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WARWICK FARM BARRIER TRIALS – February 11
Track condition: Synthetic
Trial 1 (1175m) 1:15.32
Chris Waller’s import, IMAGING, stole the show in the opening heat of the morning. The son of Oasis Dream was restrained to take cover but settled 2nd outside the lead, and he simply cruised to the line to finish 2nd behind Pincer who was pushed out. Trope couldn’t match motors with him late and is a classy sprinter, and considering Imaging is best suited to a mile where he is a Group 3 winner and Group 2 placed, he looks in for a big autumn campaign.
Trial 5 (740m) 0:46.07
This was the quickest of the 740m heats, and while Farnan led all the way, it was the Hawkes Racing-prepared NORTH PACIFIC who impressed most. The two-year-old Brazen Beau colt settled a distant 3rd and closed off nicely under his own steam to get within a couple of lengths of Farnan. I like the way he lengthened in the straight and he’s one to follow going forward.
Trial 7 (740m) 0:46.48
Another one for Team Hawkes who saddled up VECTOR in the final heat of the morning. He’s a three-year-old Deep Field colt and he showed good early speed to lead and kept going to score at what looked to be half pace. Keen to see him trial on turf over a bit longer, but looks to have plenty of ability and will be placed to advantage.