Lake Geneva & Headwater To Trial On Friday

By: Thomas Hackett
July 21st, 2015

Team Hawkes have included Golden Rose hopefuls Lake Geneva and Headwater in the acceptances for the barrier trials that will be held at Warwick Farm on Friday morning.

Headwater will contest a barrier trial over 800 metres at Warwick Farm on Friday morning. Photo by: Steve Hart

Headwater will contest a barrier trial over 800 metres at Warwick Farm on Friday morning. Photo by: Steve Hart

Lake Geneva was unable to record a race win as a two-year-old, but in her four race starts she stamped herself as one of the most talented fillies in the country.

The daughter of Fastnet Rock made her racing debut with a luckless second in the Group 3 Widden Stakes (1100m) at Rosehill Gardens on January 31 and she went on to finish third in the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on February 28, the Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill Gardens on March 21 and the Group 3 Percy Sykes Stakes (1200m) at Royal Randwick on April 11.

Lake Geneva is set to contest the seventh barrier trial over 800 metres at Warwick Farm and is set to take on the likes of Godolphin-owned trio Agora, Calaverite and Crevettine as Team Hawkes step up her preparations for the start of her 2015 Spring Racing Carnival campaign that will include a tilt at the Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes (1400m).

Another Team Hawkes-trained start that is set to make the first public appearance of his spring campaign at Warwick Farm tomorrow is Headwater, who is set to contest the 12th barrier trial of the morning over 800 metres.

Headwater made his racing debut with a dominant three lengths victory in the Cactus Imaging Plate (1000m) and he stamped himself as a leading contender for the Golden Slipper when he cruised to a dominant victory in the Group 2 Silver Slipper Stakes (1100m) at Rosehill Gardens on February 21.

The Exceed And Excel colt had his unbeaten run ended when he was flogged by Vancouver in the Group 2 Todman Stakes (1200m) at Royal Randwick on March 7, but he went on to finish a credible fifth in the Group 1 Golden Slipper (1200m) at Rosehill Gardens on March 21.

Team Hawkes are not the only stable that will have a number of talented gallopers on show at the Warwick Farm and both Chris Waller and John O’Shea will be bringing some Group 1 hopefuls to the trials.

The Metropolitan winner Opinion and imported galloper Weary will both be in action for Waller, while the returning Complacent, Australian Derby runner-up Hauraki, the consistent Careless and the promising Mesa will all be on display for Godolphin.

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