Dual stakes-placed filly Mohaka will return to the Hawke’s Bay stable of trainers Guy Lowry and Grant Cullen in the coming weeks in preparation for Classic targets this autumn.
The Nadeem three-year-old finished unplaced in the Gr.1 New Zealand 1000 Guineas (1600m) last-start, after placing in her previous four starts, and her connections said she can be forgiven for that run.
“Mohaka is still spelling. I’d say the track wasn’t in her favour that day in the Guineas and it was probably one too many (races for her),” Lowry said.
“She’s likely to come back in within the next few weeks and we’ll probably aim at some of those staying races in the autumn for the three-year-old fillies.”