Gai produces likely types at Randwick trials

Gai produces likely types at Randwick trialsThe Gai Waterhouse-trained Forward Love looks set for an improved campaign after the three-year-old posted a comprehensive heat win at Monday’s Randwick barrier trials.

The son of Charge Forward had no trouble with the slow conditions at Randwick, drawing away from his rivals to win the 1050-metre heat by six lengths in the time of 1.03.5, the fastest of the seven trials conducted over the trip

Forward Love has won two of his 10 starts with both of his successes occurring early in a campaign.

Waterhouse also produced the promising gelding River Of Salvation for a trial win. River Of Salvation had his first hit-out for 20 weeks in the 14th heat of the morning, posting a narrow win over the consistent mare Storm Kite.

River Of Salvation has won three of his nine starts but is likely to trial again before he resumes racing.

Waterhouse may have unlocked the secret to well-bred colt Tango Valentino after the three-year-old’s trial win.

The three-quarter brother to Golden Slipper winner Dance Hero won the 15th heat of the morning over 740 metres.

Tango Valentino had not won any of his previous six trials before Monday’s hit-out. The son of Redoute’s Choice has had one start for a rearward finish in a Gosford maiden in December last year.

Meanwhile, Les Bridge gave two-year-old gelding Go Mikki a hit-out over 1050 metres after a heavy track forced the son of Al Maher’s scratching from a race at Canterbury last Wednesday.

Go Mikki comfortably took out the third heat of the morning in 1.05.8. Go Mikki had a four-length gap on his rivals at the end of the heat.