Fillies); 6 x 794m (6 Maiden)

CALCULATED RISK (Bjorn Baker): Visually they don't trial much better than this 3YO maiden. Failed at his only start as favourite at Muswellbrook in August but he's unbeaten in three trials and clearly has the talent to win races. Hard held as he forged to a soft 2.5 lengths win in excellent time (46.91; 33.94).


XX Calculated Risk

X Strome; I Love Luka; Spaceboy; Panna Cotta; Autocratic; Signore Fox; Charretera; The Party Girl; Beau Ideal; Super Longlea; Aquitaine; Janneke; More Prophets; Zem Factor; Frosty Rocks; Belle Of Clonmel.   

KOLDING Picture: Steve Hart

ROSEHILL October 18

Good 4; Inside A Grass

13 Heats – 4 x 1030m (3 Open; 1 Maiden); 9 x 905m (2 2YO; 3 Open; 4 Maiden)

Epsom Handicap winner KOLDING was the standout performer and didn't disappoint with an excellent trial, winning his 1030m heat with his head on his chest. He merely ambled at his leisure behind the lead before cruising to the front and seemingly went to the line at half pace that flattered his chasers.

MANSA MUSA, SAFADO and KING'S CHAMP impressed in their open heats. HELLBENDERS, RUBIC HONOUR and AXE were the pick of the maiden heat winners.


XXX Kolding

XX Hellbenders; Mansa Musa; Rubic Honour; Axe

X Sir Pippin: High Mist; Black On Gold; Destiny's Own; Tilia Rose; Echo Jet; Safado; King's Champ; Tawaret; Ruby Tuesday; Born To Play; Ajaayeb; Shosha; Antonio Padre.

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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.