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Doomben Barrier Trial Black Bookers May 16 - horses to follow

  • Suggan Buggan most impressive.
  • Miss Cover Girl back to her best
  • 7 horses for the black book
Doomben Barrier Trials

A total of 26 barrier trials took place at Doomben on Tuesday, May 16, and a few horses stood out as potential winners

Trial 1 Open (1000m) 57.82
Five horses crossed the line with only half a length between them. The eye catching run came from the 5th placegetter, Miss Cover Girl. She is back in work and her trial was very promising. Jockey Glen Colless gave her an easy ride and under a good hold she still rounded up the leaders to finish just half a length back. Watch for her fresh over 1200m to 1400m.

Trial 4 Class 2 (1000m) 57.76
Tony Gollan’s three-year-old filly Jest Excel couldn’t have been more impressive in winning this trial, running the fastest time of the day over the 1000m. Under a tight hold by Jim Byrne, she really cantered through the trip and won comfortably from Jeff Lloyd’s mount Remembering Frank by 2.5 lengths. They gapped the rest of the field. She won her maiden on debut with Byrne aboard. Keep an eye on her when she returns.

Trial 5 Class 2 (1000m) 58.17
David Vandyke’s Exceeds Battle showed plenty of zip in this. He jumped in front and just wanted to keep on going. Michael Cahill let him stroll along to an extent and in the end he simply ran away from the rest, winning impressively by five lengths. Third placegetter Hirtshals is another worth noting. He came from a mile back and was doing the best work at the finish. Watch for him over further.

Trial 7 Maiden (1000m) 59.97
This was the most impressive trial from a maiden all day. Suggan Buggan trailed the field until the turn, then five and six deep he collared the leaders and then ran away to win by nearly three lengths, under a hold. A very solid trial from this Kaphero gelding and trainer Robert Heathcote has him ready to break through.

Trial 25 Maiden (840m) 50.47
Three-year-old filly See Miracles led all the way in this and was quite impressive in doing so. Under a good hold by Larry Cassidy, she put more than three lengths on them in the end. The run by fourth placegetter French Toast was worth noting also. Wanting to hang in all the way home, the Northern Meteor filly was finishing better than any other over the final 200m. No joy from two starts to date, maybe she’s ready now.

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