Doomben barrier trials - 19/09/2013

Last Thursday saw the first of the new season two year olds step out officially with Doomben holding five barrier trials over 800 metres.  Although the numbers were only small in comparison to the heats held in Sydney on Monday expect those to increase significantly in coming weeks as trainers ready their youngsters for the first juvenile races of the season to be held on the 5th October also at Doomben.

Most impressive of the session had to be the Brian Guy trained Grapevine who certainly wasn't overextended to score in the first heat clocking the fastest time of the morning in the process. Interestingly he's one of the first we've seen by the former top galloper Denman who won 9 of his 12 starts including the G1 Golden Rose at Rosehill back in 2009. Grapevine's dam Lasoron was also a Black type winner having landed the G3 Doomben Roses in 2007 which is the traditional lead up to the Queensland Oaks.

Of the other heats Tony Gollan produced a very speedy colt in Vienna Royale who is a half brother to Vienna Queen, she ran some tidy races as a two year old last season which included a Doomben win and a fourth behind the smart Missy Longstocking at Listed Level.  Vienna Royale was pressured to win the trial by over seven lengths suggesting the Gollan camp have her up and running looking for early season success.

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, why not let somebody do it for you?


Good Luck

Chris Nelson