Trial Report: Belmont 12/05/14
May 13, 2014
Heat 3: Letz Av Fath
Heat 3: 1000m | FP: 4th of 5 | Jockey: Troy Turner
Commenced awkwardly but quickly slipped into gear, working across to settle 3rd (2-wide). Held a similar position on the turn and was being asked for an effort when 4th (2-wide) swinging for home. Worked home evenly in the straight to finish 4th beaten 1.8L.
Letz Av Fath improved enough at her third trial outing to suggest she is worth persevering with and jockey Troy Turner gave a fairly encouraging report following the heat.
She will now head to the paddock for a minimum six-week spell.
Heat 12: Ghana Gold
Heat 12: 1000m | FP: 8th of 9 | Jockey: Jason Brown
Jumped well and was allowed to find his feet early, dropping in behind heels to settle 4th (2-wide). Held a similar position on the turn and appeared to be full of running when 5th (2-wide) swinging for home. Was asked for an effort after straightening but failed to respond, fading over the final 200m to finish 8th beaten 5.3L.
Ghana Gold was a bit disappointing at his second trial outing when fading out of contention over the final stages.
We plan on trialling him again over 1000m at Belmont on Monday May 26 where we will be looking for significant improvement.
Heat 18: Give The Signal
Heat 18: 1000m | FP: 2nd of 6 | Jockey: Jordan Turner
Jumped well and landed in the forward division, dropping in to settle 3rd (rail). Edged out in the 2-wide line to improve on the turn and was travelling well when 3rd (2-wide) swinging for home. Was asked for an effort after straightening and she knuckled down well over the final 200m for a closing 2nd beaten 1.0L.
Give The Signal finished off her trial very nicely and we have been happy with the way she has progressed all preparation.
We are expecting her to take the next step this time in and we will be looking to race her first-up in an inner-provincial maiden in the coming weeks.