You are here

Trekking to Melbourne for Spring campaign

Mike Hedge

As one of Godolphin’s top bracket of Australian juveniles last season, Trekking began his three-year-old season with hopes high that he would pick up where he left off.

Sent out as one of the leading prospects in the Listed Rosebud, Trekking (James Cummings/Craig Williams) performed as anticipated finishing a fine third behind Menari.

“He had a relatively light preparation heading into his first up run at 1100m and finished not far from a very promising colt,” Cummings said.

“We’re very pleased with the way this colt has trained on, he has a wonderful turn of foot and hasn’t lost any of his sharpness as his preparation has unfolded.”

Trekking indicated he was a colt with a future when following a first-up win with a second placing behind Trapeze Artist in the G3 Black Opal Stakes.

He then found the class beyond him in the G1 Golden Slipper and was given the rest of the Autumn off, returning with a barrier trial win before his first up third.

Switched to Melbourne for Saturday’s event, he is one of the stronger chances in a race it is expected to further improve him.

On the same Caulfield card the consistent young stayer Tally (James Cummings/Craig Williams) continues on his path to a major Spring goal when he runs in the Listed Heatherlie Stakes.

The five-year-old son of Street Cry who has been placed in G1 company at 2000m is already qualified for the G1 Caulfield Cup and is nicely placed here following his second when resuming behind Sovereign Nation over 1400m at Flemington.

“Tally’s first up run in an Open Handicap was excellent and he now gets up to a distance at which he can be more effective,” Cummings said.

“If he maintains his first-up form through his campaign then we’re sure he’ll reward us.”