Outstanding mare Bonneval trialled well at Cambridge on Monday to take her a step closer to opening an autumn campaign in Australia.
The multiple Group One winner finished third in her 1200m heat behind stablemates Saint Emilion and Weather With You.
“She ran on nicely and she probably needs another trial before she races in Sydney over a mile in the Chipping Norton,” said Murray Baker, who trains with Andrew Forsman.
“Saint Emilion is going really well this time in. He was a bit patchy in the spring and summer so we’ll see what he can do in the autumn.
“He’s a hard horse to place as he’s at the top of the weights.
“We’ve got a bit behind with Weather With You for the New Zealand Derby so there’s a good chance he’ll go to Sydney as well. We think he’ll stay.”
Another member of the team in Francaletta also gave a good account of herself when runner-up in her 935m heat.
“She’s had her problems throughout her career so there’s a possibility she’ll be off to Sydney as well to try and get some Australian black type.”
Video link to Saint Emilion wins his 1200m trial from Weather With You and Bonneval:
Video link to Francaletta finishes runner-up to Island Bay in her 935 heat: