The Ron Quinton trained Dixie Blossoms looks to be in for a good 2017 Spring Carnival campaign after beating a smart field in a 1000m Randwick barrier trial today.
Corey Brown was aboard Dixie Blossoms in today’s trial and he brought the mare from the middle of the pack to score a head win over Champagne Cuddles with the Team Snowden Group 1 winning Russian Revolution holding on for third in a blanket finish.
Russian Revolution shared the lead with his stablemate Redzel but both the Snowden trained sprinters were eased down over the final 50m with Redzel ending up in fifth position.
Dixie Blossoms hasn’t raced since finishing third behind Foxplay and Zanbagh in the Group 1 $1m Coolmore Legacy Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m) at Randwick on April 8 during the 2017 Sydney Autumn Carnival with he her best win to date being four starts prior in the Group 2 $200,000 Guy Walter Stakes (1400m) at Randwick on February 25.
Russian Revolution was one of the star sprinters during the Sydney Autumn Carnival with a win in the Group 1 $700,000 Nathan’s Famous Hotdogs Galaxy (1100m) at Rosehill on March 18 and will be targeted towards the Group 1 sprints over the 2017 Spring Carnival.
Redzel was rewarded for his consistency during the Brisbane Winter Carnival with an all the way win in the Group 1 $700,000 James Boag’s Premium Doomben 10000 (1200m) at Doomben on May 13 and could be in contention to fill a slot in the $10m The Everest (1200m) at Randwick on October 14.
Heat 2 Randwick barrier trial results
|1||2||DIXIE BLOSSOMS||Ron Quinton||Corey Brown||–|
|2||1||CHAMPAGNE CUDDLES||Bjorn Baker||Jason Collett||0.2L|
|3||7||RUSSIAN REVOLUTION||Peter & Paul Snowden||Hugh Bowman||0.3L|
|4||9||SHAZEE LEE||Scott Singleton||Jay Ford||0.7L|
|5||6||REDZEL||Peter & Paul Snowden||Blake Shinn||0.9L|
|6||3||ECUADOR (NZ)||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Adam Hyeronimus||1L|
|7||4||FOXPLAY||Chris Waller||Kerrin McEvoy||2.1L|
|8||5||JORDA||James Cummings||Glyn Schofield||2.3L|
|9||8||SAMBRO||Chris Waller||Tommy Berry||3.7L|
|10||10||WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ)||Chris Waller||Tim Clark||6.3L|