Scottsville Sunday 17/06/2018

PUBLISHED: 18 June 2018

Andrew Harrison

Barrier trial analysis Scottsville 1000m 17/06/2018

First Trial

1st Celebration Rock (De Melo/Lafferty 2 b c Draw 6 57kg) – nice racy colt. On his toes in the preliminaries and showed good pace throughout before being geared down. Smart trial. 58.56 secs

2nd Double Delux (Veale/Drier 2 ch c Draw 8 57kg) – needs to furnish and galloped very green. Punched out to the line and was running on nicely. 58.69 secs

3rd Opera Cat (Ngwane/Gadsby 2 ch g Darw 4 57kg) – needs to furnish. Was thereabouts all the way but not asked for any effort. Should come on from this showing. 60.07 secs

4th Noble Beat (Arries/Howells 2 b g Draw 9 57kg) – solid close-coupled individual. Carrying plenty of condition. Went smoothly to the line without being asked. 60.10 secs

5th Paddington’s Luck (Godden/Drier 2 b g Draw 3 57kg) – Nicely put together, solid looking gelding. Bred to stay much further. Held together all the way to the line. 60.29 secs

6th Six Degrees – (Fourie/G. Kotzen 2 b c Draw 1 57kg) – still has some growing to do. Looks like a horse that will stay a bit of ground. 60.63 secs

7th Aiden’s Bugatti (Samuel/Rich 2 ch f Deaw 7 56kg) – nice robust filly with a good action. Not asked for much but showed early pace and will benefit from this trial. Will probably need further.60.48 secs

8th Al Jackman (Randolph/Whitehead 2 b c Draw 5 57kg) – big scopey colt who towered above his rivals in what was a smart looking field. Jumped slow and very green. Could take time to come to hand. 62.44 secs

9th Shimmering Path (Sakayi/Howells 2 b c Draw 2 57kg) – leggy and needs to furnish. Very green and showed little and finished tailed off. 62.44 secs

Second Trial

1st Double ‘O’ Eight (Anthony/Arries 3 b f Draw 9 58kg) – good pace throughout but raced green and has her head turned sideways for much of the gallop. 58,40secs

2nd Khetiwe (Jacobs/Lafferty 5 b m Draw 8 55kg) – showed pace throughout and stayed on. 58.71 secs

3rd Leandra (Gates/Gadsby 3 b f Draw 7 54kg) – up tight filly that was lead around by the horse whisperer. Also galloped in earmuffs. Showed pace before being geared down.58.8 secs

4th Stunning Seed (Wright/Humby 4 b f Draw 4 59kg) – always up there but not asked for much. 58.82 secs

5th Brighteyedbushytail (Ferraris/Howells 3 b g Draw 5 55kg) – nice smooth action. Not asked to do much but went through his work nicely. 58.84 secs

6th Double Gemin (Dillon/Humby 3 ch g Draw 1 59kg) – green but ran on nicely. Caught the eye and likely to come on lengths from this second trial. 58.85 secs

7th Picante (Randolph/Whitehead 3 ch f Draw 10 58kg) – still green. Not asked for much and through the hands to the line.59.53 secs

8th Aerostar (Moodley/Anthony 4 ch f Draw 2 59kg) – showed very little. Not asked for much. 59.63 secs

9th Twirl (Mohapi/N Kotzen 3 ch f Draw 3 58kg) made little impression. – 59.95 secs

10th Live Rust (Samuel/Whitehead 3 ch g Draw 6 59kg) – four white socks. On the leg and needs to furnish. Never in the gallop. Needs major improvement. 60.52 secs

By Andrew Harrison

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