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Barrier Trials NSW - latest blackbookers from the NSW barrier trials

  • NSW Barrier Trial Blackbookers

Our trial expert will keep you up to date with all the horses to follow from the NSW barrier trials.

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While some horses may be flying at the trials and stand out to everyone, some good runs are often hidden among the also rans and our expert will pinpoint those runners so you can capitalise when they hit the racetrack.

Here are some horses to put in the blackbook:

Rosehill Gardens Barrier Trials – December 4

Trial 1 (1030m) 1:01.91
This was the quickest of the four 1030m heats and while there was little splitting VERLAN and King Tomlola, it’s the former who’s open to more improvement and did it marginally better. Trained by Richard Freedman, Verlan was restrained to take cover as the gates opened and he settled right behind the speed and was keen to get on with it. He saw a bit of daylight entering the straight and went through a tight gap and just cruised to the line for a soft heat win. Had plenty of gears left and fired first and second-up last preparation. Has improved significantly since then and is ready to tackle stronger races. 

Trial 2 (1030m) 1:02.36
The Gary Portelli-trained VINCERO should be ready to produce a nice run now and he worked home stylishly for 2nd placing on Tuesday morning. He had a soft 800m trial on November 9 and then cost himself the win first-up when running off the track at Gosford where he finished 2nd to Power Command who had been knocking on the door with two placings prior to that run. He sat three deep without cover throughout this trial and was finishing better than anything else under his own steam. He could have easily beaten Ready To Prophet in this heat and that galloper was 4th in the Group 2 Silver Shadow Stakes (1200m) and had two winning trials and a BM78 run under his belt before this trial.

Trial 5 (900m) 0:55.23
I’m keen to see what TWENTYFOUR CARAT can do when asked for an effort on race day. The two-year-old I Am Invincible colt is trained by John O’Shea and has been produced at the trials on three occasion and this was him most impressive piece of work. He settled nicely behind the speed, and when Tommy Berry gave him a shove, he quickly accelerated to go past Deep Chill before being restrained again and matching motors with that galloper as they took good ground off the tearaway leader Vulpes. Looked to have a lot to offer and can be followed into this preparation. 

Trial 7 (900m) 0:55.03
Two interesting Chris Waller-trained runners to consider in this heat. Firstly, DR KARDO was restrained as soon as the gates opened and settled last before flashing home to win the trial. He looks very green put in a few hops down the straight but obviously has some ability. Stablemate ESCONDIDO finished runner-up after settling second last, but he looks the more professional of the pair and was doing it easier in the straight and could have won if asked to. He’s by Snitzel and out of the Group 2 Villiers Stakes (1600m) winning mare Dances On Waves. Keen to follow both but if they clash on debut, Escondido gets the nod. 

Trial 10 (900m) 0:55.16
No horse did it easier than ALIZEE on Tuesday morning, and it was clear to see James Cummings is bringing her along slowly following a bleed during the spring. James McDonald had the job of steering the daughter of Sepoy around Rosehill as she settled three wide without cover throughout and simply cruised to the line to just miss behind Shock Alert. Missing the spring could turn out to be a blessing in disguise for this extremely talented four-year-old mare as she targets autumn riches. 

Trial 14 (900m) 0:54.62
The Hawkes Racing-prepared Snitzel filly, TAKEN EVERYTHING, was one of the most impressive triallers of the morning as she showed good early speed to lead, looked very strong late and was eased down to win with her ears pricked. She was the least experienced filly in the field and was challenged early in the straight but had far too much on these and was virtually eased up with 200m to go. Looks very promising.

Trial 16 (900m) 0:53.81
The quickest of the 12 900m heats went to the Hawkes-prepared Great Affair but he was out on his feet in the final 100m and clearly needed the run – and maybe a couple more. Doctor Zous flashed home down the outside to grab 2nd and the Godolphin gelding, Congregate, finished off well for 3rd, but I’m hoping most have missed the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained EMBRACER finishing off along the inside before being restrained late. The Sebring colt was restrained from the outset and had to be eased during the run, and he was finishing far better than anything else in the trail before Adam Hyeronimus took hold of him in the final 50m before he flew past them. A clear standout that was well hidden in this heat. 

Twentyfour Carat
Dr Kardo
Taken Everything


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