TRIAL WATCH - Warwick Farm April 7
Chris Scholtz reviews the Warwick farm trials on April 7.
WARWICK FARM April 7
The first five heats were run on the pro-ride with only heat six over 1200m run on the inside turf track. Heats 6 to 18 were back on the ProRide track. The led to adjustments in pro-ride trial distances with the 1200m trials run over 1175m and 800m heats run over 740m.
VICTORY ANTHEM : When any horse wins a trial by 14 lengths it is worth noting. Hacked through the first 700m of his 1175m heat then put the foot down and sprinted a fast last 400m to leave the others standing. Former Victorian should be winning a maiden on this effort.
GOLDEN ROAD : Railed to lead and always had rivals covered, running sharp overall and sectionals times. Must run well when next produced.
MAURUS : Good stayer showed surprising dash to sprint from last and win the 1200m heat on the turf. Obviously going well.
OUR BEATNIK : Given very easy time running a strong second to Maurus.
SORT AFTER : Covered ground and unextended in run to line behind Maurus.
LANCIATO : Hit line with purpose under good hold for second in his 1175m heat on the pro ride.
UNTAMED DIAMOND : Sharp all the way winner of her 740m heat in fast time. Looks ready to go first-up.
STRATURBO : Given a good test to win his 740m heat by a clear margin in good time.
MOHER : Wasn’t asked to chase Straturbo. Held ground well for second.
RAIJINZ : Always under a hold finishing close second in a blanket finish to his 745m heat.
I AM EXCITED : Plenty in hand running second to impressive Chain Of Fools. Beat the others easily.
GAULOIS : Godolphin 2YO gIven an easy time finding line nicely for fourth and could have done much more.
ARBITRATE : Ran alongside Gaulois and did equally as well under little pressure.
PICKELHAUBE : Another Godolphin youngster given an educational trial, finding line nicely for third.
KORMA : Bombed start, long last, went very wide and found line under a hold for fourth. Has ability.
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