The official Sydney two year-old trials will be held on the Kensington track at Randwick next Monday, but champion trainer Chris Waller jumped the gun early with a blue-blooded son of More Than Ready (USA).
Half the field in yesterday’s Rosehill trial were having their second trial, having previously contested a 900-metre trial on September 9 while four newcomers made their first public appearance.
Experience was the key to the result with the first four runners home being the four that had trialled previously.
More Than Ready colt Feast For Eyes travelled behind the speed before forging to the front in the straight.
He scored in good style by three-quarters of a length in the smart time of 53.9 seconds.
The runner-up Flaunting (Denman x Chosen) raced in the lead division before being headed while the early leader Cocoa Labelle (Big Brown (USA) x Magic Music) was headed with 200 metres to run but held onto third, 3-1/4 lengths behind the first two placegetters.
Stimac (Bernardini (USA) x Yaasah(IRE), the winner of the September 9 Rosehill trial, wasn’t knocked about coming from last to finish fourth.
Nominated for the 2015 Golden Slipper, Feast For Eyes was a $250,000 Magic Millions purchase for Waller from the draft of Gerry Harvey’s Baramul Stud and is a half-brother to three Group III winners in Saint Encosta, Sheer Talent and Kittens.
His dam St Katherine is a sibling to Group I winners Bonanova, Fraternity and Telesto, so there is plenty of depth to the pedigree to suggest whatever Feast for Eyes does at two will only be improved on as he gets older.
The juvenile racing season kicks off in Sydney on Saturday October 4 when the colts and geldings contest the Listed ATC Breeders Plate (1000m) while the fillies run in the Listed ATC Gimcrack Stakes (1000m).