Randwick hosted 17 trials on Tuesday morning where King Of Sparta was the headline name of the morning.
The Peter and Paul Snowden-trained sprinter was impressive winning his 1050m heat.
Consistent performer Eleven Eleven was another big name to step out early in the card.
The Gregory Hickman-trained six-year-old is likely to embark on yet another Queensland campaign and worked through the line strongly in the first heat over 1200m.
Heat 1 – Eleven Eleven.
Eleven Eleven has been a sensational performer throughout his career, especially in Queensland. He looks set for another strong campaign as he chases that elusive Group 1 win. Tyler Schiller was aboard Eleven Eleven on Tuesday as he travelled strongly outside the lead, cruising comfortably through his gears to finish second. Eleven Eleven jumped a very popular favourite in the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap last winter and will no doubt be targeting the Queensland feature again.
Heat 2 – King Of Sparta.
Sensational piece of work again by King Of Sparta. The Snowden-trained gelding travelled strongly behind the speed under Chad Schofield and let rip with an impressive turn-of-foot to win the head. He still had a bit of work to do to catch the leader in the final furlong, but extended strongly. King Of Sparta won the Magic Millions Sprint in dominant fashion over the summer and will be chasing his maiden Group 1 victory.
Heat 5 – Worth Avenue.
Blackbook a few in the heat including Rhythm Of Love, Celestial Legend and Zia, but especially keen to highlight Worth Avenue. This was the second strong piece of work by Worth Avenue as the daughter of Trapeze Artist prepares to make her debut. Peter and Paul Snowden presented Worth Avenue at the Hawkesbury trials last year where she worked through the line under a hold behind Steel City. Connections opted to tip her out for a break following that trial and was impressive upon resumption at Randwick on Tuesday. Chad Schofield maintained a stranglehold on the filly as she cruised through the line.
Heat 6 – Hyde Park.
There will be a few trial watches who would not be a fan of Hyde Park’s work after the colt was ‘ridden out’ to win the heat, but we were especially taken by the trial. The Spirit Of Boom colt was forced to endure a three-wide run throughout the trial and surprised with how strong he was through the line. It was especially impressive that he still responded under Tim Clark’s urgings despite the wide trip. He will go to the races really fit and be very hard to beat wherever he does resume.
Heat 9 – Laroupe.
Not much more we can add apart from this was a really nice trial by a very sharp filly. Laroupe was impressive winning her first two career starts in heavy ground before disappointing in her last two runs, but looks to have resumed even better this campaign if Tuesday’s work is anything to go by.