ROSEHILL: Imperil (R5 No. 1 Trainer Peter Snowden) - trialled really well before his return to racing at WF on Oct 30 when he was $10 into $9 but sadly he found himself leading on the fence which on the day was a disadvantageous place to be. Perhaps he wasn't 100 percent fit as you would expect first-up but he kept to the task to finish 4th btn 2.2-lens. Next time out in a Bm75 at R'hill he finished 0.2-lens 2nd to rival Koroibete in a deep 1350m race. Sat just off the speed and was run down late in a driving finish by a good 3YO. Third-up now and still in a Bm 75, this time to 1500m, he can deliver.
RANDWICK: Spirit of Joy (Rosehill R2 No. 13) - Saturday, B Grass, 600m in 38.6.
Girl in Flight (Caulfield R2 No. 2) - scored a soft win Sale last start, looks to have plenty of scope / upside, and stable in good form.
Safeguard (Rosehill R7 No. 7) - is a 3YO out of different formline where worked home ok in listed grade Flemington last start, better suited with extra distance here.
Magnifisio (Ascot R7 No. 7) - has turned in two good runs good this prep and caught late on fast pace last start, drops back in distance here.
Barrier Trial Teaser
Centre Pivot (Kembla Sunday R4 No. 7) - is a superbly bred More Than Ready colt out of Waterwise owned by Segenhoe and trained for them by John O'Shea. This striking 3YO has had 5 trials dating back to Oct 12, his last two (Nov 1 and Nov 21) were for O'Shea after the horse up a d moved from Graeme Rogeron's stable a few doors down on High Street at Randwick. Oozes quality and the trainer doesn't mind taking a good horse to Kembla.
EARLY RAIN HAS CHANGED A FEW THINGS… EW OR PLACE BETS DOUBTFILLY AND RUDY ARE NOW LOOKING GOOD.
NOT INTERESTED AT THIS STAGE.
RACE 2. NO 2 POSTE RESTANTE 3.00 JUMPS 2-KILOS ON HER 4 LE4NGTH ROMP LAST START… SHE JUST JOGGEDE IN BEHIND THEM AND WENT ON BY LIKE SHE WAS A CAR.. HAD NOT DONE THAT FOR A WHILE?? WHO KNOWS WHY… BUT HARD TO SELCT AGAINST HER ON THAT RUN! BUT THESE RACES ARE DIFFERENT EVERY WEEK IT NEARLY SEEMS..
NO 3 MUKADDAMAH SON 4.50 RAN 2ND TO THE 2 BEATEN 4.. MEETS HER BETER AT THE WEIGHTS, BUT WHO REALLY KNOWS?
NO 5 MR LIGHT BLUE 7.50 IS AT LEAST ON THE WAY UP, BUT HAS NEVER BEENA RELIABLE HORSE SINCE BEFORE IT WAS A MAIDEN..! NO GREAT HAPPY MEMORIES HERE. COULD BE PLACED OR 4TH.
NO 1 BOREHOLE 7.00 IS GOING AROUND AGAIN, BUT IS BETTER SUITED AT THIS DISTANCE…
2----3,5,1,7. AND GOOD LUCK. EW MR LIGHT BLUE NOT CRAZY, OR FINDING A SPOT FOR HIM IN TRICKS WITH FAV?
NO 3 AFTER BARON 6.50 VISITS FROM CASINO AGAIN.. WON HERE 3 STARTS AGO IN SIMILARCOMPANY.IS 12.00 IN EARLY MARKETS. THATS FAIR.
NO 4 ISIS DEVIL 5.00 WILL NEED LUCK FROM A WIDE GATE, BUT SO MANY OF THESE HORSES ARE JUST SO HARD TO LIKE. ANOTHER VALUE RUNNER.
NO 9 HEART OF MELBOURNE 10.00 HAS FORM BEHIND TUNAHOG AND THATS OK. COLLESS RIDES A PLUS ALSO.
NO 12 BLACK SUPERMAN 8.00 WON AT GC DROPS IN WEIGHT… not great on wet tracks...
BAD RACE 3-4-9-12. BUT ALL ARE FAIRLY PRICED!
RACE 4. NO 7 EMERALD DUKE 3.60 WON IN FINE FASHION AND IT WAS TOUGH STYLE WIN WHEN WAS WIDE AND JUST KEPT COMING. DISTANCE SHOULD BE OK ON THAT RUN. WON HERE PREVIOUSLY OVER 1350
NO 2 TAIL AND ALL 7.50 GOES UP IN WEIGHT WHICH IS A HUGE WORRY AS IT WAS ONLY THE WEIGHT DROP THAT KICKED IN AND HELPED IT LAST TIME..BUT GETS A GOOD RUN HERE AGAIN.
NO 4 JACK N ME 10.00 WILL GO FORWARDS AND JUST LOVES 1600 SHOULD GIVE A SIGHT IN A BAD LOOKING RACE. IS 21.00 CURRENTLY.
9 MR TESTA 8.50 RAN QUITE BOLDLY 1ST UP AT BIG ODDS AND WILL BE FURTHER IMPROVED..MAY NEED ONE MORE, BUT ALWAYS RATED HIM OK ON HIS DAY.
3 DIENEKES 10.00 WILL APPRECIATE THE SLOW TRACK…PLACE CHANCE AT ODDS
RACE 5. NO 2 LIESELE 4.00 RETURNS FROM MELB WHERE HER FROM WAS REALLY GOOD, WINNING TWO STARTS AGO AND THEN RUNNING WELL BEHIND DYSTOPIA, AND LIKES THE INCREASE IN TRIP. SHOULD GO WELL…NOT A WET TRACKER OF ANY NOTE… SO MONITOR TRACK CONDITIONS...
3 DISCREET 4.00 HAS NEVER WON 1ST UP, BUT REALLY IMPROVED LAST TIME IN AND I WOULD NOT BE SURPRISED IF RAN VERY WELL. STABLE GOING OK. HAS PLACED 1ST UP
4 CALIENTE 41.00 NEEDS THE GOOD TRACK, NOW DOES NOT GET IT, NOT SURE WHY THEY ARE RUNNING…?I WOULD PREFER EAGLE FARM AS BEST FORM IS NOT HERE! BUT IF PACE IS ON SHOULD FINISH VERY WELL, GOOD PLACE CHANCE AT LEAST. HAS BEEN SPECKED AT 61.00 INTO 41.00 ….. MORNING RAIN MAKES CHANCES LOOK GRIM...
9 WORDS ARE WEAPONS 8.00 HAS NO FORM OVER 1200, BUT SEEING STABLE HAS COME NORTH THEY MUST GIVE IT A HOPE OF DOING SO.
1. DOUBTFILLY 4.60 LOVES WET TRACKS, NOW LOOKS A REALLY GOOD PLACE BET AND SMALL EW...
2-3-1-9.----------------------------------4 SHAME IT RAINED, AS I TOOK THE 60-1
RACE 6. NO 3 INTO THE RED 5.00 WON LIKE A GOOD HORSE FIRST UP AND WAS TRUNDLED OFF TO SYDNEY WHERE WAS RIDDEN POORLY BUT LOOKED A FEW LENGTHS BELOW THEM IN REALITY. WORTH WATCHING HERE AS IF HORSE IS GOING TO DO THINGS AS A GOOD HORSE THIS IS A GOOD RACE TO START WITH. DID SMASH FRIENDLY DRAGON IN THAT 1ST UP RUN, SO FORM OK FROM THAT. STABLE STILL NOT FLYING AT PRESENT, BUT THEY ARE BRINGING OUT THEIR AMMO. FAILED AT ONLY SLLOW TRACK RUN…SO CHECK FOR TRACK IMPROVEMENT.
NO 5 RUDY 4.00 WON 2ND UP AND DID RUN WELL 1ST UP. A GOOD RUN EXPECTED AND GETS A BETTER GATE HERE. 1ST 4 CERTAINTY YOU WOULD THINK. BUT IS LOOKING FOR 1600, AND REPORTS SUGGEST MAY BACK UP NEXT WEEK OVER 1600… ANY RAIN OR FLASH FLOODING WOULD BE VERY WELCOME INDEED. RAIN BRING HIM RIGHT INTO IT… ALSO WATCH CLOSELY FOR NEXT WEEK!
NO 6 MISSING PAGE 4.00 BLEW A LOT OF US OUT OF EVERYTHING WHEN WON EASILY OVER 1000 METERS. BUT HAS ALREADY WON OVER 1200, SO HAVE NO FEARS ABOUT THAT. MIGHT BE AN OK HORSE..WON 3 FROM 4…AND LOST TO SPLENDORA AND SHIRAZ ATTACK!! RIGHT IN THIS.
NO 7 NEUSCHWANSTEIN… CRAZY HARD NAME , BUT 2 SLOW TRACK RUNS FOR A 1ST AND 2ND.. AND HEATHCOTE TRAINED..
RACE 7. NO 2 FILLYDELPHIA 3.00 IS RIGHT BACK IN FORM! DISTANCE IS IDEAL AND GETS RUN OF RACE! HARD TO BEAT. MARE IN FORM!
13 ELMANTOSH 8.00 WILL LIKE THIS WEAKER GRADE. DOOMBEN A WORRY, LOVES EAGLE FARM, BUT FIELD NOT SENSATIONAL.
11 BILLY AUCASH 13.00 I WAS ASTONISHED IT COULD HAVE WON OVER 1800…BACKD IT MANY TIMES FOR NOTHING..HURT ME BADLY… DOWN IN WEIGHT HERE.
10 ABSALON 12.00 SCR LAST WEEK AND NOW UP HERE. BEAT ROLSTON,WHICH IS NO HUGE DEAL, BUT MIGHT BE AN IMPROVING HORSE.
3 BLACK CASH 5.00 JUST NOT SURE HOW TO VIEW HIM. HAS BEEN CONSISTENT, BUT PRICE LOOKS UNDERS HERE… MAY PUT IN QUADDY, BUT PRETTY KEEN FILLYDELPHIA.
RACE 8. NO 11 POWERFUL JET 6.50 SCR OVER 1400 AFTER DRAWING WIDE, GETS A GOOD GATE FINALLY, DISTANCE IDEAL, AND WILL BE NEAR LEADERS…BOX SEAT TYPE..SHOULD GO VERY WELL. IS 13.00 IN EARLY MARKETS, 1ST 4 LOOKS IDEAL CHANCE TO BET WITH. AND EW… THEN SAVE ON RUNNING 4TH FOR 1ST 4!
12 PRETTY GULLY 9.00 WAS BEATEN OVER 1200, BUT WAS MAKING LATE GROUND AFTER LOOKING BEATEN OFF, SHOULD BE NEAR LEAD ALSO…IF JUMPS BETTER THAN DID LAST TIME..
16 CHALUPA 13.00 IS GOING GREAT GUNS AFTER WINNING AT SC 2 AGO… SHOULD BE AROUND 10-1 HERE.
NO 5 FLYING JET 8.00 IS DRAWN POORLY AND IS BACK FROM SYDNEY WHERE DID NOT FIRE UP. NEEDS LUCK HERE. BUT IS GOOD ENOUGH TO WIN IF HAS THE BREAKS.
HOPING POWERFUL JET CAN WIN THIS… OTHER WISE ITS TOUGH.. 11---12,16,5,
RACE 5 QUINELLA LIESELE AND DISCREET… RACE 7 FILLYDELPHIA ROUGHIE RACE 5. CALIENTE
QUADRELLA 1,2,3,9-----3,6,9----- 2------ 1,5,10,11,12,16.
JOCKEY RODNEY QUINN CONFIRMS RETIREMENT
Trackwork SpecialsRANDWICK: Dream Empress (Kensington R7 No. 13) - Tuesday, Kensington track, 1200m in 1:18.7, last 600m in 37.2.
ROSEHILL: Calming Influence (Kensington R4 No. 1) - Monday, Pro Ride, 800m in 53.80, last 200m in 11.90.
BROADMEADOW: Gold Epona ((Kensington R6 No 6) Tuesday, Pro Ride, 1000m in 1.08.75, last 600m in 38.00.
CAULFIELD: Electric Fusion (Moonee Valley R6 No. 2) - Tuesday, Polytrack, going good, 1600m in 1:60.65, last 600m in 36.45.
FLEMINGTON: Air Striker (Ballarat Sunday R1 No. 8) - Thursday, Pro Ride, going good, 1200m in 1:25.35, last 400m in 25.14).
Track conditionsKENSINGTON: Friday at 9.30am, Dead (4), Rail True
MOONEE VALLEY: Friday at 9.30am, Dead (4), Rail True, penetrometer 4.55
EAGLE FARM: Friday at 9.30am, Dead (4), Rail Out 2m
MORPHETTVILLE: Friday at 9.30am, Dead (4), Rail Out 9m, penetrometer 5.3
ASCOT: Friday at 9.30am, Dead (4), Rail is at the inside position
NEWCASTLE: Friday at 9.30am, Dead (4), Rail Out 8m
MORNINGTON: Friday at 9.30am, Dead (4), Rail Out 8m, penetrometer 4.5
GOLD COAST: Friday at 9.30am, Good (3), Rail Out 5m 1400-W/Post; Out 2m remainder
Video watch specialLady Natesa (Bunbury Sunday R1 No.9) from Bunbury 14/11, we said: ''fairly out but got going to settle three back on the fence. Travelled okay to the turn then under pressure. Raced a bit greenly and had trouble getting through when she did pick up. Gained a late split and made a dive to miss narrowly. Promising first-up run at odds.''
- up to 1400m or so and if she runs up to that fresh effort she can go one better.
First-Up FlyerMedusa's Miss (Kensington R7 No. 6) - went out the at `000' (all in Sydney/ Brisbane carnival races) but has come back well if her Nov 1 2nd in a 733m heat at R'wick is anything to go by. It's not only a good trial mind you, but we know that this mare can produce fresh given her sterling first-up record of 3s 1-20. I remember watching her win her debut at Kembla by 4.2-lens running 56.45s for the 1000m - oh, and she was $51!The daughter of Henny Hughes probably needs the track to head back into the good range but Kensington is prime surface and it doesn't seem like we'll get that much serious rain. In saying all of that, she was 3rd in the James HB Carr on dead.
Barrier Trial TeaserAll Salsa (Goulburn Sunday R4 No. 11) - is the most superbly bred filly you coud imagine. Her sire is Charge Foward (aka the fastest colt in Golden Slipper history and like this filly, was trained by John O'Shea. All Salsa's name is a bit of a giveway; her 3rd dam is Salsabil who won the Irish Derby, English Oaks, French Oaks, One Thousand Guineas et al. All Salsa herself has looked classy beyond the norm in her 4 trials and has the plumb draw on debut for James McDonald.
Early scratchingsRANDWICK (KENSINGTON)
Race 4: 8 Truly Ready, 9 Miss Fearless, 13 Made To Order
Race 6: 4 Absalon
Race 2: 7 Consider This
Race 3: 1 Counted, 13 Maccy Fields
Race 7: 15 Little Bro
Race 8: 6 Berrimilla, 9 Queen Delight
Race 6: 4 Powerful Jet, 14 Red Hot Dazzler
Race 8: 14 Top Rada
Race 2: 8 Chater Gardens, 9 Piccolo Miss
Race 3: 5 Flying Filou
Race 4: 6 Diamonds At Noon
Race 5: 6 Show'em Earnest
Race 7: 8 Dashitude, 11 Impulse Buy
Race 8: 12 Lead The Witness
Race 5: 18 Pennywood
Race 6: 2 Petrol Power, 16 Via Laurentina
Race 9: 14 Silver Speck
Race 4: 6 Valorem Sky
Race 7: 5 Power Supply
Race 4: 2 Prince Malachite
Race 2: 6 Dame Juliet
Race 5: 5 Rideonabigjetplane, 7 Let It Fly, 11 Santa Fe Dreaming, 12 Ice Cream Girl
Race 6: 12 Miss Brahma
Race 8: 9 Smasher
Barakey and Spirit Of Boom fared best in the barrier draw snaring the two inside gates. Buffering will have a bit of work to do to get across from gate eight, while Spirit Of Boom will start next to him in nine.
8/10 Mutual Trust $21/$10
8/11 Longport $7/$6
8/13 Stradon $8/$7.5
8/10 Forarainyday $9/$7.5
3/11 Nautical $5.5/$4.8