The Jumpouts: Top 5 of the Week

The Jump Outs are your experts when it comes to Horse Racing Jump Outs and Trials.

Every single Friday exclusive to the Betfair Hub, they’ll be providing their analysis of the five best horses from the jump outs across Victoria in the past week.

Use this information to see where there may be an improvement in horses leading into their next race.

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BRING IT BELLA – T Busuttin & N Young

This 2yo Sebring filly jumped out well in the testing conditions at Cranbourne over the 800m. She won Heat 2 on Jul 6 in good time (48.20s) and wasn’t asked for an effort being held over the line. She started $3.80 favourite on debut where she had excuses with shin soreness and was subsequently spelled. The stable seems to be flying at the moment with their juveniles and hopefully they can continue the good run!

She is in the light blue silks and a black cap finishing 1st in the jump out below.


DRATINI – C Alderson

This 4yo All Too Hard gelding jumped out well yet again. He was quite impressive in this outing where he jumped out over the half mile in Heat 6 (47.15s) at Cranbourne on Jul 6 and finished under a hold on the back of Jungle Edge, who didn’t surprise any by winning on the Heavy track and subsequently won at Caulfield on Saturday. It’s also worth noting that in 2nd place was group-1 sprinter Trope with Princeton Spirit and Condo’s Express behind him so a very handy heat indeed.

The time was significantly the fastest of the day at 47.15s where the average for the day was 48.45s. He does appear to be a hard horse to catch on form but with his BM58/64 rating he should be ultimately competitive provided he finds a wet track.

He is in the pink silks and a black cap finishing 3rd in the jump out below.


FREDERICK THE DANE – D & B Hayes & T Dabernig

It was the quickest time of the day for the return of this Group 3 placed 2yo gelding. He took out Heat 4 (47.24s) on Jul 3 at Flemington in the yellow silks by a huge margin, albeit under a little bit of riding. This was only his first jump out back though so expect him to come on from this and has to be one to watch when resuming as a late 2yo/early 3yo. Would expect to see him in a Saturday grade race but hopefully, as punters, we can get him in a maiden first up.

He is in the yellow silks finishing 1st in the jump out below.


LOPEZ – T & C McEvoy

The standout performer for us at Flemington on Jul 10. Despite the slow time, this 2yo filly took out Heat 15 (50.20s) with a big swooping run down the middle of the track (yellow silks). She jumped well but was restrained to a clear 2L last. Rounded the field around the bend and under light riding flew past them while travelling very wide throughout. She comes down from QLD after two Gold Coast runs including starting $1.60 on debut where she was 0.75L off Peggy Selene.

She was always at the back in a Jun 26 jump out but showed her class in this heat and will be looking to prove her $500k price tag as she resumes.

She is in the yellow silks and a black cap finishing 1st in the jump out below.


OUR FREE SPIRIT – T Noonan

He’s deep into this preparation, but this 3yo gelding won Heat 2 (55.92s) at Mornington on Jul 8 in the quickest time of the morning and with ease. His form has been very mixed since a super debut win in November last year but the switch to the synthetic tracks might be the key. He was 4th in a bm70 in his first synthetic race before a very disappointing last run on synthetic but was lame and a forgive.

He’s had the freshen up to get over last run, jumped out super on the synthetic and will return to the races in a bm58 on the synthetic tracks. If he runs up to that bm70 run two starts ago in a bm58, he’ll be competitive.

He is in the pink silks and a black cap finishing 1st in the jump out below.

OBI – E Jusufovic

This 3yo Excelebration gelding was previously trained by Simon Wilde, changing over to Enver Jusufovic who looks to have got him back to his best. His form this preparation reads quite ordinary, finishing no closer than 5L off the winner in each of his 3 starts.

His jump out on Jun 29 at Cranbourne was quite encouraging as he won Heat 8 over 1000m in good time without being asked for an effort. Taking his form into account, he should be a bit of value for punters next start.

He is in the black and yellow silks with white sleeves and a black cap finishing 1st in the jump out below.


LATENIGHTTOUGHGUY – K Hann

No surprise to see a super return by this 3yo gelding, taking out Heat 2 (49.89s) on Jun 30 at Bendigo by a considerable margin in a very easy win. His debut was brilliant, winning by 4.25L while eased down but still running the meetings 2nd fastest last 200m. Tiny Rebel was 2nd and has since gone 1st MDN and 3rd BM64 while Low Level Flying (3rd), Red Robin (4th) and most notably Young Liam (8th – who has gone on to win a MDN and 2x BM64’s since) have all broken their maidens since.

Very excited for the career of this lightly raced 3yo who looks to be gearing up for a Spring campaign.

He is in the purple and black chequered silks with black sleeves and a black cap finishing 1st in the jump out below.


HE CAN STAR – L McGill

Fresh off two consecutive bm58 wins by a combined 8.3L, the 4yo gelding took out Heat 12 (1:07.03s) on Jul 1 at Mornington convincingly, albeit with the benefit of that race fitness coming off a 6-week let up. He controlled the heat from the jump and never looked like being beat.

Don’t expect to see him in another bm58 though, being 65-rated now after some dominate wins. He’s in career best form and doesn’t look like slowing down anytime soon.

He is in the red and yellow silks and a black cap finishing 1st in the jump out below.


I’M THE BUSINESS (NZ) – D & B Hayes & T Dabernig

This gelding was unlucky not to break his maiden earlier in his first preparation, finally getting the win over 1500m before going for a spell. He ran into the likes of Ocean’s Thirteen (won 2x bm58’s since), Oasis Girl (won 4x since including a Listed race) and Zayydani (4th in G1 derby since). In his first jump out back, he was hard held to win Heat 8 (49.01s).

He looks a good-sized horse and pretty keen to follow him into his second career preparation as he showed good ability in his debut campaign and showed ability in this jump out. Definitely also worth following the maiden 4yo JACOB, who finished 2nd in the red silks with white spots.

He is in the red and white vertically stripe silks finishing 1st in the jump out below.


HARD PRESS – M Freedman

Another impressive jump out by this 3yo son of Shamexpress. He jumped out in Heat 6 on Jul 1 over 900m at Casterton and did it quite easy. He pinged the gates before setting a moderate tempo and eventually won the jump out under a hold beating Bowing and some nice 2yo’s from the Maher & Eustace yard, including Tanker.

He’s had two jump outs this preparation so fitness should be no concerns. He’ll be very competitive first up and a progressive horse to follow as he goes into this preparation.

He is in the purple silks with white sleeves and a blue cap finishing 1st in the jump out below.


TSUSHIMA – M Ellerton & S Zahra

The 4yo Kuroshio mare was a big eye-catcher when winning Heat 1 (48.85s) at Flemington on June 19. The lightly raced mare left the gates well and pushed forward out wide to take up the lead. She had superior speed for this field and the longer this heat went, the bigger margin she opened up.

She’s very consistent and with one (1) win from two (2) first up runs, would expect her to be competitive first up in a BM64/CL1.

She is in the black silks with orange sleeves and a purple cap finishing 1st in the jump out below.


TOOLBAR – G Osborne

Easy win by this 4yo gelding Heat 3 at Tatura on June 22. He jumped iffy but was pushed straight to the front along the rail and led from start to finish. He was under a bit of an urge from the jockey in the straight, but really responded and opened up a big margin to win.

He was only 3.2L off a BM78 three starts ago but has been very disappointing in his last two starts, losing by a combined 24.9L. It’s worth noting these two starts were with blinkers on, which may be the reason for these ordinary runs as he looked to have the blinkers off in the jump out.

He’s 61-rated so may pop-up down in class in a BM58 next start where he would be much better suited and very competitive. Look for the blinkers off!

He is in the white silks with coloured sleeves and a grey cap finishing 1st in the jump out below.


BROOKLYN HEAT – J Warren

A super, hard held jump out from the 2yo younger half-sister of the very talented Brooklyn Hustle. In Heat 5 at Mornington on June 24 over the 650m, the daughter of Nostradamus travelled wide throughout under a tough grip. Although over only 650m, she hit the line with pace and looked like she might have a similar turn of foot to her sister…

They’ve been patient with the filly, with her having a trio of jump outs on Dec 4, Dec 19 and Jan 22 before giving her more time to mature. She hasn’t been tested in any of her jump outs (a query) and would be expecting another jump out before she makes her debut. Regardless, she is one to follow.

She is in the yellow and blue vertically striped silks with yellow sleeves and a blue cap finishing 2nd in the jump out below.


SIZZLEFLY – P Stokes

This filly has been travelling very well and couldn’t have jumped out better ahead of her return after an 8-week let up. In the fastest 1000m heat of the day at Pakenham on Jun 24, she was the clear class horse of the day when winning Heat 6 (59.1s). She simply won as easy as you possibly could in a jump out.

With one win from one start on a heavy track (albeit a year ago as a 2yo), she can handle a wet track and will be contesting some handy races this winter. She looks in superb order and couldn’t have impressed more here.

She is in the red silks finishing 1st in the jump out below.


LITTLE STEVIE – M Ellerton & S Zahra

There are talks of Craig Williams being pretty keen on this 3yo filly after riding her to a victory in Heat 1 (48.67s) at Flemington on Jun 19. She looked nice when co-leading along the rail and extending late to win under light riding from Craig.

She’s never missed a placing in her 7-start career but has only had the one win having run into horses that have won multiple races since such as Masked Crusader and Flostar. Craig Williams pushed to have her run at Caulfield on Sat (see here) as they have a fair opinion of her and she’s certainly travelling well ahead of her return.

She is in the grey silks with black sleeves and a black cap finishing 1st in the jump out below.

PICCATRIC – C Maher & D Eustace

This 3yo filly’s record reads 4 starts for no placings, but she actually broke her maiden third up on Feb 28 with a big win when leading from start to finish but has subsequently been disqualified due to swab results. She won Heat 2 (1:02.62s) at Ballarat on Jun 17 doing what she did when she did (technically) won, leading from start to finish and opening up a big margin.

She took a bit to get going in her first prep having won third up, but we will be able to see her in maiden races despite having a maiden win by over 3L, so definitely following her. Expect her to officially break her maiden soon.

She is in the red silks and a white cap finishing 1st in the jump out below.


ALFA ORO – M Laurie

No surprise to see this gelding win Heat 1 (56.28s) in the fastest time of the day at Mornington on Jun 17. Since coming back from almost 90-weeks away from the track, he has been very impressive this preparation winning his last three and was mightily impressive last start up the Flemington straight

He races well on the wet tracks, and this heat was no different on a Soft(6) where he closed very well out wide over the 900m. He’s had a nice freshen up and will come back and be very competitive in some nice races this Winter.

He is in the dark blue silks and a black cap finishing 1st in the jump out below.


FUTURE FORCE – P & P Snowden

After her Jun 5 (49.21s) win, we thought she was one to follow but wanted to see another jump out to see how she was travelling before resuming as they definitely have an opinion of her prior to her debut.

She was ridden out, but it was another jump out win in Heat 4 (53.18s) at The Valley jump outs on Jun 15. She was hard held early in this heat and taken back before being ridden out to go past the field and win quite easy in the end. She hit the line hard and will come on a bit from this.

Immediately spelled after her debut starting at a $2.70 SP, she’s definitely one to follow coming into her second prep as a late 2yo.

She is in the red and white silks with and a black and white cap finishing 1st in the jump out below.


HARD PRESS – M Freedman

It was a nice return for this 3yo in Heat 7 (1:00.83s) at Ballarat on Jun 17 when running the quickest time of the day while being very quietly ridden. He jumped well, took up the lead and always had a fair bit on this field when winning.

He’s had a change of stable and believe he has now been gelded, so would expect him to improve again on a nice lightly raced career so far. He was impressive as a 2yo/3yo colt and expect him to be more impressive now as a gelding so certainly one to follow.

He is in the purple silks with white sleeves and a black cap finishing 1st in the jump out below.


JAMAICAN RAIN – R Laming

The well rated Group 3 winning mare returned in good fashion at Cranbourne on Jun 15 in Heat 1 (1:01.00s). She jumped out over the 1000m and was strong through the line, winning the heat under light riding and looks to have returned in good order.

She beat a pretty handy field with the likes of El Questro (77-rated mare) running 2nd and 3rd being Firstclass Dreamer (62-rated gelding). She loves a wet track (5 wins from 8 starts on soft and heavy tracks) and she should be in for a good campaign, provided the tracks stay rain affected.

She is in the white silks with and a black cap finishing 1st in the jump out below.

RIVER JEWEL – M Ellerton & S Zahra

In the fastest of 11x 800m heats at Flemington on June 5, this 5yo mare crossed the line alongside a very talented galloper in Milwaukee in Heat 1 (49.01s). Despite Milwaukee having the race fitness after two runs down the Flemington straight in May, this mare did a great job to finish well on the inside and narrowly win the heat. They went neck-to-neck the entire way, leading from start to finish along the rail.

This was only her first jump out back after a 21-week spell, so she has plenty of improvement to come. Only 76-rated too, she would be very well-suited in a bm78 first up, preferably a fillies and mares benchmark race. Keep an eye out for one more jump out before she resumes, she’s worth following.

She is in the orange, white and black silks with black sleeves and a purple cap finishing 1st on the inside in the jump out below.


GALA MOSHEA – B Conlon

A nice return from this 6yo Moshe mare. She jumped out in Heat 6 (46.97s) at Cranbourne over 800m and won the heat quite well beating some nice horses and running the fastest time of the morning. She finished in front of I Am Eloquent who ran third 0.8L in the Group 3 Eclipse behind Xilong only three weeks ago. Other horses in the field who she had covered included Blinder and Firstclass Dreamer.

Gala’s form states she’s most effective on wet tracks and that’s probably why she resumes this campaign during winter. If she strikes a wet track first up, she’s a huge chance!

She is in the black silks with pink sleeves and a black cap finishing 1st in the jump out below.


ELITE LEGACY – T Noonan

Super return for this 5yo gelding in Heat 2 (56.21s) at Mornington on Jun 10. He ran the quickest 900m of the day and did so in front of the Freedman runner’s Wilmot Pass in 2nd and Western Wingo in 3rd. He jumped super to take up the lead and then kicked away in the straight to win with ease.

He has won or placed in 7 of 11 runs on soft ground (4 wins and 3 placings) and will be very well placed in a bm70 first up.

He is in the pink silks with pink sleeves and a black cap finishing 1st in the jump out below.


SOUTHERN LIGHTS – T Noonan

This was a super win in Heat 7 (57.09s) at Mornington on Jun 10. The 3yo gelding took out the heat under a very strong hold and looked relaxed while those around him put on some pressure as they were ridden out.

He took out a 650m jump out on May 27 as well. He was very short on debut at a $2.40 SP before failing second up with the blinkers going on and being spelled. The son of Zoustar has been given some time and looks to have done him well.

He is in the pink silks with pink sleeves and a green cap finishing 1st in the jump out below.


DIODE – D Arnold

A really nice jump out from this 3yo son of Kuroshio. He jumped out over the 1000m in Heat 12 (1:00.12s) at Cranbourne in nice fashion as he settled wide throughout before coming home strongly under a hold to win the heat. The overall time was good for the day and the field was quite strong where he beat home Curragh and Approach Discreet.

He stretched out to 1400m last prep and judging by his jump out today, the 1400m should be his go! He’s definitely one to follow this preparation. Look for him in a bm64 first up.

He is in the pink silks with black sleeves and a black cap finishing 1st in the jump out below.

KNOWLES – J Warren

Super win by this 3yo filly in Heat 1 (55.88s) at the Mornington jump outs on June 3. She was slowly away and tracked last throughout the heat, before storming over the top of them to win in the fastest time of the morning. She had a fair bit on this lot and handled the wet track with ease­

This was very impressive, and she looks ready to go after a nice 5-week freshen up. This is a filly that will win some nice races.

She is in the red silks with red sleeves and a black cap finishing 1st in the jump out below.


ZESTY BELLE – M Ellerton & S Zahra

We had this 2yo filly as one to keep safe when she resumes after her May 22 (47.82s) Flemington jump out. But after her big win in Heat 3 (51.79s) at Flemington on May 29, we are happy to list her as one we to back when she resumes. In 2nd place was Pocket Goddess, who was coming off a close 2nd only 23 days ago in a $90k race at the Bool. She had this field covered pretty well.

She made a very early 2yo debut in Sep 2019, 8 months ago and has now been given a lot of time. Based off these jump outs, she has improved a lot and we are very keen to follow.

She is in the white silks with black sleeves and a red and white cap finishing 1st in the jump out below.


HIDDEN CHARM – G Osborne

We really liked this mare first up in a 1000m on a Heavy10. She led but was overran late by Dinga, who has since run well in BM64’s since so the form is okay.

She’s had a let up now, winning Heat 5 at Kyneton on May 29 over 800m with absolute ease. She jumped well and took up her usual spot leading along the fence. They say train how you play, and she certainly did that here. She has led at the 800m and 400m in all 3 of her starts to date and certainly don’t see this changing anytime soon.

She handles the wet tracks, so winter will be no problem for her, and she is lightly raced so expect some improvement. We will be following her as she resumes as we’d like to see another bm58 where she would be very competitive.

She is in the white silks with coloured sleeves and a dark cap finishing 1st in the jump out below.


FINK TANK – E Jusufovic

This 3yo Ocean Park gelding jumped out very nicely over 1000m at Cranbourne. He jumped well and put himself on speed before winning the Heat 6 (1:03.93s) by several lengths after some light riding. The overall time for the day was good, considering the horses in the other heats were ridden out a lot more aggressively.

He’s now had four jump outs including ones on Mar 30, Apr 14, and May 4. He’s by a good stallion in Ocean Park and his jump out on the soft ground ensures he’ll handle a wet track! Should be a big chance on debut!

He is in the white silks with red and black and a black cap finishing 1st in the jump out below.


ROGER’S DAY – G Osborne

It was another nice jump out from this super speedy 3yo Domesday gelding at Kyneton on May 29. He won Heat 7 about as impressively as you can where he led and put a huge gap on 2nd under some light riding. It wasn’t dissimilar to his big win on Apr 20 at Kyneton as well.

His form from last preparation reads very well, having beat Overkill who has since won 3 in a row including two wins in town. Given time, he has definitely improved and should be quite progressive this time in, definitely one to follow.

He is in the white silks with coloured sleeves and a white cap finishing 1st in the jump out below.

BAHEERA – T & C McEvoy

On the poly track at Flemington, this 2yo Pride of Dubai filly displayed a big run down the middle of the track to win Heat 13 (47.88s). She was out wide for the entire jump out, well held together in the back straight and around the bend before being given a reminder in the straight. Once she was given a little tickle, she just extended and hit the line well.

She’s well-bred from the dam Badawiya, who was a multiple Group 2 winner herself. Pride of Dubai has given a few 2yo winners this season and it looks like he might have given us another soon enough.

She is in the yellow silks with a blue V and yellow sleeves and a red cap finishing 1st in the jump out below.


BOWING – M Freedman

A lightly raced 4yo who is very consistent, finishing no worse than 4th and no further back than 3L in 7 career runs to date. He was quietly ridden in a May 15 (50.98s) Ballarat jump out over the 850m before a big win down the middle of the track in Heat 6 (51.91s) on May 26 at Ballarat again.

He settled out wide to the rear of the field, but really let down in the straight on the synthetic track. In second place was the 66-rated Raffine, but we think he had a fair bit on this field. He looks to have improved even further and going into his 3rd career preparation, we think he can win some nice races.

He is in the purple silks with and a white cap finishing 1st in the jump out below.


FREE FLYING STAR – J McArdle

She was ridden out but the turn of foot displayed by the 2yo Zoustar filly in Heat 3 (1:06.75s) at the Mornington jump-outs was as eye-catching as they come. She was in a bunched field and put close to 5L on them in a matter of seconds and was even eased down late. She could’ve run a much faster time and won by a bigger margin if she was let go to the line.

She was 2nd in a May 13 (55.60s) jump out over the 900m at Mornington as well. She’s handled both soft tracks well and looks in super order prior to her late season 2yo debut.

She is in the blue silks with green sleeves and a white cap finishing 1st in the jump out below.


PAY YOUR DUES – D Short

A really nice jump out from this 4yo Son of Danerich in Heat 6 (48.98s) at Cranbourne on May 25. He jumped out over 800m, winning the jump out narrowly from Just Like Mum under a very strong hold. The jockey did not want to let him go at all.

His form from last preparation is quite handy, running behind the likes of Golden Gorge, Namimo and Foxy Lady. This jump out was very good and with his low rating, he should be winning a few races this prep.

He is in the maroon silks with white and maroon sleeves and a white cap finishing 1st in the jump out below.


STOCKTAKA – M Freedman

A nice solid hit out for this 4yo Tavistock gelding over 1100m in Heat 1 (1:08.08s) at Ballarat. This is a jump out in between runs, where he looked like he peaked on his run first-up when running a good 5th at Sandown in a BM70.

He ticked the legs over in this 1100m heat and looks to have come on since his first-up run. He is lightly raced and yet to get over a staying trip so perhaps this preparation, if he does get out in distance, he will loom as an exciting prospect.

He is in the purple silks with and a white cap finishing 2nd in the jump out below.

LADY SOLLY – T Carberry

A highly-rated mare who ran the quickest time of the morning by several seconds. She ran Heat 5 at Ballarat in 48.91s on the Synthetic with the next best being 50.68s. She did it in good order too as she jumped quickly, led throughout and looked strong through the line under what appeared to be a stronghold. In 2nd place was the 71-rated Gina’s Hope.

She’s been beaten by less than 0.5L in three-straight runs and now been sent for a let-up. Will be ready to go fresh and looking to go one better with a win. She is 70-rated so hopefully she can find a weak race as the team have her flying.

She is in the green silks and a white cap finishing 1st in the jump out below.


MARINE BELLE – L & T Corstens

Coming off a 6-week let up, this 3yo filly ran the 800m in Heat 5 at Flemington on May 15 in 46.92s, the quickest time of the morning. She jumped well straight to the front and led throughout the heat to win quite comfortably. Her time was above average for the Flemington synthetic track.

She’s always been there about in her 4 career starts, finishing 3rd once and 4th three times. A debut win doesn’t look far away.

She is in the black silks with white sleeves and a black cap finishing 1st in the jump out below.


FUDGING – J Hunter

We were a fan of this 3yo gelding’s jump outs prior to his debut, being his jump outs on Apr 1 and Apr 29. He wasn’t close at all on debut at Cranbourne on May 15, but happy to forgive the run as he had plenty of excuses when running 4-5 wide with no cover after being difficult to load.

He jumped out in Heat 4 at Mornington on May 20, potentially to see how he handles the synthetic track and he looked pretty comfortable when winning. He was a $50k purchase being a half-brother to winners Fudged, Casino Delight and Vega De Lago so definitely expecting him to show a bit of improvement second-up.

He is in the green and blue chequered silks with green sleeves and a black cap finishing 1st in the jump out below.


NOT ENOUGH EFFORT – T Busuttin & N Young

Previously trained by Sharyn Trolove, this 4yo Reward For Effort gelding has changed to the Busuttin & Young yard and looked sharp when winning Heat 10 at the Cranbourne jump outs on May 18.

The jump out was very encouraging, suggesting he may have returned to his previous form which saw him finish behind the likes of Humma Humma and Gytrash. The overall time solid for the distance with the 90-rated gelding Al Passem in 2nd place.

He was only 2.55L off Gytrash less than 12 months ago… and with the new surroundings for the new stable, he’s bound to improve.

He is in the yellow silks with brown sleeves and a black cap finishing 1st in the jump out below.


SALORSCI – L Smith

Scratched before a race just last week, it was back to the jump outs for this 6yo gelding to keep up his fitness and he travelled super. He took out Heat 2 at Warrnambool on May 20 over the 900m, handling the synthetic track with ease.

He’s been super this preparation for the new Lindsay Smith yard, with his most recent run being a very impressive 3L third-up win at Warrnambool. He’s just reaching peak fitness now and as he gets out to his preferred 1400-1600m distance, he’ll continue to be very competitive this preparation.

He is in the yellow silks with blue sleeves and a black cap finishing 1st in the jump out below.


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