Latest horses to follow from the Victorian jump-outs

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Flemington Jumpouts – April 12

Jumpout 2 (800m) 48.14s
I was impressed with the team Hawkes-trained FIRST RESPONDER. The two-year-old colt wasn’t asked for too much of an effort and he really accelerated through on the inside of the Lindsay Park horse in what was a stylish piece of work. The Hawkes runners don’t usually catch the eye in their jumpouts so I’m confident this horse is above average. He was only beaten 3.6 lengths on debut at The Valley behind Brooklyn Hustle and Yes Yes Yes and the son of Star Witness looks to have a bright future.

Jumpout 5 (800m) 47.11s
It was hard to not be impressed with the Chris Waller-trained VOILA in this jumpout. She just cruised around the 800m jumpout in very quick time, as the jockey sat motionless, never asking the three-year-old filly for an effort. The two horses back on her inside were under hard riding, making the piece of work even more visually impressive. She has performed ok in Sydney but looks better suited in Melbourne, as her one run in Melbourne she produced a career PB, running 7.1 lengths above benchmark and finishing just 0.5 lengths off Bleu Roche and Causeway Girl at Flemington. I’m putting her in the blackbook and looking for her in Melbourne.

Jumpout 8 (800m) 48.26s 
James Cummings has dominated with his two-year-olds this season and he looks to have another smart one by the name of WIDESPREAD. The two-year-old son of Hallowed Crown wasn’t asked to do much in his jumpout but what he did show, impressed me. He settled back near last and really worked to the line with style, picking up over the final 75m to finish in fourth. Looking 100m past the post, he has made up another two-lengths and is almost in front. I’m sure he has ability and will go straight in the blackbook.

First Responder

Caulfield Jumpouts – February 12

Jumpout 2 (800m) 48.47s
I really liked the return of the Mick Price-trained SHE’S SO HIGH. She hasn’t been seen at the races since winning the Group 3 Proud Miss Stakes at Morphettville in May. She led the jumpout under no riding and worked under her own steam, winning the jumpout in the quickest time of the morning. She should take improvement from that work and is in for a good Autumn preparation.

Jumpout 8 (800m) 49.55s 
The Mick Price-trained ALIDADE hasn’t done much on the track in four starts to date but did impress me in her jumpout this morning. She showed nice speed to lead and zipped along in front, she was under no riding and was eased up over the final 50m of the jumpout. It was a stylish piece of work. She did start $2.70 against Anjana on debut, suggesting the stable does think she has some ability. I’m interesting to see where Price places her first-up.

She’s So High

Caulfield Jumpouts – Tuesday February 5

Jumpout 1 (800m) 50.86s 
No blackbookers from this jumpout but a report on Group One winners Viddora and Grunt. Viddora jumped straight to the front and quickly put four-lengths on the field, she was eased up over the final furlong but everything suggests she is on track for Dubai. It’s well known that Grunt doesn’t handle Caulfield so considering that, his jumpout was a stylish piece of work. As expected, he couldn’t go with the speedy Viddora but cruised past her over the final 100m under a strong hold.

Jumpout 2 (800m) 50.75s 
The daughter of Sebring, COUNTESS QUEEN is the blackbooker from this jumpout. The unraced two-year-old filly trained by Mick Price, looks to have ability. She led under her own steam and really built into her work nicely. She was strong at the top of the hill and was under no pressure, it was a nice piece of work.

Countess Queen

Werribee Jumpouts – Friday February 1

Jumpout 2 (800m) 47.04s
Coolmore Stud Stakes winner SUNLIGHT has returned in tremendous order on Friday morning, with a slick three-length victory. She was never let off the bridle by Luke Currie and did it under her own steam. She will go to the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes (1000m) first-up and this piece of work indicates that she is right on track.

Jumpout 3 (800m) 48.33s
It was hard not to be impressed with the James Cummings-trained FLIT. She was here at the Werribee trials on January 22 and finished a narrow second behind She Shao Fly who won her debut at Sandown on Monday. She looks to have taken nice improvement from that trial, showing more speed in her jumpout this morning, jumping straight to the front. She was under light riding in the straight and put a gap of four or five lengths on the field before being eased up the final 50m. She looks a nice talent.

Jumpout 4 (800m) 47.96s
The Lindsay Park stable had three horses in this jumpout and It’s actually a horse that finished midfield that I want to add to the blackbook. The daughter of Sebring CROSS LEGEND had a quiet trial, she sat back and was never asked to do anything, picking up through a gap over the final 100m, completely under her own steam. She really attacked the line nicely and it indicated to me that she’s returned a better horse.

Jumpout 5 (800m) 48.28s 
A few two-year-olds caught my eye here, none more so than the Godolphin horse VARDA. The daughter of Lonhro jumped and led the jumpout and was given a nice easy trial, which allowed the Levi Kavanagh-trained EXCESS FUNDS to charge past her over the final 100m. The colt was green up the straight but the way he attacked the line over the final furlong, shows that he has plenty of raw ability. I couldn’t pick just one, so both these runners go into the blackbook.

Cross Legend
Excess Funds

Mornington Jumpouts – Thursday January 31

Jumpout 2 (900m) 57.08s 
I’m happy to put the Tony Noonan-trained STEEL OF MADRID in the blackbook with the intention of backing him at his next start. He wasn’t suited first-up in a Metro BM70 at Caulfield and it showed, running ninth. His last start effort at Sale was good, just getting nabbed on the line. I really liked his jumpout this morning, charging to the line over the final 100m under a strong hold. Once this horse hits form he usually holds it and that last start second at Sale was an indication that he is hitting form now. In a similar Benchmark 64 race next start, he’ll be a bet for me.

Jumpout 5 (900m) 58.06s 
The David & Coral Feek-trained VERAJ controlled this jumpout from the front and was always under a strong hold, while the two horses behind her were put under pressure. She is trained at the track and looks to handle Mornington well so I wouldn’t be surprised to see her debut here and if she does, is more than likely be a betting proposition.

Jumpout 8 (750m) 43.27s 
No prizes for picking the blackbooker from this jumpout, the Blue Diamond second-favourite BROOKLYN HUSTLE. This was just a clean up for the filly who is on track for the Blue Diamond Prelude on Saturday week. She looked exceptional, sprinting up nicely the final furlong. She looks to be carrying a bit of condition so that jumpout should bring her along nicely.

Steel Of Madrid
Brooklyn Hustle

Caulfield Jumpouts – Tuesday January 22

Jumpout 1 (800m) 49.04s 
This was the feature jumpout of the morning, with Blue Diamond winner Written By winning the jumpout. It’s the Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained BONS AWAY who one of two want to follow from the opening jumpout. He settled second, in behind Written By and really ranged alongside nicely under light riding before the jockey sat up over the final 100m. It was a slick piece of work, as he beat home third by roughly seven-lengths. He was aimed at an Oakleigh Plate first-up last year and was beaten less than a length behind Russian Revolution. He is on target for a race of that calibre.
The other horse I’m putting in the blackbook is the Robert Hickmott-trained AMRALAH. The nine-year-old was a one-time Melbourne Cup favourite, winning the Group 2 Herbert Power (2400m) in October 2015. Since then, he has had three runs and has beaten just seven horses home. Purchased for $19,000, Hickmott has him looking very well, running midfield under his own steam. I’m happy to take a flyer on him and put him in the blackbook.

Jumpout 3 (800m) 48.48s
I was impressed with the work of the Mick Price-trained TAVISAN. The son of Tavistock ran straight to the lead and controlled the jumpout, running the second-fastest time of the morning under his own steam. The colt obviously has ability, running placings in two Group races last preparation. I really liked his work and he looks to have improved with the time in the paddock.

Jumpout 5 (800m) 49.06s
The Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained duo GROOT and Bella Rosa sped away and went to the line together and it is the two-year-old colt Groot who I want to be following. He looked to be doing his work easily against a horse (Bella Rosa) who won her first and only start in a Group 3 race on Melbourne Cup day. The son of Fighting Sun looks to have a bright future and I’ll be keen to follow him on debut.

Jumpout 10 (800m) 49.39s
A three-year-old debutant, Trainer John Maloney has taken his time with this galloper BLACK OPAL. He was allowed to stride out in the middle part of the jumpout and put up three-lengths on his rivals. He looks a nice type and is more than capable of winning his maiden on debut.

Bons Away
Black Opal

Camperdown Jumpouts – Monday January 21

Jumpout 4 (850m) Time: N/A
I made a note from the Ballarat jumpouts (14/01/19) that LAND OF PLENTY had returned in terrific order and I’ve now seen enough to put him in the blackbook. He settled wide and came down the outside part of the track, charging home over the last 100m under a strong hold, running second to Volum. He looked much more forward than stablemates Fifty Stars and Declares War who also ran in this jumpout.

Jumpout 5 (850m) Time: N/A
This was the most anticipated jumpout of the morning, with the return of boom sprinter Nature Strip, along with G1 winner Voodoo Lad and the Henry Dwyer-trained Crown Witness. Although no horses go into our blackbook from this jumpout, I did like the work from all three mentioned horses. Crown Witness raced Nature Strip in the early stage and when raced for the lead, Nature Strip did want to overrace and get his head up in the air. Once crossed, I thought he settled much better and looked really relaxed in the straight which is a sign the horse will stretch out over 1200m.

Land Of Plenty

Flemington Jumpouts – Friday January 18

Jumpout 2 (800m) 48.13s
The Lindsay Park galloper REDKIRK WARRIOR looked like the Redkirk Warrior of old in this jumpout, sitting back off strong early gallop set by Girls Got Spirit and running on under a strong hold to finish third. He couldn’t have been any more impressive and looked to stride out as good as ever. David Hayes has said he won’t be defending any of his G1’s and will instead be aimed at the $5 million All-Star Mile.

Jumpout 4 (800m) 48.26s 
I’m keen to follow the Mark Kavanagh-trained HELMAZ from this jumpout. The son of Helmet is yet to break this maiden but a win isn’t far away. I really liked his last run at Tatura over 1450m when finishing second behind Tysonic who wasn’t far away from Aristia in the Group 2 Wakeful Stakes later that preparation. His jumpout was one of a quality horse, winning softly and beating Outback Warrior who started $4.40 against possible Group horse Gold Mag. I’m interested to see where Kavanagh places him first-up. 1000m is too short for him, so I’d love to see him first-up in a country maiden over 1200m.

Jumpout 8 (800m) 50.18s 
Chris Waller has a plethora of imports and four-year-old MOUNTAIN BREATH is one of those. Mountain Breath was bred and owned by the late Lennie Peacock, owner of Britain’s Manor House Stud, which bred Redkirk Warrior (thanks for Carl Di lorio for that information). Looking at his jumpout, Damian Oliver was on board and it was another step in the right direction for the four-year-old. His jumpout on January 4 was good and I’ve seen enough to put him in the blackbook. The Waller horses don’t usually win jumpouts and this was no exception, running to the line under a strong hold to finish fourth. I doubt he will be ready to win first-up but has the makings of good horse.

Redkirk Warrior
Mountain Breath

Ballarat Jumpouts – Monday January 14

Jumpout 1 (900m) 56.80s 
The horse to follow from the opening jumpout of the morning at Ballarat is the Dan O’Sullivan-trained HORSE FOR HIGHER. The three-year-old filly is still new but looks to have stacks of ability. She was last on the fence early and when the gap opened up in the straight, she charged through to run a nice third. She shied away at the winning post and does look like a horse who will appreciate being on the outside of runners.

Jumpout 5 (900m) 55.60s 
It was hard not to be impressed with the Darren Weir-trained HULK. The I Am Invincible colt is unraced and looks to have a nice future. He jumped straight to the front and controlled the jumpout, kicking off the bend and putting up three lengths early in the straight. When asked for an effort at the furlong, he really knuckled down and put four-lengths on his two stablemates who were both under riding. Hulk looks a promising type.

Jumpout 7 (900m) 57.56s
No blackbookers from this jumpout but Group One winner Land Of Plenty won the heat. He looks like he has returned in terrific order and is on track for the Autumn Carnival.

Jumpout 9 (900m) 57.16s 
The clear standout from this jumpout was the Darren Weir-trained INVINCIBLE FILLE. Yet another I Am Invincible runner to make the blackbook, the three-year-old filly performed well in her first preparation, winning impressively on debut at Mildura, running the quickest last 200m and 400m sectionals of the day before going to Adelaide and taking on the likes of Gytrash. She looks to have returned well, finishing second in this jumpout under a strong hold whilst the leader was under the whip. They put a gap on third which indicates that Invincible Fille is pretty smart.

Jumpout 13 (900m) 55.12s
Darren Weir had five of the six runners involved in this jumpout and surprisingly it is the James Wardeiner-trained WILD GERANIUM that could be the most impressive runner of the morning. You’d be forgiven if you hadn’t heard the name James Wardeiner before as he has only had seven winners from 161 career runners. The unraced four-year-old mare Wild Geranium have the Weir runners a galloping lesson, jumping straight to the front and bolting away to win by roughly six-lengths eased up. She ran the quickest time of the morning and I can’t wait to see her debut.

Horse For Higher
Invincible Fille
Wild Geranium

Cranbourne Jumpouts – Monday December 17 

Jumpout 4 (800m) 50.40s 
With caution, I’m adding VANDERWINK to the blackbook. The three-year-old Rip Van Winkle gelding did plenty wrong on debut at Mornington, finishing a long last as a solid $4.00 second favourite. He sat three-wide, overraced and then went towards the outside fence on the home turn before being eased out of the race. He was suspended from racing and was forced to have an official jumpout, which we saw this morning. He was very sharp in his work, going to the line under a strong hold, with the Nikki Burke-trained Fight who was under riding to go with him. He has plenty of talent and only needs the penny to drop, to be winning races.

Jumpout 7 (800m) 49.80s 
The Robbie Griffiths-trained CLASSIC DIVA didn’t come up last preparation but she looks to have returned in terrific order, with an easy victory in this jumpout. She travelled well with the blinkers on and extended under no riding, for an effortless four-length victory.

Classic Diva

Flemington Jumpouts – Friday December 14

Jumpout 1 (800m) 49.19s 
I’m not adding a horse to our blackbook from this jumpout but I have to mention GEORGE PATTON. The six-year-old gelding is already in our blackbook after his impressive jumpout at Flemington a fortnight ago. He stepped out for another gallop and was even more impressive this morning. He settled last and was still at the tail of the field at the 150m, before charging through a gap under a strong hold. He picked up the field effortlessly and went the line with the Lindsay Park galloper Magnikka, who was under riding with blinkers on. If the Snowden team can keep him sound, I’m convinced George Patton is a Group winner in waiting.

Jumpout 2 (800m) 51.17s 
Another Snowden runner to add to the blackbook, I was taken with the jumpout of MISSILE MANTRA. The unraced daughter of Smart Missile, this two-year-old filly is a beautiful, free-striding filly, who looked to be cruising behind the winner. The Ellerton & Zahra horse was under riding for the final furlong, whilst Missile Mantra was under a hold, cruising in second. She looks a nice type and is worth following.

Jumpout 5 (800m) 49.10s 
Jumpout number five was the fastest of the morning at Flemington and that was thanks to the Michael Moroney-trained ALBURQ. The two-year-old Colt led in his on career start, the 2YO Magic Millions Clockwise Classic and just faded late to run third, as his stablemate won the race. His jumpout this morning was impressive, quickly gathering up the Mark Kavanagh-trained Greetie in the straight. Moroney has said he will target the 2YO Magic Millions on the Gold Coast and although that may be too tough for him, he should be winning soon. Watch for him dropping back to maiden grade.

George Patton
Missile Mantra

Caulfield Jumpouts – Tuesday December 11

Jumpout 1 (800m) 47.55s 
I’ve followed this son of Lonhro, LANGHRO through his career. The lightly-raced six-year-old showed plenty of potential at the trials and jumpouts early in career but was too much of a colt to put it together on raceday. He was gelded at the end of 2017 and returned with a four-length victory in Benchmark 64 grade and a five and a half-length victory in Benchmark 70 grade. Trainer Mick Price has bypassed the Spring with him and he should progress through to win a nice city race over the summer months. He has returned well, striding straight to the lead in this jumpout and doing the work effortlessly, with his head on his chest. Watch for his return.

Jumpout 4 (800m) 48.29s 
The Henry Dwyer-trained horse Desirada looks a very speedy filly but it’s the John Maloney-trained SIR GAWAIN that I want to follow from this jumpout. He is certainly a colt. He didn’t look to have his mind completely on the job when racing the filly on his inside. He was swishing his tail and was green but certainly has ability. I liked the way he attacked the line in the final 100m. I don’t think this field are world beaters but Sir Gawain can be followed in maiden grade.

Sir Gawain

Werribee Jumpouts – Monday December 10

Jumpout 1 (1100m) 1.06.16s 
With the rail in the true position at Werribee, it felt more like a race meeting with big fields. This jumpout was clearly the faster of the two 1100m jumpouts and It’s the four-year-old commands gelding RENEGADE that I want to blackbook. Trained by Tony McEvoy, he was a clear standout from this jumpout, sitting outside the leader before putting his rivals away under a strong hold. His rivals included Hang Man who won a Benchmark 78 at Metro level last start. I’ll be keen to back Renegade first-up in a suitable race.

Jumpout 3 (800m) 47.87s
Trainer Mark Kavanagh has a small stable these days and his stable star ATLANTIC CITY looks to have returned in terrific order. The six-year-old performs best on firm tracks and Kavanagh has bypassed the spring to target some Summer races. His jumpout was extremely impressive, he cruised up to the Lindsay Park horse on his inside at the 400m and took the lead before extending his margin inside the final furlong, winning by two-lengths in clearly the quickest time of the morning. His work was done under a strong hold and the blinkers on in this jumpout signal intent first-up.

Jumpout 4 (800m) 48.38s 
My pick of the unraced horses this morning at Werribee is the two-year-old Lonhro filly LYRE. She looks to have a very bright future. It’s interesting to note, that this filly is owned by Godolphin by trained by Anthony Freedman. She settled back and wide in the jumpout before building into her work in the straight. She was never let off the bridle and still chased hard behind the Lindsay Park galloper Movie Role who was off the bit. She looked like she could’ve won the jumpout by five-lengths if the rider let her and is clearly one for the blackbook.

Atlantic City

Sandown Jumpouts – Friday December 7

Jumpout 3 (800m) 48.02s 
Only five jumpouts from Sandown on Friday Morning and only one horse I want to include in our blackbook. It’s the John Sadler-trained IRRESISTABLE GIRL. The three-year-old daughter of I Am Invincible scored a tough debut win at Bendigo on November 27 and looks a nice type. She led comfortably and powered away from her rivals, winning the jumpout by two and a half lengths in the quickest time of the morning. She easily beat home Royal Performance and Coronel, who ran the quinella in a race at Hamilton on December 4. She looks a progressive type and can make the jump to Benchmark grade at her next start.

Irresistable Girl

Balnarring Jumpouts – Wednesday December 5

Jumpout 2 (1000m) 1.02.95s 
The horse to be followed from this jumpout is the Jason Warren-trained DIXIE PREACHER. The four-year-old gelding had a nice quiet jumpout and went to the line with Cavalini who was put under more pressure in the straight. That galloper has defeated Mirette in August and split Propelle and Trilli in a Sale maiden. Dixie Preacher worked without his usual blinkers and still looked sharp, coasting to the line under his own steam. Watch when the blinkers go on first-up, he should be ready to fire.

Jumpout 4 (1000m) 1.01.74s
I have my doubts about the talent of most of these horses but I can’t ignore the unraced galloper RIDGEWOOD DRIVE, who ran the quickest time of the five 1000m jumpouts on the morning. The three-year-old son of Sebring quickly put pay to his stablemate when asked for an effort at the top of the straight and looked to cruise to the line, winning the jumpout by four-lengths. It was an impressive piece of work.

Jumpout 7 (750m) 47.92s 
These unraced gallopers weren’t fully tested and still ran only 0.2s slower than the raced gallopers in jumpout six, who were all ridden out to the line. I was impressed with the two-year-old Starspangledbanner colt PISCEAN. The colt worked stylishly, breezing up to the leader under a hold over the concluding 100m. He isn’t a big striding horse but looks like he has ability.

Jumpout 10 (750m) 48.16s 
I have no doubt that the Rebecca Waymouth-trained BLACK BLISS will be breaking her Maiden soon. Two starts ago she was defeated narrowly by Lady Makfi, she defeated home Sizzleme who went onto run third in the Ethereal Stakes behind Verry Elleegant and Arisita. Last start she was beaten by Thunderdome, who went to Caulfield at his next start and ran Derby winner Extra Brut to a nose. Her jumpout was very impressive. She sat on-pace and quickly put three lengths on her rivals in a matter of a few strides when asked for an effort. It was the jumpout of a quality horse and she goes straight in our blackbook.

Jumpout 11 (750m) 46.97s 
The John McArdle-trained BOLD TYPE is exactly that. He was the only horse to break 47 seconds for the morning and did it in emphatic fashion, putting approximately eight-lengths on his rivals under a strong hold. McArdle thought enough of the Written Tycoon gelding to debut him in the Maribyrnong Trial. He was $8.00 into $6.00 and finished behind the likes of Ranier. He then contested the Blue Diamond Prelude and the Listed Talindert Stakes before dropping back to maiden grade. He has a habit of always finding one better and may be a complete non-winner but I’m willing to give him one more chance, first-up off this jumpout.

Dixie Preacher
Ridgewood Drive
Black Bliss
Bold Type

Flemington Jumpouts – Friday November 30

Jumpout 2 (800m) 46.23s 
The Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra-trained GAUDI was the horse that caught my eye from this jumpout. The four-year-old gelding sat one horse off the inside and went to the line under a stronghold, in the fourth-fastest jumpout of the morning. It’s interesting to note that the Hayes and Waller horses to his outside both had blinkers on. Gaudi hasn’t been seen since June and should pick up some nice races over the Summer months.

Jumpout 3 (800m) 47.10s
Possibly the most intriguing horse for the morning is the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained GEORGE PATTON. The six-year-old galloper was racing in France, with his last run overseas in June, 2016. In his one run in Australia, he was sent out a $2.70 favourite in a listed race at Rosehill back in January 2017 and has since been off the scene for almost two years. He jumped straight to the lead and won the jumpout under a stronghold. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Snowden’s place him in a race such as the Chester Manifold Stakes (1400m) at Flemington.

Jumpout 8 (800m) 46.18s
The Lindsay Park team had to runners in this jumpout and It’s not the winner I want to be following. Three-year-old Filly ASHRAMA caught my eye. She settled near last in the jumpout and was making galloper ground on her stablemate Poised To Strike over the final 100m and was level with him after the post. That horse has beaten Social Spin in a high-rating two-year-old race in Adelaide. Ashrama has ability, running third in a Moonee Valley maiden behind Native Soldier and Phoneme. She is a horse I want to be following.

George Patton