Rosehill hosted 15 trials on Monday morning where punters got another good look at a host of autumn and winter carnival chances.
Potential staying prodigies Renaissance Woman and Perfect Thought were good winning the first heat over 1030m.
The Bjorn Baker-trained Renaissance Woman was heavily backed to win the Group 1 VRC Oaks throughout last spring and after missing the ATC Oaks, looks the perfect horse to travel north and contest the Queensland Oaks.
Impressive Group 3 Black Opal winner Autumn Ballet also stepped out in heat nine alongside unlucky Golden Slipper runner Lazzago in preparation for the Group 2 Percy Sykes.
Heat 1 – Renaissance Woman.
Love the work by each horse crossing the line in front. Renaissance Woman, as mentioned above, possess great staying capabilities and looks to have returned in nice order ahead of what will likely be a Queensland campaign. The Bjorn Baker-trained filly was eased back after jumping well and cruised through the line to win the head nicely.
Perfect Thought is also on a Queensland campaign after a setback forced the colt to miss the autumn. Hooks, Gendarmerie and Selous were all good through the line.
Heat 7 – Whole Heat.
Wanted to highlight this entire heat because there is a large array of horses going in varying directions, but who all worked well in the heat. Talented but frustrating sprinter Fire won the heat, defeating USA import Princess Grace.
Sporting the China Horse Club Racing silks, Princess Grace brings Group 1 formlines from the USA and was good under a hold for her new trainer Chris Waller.
Phearson, who will contest the Midway Provincial Champs at Randwick, was great after travelling three-wide throughout.
Check out one of the latest starts of Princess Grace (3rd) below.
Heat 9 – Autumn Ballet & Lazzago.
Autumn Ballet and Lazzago are both already Group winners and although both are expected to trial well with race fitness on their side, punters who have a ticket on either filly for the Percy Sykes would be happy with what they saw on Monday. Tim Clark eased Autumn Ballet to the rear of the field despite jumping in front, allowing the daughter of The Autumn Sun to ease off heels and work through the line. Lazzago on the other hand just trucked along under a hold. Good signs for both fillies going forward.
Heat 12 – Stylised.
Expect this to be a really strong heat. Group 1-placed colt Zou Tiger won the 900m as he prepares to freshen-up ahead of what will likely be a tilt at the Group 2 Arrowfield Sprint. The John O’Shea-trained colt was last seen in the Randwick Guineas where he confirmed he was best suited over sprint trips. Behind Zou Tiger, Union Army, Alberich, Stylised and Kovalica were all strong. Suggest the majority of this heat are likely to make their way to Queensland.