Doomben barrier trials - 01/10/2013

Tuesday the 1st October saw 9 barrier trials held at Doomben where the weather was fine and the track in Good (3) order. Whilst this session didn't hold the same excitement as the two year old heats held recently there were still some good performances and as always plenty of future winners.

Premier trainer Rob Heathcote provided the trifecta in Heat 6 with La Frisson Belle beating home stablemates Pellegrini and Excellantes in clearly the fastest time of the session with all three going to the line under good holds. La Frisson Belle disappointed last campaign when leading and compounding in the straight on a couple of occasions however ridden of the pace in the trial she quickly pounced inside the 200m and once finding the front was wrapped up in the run to the line, ridden in similar fashion this campaign she can be more effective. Keep a close eye on Excellantes who is nominated for Doomben this Saturday, now trialled impressively twice and although yet to win first up I'd suggest he'll be winning early on this campaign, stick with him.

Another from the Heathcote yard to impress was the unraced Honours List gelding Honoursan who scored in Heat 4. Attacked in front all the way he was able to hold off all comers and still find the line without being pushed out.  With a couple of trials under his belt he should be ready to make his racetrack debut shortly. Old favourite Poor Judge won the opening heat however he beat a very ordinary bunch of low grade restricted performers so I wouldn't suggest we get carried away with his performance.

The above is basically only a snapshot, if you would like the rundown on every runner from the session or a comprehensive report on all runners from all the barrier trials held in South East Queensland (Doomben, Eagle Farm, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Deagon, Dalby, Gatton, Toowoomba etc.) please contact me at the Queensland Trial Review ( via the contact us section. I'd be delighted to send a sample or discuss the products and options available. Watching barrier trials can be a very labour intensive task however the rewards can be very profitable, why not let somebody do it for you?


Good Luck

Chris Nelson