I don't know about you merkins but watching trials is one of my favourite ways to find a winner, especially when you can find a sneaky one back in the field that doesn't necessarily have a 'flashing light' on it. Last week I backed Perat on debut at Canterbury off its trial where it finished 6th but i like that it ran through the line untouched, got 11s on the day and wherever it goes next start it will be much shorter. Always thought we should have a trial thread on here and considering the official 2yo trials went around yesterday I thought it would be a good time to start one. Especially considering most of the slipper winners of the last few years have debuted on this day. Lots of likely types went around, and the standard squib sire were to the fore Exceed and Excel had 4 winners, Snitzel and I Am Invincible a couple each also. Usually every year there is one or two that really make you go Woah!... doesn't always mean they are the best horse but they are usually pretty handy. Last year Condor Heroes and before that Defcon looked outstanding and I remember backing Whittington first up a few years ago too off its trial and it ran second in the Breeders. Hard year to line up there was lots off nice trials without any truly standing out imo, I liked Osorno in the last and also Bold Arial from a fillies perspective was very green but when it was asked it dashed nicely. One smoky I have is Acquire which went around in the 2nd last... Big striding Sebring colt, missed the start but tacked up behind them little bit green in the straight but wasn't asked for too much of an effort and got to the line nicely. It was one of the slower heats which can put you off a bit, but times aren't everything in trials and you have to trust your eye sometimes. Looks like it will want 1400-1600 meters in time but comes from an unknown stable so will definitely go round at decent odds when it debuts.