Canterbury Trials Monday Produce Winning Dynamic Duo

02 Sep 19

Two to Trial equalled Two Trial Winners and represented a nice morning at the office for the Dynamic Syndications / Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Team when our two runners READY TO PROPHET and PINCER both won their respective trials on a Heavy 8 surface.

READY TO PROPHET (Adam Hyeronimus) is our dual stakes winning / stakes placed mare and she was super impressive in Heat 5 leading all the way under a hold, to defeat high quality mare Champagne Cuddles and Everest Hopeful Arcadia Queen.

Over the 6 Heats at 900m, READY TO PROPHET was the fastest of those heats running 54.27 sec coming home in a sizzling 33.83 secs for the final 600m.

This last 600m sectional was easily the fastest of all 17 trials conducted on the morning by a whopping 0.51 secs (approximately 3.5 lengths quicker).

Champagne Cuddles is a Gr2 Winning Group 1 Placed mare with over $1.2m in prizemoney.

Arcadia Queen is the Gr1 Winning mare from WA who is on the fourth line of betting for the Everest yet READY TO PROPHET was far too strong for both of them.

READY TO PROPHET led from start to finish but she tracked 4 deep throughout the trial.

Observers would have assumed that it was a Stakes Race the way the Heat was run rather than a barrier trial.

It started when the Anthony Cummings trained Agassi decided to try an eyeball Ready To Prophet from the start before it burst like a pricked balloon at the 400m and was beaten 11.5 lengths.

Next as Agassi started to blow-up then Wonderbabe under hard riding tried to hit the front. That effort lasted only 50m before it put up the white flag in surrender dropping out to run fourth.

Then with 150m remaining Champagne Cuddles was given a reminder and scrubbed hard to get to Ready To Prophet but our mare was never asked to extend and as she still held off Champagne Cuddles.

The four girls beat the three boys with ease here in this trial.

Back 2.9 lengths in fifth spot was Gr3/LR winner Military Zone who nutted Gr2 / LR winner Viridine by a head whilst Agassi was outclassed and lost sight of the bunny beaten 11.5 lens.

Our plan for READY TO PROPHET is a very light Spring campaign before a freshen-up and then genuine tilt at the Magic Millions Mares Race.

PINCER (Tim Clark) Heat 17.

Our unraced 3yo gelding by Redoute’s Choice ex Pretty Pins certainly appears well above average and he won the final Heat of the morning on class.

PINCER is bred to be a Derby candidate in the Autumn but will be heading to the races this preparation to build on his experience, fitness levels and racecraft.

At his first preparation in April, he trialled twice the first over the 735m scamper which didn’t suit before winning his second trial over 1045m, then he was tipped out.

This preparation he put in an eye-catching trial on 20 August over 893m when a head second and then followed that with an impressive trial performance here at Canterbury.

Jumping away mid-field as stayers will do, he was allowed to find his feet whilst 2 runners scampered to the front to put on the pace. Tim Clark angled Pincer across from out wide to settle into third spot tracking the leaders by 2 lengths at the 800m. As they passed the 600m, the horse on the fence pushed out forcing Pincer 4 deep around the home turn, where he was spotting the leaders 3 lengths.

Still being very inexperienced, the stable wanted Tim Clark to teach our horse how to chase, extend and hit the line so at the 300m, Tim Clark drove at Pincer who responded as a horse with class should and Pincer extended well to attack the line running down the leaders and then extending away to win the trial by a head over Vaporising with Kingstar Diamond a further head back in third.

Not suited by the short trip, our horse is crying out for ground but this trial will improve his fitness and importantly his education. He needs 1300m – 1400m already as he sets out on a programme to reach trips up to 2400m.

The plan is to give him a few easier assignments to build racecraft and confidence before stepping up too far in grade to ensure he will be ready to take on the better class races deeper into the preparation.

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