A handful of autumn carnival contenders stretched their legs at the Randwick trials on Tuesday morning with The Championships fast approaching. A handful of autumn carnival contenders stretched their legs at the Randwick trials on Tuesday morning with The Championships fast approaching.
Impressive last start winner Parisal enjoyed a quiet hit-out in Heat One over 1080m. James McDonald sat quietly aboard the Godolphin filly as she cruised through the line alongside Short Shorts.
Former Golden Slipper favourite, King’s Gambit, showed an explosive turn-of-foot to win his trial ahead of next weekend’s $5 million feature.
The in-form Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott stable can do no wrong at the moment and arrived at Tuesday’s trials with a strong team.
Group One Golden Rose winner In The Congo won his 1050m trial, albeit was ridden out to do so.
Check out some of the star performers from Tuesday’s Randwick trials below.
Heat Five – Hawaii Five Oh
Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott presented blueblood colt Hawaii Five Oh for the first time after recently joining the stable. The full-brother to star sprinter Libertini was formerly with Michael Freedman, but has been transferred to Waterhouse and Bott after running second at Newcastle last month.
Nash Rawiller, who rode Hawaii Five Oh when winning on debut at Wyong, sat quietly aboard the colt as he ran through the line strongly.
Heat 6 – Substantial
Interesting acquisition to the Peter and Paul Snowden stable. The five-year-old is a half-brother to Kettle Hill, another European import who we have seen run for Australian Bloodstock. He has nice formlines over the mile and already has already been well acquainted with Tom Marquand. Group One winner In The Congo is no slouch and he was heavily ridden to get past Substantial late.
Heat 7 – Hell I Am
John O’Shea-trained gelding Hell I Am was brave last preparation winning the Wyong Magic Millions 3YO & 4YO Stakes, before placing in the Gosford Guineas and $2 million Magic Millions 3YO Guineas. James McDonald has a great record aboard the horse and was very impressive winning his heat.
Heat 8 – King’s Gambit
Former Golden Slipper favourite settled off-midfield under Mark Zahra and exploded to win his heat. With Cylinder winning again on Saturday and installing himself as the new Golden Slipper favourite, you can’t ignore the fact King’s Gambit started favourite the last time the pair met and was only beaten a length.
Heat 10 – The King
Russian Revolution colt was a $320,000 yearling purchase and has some powerful connections in the ownership. He was given a quiet trial over 900m, however, his trial win over 1050m on Tuesday was impressive. James McDonald was forced to sit wide aboard the colt throughout as he kept trucking through the line.
Heat 13 – Lost And Running
Looked a massive chance for The Everest last year before he was ruled out the morning of the race. You always expect star horses to trial well and the John O’Shea-trained gelding did just that. Keep an eye on Shadow Vampire who was eye-catching late. The Mark Newnham-trained gelding won three consecutive races last campaign and was very impressive.
Heat 15 – Godfather
James Harron seems to have a strong crop of two-year-olds on the ground at the moment after Butch Cassidy was impressive in defeat at Flemington on Saturday. Godfather won on debut at Eagle Farm before disappointing at his next two starts. He went through the line under a hold as others were ridden around him.
Heat 16 – Dipsy Doodle
The half-brother to Group Three winner Larkspur Run was good on debut and looks to have improved this campaign. His racing manners have been terrific this campaign and suggest he won’t be a maiden much longer.