Roy Rogers looks set for a strong start to the Great Southern racing season after his stable had three impressive winners at the first official set of trials in the region on Friday. Fellow Albany trainer Steve Wolfe also had three winners across the eight trials, with the pair dominating the day at Percy Spencer Racecourse. A total of 47 horses from 10 stables took part, headlined by 14 from the Wolfe yard and 13 from Rogers’ stable. Proven middle-distance runner Ionyx made an impressive return to the track for Rogers, winning the final heat of the day by 2 1/2 lengths with Wolfe’s Sea War and Oxbridge second and third respectively. Two-year-old Heavenly Waters produced a smart trial, downing three other Rogers stablemates in heat three. Under a strong hold by Andrew Castle, the filly went straight to the front and booted clear in the home straight to win by 2.9 lengths. Read The Riot Act also won for Rogers in heat seven, prevailing by just under a length with Castle in the saddle. “Heavenly Waters is a very nice filly, she is very forward,” Rogers said. “Read The Riot Act is a very honest horse and Ionyx has come back very nice, and we will keep him to shorter distances. “It was great to get them out on the track, a lot of them are our second-string horses and we have a strong team for this season.” Three-year-old Toscana, having just her second trial, showed she has plenty of upside after defeating Convalesce in heat four for Wolfe and new apprentice Kristo Sardelic. Under hands and heels in the straight Toscana won by 1 1/2 lengths. What About Moses was a solid winner over 1000m in heat six for Wolfe, narrowly edging out stablemate Eurasia. Wolfe also won heat one with four-year-old Our Pandemonium who has had one career start. “They were just out there, they weren’t out there to make any time,” Wolfe said. “It was good to just get them through, everyone is a bit underdone and behind but we have plenty ready to go. “I expect plenty of upside with Toscana, Convalesce and What About Moses was also very good “The trials were good in general.” Calbanesco was ultra-impressive in winning heat five for trainer Leanne Howlett and jockey Kyra Yuill, downing Mr Mt Walker by 1.7 lengths. Heat two was taken out by former Eastern States galloper Sir Trent from the Sam Faithfull yard, winning a 600m dash by 0.3 lengths.