Godolphin sprinter Trekking produced an eye-catching Hawkesbury trial on Monday as the well travelled galloper prepares for another interstate assault next month.
The six-year-old is yet to have a race in 2021 after racing at Group 1 level in five different states last year, highlighted by a major win in The Goodwood at Morphettville last May.
The two-time Group 1 winner, and fourth placegetter in last year’s The Everest, ran his rivals off their feet in the trial hit out when scoring by five lengths in a 1000m heat.
Jockey Rachel King put the son of Street Cry on speed and Trekking launched clear of the Jason Coyle-trained St Covet’s Spirit with a further 5-1/2 lengths back to Salsonic.
He clocked the 1000m hit out in exactly a minute.
A big win to @godolphin Group 1 winning sprinter and 2 x Everest runner Trekking in a trial at @hawkesburyrc on Monday from @jcoyleracing pair St Covet's Spirit and Salsonic. @tabcomaupic.twitter.com/9Ko98Ob4vp
“He trialled up beautifully this morning and our intention is to target him at the Group 2 Victory Stakes in Queensland first up,” trainer James Cummings said.
“He has got some lovely Group 1 targets up there and he will be geared up and ready to go when he gets to them.”
The $250,000 Group 2 Victory Stakes is staged on May 1 at Eagle Farm and shapes as a crucial lead up for horses contesting the $1 million Doomben 10,000 a fortnight later.
Trekking is an $11 chance to win the Doomben 10,000 with the Group 1 set to feature TJ Smith Stakes winner Nature Strip and autumn sparring partner Eduardo.
The feature sprint is staged on the same day as Group 1 The Goodwood at Morphettville – a race Trekking won 12 months ago before heading to Queensland to defend his Stradbroke Handicap crown.
Trekking is also $11 in The Goodwood betting while he is also $15 to win his second Stradbroke Handicap later this year.
Meanwhile, Godolphin have nominated three runners for Saturday’s Sydney Autumn Carnival ending Group 1 All Aged Stakes (1400m) at Randwick.
Canterbury Stakes victor Savatiano is joined by Doncaster winner Cascadian and stable favourite Kementari among the 22 horses nominated.
Originally published asGodolphin star sizzles in Hawkesbury hit out
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