Toby Edmonds Trial File…
Oct 29, 2013
With the Gold Coast barrier trials on today, October 29, the Toby Edmonds yard sent six over to ‘strut their stuff.’
One of the stable favourites, Redoute’s Choice gelding War Ends scored a nice win in the second heat of the day over 1000m for Matthew Palmer and looks ready for another good campaign.
The winner of three races and five placed efforts for the stable, the now seven-year-old is a model of consistency and should be watched during his upcoming campaign.
Having his second trial since finishing fourth in his initial trial to stable mate Our Zidane, three-year-old Jet Spur gelding Siegfried produced the goods, taking the 1000m heat by three-quarters-of-a-length.
A three-year-old gelding by Jet Spur, the chestnut gelding is out of the St Covet mare Classic Covet, a half-sister to four-time stakes-winning American mare Affirmed Classic. Having already had five foals to the races for five winners, fingers crossed for his connections that the Edmonds stable can work their “magic” on Siegfried!
Another of the team to win his trial was the eight-year-old Batten The Hatches, a new recruit to the stable. Having done all of his previous racing in South Australia, the Alannan gelding is the winner of three of his 13 starts, and judging by his one-and-a-half length win today, it won’t be long until he is registering his fourth win.
Over the 900m he defeated Bruce Hill’s handy sprinting mare Caliente, a winner of the Listed DGL Mode Plate and an unlucky second in the Listed Centenary Stakes behind Hoss Amor, where she defeated the eventual Magic Million 3yo Guineas winner Saluter.
While not winning their heats, the trials of Hark Angel over 1000m, Shtarker over 900m and Alpine Dragon also over 900m all had merit and are likely to trial again before race day.
Best of luck to the connections of the six-strong team who headed to the trials today as they head into their next trials or to raceday!
Click here to view the complete trial results from today at the Gold Coast Turf Club.