Clarry Conners has decided to bypass the Sydney spring carnival with stakes-winning filly Satin Shoes who is already in Melbourne preparing for her new season return.
The Warwick Farm trainer believes the Melbourne programme offers the right options for Satin Shoes who is set to make her first appearance as a 3-year-old at Caulfield on August 13.
"She is already in Melbourne, she went down on Tuesday," Conners said yesterday. "She'll run in the Quezette Stakes on the 13th and Michael Rodd is going to ride her."
Conners said Satin Shoes would have a jumpout on Wednesday at Geelong in preparation for her return.
Satin Shoes, a A$700,000 yearling, raced five times during her 2-year-old season for three wins and a placing.
Her only unplaced effort was when ninth in the Golden Slipper (1200m) at Rosehill on April 2.
The daughter of Flying Spur won impressively on debut at Randwick in October and then returned in the autumn with wins in the listed Widden Stakes and group two Silver Slipper before finishing second to Elite Falls in the group two Reisling Stakes in her final Golden Slipper lead-up.
Conners was considering the San Domenico Stakes (1100m) at Rosehill for the filly's return but said the Melbourne options fitted in better for the sprinting filly.
The opening leg of the Princess Series, the Silver Shadow Stakes (1200m) at Warwick Farm, is run a week after the San Domenico. Satin Shoes was a scratching from a rescheduled set of barrier trials at Warwick Farm on Friday where talented fillies Pane In The Glass, Anise, Fast And Sexy and Streama were in action.
Craig Williams was in Sydney for his first sit on Pane In The Glass and believes the John Thompson-trained filly has returned in good order.
Pane In The Glass is being aimed at the Princess Series in Sydney.
"I was happy with how she trialled," Williams said of the narrow victory over 800m.
"She began well for her and I thought she trialled well in a slowly run trial. I have seen her before but I'm happy with the way she has come back as a 3-year-old."AAP