While Waverley trainer Bill Thurlow is being kept busy campaigning Gr.1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) aspirant Glory Days in Victoria, another quality mare is set to kick-off her spring campaign.
Beyond The Fort (Niagara) has won three off her four career starts-to-date, including the Listed Warstep Stakes (2000m) and was runner-up in the Gr.1 New Zealand Oaks (2400m).
She was unplaced in a 1000m trial at Foxton earlier this month and she is set to return to the Horowhenua track next week for one final hit-out before a raceday return.
“She will trial again at Foxton next Tuesday and then she may kick-off at Hawera on the 12th (of October),” Thurlow said. “I am just trying to find the right race for her.
“I am really happy with her. I thought her trial was very good. We asked nothing of her and she went around all under her own steam and she has come through it very well.
“She might be asked a little bit more in her next trial and then it will be race time.”
- NZ Racing Desk