Juvenile Trial Watch – Rosehill
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday January 29
It was all happening at the Rosehill trials on Tuesday morning with a runaway Golden Slipper winner, the first public outing of 2019 for glamour colt The Autumn Sun and a typically understated trial from the world’s best racehorse Winx who hit the line hard in third gear under a hold.

For Winx fans her surging third to seasoned sprinter Spright with Hugh Bowman sitting motionless was a good indication she’s back and ready to go again, while her stablemate The Autumn Sun sauntered around out wide in his heat and ambled to the line in seventh place behind Tchaikovsky beaten some five lengths.

He stretched his legs and had a look around, but was not asked for any sort of effort in a hot heat that also included Group I winners Oohood and Unforgotten.

Athiri looks a serious fillyThe 900 metre heat for three year-old fillies was expected to be an easy gallop for Golden Slipper winner Estijaab in her first outing since a wind operation in the spring.

It was, but she did it on her own having lost Brenton Avdulla coming out of the gates. Estijaab was safely captured after her trial by the clerk of the course with victory in the heat going to Group I winner Catchy’s little sister Symi.

Five juvenile heats featured some impressive winners including Godolphin’s Lonhro filly Athiri, a brilliant winner over promising colt Accession (Brazen Beau ) at her only start. Accession has won both of his starts since making Athiri a real watch horse.

Anyone watching this heat would be impressed as she looked strong and powerful in cruising to the line to win her 900 metre heat by more than two lengths with James McDonald in the saddle clocking 54.75 seconds.

Athiri is a half-sister to stakes-winner Savatiano and is the second winner from Retsina, a Redoute’s Choice daughter of Group I winner Star Shiraz.

Dawn Too Good as a yearlingRunning the fastest time of the two year-olds was the Gary Moore trained colt Dawn Too Good, a son of Darley shuttler Dawn Approach (IRE), who sired a super impressive two year-old winner on Australia Day in the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained Dawn Passage.

A handsome baldy faced chestnut like his sire, Dawn Too Good was having his first trial and jumped smartly for Tim Clark to settle behind the leaders before powering to the line to win by a neck over Autocratic, the three-quarter brother by Wandjina to Group I winner Russian Revolution. They ran 54.07 seconds.

Dawn Too Good was a $180,000 Inglis Ready 2 Race purchase for Summit Racing from the Lionheart Thoroughbreds draft and was a successful pinhook having been bought for $110,000 out of the Edinburgh Park draft at Inglis Classic.

Bred by Ian Smith, Dawn Too Good is from Choisir mare Lady Rah Rah, a half-sister to the dam of stakes-winner Lope de Capio.

Click here to see Rosehill trial results at Breednet and here for the Racing NSW results.