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Mike Symons: The Bool – Day 1 jumps preview

Mike Symons will preview all three days of jumps racing motion throughout the Warrnambool Carnival for

One of many racing greatest carnivals in Australia, or anyplace on this planet, is again submit COVID-19 with crowds and the home full signal doubtless for Grand Annual and Warrnambool Cup Day on Thursday. The construct up has been large with report numbers of jumpers trialing in preparation for the season forward.

Day One in every of ‘The Bool’ kicks off with three maiden hurdles – at all times hotly contested races with full fields that finally show to be a powerful type reference for the rest of the season.

The observe is presently rated a Gentle 7 as of Sunday, with 1-5mls forecast for Sunday and an additional 5-10mls on Monday – if that rain arrives it might translate to a heavy observe for day one. If not it could possibly be within the Gentle 6 to Gentle 7 vary.

Race 1 – Welcome again to the ‘Bool Maiden Hurdle (3200m)

Good maiden to begin the day with many hurdlers on debut exhibiting promise on the trials. Area of Lights, making his hurdling debut, is at the moment the brief priced favorite – his trials have been good and he will definitely profit from raceday expertise. As soon as Have been Misplaced additionally makes his hurdling debut, jumped effectively at each his trials, the newest in good time when ridden extra positively behind Diamond Star Halo – he represents nice worth at circa $14 with Clayton Douglas within the saddle. Dewrinkler is from sturdy leaping yard, jumped effectively in his newest trial and has the companies of Steven Pateman. Lord Goldberg has improved with every trial and Aloft who’s second emergency at huge odds is an opportunity if he positive aspects a run. Fascinating race with many probabilities to begin the Carnival.

Ideas: 7-2-3-5-12

WATCH: As soon as Have been Misplaced trial at Warrnambool

Race 2 – Cally Resort Maiden Hurdle (3200m)

Was actually impressed by the pure leaping capacity of Annunciate in his two jumps trials to this point. He appears to be an absolute pure – whether or not he can produce that beneath race stress over 3200 metres stays to be seen however thought his trial was vastly superior to that of Will John who completed behind him and is at the moment shorter than Annunciate ($7) in early markets. Below The Bridge has trialed okay and Simply You was additionally sound behind Annunciate at Cranbourne on April 9.

Ideas: 2-10-9-5

WATCH: Annunciate trial at Warrnambool

Race 3 – George Taylor Memorial Maiden Hurdle (3200m)

Mawaany Machine, who’s a winner of six races on the flat and $380k in prizemoney, makes his debut over hurdles from the Maher and Eustace yard with Steven Pateman within the saddle. He has a stranglehold over early betting ($1.80 fav) little question on the again of his first-up run on the flat when ending third behind Amade and beating dwelling stablemate Persan in a high quality handicap at Flemington. Has trialed effectively over the jumps, untested each occasions. Positively the testing materials however thought each Gravistas and Jimmy’s Secret, who’s unbeaten in two trials, each indicated good pure capacity at Warrnambool trials on April 23.

Ideas: 8-6-5-11

WATCH: Mawaany Machine trials at Cranbourne

Race 6 – 3YB Scotty Stewart Brierly Steeplechase (3450m)

1. Little bit of a Lad

Jumps: 21 begins – 7 wins – 8 locations

Very gifted chaser making an attempt this race first-up – in contrast to earlier seasons when he got here to The Bool submit quite a few flat and jumps runs. At his greatest could be very aggressive because the winner of a number of options final season – the best rated horse within the race on 142 however has to concede 5kgs, and extra importantly race health, to the very gifted Flying Agent. Pateman a plus and the Maher and Eustace steady loves successful races at this Carnival. Thought his trials have been honest with out being examined.

2. Police Camp

Jumps: 17 begins – 3 wins – 4 locations

Received the Thackeray over course and distance in 2019, the place he defeated Little bit of a Lad in receipt of 4kgs. Final season’s type was beneath par however seems to be again in effective fettle this season primarily based on his trial Warrnambool trial on April 23. Would favor heavy floor.

3. Flying Agent

Jumps: 12 begins – 5 wins – 5 locations

Very progressive and gifted jumper who can combine hurdling and chasing with aplomb. Amy McDonald seems to have particularly focused the Brierly and hasn’t put a foot improper this season with a formidable win over hurdles, beating Harry D Younger winner Brittanicus and giving him 3kgs. Has since trialed like a jet at Warrnambool on April 23. Loves the fences at Warrnambool and demolished a maiden subject by seventeen lengths in July final season. Wetter the higher – drying floor (if occurs) in all probability the one detrimental.

4. Lucques

Jumps: 23 begins – 4 wins – 12 locations

Very constant and hard jumper lining up for his fifth steeplechase of the season. Was overwhelmed 14-lengths when third behind Yensir and Zed Em in excessive class Von Doussa at Easter. Since run Napoleon to an in depth second at Pakenham. Will run effectively as he at all times does, however in all probability lacks the category to win

5. Elvison

Jumps: 11 begins – 3 wins – 2 locations

Useful chaser who has received at this course and distance in 2020. Was outclassed within the Von Doussa when ending fourth, some three-lengths behind Lucques (in third) at his first chasing run this season. Since trialed effectively at Warrnambool when untested behind Gold Medals and Flying Agent, however would wish to enhance additional to win right here.

6. Georgethefifth

Jumps: 14 begins – 2 wins – 7 locations

Having firstjumps run this season. Course and distance specialist with three begins for 2 wins, having received the BM120 chase eventually yr’s Carnival. Began favorite within the Australian Steeple and failed to complete earlier than a gallant third behind Little bit of a Lad within the Thackeray. Some probability at odds at his favorite observe.

7. Candy Lullaby

Jumps: 10 begins – 3 wins – 4 locations

Goes chasing after two hurdle runs this season, notably ending third overwhelmed 5.75 lengths behind Flying Agent at Hamilton, in receipt of three.5kgs. Meets Flying Agent at stage weights and therefore wants to seek out important enchancment to show the tables

8. Macklemore

Jumps: 17 begins – 2 wins – 5 locations

Rock arduous match after contesting two steeplechases this season – the newest when profitable at Murray Bridge. This represents a big rise in school and would wish to step up additional to be aggressive

9. Mr Coyne

Jumps: 21 begins – 2 wins – 8 locations

Mixing hurdling and chasing this season with a powerful win in BM120 hurdle at Oakbank earlier than second to Brittanicus within the Harry D Younger. Completed fourth of 4 behind Macklemore at Murray Bridge when odds-on favorite, flat footed and no obvious excuses

10. Heistheone 

Jumps: 6 begins – 1 win – 2 locations

New Zealand chaser skilled by jumps legend John Wheeler. Had 3.5 years on the sidelines earlier than resuming on the flat in March this yr. Began huge odds within the Von Doussa at Oakbank when overwhelmed 42-lengths by Yensir and Zed Em. Since trialled okay at Warrnambool however would wish an enormous type reversal to be aggressive right here

11. Jamieson

Jumps: 15 begins – 2 wins – 5 locations

Getting fitter on the picnic circuit and final begin was a lot improved behind Rexmont in BM120 chase at Pakenham. Would want to enhance once more however has trialed effectively at Warrnambool on April 23.

12. Undergroundfighter

Jumps: 52 begins – 2 wins – 11 locations

Robust and trustworthy ten-year-old who’s struggling for type this season and possibly wants one other lap to be remotely aggressive.


Cracking race. Appears to be a goal race for Flying Agent who notably has not been nominated for the Grand Annual on Thursday. The slight concern could be enhancing floor as Flying Agent is vastly more practical on heavy with six wins from fourteen begins – in comparison with tender floor the place he’s one win from twelve begins. Flying Agent received over hurdles on April 11 and his since trialed very impressively at Warrnambool on April 23 when untouched cruising dwelling behind Gold Medals – who was pushed out. Little bit of a Lad has to shoulder 70kgs however is effectively weighted for a horse along with his report, is a category chaser on his day and winner of the Australian Steeple and Thackeray final season. Police Camp has trialed effectively but additionally prefers heavy floor and his greatest type is from 2019  – he was disappointing final season. Lucques is extremely constant however meets Flying Agent on stage weights which is a troublesome project, Lucques rated 122 versus Flying Agent 128.

Ideas: 3 (hole) -1-4

WATCH: Flying Agent wins at Hamilton

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