Jockeys and stewards agree that more trials are needed before the green light is given for racing on the new Caulfield Heath inner track.

Six official barrier trials were held for the first time on Monday and while the feedback was positive, Victorian Jockeys Association CEO Matt Hyland said jockeys felt that more opportunities to test a tight turn out of the home straight was key before a race day launch.

Leading jockeys Craig Williams, Damian Lane, John Allen and Jamie Mott were among the riders to take part in the trials.

"In general, we are really comfortable with the surface," Hyland said.

"The only contentious issue was that turn out of the straight where the horses are pulling up.

"There were some mixed opinions about that, but we are definitely impressed with the surface."

Five of the trials began from the 1000m and 1200m chute which mimics the same starts on the original course while the final heat was run over 1500m.

Events over 2000m will start at the top of the home straight which is where the turn past the winning post will come into play.

"How that (turn) will go under race pressure, bearing in mind that the club aren't intending on running races over that distance for the first few meetings, is something we need to get more comfortable with," Hyland said.

The largest field among the heats had eight horses take part.

Hyland said running trials over the longer distances with bigger fields outside of race day pressure as well more runners over the shorter distances would help gauge how smoothly horses can be eased down after the finishing line.

"Some consistent pressure when they go past the winning post and negotiating that corner out of the straight is tricky," he said.

"Another set of trials will be really productive to help become accustomed to it."