The Trial Files: Swan Hill – 12th November 2015

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Swan Hill – 12th November 2015


RACE 2 – 1200m Maiden

The 1200m start at Swan Hill provides a nice long run into the home bend which offsets wide draws. The track generally plays fair but if worn they will often veer off the fence rounding the home bend.

A Standout Trial:

The Danny Laws trained 3YO daughter of the Bel Esprit really caught my eye at the Tatura trials on 30/10.

TIFFANY’S BELLE took a little riding approaching the home turn to find her rhythm but once she got to the outside she let down very nicely. Loved the way she went through the line – she’s worth following on debut.’

Danny Laws isn’t a household name but in my experience he can get horses to run early in their careers.

Out of the same trial BROADWAY DOLL went around in the same and showed good gate speed.

‘BROWDWAY DOLL trialled nicely. She has good tactical speed and travelled so comfortably out in front. She was niggled at a touch around the home bend and took the corner slightly awkwardly but Sally Sweeney was very kind to her late.’

The Opposition:

Isn’t flash.

EH WHY SEA DREAM was in the market on debut at Kyneton before failing to fire a shot. The rider offered no explanation for the performance. She has had 33 weeks spell to recuperate but judging by a recent trial she may need this run at the very least. She will get a nice run in transit for gate four but doesn’t loom as a major threat.

The Shaun Dwyer trained RESULTS kicked off her career in Stakes Company but since resuming this campaign she has battled to make an impact in three Maiden runs. Most recently she resented being restrained to the tail before over-racing through the first 600m. She made solid ground to the line and might be suited by pushing forward up to this trip.

Darren Weir could train a donkey to win at the moment and that magic would be required with TESTA LA ROSE. She wasn’t a factor on debut at Moe and while the jockey said she wasn’t 100% comfortable in the soft going she does need to improve dramatically to be a winning chance here. Unfortunately Darren Weir trials his horses in private so it is hard to get a handle on how she is going this time in.

The Corstens trained TYELLER appeared to have every chance when resuming at Mortlake. The winner of that maiden, FLORIDA PEARL, does appear above average but the performance of this 3YO daughter of Artie Schiller wasn’t flash. She will be better suited at 1200M but the positives end there.


It is very pleasing to see Danny Laws take TIFFANY’S BELLE straight to 1200m as she does appeal as a filly who can stretch to middle distance trips later in her career. This looks a very winnable race on debut and from gate two should enjoy a soft run in transit, just forward of midfield.

BROADWAY DOLL will go straight to the front and be hard to run down. Dean Yendall takes over from Sally Sweeney (who rode this filly in the trial) and he can take his time getting over from gate nine.

These are the two key hopes in what is a very shallow maiden.


The Betting Activity:

BACK – WIN – TIFFANY’S BELLE Rated $3.00, have 3 units to WIN with $4.40+ available on The Exchange.

BACK – WIN – BROADWAY DOLL – maps to get an easy lead, she rates $5 second pick have 1.5 units to WIN.


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