Trial Watch Reviews For Gosford and Rosehill : 5th & 6th August 2019

Chris Scholtz reviews the Gosford and Rosehill barrier trials on August 5 and 6.

KIAMICHI winning the Longines Golden Slipper.
KIAMICHI winning the Longines Golden Slipper. Picture: Steve Hart


Good 4 – Course Proper/Inside Grass

15 Heats – Course Proper - 2 x 1000m (Group/Listed); Inside Grass - 3 x 1030m (1 Open; 2 Maiden); 10 x 900m (2 Open; 2 3YO Open; 6 Maiden)

More big names appeared in the two 1000m heats for the Group horses with some nice efforts from AVILIUS, SPECIAL MISSILE and UNFORGOTTEN in the slow heat (62.40; 36.20), while SAMADOUBT took control in the second heat and ran along to win by a big margin in much quicker time (60.10; 34.80) with none of the others asked to do any serious chasing. Liked the way Oaks winner VERRY ELLEEGANT got into her work late to run strongly through the line.

Golden Slipper winner KIAMICHI did her thing to lead all the way for an easy win in her 1030m heat on the inside grass in 63.17 (35.30) while stablemate OSBORNE BULL could not be missed steaming home from the rear for fourth in his 900m heat won in slow time by a classy new Godolphin import WREN'S DAY (55.66 (35.00). BEAU IDEAL was another Godolphin import to make an impression under an easy ride for third in the strong heat won by BROKEN ARROWS (55.26; 34.80).







Trope (Team Hawkes): There were a host of good trials in the classy heat won by WREN'S DAY but none better than the soft fifth by this lightly-raced 4YO. He was last into stride and settled quietly in the back three where he was cuddled by Brenton Avdulla until the last 200m where he got clear air to work home under an iron grip beside the top class sprinter OSBORNE BULLS. It was an effort that augers well for his spring prospects.

Dyslexic (Team Hawkes): Talented mare on her day showed she is set for another good prep with her strong second under a very quiet ride from Tommy Berry in the 900m heat won by Broken Arrows. Her last 200m was excellent and points to her being ready to produce first-up, being at her best when fresh.

Yes Yes Yes (Chris Waller): Doubt he was out to win his heat but his second in the fastest 900m heat won by HUMAN NATURE (54.49; 34.60) underlined his talent. He was locked away behind the leaders until the last 100m before it opened up and his class was evident as he surged quickly to close the margin on the winner without being let go. He could be a real spring star.




XX Dyslexic; Yes Yes Yes; Trope

X Avilius, Special Missile; Unforgotten; Samadoubt; Verry Elleegant; Kiamichi; Hardedge; Petronius; Wren's Day; Osborne Bulls; Nature Strip; Broken Arrows; Beau Ideal; Supernova; Human Nature; Standout; Villami; Bright Rubick; Dulcero; Sir Rocket; Mir; Contango; Favra; Navy Commander; Tungsten Bay.



GOSFORD August 5

Soft 6 – Course Proper

17 Heats – 1 x 1200m (Open); 11 x 800m (4 Open; 7 Maiden); 5 x 1000m (2 Open; 3 Maiden)

Some big names appeared in the first 800m heat won by OAKFIELD TWILIGHT in the quickest of the 11 heats over the trip (49.56; 35.01). All eyes were on REDZEL with his second, notably without blinkers, just a pipe opener for what lies ahead with Kerrin McEvoy content to sit second a length off the winner and allowing the dual Everest winner to close within half a length at the finish under no pressure.

The big trials behind him came from the classy pair VEGADAZE and GRAFF with their efforts indicating they are coming in fine form for their spring campaigns. IN HER TIME as not asked to be competitive and take this as no more than a conditioning trial.

In the only 1200m heat GOATHLAND impressed by the way he came from the rear to run down the smart WOLFE with both looking well prepared to resume. BALLER was another to make a strong impression with his second in his 800m heat while VERSETTO was impressive easily winning by a big margin in the quickest of the 1000m heats (61.60; 35.96) in his first trial for 12 months.


XX Goathland; Vegadaze; Baller; Versetto

X Wolfe; Redzel; Graff; Penske; Ballistica; Loveseat; Mister Songman; Alassio; Hooray Henry; Bellevue Hill; Erno; Asiago; Miss Valbonne; Toto;; Navy Cross; Top Top Glory; Happy Kid; Hopscotch.



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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.