Some of the state's most promising gallopers had a hit out at Gawler this morning as they look towards kicking off their campaigns in the spring.
The Will Clarken trained Mio Dio looks set to continue his good form when he returns to the races, hitting the line strongly behind Beau's My Boy and Lord Aspen. Listed winner Lord Aspen looked strong in his return to the track for the first time since January.
Quality stayer Jim's Journey held off some progressive horses in his trial win, showing that he might have a good season ahead as a six-year-old. With a Bit of Dash ran home well showing that she will be a contender this spring while Beautiful Flyer was also impressive running second.
I am Zelady was very impressive in her first hitout for the Phillip Stokes yard. She ran seventh in the Group 1 UBET Classic in May for Joe Pride and looks as if she is a great addition for the new stable.
Tony McEvoy won five of the ten trials on the card at Gawler and the unraced three-year-old Over Exposure looked to be the pick of the bunch running from last to first to record an eyecatching four length victory.