Please see below for our #BlackBook runner comments for Sunday, 30 May 2021. The runner's highlighted are our #BlackBook runners (the key runners of focus), while those included in the 'other' section of each race are additional runner's that have jumped out well enough to be worth noting.
BALLARAT - Race 1
#3 RIVER VIEWS (9) - M Price & M Kent Jnr
RIVER VIEWS won a jump out on Apr 20 without blinkers before an Apr 27 jump out and then a comfortable official trial win in Heat 4 on May 3. He’s switched trainers to Price & Kent and has also been gelded following that disappointing debut. He should nice gate speed from out wide here to lead, travelled well throughout and then was asked for an effort briefly for 150m or so where he opened up a couple lengths very easily. He will resume gelded and with blinkers and he’s been given plenty of time since his October 2020 debut, expect a stack of improvement.
BALLARAT - Race 2
#5 MUSK LOLLIE debuted in a Flemington maiden, finishing 4th under the guidance of D Oliver to Oxley Road. Returning to the jump outs, this 3yo filly took out Heat 5 and always looked a class above this lot. Looked to move well and with another jump out under her belt, she’ll go very close first up.
MILDURA - Race 2
ALL OF BRIGHTON is a smart horse, hard held to finish 3rd in Heat 16 behind the winner in PIONEER RIVER. The other one is #3 BOGA DREAMS, who managed 4th but was never asked for an effort and pretty much trailed All Of Brighton throughout. He’s a three-start maiden, having done the quick 4-day back up from his first up to second up run with the jockey (Harry Coffey) saying he’d be better ridden with cover - which is exactly what he did in this trial. Expect him to do the same when resuming off this freshen up, think he can win a maiden but will be mindful or price.
PENOLA - Race 2
#6 MUTINOUS (5) - M Price & M Kent Jnr
MUTINOUS is travelling super ahead of his return. Following a Apr 19 jump out with Kev’s Girl and Pride Of Jenni, he backed that up with a super jump out in Heat 6 on Apr 27 (white and blue). He was slowly away, clearly last shortly after jumping but weaved his way through the field with ease to finish alongside Moor Wanted and Shantara, both are better than maiden grade. He looks to do a bit wrong still, but this was a nice bit of work.