Lofty spring targets await Trelawney Stud graduate Grunt (O'Reilly x Ruqqaya).
Trainer Mick Price produced the colt to win four of his five three-year-old starts, including the Gr.1 Australian Guineas (1600m).
“Grunt was a lightish Kiwi sort of autumn three-year-old,” Price said. “He had a lovely break after the Australian Guineas and he's a magnificent four-year-old now.
“He'll be in those weight-for-age 1400m races. He'll kick off in one of those and then have a weight-for-age programme into the Cox Plate or Caulfield Cup."
Price purchased Grunt in partnership with bloodstock agent Cameron Cooke for $220,000 from Trelawney's 2016 New Zealand Bloodstock Premier draft.