Crowd favourite The White Hope set to trial tomorrow.
12 barrier trials set down for the Gold Coast on Tuesday morning with some interesting runners included amongst the 80 odd entries as well as another 2yo Heat which features a couple of nicely bred youngsters by the likes of Denman & Monaco Consul.
Heat 1 sees Helen Page’s mudlark Rudy make his first appearance since failing in the Queensland Derby back in June. His Heavy track record is exceptional having won 4 of 5 attempts with valid excuses at his only failure on the surface & keep in mind he was a first up winner last campaign.
Krystle Johnston’s exciting gelding Executed reappears having won his past 5 straight in North Queensland, he goes around in Heat 2 which also features Florida Fellow who uncharacteristically missed the start last time out at Ballina in the Newmarket, they should fight out the finish.
Murwillumbah based trainer Matthew Dunn looks to hold all the aces with 4 of the 8 starters in Heat 9. Amongst those are the well performed restricted grade galloper Londehero, promising 3yo Freezethemillions and The White Hope who has always been a crowd favourite with his flashy looks and front running style. He saluted at 4 of his first 5 starts however has struggled to recapture that form in recent times due to injury.
The Dunn stable has another interesting runner in Heat 11 with the unraced Redoute’s Choice filly Beyond Rare making her second trial appearance, she also went around here in late August when unplaced without being put under any great pressure. She was picked up for 90K at the Magic Millions Sales & is out of a Group 1 winning dam, don’t expect her to be asked for a great deal again tomorrow however improvement is likely.
In the final heat we see 200K Zabeel gelding Zabeel Glory hit the track for the first time, dam Salsa was a G3 winner at Flemington back in 2005 & this will only be her second foal to hopefully get to the races. Obviously he’ll be suited by further than the 900m of tomorrow’s Heat however should be finding the line strongly over the concluding stages.
For a brief wrap up of the session please check back here later in the week, for a comprehensive report on every runner click on the Queensland Trial Review banner on the right hand side of the page for details.