King Blitz is on the verge of making his much-anticipated return to racing for trainer Barry Newnham after completing a sound trial at Belmont on Monday.
In his first official outing in 16-months, King Blitz ran on pace and wasn’t knocked around by jockey Noel Rudland when second to Cup Night.
Cup Night finished full of running form the tail of the five horse trial and looks on target to tackle the Listed Scenic Blast Stakes (1200m) in two weeks.
King Blitz, a lightly-raced six-year-old, had not been sighted since he was struck down by injury after sparkling in a Belmont winter campaign.
King Blitz won three consecutive races over 1300 and 1400 metres before going for an extended injury break after finishing sixth to Lofty Lad.
King Blitz won three consecutive races 16 months ago before he was struck down by injury. But after a smart trial behind Cup Night, he is set for a return. @santassnippets spoke to trainer Barry Newnham@TABradio @santassnippets @TAB_touch @PerthRacing @OfficialRWWA pic.twitter.com/d42Fe42JW1
— The Races WA (@theracesWA) January 20, 2020