Arguably Australia’s most exciting colt The Autumn Sun takes his first steps towards his autumn campaign with a barrier trial at Rosehill on Tuesday.
The three-year-old is in heat two over 1000m along with Group I winning stablemates Egg Tart and Unforgotten and trainer Chris Waller is excited about the trio starting new campaigns.
“The Autumn Sun has furnished into a stronger, more mature three-year-old and I’m excited to see him back in action,” Waller said.
“He has been entered in the All-Star Mile as a precaution and everything is an option.”
John Messara whose Arrowfield Stud purchased a 50 percent stake in The Autumn Sun before the Caulfield Guineas is in New Zealand for the yearling sale and said he is expecting the son of Redoute’s Choice to race mainly in Sydney.
“I’d think we’ll start with the three-year-old races, like the Hobartville and the Randwick Guineas, and after that it’s open,” Messara said.
“It’s exciting to see how well he has spelled ahead of this preparation. I can’t see him having a busy campaign, but that will be up to Chris.
“That said, the All-Star Mile is a precaution in case we happened to get a wet autumn.”
The Australian Oaks winner Unforgotten has not raced since finishing unplaced behind Benbatl in the Group I Caulfield Stakes last October but has furnished during her spell.
“She has come back a more mature mare ahead of the autumn,” Waller said. “If she has retained her electric turn of foot then I can see her being competitive in Group One races again.”
Winx is in the first of 17 heats, set to start at 8.15am. – Racenet.com.au