Topline Duo Trial At Randwick

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Tomorrow sees the trials on at Randwick and Topline Thoroughbreds will again be represented by two of our first crop graduates when Ready To Fly and Rossarita both back up for their second trials this campaign. Having returned to the track for their first official gallops at the beginning of the month since resuming their respective racing preparations this time in, both showed that they have really benefited from their recent break in the paddock and produced very pleasing efforts on their home course.

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Trialling against his own age group in a 1050m heat for three-year-old colts and geldings on the 1st February at Randwick, Ready To Fly gave the impression that things were finally starting to click for the full brother to stakes winner Landing, when jumping from the inside gate he travelled amongst horses and then quickened whilst still under a hold to cruise to the line. A horse that previously had trouble settling in his runs, the trial was certainly a display of maturity and poise and one that was very pleasing to see.

On a morning that contained scattered showers and strong blustery winds, Rossarita was not her usual calm, relaxed self and was obviously stirred up by the conditions. This was evident when she missed the kick from the gates and found herself a couple of lengths behind a field that contained several city class winners and plenty of depth. After being allowed to balance up in the straight Rossarita showed great speed and really finished off well to hit the line strongly, taking ground off the leaders with every stride and without being asked to do too much which was even more pleasing.

Following tomorrow’s trials both Ready To Fly and Rossarita will most likely make their returns to racing this preparation at Newcastle on Thursday the 21st February. Both horses should have taken natural improvement out of their first up runs and tomorrow should have them right on track to head to the races.