This year’s AJC Australian Oaks winner, Absolutely, will now be aimed at the Caulfield Cup during Melbourne’s Spring Racing carnival by trainer Mick Kent.
The three-year-old filly has not raced since she beat race favourite Shamrocker in the Oaks at Randwick on April 16.
Kent said Absolutely has put on weight during her spell and appears primed for her spring campaign.
“She’s come back terrific, she’s put on 50 kilos,” Kent said.
“She was always slight and didn’t really spell well last year but she looks like a horse now.”
The trainer said he will plan a program for Absolutely that involves mares only races and culminates with the Caulfield Cup.
“I’m looking forward to her. We’ll head towards the Caulfield Cup,” Kent said.
“I haven’t actually mapped out a program yet but I’ll stick to the mares races early.
“The Naturalism Stakes and the JRA Cup was the path I was going to take but they are a week closer now because of the AFL grand final being put back a week.
“So I haven’t finalised that part of her program yet.
“But she’s been back in work a month and looks good.”
Absolutely was a maiden before her shock win in the AJC Oaks by an impressive three and a half lengths.