To elaborate on the trials this Monday morning, in Queensland, the flying Houtzen ran in a barrier trial at the Gold Coast with Jeff Lloyd on board.
She led all the way and won as she liked by a big margin, eased down, and did what you would expect against the foes she faced. She looked swift, and sharp, and ready to rumble.
In contrast in Sydney, Redzel, the Team Snowden-trained star who just continues to improve with age, led all the way to beat one of the best barrier trial fields ever gathered over 1045m.
Kerrin McEvoy rode Redzel and this bomb proof speed machine, went to the lead from barrier rise and under a good hold, easily held them all at bay.
Russian Revolution, who covered a little extra ground, tried to chase him down but couldn’t settling for 2nd spot this morning.
Happy Clapper ran 3rd and his was a very neat trial as he made good ground late, but Redzel had all his measure as well.
It was Redzel’s first real go since winning the Gr 1 Doomben 10,000 when last in work and it was impressive.
In this trial too was The Everest bound English, who went to the line impressively for 4th under a firm hold, but again, Redzel looked better. Le Romain finish a nostril behind her with Ghisoni and last start stakes winner Invincible Gem also engaged.