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 (www.queenslandtrials.com.au)
via the contact us section. I'd be delighted to send a sample or
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