UNRACED Excites filly Avadale is tipped to make a winning debut at Canterbury in a couple of week’s time after her dazzling trial win at Warwick Farm yesterday.
The Clarry Conner’s-trained 3YO flashed past the post 4-lens ahead of her nearest rival in her 800m heat in what caller Mark Shean described as ”an impressive trial”.
”Clarry said he’ll take her to an 1100m maiden on Wednesday week and just go from there,” Avadale’s owner/breeder Peter Moran says.
”She’s only new and we’ve looked after her, she’s built like a colt, a very strong filly that looks pretty good doesn’t she?
”Clarry said she should have led the first time she trialled, but when she jumped (the jockey) pulled her back and she sort of got lost and was four wide the whole way.
”She came around the corner about 8-wide and finished off but knocked-up a little bit and took benefit out of that trial fitness wise.
”She looks like she’ll win in town and hopefully get a bit of black-type but you never know, you’ve got to there yet.”
Moran, who also bred and raced Group 1 winning 2YO Excites, has another smart galloper at Victory Lodge by the stallion waiting in the wings named Bolster.
Bolster, who returned to the stables on Monday, won a Rosehill trial on June 3 with Hugh Bowman.
”Hugh and Clarry both said after he won his trial that he needs another preparation to be what we want,” Moran explained, ‘we want to make a good horse out of him and didn’t want to ‘kill’ him so we put him away for two months.
”We had a couple of people looking to buy him but we decided to keep him because we like him so much.”