Capitalist Warms Up For Missile Stake With Awesome Trial
HE’S back and how!
Golden Slipper winner CAPITALIST was the star turn at last Friday’s Randwick heats and was nothing short of awesome.
Five 850m heats were held on the Kensington Track, only one horse went under 50s – Capitalist.
The turn of foot was present – when Kerrin McEvoy slipped his some reign at the 200m, boom, he was off and gone.
Capitalist is scheduled to trial again on July 29 then make his return to racing eight days later in the WFA Group 3 ATC Missile Stakes (1200m) at Randwick.
Peter and Paul Snowden had a big morning, even outside of Capitalist, winning the first four heats, six in total.
The one that really caught our attention was RESOLUTE, runner-up in Heat 16 behind Alinghi’s half-brother LUSITANIA (by Sepoy) from the Waller camp.
Resolute is a Northern Meteor 2yo out of a Stravinsky daughter of Danari (by Danehill) who split Piccadilly Circus (went on to throw Fastnet Rock) and Compulsion (the grand-dam of Capitalist) in the Blue Diamond Stakes.
A $260,000 Easter Yearling, Resolute races (mostly) in the same interests Capitalist and Mediterranean and while perhaps not in their league, he’s a very, very nice colt.
Still on the Snowden string, there was much to enthuse about from the classy filly KANGARILLA JOY and her neck second to stablemate GOLD SYMPHONY in Heat 1.
So too the stable quinella in Heat 3 where RED HEARTS beat CALANDA by a 2.3-lens margin and looked pretty good doing it.
Red Hearts is a 2yo Lonhro filly out of G3 winner Crimson Reign who also beat the aforementioned Alinghi in the 2004 Inglis Heroic Championship.
Three more from the Snowden’s before we must move on – QUICK FEET, (Amicus’s half and Straspangledbanner’s three-quarter-sister) AARALYN and EBENOS all went well.
By Shayne O’Cass
The Daily Telegraph