Steeple Track (Inside) 1500m – 700m.
Track Rating: GOOD (4)
HEATS TO WATCH:
HEAT 6 – 800m
Clearly the trial with the most interest with good gallopers, RUNWAY STAR, RUNNING BULL, VENTIC and JABALI lining up. TAKENJA is a really interesting trialler here, winning at his Australian debut before having issues at his next run and immediately sent for a spell. 22 weeks since running last of 14 at Caulfield. The 6YO made little impression here. RUNWAY STAR was urged along and sprinted sharply between runners to win well. She looks ready for a big first-up run. RUNNING BULL ran home nicely out wide on the track.
HEAT 7 – 800m
One of three trials to break the 47.00 seconds. Interest here really was with the two A’s both sired by Fastnet Rock in ARMADA and AZEEMA. AZEEMA is a lightly raced 4YO mare who hasn’t been seen since running second of 16 at Flemington back in June. She drifted back to be last in running before picking up ground. ARMADA was the standout working around the field and finishing very well to score.
HEAT 8 – 800m
The quickest trial of the morning and there was plenty of pressure on. Not the strongest trial by any means in terms of form but it was truly run and an interesting heat nonetheless. The Byron Cozamanis trained EQUIDENT may have been the pick here, showing...