Star filly Mosheen supplied reassurance to her trainer and a warning to her rivals when she made her public reappearance at Monday’s Cranbourne trials.
Mosheen was not asked to do a good deal by jockey Danny Nikolic to finish third in an 800m heat on a bog monitor, but it was ample to confirm she is producing the essential progress from autumn to spring.
“She was constantly in her comfort zone but nonetheless had a very good gallop,” said trainer Robert Smerdon.
“Danny Nikolic rides her in all her perform as nicely as her races, he’s our barometer, and he explained she was very pleased, extremely strong.”
The VRC Oaks, Australian Guineas and Randwick Guineas winner has not raced because winning the Group One particular Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m) at Rosehill in April.
Smerdon mentioned he hadn’t created a last selection on a race for Mosheen’s return, but would now commence some definite organizing.
“I thought she could have been a bit behind just before right now,” he mentioned.
“But she showed us nowadays that she’s on monitor.
Mosheen is probably to have another barrier trial in two weeks prior to starting a campaign that connections hope will culminate in the WS Cox Plate.
“We believe she’s a Cox Plate horse and that is the race her preparation is aimed at,” Smerdon explained.
“The issue about her is that she’s got a fantastic capacity for racing and perform, so we have a lot of choices with her lead-up.”
The daughter of Fastnet Rock finishes the current racing season amid the best half dozen horses in Australia, having accumulated a lot more than $ 2.six million in her very first two seasons of racing.
She would far more than double that figure if all goes to program in her four-year-old season.