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Sky Racing’s form expert, TONY BRASSEL, checks out prospective winners after some super trials in NSW and QLD.

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ARAMIS (RWICK 19 Oct, Heat 13)
(3g, Contributer – Bella Carolina. Trainer: Mark Newnham)
Unraced and unseen prior to Tuesday’s eye-catching Randwick heat. Over 740m he romped down the outside, appearing very strong to the finish. He’s a half-brother to Kiwi juvenile stakes-winner TENNESSEE.

AMONG US (HBRY 18 Oct, Heat 9)
(2c, Written Tycoon – Ineffable. Trainer: Greg Hickman)
His dad can sure get a terrific mover! And why not in this case, the colt is a three-quarter brother to Golden Slipper winner turned top sire, CAPITALIST. Last all the way in a previous trial, he turned that right around in this small field at Hawkesbury.

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(3g, Exceed And Excel – Thalia. Trainer: James Cummings)
Another impressive individual. His lone win was a Canterbury maiden but looks genuine black type material. Jogged over the concluding stages of this 800m trial to check in third, but may trial again before resuming.

(4m, Smart Missile – She’s A Sweetheart. Trainer: Joe Pride)
Continues to boost her status as one of our fastest sprinters. Fine fourth in WILD RULER’s G1 at Moonee Valley then cut loose over the last 600m of this Randwick heat, running 31.54s. Simply crushed those in pursuit and handles any going.

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DYNASTIES (RWICK 19 Oct, Heat 4)
(3f, Sebring – Empress Rock. Trainers: Peter and Paul Snowden)
From a dual Melbourne G2 winner, we’ve seen this filly win her only 1200m start at Newcastle last May. She caught the eye here, striding down the outside at Randwick. Finished right alongside four-time Sydney winner KIRWAN’S LANE – and looked to go better.

(4g, Sidestep – Up and Over. Trainer: John Sargent)
Back from an unsuccessful Brisbane raid behind classy AYRTON. Has taken on smart ones in two recent Randwick trials, running second to QUACKERJACK then RIODINI. Held his ground boldly chasing RIODINI home in Tuesday’s 1200m Randwick heat.
TAB: $51 The Four Pillars.

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GROVE FERRY (RWICK 19 Oct, Heat 1)
(5g, Excelebration – Rebelline. Trainers: Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott)
Four-race winner in the UK and looked smart when clicked up for third in a fast-run 1200m heat. After trotting in the run, he had no trouble gaining right to the line for second to SPEED LEGEND. Dam was very accomplished winning Ireland’s G1 Tattersalls Gold Cup and G2 Pretty Polly Stakes.

PRIVATE EYE (RWICK 19 Oct, Heat 5)
(4g, Al Maher – Confidential Queen. Trainer: Joe Pride)
Unleashed his trademark whirlwind finish when third to DAWN PASSAGE over the Randwick 1050m. Turned for home eight lengths last and raced straight past HUNGRY HEART in the same manner as their Epsom stoush. Bears down on the $7.5 million Golden Eagle (1500m) next week.
TAB: $6 Golden Eagle.

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