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Werribee Barrier Trial Blackbookers May 28 - horses to follow from the Victorian barrier trials

  • The August was most impressive
  • 6 blackbookers in total
  • Track rating: Soft 6

A massive morning of barrier trials saw 28 heats run at Werribee on Monday, May 28, and a few stood out as potential next start winners.

Jot these names down in your black book and hopefully enjoy a nice collect as they start to filter through in the next couple of weeks.

Trial 2 (800m) 49.52
REDKIRK WARRIOR didn’t beat much and didn’t run quick time, but there are a few things to take out of this trial. He is unbeaten from two starts with blinkers and trialled in them for the first time because he missed the start a bit last time. Co-trainer David Hayes said the blinkers will come off until he gets to the UK and lines up the King's Stand Stakes (1000m) on June 19, or Diamond Jubilee Stakes (1200m) on June 23. He lengthened nicely to put six lengths on his rivals in the trial and looks to be going as good as ever. Cheer him home at Royal Ascot. 

Trial 3 (800m) 49.99
ABILITY charged home from last on the bend to grab 2nd place and considering jockey Craig Williams said he didn’t seem comfortable on the rain-affected ground, he may be in for a big preparation. Trainer Henry Dwyer also said he was very fat and in desperate need of the trial, so there must be plenty of upside. Only concern might be the high probability of wet tracks.

Trial 4 (800m) 50.49
The time wasn’t flash here, but the way MOONLITES CHOICE hit the line under her own steam suggests she’s come back in great order. Might take one or two runs but I’m keen to stick with this talented mare who has already won five from 12.

Trial 6 (800m) 49.88
The unraced FINE DANE did everything wrong but was far too good form these. Trained by John Moloney, the 2YO Danerich gelding overraced fiercely at the rear but rounded them up with ease and was hitting the line strongly. The breed love the wet and he can measure up.

Trial 10 (800m) 48.83
This was the quickest of the 800m trials and was run more like a real race, so I think the form will stand up. THE AUGUST went approximately five lengths quicker than Redkirk Warrior in heat 2, and this 2YO I Am Invincible colt did it much easier than his rivals. He won on debut over 1200m at Donald, and trainer Brent Stanley has opted for a soft trial two weeks later. He sat off the speed and mowed them down with ease before being throttled down before the finish line. Very impressive. 

Trial 15 (800m) 49.10
Kylie Vella produced an unraced 3YO Atomic gelding by the name of THE LAST NAPOLEON and he looks good. Atomic won the Listed Chairman's Stakes (1000m) on debut before failing in the Blue Diamond Stake and being retired. He is by Commands so the upcoming wet tracks are ideal for The Last Napoleon. In the trial, he sat three wide in the small field and was making up good ground to finish 3rd behind accomplished sprinter Bel Sonic. 

BLACKBOOKERS:
Redkirk Warrior
Ability
Moonlites Choice
Fine Dane
The August 
The Last Napoleon



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