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Trial Watch Reviews: 7th May - 8th May 2024

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Chris Scholtz reviews barrier trials at Warwick Farm and Newcastle on May 7 and 8.

THINK ABOUT IT Picture: Steve Hart


Polytrack; Synthetic

11 Heats – 2 x 1175m (1 Open; 1 Maiden/C1); 9 x 740m (4 Open; 3 2YO; 2 Maiden)

Some big names brought unexpected class to this full set held on the polytrack due to the wet weather.

As always it's hard to read a lot into poly trials as few horses come off the bit but this session served the purpose for the likes of MAZU, THINK ABOUT IT, RED CARD and IN SECRET as they prepare for the Brisbane carnival.

They were all given easy trials with RED CARD (3rd) and MAZU (4th) working well within themselves in the open heat over 740m won by GLOBAL EMPIRE (43.50; (32.69).  THINK ABOUT IT finished second and IN SECRET sixth in another 740m heat won by ACCREDITED in much slower time (44.56; 33.45).

REBEL RAMA was an easy winner of the fastest of the two 1175m heats (70.48; 34.64) while 740m heat winners to make an impression included BAT OUT OF HELL (43.72; 33.13)9), KERGUELEN (44.33; 33.54) and the 2YOs ROSA CARA (44.45; 33.73); BLUE SUEDE HOOVES (43.68; 33.29) and IL PASSERO (43.81; 33.18).


X Bat Out Of Hell; Blue Sude Hooves; Capricious Belle; Commemorative; Flying For Fun; Global Empire; Il Passero; Kerguelen; Legio Ten; Mazu; Precious Straand; Rebel Rama; Rosa Cara; Think About It; 


Polytrack; Synthetic

9 Heats – 1 x 1200m (Open); 3 x 1000m (3 Open); 5 x 800m (1 Open; 2 2YO; 2 Maiden)

Small fields in a pedestrian set of poly trials with little to enthuse about.


X Coco Dreaming; Flying Argyle; Promito

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